MARY, OUR MOTHER

Sunday, November 30, 2008

"You are All Safe in My Immaculate Heart"


By "Anne," a Lay Apostle   

Serving in Clarity: A Guide for Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King is the latest writing by "Anne," a lay apostle. 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). In Part I of Serving in Clarity, the messages of Jesus describe the "new time" and the responsibility of the Lay Apostolate of Jesus in bringing forth this time through their generous service and docility to the extraordinary graces that Jesus makes available at the present time of human history.
– Ed
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September 12, 2006

Jesus

There is joy, little apostles. I call you little apostles because a little apostle allows Me to become powerful in his soul. You will be exalted in heaven, My dear one. Be content to be small on earth. I see an army of apostles serving Me in this time. They are armed with truth and they are humble. What peace this brings the Savior. How easy it is for the Savior to flow through these ones who are comfortable with humility. Your eyes look ahead to the heavenly kingdom and in this way you serve steadily, connected to the Source of love. I rejoice in the kindness that others find in you. Dear apostles, it is My kindness that comes from you. You have graciously allowed Me to use you to return heavenly kindness to the world. You will not be sorry. Regret will not visit you upon your entry into the heavenly kingdom. You will be filled with joy and gladness as you are escorted into your eternity.

September 13, 2006

Jesus

Dear apostles, I love you. I love you perfectly and completely. My love for you never diminishes, despite any mistakes you may make. I am with you in each moment of your day. In each life there comes difficult moments and sorrowful situations. I am there, steadying you. I provide great graces when great graces are needed. Some souls reject Me and reject the graces I bring. Do I abandon those souls? Do I take My graces and turn My back? I tell you today, dear friends, I do not. I remain by that soul, giving graces freely despite their rejection. I do this because I long for each to turn to Me. I do this so that every soul, regardless of the darkness they are choosing, has something heavenly with which to compare the darkness. Do you understand? When you approach a soul who has rejected me, who lives in darkness, you bring a light which illuminates the grace all around that soul and that soul's life. You will never find a person living on earth who has no grace near them. The grace of the Father hovers nearby, always, ready to rush into the soul at the least openness. Therefore, walk in peace, of course, but also, understand that all you need do is approach another. You carry My light within you. You cannot help but do this if you love Me and serve Me. Your very presence in a room will insure that others become aware, not only of the grace that surrounds you, but of the grace that surrounds them. No soul is abandoned while there is hope and hope remains until a soul permanently rejects Me. Therefore, do not ever think that it is useless to bring Me to another, regardless of their condition. Please, contemplate this concept in silence and you will understand its power.

October 25, 2006

Blessed Mother

Little children, you are all safe in my Immaculate Heart. I am your mother. In a special way I protect you during this time. I shield you from influences that would lead you away from your path to my Son. You must cooperate with me so that I can protect you even more. Often a mother has information that her children do not need to know. A wise mother shares the information only when it is necessary to help her children identify danger. I am that way. I am sharing information now because I want you to know where the danger to your spirituality lies. It is good to listen to your mother because she seeks only what is good for you. I know that my Son's beloved apostles understand this and this is why I bring this information to you, asking you to spread it further for me. Children, our enemy wishes to draw many souls into a Godless void. This is being done in a manner that is underhanded. If a person was asked directly, to reject God permanently, most would refuse. People do not want to permanently remove a chance to be with God, even if their faith is terribly weak and they never serve God at all. The enemy is not forthright, however, and souls are being deceived. You know this to a degree. I intend to advise you of a specific manner of conducting yourself so that I can protect you completely. In my Immaculate Heart you will find joy and peace. In my Immaculate Heart you will find comfort and gentle correction. I am your mother and I will help you.

October 26, 2006

Blessed Mother

Dearest children, I take great comfort in your fidelity to my Son. I would like for you to do the same. When you are tempted to become discouraged, look at the many apostles who remain faithful during this time. Look at the many who return to my Son through the efforts of these apostles. Look at the level of holiness that souls are achieving in short periods of time. Be consoled by these things as I am consoled by them. When you see falseness and you are tempted to be weighed down by it, understand that in the heavenly kingdom, all is truth. False writings, distorted theories and arguments quickly become nothings to be discarded by a world which moves swiftly from one error to the next. What stands, little apostles? What remains through time? God remains. God's truth remains. God's humble little serving apostles remain, rejoicing in their ultimate goal which is unity with Jesus, the beloved Savior. Walk past erroneous writings and teachings with a calm steady bearing. Your bearing leads to heaven. Worldly teachings are passing away and God's truth is spreading steadily, pausing for no man, no false teaching and no obstacle. You are on the side of unlimited power. Behave in all humility, according to this truth.

October 27, 2006

Blessed Mother

Dearest little apostles, be at peace in your weariness. Heaven understands that you sometimes feel tired. When you feel tired, you must understand that heaven is not tired. When you feel discouraged, you must understand that heaven is not discouraged. When you feel fear, you must understand that heaven is not afraid. If you need to rest, then rest for a time. Heaven will continue working, through you and all around you. I am speaking to you as a loving mother who understands your weariness. Whether you have worked long years for heaven or are just beginning the work of the divine, you will experience fatigue. Be at peace in this. It does not mean you are unsuited to the work or that the work is unsuited to you. It means simply that you are tired.

