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"To Jesus Through Mary"
A Monthly Newsletter Compiled by Mary's Children, Inc.
March 2010
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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 Jan. 23, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus

Ruth Ann:  Jesus.

Jesus:  Yes, My little one.

Ruth Ann:  I need encouragement.  I am to give a talk tomorrow, and You know how I am feeling.

Jesus:  Yes, little one, and you needn't feel that way.  I will be with you and guide you.  My Mother too, will be there.

Ruth Ann:  Then why do I feel so sad?

Jesus:  There are many reasons.  You have much responsibility placed upon your heart.  The sufferings and sins of others are overpowering for those who wish to do My will.

Ruth Ann:  I've never thought of it that way, but recently I just want the chastisement to hurry and come, and put an end to all this killing, starving, and pain, especially of little children and the unborn.  Dear God, if I could die and wipe away all this I would do it over and over for You.  We here hurt God so much, and each day causes it to be more so.  It's got to stop, Lord.

Jesus:  My dear little one, God knows your heart, and knows you mean every word you are saying, and it will stop soon.  The pain and destruction caused by the evil one will be stopped.  But not before I have called all my believers to My heart.  My most Sacred Heart is bursting with love for all those I wish to have saved.  My Mother's heart too, bursts with love for all those She is calling to Her Son.  Of course there is pain, child.  We suffer much for all those who will be lost and choose to shut their hearts to all the pleas of My Mother, but We will continue to count on those such as you, that through prayer and great sacrifice, will save many of Our lost children.  So you must not think of the dark side of what is happening in this world, but you must turn your eyes to the light and life which is Me, your Jesus, Son of the living God. You child, are to continue to be a beacon in this time of darkness.

Ruth Ann:  I try, but I know I'm not trying hard enough.  I'm sorry I'm being such a baby.  Thank You for not being angry with me.

Jesus:  My child, do you not know your Jesus loves you?  He knows what you are suffering.  He knows that everything He has called you to do is difficult for you.  He knows you are a quiet, introverted person who wishes privacy.  That is why this sacrifice of sharing your walk with Me is so beautiful.  It is a great sacrifice for you, and a beautiful gift to God.  To die of self and share purely for the glory of God is one of the greatest gifts you can give to God.

Ruth Ann:  This is very profound, Lord.  I had never thought of what I am doing in those terms.  Thank You.

Jesus:  It is I who thank you, for your faith and love that you give back to Me through all those whose lives you touch and bring ever closer to Me.  Your Jesus knows how difficult it is to walk the earth, trying to bring others the word and healing of My Father.  Remember, I have walked that road, I have made that journey.  Now, My child, it is your turn.  You are to take this journey for Me and My Father, but you will not be alone My child, I will be with you.  Not only I, but My Mother too, will be with you.  Your journey of faith will be a great inspiration for many.  You have already seen the results of what you have done so far, and this is only the tip of the iceberg, as they say.  God has your work cut out for you and He will continue to send you little miracles along the way, in order to fortify you.  So 'be not afraid,' My little one.  Remember this phrase.  I have told you this is to be you and your family's theme song, so to speak.  'Be not afraid,' for I am with you even unto the consummation of the world.

Ruth Ann:  Jesus, I have read this in the Bible.  Will You help me find it, the passage that is?

Jesus:  Yes child, I will do so.

Ruth Ann:  Jesus, I do feel better.  Thank You.  I love You and want to do all I can to help You, but it's difficult to be on display.  I would wish to be off in some quiet place, praying.

Jesus:  I know this child, and it would not be a great sacrifice and special gift to God.  Know that each time you speak and pray with others, the angels praise and sing thanks-giving to God in Heaven, not only for the gift of your faith, but for all those many souls whom God chooses to touch at that time.  What greater gift than to give of self for the greater honor and glory of God!  You are special, My child.  You do not wish to hear this part, but this is so.  You have been brought along gradually for this day.  All things had to fall into place, and you will continue to see each piece of the puzzle fall into place.  You are a chosen one, a chosen one with much work to do.  It will all come about child, and as My Mother has told you, it will all be done for you.  You will be asked for prayer.  You will be asked to talk.  God knows you are shy, and this is of His doing.  You are for those who would not be forward or outgoing themselves.  They can see themselves in you, just as they can see Jesus in you.  If it can happen to you, it can happen to them.  Do you understand?
Ruth Ann:  Yes Jesus, I do.  I love You and thank You for taking the time to calm me, encourage me, and give me Your peace.

Jesus:  My child, My little one, how I love you.  Go on your way knowing I am here for you always, even to the ends of the earth.

Ruth Ann:  Thank You, Jesus.  Please bless me.

Jesus:  Little one, you have My blessing, you need not ask.

 

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 faith-builders; 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 January 3, 1994, from Our Lady

Ruth Ann:  Mother, are You with me?

Our Lady:  Yes, child, I am here.  I am pleased that you have taken the time to speak with Me today. You are in need of reassurance, and I am here to give that reassurance to you through words from Heaven.  What greater reassurance do you need?

Ruth Ann:  Mother, I appreciate all You do and say, always.  It is difficult for me to believe that I have been chosen for something this special.  This is beyond my wildest imagination.  It is also something I don't understand.

Our Lady:  That is the most difficult part for you to grasp, child.  You feel you need to understand and have the full picture laid out before you.  That is exactly what will not happen, child.  God wishes His children to have the courage and conviction to walk in faith; 'Thy will be done, Lord, whatever it may be'.  Those who have given themselves over to the One Who has created them over the centuries, have had to do just that, child:  walk in faith, trust in God, do His will and He will take care of the rest.  You must be pliable, bendable, and easy to mold into whatever He desires.  You are an instrument, child, through which We are to work, so you must be open and willing to trust and give all to God.

