Know That the Lord Has

Yes Brother Joseph but far too many people are following their own gut or self-fulfilling, self-determination prophesy and seeking recognition from the world and other people; thus minions of the “Ways of The World Beast System,” therefore following the directives of the “father of all lies” which began in the Garden, his world of temptation! Sure many say they are Christians and even many of the current politicians here in America, many of them RINO’s not real traditional conservatives in a conservative party, who are giving lip service to all who foolishly listen to them! But this is all part of playing the game and looking for gain; self-glorification or the life of celebrity, seeking fame, fortune and adulation; this internet is loaded with those sort of persons all seeking the worldly attention they crave; or say an ego boost while not serving anything other than self!

St Paul said in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5: 1-2)   We should love Jesus Christ each waking day with all of our hearts! Keep Him always front and center!

This is all so true and as I see it humility is mandatory for any human being to be worthy of God’s grace; after all He lowed himself from the position and authority of God the Creator of all things seen or unseen; down to here in this fallen world of corruption with its overwhelming sin to save us, through His only Son our Lord Savior and Redeemer Jesus The Christ! In so doing He became one of us to suffer for all of our dirty filthy sins and evils that many people partake of, taking our punishment! If he was willing to do that showing the world such vast infinite love that He offers to us; I think we should be willing to crawl on our faces if required to prove our genuine heartfelt humility!

Accept and receive His most precious gift of Himself the Redemption and New Everlasting Covenant; that He gave Himself his way as the mandatory sacrifice in order to allow us through the Gate to Heaven and be in God’s holy presence!

The Imitation of Christ is a Christian devotional book by Thomas à Kempis, first composed in Latin ca. 1418–1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member.

The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi), first published in 1418 by the German-Dutch monk and scribe, Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, better known as Thomas à Kempis (1380 – 25 July 1471).

“If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.” ― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

“But he who would fully and feelingly understand the words of Christ must study to make his whole life conformable to that of Christ. What doth it avail thee to discourse profoundly of the Trinity if thou be void of humility, and consequently, displeasing to the Trinity? In truth sublime words not make a man holy and just: but a virtuous life maketh him dear to God.”

“Vanity of vanities and all is vanity.” Eccles 1. 2. “Except to love God and serve Him alone. This is the highest wisdom, by despising the world to tend to heavenly kingdoms.”

Often remember that proverb: “the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear filled with hearing.” Eccles 1. 8.

“Study, therefore, to withdraw thy heart from the love of visible things and to turn thyself to things invisible.” My Imitation of Christ.

God bless you.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

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12 thoughts on “Know That the Lord Has”

  1. An absolutely beautiful and true piece Lawrence Morra III. We must aim for humility and Redemption which you have well defined. Nothing we have is from us- even these Words which testify to the Truths of God come from Him. I heard a great sermon on humility once. It explained that true humility involved owning both your true strengths as well as your weaknesses because a strength denied is false humility. So we must know ourselves well and in the Light of Christ. God bless Lawrence. No matter how tough things get, God does the impossible.

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    1. Thank you very much for this thoughtful response and so timely it is! Remarkable that you sent this my Sister, because just this afternoon I’ve been struggling with your latest posting and find something there that is deeply disturbing and must be reconciled as I’m working on it right now and will for hours more if necessary to at least do a good job of explaining my feelings, thoughts and honest perspective. There is so much confusion and massive deception going on in the world as you know, and for example I will say that you and others have advocated at least praying for the current pope or perhaps going as far to say we should be supporting him in what he is doing, and I only see a heretic evil doer in him, who has run slip shod over God’s Church and Holy Words while he has fully engaged in the political beast system as a major player! We are absolutely on the precipice and the forces from darkness are upon the world like never before; as I see this adding up to the End Time and the beast system is in place, while the antichrist is preparing to arrive upon his earthly throne! We all who are faithful must try harder than ever before to not slip up and be the fool and misdirect others, as this hellish Worldwide Cyber Web is doing with multitudes of deluded people! Blind leading the blind on steroids now! I’m trying to put together my best effort to present perhaps as a reblog or at least here as a follow-up! I’m very distressed and stressed physically and mentally in a bad way now.
      God help us to see. Amen.


