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 Oct. 27, 1993, from Our Lady to Prayer Groups
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.
Message of Nov. 10, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Jesus, I feel so sad and overwhelmed by the pain and suffering of Your children. Many continue to share their burdens with me and ask for prayer. It is heartbreaking. Each one who comes, I want a healing for, and especially, peace for them.
Jesus: Little one, each one will receive a healing who comes to you for prayer. Again, I am telling you it may not be the healing you wish for, or the healing the person has come seeking, but I will hear and answer your prayers. Do not be overwhelmed, child, by this cross placed upon you. God is in need of those who care enough for their fellowman that they will sacrifice the time, energy, and be humble enough to pray with others. God knows these are not easy requests. Most of the work God would have you do is not easy, but neither was the work that was requested of His Son, was it?
When I, Jesus, say, "Take up your cross and follow Me," that is exactly what I mean. In some lives, it means living in poverty, doing work that you feel is beneath you, going hungry, living in war-torn areas of pain and persecution. Sometimes it means just dealing with life on a day-to-day basis, because of burdens you endure for the suffering of loved ones. There are many kinds of crosses, and some are heavier than others. Each cross, if carried with God's help, will earn My children many graces that could not be gained otherwise. In most cases it will mean the difference of eternal peace as their reward, or the loss of their soul in eternal damnation.
So many of My children wish for life to go smoothly, with no crosses to bear. This is not realistic. Why should God have man have life so easy when He required so much of His own Son? I was used as an example of what living and dying is all about. When one takes up his cross to follow in My footsteps, there is no easy path. The road is rocky, narrow, and steep, and in some places so difficult it cannot be traveled alone. It is in these times that I must help carry your burdens, but I cannot unless they are given to Me to do so.
That is where so many of My children go wrong. They take up their crosses and follow for a time, and when the burden gets too heavy, they give up. You must not give up. Continue to persevere, My little ones. Let Me help you with your burdens when they are too difficult for you to carry, saying, "Lord, this is too painful. I am not capable of dealing with this on my own. Would you please carry this for me?" Out of love for you, I will do so.
Ruth Ann: I know this is of great help to me, Lord. I have done this many times. Sometimes it's grief over the loss of someone or something, or anger that I can't cope with, or just hurt over the pain and suffering of someone else. The minute I give it to You, to use for the suffering souls in purgatory who have no one to pray for them, I gain a peace that I did not have before.
Jesus: Child, you are learning that, through offering your pain and suffering for others, you gain God's peace. This is called 'making a sacrifice'.
Ruth Ann: I don't understand, Lord. I'm not giving up something I want or need for someone, so how can it be a sacrifice?
Jesus: Little one, I have died for the pains, sins, and sufferings for all My children. You in turn are giving these back to Me; these hurts, pains, and sorrows that I have suffered and died to wipe away from My children. Anytime you ask Me to accept a part of your cross on behalf of someone else, it gains not only graces for you, but graces for those you have asked graces for, at that time. In your case, you have had the suffering souls of purgatory taken to your heart to gain graces for. Others pray, make sacrifices, and offer up their crosses for the conversions of sinners. Many do these things, not even realizing all they are gaining in the eyes of their Creator.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I just thank You for listening and speaking with me, and giving me such comfort today. I love You so much, and want to do Your will. Please continue to strengthen and guide me so I am able to do all that is expected of me.
Jesus: Little one, you continue to grow, listen, and share what God is saying and doing in your life. You have shared what He has said and done in the past, and you will continue to do so in the future. Much more is to come, little one. You are being prepared for even greater things than you can ever imagine. You do not wish to hear this, because of your humility, but it is because of this true humbleness that you are being asked to do much more on behalf of God's children. You and your family continue to be attacked, but such faith you have, little one.
Ruth Ann: Lord, You always give me too much credit. Please don't. I am weak, and have become discouraged and felt over-burdened many times.
