Ann stopped receiving Messages to share from the Blessed Virgin Mary on
January 25, 1995. On February 23, 1995, Jesus also stopped giving Messages
to share. Since that time both Jesus and Mary have requested that we begin
to reread the Messages already given and to reflect on them. But most
of all, that we begin to live the Messages that have been given.
Message of December 18, 1991- from Our Lady to Prayer Groups
Your Heavenly Father is pleased with all the prayers of His little ones here on the earth. This has truly been a joyous holiday season since so many have taken time to lift their minds and hearts to God. My children, please continue to do so. How it pleases Me! The need is so great. To know My call is not going unanswered gives Me great hope and encouragement for all My children. This is a special time of year for giving gifts. God's gift to you is His only Son. Know that even as a baby, Jesus was placed on this earth with the true burden of your sins. His death and resurrection was, and is, your means of salvation. As you look upon the Baby Jesus, know and remember all My Son has done for you. It was God's will. Give yourself to God as My Son did. Accept God's will.
My Dear Children,
Be attentive to all I have said in each of My messages. Live them, dear children, especially this time of year when it reminds you of the very beginning of My saying "yes" to God and denying self...not knowing the how or the why, but knowing only that it was important to deny God nothing. Had I not said "yes" to the will of God, what might have happened? It was never a possibility. It was never a thought that crossed My mind. That is the kind of trust and faith I am calling you to, through the messages given to you. May the love and blessings of the Christ Child touch each one of you and your families, and draw you even closer to doing His will. Bless you, My children. Go in the peace of the Christ Child, Jesus.
Ruth Ann: Jesus.
Jesus: Yes, little one.
Ruth Ann: I wish to thank You, Lord, for making it possible for us to go to the Marian Conference in Chicago. It was just what Jim and I needed. It was so good to hear others say all of the things that ring true in our hearts. It was also good to hear others were, and are, just as reluctant to do Your will.
Jesus: Child, I am pleased that you have given thanks for something most of My children would, and do, take for granted; and I am glad that the words spoken by others have given you comfort.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I'd like to be able to do all that You wish with a joyful heart. Why is it so difficult?
Jesus: It is because you must live in a world that is totally covered in darkness, little one. The evil one and his cohorts try to make life as difficult as possible for those that God has chosen. You don't think for one moment he is going to give up without a fight, do you? He is the prince of darkness. He is a liar, and his destructive ways are evident upon the earth in great force.
You say it is difficult to do My will, that is because you are concerned about what others would say or will do. Your main concern should be what God will say, and what God will do. Your time on the earth is but a blink of an eye, your time spent with Me is forever. That should put all you say and do here on the earth in proper perspective. I said, 'should', child. I know that it is difficult to step out in faith. I know it is difficult to give up your life, home, and peace of mind. I have walked that road, remember? It is a long and difficult path to Calvary; but to receive your eternal reward, one must pick up his cross and follow Me. The world and all that it stands for must be put behind you.
Ruth Ann: I know what You are saying, Lord, and most days I am able to cope with all things. It's just that sometimes Jim and I get the feeling of being overwhelmed. With Your help, and that of Your Mother, I know we'll be fine. I guess that is why I was so appreciative of hearing so many 'important' people say they had felt the same way. The theme of the conference, "You Did Not Choose Me, Know I Have Chosen You," kept echoing over and over in my heart. Many times Jim and I have said that we would never have chosen to do this, never in a million years. No, we had planned on working, teaching that is, and then retiring, and traveling, living a life of quiet with our family. We can see that this will never be.
Jesus: Child, it was never meant to be. I would have more of My children helping Me if they would only listen and say 'yes' to what I have chosen for them. Darkness gets in the way. They turn and walk away, when they find what I want for them is too difficult. It is easier for them to walk away and say, "This is not of God. He would not want me to suffer so." Did I not suffer? Did I not struggle? Was I not tempted by the evil one? Did My human nature not come through at times on My difficult journey to do My Father's will? The Way of the Cross is symbolic of the many times that My children will fall and be tempted to not go forward in the difficult journey ahead of them. I fell three times on the way to Calvary. My children will fall many, many times until their journey is complete.
