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 November 12, 1993 from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother.
Our Lady: Yes, child.
Ruth Ann: It seems I have been so busy, again I haven't taken time to speak with You for awhile.
Our Lady: You have spoken with My Son. That is much more important. You have also been praying the rosary and attending Mass and receiving the Body and Blood of My Son, Jesus. These things are of great importance.
Ruth Ann: Yes, I have been doing those things, but I get to feeling bad when I haven't written down our conversations.
Our Lady: You speak to Me throughout the day, and you have been told you do not have to record all that I am saying to you. Personal conversations are for you, child.
Ruth Ann: Thank You Mother, it's just that sometimes I get to feeling like I am not writing enough.
Our Lady: It is those times, then, that you should speak to Me and write what I say, then you will not have those feelings.
Ruth Ann: I understand.
Our Lady: Many of My children speak to Me and ask for certain favors, and I continue to intercede for them to My Son. Sometimes He does not answer their prayers in the way they would have them answered, but He is listening, and He is answering all prayers. Their prayers are being answered and they give Him very little credit, if any. They are very quick to criticize My Son when they think their prayers are not being answered, or if they have not had their prayers answered quickly enough, or in the way they want. Only God knows the big plan, so only He knows how and when a prayer is to be answered. God's time is not your time, child. This is something all of God's children have difficulty with. This is the way of the world. Each one wants instant answers, instant healings, a 'quick fix' to all their hurts, worries, and concerns.
Again, I am telling you, My Son suffered and died for man. He has done much in order to guarantee eternal salvation for all of God's children. Man then, cannot expect everything handed to him without some sacrifice on his own. You have the right to eternal salvation, but it is not being handed to you, it must be earned. It is through prayer and sacrifice that this great reward will be given to you.
When Jesus said, "You must pick up your cross and follow Me," that is exactly what He meant. Sometimes some crosses are heavier than others, and this too, has a purpose, but all men have a cross to bear. You can ask for help, and it will be given to you. You will not have to carry your cross alone or without help, but you are expected to carry it. Patience, love, prayer, and a willingness to do the will of God is needed as you journey through life. It is true that times are more difficult, and the crosses become more difficult to bear, but keep your eyes focused on My Son. He is the way, the light, and the truth.
The world has become a place of darkness, fear, and confusion. It is run by the one who loves for man to experience anxiety and to lose hope. Then, you look around you and hear all the evils of the world. It is difficult to bear. Do not lose hope, My children. Continue to pray for light and peace. Continue to pray for those in high places who continue to make wrong decisions that are not for the good of this nation, or other nations. Darkness covers the world. Your country is beginning to suffer the pains that have been experienced by other countries, and this will continue. It is because My children have turned their back on God. He has had enough. Now, He is letting them know Who is truly in charge.
It is too bad that My warnings have been in vain in many cases. I will continue to warn My children, and draw as many to Me and My Son as I can possibly do. It is up to My children to listen, and follow what I am saying. I am only repeating to My children what God would have Me say. I am only giving graces for those whom He would have Me give graces to at this time. It is up to My children to listen and be willing to accept the crosses and blessings that God sees fit to deliver through Me. I am here to help God's children. This I am willing to do, and have been allowed to do down through the ages.
The time is coming, though, when this will not be the case. I am telling My children, now is the time for conversions and sacrifices. Now is the time to live the messages, pray from the heart, and know that your prayers are being answered in God's way and in God's time. Share what I have said with My children, child. Remind them of the importance of My messages.
Ruth Ann: It is written, so it will be shared.
Our Lady: Tell them, too, that it is important that they thank God when a prayer has been answered. They must not ignore His generosity and kindness. They must not take His love for granted.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother.
Our Lady: I love all My children so much. If only they would listen to what I am saying, and be obedient children. Many choose to ignore what is being said by those who are given gifts such as you have. It is easier to say, "That person isn't really receiving messages from Heaven," and in that way, man can ignore and walk away. It is as Pilate has done to My Son, Jesus. Pilate washed his hands to free himself from guilt, but it was only an action. Pilate still had to answer to God for what he had done. So too, will My children have to do, who have heard the word of God, and ignored what He is saying, and has said. They have been told. It is up to those who have been told, to receive the words and take them to heart, or ignore and walk away. The responsibility of one's actions rests on each indivi-dual, and each individual will be judged accordingly.
