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 Nov. 9, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I have just spoken with Your Mother. You know the pain we are experiencing. Could You please help us with words of encouragement?
Jesus: Little one, you have been prepared months in advance for this change, so that you would not be caught unaware. You knew the change was coming. You had also been told to pray for your priest, that he was in danger, many years before. That message was not understood, but it was given. The evil one had begun his dirty work as far back as then. You also had been warned that your churches would crumble at their very foundations. You did not understand this message child, but you are seeing these things happen.
Ruth Ann: Lord, what good is it to be told of these things, if You did not give me the understanding to go with the words being given?
Jesus: You understand those things I wish for you to understand. Some things are not meant to be understood at the time they are told to you. But as time goes on, more and more that has been spoken to you, that you do not understand, will become clear to you. God's plans are perfect, little one. He does not cause the evil in your world to happen. But He can use the evil, brought about by the evil one, for His greater honor and glory. Man can be used by evil in very subtle ways. Hatred, envy, greed, and lust for power, those things that are of this world, continue to control the lives and hearts of many of My children. Seek peace, little children, strive for holiness. Just as God's Son, your Jesus, experienced pain and persecution, brought on by those who are of the world, so too, will those be experienced by all who try to do the will of the Father.
God has not promised you an easy life. He has promised you life eternal at the end of your struggle to Calvary. Have faith and trust in God that growth will come to those who suffer persecution for My sake. Be at peace, little one, and know you are not alone. All who persist in this journey of faith, and wish to see the face of God, will do so. God loves you, and has sent the Mother of His Son to minister to you through these difficult times. Be at peace with one another.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for these words. Lord, many of us feel the weight of the burdens we carry. We feel our priest has been treated unfairly.
Jesus: Let those who are without sin or fault, cast the first stone, little one. Many can see the splinter in the eye of your priest, but cannot see the plank in their own. A grave injustice has been done to your priest, little one. But watch how God can make all things come to good for those who love Him, and truly wish to do His will. Be not afraid for yourself, or your priest. God will bring much growth into your lives, which could not have been possible, had your lives remained as they were. Be at peace with all the changes being brought into your life. Have faith and trust. Even evil can work for good, if God so chooses.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I needed to be reminded, and so will others need to hear this.
Message of Nov, 16, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, do You have anything You wish to add?
Our Lady: Child, My children cannot see the forest for the trees. God is a God of love and mercy. He continues to seek ways to bring all of His children closer to Him. Sometimes it takes pain and suffering, beyond belief, to do just that. My children cannot see the big picture, so therefore cannot see any merit in the suffering that is being allowed at this time, in your parish. Many times it takes this kind of pain to cause growth in the love and trust of your Jesus. You are at a loss as to the reasons for such a burden, but God does not have to give you reasons.
Yes, there has been a grave injustice done to your priest, but this can cause growth in those who are experiencing the pain of the cross, or it can cause a separation from your God. Choose for the pain to draw you ever closer to your God, for He is in control of all things. Remember, He can do all things, even use an injustice, to His greater honor and glory. He can use the pain, suffering, and persecution of your priest, to bring about growth of faith and trust of Him, Who is in control. Believe this, little children, God loves you and wishes each one of you to find peace. He will not leave you alone. He is with you. Turn to Him in these times of doubt and concern for what is to come. Trust, little ones, that all things will work for the good of the One Who created you. You are not to be concerned about the ways of God. You are only to trust that He will tend to all things in His time and in His way. You must pray.
Message of December 2, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: There are so many thoughts going through my mind right now, Lord, I really need to settle down. The heat that comes from my body as I pray, is getting to be a problem. My husband is continually telling me to move my hands and feet away, because I am burning him. Could You please elaborate on that, Lord?
