|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.
September 12, 2006
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
- When will Christ’s final return be? Read: The Return of Jesus in Glory