11 – Church bells and processions

11. From the Book of NUMBERS

Fancy letter The Lord said to Moses: “Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community together and for having the camps set out. When both are sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting. If only one is sounded, the leaders—the heads of the clans of Israel—are to assemble before you. When a trumpet blast is sounded, the tribes camping on the east are to set out. At the sounding of a second blast, the camps on the south are to set out. The blast will be the signal for setting out. To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not with the signal for setting out.

“The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to blow the trumpets. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you and the generations to come. When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies. Also at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God.”

NUM 10, 1-3


11.  Church bells and processions


God the Father:  I gifted Moses with the Word that led him through the desert to the Promised Land. Your journey is not the toil of your feet, but of your soul, which strives to follow My Word. During the day I protect it with My grace, and at night I enlighten it with My Light. You go into the unknown, because the land that I have indicated to you does not exist on the map. You know it only from My promise and you believe that this is a land flowing with milk and honey. I have given you Aaron, so he might speak to the people and guide them according to My teachings. I have chosen a priest for My people, so he might explain to them My Will, My laws and My commandments. Now go without fear, because God Himself leads you, and I know the way. 

I have ordered Moses to make two silver trumpets, which will be convoking the Israelites to set off on their way, to the place of destination. The sound of trumpets was to remind Me that I have chosen this people Myself, I called it and promised to protect it from the enemy. Daughter, realize that every ringing of the bell reminds Me today of this once made promise. Every time when fear overtakes you, the sound of bells summons My care and protection against all enemies.

Did I not tell you: “You inherit after Moses. You are the heir of Abraham”? Did I not warn Israel that he had renounced his own father by rejecting the promised Messiah? Israel wanders around the desert to this day, and you, My chosen one, to this day follow Me. I will lead you out from among all enemies and I you will dwell together with Me in the heavenly Jerusalem. Follow assiduously My instructions and take as yours all the promises and precepts that I have given you through Moses. Today they belong to you, as to My Son.

Read out My Word in a spiritual way, because Israel was a child of slavery and desolation of the body; you are a child of slavery and desolation of the spirit. I have freed you and lead your soul to My paradisiac gardens. Do not look back. Lead My people. Ring the bells when we set off on the road. I, in the midst of My people, in the midst of a holy procession, carried by the priests not in the Ark, but in the Monstrance, I will lead you through the darkness and the dangers of the world to the land promised to you from the beginning.

Write that each procession is an image of this first path, the path towards the liberation of the body. Today it has grown to its proper measure; it is the path of liberation of the human spirit. I set out Myself on this path together with My beloved people, among the toll of bells and little bells, among the singing and the smell of incense. Let it be for you a lofty moment, because every procession is a convocation of today’s Israel to rise from its comfortable resting place and to set off on its way. Remember that My people is a people on the way and until it will not reach the place that I have destined for it, it will not set up camp permanently. However, also remember that I am with you all the time and I Myself, the Most High God, am leading you. When you are afraid, ring the bells; when you set off against your enemies, ring the bells and I will be with you. When you celebrate great feasts, ring the bells and remind Me of how much I have loved you, so I have taken an oath to protect you until the last day of your journey. I bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Translated from: Orędzia o czci i kulcie Boga, Grzechynia 2018, p. 83-89