Jesus: Little one, the heat is caused by your burning desire to be with Me. Your love for Me ignites the flame of your heart, and therefore, produces this overwhelming heat or energy. Your spiritual love is manifesting itself in a physical way, when in prayer, you are consumed with your love for Me. This is as I would have you be. This is your desire, and in fulfilling your desire, you are also pleasing your Jesus. I have said I wish to have you consumed with your love for Me. This is being accomplished. You have felt it in your heart, and now you are seeing and feeling it manifested through a physical phenomena. The heat produced will continue to become stronger and stronger, child.
Ruth Ann: Why in the world must this be? Can't I love You without this heat?
Jesus: Of course, child, but this is more than just love. This is a desire of the soul to unite with your God. The fire of your love burns brightly, little one. It is not seen with physical eyes, but it can be felt by your touch.
Ruth Ann: Thank goodness it is not continuous, and only when I am in prayer.
Jesus: Is it so bad to have this burning desire to unite with the love of God?
Ruth Ann: No Lord, that desire is fine. I want to feel this love for You. It's becoming an interesting journey, Lord. I am continuously wondering what is to come next, but I am trying to remain patient and vigilant, as You have told me. It's been so long since You have told me that You would come to me, that I am beginning to think that it really isn't going to happen.
Jesus: Little one, you are testing your Jesus. You must continue to be patient. When the time is right, you will see Me. Not until then will this be possible. That is all I am going to say to you on this subject. Where is your faith and trust in what has been said to you many times previously?
Ruth Ann: I am just tired of waiting, Lord. If whatever is going to happen is to be such a heavy cross as You have said, I'd like to get on with it. I don't think about it a lot, Your coming to me, that is, but when I do, I want it to hurry up and happen, so I can get on with whatever is to happen in my life.
Jesus: In God's time, little one.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Patience is a virtue, child, and it is one that many of My children lack. This is one of the reasons man is told so little, and must wait for God to work. It is to learn patience. Wait, and long for your Jesus. It will be well worth the wait. In the meantime, you have much to do to prepare. Doing the will of God and tending to His children, through all that He has asked you to do, is part of that preparation.
Ruth Ann: I continue to be stretched, Lord, and asked to do things I find difficult, but God's will be done.
Jesus: It is all part of the molding, child. 'Totus tuus', child. That is what I want from you, little one. I want you to become totally Mine. That is not easy for one who has lived in the world. Even with your childlike faith, it has taken much molding and grooming to get you where you are today. There is still more to come. Be patient, and let God do the work in your life that needs to be done. You need only be a willing vessel. Receive all the love and graces that God has to give. It will all be done for you. You need only be obedient, trust, and be patient, little one. Your Jesus will come soon. When He does, it will be a blessing, as I have said, but a mixed blessing. Your cross is to be a heavy cross, but one that will result in the salvation of many.
Ruth Ann: I can't imagine me being of help to You in this manner, Lord, but whatever You say. I'll continue to wait and trust that all things will be revealed in Your way, and in Your time. Since I really don't understand Your 'soon', I will continue with what You are having me do. In the meantime, we will all wait patiently for Your plan to unfold.
Jesus: That is all God wants, child. Continue to do His will, and He will tend to all things. You have a busy day ahead. Go in the love and peace of your Jesus.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, and thank You for all You have shared with me today.
Message of Dec. 14, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, we are living in such troubled times, that it is difficult to find peace, and keep it for very long. I am finding it extremely difficult.
Our Lady: Little child, you must stay focused on My Son, and turn loose of all those things in the world that keep you from this peace. Open your heart to the gift of love that awaits you. You have become attached to your priest, have you not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother. He has been a source of strength to me, my family, and the prayer here at the farm.
Our Lady: Now it is time for a change, child. Man cannot grow without change. You are continually stretched and emptied, once you have accepted to do the will of God. The more you do, the more is expected of you. This is called being molded. Remember, it is God Who does this molding, child. You are not in control. 'Your will be done, Lord'. These words give God the right to do all He can to bring you into the light and love that awaits you.
