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Satan’s Twin Terror: Mary and The Eucharist

January 7, AD2016 18 Comments

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It is so important to incorporate the devotion to Mary and her holy intercession with her son along with a strong devotion to the Eucharist today. Why? Because people who do this are kept free from error and from sin. Mary is the New Testament Ark of the Covenant, because, like the original Ark of the Covenant, she also had the Word of God inside of her for nine months (made in flesh, rather than in stone). Mary and the Eucharist are the Catholic Church’s twin terrors to the devil.

The Word Made Flesh in Mary

Mary and the Eucharist in the New Testament are directly analogous to the Ark of the Covenant and the Word of God (The Ten Commandments) in the Old Testament. The Israelites were successful in takingJericho when they  had the Word of God inside the Ark of the Covenant in front of them. Just so, today, those who are actively seeking out Christ and His teachings who have Mary (the Ark of the New Covenant) and the Eucharist (The Word of God made Flesh) in front of them, will always be successful in their spiritual battles with satan. The more one is devoted to Mary through the Holy Rosary and other Marian devotions, along with a strong devotion to the Eucharist, the tougher time the devil has of getting through to our weaknesses. Temptations that would cause the ordinary man or woman to fall do not have the same effect on one who has Mary and the Eucharist in their heart and mind and soul. They act just like a spacesuit does for astronauts. Astronauts are protected from the harsh environment of space with a spacesuit that provides both pressure and oxygen for their bodies. Just so, Christians are protected from the harsh environment of 21st century secularism and hedonism with Mary and the Eucharist. Mary continually intercedes for us to her Son Jesus, who, in return, provides grace for us through the Eucharist. And the more one is seeking Christ through Mary with humility and forgiveness in their heart, the more grace flows through the Eucharist to both our body and our soul.

The Eucharist Re-Presented at Mass

A lot of misinformed people think that the priest is “re-sacrificing” Christ on the altar at each Mass. But, in fact, the same Last Supper is being “re-presented” to us, through time and space, at the altar. It’s like the sun coming up each morning. The sun which we see each dawn is not a new sun; rather, it is the same sun that has been there all along, but which has been hidden from us, due to the curvature of the earth. It is, however, re-presented to us each day, just like the Eucharist is re-presented to us each day at holy Mass, as our daily bread from heaven. It’s the same with reruns – each time we watch an old movie, it is not a new movie, rather, the old one is re-presented to us. It’s a wonderful thing to be spiritually present at the same Last Supper that the apostles were at!

“Remembrance”

It’s important to know that the word “remembrance” used by Jesus in Luke 22:19 doesn’t mean to just think about a past event. This is the whole meaning of the Greek term “anamnesis” (“Do this in remembrance (anamnesis) of me”). “Anamnesis” means to make a past sacrifice present today. This is exactly how the Jews view their Passover meal – “WE are being freed from slavery tonight! The Commandment “Remember to keep holy the lord’s day” doesn’t mean to roll over on Sunday and remember, “Oh yeah, it’s the Lord’s Day,” and then do nothing else. “Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day” means to go and be present with the Lord in His Church! When the good thief on the cross told Jesus to “Remember me in your Kingdom,” he didn’t mean for Jesus to get to heaven and say, “I remember that thief on the cross. Too bad about him!” No, “Remember me in your Kingdom” is a statement that meant that the good thief wanted to be present with the Lord in Heaven. And when someone says to “remember your wife on her birthday,” one had better do more than just remember her birthday mentally and do nothing else. No, you better celebrate and do something physically with her!

