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The Law concerning the Altar

22 The Lord said to Moses: Thus you shall say to the Israelites: “You have seen for yourselves that I spoke with you from heaven… 24 You need make for Me only an altar of earth and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your offerings of well-being, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you… You shall not go up by steps to My altar, so that your nakedness (other versions mention parts of the body) may not be exposed on it.” (Ex.20.)

Whether serving on the altar or approaching it with gifts or for Holy Communion, etc.; whether young or old, many places have allowed nauseating compromise, and you can’t but feel offended to participate in certain liturgies now. God’s Word does not change if His power and presence should be felt.

Fr. Ignatius Mary TMTJ (cmdorg.org)

IMPORTANT CALL FOR (NEW) PENTECOST 2024 PREPARATION

I write this because of the preparation for Pentecost of 2024, which should involve everyone in an unusual way as everyone in the universe is spiritually connected to Jerusalem. We are about stepping into a universal number (76) manifesting an important mystery. Kindly understand that the symbols you will read in the paragraphs below are self-evident to commonsense (do not say it’s too long, remember the words of Elbert Hubbard “How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.” It was even intriguing as a Bishop wrote few days ago, “I felt in my spirit that there is something new and unique that God wants to give…through Mater Domini Community (CMD) in our time. “Behold I will do a new thing; now, it shall spring forth, a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. I don’t want our diocese of…to miss this special gift of the Holy Spirit in our time” (written and signed by a sitting Bishop on 3/26/24.) This citation below was placed within me at the beginning of this invitation,

“By what route shall we attack?” he asked…But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire of the Lord?” …While the harpist was playing, the hand of the Lord came on Elisha 16 and he said, “This is what the Lord says: I will fill this valley with pools of water…The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was—water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water” (2 Kg.3)

The scenario above was a distress that befall the people of God and many nations; they were busy doing many things to resolve it and saw that it escalated even more. Then, they sought help from God by turning to hear His own word that contained the solution (not deceitful words.) Our own time is not different from what we have seen as God’s ways do not change.

While leaving Netanya for the visit to Caesarea Maritima in Israel (2023), the words that were placed within me were uttered. And after some days, while the whole group stood on Mount Olive (with many other persons coming to hear what I was saying) similar words were uttered about a New Pentecost coming but heralded by what is going on in the universe now. By the time those words were uttered in 2023, the situation had not begun. Some of the persons who heard those words in Israel stated few days ago (3/10/24), when an event brough us together “you said it.” The emphasis should not be on the messenger (nor anyone calling himself a prophet) but the relevance of the message as the Lord does not leave any generation without providential help (and the message should not be concealed because of critics who have no idea of divine purposes.) Many who have read the Appointed Time, which was published after the 2023 pilgrimage to Israel, understand that the current situation in Jerusalem was written a few months before it started. In one of the sections of the book, Appointed Time, we noted,

“The Divine Will that planned our 2023 trip to Israel, has also set a beginning in motion…We have also written about the significance of other numbers that the Lord brought to our attention while writing the previous books; numbers like 5, 7. 8, 76, etc. Before going to Israel, we had written the significant rebuilding of Templo Expiatorio a Cristo Guadalupe in 1976 (please see in the “Divine Cycle of Love, Peace, and Light) …While we were in Israel preparations were going for the 75th anniversary and as of the time of writing the introduction to this book detailing our 2023 pilgrimage, Israel is in the journey to the 76th year. Kindly understand the significance of the symbolisms of these books; we are not just reporting numbers and symbolism, but a new era upon the universe. We have described this symbol of 76 with entering into peace, rest, and abundance. In the Golden Era, we have written about the symbol of 75/76 and the reunion of Jacob’s family, “seventy-five in all” (Acts 7:13-14) and (76, with Joseph when they reunited at Goshen as recorded in Genesis 42.) In the Golden Era, the same symbol (Hebdomḗkonta) has been discussed in relation to the peace and serenity after storm-tossed unrest, “We were in all 276 persons in the ship…And so it was that all were brought safely to land” (Acts 27.)