      1. Dear brother,
        We do not believe Bergoglio is the pope. All you say is true. Yet, we pray that he accepts the Truth of Jesus’ Death on the Cross and all that it is, for us. Praying for him cannot make him a pope, but it can help to try to save his soul so he can never say he did not receive Mercy, prevent the loss of many more souls through him and, through our mitigating prayers, console Jesus and appease God”s anger. The more we pray, the less power the devil has over him and the less the church and souls are damaged. We wrestle with evil for sure! Love is the answer. Love that resembles Our Lord’s Passion. If we cannot show mercy, how can it be shown us? Therefore love your enemy; at least through prayer. 🙏🏻

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      2. “So he can never say he did not receive Mercy.” I quote you for good cause.

        “If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone” (Matthew 4:6). Jesus answered him, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God” (Luke 4:12).

        Satan was trying to take advantage of Christ’s humanity and kindness as I see it just like the many evildoers have done to the American Way of self-governance and used its strengths for weakness and sin; a perversion, a turning of it inside out!

        We are saved by grace through faith but that requires remaining in the path of obedience. Jesus demonstrated this while having perfect trust in His Father he would not knowingly place Himself in a circumstance or predicament to seek Divine Providence to force God’s grace and mercy which He does provide through the salvation; as though some game. In other words it’s not some game or let’s see what we can get to happen and test the Father which much of civilization is doing right now in spades, I mean look around where don’t we see the many deceptions and false facades or the outright lack of human respect and decency, nothing is held sacred on many fronts being pushed to the limit; as I mentioned with regard to the current administration as an example; all of which will bring God’s wrath with certainty! Was Sodom and Gomorrah a joke or just some out of context story? It is all relevant today and actually exponentially more so as we are in the generationally speaking extremely wayward time! In Germany some nut case is proposing 30,000 per year human factory farming where all the human babies will be produced in vats with digital apps that the parents can check in on their baby with, and as well determine eye color and other physical attributes before the baby is fully cooked! What could possibly go wrong or be used for evil purposes with this!

        Yes I say Sodom and Gomorrah is a nursery rhyme fable compared to this evil generation now! And Satan is having his hour in glory with the likes of Bergoglio fanning the flames of hell within God’s beloved Church; that is an “abomination,” I won’t partake of that at all and will not show any respect or concern for that human devil promoting and facilitating this grave transgression! I wrote to him early on in his appointment of debauchery before I was aware of all this subversion and I opened up with some very personal and political information, all of which I had been attacked with over several years because of my political stance in some big money making, power monger matters locally, and I was then set-up and attacked further which demonstrated that Bergoglio and evil dark forces are at work in the Vatican; as well they are throughout the earth now, making him connected to such even in my locale that tried to destroy me!

        There comes a point where this all about love feature of Christianity becomes “sympathy for the devil” and that can never be allowed or should it be advocated in any way, because then one is partaking of that most heinous evil derived from Satan willingly! We must always do our best to discern and also as Jesus does, look to separate the goats from the lambs, not comingle them say like the Current out of control US Government Administration is doing with forcing Drag Queens and non- binary madness upon grade school children to groom them as future perverts and derelicts, I say even more antichrist people! No there is far too much shocking and evil behavior running rampant throughout civilization already because “foolish people” have let their guard down and accepted the “far left mantra of tolerance and acceptance is paramount!” No it is not; because there is a set order to things God created and for humans to think they can override that natural order “He established” is blasphemy and may very well be an abomination in some instances; so take care in where you drive this point and be weary not to help the negative to propagate as it has in the Church under Bergoglio, whom I don’t pray for at all being the evil transgressor and disruptor he is! He has undermined and attacked that which I hold sacred, so he is no friend but a foe and I know how to handle my foes; I did it alone with Christ in the court system when nobody cared, say but for my own mother and a couple of saintly souls God sent to me!