If you begin to become concerned about what is to come, you lose your pliability.  You lose your peace.  These things are needed in order for God to do His best work.  Do not impede what God wishes to do with and through you.  Many lives are at stake, waiting for your divine revelations.  Many are just waiting for the words and directions from Heaven that come just in time to help them in their life.  If you were not listening, and if you chose not to share these words, God would find other ways to direct them.  But why not be the willing instrument that God needs?  I have said 'yes' to the will of God, not knowing what the future held, and look how I was used.  I am the perfect example of love, willingness, and obedience to the will of God. 

That does not mean that all will go well, or that all will be easy.  It only means that you are doing the will of God.  What better purpose would any life have than to do the will of God?  Remember, child, God has a plan for each life He places on the earth.  He only awaits the simple 'yes', in order for His plan to come to fruition.  It is man in his stubbornness that creates obstacles so that God is continuously having to make changes so that His divine plans can be brought into play.  Man needs to listen carefully, and be obedient to the will of God, and as a result, amazing miracles can take place.

 Be at peace, little child, with your 'yes' and with your day.  You have much to do, but know We are with you.  If you feel yourself losing your peace, call on My Son, Jesus, the prince of peace, or Myself.  We will restore this peace needed to do the Father's will.

Ruth Ann:  Yes Mother, I will do so.

Our Lady:  Your Mother loves you and continues to be with you, to bless all who ask you for prayer, and those who come here to pray.  All those who come here to pray are the recipients of many graces and blessings.

Ruth Ann:  Thank You, Mother.

 

Message of February 3, 1994 from Our Lord, Jesus

Ruth Ann:  Lord, I keep hearing people talk about horrible things to come, predictions that are for the immediate future, I mean in a few short months.  Why have I not been told these things that others seem to know?

Jesus:  Little one, be at peace.  You have been told those things God would have you know.  He has much for you to do, little one, be not afraid. 

Ruth Ann:  Lord, it's not that I am afraid, at least not for me.

Jesus:  Child, if more of My children would focus on the main thrust of the messages, they would realize that, yes, the world is in a mess, and yes, it's going to take much prayer and the grace of God to clean up this mess.  Little one, the world is in need of a purification before your Jesus can return to the earth.  My coming is eminent, little one.  All has been set in motion, but there is much to be done before this can come about.  There must be a cleansing.  My children are in need of drastic measures to bring them back on the right path and away from the ways of the world.  Many are being brought back through those such as you, willing to set your life aside in order to save others.

Ruth Ann:  But Lord, my life is Yours.  I have no right to usurp Your authority over my life.  You gave me life, and are free to take it as You wish.  You are also free to do with it as You see fit.

Jesus:  Little one, that is because you have turned your will over to Mine.  You have said, "Thy will be done."

Ruth Ann:  Lord, the motives are selfish.  You keep saying over and over You want us to do Your will and not ours.  Who am I to say 'no' to You?  If it is to gain me eternal salvation, and You have said it will, then I am not about to say 'no'.  There are times when I think, 'What have I done?  There is no turning back'.  But that is only temporary.  If I can help You save only one soul, then that is one that will pray for me after that soul reaches heaven.  My motives are probably not completely pure, Lord.  I want to gain heaven.

Jesus:  Little one, you make me smile.  You think you are being 'tough' and you have a heart of gold.  I know you, little one.  Because you have sinned, you have a difficult time seeing past your sins.  You have been forgiven for your sins, and yes, you will sin again and again, because you are not perfect and will never be so until you are with Me, but you have come a long way.  Many who know you, and realize what you have given up, have seen the change in you.  Not many would have made such a commitment on faith alone, child.  You and your husband have given up your jobs, your home, your farm, your lives, for Me.  What faith, little one! You are doing these things because you have been asked to do them by Me and by My Mother. You have trusted that We will care for you, and you have no doubts that We will.  What faith!  How you fill My heart with joy, little one. 

Ruth Ann:  It, my faith that is, has come from You, Lord.  You placed me where I was to grow up and You have molded me.  I take no credit. 

Lord, someone asked me about earning heaven.  I know I am changing the subject, but could You elaborate on that? 

Jesus:  Little one, of course My children earn heaven.  Why do you think there are the Ten Command-ments?  The right to heaven has been earned by My death on the cross, but you, too, must participate in gaining your eternal reward.  It is not just handed to you because you have been baptized a Christian, or because you go to church.  There is much more to it than that.  Faith without works does not give you all you would hope for.  You have been told to love your neighbors, but that does not mean just in your heart.  You must take it a step farther.  You must care for the needs of your neighbor and not wish to do them harm.  You are told to love God, but loving is not enough.  You must show your love for Me by being willing to do what is required of you.  So yes, child, the right to heaven has been earned by My death on the cross, but you must pick up your cross, whatever it may be, and follow Me.  In this way you earn, or gain heaven.

Ruth Ann:  Thank You, Lord, for expanding on that particular point.

Jesus:  Little one, live each day at a time.  Do not look to the future.  As I have said, God has much for you to do.  Listen and be obedient to what He would have you do.  Your ministry will continue to grow and reach out to many.  Through your faith and sacrifices, many souls will be healed and brought back to God.  Continue on this journey of faith, little one, knowing full well I am with you until the end.

Ruth Ann:  Thank You, Lord.

 

Message of June 4, 1994,
from Our Lord Jesus

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.

 

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 October 22, 1994,  from Our Lord Jesus

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 Resur-rection, 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.