Posts Tagged ‘locutions to the world’

Aug24

85. Strangling the Breath of Faith

Mary

Holes will open up; even some gigantic holes will appear in society. Some have already appeared. People felt that the walls of protection were strong and that the fibers of society were tightly woven together, but so much is frayed, so much worn away, so much left unattended for so long. The human spirit has not been nourished. What holds together a society?

People will say “the great institutions, the Constitution, the laws, the political offices”. They will point to all those things outside of themselves. Yet, what brought them into existence? What breathed life into this nation? How was it born? What kept it vital? It was the human spirit, fed and nourished by faith. This nation was built upon faith in God. Faith was the breath that breathed life into America. Now, that breath is gasping for life. It is being deliberately choked to death by those who would remove religion from American life. And the death of faith is being witnessed by those who cannot grasp the role of faith in breathing life into the institutions.

Life of Faith

The life of America is the life of faith. It is your churches that breathe life into you. The churches give you citizens who are ready to serve. The churches give you families committed to goodness. Why are you killing the Churches? Why? Why are they falsely portrayed? Why are they slandered? You have taken up another agenda. You have taken up the rights of women to kill their unborn. You have taken up the rights of those who want to change the nature of marriage. You have taken up the rights of so many and you have set aside the rights of God. When the churches raise their voices to challenge your agenda, when the churches speak about right and wrong, you say, “Let us kill the churches. Let us silence their voices. Let us call them radical. Let us diminish the churches”.

Need I say more? And your young stay away. They see the churches as you depict them. You are strangling the faith that breathes life into your institutions.

Comment: As America marginalizes the Churches, the important gifts of the Churches to America are destroyed.

Aug28

89. The Power of the Culture

Mary

Why do all men walk along the same path? Does no one question the conventional wisdom? There is a mindset which I must break and set my children free. That is what my words accomplish. My children must allow me to shatter the worldly chains that keep them bound. Like Peter set free by the angel, they will be able to walk out of their prison. Yes, they are in prison to the thinking of the world which is an enemy to the gospel. Let me begin.

When you listen to others, do not immediately accept their values. Question them in light of the gospels. Yes, make the gospels your light and my Son’s words a guide to your path because no other light exists.

Culture of Light

Form little communities of the word. In this way, the darkness of the culture will be cast out and the little seed of God’s word planted in your heart can grow.

You can see my plan. I must raise up cultures of light, where the darkness of the world is seen as darkness. But even more where the light can be sustained and people can live according to the light because they are encouraged by others

My greatest desire is to break that culture of the world which is an enemy to my Son’s word and which draws so many into its darkness.

Its power grows every day by the propaganda put forth. Yes, the propaganda, the constant drum beating for what is evil and which violates God’s commands. This is the problem. My children awaken each morning to the blare of a thousand trumpets proclaiming the freedom of man to create his own world, when really he is destroying his world. This is my dilemma, the great problem that I face.

Comment: Every day, in a thousand ways, the message of the world reaches everyone’s ears.

Aug29

90. The Pope’s Death

Mary

Although I do not reveal the exact time and dates (for this is not yet needed), I point to the signs of the times which all can read. When the exact moments come closer, I can be more specific because all can understand. Before the culminating events, other moments will happen which will lead up to it. It will not come as a surprise to anyone who listens to my words. This is why I speak, to prepare you so that when all the events occur you will be kept safe. Your house will be built upon rock and will not collapse.

I can see the forces of evil building up. Each of those under Satan’s power are storing up their own evil. They are each in their own houses, so the time is not yet at hand. No one has come on the scene to call them together, to bind them as one. I will delay his coming. I will put obstacles in his way. I will cause dissension among those whom he would want to gather. In this way, the little ones will have more time to prepare.

A Delay Not A Postponement

Yet, I do not want you to be illusioned. Pushing back the time of these events is just a delay, not a postponement. The clash must come. This is the only way to dispel these forces of evil. They have claimed too many hearts and the message of repentance does not reach these hearts. They are intent on a holy war and on the destruction of Israel. They will not turn back. They believe that their cause is a holy one and that they will quickly dominate the world. This force has been building for centuries, consolidating its powers, suffering losses at some moments, but always moving forward, convinced that its cause is true and will inevitably conquer.

