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Am I Going to Heaven or Not? This Should be your Constant Thought.

The Blessed Lady said, "My Children, do not enjoy the things of the world and forget heaven. You should always think about heaven too, asking yourself, am I going to heaven or not? This should be your constant thought. When your heart is full of evil thoughts, you grieve the Holy Spirit: The Holy Sprit which constantly reminds you of God."

Message of the Blessed Lady to Christiana Agbo at Aokpe Nigeria - 18th February 1994

Our heavenly Mother is the daughter of the eternal Father, the mother of the Redeemer and the spotless spouse of the Holy Spirit. The absolute joy every soul yearns for can only be realized in the presence of God (Ps. 16:11). According to St. Paul, it is unimaginable; eyes have not seen it (1 Cor. 2:9-10) and the joy of this world is but a filthy rag comparatively.

The holy Mother does not want her children to be oblivious of this fact. She wants us to spend time contemplating the joys that await us in heaven. Filling ourselves with this thought will inevitably spur us to living lives worthy of the kingdom. Anything short of this will lower our thoughts to the mundane which has nothing to offer but wickedness and cunningness which grieve the Holy Spirit.

Occupying ourselves with the thought of heaven is a veritable practice for that is where our true citizenship is. Scripture already warns that setting our minds on earthly things makes our belly our god and ends in destruction (Phil 3:19-20).

Earthly things are good but we must be detached from them. Is it possible that we cannot be distracted with other thoughts even during prayers? The Catechism answers that it is only a sign of our attachment and this humble awareness should help us to refocus on the Lord and decide who to serve in the battle (CCC 2729).

Invitation of the Holy Spirit to come and inspire us should be a daily affair that carnality may not become our hallmark, for God himself is a Spirit and those who worship him must do so in spirit (John 4:24). Holy Mother, teach us to yield to the Holy Spirit that we may be made worthy of the joys of heaven. Amen

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