humphreys wrote:You're thick as a plank greeney.
I'm laughing at the kind of logic that would suggest there is a supreme being who will only stop one world currency if enough people don't eat for a day, not implying for a second such a being is real.
Don't you find it pretty far fetched that a supreme being would need such a thing in order to fulfill his own wishes? I know you find it silly too, you can admit it, you won't go to hell for it.
Fasting goes with prayer and is a form of prayer. God will intercede if enough people pray to Him, and show Him they are serious about praying by fasting along with that prayer.
I would like you to read this excerpt from other messages from Mary, concerning this very topic or idea you bring up.
Please read it carefully Humphreys, as well as all the other messages given to that mystic. I just started another thread with these messages posted. The person who has been given these messages has been under the spiritual direction of the same person who spiritually directed Mother Theresa, and that Monsignor was spiritually directed by Padre Pio. http://www.locutions.org/2011/12/195-wh ... e-delayed/
195. Why the Chastisements are Delayed
“Why do I wait so long? Why do I hold back my chastising hand?” These are the questions that the heavenly Father can legitimately ask. He sees the sins of mankind. He watches them flout his laws and even deny his existence. He has given mankind the beautiful earth and the gorgeous heavens. So, why does he not act? This is the great mystery, the delay, the constant delay, the pushing back.
The heavenly Father waits patiently, hoping that he does not have to act, always hoping that mankind would turn to him, so he could act with the greatest of mercies. He even raises up intercessors, who come before him night and day. These are God’s closest friends, and they plead with him to show mercy. In this way, he can put aside his justice for a while. He can claim that these chosen souls are like Moses who pleaded with him and allowed him to forgive the Israelites.
This is the drama which takes place behind the scenes which I will explain for all to understand. God has many attributes, innumerable attributes that man cannot even understand or imagine. These attributes are the ways he acts with mankind. They are the qualities of his Divine Person. Even in the bible, God seems to have many faces. At times, he chooses Israel, then he chastises, then he promises and then he restores. God has only one face, but he has many qualities and all come into play in any relationship which God has with man. The bible tries to catch this diversity, this complexity of God (even though he is perfectly simple).
God is not arbitrary. All of these attributes are in perfect balance and harmony. God is very predictable. If mankind repents, God will forgive. If mankind sins and continues in its sin, God will chastise.
But the question here is about time. When will God chastise? When a person repents, God forgives immediately, but it is quite different with his chastisements. He puts them off and puts them off. People even complain, “How long, O Lord, before you vindicate our rights?” This is because God stretches his mercy as far as he can, until showing mercy is foolish, destructive and harmful to the human race. I must say, “We have reached that point” yet he still delays only because many chosen souls plead before his divine presence. They delay the chastisements and gain time for repentance. This is my message, “Do not put off the time of your repentance” or else you will be worthy of God’s chastisements. I speak to you as a mother warning her children.