The Word of God in Romania 2004.02.01 - The Word of God on the Sunday of the memorial of the parable of the tax collector and the Pharisee

2004.02.01. The Word of God 1 on the Sunday of the memorial of the parable of the tax collector and of the Pharisee 2 The work of My word on the earth is the greatest day of all days, which are with the man, and it has to shake up the man, for the Lord speaks over all that are in heaven above and on the earth below. Amen. It is written: «Does the trumpet alarm sound in a citadel, without the people being afraid? If the lion has roared who will not fear? And if the Lord has spoken, who will not fear and who will not prophesy? Surely the Lord will do nothing, unless He reveals His secrets to His servants, the prophets». (Amos 3:6-8) Oh, children who watch in the way of My coming, sound over the earth the news of My word and let it be known that the spirit of repentance and the spirit of prophecy stay together with the spirit of prayer, because if the Lord speaks, who will not prophesy and who will not speak the word? As long as I had lived on earth, I had done every work by the spoken word, in order to fulfill it afterwards. First I had asked from the Father by prayer and then by thanksgiving and then I worked, for those who ask have to be thankful because it is not beautiful to ask only to receive and not to be thankful for those that you have received. The word Church is a big mystery. The work of the word is frightening, for this means the church and the church has the prayer as its work, sons. Those who come in a churchly manner do not have to come together only in number, but rather they have to come to- gether and to be one for prayer, for those who come together cannot be otherwise in the church in order to feel the burden for those who ask from God. Let the man that receives from Me as a result of his prayer not boast about it, but let him rather be thankful, both until he receives and after he receives, for otherwise the man is a Pharisee and makes use of God only for himself and not for Me. The tax collector and the Pharisee, the two came together in the house of prayer, for this is an eloquent example spoken by My mouth to teach the man through it. The spirit of the Pharisee always forgets the commandment by which the man can come in to God when he prays, and this commandment is to love your brother as yourself and then everything in God, Whom you love with your whole heart, with your whole mind and with your whole virtue. Amen. The Pharisee thanked Me because he thought he was not like the tax collector or like all those other people who worked out injustice, theft and debauchery, and that he fasted and gave a tenth of all his earnings, while the tax collector, with his head bowed, prayed painfully for My mercy for his sins. The man who speaks words of faith or of prayer without believing or praying is a Phar- isee. Many a people and churches of people come together and say each time that I came down from heaven for their salvation and for them, embodied in a virgin from the Holy Spirit, and that I became Man to be crucified, to come to life from the death on the cross and to ascend to the Father in order that I might also come back again to judge the living and the dead, and then to be with My kingdom on earth endlessly. And those who come together in a churchly manner 1 2 God’s Word in „Holy Citadel New Jerusalem” monastery, Glodeni – Romania, redactor note. Translated by I.A. 1