Katya Rivas: Men of Little Faith
The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
The Door to Heaven - Extracts
A teaching for Man,
about his weaknesses,
limits and reach.
Spanish Editions: 1996 and 1998
English Edition 1.1 - July 1999
The Door to Heaven – Extract No. DH-74
Men of Little Faith
Beloved one, sweetness of your God, I am here. Let us begin with a reflection: Do not be impatient, but go at My pace a minute at a time. Do not think about tomorrow or yesterday, or of things that are going or not going to happen. Do not waste your energy on analyzing or trying to seek direction in your lives. Trust in Me and I will take care of you.
You say: I trust, but the Lord helps those who help themselves. Today I tell you to surrender and to trust in Me. You are afraid to let Me care for you because the way in which I want to take care of you does not agree with the way in which you want Me to. Men of little faith! If you surrendered to Me and directed your lives towards My loving Peace, you would never need to discern or choose a certain course of action to help yourselves, since I will concern Myself with ensuring your safety and peace. But fear the changes that I will place before you.
If you would place, like the poor widow in the Gospel, all your safety, possessions and your fortune at My service, you would never want for anything. But no, you spend your lives bargaining for your alms; calculating what will give you more profit, and where mathematical calculations and financial interests exist, I am not your God; your God is money, your God is comfort, your God is calculation, your God is the master of the world...
Later on, at dawn on the 27th:
Let us go back to the topic of prayer. Do you know the story of Joroboan? He was an impious man who cursed a brave Prophet who had told him of his wickedness. He wanted to strike the Prophet and his hand shriveled up. Then he begged the King to ask God to give him back the use of his shriveled hand. Many Christians are like that, they beg to be freed from problems, sickness, tribulations, but they do not beg to receive the grace of not sinning and of being converted... Sin is an instrument of debt that you sign against yourselves!
What should I do? Heed the entreaties of those who beg to be released from sorrow, but not forgiven their sins? How can We care about your prayers, fasts, alms if you do not want to change your lives? Read 2 Maccabees 9,13.
When the enemy is inside the walls, the city runs the risk of falling into his power. First cast out from your souls the enemy that torments you. Then, beg for My Mercy to free you from sin. And I want to make it clear that, in the supposed growth of some of you, sin can be all those "little things" that make you uncomfortable. Sin might be something that you consider a "skill" or a charm... Remember that you can deceive each other, but not Me...
EDITOR’S NOTE: Through the rest of 2002, Scoop will be publishing a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic Church for several books she says she was instructed to write by Jesus Christ, Mary and various Angels. Scoop’s extract, above, comes from Rivas’s book “The Door to Heaven”. In 1999 Katya Rivas was the subject of a top-rating documentary show hosted by Mike Willessee (see Scoop TV review - Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World and Scoop Images ). More recently Rivas says she was instructed by Jesus to have her books translated and published on the internet with the intention of having the books distributed to as wide an audience as possible. Several of the books can now be read online at http://www.greatcrusade.org/, and more are coming soon.
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