You are correct in connecting your burden with those of others I have chosen. You are beginning to see what lies ahead, little one. It will continue to get more and more difficult, but do not be discouraged. Do not lose hope. I am with you and so is My Mother. The graces you and your family will need to carry this heavy burden will be made available to you as you need them. The importance of what you are doing for others far outweighs the inconvenience that is being caused in your life. You are not to worry. That is not of Me. Put all in My hands. I will tend to your most basic needs, as well as those which you consider great.
Life is a journey of faith, child. I know you have heard your priest say that many times. No one is perfect. It is through that journey of faith and trust in God that you, as well as all My children, become all I wish them to become, by accepting God's will and going forward at all cost. That is what one must do, and in order to do that, you must confess your sins, be sorry for them, and receive absolution on a regular basis. You must receive the Eucharist as often as possible. These will provide you with the strength and grace to carry on.
Ruth Ann: Lord, many are receiving miracles on the farm. I am pleased for this. Thanks to You and Your Mother, many hearts are being touched. So many of us are in need Lord, of miracles, in order to believe. So again, I thank You for the graces You are giving others here.
Jesus: And I thank you for saying, 'yes.' Had you not said 'yes', these graces and miracles would not be available to so many.
Ruth Ann: Lord, You always give me more credit than I deserve.
Jesus: I have so few willing to help Me and My Mother, child. Your love and consideration for others is truly a blessing for Us both. Without it, many would still be floundering around in the darkness of the world. You have provided a beacon of light. You have blessed Us by allowing Us to use your farm, for the greater honor and glory of God.
Ruth Ann: I guess I don't see how I can be a blessing to You or Your Mother, Lord. I have heard You say this before, and the concept goes over my head. I think in terms of Your blessing us, or the priest blessing us. I don't think and don't understand the concept of us blessing You, but if You say so, I believe.
Jesus: (replied with a smile in His voice) Child, in your faith, you are such a blessing. How it touches My heart for you to say, "I love You so much," or "If You say so, I believe You, Lord," and "I will really try to do all You ask of me, Lord. Just don't give up on me and my reluctance to do what You wish for me to do." Little one, the fact that you want to do My will and that of My Father give you graces beyond belief.
Ruth Ann: Then why do I feel sometimes like I'd like to walk away from all this and be a normal person, Lord?
Jesus: That is not coming from the side of light, peace, and hope. That is when you need Me and the graces of My Mother the most. The one of darkness continues to thwart all the good that is, and will come, as a result of the goodness and kindness of your heart, and those who are of help to you in any way. God sees and hears all, little one. Not one thing goes unnoticed. Those who are of help to you and do little kindnesses for you will receive blessings, and those who do you harm, too, are being watched carefully. Those who would do harm to the least of My little ones, they do this unto Me. My Father is not pleased with those who slander and find fault with those who give up so much for the sake of others.
Ruth Ann: Could we please end on a good note, Lord? I really don't care about those who credit me with things I don't say. I just think, how do people get such nonsense in their heads? One day, someone called about a message that I had supposedly been given about the world ending at Christmas time. Jim and I laughed, because I had never received such a message; and if I did, I would certainly have been suspicious that it was not of You. You do not give me such as that, and neither does Your Mother.
Jesus: No child, you are only told those things We wish for you to know. No one knows the day, or the hour, for the end of the world. That is why all of My children should always keep their lives in order. No one knows when they will be called upon to meet their Maker. I am pleased that you are able to keep a light heart concerning the things that others will credit to you that are not true, or that have not come from your lips. I am sorry that these are things that will happen, and can only by stopped by those who know the truth. There will be those who wish to discredit you and the words spoken to you; so lies will be made up, when they find that there is nothing that can be found in your messages contrary to Scripture. Do not be disturbed when these things happen. It is all part of the persecution that comes from following the road I walked before you. It is all part of a very heavy cross that is to be part of your journey of faith and trust in God. It's all part of doing God's will. Rejoice, little one. Rejoice, and enjoy this beautiful day created by God.
Ruth Ann: I do, Lord. Thank You for taking time to make a beautiful day even more beautiful. I love You so much, Lord.
Jesus: And I love you, little one. Go in My peace.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am here waiting for Your words.
Jesus: Yes, little one. There is much for Me to say. I am pleased you are willing to listen. If only all of My children were so anxious to hear what I have to say.
Ruth Ann: Lord, it is not all positive where I am concerned. You know how difficult it is for me. I do want to grow, and I do want to be of help to You and Your Mother. I am only one person, Lord. I can't do much, but do give me the grace to do whatever God wants of me, and help me to do it well.
