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 July 10, 1991, from Our Lady to Prayer Groups
My Dear Children,
God has a plan for each one of you. Be open to that plan. Faith and trust in My Son are so important. You have so little faith and yet you should have the faith of Job. Those who are tested and continue to persevere, reap many graces. Those who are tested and fall by the wayside, lose much. My children, pray for all those God has chosen to do special work for Him. Satan continues to wreak havoc on so many. My Son has died on the cross for everyone. Please do not let this sacrifice be in vain. Pray, My children! God's Divine Mercy is still available to all. Pray for the doubters, those whose faith is wavering, and those who do not believe at all. God's mercy can bring about the conversion of so many, but much prayer is needed.
My Dear Children,
Be not afraid. Even though there is much darkness in the world, you must not be overwhelmed by it. God loves you, and I love you. For those who have taken up the cross to follow the path of My Son, life is not easy. But you must remember, that where there is much suffering and difficulty, there is also sufficient graces to sustain you. The evil one would have you believe there is no hope. Dear children, when there is prayer, there is hope. Let your faith and love be a beacon of light to strengthen the faith of those around you. Let the love for My Son be a peace that shines forth for those who can find no peace. Let your prayer touch the minds and hearts of those who think they have no time for prayer. Bless you, dear children, for answering My call.
My Dear Children,
Blessed are they who do not see and still believe. It is beautiful to see the faith and trust of My children who continue to pray for all those in need because I have asked them to do so. My many messages that continue to call you to trust and have faith, have been taken to heart by all of you here. I bless you for this, dear children, and will continue to send graces and blessings to all My children who have responded to My call. Your faith, trust, and love, acts as a catalyst to all those with whom you come in contact. The love you have for My Son is evident in all that you say and do. Let it continue to be so, little children, so that those who are in great need of prayer and faith will be strengthened by your example. My protective mantle surrounds you. My love and prayers I join with you. Go in God's peace.
Ruth Ann: Lord.
Jesus: Yes, little one.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am feeling guilty. I feel I am not writing as much as I should, the messages that You are giving me. I am feeling that I should spend more time in dialogue with You.
Jesus: That will be your choice, little one. I will encourage, but I will not demand that you write every day.
Ruth Ann: You know now that I will try, even if it is only for a few minutes, Lord. How did my life get so full? I don't see how I managed to teach, give talks, attend Mass daily, and all the other things, and have time to write what You were telling me.
Jesus: You found the time because you realized how important it was to share what I am saying with you. You attended Mass and prayed because these are all things you have been told to do. The Sacraments strengthen, and so does prayer, not only the one who prays, but the one being prayed for. Reading My words in the Sacred Scripture, the New Testament, is extremely important, so that you can grow. You must learn to attend retreats when it is possible, because that is also a source of growth. You need strengthening, little one, for what lies ahead. You have many praying for you, and this is of importance. Many realize in their hearts that much more is in store for you, that your cross is not an ordinary one. Your priest, too, is aware of this, as are many of the members of your prayer group.
Ruth Ann: I am blessed, Lord, to have so many who are concerned about my welfare. I have friends that truly care about me.
Jesus: Child, that is because they see more than you see. They look at you and say, "I would like to have her gift, but I would not like to give up my life for others." The two are one. They cannot be separated. So too, are the trials and tribulations that go with all you are doing. The pressure is great, but it will continue to grow, little one. That is the reason for your respite. Enjoy the time you have. The time will come when you will have time for little else except what I would have you do.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I will surely have time for my grandchildren. You won't take everything away from me, will you? I love my family. They are all a part of me.
Jesus: I will not, and do not, expect to take you from your family. I know how much they mean to you, and that is as it should be. I am only telling you that what I will have you do for Me will require more and more of your time. It will be more and more difficult to find time for your family. You will have to carve out time for them, just as you are doing for Me and prayer at this time in your life.
Ruth Ann: Lord, many are asking me where I was moving to, because they had read in a message that this place will become a retreat house, manned by retired priests.
Jesus: My Mother has spoken of this to you, and this is to be so. All of this will come to pass.
Ruth Ann: Other people are saying, "How can this be, since Jesus tells you the end is near?"
Jesus: I have not said the end is near. You have been told that time is running out and that I will be coming soon. These things are true. I have also said I will come to you and ask you to carry My cross, and that too, will be soon. Be not afraid, little one. You will be told all you need to know when the time is right.
