|By "Anne," a Lay Apostle|
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 (see article, "Discernment of Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King," Marian Private Revelation section). – Ed.
October 13, 2004
I want My apostles to understand that I am always seeking new souls to join Us. This group of workers who labor for souls must increase. We must pull as many as possible into the field of labor. In this way We will bring many back into the safety of My Sacred Heart. How joyful is the service to heaven. Contemplate this fact often, dear servants. You are laboring hard, it is true, but not without success. My words and graces flow so powerfully into your world. All cynicism, all hatred, cannot stand before My words. My words flow over cynicism and hatred and destroy these symptoms of darkness. Souls want to believe in Me. Souls want to trust Me. You are giving them the opportunity to do so by your example and by your life of service. My dearest little workers, how you delight Me. Truly, My just anger is abated by your humility and willingness. Do not be downhearted at the burdens you carry. You carry them for the Kingdom and each burden will win souls. Each soul is as precious as your soul. This should help you to understand My determination. I send you great courage today to sustain you in your mission.
October 14, 2004
This work is of the greatest of importance because through these words I give encouragement to My little apostles who work so diligently for the Kingdom. Dear servants of the returning King, you will not be sorry you sacrificed for Me. During the whole of your eternity you will reap the rewards for having done so. In a time when few understand the concept of sacrifice, you are giving of yourselves, day after day, to bring about My goals. You are serving Me and you are serving your fellow man. How many can say that during these days? In the days to come, more and more will be alerted to the cause. There will be those who will say no to Me. When this occurs, you will simply continue to press forward with The Work. Do not even pause, dear apostles, because this is to be expected. Simply rededicate yourself and continue, understanding that it is those very souls We work to bring salvation to.
It can be a bitter job at times, walking with Me, but only if you pause too long. If you are moving always closer to Me, you will not become bitter. I send only peace and love. Bitterness comes from sharing the view of those who serve the enemy. I do not advise this, of course, except for the briefest moment to determine why it is that you serve the Light. Service to Me brings all that is good and holy. You will know My service by the fruits that come from Me and you will identify unity with Me by the peace in your soul. When you are fearful, you must come to Me for fresh courage. It will be yours in any amount necessary to accomplish this work. All that I have is yours. All that you need is yours. All of heaven, dear apostles, will be yours.
October 15, 2004
My apostles of the Light walk in the greatest of grace. My heavenly grace surrounds you at all times. You have heaven with you and heaven will assist you in everything. The work you do for this mission will truly seem effortless on your part because while We in heaven are flowing it through you, it does not come from you. So you see that a commitment to this mission of mercy will mean that you serve Me, but you are serving Me anyway. You will not find that you are working more strenuously in the spreading of these words than you would have otherwise because so much of what you do will be blessed by the most profound gifts of grace. When you allow Me to flow through you, I do most of the work. You are merely the cooperative vessels. Dear souls, come to Me often for sustenance. Confess your sins and remain filled with heavenly graces. I will never leave you and together We will do the greatest things for the Kingdom.
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