Thank you for listening and sharing, child. You are doing your part. It is up to those who hear to do their part.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for Your love and concern, Mother.
Message of June 28, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I'm having a difficult time listening.
Jesus: You have too many concerns on your mind. Empty yourself of all worries. Be open to what I have to say. I am your Jesus. I have many things to teach you, you need only listen. My children find it very difficult to do so because they are always anticipating the next project or something they have already done. They can't let go of those worldly things. Put everything in My hands, not just the bad, or the good, but everything in between. Rest in Me. Know that I am God, and will attend to all things in My time and in My way. All you need do is trust.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am learning, but I need to constantly be reminded. I struggle through so many things. I especially struggle through talks. I know I'm not a speaker, but that's just part of it. Mostly, I struggle because I have to open up myself to ridicule. My whole heart and soul is laid bare before those who come to listen.
Jesus: Little one, you have said to Me, "You only have one life to give, but if you could, you would die over and over for me." Little one, do you still not realize that you are doing just that? You have not made the connection, but you speak of each of these things you must do for Me as so humiliating. You compare it to a lamb being led to slaughter. Your comparison is accurate, little one. You die over and over for Me, for this is something you have offered to do on behalf of sinners all over the world. Great graces abound as a result, and the presence of the Holy Spirit is able to work through you in a mighty way. You are not alone, little one, you have Me and you have My Mother. You have the angels and the saints in Heaven who wish to assist you.
Ruth Ann: Lord, spiritually I may not be alone, but physically I am alone. No one else can speak for me, and no one else can do for me what You are asking me to do, so in one sense, I feel alone. It's comparable to having a baby, Lord. There may be people there to help, but no one can give birth to the child except the Mother. I find this to be a very strenuous, painful ordeal as well.
Jesus: But when it is over, what a joy!
Ruth Ann: The relief is wonderful, Lord, that is true. So is the relief I feel once I have finished a talk, or a third Sunday prayer meeting, but it is only temporary, and then I must prepare again.
Jesus: Little one, if you only knew the graces being granted to those who come here to pray, or come to hear your talks. You would realize the importance of what you are doing. This is a great sacrifice. In a time when many of My children have forgotten what it is to make sacrifices, this is especially appre-ciated by Me.
Ruth Ann: Then that is all that is important, Lord. Continue to give me the graces to endure whatever You place before me. I am here to do Your will.
Jesus: I know your heart, little one, so I understand your feelings, desires, wants, and needs. Be at peace with whatever you must do.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am at peace with everything I must do most of the time. Even in the worst of situations, You seem to be there for me. I always survive.
Jesus: This is a lesson for all of My children, little one. When they read how difficult these things are for you to do, and you still do them, they too, will find courage in My love for them to go forth with their crosses, whatever they may be. Little one, each of My children have crosses. Some are greater than others, but each of My children have a cross to carry. Take courage from this, My children, and be brave. Know that I am here with you to help you with each cross, no matter how difficult it may be for you to carry. Trust in Me to assist you every step of the way on your path to salvation.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. Thank You for sharing these encouraging words today. I love You and ask You for Your continued patience with me.
Jesus: Child, My love and patience are yours. Now go about your day in My peace. Know I am with you through all you say and do.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of July 20, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, don't You feel it is unfair to remove all my animals from me? Doesn't it bother You at all to know that it causes me much pain?
Jesus: Child, remember when the rich man asked what he must do to follow Me? My answer to him was, to sell all he had, and come follow Me. He was a very wealthy man, with much money and many possessions. It does not necessarily mean money or wealth. It can be anything that prevents man from totally giving of self to Me. Sometimes it can be a job, an obsession with sports, or an obsession with a hobby. In your case, you love your animals very much.
Ruth Ann: But Lord, I have put all these things in proper perspective. I hardly spend any time with any of my animals any more, because You have told me before, I was not to love them more than your children. I don't, Lord.
Jesus: You have come a long way, child.
Ruth Ann: You have nearly ripped my heart out, Lord.
