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 September 6, 1993, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Holy Mother Mary.
Our Lady: Yes, child.
Ruth Ann: Would You please repeat to me those things which You told me yesterday? At that time I did not have a pencil and paper with me, so I could not write down what You told me.
Our Lady: Yes child, I will do so. You are concerned about the personal messages, are you not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother.
Our Lady: These things have been revealed to you for a reason, child. It too, is prophesy. It is so that when these prophecies are fulfilled, there will be written proof and you will be credible in the eyes of all those who have read these prophecies. This is all part of the plan of God. He uses those who listen to help the faith of others. You continue to say you are not worthy child, but if God waited for His children to be holy, then He would have no help. He is looking for willing vessels to pour out His blessings and graces upon, so they will in turn share this with others. Many want the blessings and gifts, but they would not be willing to share, or those who would be willing to share are not humble or credible in the eyes of others. All things must work for the honor and glory of God, child. You may not consider yourself worthy, but the One Who has chosen you does. You may not be holy, as you say, but remember, God does the molding of the ones He chooses to do His will. Is that of help to you? Does that help you to understand why God has chosen you for this task? There are many who would love to have this mission and your gifts. They do not realize you find this to be such a burden.
Your shyness makes all the things you are doing extremely painful for you. This in itself is a cross. You are a private person who loves to spend much time with your family and in prayer. You find your time is constantly interrupted by the wants, desires, and needs of others. It will continue to be more difficult for you. It will not get easier. Your personality will not change, and neither will the desire to do the will of God.
Ruth Ann: So what are You saying, Mother?
Our Lady: I am saying that the mission set before you is going to be one of great sacrifice. When God has told you He wishes you to be consumed by His love for you and your love for Him, this is exactly what He means. He wants to be in your thoughts, actions, and desires every minute of the day and night.
Ruth Ann: Except for the times I am with my family, or doing some chores that are outside of the home, this is so. Even when I wake during the night, I am led to pray. Even my dreams are becoming connected with talks and prayer.
Our Lady: This is as it should be. God has much work for you to do child, and in order for this work to be done, He needs to have your undivided attention. He needs you to stay focused on Him, the One Who created you for the enormous task that lies ahead.
Ruth Ann: This always sounds so ominous. You know I have a difficult time taking myself so seriously, Mother. I listen and do all that is asked of me, because I know it is the will of God, but I have a difficult time taking what I am doing so seriously. I love You, and I love God with my whole heart and soul and fiber of my being, but I can't take what I am doing as so very important. I realize I'm just an instrument. I am told that over and over. I am to share His word and lay hands on people for healings of all kinds, but God does the work. I am just an instrument. He has even called me a reluctant one, at that. He is correct. I take His work seriously, but I don't take my role very seriously. I know in my heart, if I didn't do what He is asking, He'd find someone else, so I know I'm unimportant in the sense that God would get His work accomplished by someone else if I chose to walk away. It's as simple as that. I am reluctant. I don't like the idea of my family suffering because of my choice to do the will of the Father in Heaven. In my choosing to do the will of God, and be used as His instrument, they are having to hear things about their Mother that is very painful for them. It has already started, Mother.
Our Lady: Yes child, I know, but I have spoken of this to you in the messages of Medjugorje. Your family is to be a beacon of light. They are to be an example of what a true family of God is all about. You will all pull together as one unit. You will support one another, and there will be sufficient graces to see you through all the difficult times ahead. Conversions will come about as a result of your trials and sufferings. Be not afraid, child. Your family will be loved and watched over by the One Who created you. You are not to be concerned. You are to put all of your needs, desires, and concerns in the hands of the One Who heals all wounds, your God.
Child, remember, you are working for God. The evil one will try many ways to discourage and upset you. You have been told what you are doing is not, and will never be easy, but remember, the greater the task, the greater the rewards. Heaven awaits you child, you and your family. Should this not be a great incentive to each one of you? All those who do the will of God have the great reward of eternal happiness to look forward to. Those who would do you harm by saying evil about you, will have to deal with God. God says, "Woe unto those who would try to harm the least of My chosen ones by word or deed." The evil one can put thoughts and words in the hearts and minds of those who are of a nature to be jealous of you, little child. You are naive, and wish to believe the best of all those around you, but there are those who would like to see you fail this task. They smile and give you support to your face, but behind your back they would speak ill of you.