Jesus: Little one, you are being given sufficient graces to do whatever is asked of you. You must remember that any doubts or fears you have from time to time, are attacks from the evil one. He is angry because of your desire to please Me. He is angry because you continue to say 'yes' to those things that you have been asked to do for your God. Be confident, little one. Nothing will be asked of you that you will not be given special graces for. You will be provided for. Many are praying for you, little one. Many realize the great task ahead of you, and realize that it will require much support, and they are ready to pray with, and for, you and your family. Be not afraid, little one. Your God will not leave you alone. He will provide for you so that you will be able to be sustained through all that is to come.
Ruth Ann: Lord, that always sounds like such an overwhelming responsibility.
Jesus: You are being prepared, child. You have grown gradually, as has your mission. This has not been placed upon you overnight. You have had years to prepare for this. God does not work with those who are not willing. He has had these things planned from the beginning. If all could only see the big picture. You would never be sad about anything that happened in your life. You would always be anxious to get on with each day, so you could hurry into the arms of the One Who awaits you with great rewards.
Man has become so preoccupied with his physical person. Your physical life is so short. This little 'testing ground' has become your whole life. Man continues to preoccupy himself with all the physical, and then, if he has time, he may remember to talk to his Creator, and thank Him, for some of what has happened in his life. Little one, it is your spiritual life that is your purpose for existing. Your soul is all that is truly important, here and in the hereafter. Man frets and fumes about problems here on the earth. He lives his life around his physical desires and needs, and ignores his very reason for being given life. There is only one reason for being given life, little one. That is so you can make your way back to the One Who has created you and given you this life.
Ruth Ann: Jesus, when You spoke these words to me, I was given the picture in my mind of a tiny kangaroo being born, and the very difficult time it has making its way to it's mother's pouch for nourishment.
Jesus: The example is perfect for My children. Their pathway to the nourishment of eternal life is just as difficult. Some will survive and receive their eternal nourishment, others will not survive. Their faith will not be strong enough for them to hold on to what God gives them along the way as tests, so they can reach their destination of life eternal. Man has his priorities out of order, child, and it becomes more and more apparent in the world covered with moral decay. When My children fear for their lives and find themselves afraid to go out alone, day or night, there is something drastically wrong, and in many cases it is coming to that in your world. It is because man has placed God last in his list of priorities, and in some cases He has been crossed off all together.
The family has become non-functioning. Mothers do not take responsibility for their children, and place them away from themselves, for others to care for throughout the day. In many cases it is not because it is necessary. It is because the mother wishes her 'freedom', or wishes to have things that she otherwise could not afford. Fathers, in many cases, do not spend time with their families, and when they do, they seek out the television and other means of distractions.
The family unit has been destroyed by the evil one. His tactics were very subtle, so much so that some still do not realize what has been the cause of so much crime, confusion, and turmoil in your land. The family used to be important. It was a place of peace, comfort, and love. It was a place of security, and a place to learn about the One Who created you. It was a place centered around prayer and love of God.
Much prayer and sacrifice is needed from those such as you in order that others learn just how far man has wandered from the truth. The path of life is difficult, make no mistake about it, but it has been made easier by My suffering and death. I have carried the weight of your sins, and all that you must go through to reach your eternal reward. Salvation is yours. That right was earned by Me.
Now, you must take up your cross and follow Me. The path is not easy, but as I have said before, the rewards are great. Embrace your cross, children. I am there with you all the way to Calvary. I am there with you as you reach out your hand and say, "Thank You for Your help along the way, Lord. I finally made it." I am always here for you, ready to help you along the long, difficult path. I am here to pull you to Myself and hold you up when life gets too difficult for you. I am here to give you rest and peace along the way, but greatest of all, I am here to greet you when you reach out to Me to receive your final reward. I am here to say, "Well done, My good and faithful servant."
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord, for these beautiful words of encouragement. If only we could keep them with us twenty-four hours a day and not let life, daily living, that is, get in our way. It is difficult to stay focused, Lord. It is difficult when you have to care for your physical needs, to keep focused on the spiritual.
Jesus: Keep your eyes on Me. I am the way, the truth, and the light.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Now, child, I know you have to prepare for your day. You have your mail you must tend to, and other things, so I will let you get on with your day. I love you, little one. My peace I leave with you.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I will try to stay focused on You.