Jesus: I will not underestimate all you have given up, child, but remember to keep all in proper perspective. All the sacrifices you make are for the greater honor and glory of God. As you empty yourself for Him, He Who loves you much, can fill you up.
Ruth Ann: I'm not so sure I understand, Lord, but then that really isn't important, as You tell me over and over. I need not understand. I need only do Your will. I try, Lord.
Jesus: That is all I wish, child. It would not be a sacrifice if it were done without pain, and you will continue to be at peace with all that is asked of you, as you do My will, and not your own. Now go forth in My peace.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Message of July 23, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am listening.
Jesus: Yes child, and I thank you. There is much I wish to say. You become saddened by those things that you are unable to control, and I wish to tell you of the love I have for you. All My children are called to make sacrifices, pray, fast, and do penance. So many have forgotten what it is to make a sacrifice; to give up something that you truly desire is almost unheard of in this day and age. To do penance is something that My children do very little of these days. Not many choose to do those things they find difficult to do, for the love of God. Even the prayer life of many leaves something to be desired. Fasting is rarely done because of the inconvenience or discomfort it brings to those who sometimes try. Not many of My children are willing to do much, or suffer much, for Me, Who gave everything for them.
Child, continue to pray for hearts to be changed. All of these things I am asking you to do for Me, the sacrifices, are for others to see that it is possible. Man must realize that with all the evil that continues to take over your world, there must be those who are willing to take a stand for the good that only God can bring about. My Mother continues to call Her children to pray, fast, do penance, and make sacrifices. Most of what She calls My children to do, falls on deaf ears. That is why I am pleased that those Who truly are listening, are choosing to come to these places being set aside all over the world, as special places of prayer.
Where two or more are gathered together in My Name, I will be in their midst. My Mother has said the same thing. When those She is calling gather together to pray, She is praying with them. That is a special gift for those who are listening. Blessings and graces abound for those truly listening, and taking My Mother's messages seriously. My Mother gave up everything for the love of God, and as a result of this great love and total sacrifice, I will deny Her nothing. Those who do not understand the importance of My Mother as an intercessor, are missing much in their lives. It is through Her that the evil one will be destroyed.
She has been calling together a mighty army of 'prayer warriors' to fight a mighty battle. It is not a physical battle, but one of a spiritual nature. Good against evil is the war being waged at this time. From everything you read, hear, and see in the media, evil is being shoved down your throats. That is the way of the evil one. He continues to condition those of the world, so after a while those things that used to shock or disgust, become so common that they become accepted. Man accepts more and more that is evil. Your world is nearly in total ruins. The moral decay is shocking to behold to those who truly live by the word of God, which is truth. How far My children have strayed, little one!
My Mother is here to draw all back to Me who will listen. Those who are listening must accept the responsibility, and pray for those who are not listening. In that way, change can come about. Good will triumph over evil, but there is to be much pain, suffering, and sacrifice, in order for this to come about. Man is bringing these things upon himself, due to his lack of love and obedience to the will of God. Hatred, greed, and envy are commonplace in your world. Where is love? Where is the caring and sharing of your gifts with others? You are your brother's keeper; whether you acknowledge this responsibility or not is up to you.
Child, I have told you before, it takes someone who is willing to make sacrifices of a visible nature, to draw others to also make sacrifices. Through your giving of self, others will follow your example and be willing to make sacrifices on My behalf. So do not take your responsibility lightly. You are being called to help others become Christlike. Through your love and sacrifice being made for Me, others will wish to follow your example. Through you and your family sacrificing much, much will be given to you in return. Eternal Salvation is a great reward. There is none greater. Continue to persevere, and know God's love awaits you for all eternity.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I love You.
Jesus: I love you, little one. Go in My peace.
Message of October 3, 1994, from Our Lady
Our Lady: Child, why are you so sad?
Ruth Ann: Mother, You know why. Why are You bothering to ask?
Our Lady: Child, you are in need of encouraging words. You are overwhelmed, and you feel God is expecting too much of you.
Ruth Ann: I am sorry, Mother, that sounds pretty selfish and self-centered, hearing it come from You.