You will need to move from where you live for more than one reason. Not only because you will not have peace, but the house will be used by those who wish to find peace. The two sound contradictory, but they are not. You will need quiet and solitude in order to pray, and it will not be available to you in your present location. That does not mean you will be moving far away. You will remain there when you are needed.
You are a beacon of light for My children, and you will continue to be so. As you grow, your light will grow, many will be strengthened by what is happening to you. Many will be strengthened because they see your faith and trust in God. They see you continue on your journey of faith, not knowing what tomorrow will bring, and that gives them the faith and strength to carry on in their daily lives. Your faith strengthens the faith of those around you. That is why it is so important to share what is going on in your life, with others, the good as well as the bad.
Many think that because you hear the words of your Jesus, and My Mother, that you do not have to contend with the bad. That is not so. The stronger your faith, the more you continue to be tested. The evil one wishes to bend and break those who are helping win souls to Jesus Christ. So it would make sense that he would come against you in a mighty way. Doubts, fears, and confusion in your life, such as you have experienced in the past few weeks, are all part of his ways. You continue to listen to Me, pray, and be obedient to the will of God, even though you have been living in the middle of construction and mess for several months. You get irritated from time to time, because you are one who wishes things to be neat and tidy, but you offer it up and say, "Truly this must be God's will for me," and you continue on.
Ruth Ann: You are being too kind, Lord. Jim hears my complaints.
Jesus: He hears your complaints, but it has not stopped you praying or working for Me, has it? That is what I am saying, you and your husband continue on.
Ruth Ann: Yes, we do, sometimes it even amazes me, Lord. I'm really only joking.
Jesus: (Smilingly) I know that, little one. I know your heart, remember? I know what you do, and how much you can take, and how much you love Me. I am at an advantage. You would die for Me.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I don't think that is unusual. I think most Christians would die for You. That's what it means to be a Christian. Besides, if you die for Jesus, I have been told by the good nuns, that you are a martyr, and if I'm not mistaken, martyrs for the Lord go to Heaven. So it's purely selfish on the part of those of us who would do that. We all want to go to Heaven.
Jesus: You are very naive, little one. Not all of My children would die for Me, and not all care whether or not they go to Heaven. Some don't even believe in Me or Heaven.
Ruth Ann: But Christians do, Lord. They believe in You and Heaven.
Jesus: But not all would be willing to die for Me. That is where you are wrong.
Ruth Ann: I'm sorry, Lord. I guess I am naive, as You say.
Jesus: You have much to learn, but that is what I am here for. Now go about your day. Know how much I love you, little one. My peace is with you.
Ruth Ann: Lord, thank You for the peace that I've felt yesterday and today. Please let this continue.
Jesus: Little one, it is up to you to keep your peace. It is always available to you through the grace of God. It is you who allow the concerns of the world to come in and disturb your God-given peace.
Ruth Ann: You are right, Lord. And I still thank You for Your help.
Jesus: Little one, I am here for all of you, all of the time. Each one of you tries so hard to run your own life, making all your own decisions. You think you are in control. Don't you realize, at the blink of an eye, I can end your life, and all things you thought were so important to your life, would no longer be of concern to you. That is why I continue to say, put Me first, and all things will then fall into place. Man still hasn't learned to do this. Mankind still frets over the things and problems of the world as though this is going to bring about his eternal salvation. If only My children would concern themselves with those things of a spiritual nature as well, or even as much, I would not have to be finding so many ways to get mankind's attention.
It saddens My heart, little one, to see so many of My children wasting their time, getting bigger and better material things in this world, and ignoring the state of their soul. The more they get, the more they want, thinking these things will bring them peace and happiness. These things do not bring happiness. Knowing you are right with your Maker will bring peace and happiness. Know-ing you are doing the will of your Father in Heaven brings you peace. When you have this peace and share it, those around you begin searching and re-evaluating their lives so they too, can gain this peace. Peace truly begets peace. Love begets love, and faith begets miracles.
Ruth Ann: I thought You were going to say 'faith begets faith'.