For further information regarding the Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King, or to purchase Heaven Speaks booklets, please contact Direction for Our Times on the Web at www.directionforourtimes.com, or mail inquiries to the following address: 9000 West 81st St., Justice, IL 60458, U.S.A.

 
Today we start our preparation to receive our Savior Jesus Christ on December 25th. We long for His coming to establish His Father's Kingdom where peace and love will reign. May these days of penance help us to grow in holiness in our spiritual journey! May we stay close to and be in our Mother Mary's arms as she brings us to her Divine Son. Have a blessed Advent!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Humanity Groans with the Effort of Altering its Course"


By "Anne," a Lay Apostle   

Serving in Clarity: A Guide for Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King is the latest writing by "Anne," a lay apostle. 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). In Part I of Serving in Clarity, the messages of Jesus describe the "new time" and the responsibility of the Lay Apostolate of Jesus in bringing forth this time through their generous service and docility to the extraordinary graces that Jesus makes available at the present time of human history. – Ed.

August 15, 2006

Blessed Mother

This is the time of my Son. Dear apostle, how overjoyed I am at the loyalty He receives from this current band of followers. You are like apostles of the past in that you serve with consistency and joy. You are unique, though, given that you serve during a time when the enemy seeks to have a complete hold on this world. This attempt to overcome the world is bold. It insures that you will have to fight, as all apostles are called to fight. The difference for apostles in this time is the consistent level of resistance they face from the enemies of my Son. Consistent with the increased resistance is the increased grace, of course. Heaven and earth work together as in no other time. Yes, this is a time of great saints and great warriors but I speak of warriors not in the traditional sense of those who make and execute wars, but of those who fight and win the battle of the soul, which is the more difficult battle of overcoming self. I am so pleased with you. I am so grateful. A mother's gratitude overflows from her heart in both expected and unexpected gifts. Such graces and blessings I obtain for you, dear little apostle. I am the queen of all apostles and I am your queen. I am not a distant queen, detached and regal. I am the queen of your heart, present and approachable. I work with you continually, in each day, to help you carry out my Son's plan for you. Be quietly joyful on each day because your mother loves you and helps you in every moment.

August 17, 2006

Jesus

I am with you in each moment and you are listening for My Voice. This is good. This will work both for you and for heaven in terms of your growth and heaven's plan being furthered through you. The world shouts. I speak quietly. My apostles have learned to discern the difference between the voice of the enemy and the voice of the Savior. My apostles have learned to walk steadily despite the rushing of the worldly wind past their face. Such progress you make! Such advances! We are gaining ground in each moment, dear apostles. Be heartened by this and do not allow anyone to convince you otherwise. My renewal of this world is on target. I am at peace. I extend My peace to you, My loyal ones. In this time you will move steadily forward despite any traps or backlashes from My enemy. Forward. Confidence. Trust. It is My plan. I will execute it. You will assist Me in the manner I have revealed to you. You are prepared, have no fear. When you consider whether or not you are ready to execute your part in My plan, ask yourself this question. "Do I believe that Jesus Christ lives in Me?" If the answer is "yes," you are ready.

August 18, 2006

Jesus

Do not fear the battle, My beloved apostles. You suffer at times from feelings of emptiness. This emptiness is necessary. The more your soul is emptied of the things of this world, the more I can fill it with the things of the next world. This is a process. The word process implies change and change is necessary for the souls of My beloved apostles in order for them to be filled with Me exclusively. As this process advances, as the changes occur, you will find that I flow through you and out from you more freely, without any great effort on your part. My moving from your soul to the souls of others will become natural and effortless. It is this way for all truly dedicated apostles and it will be this way for you. Rejoice in this, even as it costs you some discomfort to abandon the ways of the world for the ways of the Savior. This is an answer to your prayers and an answer to the prayers of other apostles for you.

August 21, 2006

Jesus

My dear apostles of this time receive great courage from each other. At times you may feel as though you cannot continue in service because of the temptations and difficulties you must confront. At those times, look to others and see how they are proceeding. You will then sigh deeply, rest in My heart, and continue, knowing that others suffer alongside you. Others also struggle. Please believe that heaven is capable of sustaining you in even the harshest conditions. My beloved ones, please believe that heaven chooses to sustain you. It is heaven's choice that you persevere and with your willingness, you will persevere. If you fear that you are suffering too much, or that your path is too difficult, remember that you are surrounded by saints. They felt the same way at times. Remain in the present at each moment and you will find that peace is within you. I, Myself, will sustain you. That is My promise.

September 12, 2006

Jesus

Changes are coming. Humanity groans with the effort of altering its course. The change comes in the calmness of the souls of the just. Those who follow Me feel the stirring of hope and exhilaration. "Jesus is returning," they say in the silence of their hearts. Beloved ones, it is I who whispers to you. It is I who provides you with calm and peace. You know Me and you know My voice. Many of you dare not hope that your Savior is communicating with you in such intimacy. Be at peace. Trust My voice. You will hear Me in silence, of course, but you will confirm Me in the words that flow from you to others and in the love that moves through you to your brothers and sisters. You are changing. The world around you appears to be distressed, disturbed, and unsteady, but in the souls of My apostles there is a steady bearing that pushes My light across the earth. There is no stopping this renewal, My friend. Assist your Jesus to the fullest possible extent and you will realize your heavenly potential.

