Spiritual and material truth From Father Lazarus

For October 16, 2011

[ Apostle1.com's Note & Commentary:  We have excerpted a certain portion so as to maintain the dignity and privacy of the author and hope the message itself is taken not lightly by all who read this...For even clergy oft times need help and advice from time to time in order for them to ensure their own efforts are not so inclined to do that which this material world often attempts to get them to do... Thus, as our Vladyka +Joseph Thaddeus has said, spiritual food is available to them who pray and them who listen not with ears of the flesh, but with ears of the spirit... as he blesses you with prayers indeed!]


 
Feelings and emotions felt outside our walls over the months and years

fall away and no longer exist in the silence and solitude of the cell.

 

The solitary, both Monk and Priest, is separated from all but united to all, in his hermitage.

He stands alone; but in union for all; suffering for all.
 

It is not a life as some would imagine with no love , but rather a life of intense pure spiritual love.

 

Loving all men, woman, plants and creatures.

Holding up to God in love all that is happening to them in that present moment.
In this solitude it becomes no longer possible to be loyal to one person alone.
 
Not always a simple holding up to God a particular event or situation.

At moments of grace through prayer being able to spiritually intervene in a situation and change it.

 

A bringing together of the particular movements and dimensions,

Uniting the energy's to bring about Gods will and truth in a situation.
 
So it is no longer possible to love and suffer for one person alone.
Just one person, one plant, or one animal no longer exists for us.
The love becomes universal;
The embrace becomes universal.
 
All people and all things come from God the source and creator of life.

All things are in God.

 

Such love sets you free and brings the peace that the world could never give.

The universal embrace of God in and through us.
 
Something of God is perceived in every man, woman, animal and plant, and flower.
The worlds love may feel hurt at this solitary love;
May even feel he owes them his loyalty.
May feel they are loosing an individual to his vocation.
 

The pure love of the Monk- Priest in solitude is to love all things and all people equally without personnel preferences and personnel agendas.

 

Without seeking anything in return for ones self.

The world can no longer give anything compared to the treasure that is within.
The  Monk - Priest stands alone hidden in the face of God.
 
Hidden with Christ in God forever.
If he lives or dies he belongs to God Alone.
Such a way of life becomes a life of intimate love and union for our brothers and sisters far beyond the walls of our cells.
Some see this life as advanced.
 
For us who are called it is a life of peace and simplicity.
A life that finds its meaning and purpose in a search of a life time.
The offering of an entire life and Priesthood for this vocation.
It is like an unfolding poem we pay our lives to write.
 
A poem that leads us to the Word of life.
We find the Eternal meaning to all in an infinity of unfolding simple present moments.
Every single moment like all prayer becomes a moment of love, beauty, hope; and Union.
The rules, regulations, canons; constitutions alone do not sum up the the fullness of this mystery.
 
They point the way to the hidden path we walk on behalf of all.
The path alone in the silence and solitude of the cell unique for each Monk - Priest.
Unique in spite of the many others who have lived in such cells before, now, or will be called by God to live such a life in the future .
 
Words, images, alone can not comprehend or catch the real depth of this way of life.
The only life we can live and pray back to the fullness's of the Fathers embrace.

The search of our entire life time;

 

A search we make alone but never less alone, and never less loved.

 

The separations that you perceive to exist for the Monk -Priest in solitude no longer exist for him.

 

Every person, every plant, every animal present in the solitude.

Present in a spiritual dimension  on a much deeper level than the eye can see.
The level of real meaning and absolute.
 
The level of eternal truths.
Divine eternal truths like prayer that spread out from our houses of peace.

The Monk-Priest in the silence and solitude of the cell evangelizes the world though his hidden life.

 

A life though which every man, woman, plant, and animal comes to rest gently in the silence of the Word.

 
                                                                                                            Father Lazarus

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Many of those who subscribe to, and some who have caused or are the cause for, these things to happen are involved in or with the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church (which is not the seat of all things "Catholic") as well as its protestant daughters such as the cultic Jehovah's Witnesses, the Pentecostal Churches, the Church of Latter Day Saints also known as the Mormon Church and far too many more to list. 

 

Yet, at this web site we do provide some of the reasons about why they are opined to be the harbingers of that which is prophesied in Holy Scripture for the bringing about of the End Times which we have already entered.  It is not necessarily their individual members or parishioners that should be blamed since they are only the "Sheep" and not the Shepherds... So do not think we castigate individual people of themselves as we castigate those "money changers" who Jesus Christ chased out of His Father's House as the Bible Describes; for they exist in these present times too.

 

Events are already rushing toward that time in which this is beginning to happen and will become more fully wide-spread. In these present times all you need to really do is look around both your local and larger areas as to what is really on-going through.  Things so very little or miniscule that they are barely noticeable except to the more informed observer may become apparent. 

Those little things are the laws of the land, economics, politics, the degrading and erosion of those rights and liberties afforded by the Constitution of these United States of America and many other things such as the manner with which entertainments have taken over much of the populace, entering into and becoming a major focus in worship, and more. 

We ask you, if you don't want to believe us... Have you heard, seen or found what is termed (of the many terms being used) that there are "holding areas" or "camps" or "Closed/Fenced communities" being built by GOVERNMENT? 

Here in North America, especially in the United States of America, we must admit that what Russia has come out of (a communistic, atheist country) we are entering into.  And one last thing that needs also to be understood... Something very important to those of you who are "Catholic" in the Roman sense of its jurisdiction....   And, we believe this also holds true for many who are "Orthodox" whether "Eastern" or "Western"....

[ * Non-Denominational = Synchrestic Ecumenism, Disease of Scholasticism, altering the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ to accommodate the disease of Political Correctness and CULTIC PROTESTANTISM, and the Roman Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church) breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by  - the ancient Seven Ecumenical "Do Not" Canons which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure & refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the other Pillars of the Church, the Seals of the Confessional, but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of Muslim, Islam by praying with them and other heretics such as 'Pentecostalism,' 'Jehovah's Witnesses,' 'Mormons,' 'Church of Christ,' any so-called church with "Community Church" in their nomenclature and others who by their false and misleading dogmas and doctrines are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being so-called Christian] Only a skilled spiritual father can help you!

Remember: You cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you.  And when the Holy Spirit departs, the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under disguise of being the Holy Spirit!  Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.  Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.

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