No Mary, No Jesus. Know Mary, Know Jesus

Without Mary, there would be no Christ. Mary gave birth to Jesus, the Bread of Life, at Bethlehem, a Jewish name that means “House of Bread.” She then put Him into a manger (manger comes from “mangia,” which means “to eat”),which is a feeding trough for sheep. This is a foreshadowing of us receiving Christ in Holy Communion! Jesus was born in a very dirty place, a stable. But his presence in the dirty stable sanctified it. The exact same thing happens when Jesus goes into another dirty place, our sinful bodies – He sanctifies us! Without Christ, satan would get us all. Like a good mother, Mary feeds her children with her Son in the Eucharist so that we will live forever, and she instills in us a strong desire to clean up our messes by going to the sacrament of confession. Churches that do not preach strong devotion to Mary and the Eucharist usually do not have a lot of people going to confession. Churches that have a strong devotion to both Mary and the Eucharist do not go wandering off after modern myths like female priests, abortion is a good thing, homosexual marriage is okay, etc. Just look at how protestant churches are incorporating these unbiblical things into their belief system, all the while claiming that they are “Bible Christians!” Christians who go around asking everyone if they are “born again,” need to ask themselves – “If I am born again, then who exactly is my spiritual mother?” Unless one is a test-tube Christian, all people who are born again need to have a spiritual mother, and the answer can be found inRevelation 12:17: “and we are her (Mary’s) children if we bear testimony to Jesus and obey the commandments.” If anyone thinks that the word “her” in Revelation 12:17 refers to Israel and not to Mary, then the question becomes, “Does Israel today recognize Jesus as their savior, and does the modern secular state of Israel obey the commandments? The answer is no!

Mary at Fatima

Mary has also appeared many times in the last couple of centuries, to warn us all about getting right with her Son. The most famous of her approved (by the Catholic Church) appearances was at Fatima, Portugal. Here she warned us in 1917 about the coming Communist and godless revolution that would be sweeping the world. She asked us all to say the rosary daily for world peace. Her last appearance in October 1917 was just a few days before the antichrist Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Interestingly, Communism in Europe began with a godless workers’ revolt in the streets of Russia in 1917, and ended with a Catholic workers’ revolt in the streets of Poland (the most Marian country in the world) in 1989. Marian Solidarity therefore overcame godless Bolshevism. The largest public miracle ever witnessed occurred at Fatima, a dancing sun that not only appeared to be falling from the sky, as if it was going to crash into the earth, but also appeared as a pulsating rainbow sun that dried up all of the soaked ground and the very wet people in attendance there. This miracle was documented in the local newspaper, run by the Freemasons, of all people. One of her other predictions was that another more horrible war would occur in the future (WWI was going on at that time), if people did not repent. Sure enough, in 1939, Germany attacked Poland, and WWII was on. The United States was attacked by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. But in Japan, it was already December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Japan surrendered on August 15th, 1945, the Feast of the Assumption.

Mary, She Who Is Filled With Grace

As Gabriel said in Luke 1:28, “Hail, full of grace. In Greek, “full of grace” is ”kecharitomene,” which means “you who have been filled with grace.” That is why Mary was so troubled about the greeting! She was given a royal greeting (“Hail” is a royal greeting, as in “Hail Caesar,” or “Hail King of the Jews”) by an angel from heaven. Mary was chosen to be the Mother of God because she was already full of grace. So we should all imitate Gabriel, who is a messenger of God, by saying “Hail Mary” every day, because the bible says that “all generations will call her blessed (Luke 1:48), which is the fulfillment of her coronation prophecy in Psalm 45:17! St. Louis de Montfort once said that just as Jesus came into the world physically through Mary the first time, just so, he will come into the world the second time spiritually through Mary, which would explain all of her approved apparitions over the last two centuries!

