August 22, 2019

Knowledge of the Divine

To ascend toward God: Learn to 1) Know, 2) Fear, 3) Seek, 4) Serve), 5) Praise, 6) Enjoy; God

Following 100 years from “the Great Disobedience” (‘Reformation Schism’) whose sole goal IS direct opposition to Catholics and Rome. ‘No toleration for Catholics”. God confirms his suffering Church with “Obey soul,” his command to a nun in Spain.

The Many Truth’s and Treasures of the Divine Actives in the Holy Trinity, thus rewarding His faithful with many enlightening facts primarily from the Holy Immaculate Mary, our mother’s hidden life. Today 502 years later, over 1.3 billion souls in disarray, disobediently opposed to His Church established in his Sorrowful Passion, and his witness to TRUTH. The entire Gospel is summarized over and over again, Our duty, as his creatures, is to “Love and Obey God”. The Fruits of this Reform first destroys “Unity” with nearly 40,000 Organization Churches claiming Christianity. Atheism abounding in their wake of disinformation, confusion, and CHAOS, perpetrated through numerous counterfeit SELF interpretation of the Word of God. That includes the concept “be born again,”witness in fellowship, & you are forever saved in the blood of Christ, “It is completed” once, for all”? Sin becomes nearly irrelevant as Self love prevails. BUT #08Intro “remember: that all obedience takes its rise from God as from its first and principal source, and we angels obey the power of his divine right hand and his most just will.”

This unconditional relaxation of christian moral values were married with the arrival of Nihilism, into our society was shaped. “Moreover, in the course of time, private judgment has ripened into unbridled free thought, Rationalism, Modernism, now rampant in most universities, cultured society, and the Press”(1). These themes result in epistemological failure, value destruction, and cosmic purposelessness – (have preoccupied artists, social critics, and philosophers) all appear rooted in this humanism “free for all” on the Word of God, leaves all things True, nearly unknowable for billions of poor souls. The poorest of the naked poor. All this is contrary to Apostolic Catholic Doctrine, now being preached for 2000 years. Standing as “One” among the 40,000.

Following this Great Schism, under strictest commands from our Master, “Obey Soul”, Sister Maria of Jesus in a convent of Agreda, Spain, set to write and scribe the MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD, begun 1655, finished 1665 published first in France 1678. It is almost as if He waited for the Reformation to fully manifest before sharing these many mysteries of the Divine, with his elect. His mandate to communicate himself so that man could love and worship Him. Given that Bible Christians disdain for all that is not of their Book (bible), the fruits from Mystical City Of God, tree of knowledge will be ignored. Jesus said I am the vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.” (Jn15:1)

PRIVATE REVELATION: Let’s review the Word of God, to assist our belief in living revelation & the astonishing, magnificent, insurmountable light, knowledge revealed to us by the One & Only ALMIGHTY God to Mary of Jesus. In (Eph 3:2-4), Paul gives living testimony to his divine revelations that changed him from assassin to The Great Preacher of the Age.

(Jn21:24-25) This is the disciple which testifies of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

(Jn16:12-15) I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. But when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will teach you all truth. For he shall not speak of himself; but what things soever he shall hear, he shall speak; and the things that are to come, he shall show you. He shall glorify me; because he shall receive of mine, and shall show it to you. All things whatsoever the Father hath, are mine. Therefore I said, that he shall receive of mine, and show it to you. (Jn14:6-7) Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father, but by me.

If you had known me, you would without doubt have known my Father also: and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him.

(Gn2:16-18) And the Lord God took man, and put him into the paradise for pleasure, to dress it, and keep it. And he commanded him, saying: Of every tree of paradise thou shalt eat: But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. for in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death

(Jn7:19) Did Moses not give you the law, and yet none of you keep the law?

(Mk9:34-38) For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For he that shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation: the Son of man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

This excerpt Maria de Agreda’s revelations below is given to the Rejoicing Catholic Church thru our Mother. Private revelation’s are to be expected, anticipated, tested and found consistent with the Paradosis from the Apostles and consistent with the verses in scripture above.. City of God overwhelmingly meets the criteria , “according to the decrees Pope Innocent XI and Clement XI,and Benedict XIV, and again by Benedict XIV, and Clement XIV the book known as Ciudad de Dios by Venerable Servant of God “Maria De Jesus may be read by all the faithful. But is it?

