Ruth 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 October 21, 1993 from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Jesus.
Jesus: Yes, little one.
Ruth Ann: I thank You for seeing us through the weekend of prayer. Many have written thanks to us, letting us know how much they have needed and appreciated a mini-retreat. It makes it all worthwhile. I'm only sorry the weather wasn't more beautiful.
Jesus: My Mother has said She is calling those She wishes to be here, did She not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Then those who were to be there, were there. Those She did not wish to have come at this time, were not called. It is as simple as that, little one.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I thank You and Your Mother for the many miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit given to many in prayer here on the farm. I know we are not to be caught up in the 'externals', as Father Ron calls them, but Lord, so many of Your children need those things as reinforcement.
Jesus: Little one, your priest is not downplaying My miracles, and signs, and wonders, given as faithbuilders; but he is only saying what I Myself have said many years before him, "Do not come seeking signs and miracles, but come seeking the word of God." The externals are only there to give graces to those who are already seeking the face of God. He wishes to protect you and this place of prayer designated by My Mother to be a quiet refuge for many in the days to come. He too, is only trying to do the will of My Father, just as you and many before you have done.
It is not an easy path, but those who love Me do not have an easy path to follow. But then, neither was the path that I had to walk on the way to Calvary. Each one of you has your own Calvary, but it must be so in order to inherit the Kingdom of God. Heaven is to be earned, little one. It cannot be handed to you as a gift, just because God loves you. It is true that I have suffered and died to give you the right to inherit the Kingdom, but you have to earn your way there. It is by the crosses that you carry, and the heartaches along the way, that you finally will be allowed to enter a place earned by many of My beautiful souls.
Let Me explain it to you this way. As a child, you have the right to the love of your parents, but it is through being obedient and following the rules set up in their household that you truly earn their love and the home they can provide for you. So too, must My children follow My rules, so that the love that God has for them can be shown to them in the reward of eternal salvation, the home He can provide for His children that lasts for all eternity. When you think in terms of 'forever', little one, the difficulties, the hurts, the sufferings here on earth take on a whole new perspective, do they not?
Ruth Ann: Lord, I hope You don't feel I'm complaining, because that is not my purpose in talking to You of these things. I love You, and want to please You.
Jesus: Little one, many come to you and say, "I can relate to what you are saying. It is as though God is speaking to me." I am speaking to them. It is through you and your simple honesty and faith that many hearts are being touched that could not otherwise be touched. You yourself have said you don't understand why you are being used by God as an instrument. It is easier for My children to relate to one such as you. Many love God and need to know that they too, are loved by Him. Many feel they are not worthy to walk into His Kingdom. I have died to give all My children that right. Now, it is up to them to continually pick themselves up again after each fall, ask for forgiveness, and continue on in this struggle with darkness, to walk into the kingdom of light.
Child, you are working in a mighty way just by being you. You love God, and you continue to love God no matter how great your sacrifice. You listen to God and follow what He is asking you to do. He wishes His words to be shared, to give hope, and peace, and strength to all those in need. My other children look at you and see how difficult life is for you, and how you have to continually pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and continue on. This gives them hope. Your faith has saved you, little one, and it will continue to be the salvation of many, many more to come. God is not through with you yet. The things you are doing for Him at this time are only a sample of what will be expected of you as time goes on. You have said 'yes' to the will of God. It is in your saying 'yes' that doors will be opened wide for others to come into the Kingdom of God.
Pope John Paul II has called for 'evangelizing' by all of My children. You are doing just that. Through your witnessing and sharing, others too, have been inspired to evangelize. It is all part of the plan. You were told the words spoken to you would be far-reaching. You could not understand how this could or would be. You are beginning to see how God works, little one, how He uses the very least of His children to go forth in faith to provide for others of His children. Your faith amazes many, child, and it strengthens those who tend to be weak in their faith.
Child, go forth and spread My words, by listening and writing all that I am saying to you. All your needs will be provided for by the One Who has created you for this very purpose. My peace be with you, little one.
Ruth Ann: I thank You Lord, for talking with me.
Jesus: I thank you for listening
Message of Feb. 6, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Jesus, I'm in need of encouraging words. The world seems to be filled with so many contradictions. I go to church and I hear that we are to go out and evangelize, but yet when I do, there are those who think I'm a 'kook' for doing so.
Jesus: Little one, those who are 'of the world' find what you are doing strange and out of sorts because it is not keeping with the move to the 'new age'. In evangelizing about what God is doing and has done in your life, you are drawing those who are listening back to their roots of faith. God, Who is the source of light and love and peace, wishes His children to live in this light, little one. He is in need of you, and those such as you, who will stand up and are willing to be martyrs for their faith. You have declared war on Satan and all his cohorts, little one, so life for you is not going to be easy. You must know, however, that what you are doing is needed. You are renewing My children's faith, little one. You are letting them know that God is, and has been working in your life, and wishes to do the same in their life and the lives of their loved ones.