Providentially too, while writing, in 2023, on the 75th anniversary of Israel, I received this news notification, “Catholic statue that has traveled the globe for 75 years to stop at 13 N.J. churches (nj.com • 4/27/23 NJ New Jersey USA) This image concretely depicted the 1917 apparition of Fatima where the Daughter of Zion announced the coming era of peace.” [Our Lady of Fatima Appeared on the 13th of Each Month. Why the 13th?| National Catholic Register (ncregister.com)]

Many have not understood the significance of 13 in Fatima in the coming together of delegates from 13 colonies in 1776 to announce the foundation of a new world (pejoratively New Jerusalem, “The Puritans saw themselves as the builders of the New Jerusalem on earth. This idea was foundational to American nationalism, New Jerusalem – Wikipedia), an epitome of government under God, a true independence and freedom of from oppression (and this was the true democracy, which is grimly eclipsed, intended for impacting the universe.)  In the same book, I noted the establishment of Imo State (Nigeria) in 1976 where the community (CMD, Mater Domini Community) with this message on New Pentecost was birthed (CMD’s branch in America is headquartered in New Jersey. Jersey means Caesarea and I ponder the words uttered in Caesarea Israel; CMD’s religious/clerical branch started in 2013.) I say this because of the approaching 76th anniversary of Israel (1948-2024), whose CenterPoint is Jerusalem. I say this because of the book on New Pentecost (the postscript in Vol.2, must-see, https://a.co/d/6nCJStA) that we announced few months ago, ending universal spiritual and material drought with the description, “May the flowing river of the New Pentecost flow into all hearts and entire creation in the details of this book…refreshing, restoring, and renewing every heart in the unprecedented manifest reign of Christ the King… in the ceaseless flowing river of abundant love, peace, and light…the era of blissful universal harmony, an end to cultures of death and war…the integral unification of all human race and special intimacy between humans and God, each person and God, in a way comparable only to the pleasant light-filled era before the fall from Divine Will, fulfilling the words, “Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

The civilization of Love in the labyrinth of Guadalupe. And it amazed while writing this invitation for 2024 Pentecost preparation to read these words today from 2 Kg.3, “And the land was filled with water.”

The preparation begins on 4/1/24, there is rebirth and renewal in the number 8 as engraved in the approximate 8 weeks (50 days) preparation. In the next few days, we will send out the prayers and themes to be meditated and discussed for every week. See also updates on cmdorg.org.

In the Solemn Eucharist Day,

Fr. Ignatius Mary (cmdorg.org  TMTJ

Disposition for Good Beginning of the Year

These words of the Psalmist at the Mass this morning were striking, “Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. Blessed the people who know the joyful shout; in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk. At your name they rejoice all the day,”

What if somewhere decides after reading this to have this disposition all the days of this year. I have no doubt that the person will have a great turnaround before God and human beings at the end of this 2024. In the past, many use to talk about New Year’s resolutions. As I behold persons today in different places, there seem to be exhausted approach to life. Let us remember always that life is still precious and beautiful. We have many things to be thankful. I was listening to a lady narrate what happened to her, and her resolution impacted me as well. She was in the hospital and had to use the oxygen mask for some time. When she recovered, the charge in her hospital bill for oxygen astounded her. She mentioned that she began to be more thankful to God for all that she has been using with no consciousness of gratitude. Be grateful also to persons around you.

How many persons warm themselves under the sun and forget that the cost of solar panel and energy inverter is not commonly affordable? How many enjoy fresh air and forget that oxygen is costly. In this year, and always, “Let all who have breadth praise the Lord!” (Ps.150:6.) And do it every day please; you will experience a significant turnaround in your relationship with God and human beings, you will no longer feel isolated, persons will be drawn towards you. I make this promise trusting the Lord God almighty, Who makes things happen, not by myself, an ant, before His Majesty. In the same spirit I beg that my previous testimonies be received; I dread that anyone’s attention be focused on a minute tool used than the Lord Himself without Whom the tool is useless.

2nd Resolution: These words of the Lauds (morning prayer of today 1/12/24) also struck my heart, and they can become someone’s New Year’s resolution, “Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you. And do not make God’s Holy Spirit sad; for the Spirit is God’s mark of ownership on you, a guarantee that the Day will come when God will set you free. Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ” (Eph.4:29:32.)Fr. Ignatius of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (cmdorg.org) TMTJ

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