For further information regarding the Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King, or to purchase Heaven Speaks booklets, please contact Direction for Our Times on the Web at www.directionforourtimes.com, or mail inquiries to the following address: 9000 West 81st St., Justice, IL 60458, U.S.A.

CORRECTED MEDJUGORJE MESSAGE




*CORRECTED MESSAGE of NOVEMBER 25*

The parish of Medjugorje has changed one word in the translation of the latest message.  Instead of "this turbulent world without peace" Our Lady's words were "this turbulent world without hope." (The correction is highlighted below in blue.)
 

"Dear children! Also today I call you, in this time of grace, to pray for little Jesus to be born in your heart. May He, who is peace itself, give peace to the entire world through you. Therefore, little children, pray without ceasing for this turbulent world without hope, so that you may become witnesses of peace for all. May hope begin to flow through your hearts as a river of grace. Thank you for having responded to my call"




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Friday, November 28, 2008

FROM MARK MALLETT:

Be Not Afraid of the Future

First published November 19th, 2007.

TWO things. The future is one of hope; and second—the world is not about to end.

The Holy Father in a Sunday Angelus addressed the discouragement and fear which has gripped many in the Church today.

When you hear of wars and insurrections," the Lord says, "do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end" (Luke 21:9). Mindful of this admonition of the Lord, the Church has from the very beginning lived in the prayerful expectation of the Lord’s return, scrutinizing the signs of the times and putting the faithful on guard against recurring messianic movements that from time to time proclaim that the end of the world is imminent. —-POPE BENEDICT XVI, Angelus, November 18th, 2007; ZENIT article: On Trust in God

The end of the world is not nigh. But the prophetic pulse in the Church is that the end of an era appears to be drawing near. Despite my convictions on this and that of many of you, timing is a question which will remain a mystery to us. And yet, there is the sense that "something" is so very, very near. The moment is pregnant with change.

It is this "something" which I believe is the cause for hope. That the economic slavery of many in the world will come to an end. That addictions will be broken. That abortion will become a thing of the past. That the destruction of the planet will cease. That peace and justice will flourish. It may only come through the stripping and purification of a winter, but a new springtime will come. It may mean that the Church will pass through her own Passion, but it will be followed by a glorious Resurrection.

And how will this "something" come about? Through the intervention of Jesus Christ in His power, might, mercy, and justice. God is not dead—He is coming… somehow, in a powerful way, Jesus is going to intervene before the Day of Justice. What a Great Awakening for many this will be.

Let us not be afraid of the future, even when it appears bleak to us, for the God of Jesus Christ, who took up history to open it up to its transcendent fulfillment, is its alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. —-POPE BENEDICT XVI, Ibid.

It’s utterly impossible for me to build my life on a foundation of chaos, suffering and death. I see the world being slowly transformed into a wilderness, I hear the approaching thunder that, one day, will destroy us too. I feel the suffering of millions. And yet, when I look up at the sky, I somehow feel that everything will change for the better, that this cruelty too shall end, that peace and tranquility will return once more. Diary of Ann Frank, July 15, 1944

May God… shortly bring to fulfillment His prophecy for transforming this consoling vision of the future into a present reality… It is God’s task to bring about this happy hour and to make it known to all… When it does arrive, it will turn out to be a solemn hour, one big with consequences not only for the restoration of the Kingdom of Christ, but for the pacification of… the world. We pray most fervently, and ask others likewise to pray for this much-desired pacification of society. —POPE PIUS XI, Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi "On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom"

It will at length be possible that our many wounds be healed and all justice spring forth again with the hope of restored authority; that the splendors of peace be renewed, and the swords and arms drop from the hand and when all men shall acknowledge the empire of Christ and willingly obey His word, and every tongue shall confess that the Lord Jesus is in the Glory of the Father. —POPE LEO XIII, Consecration to the Sacred Heart, May 1899

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Published in: DAILY JOURNAL, PARALYZED BY FEAR | on November 28th, 2008 |

"Be at Peace in the Sufferings that I Send"


By "Anne," a Lay Apostle   

Serving in Clarity: A Guide for Lay Apostles of Jesus Christ the Returning King is the latest writing by "Anne," a lay apostle. 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). In Part I of Serving in Clarity, the messages of Jesus describe the "new time" and the responsibility of the Lay Apostolate of Jesus in bringing forth this time through their generous service and docility to the extraordinary graces that Jesus makes available at the present time of human history. – Ed.

August 7, 2006

Jesus

Be at peace in the sufferings that I send. My apostles in this time will carry crosses with Me, in all resignation. Through your docile acceptance of the cross, I will draw two things. One, I will make you a saint. Two, I will flow rich and constant graces through you into the world. You will be allowed to glimpse the fruit of your suffering at times. This will be a gift from Me, this knowledge of the connection between your offering and the fruits I send to the world. You will know that the peace and conversion of your family members and loved ones is connected to the crosses you carry in quietness. As grace flows into the world, through your souls and homes, those around you will begin to become holy, also. Their holiness will assist you and your holiness will continue to assist them and between us all we will have God's kingdom on earth. This is a summary of the new time and this time now is the beginning of the new time. The new time begins with a birth and that is the birth of great unity between God and man. Most births are joyous, it is true, but birth can also include some apprehension because birth is a beginning, something new. So it is with this time. Enhanced unity between God and His created ones is different in this time. It is new. There are always those saints who align their will to Mine and walk with Me but in this new time, most souls will live this way. We are not there yet, as you know, but we begin and we begin with you, My beloved apostles.

