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The natural laws are created by God himself, but God also created SUPERNATURAL LAWS to combine with the natural laws, and depending on the circumstances and conditions of each person that God nurtures, teaches, rewards, judges, as Jesus revealed in Message of Merciful Love to Little Souls through Margaret on December 29, 1966: "Nature has laws that must be respected. But in the supernatural life, with God, there are even more important LAWS and one must KNOW and RESPECT them."
The Supernatural Laws are combined with the laws of nature in this life, but the Supernatural Laws are extremely important because they continue to relate to eternal life and exist forever. The laws of nature are easily overcome by God, for example, when Jesus wanted to show a little wonder for his disciples to believe in him, He walked on water and let Saint Peter to walk on water to come to him, but The Supernatural Law, which God absolutely respects, cannot be changed, cannot be violated like when Saint Peter was walking on water to come to Jesus but his heart was afraid then he immediately drowned. It was because Saint Peter worried, so that Jesus could not let him walk on water like the first moment Peter believed (The Law "Having, be given")
Where are the SUPERNATURAL LAWS from?
In the Book of Genesis, the first creation, God created LIGHT, reading that passage almost people think about the light from the sun, the moon, the stars, and other luminous objects, but forgets the extremely high meaning of LIGHT:
John 12:46-50: "I have come into the world as LIGHT so that everyone who believes in me may not have to remain in darkness. But if anyone listens to my words and fails to observe them, I will not pass judgement on him, for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. Anyone who rejects me and does not accept my words already has a judge. On the last day, the word that I have spoken will serve as his judge. For I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me command about what I am to say and how I am to speak. I know that his commandment is eternal life. Therefore, what I speak is what the Father has told me to say."
-Why Jesus doesn't judge the world, but the Word of Jesus?
-What is the COMMANDMENT of the Father?
-Why is the COMMANDMENT of the Father is ETERNAL LIFE?
Then, if we look closely, especially in the parables, we will find the entire Teaching of Jesus Christ revolves around 3 SUPERNATURAL LAWS precisely, without error.
So, just as when we establish an organization, we also know how to set the rules, then before creating the Universe and mankind, God created LIGHT is the SUPERNATURAL LAWS, the COMMANDMENT of the Father, that Jesus came to proclaim them, And the COMMANDMENT of the Father is ETERNAL LIFE because based on those Laws that every people create MERIT to have an everlasting inheritance in the Kingdom of God: Gen 1:14: "Then God said: Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to seperate DAY from NIGHT. Let them mark the seasons, the days and the years"(Gen 1'14): There must be LAWS to distinguish between good and bad, right and wrong, leading people to the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, the LIGHT that GOD created "On the first day" is God's SUPERNATURAL LAWS.
The First Law: "PAY THE LAST PENNY"
People often talk about the law of "Borrow and pay", while every day many people do evil, cruel, lying, and deceit, but they live safe and well, so people consider "Borrow and pay" as just sarcastic.
No Catholic books discuss the law of "Borrow and pay", but Matthew 26:51-52: "Suddenly, one of those who accompanying Jesus reached for his sword, drew it, and struck the servant of the high priest, slicing off his ear. Then Jesus said to him, "Put back your sword into its place. For all who take the sword shall die by the sword" this means: the evildoers will receive the consequences of their deeds: it is also "Borrow and Pay", but with Jesus Christ, the Law "PAY THE LAST PENNY" is detailed, complete, and stable:
Mt 5:21-26: "You have heard that your ancestors were told: 'you shall not kill, and anyone who kills will be subject to judgment.' But I say this to you: Anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment, and whoever addresses his brother in an insulting way will answer for it before the Sanhedrin, and whoever calls his brother a fool will be liable to the fires of Gehanna. Therefore, when offering your gift of the altar, if you should remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there at the altar and first go to be reconciled with your brother. Then return and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court with him. If you fail to do so, he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge will put you in the costody of the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Believe the truth of what I tell you: you will not be given your freedom until you have paid your dept down to the LAST PENNY."
As well as Luke 12:57-59: "And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? Thus, when you are going to court with your opponent, make an effort to settle the matter with him on the way. If you fail to do so, he may drag you before the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the officer, and the officer will throw you into prison. I tell you, you will not be given your freedom until you have paid your debt down to the very LAST PENNY."
