ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK
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Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you…
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father
give good things to those who ask him.
LATELY, I’ve had to really focus on taking my own advice. I wrote some time ago that, the closer we get to the Eye of this Great Storm, the more we need to focus on Jesus. For the winds of this diabolical tempest are winds of confusion, fear, and lies. We will be blinded if we try to stare into them, decipher them — as much as one would be if he tried to stare down a Category 5 hurricane. The daily images, headlines, and messaging are being presented to you as “news”. They are not. This is Satan’s playground now — carefully crafted psychological warfare on humanity directed by the “father of lies” to prepare the way for the Great Reset and Fourth Industrial Revolution: a completely controlled, digitized, and godless world order.
So, that’s the devil’s plans. But here’s God’s:
Ah, my daughter, the creature always races more into evil. How many machinations of ruin they are preparing! They will go so far as to exhaust themselves in evil. But while they occupy themselves in going their way, I will occupy Myself with the completion and fulfillment of My Fiat Voluntas Tua (“Thy will be done”) so that My Will reign on earth — but in an all-new manner. Ah yes, I want to confound man in Love! Therefore, be attentive. I want you with Me to prepare this Era of Celestial and Divine Love… —Jesus to Servant of God, Luisa Piccarreta, Manuscripts, Feb 8th, 1921; excerpt from The Splendor of Creation, Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi, p.80
In other words, Jesus is preparing His Bride for the Kingdom of the Divine Will to descend upon His Church. It is the white bridal garment spoken of in Revelation 7:14 and 19:8. It is the sanctity of sanctities, prepared for this generation, as the final act in the Divine Play of Creation and the Redemption of mankind.
To read through the 36 volumes of the messages dictated to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta is to delve into the science of the Divine Will. Jesus has taken the invocation of the “Our Father” and exploded it into a million fragments of light. The insights are pure gold. They are the map to the future of the Church and the world. They more deeply unlock the entire mystery of salvation and the order, place, and purpose for which every person was created. It is these writings — not United Nations charters and goals — that ought to occupy every bishop and layman at this hour.
Many of you may still be wondering what it means to have the “gift of living in the Divine Will.” I continue to read, meditate upon and understand this myself. What is clear is that The Gift is reserved for these times. Second, it is given in proportion to those who Ask, Knock, and Seek it…
Whether you comprehend the science of the Divine Will or not, simply, ask God for it. To ask is to desire.
While I was thinking about the Holy Divine Will, my sweet Jesus said to me: “My daughter, to enter into My Will… the creature does nothing other than remove the pebble of her will… This is because the pebble of her will impedes My Will from flowing in her… But if the soul removes the pebble of her will, in that same instant she flows in Me, and I in her. She discovers all of My goods at her disposition: light, strength, help and all that she desires… It is enough that she desires it, and everything is done!” —Jesus to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, Volume 12, February 16th, 1921
Just as the Apostles desired and received the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost without fully understanding it, so too, the Father desires most of all a disposition to receive it. And to help us with this, Jesus has given us His Mother once again to assist us, just as she was present with the Apostles in the Upper Room.
In order to satisfy My ardent sighs and put an end to my weeping, she will love you as her true children by traveling to people throughout the world to dispose and prepare them to receive the dominion of the Kingdom of My Will. She was the one who prepared mankind for Me so that I could descend from heaven to earth. And now I am entrusting to her — to her maternal love — the task of disposing souls to receive such a great gift. So please listen closely to what I wish to tell you. I beg you, My children, to read very attentively these pages that I have set before you. If you will do this, you will acquire the desire to live in My Will, and I will be standing right beside you when you read, touching your mind and your heart, so that you may understand what you read and truly desire the gift of My Divine ‘Fiat’. —Jesus to Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta, from the “Three Appeals”, Divine Will Prayer Book, pp. 3-4
Be childlike. Ask the Lord from the heart:
Lord Jesus, you taught us to pray: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” Lord, I don’t know what that looks like; all I know is that I desire that You accomplish this in me. I give you my permission, my fiat: May it be done to me according to your word.
