HOLY LAND OF ADORATION – A GIFT FROM GOD.
The Headquarters of this Devotion is located at Imezi-Olo in Ezeagu L.G.A. the parcel of land amounting to 144 hectares was donated by the people of Imezi-Olo in response to the demand of our Lord.
It is pertinent to mention that, just as the Blood of Christ sealed the everlasting covenant between God and His People, thus confirming that God has given man all the graces needed to love God and love his neighbour, in the same way too, Devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ seals the prophecy of the Glorious Reign of Peace in the world, ‘that in the fullness of time, the power of evil will be chained and there will be reign of peace in the World’. This is probably what the Apostle John recorded in the Book of Revelation: “Then I saw an angel come down from heaven with the key of the Abyss in his hand and an enormous chain. He overpowered the dragon, that ancient serpent which is the Devil and Satan, and chained him up for a thousand years. He hurled him into the Abyss and shut the entrance and sealed it over him to make sure he would not lead the nations astray again until the thousand years have passed…I saw the souls of all who had been beheaded for having witnessed for Jesus and for having preached God’s word and those who refused to worship the beast or his statue and would not accept his mark on their forehead or hands; they came and reigned with Christ for a thousand years” (Rev 20:1- 4). By sealing the prophecy of Glorious Reign, it confirms that God has given man everything needed to bring about the full manifestation of the Glorious Reign of Peace in the World. One of these things needed to lunch the Glorious Reign of Christ in the World as given by Heaven to the mystic; Barnabas Nwoye in the Holy Land of Adoration and Renewal, Uje, Imezi Olo, in Ezeagu L.G.A., Enugu State.
Importantly, there were other veritable gifts our Lord and Master had to give in order to effectively bring to birth the New Devotion to His Precious Blood. He declared: “For the perfection of My Work and for the sake of My Little Lilies. I will give you (Barnabas) all the messages, instructions, guidelines and plans of My Work for this Devotion”. Furthermore, He maintained, “Remember that I promised you on 3rd March, 2002, that I will give you a Land of Adoration, even if these people fail to release the land. Yes, I will do so. I am the Agonizing Jesus Christ Who called you. I will give you a land in that town which will receive a hundred times the blessings I gave the one they refused to release. Yes, I chose the Land of Olo for this great privilege. If they receive Me, blessing will flow like a stream on that Land for the good of mankind” (Jesus, 31st Oct. 2003).
Just like the Prophet Isaiah describes Him, ‘A faithful God, a Saviour’. St. Paul testifies to His supreme attribute, saying, “… He is always faithful…” (2 Tim2:13b), so on the 1st of January, 2004, by 3.00 p.m. the Good Lord demonstrated His great quality and our Lady unequivocally gave Him witness saying, “Yes I am happy to hear that: O what happened on January 1, this year, by 3.00 p.m. – I was there. Were you not there? I answered, Mother I was there. May be you were not there, She asked. But as for Me and the Saints and the Angels, and the whole Heaven, We were there when it happened. O, when the mighty Hand of God the Father, of God the Son and of God the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever, in union with the hand of My Priest, the bearer of My Son’s agony, blessed the Land of Adoration and Renewal, and declared It holy. I was there when it happened. The sun was dancing; the stars were jubilating; the trees and wind were rejoicing. I saw even pagans rejoicing, because a great thing had happened in the world. Yes, a great thing had happened in the world. In that Land is planted the seed of renewal and of holiness. I hope you will not allow it to wither in the bush. I hope you will not destroy it. I hope you will not abandon it with fear and coldness. O, even if you do, the birds of the air will not do so. The trees of the Garden will not do so. The stones of the Land will not do so, the stream of the valley will not do so. The Angels of Heaven will not do so. I, the Queen of Heaven, and the Saints are there to intercede for the world” (Our Lady, 11th January, 2004.)
The Land is real, holy and virgin, with all the features, properties and potential endowments revealed about it. For instance, and as the Lord further expounded the mystic Barnabas, “There is a stream which gushes out of the rocks; I will bless it for healing and deliverance. You will have the Rock of My Agony in that Land. The stream from the rocks I will bless will be called Fountain of Calvary! I will show you everything when you are ready. To be ready, you must obey My Order first”. (Jesus, 8th December, 2003.)
