Message of January 31, 1993, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Jesus, there is so much on my mind. Would You please speak and clarify some things?
Jesus: Yes, little one.
Ruth Ann: It seems everything is happening so fast, Lord.
Jesus: Child, you must realize that God has a plan, and when the time is right all things will fall into place. There is so much that is to happen before the big picture is revealed to you that it is time for these things to take place. My little one, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I begin to have doubts. A statue in our backyard, a life-size statue? At the time it seemed such a blessing.
Jesus: Little one, it is. Remember, this is for all who come here. My Mother has been instrumental in bringing you and all these children who come here for special graces and prayer, and She must be acknowledged. It is as your talk was titled, 'To Jesus through Mary'. That, little one, was not of your doing, and neither is the statue, the prayer group, or all of the people whose life you touch. It is My doing. It is the doing of My Mother. She is being allowed to call Her children together as a mother hen would do to all her baby chicks in danger. She is calling them and putting them under Her wings. In that situation, however, it is Her protective mantle. Those who listen are special. Those who continue to ignore Her will be called until it is too late. Little one, you are being used by God. This is truly a blessing. Yes, in this day and age it is a mixed blessing. Those who have answered the call will understand the statue, the prayer group, and all that goes with it, but those who continue to let the call fall on deaf ears will feel it is not of Me or My Mother. Little one, this is part of the cross. You have said 'yes', little one. Those who say 'yes' have much to suffer here on earth, but you will continue to be reinforced by many graces and miracles for you and your family, so you will always know this is of Me, your Jesus.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Jesus.
Jesus: Do you not know that My Mother and I know this is difficult for you and your family? Little one, We have suffered much for all of Our children. You are not being asked to do something We have not done so Ourselves. You have begun the suffering, and you will not be left without the love and graces due this trial. Continue to trust, little one, it will all be done for you. All you need do is say 'yes', trust, and believe. My Mother has told you, it is time. You did not understand these words. Now you do, do you not?
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I thought She meant it was time to quit work, since I was in the hospital when I was told this.
This too, is about to happen, little one. I cannot work through you if
you are busy with the things of the world. I must have access to you when
there is a need. If you continue to be busy with things of the world,
you will not have time for Me. I must use you to call others to My heavenly
kingdom, which brings us to the point of what we are discussing. Your
reward will be great in Heaven, but there is much to suffer before the
reward. Graces will be abundant child, so you will be adequately attended
to. I will be here for you, as will My Mother, so be not afraid. You and
your family will be provided for on the earth.
Jesus: Little one, don't you think I know that? I am your Jesus. I know your heart. Now it is time for you to go about your day. My blessings to you and your children.
Ruth Ann: Thank You Jesus, for being here for me.
Jesus: I am always here for you and all My children.
Ruth Ann: Jesus, would You speak with me?
Jesus: Child, I am here.
Ruth Ann: Is there anything in particular You would like to speak to me about? I am feeling like You wish to speak to me.
Jesus: Little one, you are correct. You were feeling sad because there were problems and misunder-standings among those who are your friends and those who have professed to be your friends. Little one, remember this; there were those who professed to be My friends in the days of My ministering to God's chosen ones, and they crucified Me. You feel this is very strong language for Me to use, little one, but it is truth. Those who do much will suffer much. Yours will be a heavy cross child, I will send help and have sent help to carry that cross. Those who are your true friends will continue on and help you carry your cross. Those who are doing My will in helping you, will receive great rewards in Heaven. Those who choose to harm and hurt you have a free will, child. If one chooses to silently walk away and says to God, "This is not what I wish to do," that is their free will. Not all will be supportive of you or what you are doing. Neither were all those around Me supportive of Me and what I was doing.
Little one, when one follows in My footsteps, the path is narrow, rocky, and extremely difficult, but the rewards are a hundredfold. Woe unto those who would hurt one of Mine, the least of My little ones. Yes child, I am a loving God, but I am also a just God. So you are not to be concerned about those who would do you harm. Pray for all God's children. Do not be distracted by the tactic of the evil one. Keep focused on your Jesus and the will of My Father in Heaven, and God will do the rest, little one. I have many little ones all over the earth who are helping Me. There will be persecutions suffered because of My name, but know all who love Me and do My Father's will, will not be abandoned. There will be people brought into your life that you would never expect to help you in your journey to the cross of Calvary. Love them. They are your brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. They are true friends, and will help you on this long and difficult journey. So too, love your enemies and those who would do you harm. They are in need of prayer.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Jesus, for Your words of encouragement. It helps me to realize that all that is happening, is all part of the plan, even the bad.