        “Vanity of vanities and all is vanity.” Eccles 1. 2. “Except to love God and serve Him alone. This is the highest wisdom, by despising the world to tend to heavenly kingdoms.”

        I can’t be achieving that higher calling if I fragment my devotion between loving God and loving fools who care not to change or actually love evil! I’ve grown through hardship and specific circumstance to despise this world, and many of the man-made trappings in it; its garbage and filth! I do hate it!

        How many in this saturated materialistic selfish world are of this cause?

        Matthew 19:21 (expanded) Jesus answered him, “If you wish to be perfect [that is, have the spiritual maturity that accompanies godly character with no moral or ethical deficiencies], go and sell what you have and give [the money] to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me [becoming My disciple, believing and trusting in Me and walking the same path of life that I walk].”

        Sorry to have to say that the majority of human beings are of the opposite mindset now!

        Thank you for your thoughts and may you go in peace with God’s mercy always!

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      3. Oh yes what you say is so true! The world or humanity in particular is a damned mess and only getting worse by the hour! I just thought of an essay I wrote a while back that featured the Bob Dylan classic “All Along the Watchtower,” actually I featured it 3 different times; which when he wrote it all those years ago I know he was divinely inspired, perhaps as a warning then to civilization, some portend of things to come or it was meant to ring true at some future point, like now. I’ve heard that Dylan was reading Scripture intently during that period in 1967 when he wrote that song while recuperating from a motorcycle accident.

        Look at how blatant and over the top paganism/secularism with all manner of vile perversion is hoisted up in many camps these days, promoting an ungodly departure from humanity toward outright abomination and hierarchies like this current pretender pope has instilled in the Church!

        Yes Sister I could see how frail our Pope Benedict the XVI has been and I also sensed that the vultures were waiting to pounce; the AC and his followers are so decadent in their blood lust now screaming to devour souls!

        But in all of this you are correct that Forgiveness is a Great Virtue! Think of what a world would be like, this world or any world without it; and how certainly there would be no “Christ’s Passion” from the eternal Creator, but only a continuous hell!

        Esther 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time, liberation and rescue will arise for the Jews from another place, and you and your father’s house will perish [since you did not help when you had the chance]. And who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this [and for this very purpose]?”

        God bless you and yours.
        Happy New Year by God’s Truth!
        Brother in Christ Jesus,

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      4. Hi Dear Sister in Christ Jesus!

        Thank you very much for remembering me and your gracious thoughts and prayers!

        Bittersweet Truth you refer to as I see it, as we now head into calamitous earth shattering times for mankind and all of God’s creatures! I’ve received many messages in my own personal sphere of reference starting December 2021 when a great saintly priest who performed a most beautiful Latin Mass each Sunday left us quickly; they say due to the covid lie (deception). But now this past week just before New Year’s Eve I lost my companion dog that I saved from an imminent termination when only 16 months old and I had her with me through all my worst trials over the last 16 years! One night recently I awoke to her in her sickly deteriorating condition and I know she had been touched by God, as she made gentle little sounds to wake me which was a chance to let me know her inner most appreciation as she would be leaving me soon. Many other situations have come up lately which convinces me that the hard truth is racing toward humanity now like never before! If we are people of faith we always were aware of this from Holy Scriptures but for generations it wasn’t ever as close to that appointed time than it is now; the passing of our Pope Benedict XVI to me is the major turning point as the heretic is now the only one the Church can turn to!

        I call it bittersweet because it will be very sad what comes upon this world as the most evil persons are elated in their perceived power being intoxicated and deranged in it, not caring at all how many suffer due to their actions or inaction’s! But alas God’s appointed time is coming to finalize His plan to “Save” those who wish to be, in this generation and all previous ones.

        2 Timothy 1:6-8 “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. 8So do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me, His prisoner. Instead, join me in suffering for the gospel by the power of God.”

        We can rest assured in our faith by His promise and His gift of redemption that we are so very loved by Him our Lord and Savior; who will not allow us to be lost! Amen.

        God bless you and yours! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

        Brother in Christ Jesus,


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