What you are doing, child, is the same thing the apostles and disciples did in the times that your Jesus walked upon the earth. Remember the words I have spoken to you many months ago, before all of this truly began, the talks and healing prayers, and so forth. I said to you, "When I walked on the earth, I performed many miracles. You My child, will do even greater things." Know in your heart, you have only touched the tip of the iceberg. You have so much work to do, but you are being prepared gradually, little one. This is so you will not be overwhelmed. Your faith is strong, and it is such by the grace of God Who has molded you over time. You have been tested and found to be just as God knew you would be, steadfast of heart. You have the stamina to do all God will ask and expect of you.
Your Mother, and Mine, has drawn you into the folds of Her protective mantle and will continue to guide you and those sent here to this place of prayer. Here My children will find peace. My Mother is giving graces and blessings in abundance here. There is such a need, little one. My children are hungry to feel at peace. They are hungry to hear the word of God, and they are hungry to see miracles. The media has filled their world with horror stories, death, filth, and immorality. The media continues concentrating on all the evil in the world, and man is finally getting tired of seeing and hearing all this evil. Man is tired. He is tired, and he is afraid. What will tomorrow bring? The world is full of darkness and it needs a light brought into this darkness. Let the light of Christ shine through you, little one, and let it touch the minds and hearts of all those with whom you come in contact.
God loves you. He also knows you have much turmoil in your life. He knows the things you are doing are not easy for you or your family, but little one, you at least are doing them. It is as you said to someone this morning, "The world is in such a mess, someone has to do something." That person's reply surprised you. He said, "Thank God you have the faith strong enough to stand up and make a difference." Child, you are making a difference in the lives of My children. They are amazed you have had the faith to share what your Mother and your Jesus are doing in your life. They are amazed and grateful that you have not chosen to turn your back and walk away. Many know that is what they would have done. Not many wish to stand up and be counted. Not many wish to be persecuted for trying to do exactly what each of My children should be doing.
So yes, child, you struggle, and you continue to do all that I would have you do. You have been saddened because I have removed much from you, the support and encouragement you have needed. You have said you miss the visions that you once received. They were removed for a reason, child. You were left to go on faith alone. This, too, was a test. This will be returned to you, little one, at a time when I choose. You were given a special vision and comfort on the tenth anniversary of your father's death. This was a special gift to you for all you have done for Me. God wished you to have comfort that day in order to lessen your sadness, so you were given a special grace. An angel was sent to you to comfort you. He also asked you, "Ruth, do you know what it is you are to do?"
Ruth Ann: Lord, it didn't look like an angel, it looked like an old man, and since it looked like an old man, why couldn't it have looked like my Father? I really don't understand any of this. Why the question? I didn't understand him, therefore I didn't answer him. And why did he call me 'Ruth'? I go by 'Ruth Ann'.
Jesus: You are called both, are you not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, but You know what I mean. I prefer 'Ruth Ann'.
Jesus: Little one, all of the questions will be answered one at a time when the time is right. At the present, just be grateful that God sees fit to bless you with these graces from time to time.
Ruth Ann: I am. I am also pleased about another grandchild on the way. Thank You for allowing our daughter to become pregnant without any difficulty.
Jesus: That is another gift from God. All of your prayers concerning your family will be answered, child, rest assured that God is pleased with you, and you ask for so little, only those things that God Himself would desire you to have. So giving to you is a simple task, and a pleasure for Me to do. Continue to pray for all those in need, child. Minister to My people as I have said to you, and I will see to your every need and desire. Now, go in My peace and know that I am pleased with all you are doing. Let My peace fill your heart. Know that I am God and can do all things for all people. I bless you and I love you, little one.
Ruth Ann: I love You, Lord. Thank You.
Message of June 22, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, it was very difficult to concentrate on Your words this morning.
Our Lady: Child, you are not at peace with your day nor your week. You are concerned about your talks this weekend and are not concentrating on the peace you are called to have. Why do you fret so? Do you not know that I am here for you, and so is My Son? Do not be concerned about those things over which you have no control. Let God do the work He is calling you to do. You are only an instrument to be used to do His will. Give all your concerns to Him and be at peace with your day and your week. Do not struggle against the good. Allow God to work in your life the way He wishes. Know His plan for you is perfect. You would not be able to accomplish anything without His help, so accept this fact and go forth.
Ruth Ann: Mother, I know all these things You are saying, they all make sense, but it does not stop the struggle that continues on in my heart. Please be with me today, and through my talk tomorrow night. My life seems to be one continual struggle, Mother. I'm sorry I'm such a reluctant servant. I feel so ashamed that I can't stay at peace with what I'm called to do.