I am sorry to say these things to you, little child, but if I did not speak them to you, it would not mean they were not true. It would only mean they would not be spoken. I know God's children, child. That is why I am here. There is such need for the darkness to be removed from the hearts of My children, and the light to be placed there. It is through those of you who have said, "Yes" that these conversions will come about. You do the will of God. He will take care of you and those who would do you harm.
Ruth Ann: I would hope God will touch the hearts of those who have wished to do me harm, and bring about a conversion.
Our Lady: Pray for this, child.
Ruth Ann: I will, Mother Mary.
Our Lady: Is there anything else you would have Me speak of?
Ruth Ann: You know there is.
Our Lady: Then I will address the real concern. You are wanting Me to confirm the message I gave you yesterday. I told you that yes, My Son is going to come to you and ask you to carry His cross, and that others will be able to see Him. You will go into seclusion for a time, and that you would read something soon that will give you a confirmation of all I have said to you.
Ruth Ann: Yes, I just wanted to know if this message was a true message from Heaven.
Our Lady: Child, this is a true message from your Mother in Heaven. I am the Mother of Jesus. I have done the will of God throughout the centuries, and will always do the will of God. These revelations are from Heaven, child, and the confirmations will be forthcoming. You were granted a respite, were you not? You would be teaching and trying to have time for prayer, family, and all the other things God would have you do, had God not made this respite possible. You are to do the will of God, and He will do all the rest. Remember, God has a perfect plan. You do the will of the Father in Heaven, and He will take care of the rest. Know that God loves you, and does not wish harm to come to you or your dear ones. My protective mantle surrounds you, your family, and all those who are of help to you in any way. This is a grace for those who would be, and are of assistance in seeing God's plan unfold. Know in your heart the depth of God's love for you. I am here when you are of need of Me, child.
Now I will let you go about your day. God blesses you for your fidelity to His work. I too, leave you with My blessing.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Mother Mary.
Message of February 2, 1994, from Our Lady
Ruth Ann: Mother, would You speak with me?
Our Lady: Yes child, I thank you for taking the time to do so. Many of My children need to take the time to do so, but are always too busy with things of life. They don't realize that I would appreciate whatever time they have for Me, but if their time is so limited, they should spend it with My Son instead of Me. I am here only to help and guide all of God's children back to Him. I desire nothing for Myself.
Ruth Ann: But Mother, the rosaries and devotions to You, are they not important?
Our Lady: Child, they are greatly loved and appreciated by Me and My Son. Of course, they are of great importance. All I am saying is, that if you have limited time, please spend it with My Son, Who has given all for you. I am calling all of you to prayer, child. Those who are listening and answering My call are receiving graces and blessings in abundance. Yes, child, to love Me is to please My Son. To show respect and devotion to Me, again, brings blessings and graces in abundance to those who do so. These are not desires of My heart. I would desire that all love My Son in the way He deserves. No one upon the earth has done so much for so many, and has been treated so badly in return. Many have done it merely by neglect. How many of My children continue to accept the gifts of God's grace and mercy, and still do not thank Him? My Son is taken for granted and it should not be so. There will come a time when My children will realize their grave error, and it will be too late to make amends. If only My children would listen and heed the words of their Mother. I can free them of this burden before it becomes a great sorrow to them. Once they realize how they have hurt My Son, they will be overcome by grief. Some will repent and others will choose not to do so.
I continue to speak to My children, through many, and in many ways, but I have still to get the attention of those who refuse to accept that these are the 'end times'. I have great love for all of My children, and will continue to help in any way I can to draw them closer to My Son. Child, I am pleased that you have accepted this cross of spreading God's word among His people.
Ruth Ann: I am the one who is grateful to You and Your Son for allowing me to be Your instrument, unworthy though I am. I am sure You will continue to mold and make me what You will.
Our Lady: Child, it is only because you have chosen to do the will of God that this can be so. You could have chosen to say 'no' and walked away.
Ruth Ann: Then I would have disappointed God. That is not my wish. I intend to follow through, Mother, no matter what comes. In my heart I realize that times will become extremely difficult for those of us who have become visible in our love and witnessing for Our Lord.
Our Lady: This is so, child, but remember, God will provide sufficient graces for all He will have you do. Much more is to come child, and as your Mother, I have great love and concern for you, and I am also pleased to see you are receptive to God and His will for you.