Jesus: Little one, where there is good, there will always be evil. That is the way of the world. I wish it were not so, but it is such. I also wish I could say to you, "Little one, you will not have to suffer," but that too, is not as it will be. No, the rewards will be great, as I have said to you before. The end will justify the means. You do not truly understand these words. It means, little one, that all you will suffer will bring many, many souls to God. What greater gift to give to My Father than souls delivered from the grasp of Satan himself? Souls given back to God even more beautiful than before because of the suffering of one of His chosen ones. Does that not bring peace to you, child? Does that not help you to realize that what you are doing is worth the pangs of hurt you are beginning to experience?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Jesus.
Jesus: Be not afraid. God has greater things in store for you. The greater the suffering, the greater the rewards.
Ruth Ann: I'm really not into suffering Lord, but I do want to do the will of God. I guess what I'm really saying is, please help me to do whatever it is You want me to do.
Jesus: The graces will be there for you, little one. It is as you so desire.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. I will remember my enemies in prayer, as well as those who are of help to me.
Jesus: Go in My peace, child. Enjoy your day.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am ready to listen. It has been a very interesting week so far.
Jesus: Little one, you are right. Soon you will learn to keep your peace no matter what comes your way. Trust Me, little one. Know that no matter what others say or do to cause disruption, confusion, and irritation, God's plan will not be destroyed. So do not concern yourself when something happens over which you have no control. Your Jesus and His Mother are with you.
Man cannot control God. He can cause God to use other channels and means to accomplish His end result, but he cannot stop what God has set in motion. Your life is such as that, child. You have said 'yes' to Me and My Mother. You have chosen to do the will of God. His work will not be destroyed or stopped. So continue on in prayer, little one. You have been given an anointing to help you persevere in all you do. Know that God is with you, or this could not have been done. You will know them by their fruits, little one. What more is needed. All you have done thus far is the will of God. That you will continue to do, will also be His will.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I become so overwhelmed sometimes and totally afraid that You have chosen the wrong person. You say You know my heart, and I know that is true, but why do I have to experience such pain? And I don't mean physical, I mean spiritually.
Jesus: You are dying of self, little one. After the time of great pain and anguish, are you not given many graces and blessings as confir-mations that what you are doing is Christ centered?
Ruth Ann: You know this is true, Lord. But why do You do this for me when I have such periods of doubt and irritation at having been chosen to do these things for You and Your Mother. I would have given up on me a long time ago. And yet, You and Your Mother continue to be patient with me.
Jesus: That is where you are wrong, little one. You would not have given up on me, as you say. You have had times when your children have been difficult, and even disobedient, but did you give up on them?
Ruth Ann: No, Lord. I think the more problems they caused, the more I loved them, because I knew they were hurting themselves more than we were being hurt.
Jesus: You have your own answer, little one. You struggle and suffer much, and you need not struggle at all. I love you. I will tend to your needs. You need only be patient. How can I not be patient with you, when no matter what, you continue to struggle on each time, with an even greater resolve to do the will of the Father. Remember, God knows your heart. That is truly what matters. Of course the evil one will continue to come up against you, and you will continue to struggle. But you are strengthened and purified during each one of these attacks for you do not give up. You then emerge with an even greater peace than you had before.
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, this is certainly true. For example, right now I feel so full of love for You and Your Mother, it truly is amazing.
Jesus: Trust in Me, child. I will always be here for you. Do not hesitate to bring all fears, doubts, and concerns to Me. I will reassure you and hold you in My arms as a parent would do for a child who is in need of being consoled.
Ruth Ann: It is easy for me now to say, "Okay, Lord." But at the time of confusion and anger, that is not easy to do.
Jesus: You still have growing to do, child. You will learn that these attacks you receive are only temporary because the evil one cannot stop God's plans. Place all in My hands and the hands of My Mother. Know that Our love will sustain you through any and all things. This is true for all My children. Share these words so My children know that We are always there for them, no matter what their concerns may be. No matter how great or small, if it is a concern, then We wish to tend to this need.
Ruth Ann: It will be shared, Lord.
Jesus: You have things you must do. I will not keep you. Go in My love, little one. Bask in it all day.
Ruth Ann: Thank You Lord, that is my intent. I love You so much.
Jesus: I love you, little one.
Ruth Ann: Lord, thank You for listening to our prayers.
Jesus: Child, I listen to all your prayers. I make no exception. All prayers are listened to.
Ruth Ann: I guess what I really mean is, thank You for answering our prayers. You know what I am referring to, so I really don't need to elaborate, but we are so grateful to You. Thank You for Your grace and mercy. Please continue to bless this person and the situation.