The Eucharist – Jesus’ Covenant With His People

Jesus Christ incorporated the New Covenant during the first Eucharist meal, commonly known as the Last Supper. A covenant relationship is a family relationship, where people from different families become as one family. This is opposed to a contractual relationship, like exchanging goods and services for money. An example of a covenant relationship on earth is marriage, where the two become one flesh. The exact same thing happens during the Eucharist, where Jesus and we become one flesh and blood, because we now have the body and blood of Christ within us. We also become a type of Mary, who likewise had Jesus inside of her body, for nine months. Covenant relationships also mean that in-laws are now family members. Another example of a covenant relationship is adoption, where an unwanted child becomes your child, with your last name, and all the rights and benefits to your inheritance. This is exactly what happens to Christians when we are baptized – we go from being pagans to becoming a child of God, with God as our Father, Jesus as our Savior, and the Holy Spirit as our advocate. And along with God goes the bride of the Holy Spirit and the mother of Jesus, Mary. So many Protestants reject this family relationship, mistakenly thinking that it’s only God and Jesus who they are covenanted with. But that isn’t the way it works in earthly families. When you are married to your spouse, you get her family as well, including her mother. When you adopt a child, he gets your entire family too, including your mother. This is why Jesus says to his beloved disciples in John 19:27, “Here is your mother!” And if we today want to be a beloved disciple of Christ, as John was, we should imitate John and not only take Mary into our home, but into our heart as well.

Seeking Jesus through Mary

Finally, it just makes sense to go to Christ in the exact same way that He came to us, through Mary. He could have chosen thousands of different ways to come to us, but He chose Mary. The three Wisemen worshiped Jesus as Mary was holding Him. Wise men today seek Jesus in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in exactly the same way. A good way to remember this is to think of the equation:

Mary + The Holy Spirit = Jesus

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Retired engineer from Texas, because the cowboy thing on the ranch growing up didn’t work out. Actually rode the Vomit Comet at NASA in Houston once, being totally weightless for 20 minutes!

Married with two kids and Vinnie the Wonder Dog. I love the Church and what it stands for. Without the sacraments, I am nothing.

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  • Jonathan Benally

    Mart1963
    Here’s an issue….The Blessed Mother is not the Queen spoken of in Jerimiah that you speak of,
    That was a false representation that people were making sacrifices of their children too.
    Have you ever asked your family, or your pastor, Iam assuming that you are a protestant to pray for you, to intercede on your behalf on any occasion.
    When we catholics pray and seek the intercession
    Of the Blessed Mother or the saints…who by the way are not dead…the God of the Holy scriptures is the God of the Living….Every person in Heaven is very much ALIVE. We ask for intercession on our behalf….there is one mediator between GOD and Man and that is Jesus…But are you so just that you can come before the Risen King of Kings
    Full of sin, where we are taught that Christ…that God can not be in the presence of sin.
    As we seek the prayers of the saints and Mary is no different than you seeking prayer from your pastor or family member. I challenge you with an open mind to seek the will of the Almighty
    Ask him to show you the truth about his mother
    Because I can go on and on with scripture to prove the truth…But look at it through the eyes of a Mother. Have you read the last verse in the 11 chapter of Revalation where John sees the Ark of God in the temple. The early scripture were not written chapter and verse it was written like a book
    So with that said, John sees the Ark of God
    Think about this…what is contained in the ark
    The 10 tablets of stone…the law
    The manna that fed the children of Israel in the desert. And the Budded rod of Arron
    Well the ark that King David had was lost according to the book of Jerimiah it was taken to a cave and buried I believe..But in any case,
    The new ark is not covered in acacia wood and Gold… But flesh and a soul…Mary’s womb was the tabernacle of God made flesh…In her womb was the literal living word of God
    In her womb was the Living Bread or new mana from Heaven….In her womb was Our High Priest
    Jesus Christ.
    God never told us that we can not have images
    Look and remember that God told Moses to construct a snake on a pole and the sick if looked upon it would be healed. The original ark had 2 images of angels on the top of the ark.
    And finally Revelation 12 speaks about the Queen of Heaven who gave birth to a male child who was to rule the nations…And the Devil wanted to kill him…but he…the child was caught up to Heaven
    The devil made war with the woman and her offspring who held the testimony of Jesus Christ
    We…you and me and and all who claim Christ
    Are her CHILDREN I do not have to prove anything
    Jesus can prove it…It already has been.
    Genisis 3:15 is the first promise of a Savior
    That God was going to put enmity between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman who is Mary and crush the head of the serpent.
    Do not be afraid of Mary she is beautiful and safe
    She always carry’s us back to Jesus never keeping
    Any glory for herself…It’s ALWAYS about Jesus
    Go in peace…I will pray for you.

