November 28, 2021
Is there is a coming Era of Peace in Jesus? How do the Scriptures of Advent shed a light of hope of our times? And what relevance does it have for our little MDM? Here is one link to read more on this subject: http: www.markmallet.com/blog/rethinking-the-end-times/
- The conception of the Mission of Divine Mercy on January 2001, was also the beginning of a new millennium. Also, in January 2001, St John Paul II published a document called, “At the Beginning of the New Millennium”. Timing was God’s providence.
- Reading St John Paul II’s document, two factors stood out to Fr. John Mary. That there was a sense of mystery to the writings and a sense of hope.
- Three comings of our Lord according to St Bernard: The first coming, He came in our flesh; middle coming, He came in spirit and power; and the final coming, He will be seen in glory and
- References to 1000 years (millennium): 1) in the Book of Revelations, 2) binding of Satan for 1000 years, 3) the martyrs are resurrected, and 4) the reigning with Christ for 1000 years.
- Shrouded mystery: St. Like states that our Blessed Mother had moments when she didn’t understand Jesus’s words, but she didn’t reject them. She pondered them in her heart.
- Scripture states that one day for the Lord is as 1000 years and 1000 years is like one day. Then the 7th millennium would be the great Sabbath day or rest, and era of peace and holiness.
- This 7th millennium sounds like the millennium of unity that St. John Paul II was expecting.
In his words, St. John Paul II says, “To him, who is the goal of history, and the one Savior of the world, the Church and the spirit cry out, Maranatha, Come, Lord Jesus. So let us go forward and hope. A new millennium is opening before the Church, like a vast ocean, upon which we shall venture, relying on the help of Christ, the Son of God who became incarnate 2000 years ago, out of love for humanity is that work, even today, we need the surrounding eyes to see this way, because it does not always appear apparent. But we need discerning eyes to see this, and above all, a generous heart to become the instruments of His work.” He continues later on, “as the Jubilee now comes to a close, it points us to a future of hope.”
It’s a hopeful message, as we continue to hope for heaven, and be realistic about the evil in our world today. And this is a hope to work, to spread His kingdom in our world, that God is calling us to hope and the triumph of His mercy.