August 8, 2006

Jesus

Like heavenly ushers, My apostles escort Me into the world. I am the Returning King, after all, and all kings have their guards of honor. Will you join My guard, dear apostle? Will you walk closely alongside Me as I return to the world? Those who walk with the King are very close to His heart, of course. Because He spends so much time with these souls, there is familiarity between them. When one is familiar with another, in love, there is an easiness, a feeling of comfort in each other's company. That is what we have. We are comfortable together, are we not? We see each other's pain. We have also come to know what gives each other joy. I know what lifts your heart, My beloved one. I know what consoles you and gives you comfort. In the same way, you understand what consoles Me, what lifts Me and gives Me comfort. Shall I remind you? Love. Love gives Me solace in a time when there is great hatred. I look to you and I see suffering, yes, pain, of course, but also love. I see that you suffer for Me and this sustains Me. I see your sacrifices and I see your wounds, and yet, you continue to serve your King. You do not melt away into the world as others have. You do not allow your heart to be hardened as some do. You work constantly to allow Me access as the Divine Healer. I require constant access to your little heart, it is true, but you give that to Me through your time in prayer and your willingness to be honest in assessing your actions and motives. Dearest apostle, walk with Me as one of My guards of honor. I love you immeasurably. I will care for everything and I will never fail to sustain you. Bring Me your fears constantly, in every moment. I will eradicate them. If you walk closely with Me, you will exert less effort and I will sow a heavenly garden in your soul as we proceed.

August 11, 2006

Jesus

The link between the Creator and the created must be intact. In this time, I intend to invite every soul to be connected personally with Me. You say, "This is so in every time. Why is this time different?" I will answer you in this way, My beloved apostles. The graces given now are unique to this time. There is a bond between us that insures our union. This is the result of grace from heaven and not from any extraordinary goodness on the part of humanity that is distinct from the goodness of souls in another time. Souls in other times possessed the graces necessary to serve in their time. Souls in this time will possess the graces necessary to serve in this time, if they desire these graces and if they desire to serve. I am responding to the time of darkness by initiating a time of great light. My apostles will have more direct contact with Me in their souls. I will manifest Myself differently to souls in this, the Advent of the Age of Obedience. This is another manifestation of My mercy, of course, and represents a heavenly concession to a humanity who has been badly confused by My enemy. My children were misdirected and allowed themselves to be moved from the heavenly course in the greatest numbers. Souls followed poor leaders and negative influences. Some souls remained true to My course. How I celebrate each and every one of you. How I rejoice for each of you. How the Trinity rushes to make a home in your little souls, so honest and true. Falseness can not take root in you because you provide no home for the enemy's arrogance. Your Jesus will make you a great saint in return. Be assured that I am moving many souls in your direction now. You will be at home in heaven and you will be at home during your time on earth because I am in you and I will remain in you if you allow Me. Have courage. You are not alone in your faithfulness. Souls in great numbers join your ranks each day.

August 11, 2006

Jesus

There is quiet joy in service when this service is united to the Creator. There is steadiness of purpose and direction in the soul who toils alongside the King. This steady bearing is notable because it is a contrast to the inspirations that come from My enemy. When a soul is not linked to Me, that soul often lacks this steady bearing and the service of that soul is sporadic. When a soul lacks unity with Me, you will note bursts of heavenly service, followed by lapses of piety. This can be the way a soul behaves when that soul is new in service to the King. We must show compassion and love, but it is important that My beloved apostles who are experienced in service illustrate consistency. Always consider My will. In each moment look to your Returning King for instruction. I will have a purpose to each moment of your time on earth and it is necessary only for you to trust Me. There are many times when My purpose is obscured from you. Be at peace in this. You do not have to know what is in the King's mind once you know what is in the King's heart. I have only what is good in My heart. I have only what is best for you and for all those around you in My heart. Be at peace in each moment, relying on this truth. I hold the most perfect benevolence and compassion for each of My children on the earth. I have pledged to protect you in your service to Me. What should make you anxious? Nothing, My little one. Work steadily for heaven in service to Me and you will see My kingdom come through a steady effort.

August 14, 2006

Jesus

Listen to My words, beloved ones. You are special friends of the Savior. You are privileged to share My view of the world. Do not hold yourselves above others because of this, rather, accept your role as the servant of others. You are My servant, are you not? You seek to further My goals? Then you must understand that you go out into the world as I went out into the world, as a humble truth-teller. I did not shout. I spoke gently and in the greatest love. You must do the same. Consider the knowledge you hold in your heart, where I have allowed the grace for understanding. Do others have the same graces? Do others benefit from the same understanding? Perhaps they do not. Perhaps they are not called to serve as you are called to serve so they are beginning and proceeding from a different point. Do not seek to be the master. I am the Master. Seek always to serve the Master and your struggle will be less.

For further information regarding the Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King, or to purchase Heaven Speaks booklets, please contact Direction for Our Times on the Web at www.directionforourtimes.com, or mail inquiries to the following address: 9000 West 81st St., Justice, IL 60458, U.S.A.