What can I do with such an evil force, which uses the sword to gain its goals? My Son told his followers to put away the sword and to lay down their lives for each other. This will be the turning point, when my son, the pope, will lay down his life. Then, the Spirit of Jesus will be poured forth upon a world in shock, a world made ready to weep and repent. Before that, much must take place.

Comment: Mary will win the victory in our time, the same way she won the victory 2000 years ago, by sacrificing her son, this time, the pope. This will be a moment of a great and new outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a gigantic change of events in human history.

Aug31

91. The Effects of Consecrating Russia

Mary

Do not be afraid to pierce the mysteries because these are mysteries of life, which will bring eternal life to those who follow my words. Now, there are towers of death, powerful and seemingly invincible. These will collapse like the Communist system. My son, Pope John Paul II, consecrated a year to me and look at what happened during that year. The wall came down and Communism was toppled, without a single shot being fired and without war being declared. All of this happened before the eyes of all, on the 2000 anniversary of my birth, deliberately highlighted by the pope from behind the Iron Curtain. It was for him that I did this.

Now, I will raise up another person who will do a greater consecration, the one I have asked for at Fatima. All the world will know that this has been done, completed with all the bishops and with the world looking on.

The Collapse of Evil

Slowly, the foundations of evil will erode. There is no need to blow up a building. If the foundation erodes, the whole building will collapse. When the building collapses, then evil will no longer go forth

What will happen when the pope consecrates Russia to my Immaculate Heart? My armies will go forth. I will call all the little ones. They will know that my great request has been fulfilled. They will say, “We are at a new moment in history. It has taken us almost 100 years but at last, the request has been fulfilled.” There will be a new hope and a new spirit. All those who worked so hard to bring this about, will experience unbelievable joy. They will have a new power. They will know that their Queen has finally been proclaimed and that I finally am placed on the lampstand. This will not just be a mental reality. I will send my presence all over the world. My army will experience that I am with them. Then, they will march.

Comment: So many are praying for the Pope to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart. When this happens, Mary’s army will evangelize in joy.

Sep01

92. People in the Political Field

Mary

Who realizes what is taking place? Who can see deeply enough into the true causes of things? Men are just pawns in Satan’s hands, doing what he wants and moved into place because he desires. These men say “I have gained this high place. I have come into this position of power”. Really, they have been moved there by the Evil One to fulfill his purposes. They are given power over 10’s, 100’s and 1000’s, and even more, because he knows when and why he will need them. It is like a game of chess in which he plots his strategy, waiting to pounce on his goal, the destruction of Israel and Jerusalem. I constantly repeat this theme but this is the goal and nothing can be understood away from this.

Mary’s Stirrings

There are also gentle stirrings, people feeling in their hearts a call. This is my strategy and quite different from the Evil One’s. I do not put people in place for evil purposes, to destroy or to ruin. I put people in place to build up and to protect. This is the role of my Church but it is also the role of others in key places. I will put in very special positions, those who are closest to my heart.

I know who they are and I am right now stirring their hearts. I must re-establish the moral order. I must build again an America that accepts moral values. I must have people in place whose hearts I won. How will I block Satan’s evil schemes? I must have my people in place so, when he tries to pounce upon the prize, he will be surprised by those I raise up to confront him.

This time is so precious, the time before the conflict begins.

The elections. I always speak of the elections but what other time is so important for putting people in places of power? Blessed are those who work in the political field for truth.

Comment: Mary is clear. Satan has people in high places but Mary also has her people.

Sep02

92. Seeking Heaven’s Help

Mary

How long a road this has been – this road into darkness that mankind has walked. Now, the darkness surrounds the earth on every side and it seems as if there is no escape. The Evil One, for centuries, has enticed man to come into his house, a house of evil and suffering.

He always knew what was needed to entice mankind, what would get world leaders to take his path and what would get the people to follow. There has been one step after another, but always along his road.

Now the pace quickens. He believes that mankind has passed the point of no return, that it is locked into his path. He has convinced man that there is only one way to solve its problems – to look at their own resources and their human solutions. He has cut off the access to heaven, knowing that if he battles an isolated mankind that he will win. He can easily trick men and use them for his own designs.

Confidence in Technology

Are there no heavenly solutions? Indeed there are. Heavenly solutions abound but they lie useless because man does not seek heavenly solutions. “We can figure this out on our own”, they say. “We have the technology. We have everything we need.” O mankind, you do not realize who your adversary is and how he will use the very solutions that you put forth so as to entangle you. You will die by your own swords unless you seek the help of heaven.

