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 5, 1993, from Our Lord 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, No 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 will, and 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.
Message of Nov. 10, 1993, from Our Lady to Prayer Groups
My Dear Children,
My Son has lived and died for you. I am asking you to do the same in return for this love He has given to you. I am asking you to live and die for Him. How is this possible? Follow the example that has been put before you by the One Who has created you. God in His loving generosity gave you His Son so there could be no doubt as to how you should live your lives. Be humble, loving, obedient children. Just as My Son was all of these things before God, so you too, should follow His example. Do the will of the Father. Die of self. Die to those things of the world that hold you back on your climb to Calvary. Love one another as He has loved you. Pray for one another. My children, I am blessing you, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Go in God's peace. Pray, dear children, pray!
Message of Dec. 29, 1993, from Our Lady tp Prayer Groups
My Dear Children,
God in His love and mercy has granted to you the gift of eternal salvation. Now, dear children, it is time for you to realize the importance of this gift. I am here to help you understand My Son, in doing the Father's will, lived and died for you. His life and death were not easy. He suffered much. His was an example of perfect love and obedience to the will of God. God loves you. He has sent Me among you in order to let you see and know just how great His love is. Listen to His words in My messages. Follow the example of My Son. Die of self and all those things of the world that keep you from doing the will of God. Pray with love, and listen dear children, to this God Who loves you. Be open to the graces being given to you in great abundance. I am here to intercede for you in any way I can. Do not hesitate to call on your Mother, who wishes only good things for you. Go in the peace of My Son, Jesus, to love and serve God.
Message of March 12, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, do You wish to speak to me? I am feeling that You do.
Our Lady: Child, it is so. You have just been to a place where My simple 'Fiat' gave birth to a reality that changed the entire world. That simple 'yes' brought about change. That is the word that I am wishing you to understand. You still continue to deny the importance of what you, too, have done by saying 'yes', little one. You still do not realize the importance of your mission. You have said 'yes', you have been obedient, and you have watched the fruits continue to grow, but you still deny the importance of your part in God's holy plan.
Ruth Ann: Mother, I know my faults. They are many. You were a perfect holy child.
Our Lady: That was God's will for Me. That is because I was to be the receptacle of God's most holy Son. He would not have accepted anything less, and you would not have expected Him to, little one.
Ruth Ann: No, Mother. I understand God's will for You, but I don't understand His will for me, or rather why He chose me for these things that are happening, and for whatever is to come.
Our Lady: You forget all of God's children on the earth are imperfect. He has said so. If you were perfect, little one, you would be God. You have been chosen for your special mission, not for your perfection, but for your imperfections. How else would others be able to relate to you? God will do the molding that is needed in your life to make you ready for the very special gift that is to become a part of your every waking moment. You are to be one with Him, child. You are to be all that He wishes all of His children to be. Your simple 'fiat' is bringing this about.
The time is fast approaching, little child, when your life will be an all-consuming flame burning only for the love of God. Your purpose for being created and placed upon the earth is soon to be fulfilled. You have been prepared gradually, little one of God, but the magnitude of your mission will not be felt until My Son asks you to carry His cross. At that time you will truly realize the reason for your existence.
The years prior to this have only been a testing ground in preparation for your true purpose. You, child, through your willingness to do the will of God have said 'yes' and have meant it from your innermost being. You see, little child, God knows your heart. It is one of love and compassion for His children. It is one of sacrifice. He has seen the love you have for His people to continue to grow, little child, and He is pleased at the progress you have made spiritually. You have listened to My instructions and the instruc-tions of My Jesus. You are living your faith. You care not about the humiliation that is being brought about as a result of turning your life over to the One who has created you. You do so in hopes it will save souls. You are willing to die for God's children, little one. God can ask for no greater love from His children, you be willing to lay down that life for the good of other souls.
That is the kind of life God wishes all of His children to experience. He wants His children to die of self and love others with the kind of love Jesus had for His children. This love is one of complete giving of self so that others might experience life. The life of which I am speaking is an eternal life, child. The only life that is truly important is this kind of life. This is true life in Jesus Christ. He was the perfect example of the ultimate sacrifice. Now He is calling you to this same love and compassion for the dying souls all over the world. He is calling you to make the ultimate and supreme sacrifice of your life, so that others may rise from the dead By your examples of a true life in Jesus Christ, you will win many from the clutches of the eternal abyss. What greater love and purpose can one have on this earth, child!
Ruth Ann: Mother, You do realize I'm writing this and thinking You surely have the wrong person? I am not worthy of such praise.
Our Lady: Child, you still do not understand. Even if you were responsible for only saving one soul from the clutches of the evil one, you would be of great importance to My Son and Savior of the world. But you, My child, will do even greater things than this. Do these words sound familiar?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother, You know they do. These are words, the first words Your Son ever spoke to me interiorly.
Our Lady: Believe them, My child, believe them. Know that soon He is going to make His presence known in your life in a greater way than ever before. Others are aware even more so than you, that something is about to happen in your life, that will change the destiny of many. Their lives will be changed and their souls will be saved. Little child, it is because you have given your life to the God of love and mercy. You have said 'yes' to the One Who has created you for this special purpose. Be not afraid, but be grateful for the kind of love God has for His children, that He would use one such as you to save many of His lost souls. All God asks is that you continue to be obedient and do His will. He will do the difficult part. He will mold you and guide you through My Son. I have done My part. I have drawn you to the One who will be the ultimate teacher. I thank you for having responded to My call, child. In your response, God will be able to use you to save others.