Jesus: But where are you, little one? You are here sitting, speaking with Me, writing My words to share with others. Many would walk away from the many burdens placed upon them such as you have received. They would have said, "Forget it, I'm not going to have the world calling me crazy. I'm not giving up my career, or time, or home, or family for the sake of others. You've got to be kidding, Lord." You continue to walk in faith, not knowing what comes next, but knowing in your heart that God will take care of you. That is faith, little one. Many can learn from you what it means to be a child of God. Your child-like faith is such as God wants from all of His children.
Ruth Ann: But Lord, You have sent many into our lives to help us with many of the physical aspects of these burdens. We have gained so many friends we could never have cultivated on our own, and so many pray for us, Lord. This means so much to us, but please don't give me more credit than I deserve, Lord. I love You and trust Your judgment for me. I'm not good at making decisions anyway. It's easier to say, "Thy will be done." Then it all rests on Your shoulders, Lord. So it is not totally unselfish.
Jesus: Little one, little one, that is what faith is. Giving and trusting in God to make all the right decisions. Only He knows the divine plan, so, by putting all your hopes, dreams, pains, sufferings, and so forth in His hands, you are giving all to Him. It is called, 'dying of self'. Doing the holy will of God, praying from the heart, all of these things that My Mother continues to call all of Her children to do, you are doing this, child. Don't minimize what you are doing. Great theologians could learn something from you if they would stop analyzing all of My words in the Holy Scripture, and realize that all God really wants from them is the love, trust, and faith of a child. They too, could find the peace and healing in their lives needed to live in a world of sin and darkness.
But man continues to try to make life complicated instead of simple. He allows the evil one to cause utter chaos in his life. It is as though man prefers turmoil over peace. Peace can only come from God. So unless man comes to grips with this fact, and gives it all to the One Who is in charge, there can never be peace. Continue to pray for peace, child, for God's peace, and peace throughout the whole world. It is of extreme importance that this be done.
Ruth Ann: Many will read this Lord, so I am sure it will be taken to heart by those made aware. I will continue to do all You are asking of me.
Jesus: Bless you little one, and all those who continue to help you with this mission.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for Your blessing Lord; for me, and my family, and all those 'helping hands' that continue to serve You.
Jesus: Go about your day in My peace.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I love You.
Message of July 5, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
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. Knowing 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 goodness 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.
Message of Sept. 23, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
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.
Message of Oct. 26, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, thank You for the words of comfort in this week's prayer group message.
Our Lady: Child, so many of My children are heavily burdened. Many have heavy crosses to bear. I only wish for them to know that they are not alone. God is watching over all His children, no matter how difficult the cross. He will provide the graces, strength, and courage to continue on. Many times My children lose hope. This need not be the case. Have faith, little children. Trust in God. Know He does not send you more than He knows you can carry.
Little one, you have referred to the 'peaks and valleys' in your life. You have even referred to your life as being like a roller-coaster ride. These are good comparisons. It is through faith and trust that the peaks and valleys can become less dramatic, and so can the ride on the roller-coaster. God is always there for you, and so is His love and mercy. I too, am here for you. Let God work in your life, and know He is in control of all things. Remember, He can use even the bad in your life for your good, and the good of others. If you keep that in mind, and place your hurts, concerns, and disappointments before Him, He will help you. Sometimes there must be pain in your life, to bring about growth and change.
Realize that God is concerned with your soul and the souls of all His children. God loves you. He wishes good things for you, but He does not want you to become so attached to those things of the earth that it would prevent you from growing in your spiritual life. He has said those things that would keep you from achieving eternal salvation must be put aside, in some cases removed from your life, in order for you to find the strength and courage to follow His will and not your own.
Children, be at peace with God's plan for you. Follow in the footsteps of My Jesus, and you too, will be able to be resurrected in His love and glory. I love you, and as your Mother, I want only those things for you that will bring you the gift of eternal life. Pray, dear children, to stand steadfast in your faith, no matter how heavy your cross. I am praying with you, for all those things you voice and hold in your heart. God is listening to each one of you, and your needs. Know that each prayer will be answered. Be at peace with these burdens you carry. Know God's love provides strength and courage to those willing to do His will. My mantle surrounds you, as does My love. You must pray!
Message of Oct. 27, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
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 con-victions, 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.