Yes, right now, you must seek the help of heaven. Let the cry go up, “We must seek the help of heaven”. Let it be placed in every heart, “We must seek the help of heaven”. Let it become part of the nations’ consciousness. Let it be ingrained in the nation’s soul. Let large crowds gather. Let stadiums be filled. The ones you built for all your entertainments and for the gods that you worship on your sports fields.

Let the crowds gather to worship my Son and to seek the help of heaven. Then, you will find heaven’s help in the midst of all your darkness.

Comment: Satan loves it when mankind does not seek God’s help. He is the inevitable winner.

Sep03

93. Room in the Ark for Everyone

Mary

I will open my heart wide and allow all the streams to pour forth from the heart of a mother. Yes, I am the mother, the mother of God and the mother of the Church. However, for so many, I cannot act as a mother because they do not know me and those who do know me do not come to me. So, on this first Saturday, I open up my whole heart. I share all my treasures, so I can truly be mother to all.

Some of my children are close to my heart. How I treasure them and protect them. I keep them safe from the Evil One and he cannot harm them. Now, I call out to all my other children. There are many empty spaces close to my heart. There is a place for you. I, personally, am inviting you to take the place I have for you. It is yours. I have reserved it for you. There, you will be freed from all you anxieties. You will find a place of refuge and, especially, you will no longer be alone. You will realize, “My mother is with me. I cannot fail.”

Accomplishing Great Works

I will go before you in all of your enterprises. I will keep your enemies far away and unable to hurt you. I will teach you how to love and to build up your family relationships. I will send you on great missions, to accomplish great works for my Son, Jesus. I will make you stouthearted. Others will find in your heart what you find in mine. This is my plan. Many will see in you what you see in me and all will be drawn into my heart.

I always speak of my heart. It alone is the Ark of the New Covenant, established by the heavenly Father when he placed his Son in my womb. He knew what he was creating, not just a place for his Son but a place for all the world.

Let this word go forth. I am the Ark of the New Covenant and all are welcome. Within this Ark, all are safe (like Noah and his family). Outside of the Ark, all will perish. For in the days of Noah, they were eating and drinking, buying and selling. Does that not sound familiar! You know what happened next and you saw their foolishness. The floods will come but the world need not perish. My Ark has room for everyone. Come. Come. My motherly heart does not want you to perish.

Comment: We do not know what is ahead but Mary says there will be a flood and we must be in the ark.

Sep04

94. When the Woman Spoke to George Washington

Mary

So many do not see or understand. That is why I must speak so clearly. Like a wall that is built slowly, so has the wall of evil been put in place. When the wall is finished, Satan will believe that he has an inevitable victory, but it will not be so. There will be a way out of his wall for all who follow me. Now listen, so the divine light will show you the way.

The Secular Man

These themes I repeat often but they must be learned well. There are unimaginable problems ahead. The world has seen only a few, the previews of what is to come. There will be a great shift of power away from those nations that used to call upon me. Yes, I must say it, “that used to call upon me”. Long ago, they left the Church. They left the side of my Son. They adopted different values and put on a different garment. Now, they are Christian in name only. Their building still stands but they have no foundation. Their people are not united in faith. They have nothing holding them together. The secular spirit only responds in prosperity and abundance. It dissolves when faced with catastrophe. “Every man for himself”. This is the cry of the secular man. “How can I preserve what is mine?” are the thoughts of his heart. Where does that leave a nation in the time of crisis? To whom can they turn, when all are seeking their own interests?

America still breathes. It still has life. It still remains my hope. If only I can cure it of its sickness, it will regain its strength. Even more, it will regain its purpose, the noble purpose for which I brought it forth. Let me define the purpose of America.

George Washington

O America, I appeared to your first president when he was still a general at Valley Forge. I told him of three moments in the history of the republic – the present moment in which he found himself, a future moment when brother would kill brother, and a moment yet to come. Go back and read those words. They are recorded by your historians. See what I said about the first two moments that have already happened. Then, you will believe my words about the third moment which is about to happen. More important, you will understand that this republic came about through my hands and that your nation has always been in my hands. Then, you will turn to me.

Comment: Mary is speaking of her appearance to George Washington at Valley Forge, which has been publicized widely.

