THE GIFT OF INFUSED KNOWLEDGE II
GIVEN TO CHRISTINA GALLAGHER
of this knowledge is such that Christina finds it flows spontaneously.
She does not have to consider it: it is part of her awareness as if she
knew it all along. It is first transmitted when she is 'taken over the
by Light', or struck by what is a bolt of light. Christina is permitted
to 'pour forth' this knowledge when stimulated by a question on spirituality
or theology posed by a priest or, indeed, any person. For example, when
asked about the reason why certain prayers made to the saints are answered
and others not, she replies that "the saints through whom we pray, see
us through the Spirit of God. They see, therefore, the soul rather than
the body of each of us. They see what afflicts the soul. They will see
our anguish of heart in so far as it registers in our soul and they will
know if it is a suffering borne through the flesh for the glory of God
or if it is a wound inflicted by sin. Then they will intercede through
the Spirit of God for an outpouring of grace to heal the wound inflicted
by sin, through the appropriate means of reconciliation with God. This
is achieved by God's endless mercy in the outpouring of His grace. For
example, Jesus in sending such an outpouring of grace, may release the
thread of that person's soul to be renewed through a victim soul's and
thus led to conversion. When the soul afflicted by sin responds, it can
be led to a level in life where it will later mature and be a means in
its own turn of uniting with Christ the Ransom, for other souls. God who
in love, desires to draw all to Himself in the Mystical Body of His Son
would expect the newly converted soul to respond out of love and contribute
through suffering to the salvation of others as well as to its own. The
redeemed in heaven, therefore, as well as the souls in Purgatory can be
of great value to the souls still on earth by interceding through the Spirit
of God on their behalf."
Like an Image of God
"Some souls by their
response to grace can be like an image of the Son of God but the more endurance
the soul has taken on through the grace, love and mercy of God in union
with the Holy Spirit, the more the image of Jesus deepens from a reflection
to an imprint in that person's soul. So the deeper the infliction on the
soul through the endurance of the flesh reducing itself to allow the Spirit
of God to grow in the soul, the more the Light and the Spirit of God are
at work to transform that soul. Thus the image of God deepens to an imprint.
The more we respond to the Wisdom of God and the more we obey the Will
of God the more grace we receive. When the Father gazes upon such a soul
He will see the imprint of light through which He can recognize His own
Son. Hence, when Padre Pio speaks of the Sacred Face being our 'ticket
to heaven' he means that if we pray to the Holy Face of Jesus we will be
praying for the merits of the Holy Face of Jesus in order that we may receive
the Wisdom of God and respond to the Will of God and so become an entire
reflection of Jesus before the Father."
Responding to the Grace of God
"In responding to
God's grace, so much depends on the heart. All is won or lost through desire,
the desire of the heart. This is because the heart exercises such a power
over the will through desire.
begins with a thought. It can be fleeting or lasting depending on whether
we dismiss it or dwell on it. Dwelt upon, it can become a desire. When
we have a good desire and act on it we receive God's Spirit in grace. A
bad desire can lead the flesh and the flesh can lead the person into sin
and then even to damnation. Because the flesh is weak, the will can dominate
the flesh and this is why Jesus declared, 'Why do you call Me good? No-one
is good but God alone!'
"He said this
although He knew perfectly well He Himself was God, Son of God, filled
by the Spirit of God. Yet while in the flesh, that is, before His glorification,
Jesus knew the flesh is weakness itself and that the faculties within oneself
can as easily lead the flesh to right or wrong, in either direction. It
is for the same reason of deep mistrust of the flesh through profound knowledge
of its weakness that Jesus also said, 'Do not allow your left hand to know
what your right hand is doing.'
"In other words,
the flesh cannot be trusted. Our vigilance must be constant. We cannot
afford ever to lose guard."
asked about the final hour, Jesus declared that it was known only to the
Father, to show that the flesh is not to be trusted. Although He and the
Father are one, while in the flesh He did not desire to know the final
hour. When He would return to the Father and be united in the Spirit, He
would know as the Father knows it but He was showing us that it is better
for us in the condition of the flesh not to know certain things. We are
better not to know. It keeps us spiritually alert for the flesh will always
be inclined to follow what the world places before it for its own fulfillment.
As Son of God Jesus would have been capable of keeping it to Himself but
He preferred to teach us not to trust the flesh. Besides, Satan can know
what is in our human minds and while in the flesh the contents of Jesus'
mind would be accessible to the devil. So this way the knowledge was also
kept from Satan."
"While Jesus was
'in the flesh' our sins poured out upon Him. This is the anguish He endured.
