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My daughter had  a dream a couple of years back and in her dream she felt that someone was entering her body. She saw a face that looked like her grandmother, who also looks like her aunt (Rosy) and both are dead.
 
Now this aunt (Rosy) has a son who is a widower 54 years old with a daughter 20 years old and my daughter got attracted to him and has married him in court without my knowledge. Ofcourse the whole family tried to explain to them that this is not correct but yet they went ahead.
 
This aunt (Rosy) whose son she married is my husband's sister and she was a junky (Drug Addict) and died atleast 15 years back. But she (Rosy) and my husband had a big fight and he hammered her and she just disappeared.
 
This is an old story. Now my husband has also passed away. 
 
Could it be that this sister (Rosy)  is taking her revenge on my daughter?
Could it be that my daughter may be still suffering?

 ~ Lena Pinto

 

Prayer is the "only solution"

[One thing is quite sure that you don’t tell someone to cheer up and be happy when their chin is on the ground and they are so low they have to look up to see the ground! Is there a solution to overcome the problem of this type of heartache and despair? ]

Prayer, the lifting of the mind and heart to God, plays an essential role in our life . Without a life of prayer, we risk losing the life of grace in our souls, grace that comes to us first in baptism and later chiefly through the other sacraments and through prayer itself . Through prayer we enter into the presence of the Godhead dwelling in us. It is prayer which allows us to adore God, by acknowledging his almighty power; it is prayer that allows us to bring our thanks, our petitions, and our sorrow for sin before our Lord and God.

The teaching Church sets before us how we ought to pray. Drawing from the words of Christ, the writings of Scripture and the saints, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, she supplies us with prayers grounded in Christian tradition. Further, our informal, spontaneous prayers, both vocal and meditative, are informed by and shaped by those prayers taught by the Church, prayers that are the wellspring for the prayer life of all. Without the Holy Spirit speaking through the Church, we would not know how to pray as we ought.

As the prayers themselves witness, the Church teaches us that we should pray not only directly to God, but also to those who are close to God, those who have the power to intercede upon our behalf. Indeed, we pray to the angels to help and watch over us; we pray to the saints in heaven to ask their intercession and assistance; we pray to the Blessed Mother to enlist her aid, to ask her to beg her Son to hear our prayers. Further, we pray not only on our own behalf, but also on the behalf of those souls in purgatory and of those brothers on earth who are in need. Prayer unites us to God; in doing so, we are united to the other members of the Mystical Body.

This communal aspect of prayer is reflected not only in the nature of Catholic prayers, but also in the very words of the prayers themselves. In reading many of the basic formulaic prayers, it will become apparent that, prayer is often meant to be prayed in the company of others. Christ himself encouraged us to pray together: "For wherever two or more are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them" (Matt. 18:20).

 
Back in 1910 an evangelist by the name of Luther Bridgers was traveling to preach the Word.  His wife and three boys stayed with her parents while he was away. One night while she was there, the house caught on fire and Bridger’s wife and three sons died in the flames.

When word of the tragedy reached Rev. Bridgers he was crushed.  He immediately went to the Lord in prayer and allowed Him to do what no human counselor could do.  After a time, he felt the joy that only the Lord can give.  He knew that he would see his family again when he went to be with the Lord.
 
As he felt the healing strength of the Lord pour over him and fill him with a joy that the world can never know, he penned the words to a song that has filled many of us with hope across the years.

“THERE’S WITHIN MY HEART A MELODY”
 
There's within my heart a melody Jesus whispers sweet and low,
"Fear not I am with thee, Peace, be still in all of life's ebb and flow."
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest name I know. 
Fills my every longing, Keeps me singing as I go.
Though sometimes he leads through waters deep,
trials fall across the way,
though sometimes the path seems rough and steep,
see his footprints all the way.
 
Soon he's coming back to welcome me far beyond the starry sky;
I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown;
I shall reign with him on high.
 

God's will is alway good !

We need to remember that God's will is good. It may not seem like it at times, but it is. His plan for us is good. However, He usually doesn't give us a detailed blueprint. Usually, God reveals His will to us in bits and pieces. He sees the big picture, while we just see a little at a time.

