By Philip Illsley
We are all of us today in the midst of a spiritual war. This is a war that affects each and everyone of us, it's in all our lives, it's in every country, it's in every nation and nationality. It's a battle between good and evil, it's a battle between the light and the darkness. On one side you have those of us Who have taken the right road, the road that leads to God, those of us who believe in Jesus Christ as an eternal destination to the blessed homeland of heaven. On the other side you have those who have taken the wrong road the road that leads to perdition and to hell. Those who have fallen away from their faith and who wittingly or unwittingly support the works of an actual supernatural entity called Satan. Right now in the world it seems that the darkness is winning because evil is rising like never before. Because mankind has turned its back on God, and become very cold and hostile. We see this evil in the rate of conflicts that are raging throughout this world.
We see this evil in the crime rate, we see this evil in the murder rate, we see the evil in the rate of abortions and in the divorce rate. Every day evil finds its way into the news, we are all of us under its assault. It causes anxiety and depression, it plagues us all with confusion and doubts, It causes divisions in our families, and it will simply overwhelm us all if we don't do something about it. The good news is that Our Lady shows us the way out at Medjugorje, She gives us our weapon against our Goliath - Satan. She gives us our 5 stones to defeat our Goliath - Satan.
1) The first stone She gives us is Daily Prayer Pray with the heart - The Rosary in daily prayer we give God our time. He gives us His understanding, His Love, He gives us His grace and His Light. His Light enables us to stay on the right road, the road that leads to God. His grace enables us to cope with all that this world throws at us, all the pain, all the suffering, all the trials, all the crisis, we all face in our daily lives, His grace enables us to cope with it all.
Time spent with God in Daily Prayer is never a waste of time, it is a time of grace, it is a time of blessings, it is a time with God. The man & the woman who prays, they speak with God, The man & the woman who prays they see God, The man & the woman who prays, they Love God. Blessed is that man & that woman, they are prophets whom we all desire to be near. Their life is the image of God's great light, and they are a light to all who are walking in darkness in this world which knows only hatred and envy. Do you want to become the light of GOD? - Then you must be faithful to your daily prayers. It is the KEY to vitality with your life in GOD. Without daily prayer our faith and our life will die, If we are constant in our daily prayers then our love for GOD will increase and your hearts will know true joy and peace such as this world cannot give. THEN YOU WILL be the light of GOD, to all who are walking in darkness.
2) The 2nd Stone Our Lady gives us in Medjugorje is The Eucharist. Go to the Holy Mass She says more than just one day a week. More than just our Sunday observance. When we receive the Eucharist we are receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, food and drink for our immortal souls, this again enables to us cope with all that this world throws at us, and spend time in Eucharistic Devotion. Most Parishes today have at least 1 hour a week of Eucharistic Devotion.
3) The 3rd Stone Our Lady gives us in Medjugorje is the Holy Bible.
Mary Says: Place the Holy Bible in a prominent position in your homes so all who enter your homes can see it, but more importantly read the holy scripture daily.
4) The 4th Stone Our Lady Gives us at Medjugorje is Fasting. Mary asks us:
To fast two days a week on Bread and water on Wednesdays & Fridays. She tells us we have forgotten The Power of Prayer and Fasting. Through Prayer and Fasting Mary Tells us we can stop wars and suspend the laws of nature.
5) The 5th Stone Our Lady Gives us at Medjugorje is Monthly Confession. Mary Tells us: that the West will only be renewed through monthly confession. Jesus Her Son tells us that confession is the tribunal of His Mercy, there the Greatest Miracles take place miracles of conversion.
When we do these five things, our Lady asks for at Medjugorje in reality we have done very little but we will have done everything...
Becaues when we have these 5 Stones WE ARE INVINCIBLE!! - WE CANNOT BE DEFEATED BY SATAN!!
And when we carry these 5 stones we can all of us go forward and Defeat Satan.