  • john654

    I think that when Jesus comes back He is going to bring His MOM! NO ONE is ever going to spit on Him again!

    • Ray Sullivan

      St. Louis de Montfort once said that just as Jesus came to us physically through Mary the first time, he will come to us spiritually the second time. That would certainly explain all of her appearances around the world during the past centuries…

  • Jonathan Benally

    My devotion to Our Mother has grown emensly
    I belong to the Immaculate Queen Of Heaven
    Iam a slave of Jesus Christ
    Iam a slave of Mary
    After my consecration my outlook on my faith as a catholic, and the Eucharist and the Power in
    Surrender has FOREVER changed my life.
    The Eucharist and the Blessed Mother are very
    Much Alive and working / praying for each of us.

    • Ray Sullivan

      Johnathan – You are definitely on the right track!

    • Mart1963

      Queen of Heaven?

      Jeremiah 7:16-19 (NIV) 16 “So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you. 17 Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18 The
      children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead
      the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to arouse my anger. 19 But am I the one they are provoking? declares the Lord. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?

      End time Church of the Queen of Heaven?
      ___________________________________

      Revelation 2:18-24(NIV)
      To the Church in Thyatira
      18 “To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:
      These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

      20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel,
      who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants
      into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. 24 Now
      I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her
      teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, ‘I will
      not impose any other burden on you,

      Praying to the Saints, Mary and other dead people.
      ___________________________________________

      Deuteronomy 18:11-12 (NIV) 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.

      Jesus is the only mediator between God and mankind.
      ______________________________________________
      1 Timothy 2:5
      For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

      Matthew 12:48-50 (NIV)
      48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

    • mother

      Which came first: the church or the bible?

    • Ray Sullivan

      In Bible, the Jewish Kings had their mothers for a Queen. Jesus is the King of Kings, ergo, His Mother Mary is the Queen of Queens. St. Paul says that petitionary prayer is a good thing. James says that the prayer of a righteous person is very powerful, and Mary is certainly righteous in heaven, and is very much alive (Luke 20:38)…

    • Jonathan Benally

      Thanks Ray you are a blessing,
      Some individuals that do not see
      Our Mother as we do or the saints
      Just need a little more prayer and mercy thanks again.

    • Ray Sullivan

      You’re welcome Jonathan!

  • Dan Millerr

    Loved the article, Ray!

    • Ray Sullivan

      Thanks Dan!

  • Ray, thanks for posting. So true! We are kindred spirits. Sr. Mary Clare and I are Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist. Our whole mission is about drawing others to our Divine Eucharistic Bridegroom in and through the Heart of Mary.
    Blessings to you 🙂
    http://www.OurMotherOfTheEucharist.org

    • Ray Sullivan

      Thanks Sr. Lilla – The more one is devoted to Mary, the closer she draws us to her Son, the Eucharist. Check out more at http://www.maryandtheeucharist.org ….Pax Christi

    • Wow Ray, more kindred still when I see the website. Is that yours? Did you write the articles. Only scanned it for now but will go back and look at it when I have time.
      I think Our Mother of the Eucharist has captured both of our hearts :)… We should join forces.

    • Ray Sullivan

      Yes, and I agree…It’s something I feel very strongly about. Those who are devoted to Mary AND the Eucharist will not fall into error, and they have put on the armor of God, as Paul says to do in Ephesians 6…

  • Thanks Ray, for another great reflection on our faith! One of the most powerful stories of our Lady is the wedding feast at Cana. It shows her intercession, it shows her confidence in Her son and His granting her request AND it has that important directive from her: Do whatever He tells you. Those who did then, witnessed Jesus’s first miracle. Those who do today will see the miracles God IS doing in our lives that we otherwise miss when our gaze and attention is on something other than Christ.

    • Ray Sullivan

      Agree 100%. There is so much more I could have said. I believe personally that Mary brings forth Jesus on the altar every time the consecration is said, as well.