Lead us not into temptation but keep us safe from evil and from the sons of the Evil One
Whoever loves the Father loves the Son (Jn 14:21b). Whoever loves the Son loves the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:15-17). Whoever loves the Holy Spirit remains faithful to the Truth (Jn 4:23 24), listens to the Word of Christ and puts His teachings into practice (Jn 14:23).
God’s Thought must be loved and interiorized (Wis 9:17, 1 Cor 2: 8-9). God’s logic (1 Cor 2:15 16) is different from human logic (Is 55:8-9; Lk 12:22). Those who want to divinize themselves, to become like He is (1 Jn 3:2), must love and surrender their will to God, to His Thought (Sir 24:27; Am 4:13), embracing it even when it is not initially or totally comprehensible (Rom 11:33-34). Only through a total trust in God, not out of obligation but by love, surrendering to His thought and to His teaching, will everything become possible and will everything become comprehensible, insofar as each person surrenders their will to God, opening their heart to the action of the Holy Spirit.
The “Our Father”1 (Mt 6:9-13) is “the” prayer that Jesus, the Son of the living God (Mt 16:16), the only-begotten Son of God (Jn 1:18; 3:16; 1 Jn 4:9), gave to His sons. The praise and the glory of Christians and of every man and woman of good will must be given to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever (Dn 3:52-90, Rev 7:12). In the “Our Father”, Jesus teaches us to ask the Father: “Lead us not into temptation” (Mt 6:13). The Greek and Latin translations are correct. Therefore, the translation “Lead us not into temptation” (Lk 11:4), which faithfully reproduces the original words taught by Jesus in His prayer to the Father, is correct.
The Father allows a time of trial (Sir 2:1). The Father allows temptation to approach the hearts of his sons, to put the hearts of his sons to the test (1 Mac 2:52, Pr 17:3). His sons, in the time of trial (Lk 8:13), must gain strength from the Father’s Spirit and say: «Father, help me in this trial so I may be victorious». In doing so, day by day, his sons become stronger and are victorious in the temptation (Jas 1:12), which is driven away by the living strength of faith in the Father, in the one only Father, in the One and Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Father has led many of his sons into temptation throughout salvation history. And many of them, though led into temptation, have overcome temptation, receiving the gift that the Father promised them. In the Old Testament, Abraham is the clearest example of this, for he faced and overcame the temptation into which the Spirit of the Father “led” him, asking him to offer in holocaust his only beloved son Isaac, the son of the promise (Gen 22: 1-2). Abraham passed the test, thanks to his total and unconditional obedience and his living loyalty to God (Gen 22:3-12). As a result of this, the Father confirmed the promise He made to Abraham (Gen 17:4), establishing with him His eternal Covenant (Gen 17:5-8), blessing Abraham and making him the father of a great multitude (Gen 22, 16-18).
That Covenant, which men betrayed because of their infidelity, has been revoked (Heb 8:13) and made new in Jesus, the Only-Begotten Son that the Father has given to humankind.
Jesus has faced and overcome the temptation into which the Father’s Spirit “led,” “introduced,” and “brought” Him (Mt 4:1), “driving Him” into the desert (Mk 1:12) to be tempted by the devil, whom Jesus defeated. But, as a true Master, Brother and Friend (Jn 15:15) of His sons, knowing that the spirit is willing enough but flesh is weak (Mat 26:41), Jesus aids His sons, his brothers, teaching them to ask the Father to be exempted from temptation by saying “Lead us not into temptation.” This teaching reveals both the prayer of intercession that the Master tells us to ask the Father in His Name, so that many who are weak in faith do not fall just as happened in the past (Heb 3:7-9), and also the grace granted by Jesus to His faithful sons in the end times (Rev 3:10). Through this prayer, Jesus manifests His true nature as a Good and Merciful God (Ps 116:5), a Brother among his brothers (Rom 8:29), who helps His brothers to ask the Father to give them everything that is necessary to avoid falling, because many Christians, while professing themselves to be so, are not ready to face and overcome the trial of temptation.