Our Lady: Child, I understand your feeling of unworthiness. I also understand your feelings of fear and doubt, your feelings of being overwhelmed are understandable also. But you must remember, God is in need of those who are willing to give up everything for Him. He is in need of those willing to make great sacrifices in order that His children be tended to, in the way that is His desire. You have been tested and have been proven worthy. You have been strong in your faith and trust in God. In doing so, you have shown a strength and perseverance needed to be of help to those who are lacking those qualities.
This place has been chosen as a place of peace and prayer. You and your husband have been placed here through a series of events only maneuverable by God Himself. The forces of evil have tried to drive you from this place, but you have stood firm. After you had consecrated this land to Me and My Son, all things began to fall into place. Am I not right?
Ruth Ann: Yes Mother, that is correct.
Our Lady: Then all these things and events began to happen. All things were, and did fall into place. As your hearts were opened to share this land with others, then God was able to begin to unfold His plan for you, and this haven of peace and prayer. Do not be overwhelmed. All things have been tended to by God, and will continue to be watched over and orchestrated by Him. He will send those people into your lives that are needed, to see that all things fall into place. The chapel, the retreat center, all of these things will be tended to by those capable of doing all that is required. You do not have to do anything. You, your husband, and family, have made a great sacrifice for the good of others. This will not go unrewarded.
Through your sacrifices and trust in God, others too, are being drawn to make sacrifices in a world where few of My children even know what a sacrifice is. This is beautiful to behold, child. It is by the example of those willing to make such great sacrifices, that others hearts are being touched. You are seeing the good fruits of your labor in those who are willing to share with you, how their lives have been changed through your willingness to give of self in a selfish world. When I speak of 'you', I mean you, your spouse, and your family.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother, for including my husband.
Our Lady: He is not only your caretaker, but he has become a caretaker of this special place. Tell him I will continue to make all things as easy as possible for him. It is My desire this place be all that God wishes it to be. It shall be so. My Son is going to come to this special place. You know this in your heart. It too, is being prepared just as you are being prepared, child. You are not to worry. All things will be done for you. You are to be patient, and do all those things that have been asked of you. Do not be concerned or overwhelmed by anything that God would have you do. Sufficient graces are being sent to you to help you with all things. You wish to know more than God would have you know. This is only normal and natural, but God wishes you to be able to travel your journey of faith, trusting in Him to tend to all things.
Ruth Ann: Do You realize how absurd this all appears to me some days?
Our Lady: In doing for God and His children, you have been helping Me draw souls to My Son. The special gifts given to you are little in comparison to what you have done, and will do, on behalf of your God and His children. But know, too, the rewards in the life hereafter will be unimaginable.
Ruth Ann: Mother, thank You for taking the time to encourage me. I feel much better. I have a lot to do this week in order to get ready for our next grandchild. Please tend to our daughter throughout the birthing process. As a mother, I am wishing I could do it all for her. I hate to see her suffer this great pain.
Our Lady: The reward is to be a beautiful, healthy child, though. Keep that in your mind and heart. I will be there with her. You have been told the child is to find favor with God.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother. Again, I do not understand, but it sounds beautiful. Thank You, and thank God. Now I must get on with my day. Thank You, Mother, for encouraging me.
Our Lady: Child, I am always here for you. Be not afraid. Have faith and trust in God. Live each day in His love. Be at peace, little one, as you tend to those in need. Know I am here with you. I will not leave you orphaned. I am your Heavenly Mother.
Ruth Ann: Thank You again for being here for me, Mother.
Message of Nov. 19, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, this is the third weekend, please be with us as we try to do Your will. I'm going to be giving my testimony today, and You know how difficult that is for me. Please help me to say the things You would have me say.
Jesus: Little one, all will go well. You must realize that God would not ask you to do something that would be detrimental to His plan. This is all part of God's plan. Even the witnessing weekly is for a reason. There are those who are in need of hearing these words. And if they are made available on a weekly basis, they will be able to hear them. The graces available through prayer are also important. My Mother has said She is here waiting to give graces out in abundance to all who come in faith to pray. How can you not be obedient when you realize the good that is to come from your sacrifice?