The Gospel according to Luke does not speak in isolation like the Gospel according to Matthew but simply sums it up: "WHAT IS RIGHT" as following passages:
-Mt 5:22: "But I say this to you: Anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment, and whoever addresses his brother in an insulting way will answer for it before the Sanhedrin, and whoever calls his brother a fool will be liable to the fires of Gehenna."
-Mt 5:27-28: "You have heard that it was said at old: 'You shalt not commit adultery.' But I say to you that anyone who looks with lust at a woman has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
-Mt 5:37: "Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes', and your 'No' mean 'No'. Anything more is from the evil one."
-Mk 7:21-23: "For from within, from the human heart, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slender, arrogance, and folly. All these evils come from within, and they defie a person."
So the parable "Going to court" is understood as follows:
"Agree with" is compensation to cover mistakes.
"Thy adversary" is our sins.
"In the way" is the time we live in this life.
"To the court" is the final hour of life.
"Judge": When people pass out of this world, everyone is judged according to the righteous laws of God: "Anyone who rejects me and does not accept my words already has a judge. On the last day, the word that I have my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken will serve as his judge."(Jn12,48)
Therefore, in the above Gospel passages, Jesus revealed to us that: In each of our lives, all our sins from small to large in thought, word, and deed, if you are wise, you must hurry to pay off for them in this life, if you keep your sins until next life then you will have to pay without the slightest error, that is the Law of "PAY THE LAST PENNY".
It is also "You borrow you must pay", but with Christ, this is a SUPERNATURAL LAW because it is different from the worldly concept that people are often afraid of "paying retribution", but as Jesus taught, only those who are wise and nimble will take care of payment before going to the public door, only those who are lucky will get "retribution" to have the opportunity to "settle" the debts right from this life, if they don't have Blessings to get retribution then in the next life, they are extremely miserable because they have to "Pay the last penny". So Jesus said, "When you are about to present your gift at the altar, you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go to make peace with him, and then come back and offer your offering." That means the reconciliation is much more important than offering the gift because in the Law of "PAY THE LAST PENNY", there is no wrongdoing, no sin that does not have to be paid in full: Matthew 10:26-28: "There is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing secret that will not become known." Or Mk 4:22: "For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed and nothing is secret that will not be brought to light".
God's law of "PAY THE LAST PENNY" as Jesus revealed, seems so strict that no one can overcome it to usurp God's Kingdom. But there are FIVE METHODS to pay off debt right from this life:
- BORROWING MUST PAY:
All sufferings: disasters, imprisonment, hunger, thirst, bitter humiliation, hard work, inferiority, loss, ugliness, disability, are all means to pay and compensate for sins. For as Matthew 9:2: "Some people then approached him, carrying a paralized man lying on a bed. On perceiving their faith, Jesus said to the man, "Take heart, son. Your sins are forgiven.": That was through their long-sufferings of disabilities, plus the merits of their faith and God's mercy, the man's sins are forgiven, so Jesus healed him.
Lk 7, 36-50: "... Therefore, I tell you: her many sins have been forgiven her because she has shown great love. But the one who has been forgiven little has little love." And Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
"LOVE", like the woman who wept at Jesus' feet which means repentance, hatred of the sins committed, are very pleasing to God, so God forgives the reparation.
Jesus also told the parable of the "Good Father" (Lk 15:11-32) and the parable of the "Prayer of the Pharisee and the tax collector" (Lk 18:10-14), also about the self-awareness of being lowly, weak, and sinful, repenting asking God for mercy, will attract God's blessing, to be able to cover mistakes and sins.
- FORGIVE, TO BE FORGIVEN.
This is the easiest and most effective condition, the best formula to clean up mistakes and sins easily:
Jesus taught us in the Our Father, "...And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespassed against us." And Jesus added: "Truly if you forgive men their sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forget men, neither will your Father in heaven forget your sins.": Jesus added this sentence to make it clear to us how important and necessary of forgiving . As well as Mk 11:25-26: "And whenever you stand in prayer, forgive whatever grievence you have against anybody, so that your Father in heaven may forgive your wrongs too."
And Mt 18:21-35: "Then Peter came up to him and asked, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times? Jesus answerd, "I say to you, not seven times but seventy times seven." Then Jesus told the parable "The unmerciful servant" and concludes: "In the same way, my heavenly Father will also deal with you unless each of you forgive his brother from the heart."