True faith cannot be such if it is not tested in fire (Ps 26:2; 66:10; Sir 2:5; 1 Pt 1:7). Every temptation is a flame that can be defeated with the power of faith, the one and only Flame that manifests the presence of the Father and gives everything that is needed to overcome the trial. And the Father never allows a trial to be greater than the strength of his sons (1 Cor 10:13).
Evil is the Evil One. The Father never tempts His sons (Jas 1:13-15). The Father allows temptation to strengthen the faith of his sons. The Father therefore leads into temptation but He never abandons His sons who invoke Him during temptation with a sincere heart. The Father never leaves His sons on their own, and He is always ready to come to their aid the more the desire is alive in their hearts to entrust themselves to the Father, to call upon the Father and so to be helped. This is the nature and the essence of the Father. A true father never abandons his sons in the trial (2 Mac 6:16).
After about two thousand years, whoever has changed the original words of Jesus “do not lead us into temptation” to the empty human words “do not abandon us to temptation,” is betraying the Son, and consequently the Father and therefore also the Holy Spirit. And whoever betrays the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, shows himself to be inspired by an anti Christian spirit that animates the sons of the Evil One (1 Jn 2:22b). To ask the Father “do not abandon us to temptation” is not only useless and misleading, because what is asked is obvious and inherent in the essence of God the Father Almighty; but above all else it is harmful, because by no longer saying “lead us not into temptation,” the sons are exposed to the trial of temptation and consequently many, who are not strong in faith, will fall in the time of temptation and forfeit their souls for eternity. The Holy Spirit strengthens the hearts of God’s sons to prevent every fall and to overcome every trial. The Evil Spirit, through his sons, distorts the Word of God to facilitate the falling of many who, following false teachings, will fall more and more into a bottom less abyss.
No man can change the Word of God (Dt 4:2). Whoever changes what comes from God denies Him and therefore betrays Him. And whoever betrays God will perish. “Woe to the Apostle who falls”. This “woe” resounds and will resound now more than ever in the streets of this world. It is better to lose our life and save our soul while remaining faithful to the Holy Spirit, who is present in Christ, than to betray Christ and forfeit our soul for eternity (Mt 16:25-27). Those who are animated by an antichrist spirit deny the Son and His Word (1 Jn 4:3); and the Holy Spirit is not in them (Jn 2:18). Those who deny the Son deny the Father, and they will be condemned for eternity (1 Jn 2:22-23). Those who assume the right to modify Sacred Scripture by adding or removing even only one comma , will perish and will be deprived of the eternal Life which is Christ, the Tree of Life, for eternity (Rev 22:18-19).
The time in which we are now living is also a time of trials for all Christians and for all of humanity. The Father is allowing the Evil Spirit, which has prevailed in the hearts of many consecrated persons, to devastate from the inside the temple that once was the Temple of all Christians. The abomination of desolation has taken place in the very place that once was Holy, as Jesus foretold (Mt 24:15). And Christians are now invited to come out of that temple, which has become a true and proper “Babylon,” so as to not share in her crimes and not suffer the same plagues that the Father will send down upon her (Rev 18:4). The Father allows also this temptation but does not abandon His sons who call upon Him in the midst of trial with a sincere heart. Here is the manifestation to the world of the New Jerusalem, desired by the Father in order to overcome the test of the end times and to welcome into His Holy City (Rev 21:2-3) those who want to remain Christians by following Jesus and His authentic teachings, thus freeing His sons from evil and from the sons of the Evil One who have devastated the place that once was Holy.
In the New Jerusalem there are hymns and songs of joy to our Lord Jesus Christ (Ps 146:1-2, Rom 11:36b) who is coming, is near, and is indeed already here. Mary, the bright Morning Star, shines ever brighter (2 Pt 1:19; Rev 2:28) in order to lead all peoples to contemplate the Baby Jesus, in this second and final Grotto given by the Father to this humanity.
“«Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the City of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger». And all at once with the angel there was a great throng of the hosts of heaven, praising God with the words: «Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace for those he favors»” (Lk 2:10-14).
December 25, 2018 Solemn Feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ
The Pontiff Samuele
 “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil”. (Mt 6: 9-13)
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