Jesus: You cannot give someone faith. You can give them hope. You can share your faith and trust in God and help them in their journey to strengthen their faith, but it is not something tangible that you can give to another. If that were the case, those of you who have such faith, would have an easy task before you. As it is, you are called to share the miracles God has worked in your life, and this helps others to find the strength and courage to begin their journey to become stronger in their love and trust in God. As their faith is strengthened, they begin to recognize the miracles that God has been working, and will continue to work, in their lives.
So that is what I mean when I say, "Faith begets miracles." Everything must be turned over to God, so He can work in your life continuously. Even in the bad times, He is working. That is when your faith and trust is truly tested. It is easy to love and trust God when everything runs smoothly in your life. It is through the difficult times that your faith is tested. Then you discover, and so do I, just how strong your faith is. If you are grounded in a strong love for Me, you are able to survive all the hardships that life has a way of bringing your way. If your faith does not have a strong or firm foundation, then it begins to crumble, and so does the world around you.
Faith is extremely important. Those who have it are truly blessed. It is a God-given blessing, that continues to be cultivated throughout your entire life. Those who put their God first realize this, and continue to thrive when everything around them seems to be falling apart. Then, faith and peace continue to radiate to those around them. Those who do not have this faith fall apart when their world falls apart, because they have let the world and the material things of the world be their god. I continue to say, "Put Me first, and all other things will fall into place."
That is what I am saying to all of My children again, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one can come to the Father except through Me." My Mother continues to tell Her children, "Come to Jesus." She has the wisdom of the ages. God is allowing Her to work in the lives of His children, again and again. Just as She brought forth Her Son 2000 years ago, He is allowing Her again to bring Him forth into the world. Take heed My children, listen to Her, listen to Me. There is great need of this faith, love, and peace in this world. Trust in God. His plan is about to unfold. Prepare for the Second Coming of your Jesus.
Ruth Ann: These words appear very strong, Lord.
Jesus: Child, they are of the utmost importance. So many of My children continue to search for signs and wonders, looking for a specific date of the Second Coming of Christ the King, when in fact they should realize the time is nearing, and the most important thing they can do is gather in prayer. Strengthen the faith and trust in God of those around you, by witnessing to the greatness and goodness of His love and mercy in your lives. In doing so, you will be doing what I would have you do.
Many of you experience miracles, but do not share. You hide your light under a bushel. The light goes out, and is never seen again. Witness to the greatness and good-ness of these miracles in your life. Know that God is, was, and always will be here, for all of His people. Those of you chosen to share and go forth among His people, as in the days of old, are like a light that shines forth in this time of darkness. You are a saving light, to draw others closer and closer to Me. Continue to be this beacon. Draw My children back to Me.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord, for these words.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I know You are wanting to speak to me, what is it You wish to say?
Jesus: Child, you are in need of encouraging words. You have a talk this evening, do you not?
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, and You are right, I am in need. I was not ready to listen because of my own irritation at having to do this.
Jesus: Little one, you are not hurting Me when you do these things, you are only hurting yourself. You are denying yourself the peace to get through the day, so you will have the calmness you need in order to give your talk. I am only trying to help make all you do, and need to do for Me, a little easier.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I have come to the conclusion it is never going to become easy for me.
Jesus: You are right child, but even in the pain and suffering of this knowledge, you can still experience peace. There can be peace with pain and suffering of all sorts if one knows they have a divine purpose to fulfill. Even those of My children who suffer severe pain through disease, poor health, loss of a loved one, or any of the pains of life that befall them, can find peace as long as they accept the suffering for My greater honor and glory. So you, in pain, suffering, and sharing, gain graces for those who are to hear of the mighty deeds I have done in your life.
For many, you bring hope, little one, for some, you bring salvation of their souls, and for others, you bring peace with the suffering and trials of their own lives. You do not realize the significance of your suffering, but it is extremely important to Me that you have accepted your cross, so that others too, can be at peace with their cross, which they suffer in their life. You bring healings of all sorts to My children just in your witnessing and prayer. For many, it is just a great faith boost. So many of My children have strayed from the teachings of their childhood. These teachings brought them a faith and trust in God, that over the years has waned. Now I am sending out new disciples to enkindle in My children the love and faith that is needed to get through the difficult times ahead. For some, it is just a rebuilding of that love, for others, it is a new love and trust in Me. When they hear all you have experienced through your love and trust in Me, it gives them hope and peace, for which there is great need. Be not afraid. That which you experience is not without the rewards of eternal life for you and others.
