Together with purification and deification, illumination is “the reception of an understanding of the Godhead” (Dionysus the Aeropagite, CH VII.3.209C).
The illumination of conscience is a grace of mercy given by God the Father and a process whereby one sees everything they did or did not do, said or did not say, throughout their life in the light of the truth who is Christ; and all those sins which were not absolved (not recalled by God anymore) through the sacrament of reconciliation. (more…)
“Let God arise, let His foes be scattered. Let those who hate Him flee before Him. As smoke is blown away, so will they be blown away; like wax that melts before the fire, so the wicked shall perish at the presence of God. But the just shall rejoice at the presence of God, they shall exult and dance for joy. O sing to Yahweh, play music to His name, make a highway for Him who rides on the clouds. Rejoice (more…)
“Why, O God, have You cast us off for ever? Why blaze with anger at the sheep of Your pasture? Remember Your people whom You chose long ago, the tribe You redeemed to be Your own possession, the mountain of Zion where You made Your dwelling. Turn Your steps to these places that are utterly ruined! The enemy has laid waste the whole of the sanctuary. Your foes have made uproar (more…)
“I shall send My two witnesses to prophesy for those twelve hundred and sixty days, wearing sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two lamps that stand before the Lord of the world. Fire can come from their mouths and consume their enemies if anyone tries to harm them; and if anybody does try to harm them he will certainly be killed in this way. They are able to lock up the sky so that (more…)
At the time of the first Passover, God the Father hardened the hearts of Pharaoh and the Egyptians so He could manifest His power and glory, during the liberation and exodus of His firstborn, Israel. Now at time of the third Passover, so has God our Father again hardened the hearts of those who are wilfully adamant in not wanting to know Him and have chosen the father of lies as their master, in order to manifest Himself once again in the entirety of His power, glory and majesty.
“Therefore God sends on them a power that deludes people so that they believe what is false, and so that those who do not believe the truth and take their pleasure in wickedness may all be condemned” (2 Thes 2:11-12).
“They are coming against us in full-blown insolence and lawlessness to destroy us, our wives and our children, and to plunder us; but we are fighting for our lives and our laws, and He will crush them before our eyes; do not be afraid of them” (1 Mc 3:20-22).
“O Jerusalem, the holy city, He will afflict you for the deeds of your sons, but again He will show mercy to the sons of the righteous. Give thanks worthily to the Lord and praise the King of the ages, that His tent may be raised for you again with joy. May He cheer those within you who are captives and love those within you who are distressed. Many nations will come from afar to the Name of the L (more…)
“As soon as the devil found himself thrown down to the earth, he sprang in pursuit of the woman, the mother of the male child, but she was given a huge pair of eagle’s wings to fly away from the serpent into the desert, to the place where she was to be looked after for a year, and twice a year and half a year. So the serpent vomited water from his mouth, like a river, after the woman, to sweep her away (more…)
“Should Edom say, ‘We have been struck down but we will rebuild our ruins,’ this is the reply of HaShem of hosts: Let them build! I will pull down. They shall be known as Unholy Land and Nation-with-which-the-Lord-is-angry-for-ever. Your eyes are going to see this . . . The son honors his father, the slave respects his master. If I am indeed Father, where is My honor? If I am indeed Master, (more…)
“‘I turn again in compassion to Jerusalem; My Temple there shall be rebuilt’ – it is HaShem of hosts who speaks . . . ‘My cities are once more going to be very prosperous. The Lord will again take pity on Zion, again make Jerusalem His very own'” (Zech 2:3-4).
“‘Is this a time for you to live in your paneled houses, when this House lies waste?’ So now HaShem of hosts said, ‘Consider your ways. You have sown much but brought in little, you eat but do not have enough; you drink but are not filled with drink, you clothe yourselves but none of you are warm. He who earns wages earns them for a bag full of holes. So go to the hill country, bring wood and (more…)
The heresy of Pe’or is being repeated in our times, to capture into bondage the souls of as many people as possible through mortal sin – sin which severs our relationship with God and kills the divine life, grace, in the soul. Read about the heresy of Pe’or thoroughly, so that you will know and understand how it is being presently re-enacted and what follows.
“Behold, a day is coming for Hashem when the spoil taken from you will be divided up in your midst. For I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for the war; the city shall be captured, the houses will be pillaged and the women will be violated; half of the city will go out into exile, but the rest of the people will not be eliminated from the city. Then Hashem will go out and wage war with those nations, (more…)
“Behold, I send My messenger to prepare the way before Me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of His coming and who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiners’ fire and like fuller’s soap; He will sit as a refiner and purifier (more…)
“For in the last days false prophets and seducers shall be multiplied, and the sheep shall be turned into wolves, and love shall be turned into hate; and because iniquity aboundeth they shall hate each other, and persecute each other, and deliver each other up; and then shall the Deceiver of the world appear as the Son of God, and shall do signs and wonders, and the earth shall be delivered into (more…)
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see visions. Even upon the servants in those days, I will pour out My Spirit.” (more…)
The cleansing, the purification of the earth, that will soon ensue in its fullness through the Great Chastisement, will take place in our midst through fire, water and blood for a specific reason. This reason is that “there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one” (1 Jn 5:8).
Why we need, both individually and as a people, the Purification and Illumination that are coming
We cannot acquire true love for God the Father and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, as He so profoundly and longstandingly desires us to do, unless the heart of our souls (the nous) has first been purified and illuminated. This because it is precisely the heart of the soul that “is (more…)
“It will be a great struggle at that time, especially for the faithful, when the serpent himself with great authority will perform signs and miracles . . . show himself like unto God in fearful apparitions, shall fly in the air, and all the demons, like angels, will ascend before the tormentor. For he will cry out with power, changing his appearance and extremely frightening people . . . One will quickly (more…)
“When the son of perdition has drawn to his purpose the whole world, Enoch and Elijah shall be sent to refute the evil one by a question filled with mildness. Coming to him, these holy men, that they may expose the son of perdition before the multitudes round about him, will say: ‘If you are God, show us what we now ask of you. In what place do the men of old, Enoch and Elijah, lie hidden?’ Then (more…)
“The Antichrist will begin to seal people with his seal as if in order by this sign to save them from woes. Many will die on the roads. People will become like birds of prey hurling themselves on rotting matter. They will devour the bodies of the dead. But of what kind will be the people who will devour the dead? Those who are sealed with the seal of the Antichrist. Christians, even though (more…)