We have not spoken of the gift of My Son coming to you. What a glorious day for you! This is a very special gift child, and will bring with it much joy and many trials. Yes child, your cross will become heavier as time goes on, but be not afraid. I am with you and your Jesus will be with you until the very end of your walk to Calvary. You will suffer the passion and death of your Jesus, child, but not before you have brought thousands upon thousands to the foot of the cross of My Son, Jesus. You cannot comprehend what I am saying to you, but that is fine for now. My love is with you, as is the love of My Son. Please know this child. You are at peace with all I am saying to you. It is not disturbing, or a great burden for you. Your heart is bursting with love for God, that He would choose someone as humble and lowly as you, to be used in such a way.
Ruth Ann: Mother, this is true, but I also don't really understand all that is coming, so it is difficult to get upset, besides, I have said, "Thy Will be done." I really have no control as to what is coming.
Our Lady: Child, you could not, and would not, stop it if you knew. You have an idea about what is to come. You have been given many messages, dreams, and visions. Many of those things revealed to you are beginning to fall into place, so that you are comprehending the 'big picture'. I said, "Beginning to understand." One day you will understand fully where all this is leading: the words, the visions, the talks, prayers, and miracles, as well as graces. All will come together when the time is right and all will know you are of God. Those who have had doubts before will have none. Be patient child, love, grow, and be obedient. Be a willing instrument for God. He has much for you to do. God blesses you, as I do. Continue to do His will.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Mother, thank You for speaking with me today.
Our Lady: Thank you, child, for listening.
Message of March 1, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, I'm listening.
Jesus: Little one, I am here.
Ruth Ann: It seems to me Lord, that God is truly a tough taskmaster.
Jesus: He does not ask you to do anything He would not do Himself. Remember, He has sacrificed His only Son so that mankind can be saved from his own sins. Not God's sins, man's sins. God did no wrong, but He was willing to send His Son to the earth to save man from his own evil. God may be a tough taskmaster as you say, but He is also a caring, loving God. Otherwise, He would leave His children to their own downward path of destruction of their souls. Instead, He has sent My Mother to minister to His children, and again, give them another chance. She cries out to come back to Her Son. She gives graces and blessings. God allows Her to minister to His children in many ways, in hopes that many more will be brought back into the fold. This will continue to be so until God decides that man has had enough chances.
Be grateful that you play a part in what God is doing. You must not become overwhelmed or saddened by this ministry. Know God is with you every step of the way. Yes, it is true that your Jesus will ask you to carry His cross. But child, consider the blessings of such a request. Consider the souls that will be drawn here as a result, and the anxiety and concern you have will be turned to anticipation and joy at being able to help God and your Mother draw back those who have fallen away from the ways of God, and into the grips of the ways of the world. When you think in those terms, your heart should hold much joy.
Ruth Ann: Lord, my problem is I just don't feel worthy.
Jesus: Little one, do you think any of My children down through the ages felt worthy of the gifts sent to them by God? No child. God chooses, little one, and then He molds and gets His children ready for whatever tasks He wishes to set before them. It is up to those He chooses to listen and follow the instructions given. You have been listening and doing all that has been asked of you. Now it is time for you to see the benefits of all you have done. It is time for you to reap the harvests of His words to you.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I don't under-stand.
Jesus: I am saying that you have been planting the seeds, and tending to those seeds, by talks and prayer. Now it is time for you to see the benefit of all you have done thus far, for God's children.
Ruth Ann: I am still not sure I understand what You are saying, Lord.
Jesus: It has been said, there is strength in numbers, and so there is strength in numbers of those who pray together for a common purpose. That purpose is the salvation of mankind, little one. You will begin to see the numbers grow and grow that come to your farm to pray. Many will learn the importance of this haven of peace and prayer. Many who seek peace and cannot find it elsewhere, will find it here in this place blessed by Me and My Mother. Yes, little one, the numbers will grow. 'You will know them by their fruits', remember these words. You are producing good and plentiful fruits, child. You are being instrumental in drawing children to prayer. In doing so, God is touching hearts, minds, bodies, and souls, through you. Because you are doing exactly what you have been asked to do, no matter how difficult. Souls are being saved. Be not afraid, little one, God will sustain you. The strength and graces you will need to see you through what lies ahead will be provided.
Ruth Ann: And my family, Lord?
Jesus: They too, will be provided for.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord. Help me to be all You want me to be. I'm not, You know.