Knowledge of the Divine

Body incorruptible now 350 yrs., Longest known Bi location (New Mexico USA) sister Maria de Agreda

#30 That God has his Being in Himself, and that He stands in want or need of NONE of the created things. He is infinite, in his attributes before as He is after creating them and He possesses and holds these attributes during the whole of eternity. Because they exist in him as an independent increated Essence. No perfection in itself purely and essentially such can be wanting to his Divinity, for the Godhead is the only thing that is. Containing all perfection in an eminent and ineffable manner. All other beings, in so far as they exist, have their existence solely in that infinite being, as effects in their cause.

#27 Three in Person, because three actives of knowing, comprehending, and loving each other. In their indivisible Trinity, there is nothing that can be called first, or last, greater or smaller: all three Persons equal, there is unity of essence in a trinity of persons. Nor are the persons mingled in order to form one God, nor the divine substance separated or divided in order to form three persons being distinct as the Father, as the Son, and as the Holy Spirit. He is One True God, the Holy, the Just, the Powerful, the Eternal and the Measureless.

#28 I obtained the understanding of the manner in which the Trinity comprehends himself, by simple vision, so that no knew or distinct cognition is necessary: The Father knows that which is known to the Son, and the Son and the Holy Spirit know that which is in the intelligence of the Father. I understood how they love One another with one and the same immense and eternal love; how there is a single indivisible and equal Oneness of intelligence, love and action, how there is one simple incorporeal and indivisible nature, a divine essence of the true God in which joined and united all the perfections in their highest degree in an infinite degree.

#29 I learned to understand the quality of the perfections of the highest Lord: He is beautiful without a blemish, great without quantity, good without qualification, eternal without the duration of time,strong without weakness, living without touch of decay,true without deceit, present in all places, filling them without occupying them. Existing in all things without occupying space – (none to wide nor restraining from narrowness). His will never varies, the sorrowful causes no pain, and the past never passes, nor does the future happen in regard to Him. There is no contradiction in his kindness, nor defect in inscrutable wisdom, in His decrees he is terrible, in judgments just, in his thoughts most hidden, in his words most true, in his works most holy. This is the unchangeable essence, the Being above ALL, most perfect sanctity, most constant truth, the infinite, the height and depth, glory and its cause, rest without fatigue, goodness immeasurable.

#31 That God comprehends all things by one indivisible, most simple and instantaneous act. God know them conjointly all at once, without before or after, since all are together and at once contained in the divine and uncreated knowledge and science, just as they are comprehended and enclosed in his infinite Being, as in their first beginning.

#32 This Knowledge of God is called pure intelligence (scientia simplicis intelligentiae). Intelligence before the will, we think the act of intelligence by itself, abstractly from the decree of wishing to create. In this 1st stage through an act of intelligence confirmed the oppotuneness of the work, of all creatures which have been done,are and are to be, held in his mind simultaneously in one simple Act.

St Thomas Aquinas – Summa Theologiae: Question 32. The knowledge of the divine persons Article 1. Whether the trinity of the divine persons can be known by natural reason? Article 2. Whether there are notions in God? Article 3. Whether there are five notions? Article 4. Whether it is lawful to have various contrary opinions of notions? (see – Post dated 02/01/19

The Summa Theologiæ of St. Thomas Aquinas
Second and Revised Edition, 1920
Literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

Solomon’s Prayer for and Love of Wisdom: (partial)

Icon of Jesus as Sophia (wisdom)

(Wi7:07) I prayed and understanding was given to me. I called upon God and the spirit of Wisdom came to me. (Wi7:10) I loved her more than health & beauty, and I chose her rather than light, because her radiance never ceases.(Wi7:11) All good things came to me along with her, and in her hands uncounted wealth. (Wi7:12) I rejoiced in them all, because wisdom leads them all; but I did not know she was their mother.

(Wi7:13) I learned without guile and I impart without grudging: I do not hide her wealth (Wi7:14) for it is unfailing treasure for men; those who get to have friendship with God, commended for the gifts that come from instruction. (Wi7:15) May God grant that I speak with judgment and have thoughts worthy of what I received, for he is the guide and corrector of the wise.

(Wi 7:17-20) For it is he who gave me unerring knowledge of what exists, to know the structure of the world and the activity of the elements; the beginning and end and middle of times, the alternations of the solstices and the changes of the seasons, the cycles of the year and the constellations of the stars, the nature of animals, and the tempers of the wild beasts, the powers of spirits and the reasoning of men, the varieties of plants and the virtues of roots;

(Wi7:21) I learned what is secret and what is manifest for Wisdom, the fashioner of all things taught me. Jesus is Wisdom; “Sophia is her name”

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