Our Lady: Yours would not be a cross if what you were called to do was easy for you. Your climb to Calvary is difficult, just as all those who follow in the footsteps of My Son. You must follow the example set before you by Him. He struggled and suffered on His way to His crucifixion. You, too, when you take up your cross and follow in His footsteps must suffer. You suffer humiliation, fear, anger, and dread. Do you not think that My Son has not experienced any of these feelings? He was accepting of God's will for Him, and struggled on to His death. You must accept the will of God for You, and know that in doing so, He will provide the graces necessary for you to do His will, and do it well.
Ruth Ann: Mother, if I did not share these things in writing, no one would know it is such a struggle for me. Should I stop sharing these things?
Our Lady: Child, it is important that My children know of your struggles. The fact is, they, too, struggle in their daily lives, and in reading of your struggle, it is a help to them. All of My children struggle in some way. Struggling is not wrong. It is the end result that is of concern to God. You are blessed a hundredfold when you struggle so, and still continue on seeking to do God's will, no matter how difficult the task.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for these encouraging words, Mother.
Our Lady: Child, I am here for all of My children. I wish to see each one of you reach the reward that awaits you. If man would seek to do God's will and not his own, the struggle would not be so difficult. There would be peace throughout each trial. The pain would still be there, but there would be a peace along with it that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. Be at peace, child, with all that lies ahead. Especially be at peace this day.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother, I am. Thank You.
Message of June 30, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I can't believe we are through another month. The time seems to be flying by. We seem to have a steady trickle of visitors daily, Lord. I thank You and Your Mother for this.
Jesus: Little one, there will be more as the word spreads of the peace and blessings granted here. You seem to be concerned that what you were told would not come about. It will be, child, and in My time. You must be patient. You are being prepared gradually, and all things must fall into place.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord, You are right. I feel at this point, let's get on with it, whatever it is that You want me to do, let's do it. I have been told my ministry would change and grow. Can You not tell me more?
Jesus: It is not necessary, little one. You have been told all that is needed. Have not all those things you have been told come to pass?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Then you must continue to pray, listen, be obedient, and share all that you have been given through the light and wisdom of your God. Many miracles continue to abound daily as a result of your being a willing instrument. The messages will be far-reaching. This was told to you by My Mother. Those who read your book of the witness of the love of God for you, are touched deeply and brought closer to Me and My Mother. Many are given a true conversion. Many are having their lives changed for the better, and are more prepared to accept their daily crosses.
Little one, the importance of your witness will be seen in years to come, so be not afraid to stand firm and share the love I have for My children. If I would do it for you, the very least, then I would do it for any and all of My children. My children are able to read your pain, your struggles, and your love. They are able to see you continue on the road to Calvary, and your crucifixion, over and over. They see you pick up your cross, not just three times as I have done, but over and over. This gives the rest of My children the courage to continue on.
Ruth Ann: I feel so guilty sometimes, Lord, because I'm not more courageous. I feel embarrassed because I am not more willing.
Jesus: Your heart is in the right place, little one. Even in your reluctance, you still accept your cross and carry on.
Ruth Ann: I still say, You should have chosen a priest for this. So many who come through the prayer line seem to me to be in need of confession.
Jesus: This will come about, child, if it is needed. Did I not say, you lay your hands on My children and I will tend to their needs? If that be their need, they will be drawn back to their churches and their priest and the sacrament of confession. You are neither to judge nor cure. I am the supreme judge and healer. You are nothing without Me, little one. You can do nothing without Me.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I know that more and more each day. The more You call me to do, the less I feel capable.
Jesus: You are capable through the grace of God. Much more will be expected of you in the future. As you grow in the Holy Spirit and the grace of God, the task will grow. Enjoy the quiet of each day. Enjoy the time with your family. Again I am saying to you, more and more will be demanded of you and your time, but graces will be sufficient to help you on your journey of light, love, and the peace of eternal salvation. Know on your way to your eternal reward, many will be brought with you just because you have given your 'fiat' just a few short years ago.
Now, go about your day with My blessing. Know you and your family will be cared for. The evil one and his cohorts are extremely busy pounding away at you from all sides, but know your God is stronger. Good will triumph over evil. Have faith and trust in the power and might of your God and Creator.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of July 27, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I have just talked with Your Mother, but I also feel You have something You wish to say to me.
Jesus: You are right, little one. You continue to have a difficult time keeping your peace, and I just wish you to know I am here for you. It is important for you to realize that this lack of focus comes from the evil one, in an effort to distract you from your true mission. That mission is to help My children become focused, and stay focused, on Me, their God. You have a mission of love and peace, child. Do not lose sight of this mission.