Jesus: One day, it will be part of you. It will not take any effort on your part to do so. The two will become one.
Ruth Ann: I don't really understand, Lord, but if You say so, I believe.
My Dear Children,
Again dear children, I call you to peace and love. How can there be unity in My church unless there is love in your hearts for one another. Therefore, little children, you must pray for the ability to achieve this peace. I am your Mother, and I wish to help you, but I cannot help you if you do not listen to what I am saying. Stay focused on My Son, Prince of Peace, God of Love. Do not be afraid. It does not matter if the entire world should crumble around you and fall into darkness. Pick up your cross and follow in the footsteps of My Son. He is your example. Listen to My words. Be at peace with one another.
Jesus: Little one, how many times must I tell you, those who pick up their cross and follow Me will experience much suffering along the way. I'm not only speaking of physical suffering, there will be mental anguish along the way. Sometimes it will seem unbearable to you. Call upon Me in these difficult times. Ask for help in carrying your cross. I am always here for you. Man always wants all the answers, little one, and they are not for you to know. God has His reasons for all things. Be not afraid. Continue to go forth and do all God has asked of you, so He can work His will through you. Let Him continue to touch the lives, hearts, and souls of all who come into contact with you.
Work through your anger, little one. Pray for the acceptance of all that is placed in your path to upset or deter you from the path He has placed you upon. Remember, God has a plan, and His plan is perfect. Know that no matter what happens, that God is in charge of this plan. The evil one will cause you to doubt, be angry, and lose your peace, but he cannot change God's plan for you.
Ruth Ann: Maybe not, Lord, but sometimes I get the feeling that it really is not worth all the sufferings I have to deal with.
Jesus: All My children have times like that, but eternity is a long time, little one. It is a lot easier to deal with pain and suffering here, than an eternity of pain and suffering in the abyss of hell.
Ruth Ann: Does that mean if I don't do Your will, that I go to hell?
Jesus: Little one, that is not what I mean, and you know it. I am saying that it is easier to put up with the struggles of being and doing good here, than to deal with being condemned to hell for doing and living a life of evil. My children need to know that living a life of sin only brings death, an eternal death. When you learn to share in the suffering and death of Jesus by picking up your cross and following Him to Calvary, then you too, get to share in His Resurrection of eternal life. Now that's the good part. That's the part that makes all of the other things worth experiencing. Be patient. Do the will of God. Don't be afraid to express your anger, frustrations, and disappointments. I am here to help and be of support to you through all of your trials, just as I am here to help all of My children and give support where it is needed. Be at peace, little one.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I feel much better.
Jesus: Thank you for trusting Me enough to air your hurts and anger.
Ruth Ann: Mother, I thank You for this message for the farm. It seems there is much turmoil everywhere.
Our Lady: This is so, child, but remember, where there is turmoil, there is no peace. God is peace, so who do you suppose is responsible for all the upheaval everywhere? The evil one continues to wreak havoc on your world, child. What is so sad is, most of My children do not even realize this. Many continue to be a part of the very darkness they wish did not exist. The evil one uses those who are willing, child. He uses anger, discontent, jealousy, and fear. He uses anything he can to bring about the destruction he wishes to bring upon man and God's Church. 'Divide and conquer' are his tactics. You have seen this in your families, your prayer groups, and your churches. This is not something that is unique to one family or one prayer group. This is not something that is unique in your life. This is happening all over the world.
Where there is discontent, there can be no peace. Where there is no peace, there is no love. Pray for that peace that can come only from God. It is peace that must be embedded deep within your heart, so that you can remain steadfast in your faith and trust in God. With it, you can withstand any turmoil that surrounds you. Without it, you too, will be drawn into this darkness.
Dear children, I am here with you, and I wish to help you in any way I can, but know I cannot help you if your heart will not be open to accept the love and peace I wish you to have. Give all your concerns, hurts, and anger to God, then watch Him work in your life. He has a divine plan for each one of you, but you must accept His will, so He can work in your life. You wish to achieve salvation of your soul, then you must accept the will of God and all that it implies. Pick up your cross, and follow My Jesus. I will help you in any way I can on this pathway that leads to Heaven. Thank God for the many gifts you have been given. He has great things in store for those who accept and follow His will. Go in God's peace to love and serve Him. Be at peace with one another.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I'm unable to sleep. Do You have anything You'd like to share?