 

Thursday, November 27, 2008



Mary Vitamin for November 27th
Topic: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Feast November 27

Quote:
Pope Leo XIII
"With all truth and propriety it is licit to affirm that absolutely nothing is given to us except through Mary, because God has so willed it. And as to no one is it permitted to go to the Father except through the Son, so, ordinarily no one can go to the Son except through the Mother."

Meditation:
The Miraculous Medal apparition of Our Lady
"[T]here was the Queen of heaven, there in the sanctuary, standing upon a globe. She shone as the morning rising, a radiant vision, 'in all her perfect beauty', as Catherine said later…The Virgin held in her hands a golden ball which she seemed to offer to God, for her eyes were raised heavenward. Suddenly, her hands were resplendent with rings set with precious stones that glittered and flashed in a brilliant cascade of light…'These rays symbolize the graces I shed upon those who ask for them. The gems from which rays do not fall are the graces for which souls forget to ask.'"

Resolution:
The source of Our Lady's beauty is Her virtue and the jewels that enhance Her beauty are the graces given to Her by God.
Today I will hold my Miraculous Medal and I will think of the rings on Our Lady's hands and beg for the graces for which "souls have forgotten to ask."

Marian Vow:
My Marian Vow will hold all the graces and not let one slip away.
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.





HAPPY THANKSGIVING

I'm going to take a break for the Holiday from blogging! I will be back on Monday, Dec. 1 to continue our Scripture Commentary. Wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy and give thanks!
Deacon John

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


St. John Bosco’s Dream of the Two Pillars

Triumph of Mary, Triumph of the Church

THE possibility that there will be an "Era of Peace" after this time of trial which the world has entered into is something the early Church Father’s discussed. I believe it will ultimately be "the triumph of the Immaculate Heart" which Mary foretold in Fatima. What applies to her also applies to the Church: that is, there is a coming triumph of the Church. It is a hope which has existed from the time of Christ… 

Continue reading here: http://www.markmallett.com/blog/?p=465



SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #415

And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart and said to them: "Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes: and they shall condemn him to death. And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified: and the third day he shall rise again." (Matt. 20:17-19)

JESUS SUFFERED ALL HIS LIFE; for He knew beforehand the terrible sufferings and death which He would endure. These were before His eyes all through His life, and it may be said that, in a certain measure, He suffered a living death.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Our Lady's Message of
November 25, 2008

The following is Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s November 25, 2008 monthly message to the world:

“Dear children! Also today I call you, in this time of grace, to pray for little Jesus to be born in your heart. May He, Who is peace itself, give peace to the entire world through you. Therefore, little children, pray without ceasing for this turbulent world without peace, so that you may become witnesses of peace for all. May hope begin to flow through your hearts as a river of grace. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

Our Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. She is being brought to the entire world through Medjugorje, and how few know this. For those of us who do, how little we grasp it. Medjugorje is the single most important event in the history of Marian appearances. If we comprehended the greatness of the gift before us, we would have no interest in any thing else.

With Love,
A Friend of Medjugorje

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SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #414

And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart and said to them: "Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes: and they shall condemn him to death. And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified: and the third day he shall rise again." (Matt. 20:17-19)

JESUS SUFFERED WILLINGLY; for though He knew the future, and what awaited Him at Jerusalem, He nevertheless went there to meet His Passion and Death.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

Monday, November 24, 2008

TEACHINGS TO LIFT YOU UP by RITA RING Post 33, October 19, 1993

I Know the Workings of Your Heart

God's Blue Book I Cover

October 19, 1993

Jesus speaks: I come. I am He Who writes to you. You question, you ask and you want proof. Will you believe then? You must trust in My words here. They are truth. You awoke with a letter, perfectly said in your mind. Now it is gone. It is gone forever, child. You hear My voice. You see My face, you believe. I am talking to you. Do you hear My voice? Does this make it better? Child, child, I am upset with your questions. Who do you think gives you this wisdom? Now you hear My voice. Are you satisfied? You write too slowly when I speak. You will hear Me in your head from now on, but you must write faster.

I am Jesus, Son of the Living God. You see and you believe. I am with you all day. I am ready to deliver these messages. You must sit and be with Me. I am He Who wants to use you. You are afraid. Don't be. It only comes from love of Me. You only want to do My will. I know the workings of your heart before you do. You are tender and young at heart. I am He Who sits and waits by your side. You could write a whole message, you can speak it as I speak to you-no erasers, no mistakes. You can't write like this. You must contemplate and put your sentences together. Try to write about some story. You can't do it. Child, child, you are so lacking in faith. If I moved My lips and appeared to you, would you believe?

My ways are hard. I am indeed talking to you. You must have faith. Showing Myself is the easy way and then you know, but did I really show Myself? My way for you is to write My letters.

Come unto Me, all who labor and are heavily burdened, and I give you rest. I give joy to the troubled soul, peace to your belabored heart. Come and be filled with Me. My presence is upon you. I love you intently. Rest, little one. I will show you your sign. You will not doubt Me again. I love you.