If you had been the father of Joseph, surely like all parents, you would have prayed for the welfare of your child. But when Joseph was sold into slavery by his own brothers, you could have easily said, "God, what are you doing? Why did you allow this?" But if God had not allowed this to happen, Joseph never would have been put into that position of influence that enabled him to save the country and his own family.

If you had been the mother of Moses, how your heart would have broken when you saw your own child being taken into the Pharaoh's court! Yet it was all part of God's plan to mold Moses into that leader who would lead Israel out of Egypt and its bondage.

If you had been the mother of Jesus and watched your own son hanging on that cross, how easily you could have said, "Lord, why did you let this happen?" But if Jesus had not died on that cross and taken our sins upon himself, we could not know Him today.

So when you look at the will of God in progress, it may not always make sense. But you must believe that God knows what He is doing. His will is good. Just wait until He finishes what He has begun.

 





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Helpful issue
by Sayandra on 30th Aug, 2008
I'm curious to know all about this issue and I certainly have a few more questions to ask.... the above article was very helpful to me and my family... thanks Take care.
 
Very interesting site
by judith on 30th Aug, 2008
This seems like a very interesting site so I was kind of surprised when i got the mail' but after reading most of the issues i got a lot of feedback on my inspirations. thanks also
 
can evil spirit harm us
by Reuben Carron on 31st Aug, 2008
I do believe that christian are aware of Jesus driving out the devil
from the man who was in chains into the swines(Pig)that is the devil who where these spirits they were humans who died or devil of the earth ,as there's a saying experience is the best teacher
those who were affected by it knows what it means those who have never experience it, is fake for them, then again i have to add it never attack very religious people, it attacks the weak minded and less religious people,there are people in this world who can spend time to be over zealous in spiritual life
that not the same case with others they like spiritual life as well as earthly life that the choice people make in day to day life.
 
can evil spirits harm us
by Wilfred vaz on 31st Aug, 2008
first and foremost if at all evil spirits do exist! they dont harm anyone, remember if they were harmless we would see too many humans zombies roaming the face of the earth, the fact is there aint many, just leave them alone, do not believe in them, do not indulge in witch craft, black magic etc etc, have faith and trust in the lord, its mentioned in the bible about spirits and devils, they did exist those years just as a challenge to jesus or it may be mentioned in the scriptures to set up examples to manking that no evil spirits or devil can harm a man who trust in the lord, scientifically it has never been proven that spirits exists, stories about spirits and ghosts do circulate amongst villagers, illiterates and mostly in third world countries, never the less a few select jobless men do dramatics by the so called "ghost hunters" on television channels just to make money or to fool these ignorant masses, these so called "ghost hunters" are armed with "thermal cameras" NOW do ghost or spirits are warm blooded to get caught on a thermal camera? its simple do not believe in ghosts, do not interfere with them by challenging their presence in a particular location and do not knowingly accommodate yourselves in a so called haunted homes, its just like in real life - leave the terrorist alone and they will never harm you, step on their toes and they will kill you...having said this all, i believe in the presence of the lord and not the spirits, spirits may have disappeared in this modern well lit world but gos lives everywhere and forever.
 
Can an evil spirit harm a person
by Glordel on 1st Sep, 2008
I think Mrs Pinto should give plenty of Masses for the souls of her sister-in-law and hear as many as possible too. And also for the souls of her husband / in-laws /ancestors etc.

There are two small booklets I have read on the necessity to pray for the Souls in Purgatory and the graces that can follow while we are on earth as well as when we reach the other side. One of the books is called " Read it or Rue it " The Souls continue to suffer in Purgatory FOR YEARS and only our continuous prayers and masses can set them free.
 
Lena
by Mrs Lourdes D'Costa on 1st Sep, 2008
There are no evil spirits, it is the weakness of our mind. I think you should strongly pray for her soul daily and offer mass.
 
Evil spirits
by Sebastian D'Souza on 1st Sep, 2008
Dear readers, I have gone through the story of Lena Pinto. First and foremost let me make it clear that evil spirits do exist and do affect people who either have no faith or have dead faith. People must have indulged in witch craft or black magic. Many people (not all) have habit of going to such people (Ghadees).They say that they believe in God and attend every Sunday Mass but at the same time you will see them going to these Ghadees. I have seen so I dare to say that they don't have even little fear of God. And they give foothold for satan to enter into their life.