"Forgive, to be forgiven" is the method, the most effective way to undo the law of "PAY THE LAST PENNY". So when we encounter disagreements, insults, unfair disadvantages, instead of getting upset or angry or seeking revenge, we must immediately seize that precious opportunity to forgive right away, forgive all, forgive unconditionally, forgive in a very happy way, to be forgiven by God for all of our sins. And if someone is fortunate enough not to be entangled in many sins then their patience, tolerance, and loving forgiveness of the mistakes of others will become a great merit in the sight of God.
The Church's way of praying is to use rituals, praises, thanksgivings, meditations on God, repentance for sins, contributing time, doing good deeds, sharing... Whatever we ask God for, God can also use that effort to save us from the consequences of sins. For we rely on the merits of Jesus Christ, the merits of Mary, the merits of the saints, and the merits of the righteous, to pay our debts.
Virtues such as Love of God, Love of People, Virginity, Obedience, Humility, Poverty, Honesty... These things are blessed by God, bestowing grace and producing merit, that merit to prevent, avoid, and atone for our sins first, then to store up in eternal treasures.
Second Law: GIVE AS BE RECEIVED The Law of "PAY THE LAST PENNY" is very important, but the Law of "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED" is more important and extremely precise which Jesus not only did teach in detail, but he also practiced very seriously:
Mt 25:14-30: "Again, the kingdom of heaven will be like a man going on a journey who summoned his servants, and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two talents, and to a third one talent -to each according to his ability. Then he set forth on his journey. The servant who had received the five talents promtly went to invest them and gained five more. In the same manner, the servant who had received the two talents gained two more. But the servant who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money. After a long period of time, the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing an additional five. Master, he said, you gave me five talents. Behold I have gained five more.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. Since you have been faithful in small matters, I will give you much greater responsibilities, come and share your master's joy. Next, the one who had received the two talents also came forward and said, 'Master, you gave me two talents. Behold, I have gained two more.' His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. Since you have been faitful in small matters, I will give you much greater responsibilities. Come and share your master's joy.' Then the one who had received the one talent came forward and said, 'Master, I knew that you were a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed. Therefore, out of fear I went off and hid your talent in the ground. Behold, I give it back to you.' His master replied, 'You wicked and lazy servant. So you knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered! Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have gotten back my money with interest. Therefore, take the talent from him and give it to the one with the ten talents. For every one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he does have will be taken away. As for this worthless servant, cast him outside into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
We see the person who was given five talents, made another five talents is praised by the master, was assigned more, and was able to enjoy the master's joy. The person who is given two talents can only benefit two talents but is also praised by the master, is also assigned more, and also enjoys the joy of the master, just like the person who benefits five talents. So if the person who is given one talent benefits just one talent then he also is praised by the master, is assigned more, and is able to enjoy the master's joy like the one who benefits five talents and the one who benefits two talents, but the one who was given one talent did not gain a penny, so he was blamed and sent out.
Let's read and consider carefully every word, we can realize that Jesus revealed to us the Law of "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED". Because the parables of Jesus often contain great mysteries.
And Mt 10: 7-10: "And as you go, proclaim: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. You received without payment, give in the same way[:] Take along no gold or silver or copper in your purses, no sack for your journey, or an extra tunic, or sandals, or a staff. For the laborer deserves his keep."
Why didn't Jesus allow money, clothes, sticks, shoes? Because according to the Law of "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED", if rich in gold coins, elegant clothes, and shoes, then the Apostles enjoyed receiving happiness and comfort too much, so they did not have the opportunity to GIVE to produce Blessings from God's Help that can heal the sick, raise the dead, make lepers clean, drive out demons. Therefore, the Apostles must be very poor and suffer to preach effectively. ("For the laborer deserves his keep.": By the difficulty, the Apostles get merit for the blessing to fulfill their missions.)
And Luke 12: 47-48: "The servant who knew his master's wishes but did not get ready or do what his master wanted will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know those wishes, and who acted in such a manner as to deserve a beating, will be beaten less severely. MUCH WILL BE DEMANDED of a person to whom MUCH HAVE BEEN GIVEN, and even MORE WILL BE ASKED of a person to whom MORE HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED."
We understands the master returns and calls his servants to calculate is the time of death before the Lord's throne, he calculates our merits according to how much or how little God has assigned to each person, the TALENTS are all things that belong to our lives: longevity, health, intelligence, alertness, grace, nobility, beauty, high authority, money, high house, well-fed, good wine, elegant clothes. So "RECEIVED", "BE GIVEN", and "DELIVERED" are all things that create joy, happiness, comfort, contentment... On material and spiritual of every moment in our life, including the blessing from God to our souls.