It is not easy to follow the will of God, and turn away from the world. You must learn to accept all the crosses put before you, and know that He is in control, and all things are done for a reason. Trust, little children, trust that God's plan is perfect. No matter how many, and how heavy your crosses. They need not be carried alone. God is with you. I too, am here to assist you with graces and blessings in abundance. I, who am your Mother, wish to assist you in any way you need. Know I am praying with you, for all those things you voice, and those you hold in your heart. Go in My Son's peace.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother.
Message of Jan. 20, 1995, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I need to speak with You. You have said that I should speak with You today.
Jesus: Little one, you have been extremely busy, and you have done all the other tasks that have been expected of you for others, but you have need of quiet time with Me. You are in need of My peace. That is why I have asked that you take the time to listen to Me today. Even though you have prayed with others, and attended Mass, I need for you to take that quiet time with Me, so you can write those words I wish to share with others.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I understand.
Jesus: Since this morning is the only time you will have that is not disturbed by the outside world, I wish for you to listen this morning. I thank you for being obedient to Me. That is something that is difficult for My children to do, but it is necessary in doing the will of God. Many times you will be asked to do something that is difficult for you to do. In doing what is asked of you, and doing it out of love for Me, it gives you the opportunity to grow.
You have asked, how are you to continue to grow? There are many ways to experience growth. This is one. In doing those things you are asked to do, that you do not especially find comfortable to do, you are experiencing a 'stretching' that you would otherwise not experience. If My children only do those things they find enjoyable, or easy to do, they will not be stretched to the outer limits of their potential. Only God knows the potential of each of His children, and He will not stretch you beyond your endurance.
You may feel you are being put upon at times, but this is because you think in human terms. Be patient, little one, and trust in Me. I will tend to you, and I will tend to all those things that you have on your mind. The future is not yours to know, little one. I have told you many times, live for today, take it one day at a time. Yesterday is past, and tomorrow is unknown to you, but known to Me. Trust, little one, and know that God will tend to tomorrow. As you do His will today, and do it out of love, be at peace. Your day is busy, and God understands that many of your days are busy, as is true of many of His children, but that does not mean you cannot take the time to spend with Me.
In your case, you must find the time to listen, and write the words I am speaking to you, so that many of My children may find comfort in them. In the case of My other children, they too, must find time to spend with Me, even if it is only to say, 'Jesus, I love You. Help me get through this busy day of mine'. My children have need of peace, and in this busy world, this peace can only be found in one place, that is in the love of their Jesus. 'Busy' is sometimes necessary, but so is the love and peace that must be a part of all the lives of all My children. Even a tiny prayer said out of love, is better than no prayer said at all. So tend to those things that must be done, but never forget Who is in charge of your life. Never forget Who has given you all the things that make it possible to exist. And most of all, do not forget the One Who loves you better than you could ever be loved on this earth. My love and peace are yours, little one.
Your life is a busy one at this time. Spend this day in the knowledge that God loves you, and His peace is with you. Go in this peace, to love and serve Him to the best of your ability. Thank you, child, for listening. Thank you for your obedience to Me this day. All else will go well this day, because you have placed Me first.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of Jan. 26, 1995, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Jesus, I'm listening.
Jesus: Little one, I am here.
Ruth Ann: After yesterday, I was afraid You too, might not be talking to me, at least not words to write down to share.
Jesus: Little one, don't feel abandoned. Your Mother has not left you. She has not abandoned those who truly love Her. She has told you She is here at the farm to welcome each one who comes, with open arms, and you are to do the same. She has also said She is here to give graces and blessings, and this will continue. She is here to pray with all who come to pray. It is only the messages to share that have ceased.
Now, My children must take to their hearts the words that have been spoken to them. She has laid down a blueprint, in simple language, for the salvation of their souls. It is up to those who are listening, to apply the words that have been shared, to their daily lives. That is the purpose for which these words were spoken. You are not to take this removal, the gift of the messages, as something personal. It was God's gift to give to you, and it was His gift to remove, when He saw fit. All is part of God's plan, little one. All things are falling into place as God wills.