Jesus: Little one, those Who choose to follow Me and die of self experience the pain of My Death and Resurrection. The process is painful, but the result is one of great beauty. Remember, God can do all things. He can take the most difficult situation and turn it into one of grace. Good can come from evil, and darkness can be turned into light. So long as My children call upon and give Me free rein over their life, I can do much. The most humble and dejected of My children can become My best instruments. My children must be emptied of self before this process can be done to its fullest. Once it has been done, the purification, the molding can truly begin. This is not an easy process, but one that brings with it the love and compassion of all the Heavenlies. My Mother is especially touched to see someone who is willing to undergo this process. She will personally see to this person you are concerned about.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. That has given me much peace.
Jesus: Little one, you must learn to let go once you have prayed for the needs of others. Continue to pray but know that all is in God's hands. You have My word, and My word is truth. Only good things can come from one who has completely turned their life over to God. Sometimes self can get in the way of what God has planned for the individual, so that has to be emptied. The process is painful, but the perfection achieved is above all else that is. Be not afraid. For those who love God and are called in His plan, all things work out for good.
Ruth Ann: I believe, Lord.
Jesus: Those who are willing to accept the will and plan of God, no matter what, have earned great merit in the eyes of God. The graces and strength will continue to be heaped out in great abundance. The plan is unfolding. All things must come together so that all things be fulfilled. God's plan is perfect. Have no doubt as to what is to be.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for Your graces, strength, and mercy.
Jesus: Many see themselves in you, and they know God is working in your life in a mighty way. That gives them hope. Continue to be obedient and God will tend to all else. We love you and thank you for allowing God to use you as He does.
Ruth Ann: Thank You for being loving and patient with me, Lord.
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 appreciated 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.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I can't believe we are through another month. The time seems to be flying by. We seem to have a steady trickle of visitors daily, Lord. I thank You and Your Mother for this.
Jesus: Little one, there will be more as the word spreads of the peace and blessings granted here. You seem to be concerned that what you were told would not come about. It will be, child, and in My time. You must be patient. You are being prepared gradually, and all things must fall into place.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord, You are right. I feel at this point, let's get on with it, whatever it is that You want me to do, let's do it. I have been told my ministry would change and grow. Can You not tell me more?
Jesus: It is not necessary, little one. You have been told all that is needed. Have not all those things you have been told come to pass?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.
Jesus: Then you must continue to pray, listen, be obedient, and share all that you have been given through the light and wisdom of your God. Many miracles continue to abound daily as a result of your being a willing instrument. The messages will be far-reaching. This was told to you by My Mother. Those who read your book of the witness of the love of God for you, are touched deeply and brought closer to Me and My Mother. Many are given a true conversion. Many are having their lives changed for the better, and are more prepared to accept their daily crosses.
Little one, the importance of your witness will be seen in years to come, so be not afraid to stand firm and share the love I have for My children. If I would do it for you, the very least, then I would do it for any and all of My children. My children are able to read your pain, your struggles, and your love. They are able to see you continue on the road to Calvary, and your crucifixion, over and over. They see you pick up your cross, not just three times as I have done, but over and over. This gives the rest of My children the courage to continue on.
Ruth Ann: I feel so guilty sometimes, Lord, because I'm not more courageous. I feel embar-rassed because I am not more willing.
Jesus: Your heart is in the right place, little one. Even in your reluctance, you still accept your cross and carry on.
Ruth Ann: I still say, You should have chosen a priest for this. So many who come through the prayer line seem to me to be in need of confession.
Jesus: This will come about, child, if it is needed. Did I not say, you lay your hands on My children and I will tend to their needs? If that be their need, they will be drawn back to their churches and their priest and the sacrament of confession. You are neither to judge nor cure. I am the supreme judge and healer. You are nothing without Me, little one. You can do nothing without Me.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I know that more and more each day. The more You call me to do, the less I feel capable.
Jesus: You are capable through the grace of God. Much more will be expected of you in the future. As you grow in the Holy Spirit and the grace of God, the task will grow. Enjoy the quiet of each day. Enjoy the time with your family. Again I am saying to you, more and more will be demanded of you and your time, but graces will be sufficient to help you on your journey of light, love, and the peace of eternal salvation. Know on your way to your eternal reward, many will be brought with you just because you have given your 'fiat' just a few short years ago.
Now, go about your day with My blessing. Know you and your family will be cared for. The evil one and his cohorts are extremely busy pounding away at you from all sides, but know your God is stronger. Good will triumph over evil. Have faith and trust in the power and might of your God and Creator.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
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.