The sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Penance in order to revive baptismal grace, Confirmation and Eucharist) constitute the great gift that makes us all become God’s children, partakers of divine life and heirs of His glory.

The reading of these texts fills the soul with joy, certainty and a profound life with which all of us identify ourselves.

“Christ filled the Church with His divine powers
through the sacraments.”

I have faith… And that is why I firmly believe that Christ filled the Church with His divine powers through the Sacraments; whereby, man is able to raise himself and to raise, by the merits of the redeeming Blood of the Divine Crucified, fallen men, grafting them through the Sacrament of Baptism, like the vine shoots onto the grapevine, onto Christ, and by Him, with Him and in Him, with the Father and the Holy Spirit. […]

I have faith, and therefore I believe that, by means of my Baptism, I am a daughter of the Holy Mother Church, the New Zion, and, become one with my dear Bishops and under the See of Peter, in Her, through Christ, with Him and in Him, I am a daughter of God, sharer in the divine life and heir of His glory.

“It is the Church –I wrote the 13th of September of 1963– the one who, by means of Baptism, fills the capacity that God placed in you to be His child. Baptism is the door that brings you into the bosom of your Father God and makes you sharer in the Divine Family, by the anointment of the Divinity, which, when it falls upon you, makes you have a mystical priesthood, received from the High and Eternal Priest, and that, by virtue of your divine filiation, you have to live in its greatest possible perfection.

      If you knew, […] the great mystery that the Divinity communicates to you the day when you, through the Church, become a child of God and heir of His glory…! The eternal Trinity, in Its hidden and mysterious virginity, pours itself towards you, so that the three divine Persons, dwelling in your interior, are the Eternal Living One in your very tiny Christian’s soul.” […]

“There is no vocation like your vocation, there is no call like yours, there is no predilection as great as the one that the Eternal showed you the day when, through your Catholic, Apostolic Church and under the See of Peter, He made you His child and incorporated you into the great mystery of the Total Christ.” […]

“All the gifts that the Lord may pour out during your whole life upon your soul are secondary, a consequence of this one and in relation to it. It is this one which made you a child of the Infinite One, which fitted you into the divine plan; since, removed from it by original sin, you could not enter into the region of the children of God. […]

I have a living faith, and that is why I believe that the Holy Mother Church has received the power, given by Christ, through His priests and ministers, to wash and to forgive sins by the Blood of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Powers that intrinsically belong to God alone. […]

Powers that Jesus, being Himself God by His divine person, donated to His Church, placing them in Her in and through the Apostles, and giving those powers, through them, to their Successors all times enduring.

       …‘As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained’. […]

Because the soul that through Baptism is now like an unblemished mirror, when it offends God and rebels against Him by sin, opposing His infinite will, instead of the image of God that it had engraved in itself as though by fire, when the Infinite Creator disappeared from Her, it became clouded, stained and so disfigured, that it is like a completely deformed and abominable monster, so that, if we should contemplate a soul in the state of mortal sin, we would die of fright.

But the power that Christ has given to his Church through His Apostles and by the holy Anointment of the priest of the New Testament is so great and sublime, that, through the Sacrament of Penance, this one expels the devil from the soul, who has entered to take possession thereof; leaving it cleaner than jasper and more luminous than the sun; appearing once more, in the glare of the mirror of its spirit, God Himself who, dwelling in the soul, makes it become again a living temple of God and the dwelling of the Most High.

I have an unshakeable faith. And therefore, when I am going to seek in the Sacrament of Penance –and I receive it– to clean and to purify my soul of everything that may have displeased God or that is not completely in accordance with what He demands from me, according to His divine will on me; at the words of the priest: “I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” I experience that those words are pronounced by Jesus on my poor soul, repentant for having offended God, and they bring about what they say, through the powers that Christ has given to the priest of the New Testament, when he exercises his priestly ministry.

Wherefore my spirit is filled with the peace and the joy of the Holy Spirit; and I feel myself vigorously purified and renewed, with a new impulse to start once more and to go on seeking God’s will in everything and always, in order to be able to fulfil it as perfectly as that may be within my reach.

And in such a way this is, that I feel myself a new creature so that, under the light of the Sacrament, this earth even seems to me more beautiful because of the brilliance of its luminous clarity, and that everything shines more; all this impelling me with a new strength from on High in my tireless and insatiable search for giving glory to God and life to souls.

 
Mother Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia
 
An extract from the writing “I have faith”. Collection “Light in the night -The mystery of faith given with loving wisdom”  Booklet n. 17

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Fragment of the video of Mother Trinidad, “GOD GIVES HIMSELF TO ME THROUGH CHRIST, MARY AND THE CHURCH”, recorded on february 2th, 1989 (press PLAY):

The Church never errs, when She speaks as Church, because it is the Word who sings through Her. The Word proclaims the infinite truth of the Father, through the Church of mine, throughout all ages. (20-3-59)
The Liturgy is the proclamation, in loving canticle, of God’s speech to men, and the response of the Church to God. (1-2-64)
In the Eucharist is summarized, and is given to us the whole life of Christ: the Trinitarian communication, incarnation, birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and His last coming; and not only that, but, mysteriously, the compendium of the Universal Christ Who contains in Himself the men of all times. (9-1-67)