Be not afraid, and walk in the peace of Christ this day, and the days to come. One door has been closed, but many will be opened unto you. God has much for you to do, little one. So do not feel that all is over, just because one part of your life has changed. You must continue to grow and be stretched. You were told you were to expect much spiritual growth in this period of time, and you were not aware of how this was to be. Growth is important in the life of My chosen ones. With growth comes strength to tend to the tasks that God has put before you. You must be patient, and watch God's plan unfold before you.
You have been experiencing the pain of the loss of your priest. You are beginning to realize that forgiveness is an important part of moving on to the next plateau that God has in store for you. You do not have to like what has happened, or how it has come about. But you do have to find the love, peace, and forgiveness in your heart, for all involved in this difficult time. Through your forgiveness of others, peace will come to you. That is how God works. Embrace the cross, and truly be a child of God.
You need not be concerned about the days ahead. God is in charge, little one, and He will tend to all things. Your Jesus forgave all who harmed Him, and brought about His death. You, to be Christ-like, must follow in My footsteps. All My children who wish to follow in My footsteps, must accept the crosses that are placed on their shoulders to carry. You will not carry these crosses alone. I will always provide the strength and grace needed to carry these burdens. As one challenge is accepted and conquered, then God will provide another. This is growth, little one. This is how My children grow. It is in the acceptance of each cross that is given to them. In order to grow, change must be accepted. Change is difficult for many of you, but change is necessary in order that you be prepared for greater works. Be at peace with this change. Know that God has His Hand upon you, and all that you do.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for these words, Lord.
Jesus: My peace be with you today, and all the days to come.
Message of Feb. 7, 1995, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I feel like something is missing, and have felt that way for the past couple of weeks.
Jesus: Child, this will continue to be so, but you will adjust. It was an adjustment for you when the messages from My Mother began, was it not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord. It was overwhelming to think She would have chosen me to speak to, in order to give messages and words of encouragement to others.
Jesus: It was, and is, a blessing and a gift, a gift that was bestowed upon you by God. Now it is time for that particular gift to be removed.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I have to ask this. Did Your Mother mean just the messages were to cease, or did She mean everything She says to me was to cease?
Jesus: She has said She would continue to speak with you, and talk to you, as you have need of Her. The 'words to share' are no longer available to Her children.
Ruth Ann: She had said to me for several weeks that the messages would cease, but I really didn't expect it so soon, nor did I think She meant 'all words.'
Jesus: Little one, be patient, and do not fret. Your God has a plan. All things will fall into place. I realize you are feeling lost and empty, but know, We are with you. I have told you over and over, be not afraid. We will not leave you orphaned. That means, little one, even though Our words will cease that you are to share, you will still be able to speak with Us.
Ruth Ann: So You too, intend to stop giving me words to share?
Jesus: That is not the first time you have heard this, little one. As all things fall into place, you will understand God's plan.
Ruth Ann: I am trying very hard to be patient, Lord, but I seem to be having a lot to deal with, all at once.
Jesus: Child, you have a mission to fulfill on this earth. You have been told 'minister to My people'. Continue to do just that, and do not look back, nor are you to anticipate the future. God will reveal those things to you He wishes you to know. You are not to try to guess the 'whats', 'whens', and 'hows'. God will tend to all things. It will all be done for you. Do these words not sound familiar?
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, they do. These are the words Your Mother spoke to me in Medjugorje.
Jesus: She meant every word, child. She also spoke of your healing, and that you would be asked to carry a cross, after this healing. You are doing so at this time, but that is not the cross She was referring to. The burden She was referring to, is much heavier. Through the gifts of God's love, you will witness in a new way to His people. You will bring peace, light, and love, to more and more that would otherwise not be reached.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I realize there is no use to ask You when, or how, so I guess I just need You to reassure me that I will be able to do whatever You have planned for me.