Sep05

95. The Greatness of Medjugorje

Mary

I will open up doors that have been closed from all eternity, special doors of saving graces that have never been seen before. At first, many will not believe. They will question, “Can these graces really be from heaven?” This has already begun at Medjugorje but many still question. How can I appear every day for years and still the world does not believe or listen to my messages? Even when people know ahead of time the very hours of my coming. Even when the visions are filmed for all to see. Even when the seers lead perfect lives of sacrifice and service, still the world does not believe.

Possibly the village is too remote. Oh, it is a village close to my heart, a perfect village dedicated to me and fervent in spirit. That is why I chose it. Even in its remoteness, millions have made their way there and have climbed the mountain of the cross and the mountain of apparitions. Miracles have flowed, especially the graces of conversion. Yes, the village is remote but the effort needed to get there and the determination to go prepare the soul. The remoteness of the village and its distance from large cities makes it the perfect setting for the soul to enjoy the quiet needed to hear my voice. And how many have heard my saving voice in that village among the mountains, mountains which encircle the village in my love and kept it far from what would destroy its innocence.

The Future Mighty Ocean

Now, let me continue. Medjugorje is my light, a light set on the mountain for all to see. From there will come forth a saving stream. Yes, let all eyes and ears be upon that little village because from it will come those words that are important for all the world to hear. Let the village become even more known and loved. The streams of grace which I have planted there are deep and only the beginning waters of grace have, as yet, gone forth. Do not say “We have tasted of the waters of Medjugorje and they have not provided all that we need.” Go back to those waters, read my messages. Pray and repent. Above all, prepare. Soon, so very soon, Medjugorje will no longer be just a stream. It will be a mighty ocean covering the world with a knowledge of God and of events which come from his hands. Do not wait. If you prepare your hearts, you will receive much. If you do not prepare, you will have broken cisterns that hold no water.

Comment: Medjugorje has been a source of religious conversions since Mary began to appear to six children in 1981. She still appears daily. Millions have gone there and have been touched. Some have experienced the deepest conversions. Yet, all of that, is as nothing compared to the graces that will flow from Medjugorje in the future.

Sep06

96. Simple Truth Overcomes the Complicated Lie

Mary

Mankind does not understand how complicated they have made everything.  Once a person tells a lie, they must tell another one to cover up, to make the story seem true.  Lies are always complicated, needing many words to explain what is not true.  Much also happens within the person when sin is committed.  The person lies to himself.  He rationalizes and marshals arguments to defend what he has done.

The way to simplicity, to straighten out the complications of modern life is truth – to tell the truth to one another and to live the truth in your personal life.
Truth is the only way and I lead my children by the way of truth.  If you wish to live in truth, then read on.  If not, then you are wasting your time.

The Progress of Truth

Truth begins by believing in God, that he created you and sustains you, providing the earth with all its resources, even the very air which you breathe this moment.
Truth continues as you thank God.  Stop for a moment and give thanks to him for whatever comes to your mind.
Truth grows when you accept your responsibilities to God and to others.  Where have you failed?  Whom have you not served?  These are questions of truth.

Truth continues as you realize that God has given you a task to fulfill, a portion of his garden to cultivate.  Look into your heart.  What stirrings do you find there?  Have you responded to your call?  Where is truth leading you?
Truth clears away all that is not true and when you break God’s commandments you are living a lie and your garden is filled with weeds.

These truths are simple but they must be placed firmly in your heart, otherwise you will have no foundation.
Do not compromise truth, especially your inner truth, the person whom God is calling you to be.

Comment:  Mary speaks about society which has become complicated by lies.  This brings about simplicity.

Sep08

98. Birthday of Mary, the Mother of God

Mary

All creation rejoices today, the creation that came forth from the Father’s hand but then was tainted by sin, its vast order interrupted and the darkness beginning to cover the earth.

Today, with my birth, the Father began his plan for a new creation, a complete reestablishing of divine order by the sending of his only begotten Son.  This is my teaching today.

What has happened to the Father’s plan?  Did not everything come forth perfectly from his hand?  Did not the first creature come forth perfectly?  Did not I come forth perfectly.? Did not his only Son come forth perfectly?  What happened to these gifts?  When they leave the Father’s hands, they are perfect but when they fall into the hands of men, they become marred.  Mankind does not understand this truth.  Everything placed in the hands of men becomes tainted, twisted, manipulated, misused, and sometimes totally destroyed, worthy only to be rejected.