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SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #413

And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart and said to them: "Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes: and they shall condemn him to death. And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified: and the third day he shall rise again." (Matt. 20:17-19)

THE DIVINITY OF OUR LORD: These prophecies prove that our Lord knew future things, that He is Omniscient and is therefore God.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

From Mark Mallett:

Trumpets of Warning! — Part V

Set the trumpet to your lips,
for a vulture is over the house of the Lord. (Hosea 8:1)

SINCE writing this on September 14th, 2006, it has been surprising how quickly the conditions for what is written here seem to have fallen into place. For a couple of months now, I have been hearing the words,

The parallel communities are now forming.

More on that in another writing.

Particularly for my new readers, this writing gives a very broad picture of what I feel the Spirit is saying to the Church today. I am filled with great hope, because this present storm will not last. At the same time, I feel the Lord continually urging me on (despite my protests) to prepare us for the realities which we face. It is not a time for fear, but for strengthening; not a time for despair, but preparation for a victorious battle.

But a battle nonetheless!

The Christian attitude is twofold: one that recognizes and discerns the struggle, but always hopes in the victory attained through faith, even in suffering. That is not fluffy optimism, but the fruit of those who live as priests, prophets, and kings, participating in the life, passion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today, the Feast of Christ the King (November 23rd, 2008), is a good day to remember and understand that we share in His authority and power by virtue of our baptism.

For Christians, the moment has arrived to free themselves from a false inferiority complex… to be valiant witnesses of Christ. —Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, LifeSiteNews.com, Nov. 20th, 2008

I have updated the following writing:

Continue reading here: http://www.markmallett.com/blog/?p=262

"All Cynicism, All Hatred, cannot Stand before My Words"


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

Jesus

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

Jesus

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

Jesus

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.

For further information regarding the Lay Apostolate of Jesus Christ the Returning King, or to purchase Heaven Speaks booklets, please contact Direction for Our Times on the Web at www.directionforourtimes.com, or mail inquiries to the following address: 9000 West 81st St., Justice, IL 60458, U.S.A.


SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #412

And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart and said to them:
"Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes: and they shall condemn him to death. And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified: and the third day he shall rise again." (Matt. 20:17-19)


OUR LORD'S PROPHECIES: He foretold, in detail, His sufferings and death. He also foretold His burial, and His resurrection on the third day.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)


Saturday, November 22, 2008

TEACHINGS TO LIFT YOU UP by RITA RING Post 32, October 18, 1993

Bring Your Children To Me

God's Blue Book I Cover

October l8, 1993 8:20a.m.

Jesus speaks: You were blind but now you see, My child. Your doubt, your fear, is all coming from him who wants desperately to stop you. This is your cross. Trust in Me. I will make the crooked ways straight. Enemies speak to each other and I have cleaned the tattered heart. I have sent Satan on his way and you will know a peace within your soul. Continue as you are doing. It is My word you are spreading. I want this word to circulate. Take the pressure from your brow. Let loose of all anxieties. Satan is pressing down, but he has been cast into hell. Feel a release of all that pressure.

You, My child, are receiving these messages from Me. I have told you so many times you must listen to every word I speak to you. These are words of divine wisdom. You do not have such insights. Please trust in Me. I am truly by your side. I want time alone with you every day, a total giving of yourself to Me. I am the God of Jacob and Joseph and your fathers and I talk to you now. These messages are for you and I am delivering them to you. I will give you a confirmation of My word. You are so doubting. Where is your faith, My daughter? Do you think you could write this? This message must be given to all. All must know what transpires on these pages. Do all you can to duplicate these letters. I want My words to get out. You are My messenger to reach many. Have nothing more to do with your teaching. Spread only My word. Don't waste time in idle talk. You must do as you are told. Quit all your socializing. You won't save the world except through Me. I use you to reach many-not one, not two. You are going about it in the wrong way. Publicize these letters. Speak in a crowd. I give you the wisdom to speak. My time is very short. You mustn't tarry around making small talk to one or two. I will tell you that which I want you to do.

I need you to do this work. One hour a day in adoration in front of the tabernacle. No excuses! Bring your children to Me. Pray with them. Read them every message. These messages are for all children, not a few. They must circulate. Obey Me and do your work. Always write each day and spend an hour with Me. Mass, Communion, your children! Strive to be holy as your heavenly Father is holy. Always do as I would do. My work is hard. It is tough work-acting as I would is the hardest thing to do-but frees you up instantly. My ways make for peace and your happiness. Strive to be holy. Never underestimate how you should act. Forgive, love, be there for your children, pray to Me, be of Me! I want My messages to get out. Don't tarry any more.

I am jealous. I want your time every day. You must be with Me. My little one, I will give you your sign. You are a doubting Thomas. You are doing as I wish and you lack trust and faith. Trust is placing yourself entirely in My hands. You are totally selfless. I am totally in charge. You work for Me 24 hours a day. You sleep because I will you to take care of yourself. You remain at peace so you witness My love within you. You must realize nothing is up to you anymore. Why fret? You are not in charge. I am doing all I will with you. You make yourself selfless. I am your God and I love you, My child. I know the workings of your heart. Your heart is ready for My work. Your heart is full of the spirit. My life is within your soul and you work for Me.