To somehow describe the horror of His anguish one would have to use a severe
comparison such as boiling water being poured into the human eye. The anguish
was unbearable in His sensitivity of Spirit, in His depth of holiness and
goodness. The anguish of Gethsemane was so overpowering that it seemed
as if not only His Heart but His entire Body was about to burst with the
impact of our sins. The sins of all humanity, since the beginning until
the end of time, oppressed Him. Jesus knew anguish but never anger. Some
conclude that Jesus was angry when He entered the temple and threw out
the traders who were buying and selling. Rather it was anguish in heart
and soul which He experienced for He saw around Him nothing but evil and
darkness in His Father's house and was impelled to throw the offensive
items over. It was anguish at the blindness of those around Him and at
the eagerness with which they were responding to the temptations of evil
Does Satan Know Our Thoughts?
"Each soul, when
it responds to God and to the Will of God, becomes a light. The light of
God illumines the soul. As this light grows the Evil Spirit recognizes
that something good is happening and he tries to extinguish the light.
It is this indicator he follows more so than any knowledge although he
surmises our thoughts and desires through the flesh. He can tempt our mind
and faculties, all to do with the flesh. Because he knows our past falls
he can tempt our weakness through the flesh."
Concerning the Holy Trinity
"The Father and the
Son are one, and the Holy Spirit is the generated love between the Father
and the Son. The Holy Spirit is every desire of the Father and every desire
of the Son united in the one beating Heart of the Godhead. In the harmony
of their desire, the Spirit is generated, yet they are three individuals
Father, Son and Holy Spirit."
The Work of The Spirit
"Through His breathing
upon any soul that He desires the Spirit of God can convey and lavish abundant
graces through one or many of His gifts because the Spirit of God is living
and can give to a soul a renewal or an increase of the Life of God, the
Knowledge of God or the Wisdom of God. The key to the reception of such
outpourings of the Spirit of God is humility in the one who receives. The
greatest gift one can receive from God is love. Humility permits the soul
to receive from God and this humility permits the love of God to grow.
Humility and littleness like that of a child is what draws down God's Spirit
and His gifts. When Jesus asked us to become like little children, He meant
that everyone - even adults - can have the heart of a child. To have a
childlike heart means to have total trust and belief in God just as a child
will trust without being able to understand when told for example by its
father or mother 'You must not do that'. The child looks at the parent
with total trust. God desires we look to Him in faith with the same complete
trust. Once we have heard the word of God, the word of God is Spirit. It
is the breath of God. It should touch and pierce any heart opening the
heart so that it may gain the light and grace of God. If the soul permits
the truth and grace of God thus received to grow, then the soul becomes
luminous and in union with the Will of God.
"If the truth
is preached, undiluted by a priest and without fear, then it is a spear
of fire which will pierce the heart and disturb the conscience of the hearer
and regardless of how much the negative reaction of the flesh and the will
wants to reject what is preached it cannot reject the Truth. The truth
is living; it is the living Breath of God which wants to restore life to
the soul of the person dead in spirit.
"The image of
a tree may help us to understand the life of God which 'is rooted' in our
souls through the redemption. Hearing the truth activates the roots within
the soul even though the flesh wants not to respond.
person hearing the Word, the roots within the soul are activated and make
the heart respond to the Will.
"The heart, however,
may not respond to the grace and desire of God. It may want to follow the
desire of the flesh and may keep resisting the activation of the Spirit
through grace in the soul.
tempt a person in the weakness of the flesh and faculties to reject what
is right and good just as he himself in his pride rebelled against the
goodness of God and declared, 'I will not serve'.
doing this is to quench the reactivation of the soul's roots by the Spirit
of God and if the soul is not in light at the final moment of death the
tree will be uprooted."
RELATIONSHIPS IN HEAVEN
When asked if we will have a special relationship
with our loved ones in heaven, Christina replies,
"In God's way, in the Spirit's way heaven
and earth are entirely different. In the world of the Spirit (in God) we
are all part of the Mystical Body and when we are drawn into the Spirit
of God in heaven we will love the stranger whom we have never met on earth
as we will love God Himself. Do we love one finger better than another
on our human hand? No. Because we need all our fingers. Each of us will
be united in the Spirit of God as the Mystical Body of Christ. Each member
is in light. Each member loves as God loves. Each member desires to glorify
God and God, the Living Light and Breath of the Mystical Body will be glorified
by each soul. Each soul will know as God knows, not as human flesh knows
for the human flesh has a false wisdom. The only wisdom or knowledge in
heaven will be the Wisdom of God, the Light of God, the Love of God. When
Jesus was leaving this earth He asked that we love one another as He had
loved us. The love that endures to heaven is the love that reflects Jesus'
love who laid down His life for us. So we are to sacrifice ourselves for
one another - pray and endure that we may permit God to draw many souls
to Himself through our offering in union with Jesus in an act of love."
What about your mother whom you loved so
dearly on earth?
"We will love, for example, in heaven our
earthly mother as we love anyone else for Jesus asked us to love our neighbor
as ourselves. From the beginning of Our Lady's apparitions, my experience
is that of Our Lady as my true Mother and my earthly family as my friends.
We will know only the love of God among
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