On the contrary, "GIVE", "BE ASKED" and "REQUIRED" are usually understood only as giving out, sharing. But read the parable "Lazarus and the rich man" (Lk 16, 19-30): We see that Jesus did not say Lazarus was virtuous and holy, but only that Lazarus spent his life in pain and shame, a life without a single luck, a life of "RECEIVED" is not much but full of poverty and illness, with God, it was a great Merit of "GIVE" so that Lazarus enjoyed endless consolation and received a very great reward in heaven. As for the rich man, Jesus did not say that he was cruel and sinful but only said that his whole life of enjoying elegant silk clothes, parties, drinking, eating. That means he "RECEIVED" a lot but never "GAVE" so later upon death, the rich man got that result.
Therefore, "GIVE", "BE ASKED" and "REQUIRED" are ugly, lowly, unlucky, disadvantaged, lost, suffering, humiliation, hunger, sickness, disability, hardship. And all the virtuous deeds, good deeds, meritorious sacrifices, love of God, love of people.
Some people also have a bit of a concept about the Law of "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED", but only counting what happens in this life, so few people believe it, because there are people who are lucky to be rich and happy all their life. Some people live their whole life unlucky, poor, and miserable. But with Christ, this is the Law of Balancing between Happiness and Suffering, closely related to the afterlife. In this life, whoever are rich, luxurious, lucky, talented, happy, then people admire them as blessed, but with Jesus, it is CURSE because "Has been received the reward", because "will have to cry", "will have to be miserable". And people in life who are poor, ugly, incompetent, are considered as a curse, but for Jesus Christ, that is BLESSING: "Rejoice, children. Rejoice, for great is your reward in heaven."
Because the Doctrine of Jesus Christ is the WAY open to eternal life, what is accumulated for the next life is blessed. The happy glories of this life and the happy glories accumulated for the next life are oppositely yin and yang, lose one side gain the other side, add one side minus the other side, suffering from this side happy on the other side, rich on this side poor on the other side, this side gained one that side lost one, this side took ten and the other added ten, just as Jesus said to the other rich man: "Go and sell all your possessions. Give what you have to the poor, and you will have a treasure in heaven..."
See the Gospel passage that states the Law of "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED":
Lk 6:20-28: "Blessed are you who are poor: for the kingdom of God is yours
"Blessed are you who hunger now: for you will have your fill.
"Blessed are you who weep now: for you will laugh.
" Blessed are you when people hate you, and ostracize you, when they insult you and denoune your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoy on that day and dance for joy, for your reward will be great in heaven. This was the way their ancestors treated the Prophets.
"But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
" Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will go hungry.
"Woe to you laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
" Woe to you, when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in the same fashion."
If we know "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED" is an immutable Law that applies to everyone in everything, every moment of our lives, then it is very easy for us to progress walking on the good road, with many opportunities to earn merit to become "rich" in the Kingdom of Heaven. Those who exploit, plunder, torment, and persecute us are all considered benefactors, as Jesus teaches us: Luke 6, 27-30: "But to those of you who are listening to me, I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If anyone strikes you in one cheek, offer him other cheek as well, and should someone take your cloak, let him have your tunic as well. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not demand the return of what is yours from the one who has taken it."
Many people blame God for being too unfair because many people are born beautiful, salty, smart, rich, and luxurious. Many people are ugly, lowly, poor, and unlucky for a lifetime. But if you can think about life, even if you live for more than a hundred years, is only a moment compared to the infinite next life, but with the Law of "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED" connecting This Life to the Next Life, then God is absolutely fair and good, because looking at the lives and comparing the ratio, we see that some people RECEIVE thousands "talents", some people only receive half, a quarter, one-tenth of "talent". But when entering eternity, those who receive thousands "talents" there, how do they pay for that huge amount? And those who only receive a quarter, a tenth of "talent" are ugly, poor, lowly, unlucky, miserable people who only have to "give" that little amount of "receive", and then have the rest of the lifetime merit created by the inferior losses, become what a great BLESSING in the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, those who are lowly, ugly, losers, then rejoice and be glad, and right now give thanks to God. But those who are talented, wise, graceful, beautiful, and noble, then do not despise the ugly, the poor and live as if nothing. Do not boast, lest you have to pay more. Remember that prayers such as Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Divine Mercy, Rosary, fasting, almsgiving, sharing... First of all, we may be shunned by the desire for money, fame, and pleasures, then compensate for the good things we have received.