Ruth Ann: I know that what You are saying is true, Lord, and I will be fine tomorrow. Not only fine, but I'll be on a high. Then comes the day after that, and I'm usually at an all-time low.
Jesus: Little one, I have told you there will be peaks and valleys. Did I not experience these same feelings? Did not all those who have followed in My footsteps experience the peaks and valleys? That is true of all My children. They experience these feelings in their lives through their jobs, relationships, loss of loved ones, just the daily living brings with it these peaks and valleys. To accept them, and live them for God, brings graces and blessings. Anything done for the greater honor and glory of God, brings with it great rewards.
So continue to persevere, child. Be that hope and light for My children in darkness. They are in need of encouragement along their difficult path of life. They need to hear that I am here with you and them. I am still working miracles, just as I did two thousand years ago. Through those of you who have listened and accepted the crosses being sent to you to share, others will be saved. It is as simple as that, little one.
Be at peace with this day, and all you are called to do. Know that many are praying for you to help you on your way to Calvary with this very heavy cross that you carry. I am with you, and so is My Mother. Great graces will be given out this day through your sacrifice and pain. I will touch many hearts through your witnessing and prayer. Miracles will abound as always, little one.
Now go about your day in peace. I am with you and so is My abundant love.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I'm glad I listened. I love You so much, Lord.
Jesus: I know your heart, child. I know the struggling with what you do has nothing to do with your lack of love for Me. The struggle comes from your humanness, little one. You are afraid of making a fool of yourself. You are embarrassed for emptying your heart and soul in front of others. If you are too embarrassed, or make a fool of yourself, what better reason to do it than for Me.
Ruth Ann: You are right, Lord, as always.
Ruth Ann: Lord, do You have something to say to Your children? There are so many suffering through sickness, loss of loved ones, need of jobs, and the feeling of being alone through all of these trials.
Jesus: Little one, they need not feel alone. Man does not understand why he suffers and others do not. That is because he does not see the big plan. If the suffering of one person brings about the conversion of another, it is well worth that suffering. So many of My children have lost faith and trust in God.
Remember in your youth when you were told, 'Offer up your suffering for the poor souls in purgatory, or someone in need of conversions'? These things are seldom done, and they are just as valid now as they were then. God loves the purity of 'victim souls' willing to accept their suffering gladly for the good of other souls. If man could be grateful for the bad that has happened in life, as well as the good, he could gain a better understanding of the workings of God. God is in control. The evil one is not stronger than God. Sometimes 'bad' is allowed to happen in your life, in order to draw you closer to God. Sometimes it is a 'wake up' call to help you realize just how good God has been, and is. Sometimes He sends concerns as a 'reality check'. It definitely is just that. It is to let them know that God is always in control of your life, and best of all, He is the Giver of life.
Man must never take anything he has for granted, not the material things he accumulates, nor his good health. God can remove either, or both, at the blink of an eye. That is why it is so important for man to have his life in proper perspective, God first. Faith is such a blessing to those who have it. It is something that cannot be given to someone else, but it is something to be shared. Those who have no faith live in constant fear and dread when something extremely difficult happens to them, or those around them. With faith and trust in God, you know all things happen for good. God can take the worst of circumstances, and use it to the good of souls. It is difficult for those without faith to see this, but it is so.
No matter how painful the loss, God can use it for the good of others. Many times, it is to win souls for Him. It is difficult for My children to see this, but many situations work out for this very purpose. How many times have you yourself said, if it hadn't been for your 'reality check', you would have gone on your merry way, seeking material things and being a lukewarm Christian? It took you losing your health, and My intervention, to bring you to where you are today. As a result, many other lives and hearts have been touched. Had you been left to your own resources, you would not have survived. But through My plan, and allowing the hardships in your life to continue to manifest themselves in many ways, you were forced to make a choice. You chose to give all to Me.
Ruth Ann: 'Forced' is a strong word, Lord. We have a free will. You have told me that many times.
Jesus: You do have a free will, child, and you had a choice to make. You could have continued on ignoring Me and the importance of My being, or you could have made the choice to turn everything over to Me. You made the correct choice. But would you have ever come to the realization that I am in total control, if I had not continued to allow all these hardships in your life to continue?