The infrastructures needed in the Land as directed by Heaven and will contribute to make the Land an International Pilgrimage Centre. “Barnabas”, Jesus reinstated, “this is the Land I gave you and all My Children. This is a safe place for My People in the days to come. This place will soon be a little community that will produce many saints. Yes, this place is a community of saints. This Land is holy!” (Jesus, 20th January, 2004.) Then our Lady added, “Listen all you lovers of Christ; listen all you friends of the Cross, listen to the voice of your Mother, the Woman at the foot of the Cross. I am the Rosa Mystica, the Mother of the Agonising Jesus Christ. Your home has been born in the virgin Land of Africa…Yes the Land is holy. The Land is a home. In this Land there is peace, joy, blessing, healing, deliverance, holiness, love and above all salvation. I assure you that this Land will be one of the greatest pilgrimage Lands in the World. Come and rejoice with Me all you inhabitants of the world in this virgin Land of peace” (Our Lady, 28th March, 2004.)
Nevertheless, our Blessed Mother invited all the Children of God all over the World to help carry out the project of the Holy Land as She said to Barnabas, “Call all My Children all over the World to come and have My blessings. May the whole World help to carry out the project of this Land. I am near to dispense graces as you come. Children, blessing, holiness, healing, deliverance and peace are floating on this Land. The ocean of the Precious Blood of My Son is there to transform you (Our Lady, 11th January, 2004.) Yes, our Lord had already confirmed these blessings in His Message to Barnabas, “I will bless all who offer their sweat for this Holy Project. Their sweat for this Holy Project will turn into a dew of blessing. Like an ocean that never dries, the sweat of My Servants who are the Benefactors of this Project will never dry, rather it will multiply. I will enrich the poor who test My recompense on that Land with the wealth of the Nation. With healthy mind and body, I will reward all who will assist in this Project. The Land is Holy”. (Jesus, 8th December, 2003.)
THE UNDERGROUND CHAPELS
The Chapel is a building used for prayer and meditation. It is a solitary confinement where the heavenly beings and human beings adore their Lord in His real presence in the tabernacle of the altar. According to the direction of our Lord to Barnabas, the Temple of worship will have three important underground chapels for adoration. The three Chapels will be respectively dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, St. Joseph and St. Cecilia.
Describing the location of the underground Chapels, Barnabas wrote, “In the basement and directly below the altar was a Chapel which He said will be dedicated to St. Cecilia, and two by the sides to be dedicated to St. Joseph and St. Michael respectively. From what I saw, the shape of the Temple Structure from the plan was Hexagonal… Then Our Lord said, “Make effort to present these things to your people. I will help you in anything concerning the work on this Land. Look! The inside of this Temple shall be a garden of flowers as I have shown you in a minor way in the past. Make effort to have them as you saw them”.
The three chapels named above are dedicated to the Saints mentioned probably because of their importance in the history of the life of the Church or because they are chosen to bring about the manifestation of the Glorious Reign of Peace in the World. Accordingly, St. Cecilia was a virgin and martyr, one of the great Saints chosen to bring about the Glorious Reign of Peace. Speaking to Barnabas, St. Cecilia explained, “Friends of the living God, it gives me a great joy to be a chosen Saint among the great Saints of God, to be a messenger of God for this great Apostolate through which the Reign of Peace will manifest. I am your daughter Cecilia. (St. Cecilia, 7th January, 2003.) St. Joseph is the head of the Heavenly patriarchs while St. Michael is the chief commander of the Heavenly Host who will conquer the Devil and his incarnates in the World. Work has begun at the sight for the construction of the chapels.