Jesus: Little one, you are concerned about those things over which you have no control. It is true, there are many changes coming about in your life very quickly, but you are ready. You do not realize this, but you have been prepared for these changes spiritually. Remember, God has His Hand upon you, and has had, since the very beginning. None of the things you have accomplished in your life could have been accomplished without the help of your God. Be not afraid. I am with you and will provide for you. Trust, and have faith that God is watching over you, and will provide you with all that is necessary to do His will.
Great things are about to happen in your life. Because of this, great graces are to be provided for you. My Mother has said to you, "It will all be done for you." It was true then, and those words are just as true now. God does not choose someone to do something special and then walk away. His chosen ones are provided for. There is much you do not understand, but this is the way of the Lord. He tells you only those things He would have you know. Only those things necessary at that time are being told to you. This makes your journey of faith difficult, but it also helps you realize that I am in control of all things.
God's servants must remain humble. This is God's way, little one. You continue to walk My path on the way to Calvary, and you falter along the way. You must pick yourself up, and carry on. This was the way of My journey on the way to My Crucifixion and Death, and it is true of the ones who have been chosen to do the will of God, and follow in My footsteps. With death comes Resurrection, so there is hope. This hope is provided through My death on the cross, and My Resurrection.
The rewards of eternal salvation far outweigh the sufferings done here on the earth. Your cross is heavy and difficult, but the rewards will be great, and should be your focus. Man was created by God for this purpose, to share in the rewards of Heaven. While man is on the earth, he is to know, love, and serve the One Who has created him. You can be of this world, and set aside those things that prevent you from being and doing those things God would have you be and do, or you can remain in darkness and deny the greatness and goodness of God. You cannot attain Heaven and serve two gods, so you have a choice to make. You can serve God, and continue to struggle along the path to Calvary, or you can turn your back on God, and be of the world.
Darkness surrounds all My children, so you must stay focused on those things that bring peace and harmony into your life. Doing God's will brings with it much pain and sacrifice, but it also brings peace. Have faith and trust in God, little one. Know He is in control. Changes are being made in your life, but the change will bring about the salvation of souls. God's plan is perfect, little one. Be at peace with this plan, and know God is in control. The evil one will continue to try to bring unrest and confusion into your life, and the lives of all God's children. Confusion and unrest are not of Me. I am a God of Peace, Love, and Hope. Leave all to Me, little one. And watch the fruits of your labor.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord, for being here to give me my peace and encouragement. You are so kind and patient with me, even when I am not so kind and patient with You.
Jesus: I am God. I know your faults, but I also know your heart. I love you, and I love all My children. I wish for each one of you to be at peace. Peace is needed in your world, peace with one another, but most of all, within your hearts. If all My children could attain God's peace, then peace in the world would be the end result. Trust in God, and do His will. Peace will follow. I love you, and thank you for ministering to My children. Know this is done through the grace of God. Without this grace, you could do nothing.
Ruth Ann: I know this, Lord, and I thank You for Your continued love and support.
Jesus: Be at peace, little one. I am, and will continue to be, with you throughout it all.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
My Dear Children,
Be not afraid. There is much you do not understand, but know your Jesus is here with you. Continue to move forward with hope and trust in God. God will tend to all things, those of great concern, and those that are not so great. God's plan is perfect. Man's plan is not. Your journey in the footsteps of My Son is difficult. If it were not so difficult, it would not be a cross. He has said, those who wish to follow Me, must take up their cross to do so. The world must be left behind. Be at peace with what is before you, His cross. Know His love for you is great. He will help you with all your burdens. Pray, dear children, for the strength to pursue the will of God. I will assist you in this prayer. Go in the peace of My Son, Jesus. My Mother's love radiates to each one of you. Feel this love in your heart.
My Dear Children,
God loves you. These three little words say it all. Open your hearts, and accept the love that He wishes you to have. Through the gift of His Son, Salvation was brought to a sinful world. Again, in this Advent Season, you are reminded of the perfect sacrifice. Empty your hearts, little children, so that God can draw you to Himself. You must turn loose of all those things that hold you back from totally giving yourself to God. Prepare your hearts to receive His Son, the perfect gift of love. Do not be afraid, My little children. Put God first in your life, and He will tend to all things. Bear your crosses with love, and hope for a new tomorrow. Pray, dear children, and know I am praying with you. Go in My Son's peace.