For Protection from Chastisement of Fire and for Blessings Upon Your Family
In our times of tribulation, Heaven has promised various means of protection to the faithful through sacramentals. These include blessed objects such as the scapular, Miraculous Medal, St. Benedict medal, holy water, candles, crucifixes, St. Michael Stones, the Divine Mercy image, rosaries, etc. Just as stained-glass is not the Sun itself, so too, these sacred objects do not contain power, in and of themselves; rather, it is the blessing "attached" to them, flowing from Christ's Heart, that bestow particular graces upon the faithful to sanctify their various needs and circumstances.
As such, another sacramental for this hour, according to a recent private revelation given through the mystic, exorcist, and founder of a new Vatican-approved order in the Church, Fr. Michel Rodrigue , is the image of the Holy Family. In a message from God the Father on October 30, 2018, He says:
Listen and write. I insist that this message be communicated to everyone and everywhere you have preached in the United States and in Canada.
Remember the night when Padre Pio brought you into heaven to see the Holy Family. It was a teaching for you and for the people who have heard you. It was also a sign to recall the night when My Beloved Son, Jesus, was born in the world.
Remember how My Evangelist, Matthew, wrote, by the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit, how the star stopped over the place where My Baby Son, Jesus, lay. It was a sign for the Wise Men. Today, it is a sign for you, and for all Christians, and for all nations.
The Holy Family is a sign after which every family must model itself. I insist that every family that receives this message should have a representation of the Holy Family in their home. It can be an icon or a statue of the Holy Family or a permanent manger in a central place in the home. The representation must be blessed and consecrated by a priest.
To remind us of this, the Father asked that every family have a representation of the Holy Family, which can be an icon, statue, or even creche, and place it centrally in the home. It must be blessed by a priest or deacon, using blessed oil (see below) so that it is consecrated for this special grace of protection:
As the star, followed by the Wise Men, stopped over the manger, the chastisement from the sky will not hit the Christian families devoted to and protected by the Holy Family. The fire from the sky is a chastisement for the horrible crime of abortion and the culture of death, the sexual perversion, and the cupidity regarding the identity of man and woman. My children seek perverted sins more than eternal life. The increase of blasphemies and persecution of My just people offends Me. The arm of My justice will come now. They do not hear My Divine Mercy. I must now let many plagues happen in order to save the most people I can from the slavery of Satan.
Send this message to everyone. I have given St. Joseph, My representative to protect the Holy Family on Earth, the authority to protect the Church, which is the Body of Christ. He will be the protector during the trials of this time. The Immaculate Heart of My daughter, Mary, and the Sacred Heart of My Beloved Son, Jesus, with the chaste and pure heart of St. Joseph, will be the shield of your home, your family, and your refuge during the events to come.
My words are My blessing over all of you. Whoever acts according to My will, will be safe. The powerful love of the Holy Family will be manifested to all.
I am your Father.
These words are Mine!
Of course, this kind of protection has precedence in salvation history, as during the Passover, when the Israelites were unharmed by the Lord’s chastisement of the Egyptians because they had refused to set the Jewish people free from enslavement. The Lord forewarned the Israelites, who were told to mark their houses with the blood of a lamb, so that the spectre of the death of every first-born child and animal would pass over their homes.
For on this same night I will go through Egypt, striking down every firstborn in the land, human being and beast alike, and executing judgment on all the gods of Egypt—I, the LORD! But for you, the blood will mark the houses where you are. Seeing the blood, I will pass over you; thereby, when I strike the land of Egypt, no destructive blow will come upon you. —Exodus 12:12-13
This Scripture makes a crucial point. It is precisely the Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, that is the source of all divine protection from the Evil One. Sacramentals, such as those described above, do not substitute the necessity that a person live in friendship with God, what is called a "state of grace." This means that one is washed and cleansed by the Blood of Christ through Baptism, or if one has committed serious sin afterward, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Again, as the message to Fr. Michel states:
Whoever acts according to My will, will be safe.
Thus, no devotions act like magical charms, overriding our free will. Instead, they act as channels of grace that help us to submit to the Will of God and thus enjoy the many benefits and effects that God’s grace alone bestows. Promises of physical protection due to spiritual practices, found in private revelation, should be taken very seriously, but should not be treated like absolute guarantees or, worse, as dispensations from what is infinitely more important than physical protection; namely, a loving surrender to God’s Will in all things, at all times, no matter what; knowing that nothing but perfect love, for our good, is found within this Holy Will.
Below, we have included the rite used to give a blessing of exorcism over oil that can be said by a priest or deacon. (Note: deacons may bless objects. The only exceptions are those for liturgical use, images of Jesus and the Saints that will be used for public veneration, and doors, bells, organs, etc. for use in a church or cemeteries, seminaries or missions.)
If you do not have or cannot easily acquire a picture or statue, which can be a Christmas creche or other sacred representation of the Holy Family, Christine Watkins of Countdown to the Kingdom and Queen of Peace Media has purchased and beautified these pictures of the Holy Family for you so that you might have easy access to images of different kinds.
Free images to download from COUNTDOWN TO THE KINGDOM
All of these hi-resolution images have been provided in standard sizes for framing and can be scaled down as needed.
The "Russian Icon" of the Holy Family is 16x20 inches (can be scaled down to 8x10 or 11x14).
The "Stained glass" image of the Holy Family is 24 x 36 inches (can be scaled down to 8x12 or 5x7).
The icon of the Holy Family painted on the wall of the "Church of the Nativity" in Bethlehem is 24 x 36 inches (can be scaled down to 8x12 or 5x7).
While it cannot be substantiated, the two-toned picture of the Holy Family allegedly comes from a photograph that a sister took during the consecration of the Mass. When she developed the picture, she saw before her this image of the Holy family and the hands of a priest in the bottom left corner, holding up the Host. The "Miraculous Image" is 8x12 inches (can be scaled down to 5x7).
EXORCISM BLESSING FOR OIL
(Use 100% pure virgin olive oil)
To be said by a priest (or deacon when the sacramental is for private devotion). In the event that a priest will not use the rite below, Fr. Michel notes that a simple blessing will still suffice.
(Priest or deacon vests in surplice and purple stole)
P: Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
R: Who made heaven and earth.
P: O oil, creature of God, I exorcise you by God the Father (+) almighty, who made heaven and earth and sea, and all that they contain. Let the adversary’s power, the devil’s legions, and all of Satan’s attacks and machinations be dispelled and driven far from this creature, oil. Let it bring health in body and mind to all who use it, in the name of God (+) the Father almighty, and of our Lord Jesus (+) Christ, His Son, and of the Holy (+) Spirit, as well as in the love of the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.
P: O Lord hear my prayer.
R: And let my cry come unto thee.
P: May the Lord be with you.
R: And with your spirit.
P: Let us pray. Lord God almighty, before whom the hosts of angels stand in awe, and whose heavenly service we acknowledge; may it please You to regard favorably and to bless (+) and hallow (+) this creature, oil, which by Your power has been pressed from the juice of olives. You have ordained it for anointing the sick, so that, when they are made well, they may give thanks to You, the living and true God. Grant we pray, that those who will use this oil, which we are blessing (+) in Your Name, may be protected from every attack of the unclean spirit, and be delivered from all suffering, all infirmity, and all wiles of the enemy. Let it be a means of averting any kind of adversity from man, redeemed by the Precious Blood of Your Son, so that he may never again suffer the sting of the ancient serpent. Through Christ our Lord.
(Priest or deacon then sprinkles the oil with holy water)