|"Again I Say to You, Suffering Saves Souls"|
|By "Anne," a Lay Apostle|
|Saturday, 03 May 2008|
The following presents the messages from Jesus to Anne regarding the value of suffering in His instructions to His Lay Apostles (Volume X: Jesus Speaks to His Apostles). The messages are both sublime and powerful, and we share them with you. Anne, a visionary from Ireland, has received permission from her local ordinary, Bishop Leo O’Reilly, for the distribution of messages which she receives from Jesus, God the Father, Our Blessed Mother, the angels and saints. – Ed.
September 23, 2004
Dear children, I dedicate this little volume to My servants, those who seek to spread My message of love and salvation. Dearest souls, so bravely serving the Kingdom, your reward will be great. Many of you have been pulled from sin and darkness yourselves and brought to the Light. I welcomed your return as if you were My only child. The place reserved for you in My heart felt complete when you came back to Me. Truly and completely do I love you.
Now, we must seek out others. You will find them everywhere, and this is why you are serving everywhere. The souls who are at risk of eternal separation from Me are in each area of the worldly domain. Some are poor, some are wealthy. Some are looked down upon and some are highly respected. Some claim goodness, and some do not hide their affinity with the enemy. Regardless, I want them all. In this Volume, I intend to instruct you on how to reclaim what is Ours, the souls of Our brothers and sisters.
The first strategy for bringing others to heaven is setting an example of joy in service. Yes, many of you are being asked to suffer for Me and I thank you. Remember that if you are suffering, you must always unite your grief and pain to My grief and pain. You must say, I suffer because My Jesus is suffering. So be it. I will accept your yes and use it powerfully for necessary redemptive graces. You are cooperating with Me and your cooperation with Me is helping Me to save souls. Rest in that because it is Truth. You must begin to equate even your smallest crosses to so many souls rescued from darkness. Children, I know you are limited by your earthly vision. I understand. But this is the time to believe with dedication. We agreed, you and I, that if you made a decision for Me, you would serve, regardless of your feelings on any given day. One way to serve is to offer your little sufferings to Me continually. Again I say to you, suffering saves souls. Be at peace in these crosses, united to My cross, and set the example of joy in service. This is the first way We will draw souls from the darkness.
September 24, 2004
I do not spare My friends, it is true. If you are My friend, you will know suffering. Through your sufferings, you will know Me. I will visit you with grief perhaps. I may visit you with hardships and trying situations. Perhaps you will know Me in sickness or emotional difficulties. If you are My friend, you will know suffering. So why do I do this? Why do I allow My dear servants pain and suffering when truly I am the all powerful God who can literally abduct the wind if I choose? My dearest little slaves, I am the King, but My Kingdom is not of this world. This world belongs to Me, of course, and I am ultimately in control of it, as you will see in your future. But you would not give an infant a book on the Divinity of Christ. It would be meaningless to that infant. First, you must teach that infant to read. Before that, you must nurture the infant with physical nourishment and a great deal of love. Only then will the infant become predisposed to cooperate with the learning process that must occur to learn to read.
There is indeed a great deal that must occur before a subject of My Kingdom can study the Divinity of Christ. Let me give you another example. The infant, as he is learning to walk, often looks up to his mother and says, "Carry me." Often you will hear a mother say, "No, My little one. I prefer that you walk." Could the mother lift the child into her arms? Of course she could. What reason could a mother have for allowing her child to walk? Is the case not often that the wise mother wishes her child to learn to walk properly, and then to run? To do so, this mother understands that her child needs to exercise the muscles needed to complete these acts. Well I am like the wise mother. I understand that in order for My friends to experience Divinity and the life of the Divine to the fullest, they must learn by exercising their spiritual muscles. The more you do so, the more you will experience in heaven. You are not competing with each other; you are learning to love Me. You are each created to love Me in a different way and those lessons are learned each day in your trials and challenges. Like the wise mother, I do not leave you toddling along by yourself when you are unsteady. I will never leave you. But you must learn. Do not begrudge Me your sufferings, little souls. You cannot begin to imagine their value.
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