Season of Forever
Season of Forever is based on the Sunday liturgical readings of the 31st through Christ the King of Year B. The choices we make now impact eternity. The second coming, the judgement is coming to everyone. The scriptures of this Season of Forever make this clear. God’s mercy gives the gift of time so that more shall choose to change their ways through Christ’s intercession and the prayers of the faithful. The Church celebrates All Saints Day, All Souls Day and the feast of Christ the King during these last few weeks of the Church Year B.
Program Outline of Living Seasons of Change Season of Forever
The “here after” loads heavily on the hearts of those who have turned away from God. Jesus Christ is the King of Kings. When the “ordination” of the king takes place all will bow down and give homage.The Lord allows disobedience and obedience now through freewill to operate. At the Second Coming the King shall reign over heaven and earth without dissension, without the disobedience that flows through the hearts. His Glory reveals all to the hearts on that fateful day.
Various points of scripture lead us to understand that the choices you make now impact eternity. The second coming, the judgement is coming to everyone. The scripture is clear in this prophecy.
Various scriptures key in on “forever”; recognition of now vs. eternity
Note the readings point to the signs.
The key is hope and not fear. There is a sense of urgency to lead others to Christ
Point out the poor widow’s joy of self-sacrificial giving. Give what you have—what you have learned.
The readings all tie in. Open your eyes and you shall see this.
References for Season of Forever
New American Bible (NAB) readings are referenced from the Lectionary for Mass, for use in the dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition ©1997, 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. [see link]Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright ©1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and are used by permission. All rights reserved.
Matthew 25:41-42 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink.”
Galatians 6: 7-9 “Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows, because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit. Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.”
Luke 13: 6-9 “And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. (So) cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’ He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.’”
1 John 3:2 “Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”
Romans 5:5-11 “He proves His love, that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”
www.3daysofdarkness.com [captured on Sep 8, 2009] “The most spectacular aspect of the Act of God will be the three days of darkness over the whole earth. The Three Days have been announced by many mystics, viz., Bl. Anna-Maria Taigi, Padre Pio, Elizabeth Canori-Mora, Rosa-Colomba Asdente, Palma d’Oria, in Italy; Father Nectou, in Belgium; St. Hildegard, in Germany; Pere Lamy, Marie Baourdi, Marie Martel, Marie-Julie Jahenny, in France. (This list is not exhaustive; many more mystics have announced the Three Days.)”
Exodus 10: 22-23 “So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was dense darkness throughout the land of Egypt for three days. Men could not see one another, nor could they move from where they were, for three days. But all the Israelites had light where they dwelt.”
John 5: 26-27 “For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man.”
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?id=388 [captured on 8-15-2009] “The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man’s thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist. The feast is intended to proclaim in a striking and effective manner Christ’s royalty over individuals, families, society, governments, and nations.”
Readings for Season of Forever
New American Bible (NAB) readings are referenced from the Lectionary for Mass, for use in the dioceses of the United States of America, second typical edition ©1997, 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.See link for full reading
Deuteronomy 8:2-6 Keep the Lord’s commandments & statutes to have a long life. Love God with all heart, soul, and strength.
Hebrews 7:23-28 Jesus’ priesthood lasts forever, always able to save those who approach God through him. Jesus is perfect forever
Mark 12:28b-34 Love God with all heart, soul, mind, strength; love neighbor as yourself. It’s worth more than burnt offerings & sacrifices. You are not far from the kingdom of God.
All Saints Day (instead of 31st Sunday in 2009)
Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14 vision of a great multitude…every nation , race, people, and tongue/survived the time of great distress/robes washed white in the Blood of the Lamb
1 John 3:1-3 “we are God’s children now” “What we shall be has not been revealed.”
Matthew 5:1-12a Beatitudes –What do you want? Kingdom? Comfort? Land? Satisfaction? The clean of heart will SEE GOD!
All Souls Day/Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed
Wisdom 3:1-9 passing away thought an affliction–but they are in peace. As gold in furnace, he proved them; as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself
Romans 5:5-11 Love of God poured into our hearts through Holy Spirit; God proves love: while we still sinners Christ died for us; we are justified by his blood
Romans 6:3-9 Baptized into Christ’s death; united in his resurrection; old self crucified with him, death no long has power over Christ
John 6:37-40 Jesus will not reject anyone who comes to him; it’s the Father’s will not to lose anyone but everyone who sees the Son and believes in him will have eternal life
32nd Sunday Ordinary
1 Kings 17:10-16 1 Kings 17:10-16 Elijah and the generous destitute widow: miracle of provision until the drought ended.
Hebrews 9:24-28 Explanation of the annual blood sacrifice of the high priest; Christ offered once will appear a second time no to take away sin but to bring salvation to those who wait.
Mark 12:38-44 Beware of the Scribes who desire honor but devour the houses of widows. Story of the poor widow putting in her two coins (she understands now vs. eternity)
33rd Sunday Ordinary
Daniel 12:1-3 It will be a time unsurpassed in distress, Prince Michael your guardian, those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake: some shall live forever, others everlasting horror; those who lead the many to justice shall be like stars forever.
Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 One sacrifice for sins; the consecrated made perfect forever. Now he waits until his enemies are his footstool
Mark 13:24-32 Tribulation; sun, moon darkened, stars falling, then see Son of man coming; angels sent to gather the elect; watch for signs, no one but the Father knows the day or hour.
Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
Daniel 7:13-14 “I saw on like the Son of man coming”, presented to the Ancient One, received everlasting dominion, glory & kingship
Revelation 1:5-8 Jesus freed us from sin by his blood…made us into a kingdom, priests for his God & Father; Alpha & Omega “the one who is, who was, and who is to come”
John 18:33b-37 “Are you King?” “My kingdom does not belong to this world.” “For this I was born…to testify to truth” “everyone who belongs to truth listens to my voice”