Jesus: Little one, if you were not able to do so, you would not have been asked. You feel unworthy, and think you are not strong enough to do that which is expected of you, but you continue to move forward and accept each change, even though the changes are extremely difficult for you. You are being emptied, and you will be filled. You are being molded and prepared for the next stage in this great plan of God, which is about to unfold. Your humanness gets in the way, child, and this causes you fear and doubt. Neither of these come from Me. Little one, be patient, and know that God will tend to all things, as He has always done.
Much change has come about in your life, and the changes will continue. Growth cannot come without it. You have been told this was to be a time of growth and change. Accept the will of God, little one. Only He knows all the answers, and He will reveal those things you need to hear, when you need to hear them. Know that you are loved, little one. Know that God is pleased with your efforts. Do not continue to try to find some reason for the messages being removed. It is all part of God's plan. He gives gifts, and He removes gifts. Do not fret. The new gifts, that will replace the old, are even greater. Reflect upon these words.
Now be at peace. I know you are wanting to speak with My Mother, and I wish this for you.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord for putting my thoughts and fears at rest.
Message of Feb. 8, 1995, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Jesus, the words spoken to me by Your Mother were very powerful this morning.
Jesus: Child, you are in need of being reassured of the coming of your Jesus, are you not? She has reminded you of words spoken weeks, and even months and years ago. Words that were given to you to prepare you for those things to come. The time is drawing near, little one. Be not afraid, but with all the changes that are taking place, be aware that as gifts are removed, they will be replaced by even greater things. Your burden will not become lighter by the removal of these gifts. It will become greater. You need only be obedient, and trust that God can do all things. His time is not your time, so you have to be at peace with all that continues to take place in your life. God loves you. That is what is important, and through this love, He intends to bring more and more souls into the shelter of His Kingdom.
Yes, it is true I will come to you, and ask you to carry My cross, but you must be prepared for the burden that will become greater, as a result of this special gift. Many have felt your gift was not one that was of great importance, but it is a greater burden to carry, to 'hear and not see', than to 'hear and see', those of Heaven. Even with so great a burden, you have been faithful. You have carried this burden for years, sharing these messages that you were asked to share. In many cases, with those who did not believe in your gift. But because My Mother has asked that you do so, you have been obedient.
As you have humbled yourself and shared these messages, your God has watched from above and said, "This is one whom I will give the ultimate gift to, for she has proven herself worthy." Those who have proven themselves in the little things, will be given even greater things to tend to. You cringe when you hear, 'you are worthy', for you continue to feel unworthy. It is through these feelings of unworthiness that God is able to work in your life, in the way He sees fit. God is the 'potter', you are the 'clay', to be molded and shaped into whatever He would have you be. You continue to be shaped, molded, and stretched.
You have been told this was to be a time of spiritual growth, and you did not understand. You have been told this was to be a time of change. You are experiencing all things that have been told unto you. None of what is happening to you has been easy, but I have not promised those who follow Me, 'easy'. As a matter of fact, those who follow in My footsteps experience much pain and suffering. Sometimes the pain is felt through humiliation and persecution. Other times it is a physical pain, or through the loss of someone, or something. But it is never easy to follow in the footsteps of your Jesus. The life here on earth for My followers is never easy, but the rewards they receive, as a result of this abandonment to the will of God, are immeasurable in the next life.
So be at peace, you who are heavy laden. Know that your God sees and hears all. He knows your suffering and your needs. He will tend to all things in His time, and in His way. You, little one, must be patient, and await those things God has planned for you in peace and love. Tend to My sheep. Minister to My people. All things will be made clear to you, when the time is right. Be at peace, and know that your Jesus loves you, and is with you at all times.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord, for these words of encouragement.Jesus: Doubts and fears are not of Me, little one. Peace and love are of Me, and these gifts I wish for all My children to feel.