If you visit any Ghadi (just to watch) you will find people there than others. These Ghadees are non-chatloic. So there is no wonder that Lena's daughter is affected by such evil spirit. Some people say that there are no evil spirits. I am sorry to say that they are mistaken. Evil spirit do exist and they do affect..

They do not know the scripture nor they believe the scripture.. Mostly people believe in what the priest says. No matter what the bible says. They never try to check what the bible says, if they check they will come to know the truth, they think that all catholics are children of God. It is not their fault. They are given to understand so. Bible teaches altogether different. I was a Roman Catholic. I used to think that I am a child of God because I am born in Catholic family and I was baptised when I was may be one month old. Atleast I was given to understand that. But my eyes were opened when I started reading the bible and accepted Jesus as my Saviour and was baptised once again to fulfill the scripture at the age of 44. Then only I received the Holy Spirit and also was baptised with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit taught me everything as per John 14:26. I did not go to any theologists nor I did attend any bible college. I am reading bible daily for the last 29 years. I was dead as per (Ephesians2:1-2) but now I am made alive by Jesus Christ. As per bible Ephesians 2:1 all the sinners are dead (spiritualy) before God. Their eyes are veiled who are perishing by the god of this world that is satan(2Corinthians4:3-4) so that they may not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. Why because they tried to know God through wisdom. For it is written : "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."(1Cor.1:19) In the same chapter ver 21 says. "For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. "Once roman catholic priest(Jesuit) invited me to attend his seminar. There were about sixty delegates for the seminar. I gave my testimony. I showed them from the scripture as to how God changed my life. After my speech the concerned priest said that the bible is full of myths and we cannot believe everything which is written the bible. I had gone with another four believers. We left that place immediately. People requested us to remain and explain more. But the Holy Spirit did not allow us to be there for a moment. It was useless to associate with such people who do not honour God with their behaviour. Once Fr.Moren D'Souza visited my house along with another priest Fr.Renot Menezes. We had discussion for about two hours. They asked many questions. Atlast they said that whatever we were doing was perfectly right. Sorry to say that today both are not in this world.

My humble request to my fellow catholics one and all to read bible and do what the scripture says. Even Jesus our Lord obeyed the scripture. He did not ignore but followed and said."I have not come to abolish the law but to fulfill the law." (Mathew5:17) How much more we should? One thing I am happy to say that many catholics are reading the bible. My humble request to them that they should obey and not to read only for the sake of reading but obey. Obedience is more important than sacrifice. Bible says."Do not merely listen to the word,and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. (James 2 :22) Bible says."You shall have no other gods before me. You shall make not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God, am a jealous God."(Exodus20:3-5) This is one of the ten commandmends. Each one should see as to how many idols one has and how many idols he or she is worshiping and bowing down before them. It is abomination to have idols (images) at home and a sin to worship them or to bow down before them. People are doing it because they are ignorant and nobody has told them. Nobody told me. I stopped when I came to know it.

Holy Spirit convicted me. And I stopped. So my dear brothers and sisters, God is having patience. Thinking that one day you will realise and come back to him and repent. God is merciful but at the same time very strict. Do not provoke him lest he may get angry and punish those who indulge in sinning. God bless you and may open your eyes to see his marvelous light. Thank you.
 
To Sebastian D'Souza
by Josephine on 1st Sep, 2008
You have no faith in anything, a person who gets himself re-baptised is a fool. It only proves that the first baptism had not value, therefore, how can you know that the second baptism had any affect if the same could not be valued at the first baptism?

when you talk about the idols, you are not aware that the need of the idols was required at that time... today, even you or Protestants have learned through this idols, as all the saints were required at that time because most of the people were uneducated. How and one teach a uneducated child? the idols were used for learning purpose and not to adore.

if you think that catholic adore idols, than you are wrong, your better read the article "Virgin Mary" ~~~~~~ "Saints" on this site and you will know that you feel you are holy when you compare yourself with catholic. which you are not...
 
Please pray for the Jesus to deliver Lena's daughter out of this dark bondage
by Josephine on 2nd Sep, 2008
An old friend named Julie emailed me yesterday. She is involved with new age, in particular a healing modality called reiki. A child was actually healed through her and it was published in the paper but this is a counterfeit and not of our Lord God!!! This is dangerous!