Jesus: Little one, you struggle so. It need not be so difficult. You are learning, but you still have much more to learn. Give your burdens to Me. Let Me help you carry all those things that seem to weigh you down. It is all excess baggage. You really have no need of it.
Ruth Ann: Lord, I am learning to turn my talks over to You, and it really does help. Ever since I decided to place the burden on You, it's not near as difficult. I just say to You, "You got me into this, now help me, please. Help me to do a beautiful job to glorify You. Please don't allow me to make a fool out of myself, or of You, Lord." It always seems to help. Sometimes, I embarrass myself, but I don't ever want to do anything to cause You grief.
Jesus: Little one, as long as you listen and are obedient, you will not, and cannot, cause Me grief.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Jesus: Do you wish to go?
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, I have lots to do, but I'll only go if You are finished talking with me.
Jesus: Child, I am for now. Go in My peace.
Ruth Ann: Thank You Lord, I love You so much.
Jesus: I love you, little one.
Message of March 11, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, do You wish to speak with me?
Jesus: I am here, little one.
Ruth Ann: I am really tired, Lord, that was a very long flight, and it was difficult for me to get any rest.
Jesus: You are pleased to be in My land, are you not?
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord, I am. As You have said before, it is a gift to me from You. I believe it.
Jesus: Enjoy your stay here, little one, and do not feel pressured to listen to Me or record what I have to say. This is your time to relax and enjoy My land. The land of My birth.
Ruth Ann: I certainly will take it all in, Lord. It is special to me. Thank You. Is there anything You would like to have me write down before I get on with this day?
Jesus: Child, be at peace with what is to come. Live one day at a time. Sufficient graces await you each day just for the asking. Don't hesitate to call on Me for anything and everything. You have much to do for Me in the days ahead. So child, know I am with you, and do not become overwhelmed. God does not ask of His children anything that is beyond their endurance. Be not afraid. These things that have been told to you in previous messages will be fulfilled, little one. God has His hands upon you. You will begin to realize the magnitude of your mission very soon. But until then, be content to do all that is asked of you. Continue to be obedient and share all that is being told to you. Pray with those who seek your prayers. I am with you and will give healings and blessings to all My children through you.
As I have said to you before, the healings will be of My choosing, just as are the graces and blessings that are to be given to My children through you. There is much work to be done. The laborers are few. Many of My children still choose to deny the importance of the times. Many refuse to realize the signs being given are warnings to prepare them to open their hearts and receive the true gift of My Spirit. My Mother prays without ceasing. She works tirelessly, calling Her children to repentance. Pray for all the souls who will be lost if they do not come to the foot of My cross and ask for forgiveness of their sins.
You, child, have much to do, and you are being prepared for this difficult journey you must take in order to help Me save souls. You have done much, and yet it is only a tiny bit of what is to be asked of you in the very near future. Pray and prepare, little one. Your Jesus is coming, and when I do, your whole life will change. You will receive a complete healing, physically. But child, your cross will become heavier than it has ever been before. I am not telling this to you to alarm you.
Ruth Ann: I am not alarmed, Lord, or frightened. It's just that I am not worthy of such a gift.
Jesus: Little one, it is a special gift, and it is not without grave consequences. It will be a blessing, but a mixed blessing, because it will cause your work to become more and more intense. You say you are not worthy. Many of My chosen ones have felt this, but remember, this gift is not of your choosing. It is of God's choosing. So be vigilant and prepare, little one. Prepare to do the will of My Father as I have done before you.
Now go in My peace, little one. Know that I am God.
Ruth Ann: I love You, Lord.
Jesus: I love you, little one.
Message of April 7, 1994, from Our Lord Jesus
Jesus: Know that man cannot stop the will of God. Sometimes the evil one, through man, can cause detours and changes, but know God will have His way no matter what man does or doesn't do. My Mother has declared this special piece of land a holy place where Her children can gather to pray and receive special graces and blessings. That cannot be changed by anyone or anything. Those who come in faith to pray can attest to the peace and graces being given here in abundance. You are being spoken to by My Mother and your Jesus. No one and nothing can change that. That, too, is the will of God.
You have been asked to share what is being said to you. This you are doing through 'helping hands' who are spreading the word of God through your messages and books. You have been asked to pray for and with those who come seeking prayer. This you do. These things you have been asked to do, and you have been obedient. This will not be stopped by man. If God so chooses, that is another thing, but at the present time, this is God's wish that you do these things.