Then read this parable: Mt 20, 1-16: "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Going out about nine o'clock, he saw some others standing idle in the marketplace. He said to them, 'You also go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.' When he went out again around noon and at three in the afternoon, he did the same. Then, about five o'clock , he went out and found others standing around, and he said to them, "Why have you been standing here idle all day?' They answered, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You too go into my vinyard.' When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Summon the workers and give them their pay, begining with those who come last and ending with the first.' When those who had started to labor at five o'clock came, each of them received a danarius. Therefore, those who had come first thought that they would receive more, but they were paid a danarius, the same as the others. And when they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner, saying 'These men who were hired last worked only one hour, and yet you have rewarded them on the same level with us who have borne the grearest portion of the work and the heat of the day.' The owner replied to one of them, 'Friend, I am not treating you unfairly. Did you not agree with me to work for a denarius? Take your pay and leave. I have chosen to pay the latecomers the same as I pay you. Am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous? Thus, the last will be first and the first will be last.":
Knowing the Law "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED", we understand "Those who be hired first" are the people in high class, noble, rich, clever, beautiful. "Those who be hired last" are the people in low class, needy, ugly. One denarius is the balance of absolutely fair Law of "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED". "Be pay first" are great rewards in heaven. "Be pay last" are people in high positions in this world will be less in heaven.
And there are many verses, many Gospel passages, and many things Jesus did relate to this Law. But people kept talking for their pleasure, eating until their mouths were satisfied, shopping and dressing up, showing off and boasting... Not to mention, there are a lot of people climbing to get richer, more powerful, more comfortable, and enjoy all the pleasures. Those things must also be compensated not lack a penny.
Jesus told Margaret in his Message of Merciful Love to Little Souls with absolute precision the Law of "GIVING AS BE RECEIVED":
December 29, 1966: "My daughter, the nobility of a soul is measured by the self-denial, the suppression of the five senses necessary for the soul to flourish. Nature has laws to respect, but in supernatural life, with God, there are even more IMPORTANT LAWS and one SHOULD KNOW AND RESPECT those laws if he attains complete detachment from creation."
-October 3, 1966: Meditating: Margaret:
"My God, please give me Your LIGHT, Your TRUTH, to guide me on the way to You.
Jesus: "The only TRUTH that every man of sincerity has in him. I AM THE TRUTH.
"My daughter, I have filled you with grace. But you are not better than others. On the contrary, you owe me more. What do people do to creditors? Isn't it PAYING? Honestly, you pay me more than others. Do what I tell you. Then I will forgive you."
"Don't forget that the more I give, the more I ask for." And what I asked of that little soul of mine was love.
-October 5, 1966:
Jesus: "The youth of the soul never ends.
"Always keep your childish soul, tender and fervent.
"My child, believe that I love you.
"My saints enjoy endless glory and can only give me thanks.
"But daughter, your time is not over. Please understand that you can still create happiness for me in this life. Back to Heaven, you just RECEIVED.
"But here you are both GIVING and BE GIVEN.
"My little one, sing a song of love.
-December 10, 1966:
Jesus: "Those who ascend to the Kingdom of Heaven are all small, whatever is small on earth is great in heaven.
-December 18, 1966:
Jesus: "My daughter, where are your blessings, if you are not tested and
overcome the test? -
-January 15, 1967:
Jesus: "Rejoice when you are in trouble? Those difficulties are sure signs of my love.
-February 28, 1967:
Jesus: "Today, according to their degree of love and loyalty, believers are free and according to their conscience to apply the method of penance, honestly and courageously.
” And I tell you this: whoever gives much, I will also give much.
The above verses of the Message not only help us to confirm the Law of "GIVING AS BE RECEIVED" but also help us to realize the truth of the Message, to recognize the words of Jesus Christ lovingly sends a message to all of us.
And by knowing the Law of "GIVING AS BE RECEIVED" we understand better that LITTLE SOULS are poor, insignificant, nameless, positionless people... Because they RECEIVES very little, hence their merits are very large because they do not have to pay for what they received, so the prayers of LITTLE SOULS are very effective. Jesus founded LITTLE SOULS to establish such a group of people, though very few, very rare, but extremely precious because by their supplications to attract God's mercy, God can save and cure the world.
