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Resurrection-Pictures-05Pope Benedict XVI: The Ascension is the last act of liberation from sin

Vatican City, 20 May 2012 (VIS) – Benedict XVI dedicated his remarks before praying the Regina Coeli this morning to the Ascension of the Lord, which in many countries is celebrated today, the Sunday following the feast.

“The Ascension of the Lord”, the Pope explained to faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, “marks the fulfilment of the salvation which began with the Incarnation. Having instructed His disciples for the last time, Jesus ascended into heaven. Nevertheless, He ‘did not separate Himself from our condition’ because, in His humanity, he drew mankind into intimacy with the Father and thus revealed the final destination of our earthly pilgrimage. Just as, for us, He descended from heaven and suffered death on the cross, so too, for us, He arose and returned to God, Who is thus no longer distant, but is ‘our God’, ‘our Father’. The Ascension is the last act of our liberation from the yoke of sin”.

From the Book of Heaven:

V26 – 5.12.29 – “My daughter, My Humanity redid within Itself, and over Itself, all the evils of decayed humanity, to the point of dying, in order to give to it the virtue of rising again from the death to which it was subject. This is the reason why I did not leave the Kingdom of My Divine Will upon earth—because the humanity of innocent Adam was missing, glorious and immortal, in order to be able to impetrate It and to receive the great Gift of My Fiat. Therefore, it was necessary that My Humanity first redo decayed humanity and give to it all the remedies in order to raise it again, and then die and rise again with the qualities of innocent Adam, so as to be able to give to man what he lost. Not only this, but I wanted to ascend into Heaven with My Humanity as beautiful, clothed with light, just as it came out of Our creative hands, so as to say to the Celestial Father: ‘My Father, look at Me, how My Humanity is redone, how the Kingdom of Our Will is safe in It. I am the Head of all, and the One who prays You has all the rights to ask and to give what I possess.’

“My daughter, an innocent humanity, with all the qualities with which it came out of Our creative hands, was needed in order to impetrate again the Kingdom of Our Will into the midst of creatures. Up to that time it was missing, and I purchased it with My Death, and I ascended into Heaven in order to fulfill, with My first task, My second task of impetrating and giving the Kingdom of My Divine Will upon earth. It is about two thousand years that this Humanity of Mine has been praying, and Our Divine Majesty, feeling the love of Creation that We had in creating man overflow from Itself again—or rather, with greater intensity—and feeling Itself being enraptured and charmed by the beauties of My Humanity, has poured Itself out again; and opening the Heavens, It has made the rain of light of the many knowledges about My Fiat rain down in torrents, so that, like rain, It may descend upon souls, and with Its light It may vivify and heal the human will, and transforming it, It may cast the root of My Will into the hearts, and may lay Its Kingdom upon earth. In order for My Kingdom to come upon earth, first I had to make It known, I had to make known that It wants to come to reign. And I, as an elder brother of the human family, in order to give to it a purchase so great, am making all the arrangements in Heaven before the Divinity. Therefore, it was necessary that I ascend into Heaven with My Humanity glorified, in order to be able to purchase again the Kingdom of My Fiat for My brothers and children of Mine.”

Pope Benedict XVI:

The Holy Father recalled St. Leo the Great’s explanation that “this mystery proclaims not only the immortality of the soul, but also that of the flesh. …:

From the Book of Heaven:

V19 – 4.4.26 – “My daughter, My Resurrection completed, sealed and returned to Me all honors; It called to life all of My Works, which I did in the course of My Life on earth, and Formed the Seed of the Resurrection of the souls, and even of the bodies, on the Universal Judgment.

Pope Benedict XVI:

“For this reason, when the disciples saw the Master arise from the earth and ascend towards heaven, they were not discouraged but experienced great joy and felt impelled to proclaim Christ’s victory over death”.:

From the Book of Heaven:

V16 – 5.29.24 – But when thascension11ey (the Apostles) saw Me ascend into Heaven, the pain of losing Me tore the veil, and they recognized Me with so much certainty as the true Son of God, that the intense sorrow of no longer seeing Me in their midst delivered Firmness in Good and Strength to suffer anything for Love of the One whom they had lost. It Delivered the Light of Divine Science; it removed the swaddling clothes of their childhood, and Formed them as intrepid men – no longer fearful, but Courageous… The pain Transformed them and Formed in them the True Character of Apostles. What I could not obtain with My Presence, I obtained with the pain of My privation.

Pope Benedict XVI:

“The Ascension”, the Holy Father concluded, “tells us that in Christ our humanity is raised to the heights of God and so, each time we pray, earth Unites with Heaven”.

From the Book of Heaven:

V12 – 11.3.19 – “Now, my Justice wants the renewal of these pains of My Humanity. And who could ever feel them, if not one who is identified with Me – honored to the point of being called to live in the height of My Volition, where, from the center of It, she takes all parts of all generations, unites them together, and repairs Me, loves Me, substitutes for all creatures;…”

 V12 – 1.25.19 – “I dwell in you as though within My Humanity; and just as I enclosed the entire world in My Humanity, I enclose it in you. “…It is from within you that I decide the destiny of the world. It is your humanity that shelters Me, just as Mine sheltered My Divinity. If my Divinity did not have my Humanity as shelter, the poor creatures would have had no escape, either in time or in Eternity, and Divine Justice would no longer look at the creature as Its own, deserving preservation, but as an enemy, deserving destruction.

Now My Humanity is glorious, and I need a humanity that may grieve, suffer, share the pains with Me, love souls together with Me, and place its life in order to save them. I chose you; aren’t you happy? Therefore I want to tell you everything – my pains, the chastisements that creatures deserve, so that you may take part in everything and be one with Me. This is also why I want you in the Height of My Divine Will, because wherever you cannot arrive with your own will, you will do it with Mine, reaching all that befits the office of My Humanity.

V21 – 2.23.27 – “I act just like a father who has many children, and each of them occupies an office of honor-one is prince, another is judge, one is deputy, another senator, another governor. The father feels happier in recognizing, in the birth that came out of his inmost self, each office and height of honor of his children. And since all created things were made so they would serve to make the children of the Supreme Fiat happy, in seeing you bringing Our works back to Us, We recognize in you Our purpose, and-oh! how We enjoy in seeing you go around to reunite all Our works together, in order to bring back to Us Our own Happiness spread in the whole Creation. Therefore, let your flight in My Will be continuous.”


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