Jesus tells us that we should not only ask, but seek. Throughout Luisa’s writings, Jesus often says that He has revealed the knowledge of His Divine Will precisely so that it may be known. And the more we know it, the greater and more varied the graces He bestows upon us.
Every time I speak to you about my Will and you acquire new understanding and knowledge, your act in my Will receives more value and you acquire more immense riches… Therefore, the more you know my Will, the more your act will acquire value. Oh, if you knew what seas of graces I open between you and Me every time I speak to you about the effects of my Will, you would die of joy and would make feast, as if you had acquired new reigns to dominate!—Volume 13, August 25th, 1921
The Lord wants us to seek the daily bread of knowledge of the Divine Will.
…It yearns to be known in order to bring Its life and fulfillment to the works of Its creatures; more so, since I am preparing great events — sorrowful and prosperous; chastisements and graces; unforeseen and unexpected wars — everything in order to dispose them to receive the good of the knowledges of my Fiat… With these knowledges I am preparing the renewal and the restoration of the human family. —March 19th, 1928, Volume 24
Simply read a message or two each day from Luisa’s diaries, which Jesus commanded her to write under obedience. If you don’t own them, you can find them online here or in an single-volume here. (Note: the critical edition of Luisa’s writings has not yet been released). This knowledge is part of the mysterious plan of God unfolding in our time…
…until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ… (Ephesians 4:13)
Last, we knock upon the door of the Divine Will so that its riches may be opened to us by simply living in it (see How to Live in the Divine Will). I truly believe that those of you reading these words are being invited to the Upper Room to receive a special new outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Gift of Living in the Divine Will (see The Coming Descent of the Divine Will). Not everyone in Jerusalem received the flaming tongues of grace that day — only those disciples gathered with Our Lady in the Upper Room. So, too, only a handful of soldiers followed Gideon and were given a flaming torch as they surrounded the armies of Midian (see The New Gideon). I am in no way suggesting a kind of gnostic grace reserved for only a few. Rather, God has to start somewhere! Later that day on Pentecost, 3000 were saved; and eventually, the other soldiers rejoined Gideon. Still, I think those who are faithful and preparing now are going to be privlieged in a certain way to love and serve others with the knowledge of these gifts. Here again is a “now word” I sensed Our Lady speak some time ago…
Little ones, do not think that because you, the remnant, are small in number means that you are special. Rather, you are chosen. You are chosen to bring the Good News to the world at the appointed hour. This is the Triumph for which my Heart awaits with great anticipation. All is set now. All is in motion. The hand of my Son is ready to move in the most sovereign way. Pay careful attention to my voice. I am preparing you, my little ones, for this Great Hour of Mercy. Jesus is coming, coming as Light, to awaken souls steeped in darkness. For the darkness is great, but the Light is far greater. When Jesus comes, much will come to light, and the darkness will be scattered. It is then that you will be sent, like the Apostles of old, to gather souls into my Motherly garments. Wait. All is ready. Watch and pray. Never lose hope, for God loves everyone. — February 23rd, 2008; see Hope is Dawning
Small is the number of those who understand and follow me… —Our Lady to Mirjana, May 2nd, 2014
Many are invited, but few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14)
And so, we must really take our personal conversion seriously. We must really, truly repent. You know you’re really penitent when it hurts because the cross is an actual death to self. We must truly fix our eyes on Heaven and float, as it were, above the earth. In other words, let us be free!
For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
Let us be free to sail on the winds of the Holy Spirit that have already begun to blow — now, as winds of purification, but then, as winds of “renewal and restoration.” And so, ask Jesus today for this Gift. Seek knowledge of it by reading the messages. And knock upon the door of God’s treasures by denying your human will and living completely, each moment, in the Divine Will as attentively and faithfully as you can.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. (Matt 6:19-21, 33-34)
In this way, your heavenly Father, who desires to give good things to those who ask Him, can pour every spiritual blessing upon you.
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