The Two Streams

What began with a noble purpose is used for an ignoble one.  What was meant to bless all, blesses only those who selfishly control it.  This is the stream of human history and the Father had to begin another stream, a new creation.  Now the two streams flow side by side and mankind has a new opportunity.  It can say to the heavenly stream “Flow within me.  Let us flow together.  Bring your power.  Purify me.  Make me go in the right direction.  Straighten out my twists and turns.  Send me to the fields that need my water and will be fruitful.”  This is what the Father intended when he began this heavenly stream, through his Son.
But, what took place.  Mankind rejected the Son.  The stream of man did not want the stream of God to cleanse and direct it.  “I will flow in my own direction and gain my own goals.”  What has resulted?  Look at the mess!  Who can save mankind?  I weep over what I see about to happen.  I come so that it does not happen.  This heavenly stream has great power and can act quickly.  The catastrophes can be averted, but man must act quickly.  Yes, man must act.  The Father has already acted.  His stream is already flowing.  Man must act.  He must accept the new stream.  Will he do this when for so long he has rejected it?  Can there be a new day envisioned by the Father when he created me to give birth to his Son?  That is the question which faces mankind.  All the other questions will be answered when man opens himself to the new heavenly stream.

Comment:  Through Mary, has come the riches in Jesus Christ but man must accept these riches.

Sep09

99. A Surprising Outpouring of Repentance

Mary

Suddenly, before all these events happen, there will be a gift from heaven, given without man’s earning it and even without his asking, decreed by the heavenly Father.  The stream of heaven will overflow into the stream of mankind.  Divine power, divine cleansing and divine light will suddenly invade the mind and heart of man.  Yes, I say “invade”, because man makes no efforts to save himself, no efforts to cry out to God.  Yet, the heavenly Father sees what is ahead.  He sees the events stirred up by the Evil One.  He sees the destructive powers that his minions have acquired.

Heaven With Earth

So, he will decree that the blessings of heaven be poured out, that the heavenly stream begin to mingle with the stream of mankind.  He will not even wait for man to ask or to invite.  He will do it.  Heaven will mingle with her.  People will receive heavenly gifts without asking.  What is important is that man accept these gifts and see them for what they are – the Father’s final helps, the last chance to survive what is to come.

How difficult to describe these gifts to a world that understands so little of heavenly life and powers.  However, I will try to explain in simple words.

A Miraculous Catch of Fish

First, there will be a spirit of repentance, widescale repentance coming from heavenly light arising within each person.  People will see what they have done.  How they have walked away from the faith of their childhood, how they have walked into the darkness and chosen earth over heaven.  In this light, they will repent, saying, “I must return to the faith of my childhood.  I must take up what I have cast aside.”  It will be like the miraculous catch of fish.  The boat of the Church will be overflowing and the pastors will need to call for other boats to hold the crowds.

All will be amazed.  No great preacher arose to stir the people.  No great event happened to bring them to their knees.  This is a gentle, hidden light placed in the hearts of those who still retain the basic elements of belief.  This is where I will begin.  When the Churches notice a spirit of repentance among their fallen away members and a return to active practice, they will know that greater graces are about to be unleashed.

Comment:  Many retain some aspects of faith.  These are the ones who are somewhat prepared to receive the spirit of repentance.

Sep10

100. An Unswerving Will

Mary

Why do I speak and why do I ask you to record my words?  Because my words offer life and an opportunity for those who listen to them and act upon them to be saved.

O Reader, do not just read these messages from curiosity, to discern the future events.  If you read them with your heart, they will be like a seed planted within you that offers new life.  Let us begin.

The Woman

I was conceived by the heavenly Father as the Woman clothed with the sun.  This was his goal and why he poured out such precious graces into my soul from the very beginning.  I was to belong to him as no other human person, totally his.  Yes, from the very beginning, I was his.

There was a path which I was to walk, a clear path, always doing his will.  Amid all the possible decisions in every single moment, I saw his will and I chose his will, like a compass which always points to the north.

