My wife prays every night before going to bed.
Her primary intentions are for the safety of our family…mostly the children.
As I watched The Bible series last night, the story of Joshua, marching around the walls of Jericho, (in obedience to the vision he received) 6 times, then on the 7th day, 7 times, followed up by priestly trumpets and shouts of victory, it reminded me of the Rosary my wife prays.
Not even Catholics fully understand the Old Testament significance of their prayers.
Here’s the link.
Joshua and his army carried the Ark of the Covenant with them as they marched.
The Ten Commandments were in that Ark…the actual living Word of God.
Their actions were in obedience to a message from above, and were–without question–quite religious and repetitive in nature.
For those who like to think “My faith is not a religion, it’s a relationship” this Bible story pretty much blows that theory out of the water.
But what about Mary?
Who says we’re allowed to lift her up?
Back to the link.
The Book of Revelations…for you Catholics who are too scared to read it, today might be a good place to start…so you can be better prepared to defend your Rosary.
15 The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has become
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah,
and he will reign for ever and ever.”
19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.
1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
For those of you from Hooterville, Massachusetts, the New Testament Ark of the Covenant is the Virgin Mary.
When we pray our Rosary, we’re marching around the enemy in defense of our family, trusting God to deliver us, knocking down the walls of those who would oppress the Children of God.
…And that cute little immigrant Grandmother of yours, who you’ll never forget, with her hands clutching those beads 24/7, she had far more to do with your Salvation and State of Grace than you know.
Her faith rocked the enemy with just as much might as the Army of Joshua.
Fight on Natalie.
PS…for those Bible Christians who like to write this off by saying “The Woman in Revelations is Israel”…stop saying you follow the Bible literally…you follow it only until it points to something very Catholic…then you become Unitarian. John 6 would be another example. And one more thing…Did your Grandmother confess with her mouth that Jesus was Lord, and believe in her heart that God had raised Him from the dead? Case closed.