I love you, My little child.
Ruth Ann: I love You, Mother. Thank You for being patient with me and bringing me to Your Son. Help me to be all God wants me to be.
Our Lady: It is done, child. Go in the peace of My Son. Enjoy this special trip to the land of Our birth. All of the desires of your childhood will have been fulfilled in this very special time.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother.
Our Lady: Bless you, little child of God.
Message of May 6, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, is there anything You wish to share with me today?
Jesus: Little one, you have been in great turmoil.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. I was told there would be many 'peaks and valleys', but the valleys seem to get deeper and come more frequently.
Jesus: You will be given a brief respite soon.
Ruth Ann: Lord, can You share with me the reason for so much turmoil?
Jesus: I can, little one. Remember, turmoil does not come from Me. I am a God of light, love, and peace. So if it does not come from Me, where is it coming from?
Ruth Ann: The evil one, Lord.
Jesus: Yes, child, the evil one realizes that your ministry is growing. He sees you touching the minds and hearts of many in your sharing, and he is angry. He lashes out at you in any way he can. He brings doubt, fear, anger, despair, and anxiety into your life. He makes it more and more difficult for you to witness, pray, and be at peace with all you are doing. Many would like your gift. They have no idea the cross that accompanies such a gift. You must always stay focused on your Jesus. Know that God is with you, and My Mother has great plans in store for you. If you could only remember, little one, when you are experiencing such pain, stay focused on Me.
You have heard My Mother say over and over, 'My Immaculate Heart will triumph', but there is to be much pain and suffering before this is to come about. She says, 'pray, pray, pray'. Many still refuse to take Her messages seriously. The more your life comes under attack, the more you can be sure you are touching the minds, hearts, and souls of many people. Otherwise you would not be tormented. You would be left alone to go about your life in peace.
Ruth Ann: Lord, You are stronger than Satan.
Jesus: Yes child, this is true.
Ruth Ann: Then why do You allow him to be so mean to those who are trying so hard to do Your will?
Jesus: Little one, you have My Mother and Me at your disposal. It is up to you to stay focused. Sometimes through sheer physical exhaustion, you forget who is in control. You cannot allow the evil one to get even a tiny foothold. Once he has that, he continues to wear you down until it becomes difficult to concentrate or listen to what I am saying to you. The minute the doubts and fears begin, know he is at work. You are experiencing a difficult time in your prayer life at this time, but soon you will be given a brief respite so you will be able to go about in peace and prayer.
Know, too, child, that as the work that God has for you continues to grow, so, too, will the attacks from the evil one. It is all part of the great cross that will become heavier and heavier for you as time marches on. Those who say 'yes' to the will of God can expect great spiritual warfare. The evil, the darkness of the world is a great force. Those who are of Me can see it, feel it, and experience it. You know in your spirit the force of this evil. You also know that good will triumph over evil.
Be not afraid. Do all that My Mother and I continually tell you to do. Mass and Communion is of great help to you. Confession is of great importance. Pray, fast, and do penance. Be obedient to all that is being asked of you. Much prayer and support is there for you. Thank God every day for all He has done for you, and others through you. Be attentive to Me and My Mother. Stay focused on Me and you will be able to do all that is asked of you. We are always here for you. Trust in this love We have for you and all those whose lives you touch. My children are in need of My words. Continue to share these words with others. It strengthens them, little one. It draws them closer and closer to Me and My Mother. In this time of darkness, there is a great need for a light. Let your heart and soul be this beacon to guide others closer and closer to Me.
You have a busy day ahead of you, little one. Spend this day in the peace of your Jesus.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of Oct. 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 accom-plished 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.
Message of Dec. 13, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, are You there?
Our Lady: Child, of course I am here.
Ruth Ann: Help me to be more like You. Right now I am not doing so well. God wishes me to have the same love and trust as You had, and I'm not doing a very good job at the moment.
I am struggling with all that is happening concerning the removal of my priest, friend, and spiritual director, for me and the farm.
Our Lady: Child, you have said 'yes' to God. He has not promised you 'easy', or 'pain-free'. I too, have suffered much, before you, through My 'fiat'. Those who give up their will to do the will of God, do not do it for themselves, but for others. Think of all the many people who have come to you for prayer, and you have asked for these prayers to be answered. You have offered to suffer for those people in order that they be freed from their burdens. It is called 'making sacrifices'. Dying, so that others might live. Granted, the dying is not the death of your physical body, it is only symbolic. The dying of self, and all that ties one to the earth, is even more painful. You must remain here, while your soul and heart yearn to be with Me and My Son.
Ruth Ann: Mother, please be with me, and help me through this.
Our Lady: I am here, little child. You must trust in God, and know that all things will work for His greater honor and glory. Be not afraid. I am with you, as is the love and support of your Rock, My Son.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for sharing this time with me, Mother. I love You, and wish You to help me be what God wants me to be.
Our Lady: I will do so. Trust, child, trust.