Unswerving Will

My life was filled with sorrows, yet I never swerved.  Whatever the heavenly Father wanted, I wanted.  What he did not want, I did not want.  My free will never swerved.  Yet, it remained free because that alone gave glory to God.  My will never swerved because he surrounded me with so many graces.  These same graces are stored in my Immaculate Heart.  They were placed there by the Father and since I always accepted every grace, absolutely none was lost.

I stored them up for you and I am ready to pour them out on whomever asks for them.  They have only one purpose – to unite your will to the Father’s will, just as my will was so united.  This is the greatest gift.  It will last forever.  In heaven, the will of every angel and every saint is perfectly in tune with the divine will.  By pouring out these graces, I give you two gifts.  On earth, you will fulfill your call, the reason God created you.  In heaven, you will be perfectly united to God, to me, to all the angels and saints.

Let me teach you a simple prayer that will be so effective because it seeks these graces.

O Mary, in your Immaculate Heart, are stored up all the graces of divine union.  If you place these in my heart, I will always do God’s will. Amen.

Comment:  Each person would like many blessings from Mary.  Her greatest gift is to have a free will like hers, always united with God’s will.

Sep10

101. The Coming Election

Jesus

I told you that America chose the darkness.  In the bible, when Israel went against the voices of the prophets, they chose their path of darkness.  I let them walk their path until they repented and turned back to me.  The same thing is happening in America.  The economic scourge is like the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem, the result of their sins.

Pro-Life Democrats

The economic weakness results from their choosing the darkness of abortion.  They elected a leader and a political party that sacrifices the unborn children for their political life.  I must bring the Democratic Party to repentance.  The few pro-life Democrats have no great effect upon the party.  This year there will be a ground-swell against the Democratic Party.  It will be motivated by the economy and will sweep the Democrats out of office.  It will decrease their numbers so they might listen to the pro-life voices in their midst, that these would gain a greater voice.  Then, there will be signs of new life.

The Republicans are trying to ride the horse of the economy to the victory line.  My interest is not in the economy but in the life of my people.  These are the candidates I will bring to the foreground, some of them surprisingly.  Even though the electorate will see them as candidates who create jobs, I will see them as candidates who protect lives.

Comment:  God has an intense interest in who leads America but God’s goals are often different than the people’s goals.

Sep11

102. The Spirit Comes Upon the Virgin

Mary

I gather your heart into my heart and there I reveal my secrets so all the world can understand.  Nothing will be hidden from you so you can reveal all to the world.

When a person begins to be touched by these words, they will hunger for more.  Then they, too, will be on the same path into my heart.  I want the whole world to come into my heart.  Only there, will all be safe.  Facing the world are years ahead of destruction and disruption of normal life.  All the world will be affected.  Some parts will directly experience the destruction.  Other parts will experience disruption.  Normal life, so to speak, will not exist.  It will be a time unknown to the human race, of which the destruction of the twin towers is an image and an

The Only Refuge

Long before this, people must have learned of my Immaculate Heart and the truth that I always put forward.  I say it over and again.  The only place of refuge will be my motherly Immaculate Heart.  There is a place there for everyone, of any faith and of any denomination.  The urgency is so great, that my heart will remain open until the last minute but no one should wait.  If they do wait they might find themselves far away and unable to arrive on time.  At some point my heart must close, like the doors of the Ark.  Otherwise, the flood waters would enter and destroy those who are within.  What do I mean by all these images?  What does it mean to enter my heart?  I will explain.

First, you must know me.  I am the virgin mother of Jesus.  I say virgin, so you know that the Holy Spirit came upon me.  He prepared not just a place for Jesus but a place for all the holy ones.  All are conceived in my womb.  This was proven at Pentecost, when the Spirit came and began the Final Age.  All the disciples were gathered with me in that upper room.

You enter my heart by faith.  You say “Mary can save me.  Mary is the Ark of the Covenant” (Rev.11:19).  If you wish to know what is happening, if you wish to interpret these events, then read the Book of Revelations, chapter 12.  I am the Woman clothed with the sun.  Even in the greatest darkness, I will be clothed with the sun but you must know who I am and how urgent it is to enter my heart.

Comment:  On this 10th anniversary of the destruction of the Twin Towers, Mary uses that event as an example of future trials.

Sep12

103. Preparing for a Journey

Mary

All must begin now to prepare.  “Prepare for what?” you will ask.  This is the great question.  “How can we prepare when we do not know what we will face?”  Parents see what is ahead but they do not tell the children every detail.  Would this not fill them with fear and would it not be useless?  No, they tell the children little parts.  They give them small hints, just enough to alert them.  It is the parents who prepare.  The children just trust that the parents will keep them safe.