Ruth Ann: There are some days I just wish to pretend I am normal, Lord, and ignore what has happened in my life. But it is never possible. I leave to run an errand, go to church, be with my children, and I always come back to the reality that my life has changed forever.
Jesus: Yes child, it has changed forever, to the good. Many souls are being brought back into the light as a result of your life being changed forever. Never doubt that, little one. Be at peace with this change.
Ruth Ann: I truly try, Lord, but there is always something causing me to have doubts.
Jesus: Yes little one, and that 'something' is not of Me. The doubts, fears, dread of all that is, and is to come, is not of Me.
Ruth Ann: Lord, You remind me over and over, and I know this in my heart, but I am continually fighting to keep my peace. What I am doing is not easy for me, Lord. If you had chosen someone with a different personality, it would have been much easier for You. Lord, I'm making Your work twice as difficult. You are trying to mold me, and work through me, and I continue to fight against what is happening in my life.
Jesus: Child, I have chosen you. That is the important message you continue to ignore. You have not chosen Me, nor the task put before you. Had you chosen Me and the task, it would be much easier for you, that is true. But that is not how God works. You are perfect for what God would have you do, because of your imperfections. How many of My children could relate to you if you were perfect? No one, little one. I have chosen you because you are who you are. I have chosen you because you are of the very least, with many faults, and a mind and heart that is fighting against the will of God for you.
How many of My children can relate to this mentality, little one! All of My children can. All of My children have faults and a sinful nature. All continue to struggle in some way daily, to be at peace and do the will of God. You feel you are not right for what is being asked of you. You feel imperfect, and inadequate, in all ways. It is because of this that you are the best person for the job at this time. All of My children need to realize that to strive for holiness and do the will of God is not easy. Even for those who have been chosen for a special task must struggle. That in itself should help My children who are seeking peace, and to do My will, knowing that you too, struggle as they do, helps them put their life in proper perspective. You struggle, and still continue to do My will, and not your own. When they realize this, and see this happening to you, they say, "If she can do it, then I can do it also."
You are being used as an example, child. You speak of baring your soul, and feel embarrassed by much of what you write and share, but all this is necessary. Your courage and fidelity to Me, even though it is difficult, gives others the courage they need to step out in faith to do My will. It's as simple as that. My children have few earthly models to follow. Not many are willing to give up everything, and speak out for Me and the love I have for My children. Few wish to become involved in anything where they must continuously step out in faith to pray with others, share messages, and evangelize.
You would not have chosen this task, but I have chosen it for you. 'Not my will, but Thine be done, Oh Lord'. Remember, this is not easy for you, but that is not important. If it were not a struggle, it would not be doing so much good. I know your love for Me, and you want what I want, at any cost. That is the part that is of utmost value to Me. I know your heart, mind, and soul, little one. Even though you are so imperfect, I still love you. Even in your doubt, anger, and dread, I still love you. This is important for My children to hear, for it applies not only to you, but it applies to all of My children.
Ruth Ann: It is written, Lord. It will be shared.
Jesus: You have much to do today. Do it in My peace. Know I am with you throughout all you do and say this day.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord, for these words of encouragement. I truly needed them today.
Jesus: Yes, child, I know. That is why I placed it upon your heart to speak with Me this morning.
Message of April 8, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord, You tend to my every need, no matter how small.
Jesus: Little one, it is because of your complete turning of your life and will over to Me. You will continue to see Me work in your life in all ways. When My children trust and have such faith in Me, how can I not produce? I am continually reminding My children of this, and they must learn that this is something I mean. Trust, have faith, and I will see that your faith is rewarded. Not only in little things, but in big things as well.
My children have lost this faith that was so much a part of their life as a child. Society has a way of destroying this childlike faith. Man, in following the ways of the evil one, destroys and tarnishes everything that he touches. God wishes only good things for His children; and His children, because of greed and hunger for power and all that is not holy, continue to ruin his life and the lives of those around him. If only My children would learn to give their lives over to Me and do the will of the Father by not following the ways of the evil one, life could be peaceful. But no, man cannot be satisfied with what he has. He continually wants more and more, no matter what the cost, no matter who is hurt in the process. Man always wants what he cannot have, or what he should not have.
You notice every little thing I do for you, little one. That is because you have given everything to Me, even your sorrow and pain. If all My children were such as you, I could continue to work miracles in their lives just as well, but some are so blinded by their own selfishness and greed, they would not even notice.
Ruth Ann: Lord, there have been times I did not notice. It's just that my life has changed so drastically that I can't help but notice all You do for me. You and Your Mother are continually blessing me.
Jesus: Your faith and trust in Me will be rewarded, little one. Know I am with you.Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.