Know that God has much more in store for you, little one. Be at peace, little one. When I come to you bearing My cross, your life as you know it today will completely change. There will be no turning back. Those who have had doubts as to what you are about and what God has been preparing you for will no longer misunderstand you, or your purpose in God's plan. Be patient, little one, all the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place.
Pray, fast, and be obedient. Follow the instructions of your priest. God will take care of the rest. Now, be at peace, little one, and know all is in God's hands. I love you, little one. Receive My blessing and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon you in abundance this day. Strength and energy are yours, little one, along with God's peace.
Ruth Ann: Thank You, Lord.
Message of Feb. 22, 1995, from Our Lord Jesus
Ruth Ann: Lord, it seems so many things have been happening in the past few weeks. So many changes and many others now telling of even more changes.
Jesus: Little one, that is exactly what is happening. Are you not at peace with this?
Ruth Ann: Yes Lord, but normally You have waited for one change to take place, and for me to adjust, before something else is expected.
Jesus: Just because you have been told of these changes, does not mean you do not have time to adjust between each one. A certain peace will be given to you, as you accept each new change that is put before you. You have been told many things, little one. These revelations have been given to you so that you can write them down, reflect, and prepare. None of what has been revealed to you is to cause you worry, doubt, or concern. These are revelations to prepare you, and that is all. You are to continue to live each day as you have done, and will continue to do.
Be not afraid, little one. Your Jesus is to come to you and ask you to carry His cross, and the gates of hell will not prevail against you. The cross will be heavy, but it is not impossible to carry, little one. It has been carried by others who have been willing to suffer for the sins of others.
Ruth Ann: This always sounds so ominous, Lord.
Jesus: It is not meant to sound that way, child. Your Jesus wishes you to be preparing for this great gift. If you do not know a special guest is coming to your house, you do not know to clean and prepare for this guest. I am coming to you, and I wish you to prepare your heart for My coming.
Ruth Ann: Lord, how can I ever prepare for such a gift? I am unworthy, and can never be holy enough to accept such a blessing.
Jesus: I am not asking you to become holy in order to receive such a gift, but I do wish for you to accept, and do not doubt, that this special grace is to be allowed to you. Remember, it has been told to you before, God is the giver of gifts. He chooses those gifts for those whom He desires. It is His desire you receive this special blessing, and it will be so.
Ruth Ann: It is not that I doubt God, for He can do all things, Lord, but why me? I am nothing.
Jesus: And again I say to you, little one, why not you? You have heard His words, and you have listened. You have heard the call of My Mother, and you have denied Her nothing. No matter how difficult the task set before you, you continued to humble yourself as She has asked you to do, over and over. You have asked Her to teach you to be humble, and She has done so. She will continue to minister to you through the difficult times ahead, for this special gift that is to be will require many graces. It will require the assistance of many. Your burden will become heavier and heavier, little one, but know there will be many 'Simon's' willing to help carry this cross. 'Help carry'. Notice the words I have chosen, for the ultimate burden will be yours.
Ruth Ann: Lord, that is no different than before. No matter how many You have sent to pray, and assist in other ways, the ultimate burden was mine. I have accepted the sacrifice You have asked me to make, and You know no matter how difficult the cross, there is no turning back.
My husband and I have tried to prepare the girls for a drastic change in our lives, and yet, we do not even know what it is You truly expect of us, or when it is to be. They are truly concerned for my welfare, Lord, because they know just as I do, that You are a hard Taskmaster. Those things that I have been asked to do so far, have been difficult for my family, as well as for me, so they are concerned since they know it is to be even more difficult than before.
Jesus: I understand, child. The family does suffer with, and for, the ones who are expected to do much for Me. This cannot be helped. The graces will be sufficient to sustain them. Do not worry, little one. You have given all to Me, and I will tend to all things.
Ruth Ann: I am at peace with what You are saying, Lord, and I truly am not concerned for me. If You say You will tend to all of my family, then I believe. I love You, and I have said, "Thy will be done." So know, Lord, whatever the cross, no regrets. Let's get on with it, Lord.
Jesus: Little one, in My time, and in My way. You must continue to be patient a little while longer. There are still other things that must be tended to before all things fall into place. Be at peace with all that is being told to you, and know God has His hand upon you. Great graces continue to be poured out upon you and this land, in preparation for what is to come. Be not afraid, all is in God's hands, and He is tending to all things.
Ruth Ann: Yes, Lord.