So, there is no need for me to reveal all that is ahead.  I must just reveal little parts and give little hints.  I will prepare.  You must trust and listen.  Let us begin.

Take Little Baggage

When there is a journey, you take only what is needed.  Otherwise, the baggage you carry will be too heavy for you and you will never complete the journey.  So, you must grow detached.  Many will mourn their losses saying, “I used to have this.  I used to have that.”  They will spend valuable time in trying to salvage what is useless.  Think of yourselves on a journey and prepare for a journey, taking all that is needed but only what is needed.  I will give you the wisdom.  Do not live as those settling in, providing yourselves with every possible luxury.  See yourselves like those on a journey and you will survive.

Second, draw close to one another.  Do not wander.  Do not separate.  To spread out and to go your own way is a luxury of settled existence.  On a journey, all must stay close because nothing is settled.  There are always new questions and last minute decisions that must be communicated to all.  Many have chosen individual life styles, having the luxury of independent living.  They go off.  They isolate themselves and immerse themselves in things.  On a journey, things are a burden.  People are an asset.  Having others to help you is what gets you to the end.  Recapture the family relationships.  Recapture the extended family.  Come back home.  Gather again.  This will prepare you for the trials ahead.

Comment:  The image of a journey is easy to understand.  Some will be prepared by close relationships to set out together.  Others will be isolated.  Everyone can begin to prepare by believing these easy to understand words.  The “family” can also be the Church family.

Sep13

104. A Summary of Her Teachings

Mary

Do not just read these words.  Inscribe them in your heart and live them in your life.  They are words of light for the darkness that is coming.  I will summarize my teaching so you can easily recall the light I have given.

1.  The time is short.  Many disasters will befall mankind.  Some are already evident, the problems which are seen and felt by all.  Other problems will be new and unexpected.  Together, they will squeeze the heart of mankind, which will feel sorely oppressed, unable to respond and be filled with hopelessness.

2.  By these words, I am preparing my children (and all can be my children.  They need only to accept me as their mother).  This is not a preparation of one day nor can it be done at the last minute.  The time is short.  Prepare now.

3.  To prepare, you need to begin with the ancient truths, the basic truths that are already in your heart.  These are the saving truths.  There are no others.

4.  Take these truths and make then the foundation of your life.  Begin now.  In this way, when the trials begin, they will be your foundation.

5.  Gather with others.  You cannot stand alone.

6.  Observe the Lord’s Day.  This is the foundation of the foundation.  By observing that day, you will find all the riches that you need.  There are many hidden riches, buried in that precept.  Only those who seriously try to keep the Lord’s Day, will discover those riches.  How clear can I be?

7.  In all decisions and in all events, think of my Immaculate Heart.  If you do this, you will realize the truth I have been teaching.  Go to my heart and find every solution for your problems.  Go to my heart and find every consolation in your suffering.  Go to my heart and find protection in every difficulty.  This truth means nothing unless you act upon it.  Once you act, you will experience the reality of my Immaculate Heart and the help which is always available.

Comment:  Mary sums up the main themes of her teachings.

Sep15

107. A Future Full of Hope

Mary

Why do I come in this way?  Why do I speak?  Because my children are about to be covered in darkness.  This is not a darkness of the individual but a dark state of the world.  All will be covered in darkness.

What do I mean by the phrase, “covered in darkness”?  It will not be a physical darkness, at least in this hour, but a social darkness, an inability of the structures of society to provide for its people.  What people took for granted will no longer be there.  Institutions will be washed away in the floods of bankruptcy and mismanagement.  People will search for other alternatives but nothing will be ready.  No one has prepared adequately.  Life for many will be very different.  Parents will worry about their children and how they will provide for the future.  Anxieties will increase and, in some places, even panic and breakdowns of social life will occur.  What do I have to say about this darkness?  What advice can I give?

Who will Survive?

There will be a time of testing.  Those who survive will not be the strongest or the richest.  Riches will only allow them to avoid some of the difficulties.  They do not insure survival.  Survival will come only from faith that life still has a purpose, from hope that the heavenly Father will provide sufficiently as Jesus promised, and from love which binds people together, each one looking out for the other.