The Third Law: "HAVING, BE GIVEN"
The Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN" is related to the Law of "PAY THE LAST PENNY" and connected with the Law of "GIVE AS BE RECEIVED". And the Law "HAVING, BE GIVEN" absolutely no one knows nor has any religion mentioned it, but only Jesus Christ, the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN" is wonderful, precise, vitally important, and grounding in the Doctrine of Christ:
Mark 4, 10-12: "When he was alone, the Twelve and his other companions asked him about the parables. He told them: "To you has been granted knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to those outside, everythings comes in parables, so that
'they may look and see but not perceive,
and hear and listen but fail to understand,
lest they converted, and be forgiven.'
Or, after Jesus told the parable of "The sower" (Luke 8:4-8). Then the disciples asked him what the parable meant. He said: "To you has been granted knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but for others they are made known in parables so that looking they may not see, and hearing they may not understand."
Why such a paradox? Who are the other people? Jesus says just for people to understand and follow him, isn't that what he always wants? Yet Jesus deliberately uses parables so that people do not understand.
When we have not found the Law "HAVING, BE GIVEN", this sentence is understood: Jesus says the result is that the Word of God is no one listens to, no one understands, or Jesus just repeated the words of the prophet Isaiah.
But read Matthew 13, 10-12: Then the disciples approached and asked him, "Why do you speak to them in parables?" He replied, "To you has been granted knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. To the one who HAS, MORE WILL BE GIVEN, and he will have an abundance. As for the one who does not have, even what little he has will be taken away."
Thus, Jesus deliberately used parables to refer to those who HAVE, BE GIVEN and those who do not have, be hidden, even taken.
So what is HAVING?
John 14:21-23: "Anyone who has received my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him." Judas (not Judas Iscariot) asked him, "Lord, why is it that you are revealing yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered him, "Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him."
The Apostles misunderstood that Jesus was only revealing himself to them by explaining to them the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but the answer only repeated what he had just said, meaning that it was not only the Apostles, but for those who DO love Jesus, hear and obey Jesus' Word, then Jesus gives light to understand, and those who do not hear and do not keep God's Word, He hides them with parables.
Then "Love Jesus", "Hear and keep Jesus' Word" is a precious MERIT, THE HAVING. And Jesus purposely uses parables or distant allusions to illuminate only those who have merited, and to hide those who have no merit because of the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN".
Luke 8, 16-18: "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a pot or places it under a bed. Rather he places it in a lampstand so that those who enter may se the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing is concealed that not be made known and brought to light. Take great care, therefore, about how you listen. For to the one who has, more will be given; from the one who does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken away."
"A candle sets on the candlestick" means the same: "Whoever having and keeping my commandments" that creates merit as "HAVING".
- Mark 4:24-25: He also told them: "Pay carefull attention to what you hear. The measure you give will be the measure you will receive, and you will receive more in addition. To the one WHO HAS, MORE WILL BE GIVEN; from the one who does not have, even what little he has will be taken away."
The two Gospel passages above clearly show the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN".
The parable of the "TALENTS" (Mt 25:14-30) also has the conclusion: "For to every one WHO HAS, MORE WILL BE GIVEN and he shall have abundance: but from him, that hath not shall be taken away." And just like the parable "Ten talents of silver" (Lk 19:11-26) also has the conclusion: "I tell you, to everyone WHO HAS, MORE WILL BE GIVEN; but from the one who has not, even what he does have will be taken away." That is the Blessings of every second in our lives, according to the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN".
"Pay attention" we will see in the teachings and admonitions in the parables of Jesus to do good deeds and avoid evil to create MERIT that Jesus GIVE us thousand times of our HAVING, otherwise Jesus cannot GIVE because the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN".
So everything in our life, if we want to get God's help, must "HAVING", that's FAITH, BELIEVE IN GOD, LOVE GOD, PRACTICE GOD'S WORD, DO THE GOOD WORKS... Those create great Blessings:
-Mark 9, 22-23: "It has often tried to kill him by throwing him into a fire or into the water. If it is possible for you to do anything, have pity on us, and help us." Jesus answered, "If it is possible! All things are possible for one who has faith.": means that Jesus can do all things, but according to the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN", the father of the child must have the MERIT of faith then Jesus can cure the child's epilepsy.