Ruth Ann: You are right, Lord, I would have continued doing all those things that were getting me nowhere spiritually, if You had not intervened in my life.
Jesus: That is why it is so important for you to share these facts. Many do not realize the importance of God and the turning over of their very lives to Me. I can only work in the lives of those who are ready to receive all I have to give. Sometimes it takes much pain and suffering to make My children realize that all is not right in their life. I must come first.
My Mother continues to call Her children away from things of the world, distractions that can lead to the loss of their souls. Listen to what She has to say. She is your Mother, and knows what is best for you. Continue to share what I am telling you, little one. These words are important to My little ones struggling in the darkness. Help Me, help them, strengthen their faith. Help Me, help them, realize that all is not lost, no matter what is going on in their life. God is there, ready to pick up the pieces and make you whole again. Love Me as I have loved you, little ones! Have faith and trust in Me. No matter how great your pain, I am here to help you on the road to the salvation of your soul. Be at peace.
Ruth Ann: Lord, there are so many questions I wish You would answer. I know better than to ask. You would only tell me the following, 'those things I would have you know will be revealed to you when it is time'.
Jesus: You are right, little one. Those things I would have you know are being revealed to you as there is a need. Otherwise, you must continue to walk your journey with faith and trust in your God, that He will tend to all your needs. Each revelation you have been given has come to pass, has it not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Then continue to trust in your Jesus. Continue to listen, and do those things asked of you, and watch the fruits of your labor continue to multiply. Your efforts are producing many good fruits. Be at peace with the gift you have been given to share. Those who come here find a peace they cannot find in other places. Many have received special graces and blessings from Me and My Mother, as a result of coming here in faith to pray. This is all being made possible because of the love of your God. He is allowing all of these blessings and graces. This would not have been possible without your simple 'fiat'.
When you become discouraged or concerned about the future, you may look back and see how far you have come. You have come from a world of darkness to a world of light. In being brought into the light, you have had the desire placed on your heart to help those of My children who also are in need of light. Look at all the good fruits being produced by your listening and sharing of your blessings with others. How can you ever have doubts as to what is to come, or what you are doing? There is no doubt, little one. God's plan will not be stopped. His will, will be done.
The evil one continues to try to destroy those who are of God, and those who try to do the will of God. The strong in faith, and love for Him, survive, and go on to do even greater things. Those who do not have the faith continue to fall by the wayside. Remember the parable about the seed, and that seed taking root? The seeds that are strong, with strong roots planted in the deep soil, survive. The others do not. Faith and trust, child, are the answers. Those who have the faith to stand steadfast in their convictions, and the love of their one true God, survive. Those who do not have this faith, walk away.
Be at peace, child. God will use the pain and suffering, endured through trials, for His greater honor and glory. Take it one day at a time. Those things that are to be, will be. I have My hand upon all that is being done in your life, and on this farm. My Mother has chosen it as a special place to pour forth the graces needed for Her homeless. She has said to you this building was to shelter Her homeless. You did not understand Her words, nor the sadness in Her voice, at the time these words were spoken. Your priest has made these words become clear to you, little one.
The words that are revealed to you, continue to write down, and they will be made clear to you as the need arises. These words are prophecy, little one. Sometimes you do not understand the meaning, but it all becomes clear to you in time, God's time. It is your faith and trust that is important. Continue to walk this journey with Me, and watch all that has been revealed to you unfold. God will tend to all your needs, and the needs of those around you.
Continue to walk in faith, and trust in your Jesus. Sometimes that faith and trust brings pain and sadness. It also brings growth and strength. The results are all that is of concern to your God. The strength and growth in your love for God is the end result of all that has happened. That is the result of those who continue on in their journey of faith. Those who seek the face of God and wish to do His will, will find the strength and courage to walk My walk. That walk is the walk to Calvary. That walk is through pain, persecution, and the feeling of abandonment. I have felt it all. And so too, will My children, who are willing to follow in My footsteps.
Do not lose heart, little one. Those who pick up their cross and follow Me have much to suffer, but in the end the rewards are greater than the human mind and heart can conceive. Be at peace, little one, and know these rewards await all those who do the will of God. Trust Me, little one, and know God is watching over all things great and small.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I am at peace.
Jesus: God loves you and blesses you, and all you are doing on His behalf. He will tend to all things.