Please pray for the Jesus to deliver Lena's daughter out of this dark bondage...
Satan, we command you to take your grips off her NOW in the almighty name of Jesus! We command the opening of the prison for captive in Jesus name! We rebuke and bind every spiritual hindrance that blinds her and prevent her form seeing the truth in Jesus name!
 
Genuine faith.
by James and Jonita on 2nd Sep, 2008

"This people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me, and their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote." - Isaiah 29:13

Who are the real disciples of Jesus? During His earthly ministry, many admired His miracles and the profound things He said. They were willing to follow Him...until He taught things that were too "difficult." Then many stopped following Him (John 6:60-66).

Today, millions of people say they are Christians and claim to believe in God. They may attend church and admire Jesus as a wise teacher, but how many have a real relationship with Him? How many simply are following tradition, doing what is convenient or culturally acceptable? What is the true condition of their hearts?

God knows that many people honor Him with "lip service"-speaking spiritual-sounding words, but not really meaning them. So what does He want? People who have hearts to serve Him...who seek Him with their whole being and commit their time, talent, and treasure to Him.

With God, it's never too late, but we must change. The Bible encourages us to "seek the Lord while He may be found" and "call on Him while He's near." We also need to forsake any wicked ways or unrighteous thoughts. If we "return to the Lord" with our whole heart, "God will have compassion" and "abundantly pardon" (Isaiah 55:6-7).

Right now, search your heart. Don't be content with "lip service," but seek a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. Walk in His Truth. Seek Him with your whole being, and be a faithful servant.

Also, remember to pray for the Lost, especially for those who say they're Christians but don't really know the Savior. Be a bold witness, ready to share the love of Christ. Pray for revival in your life, your church, your community, and your nation.

Father, I want a genuine faith. I trust in You. Bring revival to our community and our nation. Forgive our sins. May we return to You with our whole heart. In Jesus' name. Amen.
 
Piece of advice to Josephine
by Sebastian D'Souza on 2nd Sep, 2008
Dear sister, Thanks for your comments. That itself shows that my letter has touched your heart. Read what James and Jonita have written. God likes such people who are real witnesses for Jesus. Child baptism has no value. See what Jesus did. He took baptism when he was thirty years old.

Secondly He and John (Baptist) went in the water of river Jorden. We have to take baptism the way Jesus did and not as sprickling water. One has to understand what is the meaning of baptism and then take it. See how everybody in the bible (New testament) were baptised.

Secondly regarding idols. I want to ask one thing. Do you obey the commandments or not. You may give any explanation which will not hold any water. Jesus will ask you the same question. Do you obey me? Moses could not when Aron made calf. God killed three thousand people in one day. Read Exodus chapter 32 and you will know. So it is not authentic. God wants total surrender. Not half hearted.

Lena's daughter needs God's help. So she has to obey God and then God will resque her daughter. Indulging in black magic, palm reading, face reading is sin. Jesus loves sinner but hates sin. One has to repent or pay the price. Our God is a just God. One must remove all the gods from their heart and make room for Jesus. Repent and confess your sins to only Jesus. He will forgive you and make you righteous.(1John1:9) Jesus is the only God,omni potent God, omni sient God and omni present God. I am in the light and not in the darkness to groap not knowing where I am going.

Walk in the light as he(Jesus) is in the light. Your eyes are veiled by the god of this world so that you may not see the light and perish.(2Cor4:3-4). Come to Jesus and the veil will be taken away. (2Cor.3:16) and you will be able to see clearly. Jesus is light. He came to give light to those who are living in darkness that they may come out and repent,so that he can save them. When I have bible to read I don't need any other book which has given me immense help to see my Saviour as he is the only God.

I avoid anything and everything which comes between me and my Saviour. Hallelujah. Read bible and and you will come to know the truth and truth shall set you free.You may say that you are free. No, you are not free. You are a slave of your customs, traditions and rules made by men. Praise God.

 
Most Holy Rosary of Mother Mary....
by Titus James D'souza on 10th Sep, 2008
Yes, they do a lot harm to us humans because they do not like us.
There is no problem in this world that cannot be solved with the Most Holy Rosary of Mother Mary....
 
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