The two of you are sacrificing much, and do not doubt that God is watching over you, as you minister to His people. Anything you do for Him will be given back a hundredfold. He will not be outdone. So you may rest assured, little one, that your God is with you, as are all the angels and saints that you call upon to join you. Be at peace, and know that which you are doing is for the good of your soul, as well as those who are to receive the words you are to share today. Graces and blessings will abound, little one. My Mother asks you to help Her draw others back to Her Son. You cannot do this and be silent. You must be visible, and you must share.
Ruth Ann: You always ask the most difficult things of those who love You, Lord.
Jesus: Did I not sacrifice much for you?
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, but I would not have chosen to do this kind of thing in a million years. I offered to be a nun years ago before I met my husband. You had the perfect opportunity to have used me then.
Jesus: That was not to be. It was neither the time, nor the way in which I wished to use you. Remember, you have not chosen me, I have chosen you. True, you have a free will, and could have refused to do the will of the Father, but you have said 'yes'. That 'yes' brings with it many sacrifices, little one, but then when you pick up the cross to follow Jesus, that is His way. Life has not been easy for you, and it will never be easy. 'Easy' is the way of the world. 'Difficult' is the way of the cross. Know in your struggle to be all God wants of you, that you are gaining graces for the life hereafter. The rewards are not to come here. They, the rewards, are to come in the next life. As you struggle with each task put before you, know that this is God's way of molding you.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Now, I know you have much to do today to prepare for this weekend. I am with you through it all, little one. Do not be afraid.
Message of February 2, 1995, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, so much has happened in my life, there has been so much change over the past few months. It's all been difficult for me.
Jesus: Little one, there has been much change, and it will continue to be so. There can be no growth without change. You have been told this before, and you will be reminded many times. Those who choose to do the will of God, must accept change as part of their life. To be a willing instrument, and to be used as such, means not your will, but God's will be done. You have given up much, child, but you have been given much. The gifts that you have, have required much of you, this is true, but that is all part of doing the will of God.
When you say 'yes', you must also realize that with this 'yes' come sacrifices that require great strength. Humility and obedience are a part of this sacrifice. The tasks you are required to do are not easy for you, but you continue to do them out of love for Me and My Mother.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I want the conversions of all those who are in need. You have placed this upon my heart. You know as well as I do, that I could have cared less about the conversions of sinners, years ago. It was not until You began working in my life in a very dramatic way, that I became concerned for others. I know You have always been working in my life, but before, it was taken for granted. Now, I realize so many of the things You do for me, and others, is because of Your love for us.
Jesus: Little one, you are right. The love I have for all is extremely important. That love sent Me to My death. It caused Me and My Mother great suffering, but it is something that was necessary in order to bring about the salvation of mankind. God asked the ultimate sacrifice of His only Son, and My Mother had to stand by and watch, as this great sacrifice was made. She had to see Her Son humiliated, mistreated, tortured, and murdered, even though He was innocent. But She knew, and I knew, it was the will of God. With My death on the cross, came a Resurrection. It is the Resurrected Christ that you must focus on. I am Light, I am Peace, but I am also the Resurrection. Those who believe in Me, and stay focused on Me, shall never die. That is such a beautiful gift that My Father has given unto mankind, the process of life after death, and that life after death, lasts for all eternity. Eternity is a long time, little one. Eternity is forever.
As a child of God each one of you is given the opportunity to have this gift of eternity with God in Heaven. It was granted to you through My suffering and death on the cross. So child, you have given up much, and so has My Mother, but it was all for the great gift of Salvation desired by God the Father in Heaven, for all of you. Our sacrifice was worth all the torture and pain We endured for those of you who have had their hearts, minds, and souls touched by the gift of God's love. In your being receptive to this love, and realizing what God has done for you, sometimes in spite of you and your humanness, you are touching the lives and hearts of others.
Be at peace, little one, your life will continue to change, but know that God is in control every waking minute. He is watching over you even as you sleep. There is much more to be done, little one. Continue to be obedient and receptive to the changes in your life. Continue to be open to the will of God. Be receptive to His plan for you, and all those whose lives you touch. Your life is not your own. It has been given to God, to be used in the saving of souls. That is all part of the plan, little one. Be patient, and watch this plan unfold.
Now, I know you have much to do today. Minister to My people. They are in need. Be at peace. God is watching over you, and all you do.Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.