As institutions fall and as the other sources of help are ineffective, faith, hope and love will bind people together.  There will arise a new, living set of relationships composed of people who refuse to give up and are determined to help each other, just as Jesus taught his disciples.

This will be a time akin to the deportation of the workers in Jerusalem to Babylon (597 BC).  They did not give up and they forged new lives, just as Jeremiah urged them to do.

To these faithful souls who will endure the darkness, I speak the words from Jeremiah which they must always remember, “I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe!  Plans to give you a future full of hope.” (Jer. 29:11)

Yes, in the darkness, I have plans for a future full of hope and my children must believe that those plans exist.

Comment:  What can be said in the face of worldwide unrest.  Mary gives as clear an answer as possible.

Sep16

108. Preparing for the Floods

Mary

The evidence is everywhere.  Look around.  What is in order?  What is stable?  What will continue to exist?  Everything is in question.  What is not in question is the instability of the world and the frightful consequences that are so very near.  These will burst upon mankind like a dam suddenly unable to hold back the flood waters.

So often I use this figure of a flood but the image is an apt one.  Before a flood, life goes on as usual.  No one is aware.  Then the rains come.  The waters rise.  People are on edge.  They do all they can to protect their city, hoping that this will be enough.  However, the ultimate outcome is beyond their power.  They cannot control nature.  They cannot determine the amount of rain or how it will gather.  When the floods come, everything in its wake is destroyed.  Nothing is spared.  Whatever is present is swept away.  Only those who looked forward, who heeded the warnings, who removed their possessions, are spared from the devastating power of the flood.

Storing Up the Virtues

This is what I teach my children.  You cannot determine the place or the scope of the flood, so seek the high ground, that special relationship that I offer you.  Let faith, hope and love lift you high.  Only these will save you and, if you ask, I will pour them all into your heart.  These are not powers received at the last minute.  They must be stored up now.

This is my invitation, rejected so often.  In these troubled times, when all can see that unforeseen difficulties lie directly ahead, many will be open to this invitation.

“How should we prepare,” they ask, “when we have no idea of what we will face?”  Faith, hope and love prepare for every trial.  They bind you to me.  In the flood, I will be your mother.  Regain your religious spirit and you will be prepared.  When the floods come, your heart will be able to receive the helps I will pour out.

Comment:  Even though the future problems are unknown, the preparation is clear.  You must regain your religious spirit.

Sep17

109. Describing the Present Moment

Mary

I give you little pieces that fit together into a clear picture of all that will take place.  I also tell you underlying causes and what man needs to do.  Although my word goes forth, few heed it.  I make the teachings simple and the advice easy to fulfill, but so many ignore it and turn away.  Let me try again in easier words and clearer statements.

1.  The world is in a special moment, a precarious moment.  All the economies of the world are closely tied together.  A nation cannot withdraw.  They cannot say, “We will save ourselves”.   All are interconnected.  The fall of one will damage the others.

2.  There are weapons of mass destruction that will fall into the hands of those who want only death and destruction.  They seek to build no nation or to protect no vital interest.  Their goal is satanic – to inflict death and suffering upon as many as possible.

3.  Add to all of this, the political unrest, the feelings of the people that their leaders do not serve the national interests but their own.  The toppling of dictators is not the only political unrest because leaders have no solutions to the problems.

The Conclusion

Where does all of this lead?  What should be mankind’s conclusion?  They should awaken to these worldwide problems.  Their eyes should be open.  Instead, they put their political solutions on the table, knowing full well that they are as useless as putting paper over a fire.  Quickly, the fire will devour the solutions and even feed on them.

Who can debate me?  Who cares to contest my statements?  Who can say that all of this is not true?  This is the state of mankind, but no one listens to me.  My saving word goes unheard.  It is put aside until it is too late.

Return to my Son.  Return to the Prince of Peace.  Return to him who alone can reconcile you to one another.  He will pour out a different Spirit upon you.  Yes, he will pour the Holy Spirit upon you.  Yes, he will pour the Holy Spirit upon the whole world.  He will again pour out that holy fire.  Which fire do you want, the holy fire of love or the satanic fire of destruction?  Take your pick.  You have no other alternative.  Secularism has no fire.

Comment:  The locutions come to a new clarity and a new moment of decision.  Which fire does the world want?