THE FOUNTAIN OF CALVARY
Fountain of Calvary, unlike other fountains or streams is a healing, deliverance and life-given water set aside for the children of the new Israel, just as God gave the Israelite of old water from the rock during the time of Moses.(Ex 17:1-7, Num 20:1-13). It is healing stream chosen by our Lord Jesus Christ.It has been there since the past but it was on 8th December, 2003, that Christ declared it FOUNTAIN OF CALVARY following its blessing as He ordered it. Speaking about the Fountain, Jesus said to the mystic, “Barnabas, this is the Fountain of Calvary. At the top, you shall mount the Agonizing Crucifix. Here (He pointed out the place) shall have the image of the immaculate Virgin, I mean the statue of My Mother of Lourdes. This is another special place in this Garden. Make it so. Barnabas, I will like My Priest, your spiritual director to bless this stream on the coming third Friday for the world to use. He shall write out the prayer of the blessing he will use and keep it safe for My Holy Will. This blessing follows the order of My Plan. But remember, this is not the dedication I foretold you. The dedication will come on the day you will mount the Triumphant Cross and I will give you the words you will use”. (Jesus, 20th Jan., 2004.)
The benefits of this fountain cannot be over emphasized, in fact never has it been known that someone steppedonto the Holy Land without a visit to this Healing stream (fountain). Many people are reported healed after drinking, sprinkling, washing or bathing with water from the Fountain. A woman was operated upon surgically by the Blessed Virgin Mary with three other saints. Now the blind can see, the lame can leap like deer and the deaf can hear through their faithful visit to this Fountain of Healing.
THE TEMPLE/REPARATION GROUND
From the earliest time, the notion of a Temple is to designate the assembly or gathering of the believers in the name of Jesus Christ. It is also acceptable to use it in describing the place of worship of the faithful. In this sense, A TEMPLE IS UNDERSTOOD AS A SACRED BUILDING ASSIGNED FOR DIVINE WORSHIP IN WHICH THE FAITHFUL HAVE THE RIGHT OF ENTRY FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP. Yes, it is the edifice that shelters the assembly that gathers for sacred praise and adoration of God.
The Temple we are presenting to you here is a heavenly Garden of Prayer lovingly offered to humanity in the year of the birth of the Glorious Reign of Christ in the World, that is, September 2000. The name of the Temple according to Our Lord’s message to Barnabas is ‘THE NEW GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE’. The Lord Jesus Christ said, “My Children, receive from Me this Heavenly Garden of Prayer. It is a Garden of renewal. I name this Temple, THE NEW GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE. At this point, I am sowing the seed of the Triumph and Renewal of My Church, and My Glorious Reign on earth. From this Garden the seed of holiness will spread and disperse all over the World for the renewal of the Face of the Earth. I am offering It to you; I am offering It to all My People” (Jesus, 13th September, 2000.)
This Temple resembled what St. John saw as written in the Book of Revelation. Its wall was of a great height and has twelve gates; at each of the twelve gates there was an angel, and over the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel; on the east there were three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates and on the west three gates. The city walls stood on twelve foundation stones, each one of which bore the name of one of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb” (Rev 21: 9-14.)
THE GIANT AGONIZING CRUCIFIX
The Agonizing Crucifix is the image which depicts the Agony of our Lord Jesus, His lacerated body and Its bleeding. This image that has worked so many wonders was given to the World by Jesus Christ Himself on 5th January, 2000, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Chapel, Imezi-Owa, Enugu Diocese, Nigeria through Barnabas, the mystic as recorded below: “Today, being the third day of our call to reparation, I saw in a vision, Our Lord holding a crucifix of His crucified life. I saw Him walking about in a desert. After a while we met. He said to me, “Barnabas, take this”. He then offered me the crucifix and continued: “This is your crucified Lord, Who loves you. He is the One whom you daily crucify. Accept it from Me; carry it always. Show it to the World; let all men have it also. Children, this is what your sins do to Me”. (‘The crucifix’, Barnabas explained, ‘is the same as the crucifix we all know. The difference is that the wounds and blood on His sacred body appeared well. On the cross was written, “I am the Agonizing Jesus Christ, who loves you”.) Then Jesus continued:
“You shall make this crucifix as you see it. I am giving it to you as the instrument and amour which you must all have before the evil man comes to reign in full force… I call you all, not to give you any further warning but to prepare and get you ready for the Hour. You and all men are to have this cross as amour of protection against evil forces that fill the earth now. I promise to perform numerous miracles through it. I will break their heart of stone and pour in My Love. I promise to draw the straying souls closer to Myself through this Crucifix.On the days of evil one, you will be able to move about freely without any harm through this Crucifix. Children accept this gift with love. Let this order not be like the previous orders I have made known to you. If you neglect it, you will feel the gap”. (Jesus, 5th January, 2000.) “This call of reparation”, Jesus repeated, “is to prepare you to meet the evil one and to defeat him. To prepare you I gave you my Agonizing Crucifix. I promise to protect anyone who has this cross against the evil force. Through this cross I will deliver many from captivity. Whenever you raise this cross against the evil power, I will open heaven and let My Precious Blood flow to subdue the evil power.I will let My Precious Blood flow from My Sacred Wounds to cover all who venerate My Wounds and Blood through the Crucifix. I promise to protect any house where this crucifix is, against any destructive power in the hour of darkness. Children, through this crucifix, I will conquer. This crucifix will soon be a victorious crucifix”. (Jesus, 8th January, 2000.) The image of a big, though not giant Agonizing Crucifix is shown below in figure 3.7
The victory of man over their enemy was actualised through the Cross of Christ. The victory of the present world over the innumerable enemies of soul and body will be obtained too through the Cross of Jesus Christ. It sounds interesting to hear that Christ has chosen a victorious Cross, the Giant Agonizing Cross, to destroy the enemies of His Holy Cross and usher in His Glorious Reign in the World. This is why heaven demands persistently that the Giant Agonizing Crucifix be erected in the virgin Land of Africa where the Glorious Reign of Peace was born to the World. As the agents of the evil one are succeeding in their plans in great cities of the World to enthrone the enemy of Christ, the Beast, for all to worship through modernism, same sex marriage, abortion, nudism, materialism, etc, God had chosen the remotest part of the world, the virgin Land of Africa, precisely, Olo in Enugu State of Nigeria to dethrone the Beast and enact His Glorious Reign in the world. No wonder the Agonizing Jesus Christ insisted, “See, the Evil One will soon erect his image for all to worship; in the same way I have called you to celebrate the Triumph of My Holy Cross through which the Beast will be conquered. There is the third step of My Project which I want you to embark on soon. The project is erecting My Triumphant Cross in the Land I chose. This Crucifix will be 12 feet high and there will be a statue of My Mother beside it. I will not say much now until you are ready as I have ordered you. You will little understand this because you have not received the Rose of Perfect Purity. But know that through this sign, the Beast shall be conquered. As they are making their plans in the great city of the world, I am here in this remote part of the world to bring his power to nothing through My Little Lilies”. (Jesus, 13th September, 2002.)
One of the greatest achievements one can make is to be part of those who will be privileged to erect the Triumphant Cross that will usher in the Reign of Peace in the World and cause the dethronement of the Evil One. This is why the Mother of the Agonizing Jesus Christ demanded, “Children, if the World of darkness can erect their own image of the Beast, will you not try and erect the Triumphant Cross that will announce the defeat of the wicked Man? Be wise and hasten the time. Yournegligence over the appeal is the greatest wound you can cause to the Hearts of Love. Do whatever you can, appeal to My Children, it is enough. I know what you can do, that is all I need from you… The feast is going to be one of the greatest feasts you will celebrate. Happy are all who will be there to celebrate the feast”. (Our Lady 15th September, 2002.)
THE GARDEN OF FLOWERS AND THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Another crucial garden that yields tremendous spiritual benefits in this Holy Land of Adoration and Renewal is the Flower Garden. This Garden according to the directions of Heaven ought to have different kinds of flower that will enhance the life of meditation. Yes, meditation is like one side of a double edged sword of perfection that fills one with power to be the warrior of God. This is so because the power of God’s warriors is God Himself. O God, where can one find You in order to possess your power if not in a solitary confinement like this Garden of Flowers! Oh, how exalting it was, the praise our Lady rendered to the God of solitude: “O, my loving children”, She exclaimed, “how happy I am today to inform you of my love for the desert,for the birds of the air, for the flowers of the Garden, I mean for all loving creatures of God. O, desert, you have given my soul the solitude she desires most. You have led her back to her loving Husband that she had abandoned when she, my soul, entered the world of sin, the world of commotion. O, quiet desert, I love to stay in you. O, happy solitude, through you I have seen the Face of Him who loves me most, my God and my Saviour. Blessed be the God of solitude” (Our Lady, 9th July, 2002.)