-Mark 10:52: Jesus said to him: "Go on your way! Your faith has made you well." Immediately he received his sight, and followed him along the road.": The blind man from Jericho was cured of his blindness because the Blessings of believing in Jesus so much so that people shouted at him and stopped him but he still cried out to Jesus.
-Luke 8:48: Then Jesus said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.": The Blessing of the woman with the hemorrhagic disease believed that only by touching Jesus' clothes will be healed, so Jesus saved her.
Luke 17:5-6: The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." The Lord replied, "If you had faith as tiny as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea.' and it would obey you.": FAITH creates such great blessings that can be used to ask God for difficult things beyond human strength.
And Matthew 21:22: "Whatever you ask for in faith-filled prayer, you will receive."
This passage of the Gospel describes the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN":
Matthew 5:3-12: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and utter all kinds of calumnies against you for my sake. Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. In the same manner, they persecuted the prophets who preceded you."
And look in the Teachings of the Lord we will find many ways to get Blessings of"HAVING".
-Blessings are through endurance, forgiveness, forbearance: Lk 6: 27-35
-Blessings by mercifully helping others: Mt 25: 34-40
- Blessings by respecting and supporting the apostles of Jesus: Mt 10, 40-42
-Blessings by praying: Mt 7, 7-12
-Blessings of virtues: Mt 5, 3-12
-Blessings by giving up everything and following the Lord: Mt 10, 28-31
-Blessings by doing the Word of Jesus: Mt 12:50 - Lk 6, 47-48 And Lk 11:27-28
-Blessing through hard work: Jn 6:27. Or Mt 11:28.
- So "HAVING" do not understand as money, wealth, talent, power, greatness, beauty, nobility... But it's the opposite of those things: "HAVING" is MERIT created by lowliness, ugliness, disadvantaged, poor, suffering... And it's the way of virtue, worshiping and serving God such as Mass, Prayer, doing charity, sharing, love, tolerance, forgiveness, shunned luxury, carnal... But those MERITS must pay for mistakes according to the Law of "PAY THE LAST PENNY" and must compensate for satisfying pleasures according to the Law of "GIVING AS BE RECEIVED" then the rest of the merit can be counted as HAVING according to the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN".
God has absolute power in all things, in all places, at all times, yet Jesus taught us to pray: "Our Father who art in heaven, hallow be thy name, Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.": For if God wants His name to be glorified in the spirit world, that is the absolute right of God, but in this world, He implements the Law "HAVING, BE GIVEN", so we have to pray, God will GIVE His name to be glorified in the world. Just as all God's will is strictly obeyed in the spirit world, we need to pray so that God's will is done in this world, by the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN" applies to mankind on earth.
Because of the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN", even though God has absolute power over the visible and invisible universe, He is still extremely hidden from those who do not have merit, as when Jesus used his power to exorcise demons, many people with Blessings have their hearts enlightened so that they can recognize and praise and thank Jesus, but those who have no merit and are not inspired by Jesus think that he uses demons to cast out demons. And like today, people demolish churches, destroy images of God, insult God's name, murder God's people, and plot to destroy God's religion, But God does not show any sign of "severe rule" because they are those who have no merit, so God cannot GIVE a teaching admonition. On the contrary, for those who have more FAITH, the more God loves and corrects them on the spot, even before entering the wrong path.
Because of the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN", even though the Church and the people of the Church belong to God, God should always teach, support, and protect in particular, but God still needs us to love and worry and pray every day, so that God can pour out his grace to protect and guide the Church.
Because of the Law "HAVING, BE GIVEN", even the SALVATION of Jesus Christ, some people say: "Jesus died for the redemption of mankind, so everyone can enjoy the reward there.": Yes, but remember the Law of "HAVING, BE GIVEN" which must BELIEVE and rely on the MERIT of Jesus and do what Jesus says. However, Jesus' Word is spread like leaven in flour, making the whole world leaven for righteousness, so that many thoughts, doctrines, policies, religions... Becoming more perfect, so people got the benefit from that.
And also because of the Law "HAVING, BE GIVEN", so if mankind does not have the BLESSING of having a Holy Virgin, perfect in all virtues, to conceive and give birth to a Redeemer who is the Son of God, then Jesus Christ could not come down to earth as a human. Therefore, we must be eternally grateful to the Virgin Mary.