You shall not take My Name in vain
(CEV) “The Poem of the Man-God,”, Vol. 1, p. 639
Jesus says: “It is said: “You shall not take My Name in vain”.
When does one take it in vain? Only when one curses it? No. Also when one utters it without making oneself worthy of God.
Can a son say: “I love and honor my father” if he does the very opposite to what his father wants from him?
One does not love his father by saying: “father, father”. One does not love God, by saying: “God, God”.
[..] There are so many idols in the secrecy of hearts, there is also a hypocritical praise to God, to which the deeds of the praisers do not correspond. There is also a trend [..]: they find so many sins in exterior things and do not want to find them where they really are, in interior things. In Israel there is also a silly pride, an anti-human and anti-spiritual habit: the Name of our God uttered by pagan lips is considered swearing and the Gentiles are forbidden to go near the true God, because that is considered a sacrilege. That was the situation so far. But it is no longer so…
The God of Israel is the same God Who created all men. Why prevent creatures from feeling the attraction of their Creator?
Do you think that heathens do not feel something in the bottom of their hearts, something unsatisfied, that shouts, stirs, seeks? Whom? What? The unknown God.
And do you think that if a pagan moves towards the altar of the unknown God, to the incorporeal altar which is the soul in which there is always the remembrance of its Creator, the soul which expects to be possessed by the glory of God, like the Tabernacle erected by Moses according to the order given to him, the soul that weeps until such possession does not take place, do you think that God will reject the pagan’s offer as one rejects a profanation? And do you consider a sin the action caused by the honest desire of a soul that aroused by celestial summons says: “I am coming” to God Who says to it: “Come”, while you consider holiness the corrupted cult of an Israelite who offers to the Temple what is left over from his pleasures, and goes into the presence of God and mentions the name of the Most Pure one, with body and soul polluted by countless foul sins?
No. I solemnly tell you that the perfect sacrilege is committed by the [person] who with his impure soul takes the Name of the Lord in vain. His Name is taken in vain, when you are aware, and you are not fools, that you pronounce it in vain because of the state of your souls. Oh! I see the indignant face of God which disgusted turns elsewhere when a hypocrite calls Him or an unrepentant soul mentions Him! And I am terrified although I do not deserve the divine wrath.
I read in many of your hearts this thought: “Well, with the exception of children, no one can mention God’s name, because in all men there is impurity and sin”. No. Do not say that. That Name is to be invoked by sinners. It is to be invoked by those who feel they are choked by Satan and want to free themselves from sin and from the Seducer.
It is said in Genesis that the Serpent tempted Eve when the Lord was not walking in Eden. If God had been in Eden, Satan could not have been there. If Eve had invoked God, Satan would have fled. Always have that thought in your hearts. And call the Lord with sincerity. That Name is salvation. Many of you wish to descend into the river to be purified. Purify your hearts, unceasingly, writing upon them, by means of love, the word: God. No false prayers. No habitual practices. But say that Name: God, with your hearts, your thoughts, your deeds, with your whole selves. Repeat it that you may not be alone. Repeat it to be supported. Repeat it to be forgiven..
Understand the meaning of the word of the God of Sinai: the name of God is taken “in vain” when saying “God” does not imply a change for the better. Then it is a sin.
It is not taken “in vain”, when, like the beating of your hearts, every minute of your day, every honest deed, need, temptation, sorrow bring to your lips the filial word of love: “Come, my God!” Then, truly, you do not sin mentioning the holy Name of God.”
Maria Valtorta: The Poem of The Man-God
Urgent call of Jesus the Eternal High Priest
August 9th 2020 from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm - Worldwide day of fasting and of prayer to the Heavenly Father for the protection of Catholic Temples, Shrines and Holy Places
"I make an urgent call to the whole Catholic world for a day of fasting and of prayer to be held worldwide on August 9th with the prayer of the Rosary of my Most Precious Blood and with the prayer of the Exorcism of St. Michael, from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm, asking the Heavenly Father for the protection of my Temples, Shrines and Holy Places, which are being destroyed and desecrated by the forces of evil of this world. I'm counting on you, my Flock." —Jesus the Eternal High Priest
The truth about the Coronavirus
May 1, 2020 - God the Father says: "Today, I invite you to realize that this virus - the coronavirus - is no ordinary disease. It has been created from human ingenuity to specifically target the elderly and physically challenged. This is the plan of future generations to purify the human race around the world. It was released into the general population ahead of schedule - by accident. Those in charge were waiting for less capable government officials in your country (USA) to be in office. Nevertheless, proposed harm is being unleashed on the whole human race."
"I tell you these things to help you to realize the underlying evil at work and hidden in hearts these days. You cannot be confounded by any turn of events. Over all situations, I am in Dominion. No one will be given power over you that is more powerful than your Eternal Father. Therefore, be emboldened with this knowledge. If you persevere in Truth, you have loaded your weapons against what seems to be and discharged them with Truth." (Source: Holy Love)