Brothers and Sisters…I had to talk with you as I would to people without The Spirit – babes in Christ…You are still not spiritual, because there is jealousy and quarreling among you, this shows that you are not spIritual. You are acting like people of the world.
1 Corinthians 3:1
Spiritual Warfare, a truth of.
through Fr. Chad Ripperger
I can of mine own self do nothing.
|Never doubt. Have no fear. Watch the faintest tremor of fear, |
and stop all work, everything, and rest before Me until you are
joyful and strong again Deal in the same way with all tired feelings.
I was weary too, when on earth, I separated Myself from My Disciples,
sat and rested on the well. Rested, then it was that the Samaritan woman was helped.
Times of withdrawal for rest always precede fresh miracle-working. Learn of Me.
To accept limitations of human flesh is to be subject, except where sin is concerned,
to the same conditions as man. I had to teach renewal of Spirit, force rest of body to My
Disciples. Then, as your Example, I lay with My Head on a pillow, asleep in the boat. It was
not, as they thought, indifference. They cried, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” and I
had to teach them that ceaseless activity was no part of My Father’s plan.When Paul said, “I can
do all things through Christ which strengthens me,” he did not mean that he was to do all things and
then rely on Me to find strength. He meant that for all I told him to do he could rely on My supplying the strength. My Work in the world has been hindered by work, work, work. Many a tireless nervous body has driven a spirit. The Spirit should be the master always, and just as simply and naturally use the body as need should arise. Rest in Me. Do not seek to work for Me. Never make opportunities. Live with Me and for Me. I do the work and I make the opportunities.
And he said, My Presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
I am beside you. Can you not feel My Presence?
Contact with Me is not gained by the senses. Spirit-
consciousness replaces sight. When man sees Me with
his human sight it does not mean of necessity that his spiritual perception is greater. Nay, rather that for that soul I have to span the physical and the spiritual with a spiritual vision clear to human eyes.
Remember this to cheer My disciples who have never seen Me, and yet have had a clear spiritual consciousness of Me.