The Garden of Flowers at the Holy Land is located at the north-eastern part of the Land as one is going to Imezi-Olo. It is enclosed at both sides of beginning and ending by the Garden of Gethsemane and first Station of the Cross on the one end extreme corners a stream that flows during the rainy season on the other hand. This Garden is yet to be realised according to the demand and standard of Heaven. A benefactor who takes this project will be acquiring for himself/herself and the lineage an everlasting blessing so long as God is God.
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS PROPER
A Little distance from the Garden of Flowers and adjacent to it is the beginning of the Stations of the Cross. The Way of the Cross decently slides through hills and sloppy land, entwined by stones and trees. The Agonizing Jesus led the mystic through this Calvary was as we read from his Diary: “He then showed me places that will bear the images of His Scourging, of His Crowning with Thorns. We proceeded and He showed me the route and special points of His Calvary journey and how they shall be. At the point of His Crucifixion and Death which were not too far from each other, He said, ‘This is another special place in this Holy Land. May the image of this Crucifix resemble the Agonizing One’. When we reached the place He said, ‘This is the place of the Tomb”.
This little description showed that the Holy Land is divinely planned to guide humanity through the life of perfection. Blessed are the hands who will allow God to use them to make the project a reality.
LIBRARY OF THE LIFE OF PERFECTION.
The same day Our Lord revealed the plan of His work at the Holy land of Adoration and Renewal to Barnabas, He revealed the Library of Life of Perfection. Pointing at a little hill beside the Garden of Flower, He said, “Barnabas…At this little hill, you will have a grotto which will have seven compartments that resemble caves. This shall be built with the stones from this Land. My Children will make use of this grotto for prayer and recollection in the days to come; I will show you how it will be. But know for now that this grotto shall be a library for the life of perfection”. (Jesus, 20th, January, 2004.)
The Library of the Life of Perfection as Our Lord called it will be built in this Holy Land, with the stones gathered from it. Collections of spiritual books will be kept there for the communities and the pilgrims to read and study for their spiritual growth.
Our Lord also said in one of the messages, “make haste to gather so many spiritual books now that there is time because a time will come when most of the spiritual books will no longer be in existence”.
As it where, many spiritual books are gradually disappearing; a seminarian related to me how their Novice Master commanded that many of the spiritual books in their community should beburnt on the pretext that they were out-dated (old spirituality). During one of our September Reparation Programs, we came across a heap of burnt spiritual books, but one of them was not burnt. The one is “Can We Be Saints?” a very rich spiritual book. In one of the Precious Blood messages, Our Lord said that the agents of the evil one are in the world now and are seriously carrying out their master’s mission.
Considering what Our Lord said to the mystic on 20th January, 2004, that this place (Holy Land) will produce many saints, I believe that this library will go a long way in achieving the Mind of Christ, as He said in another message, “Train up more virgins.” The library, no doubt, will spread the light of faith far and wide. Many saints commended the reading of good spiritual books. St. John Bosco said that only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good catholic book. Fr. Ronald Tangon said, “I was given a vocation to priesthood by reading a small book on Blessed Virgin and my brother decided to become a priest also by reading a beautiful catholic book called The Way of Divine Love”.
St. Jerome said that when we pray, we speak to God; but when we read, God speaks to us. St. Augustus, St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. John Colombino, all left the world and dedicated their lives completely to God after reading a good spiritual book each. St. Alphonsus tells us that without good books and spiritual reading, it will be morally impossible to save our souls. The Library of the Life of Perfection no doubt, will be a power house of knowledge that will inflame hearts with the love of God.
Our Lord promises ‘the wealth of the nation to anyone who helps in making this project a reality’. In the words of the prophet; it shall never dry in your pocket. Help to train up more saints for Agonizing Jesus; He will surely be consoled.