Little one, you are My servant. You do as I wish and you never fret or get anxious again. Come to Me every day. Be made selfless in My love. Rest yourself in My care. Be My baby and I am in charge of you. Turn yourself over. Surrender to the God Who loves you. You are Mine, says the Lord. I use you to do My work. You will comply because you have begged to do My will. This is My will for you. I love you so. I am the tenderest of hearts. I know Mine and Mine know Me and we walk hand in hand in this valley of tears and we embrace on this earth. You are My body. You will reach many for Me. You are My mouth, My smile, My hands to touch. You are My messenger and I need you to do your part. All My children have a very important part to play. They need you to spread the messages. I am strengthening you for what lies ahead. A sign you will receive and you will know what I say here is truly from Me, My child. There will be no doubts any longer.

R. "And He came and He filled my weary soul with His voice and I heard as one crying in the desert that His ways were our truth." Why do we fumble around when His words are so clear? They are readily available through the messengers He sends and all can be opened up in their hearts by His words. Spread His light in the dark corners. Don't let Satan give you doubt and distraction. Hold tight to His hand, always there, always strong and sure for us. We asked one another for our answers when His were right before our eyes.

Oh, in our blindness we wallowed around in our darkness and we didn't see that which was right in front of our eyes. Pray to the Holy Spirit for His gifts. He fills us with such great gifts of wisdom. Which of our brothers has this to give us? None! Oh, you little dumb ones, go to God.

He answers your pleas. He makes His will known. He is alive in the hearts of His children, as one crying in the desert. Make ready the way of the Lord!

Jesus speaks: Prepare ye a place in your troubled hearts for the one true God, always constant and never changing, always vigilant and alive before your little blind eyes! Remove the blinders, pray for wisdom and understanding. Pray to know those things which are given only to the wise. You are wise in the Spirit. You are wise in all matters of Jesus and the Father. You are wise in your life hereafter, but it was not your wisdom. It was the wisdom of God planted in your hearts!

Read My messages. Pray. Mass Communion and Adoration! Love Me. Love one another. Follow the commandments and I will give you the reward of My heavenly Father. The kingdom of heaven will be yours and you will have everlasting happiness, not of this world, but of the world to come.

R. Alleluia! Praise to the one, true God. Alleluia!


SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #411

Jesus said to her: "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live: And every one that liveth and believeth in me shall not die for ever." (John 11:25-26)

THE CONSOLATION OF FAITH: The words: "I am the resurrection and the life," are used at the service for the burial of the dead. They console us wonderfully for the loss of those dear to us, for they convince us that we shall all rise and meet again.

[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]
(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

Friday, November 21, 2008

FROM MARK MALLETT:

I Will Keep You Safe!

The Rescuer by Michael D. O’Brien

Because you have kept my message of endurance, I will keep you safe in the time of trial that is going to come to the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth. I am coming quickly. Hold fast to what you have, so that no one may take your crown. (Rev 3:10-11)

First published April 24th, 2008.

BEFORE the Day of Justice, Jesus promises us a "Day of Mercy". But is this mercy not available to us each second of the day right now? It is, but the world, particularly the West, has fallen into a deathly coma… a hypnotic trance, fixated upon the material, the tangible, the sexual; upon reason alone, and science and technology and all the dazzling innovations and false light it brings. It is:

A society which seems to have forgotten God and to resent even the most elementary demands of Christian morality. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, U.S. visit, BBC News, April 20th,2008

In just the past 10 years alone, we have seen a proliferation of temples for these gods erected all over North America: a veritable explosion of casinos, box stores, and "adult" shops.

Heaven is telling us to prepare for a Great Shaking. It is coming (it is here!) It will be a grace from the merciful heart of Jesus. It will be spiritual, but it will also be physical. That is, we need our comfort and security and pride to be shaken so that the spiritual is awakened. For many, it is has already begun. Does it not appear to be the only way to get the attention of this generation?

VISION OF THE SHAKING

An American friend of mine whom I have quoted here before had another vision recently:

I sat down to pray the Rosary and as I finished the Creed, a powerful image came to me… I saw Jesus standing in the middle of a wheat field. His Hands were stretched out over the field. As He stood in the field, a breeze began to blow and I watched the wheat swaying in the breeze but then the breeze became stronger and stronger and turned into a powerful wind blowing with a tornado like force… uprooting large trees, destroying homes…. then it got completely dark. I could see nothing at all. As the darkness lifted I saw destruction all around… but the wheat field was unscathed, it stood strong and upright and He was still right there in the middle and then I heard the words, "Do not be afraid for I am in the midst of thee."

As I finished reading this vision the other morning, my daughter suddenly woke up and said, "Dad, I just dreamed of a tornado!"

And from a Canadian reader:

Last week after Communion, I asked the Lord to reveal to me anything I need to see so I can cooperate with Him and His graces. I then saw a tornado, like a great storm or "shaking" as you say. I said, "Lord, give me an understanding of this…" I then had Psalm 66 come to me. As I read this psalm about a song of praise and thanksgiving, I was filled with a peace. It is about God’s wonderful mercy and love for his people. He has put us to the test, placed heavy burdens upon us, taken us through fire and flood, but has brought us to a place of safety.

Yes! This is a summary of the present and coming pilgrimage of the People of God. Is it a coincidence that I began writing this from New Orleans? How many are the families that, though they lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, were kept safe from the storm!

DIVINE PROTECTION

During the coming harvest—The Time of the Two Witnesses—and the outright persecution which follows, God will protect His Bride. It is foremost a spiritual protection, for some will be called to martyrdom (not forgetting that there have already been more martyrs this past century than all the centuries combined since the time of Christ). But they will be given the supernatural graces for their glorious calling. All of us will experience increased trials, but we too will be given extraordinary graces.

Though an army encamp against me my heart would not fear. Though war break out against me even then would I trust. (Psalm 27)

And again,

He keeps me safe in his tent in the day of evil. He hides me in the shelter of his tent, on a rock he sets me safe. (Psalm 27)

The rock He has set us upon is the rock of Peter, the Church. The tent He has established is Mary, the Ark. The safety He promises is the Holy Spirit, given to us as our advocate and helper. Whom or what, then, shall we fear?

The Lord protects all who love him; but the wicked he will utterly destroy. (Psalm 145)

THE TRIUMPH OF THE WOMAN

We must hold fast to the "message of endurance" the Lord has given us. This message of endurance consists above all in trusting in His Divine Mercy, in the free gift of salvation Christ won for us. This is the hope which the Holy Father is proclaiming to the world. The message is also a call to pray the Rosary faithfully, to go to Confession frequently, and to spend time before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament so as to gird ourselves for the coming battle.

But we have a distinct advantage. We already know that we will triumph! We must hold fast then, setting our eyes upon the crown which awaits us. For though the Church will become small again, she will be more beautiful than ever. She will be restored, renewed, transformed, and prepared as a Bride about to meet her Groom. This preparation has already begun in souls.

You will arise and have mercy on Zion: for this is the time of mercy. (Psalm 102)

The Church will be vindicated. The Truth, which in this time of tribulation she fights and dies and is mocked for, will be revealed as the Way and the Life for the whole world, confounding the "wise" and vindicating the children of the Most High. What a glorious period awaits the Bride of Christ!

For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication, and all kings your glory; you shall be called by a new name pronounced by the mouth of the Lord. You shall be a glorious crown in the hand of the Lord, a royal diadem held by your God. (Isaiah 62:1-3)

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no one knows except him who receives it. (Rev 2:17)

Will the name we bear not be the Name above all names to which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess? Oh Jesus! Your Name! Your Name! We love and adore your Holy Name!

Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. (Rev 14:1)

Published in: DAILY JOURNAL, PARALYZED BY FEAR | on November 21st, 2008 |

TEACHINGS TO LIFT YOU UP by RITA RING Post 31, October 18, 1993

Come and Let Me Fill You

God's Blue Book I Cover

October 18, 1993 Early Morning 

Jesus speaks: My little ones, peace, love and joy. All this is from Me. You need to hold on to My hand and feel My presence with you. I am the way, I am the truth, I am the light. I come to you in a bed of peace.

Your light is growing dim. You need to be charged by Me. Come and be with Me, My little flower. Come and sit with Me alone. Put your trust totally in Me. Don't listen to others. I give you all you need. I am your God. You are My chosen daughter. Come and be filled by Me. I am Jesus, your love. I never leave you, even though you feel so empty. Come and let Me fill you. I am Jesus, Son of the Living God. All who are weary, come and I give you rest.


SCRIPTURE COMMENTARY #410

Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping, and the Jews that were come with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and troubled himself, And said: "Where have you laid him?" They say to him: "Lord, come and see." And Jesus wept. The Jews therefore said: "Behold how he loved him." (John 11:33-36)

THE COMPASSION OF THE HEART OF JESUS: "And Jesus wept."


[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.]

(1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mark


Persecution! (Spiritual Tsunami)

I will take my stand to watch, and station myself on the tower, and look forth to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the LORD answered me: "Write the vision; make it plain upon tablets, so he may run who reads it." (Habakkuk 2:1-2)

IN the wake of the 2008 U.S. and Canadian elections, something has "lifted" further in the spiritual realm.

There has been a surge of rage against the Church in America, particularly from among gays. Protests against democratic measures to keep marriage as defined between a man and a woman have taken a sudden, bold turn. Christians who have shown up to pray or counter-protest have been kicked, shoved, sexually assaulted, urinated on, and even had death threats uttered against them according to witnesses and video. Perhaps most surreal was the scene in California where a grandmother’s cross was thrown to the ground and trampled by demonstrators who began to incite fellow demonstrators to "fight." Ironically, across the world, the Hungarian parliament has just passed laws prohibiting "degrading or intimidating behavior" toward homosexuals.

It is all perhaps a distant echo of the outright persecution occurring in India where bishops are warning that there is a ‘master plan to wipe out Christianity.’ Iraq is also seeing a surge in anti-Christian activity as North Korean faithful continue to endure prison camps and martyrdom as the dictatorship there also attempts to ‘wipe out Christianity.’

One of the top Cardinals in the Vatican Curia stated what is a central message repeated often on this site: the entire Church may be about to enter her own Passion:

For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. —James Francis Cardinal Stafford referring to the outcome of the USA elections; Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See, www.LifeSiteNews.com, November 17, 2008

For this reason, I have updated and republished the writing below from December 2005 which relates very much to these current events. It was one of the first writings in a "prophetic flower" which is now rapidly unfolding…

Continue reading here: http://www.markmallett.com/blog/?p=11