The Battle Cry: marching orders for February 16, 2017

“Ann, We are here with you, loving you as always. You are Ours. You belong to Us. Remain in Our love. Stay close to Our Sacred and holy Hearts. Enter Our Hearts. Make your home in Our Hearts. We cherish you. You delight Us. You are a good daughter of the Church.

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Be at peace in these difficult  days of the Church and the world as We are always with you, by your side, supporting you in the Truth you believe and the Faith you profess.

Strong and faithful witnesses of Our Word are required in these evil times. The world is on fire with hatred and sin. Evil continues to advance, creeping into every corner of society. Resist the evil with your witness of My true Word of Life. Witness My Truth in words and deeds. Time is short. Now is the time to harvest souls for My kingdom which approaches.
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Little one, do as I say. Go forth in boldness and confidence supported by My love and power. Proclaim My Truth with mercy in your heart for those you meet along the way. Truth must be shared gently and with mercy, respecting the other’s will. I have given each person freedom – freedom to choose good or evil. My servants must not browbeat others, but share My Truth in love and mercy, kindness and gentleness so they are attracted to Me, seeing Me in your actions and behaviors.

Good daughter, be at peace. We love you and will go with you.”

 

The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for February 6, 2017

Since the last Marching Order was posted, the Lord has spoken a personal message to me which He has not desired that I share publicly. He has called me into a place of profound solitude with Him, a kind of Hermitage of the Heart, a time in the darkness and dryness of the desert, where there would be deep quiet and stillness, where words would not be spoken, and pure faith and full trust would be the only lights for me in the darkness

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Last night, as I was adoring our Lord during the hour of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, while in deep contemplation, in my yearning to hear His Voice after weeks of silence I pleaded with the Lord and He tenderly responded with just these few words, “Come away and hide.”

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Today I read a meditation by Mark Mallett, “Come away with Me.” The Holy Spirit appears to be speaking this same message to others in the Body at this time. I would like to share Mark’s valuable writing with you below.

T H E  N O W  W O R D

WITH MARK MALLETT

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Come Away With Me

 

WHILE writing about the Storm of Fear, Temptation, Division, and Confusion recently, this writing was lingering in the back of my mind. In today’s Gospel, Jesus says to the Apostles, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” There is so much happening, so fast in our world as we approach the Eye of the Storm, that we risk getting disoriented and “lost” if we don’t heed our Master’s words and enter into the solitude of prayer where He can, as the Psalmist says, give “me repose beside restful waters”

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The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for January 9, 2017 – The Feast of the Baptism of our Lord

“My daughter, stay with Me this year. Stay close to My Heart. The year will be a difficult one and you will need to remain very close to My Heart for strength to endure, for protection, to guard your faith, to keep safe from evil which abounds and expands without ceasing. Times will get harder for the world. Darkness is falling heavily over the earth. Remain in My Love. Keep My Truth, guard your Faith.

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See child the evil around the world – dark blackness of sin and corruption.  What can My little flock do? Remain in Me and I will remain in you, guarding your faith, keeping you from falling. Trust in My Love for I am always with you night and day. I never leave your side, guarding you in My Love.

Sweet child, be strong in Me, rely on My strength alone. I will guard you as the apple of My eye, My chosen one, My joy, My little treasure.

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Children, My lambs, gather round your Shepherd who protects you from the wolves – savage attackers of My chosen flock, ravishers of My church, evil ones in My midst, teeth bared, ready to tear my flock apart.

Dear ones, remain with Me, your One True Shepherd, Christ the Lord.”

The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for January 4, 2017

Happy birthday Ann. I have made you for Myself. I have made you to know Me, love Me and serve Me all your earthly life. I have given you rebirth in My Blood and Spirit by water. You are a new creation in Me.

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You have two birthdays – one in the flesh and one in the Spirit, which births you into eternal life with Me – in Me – for Me. It is My gift to you – the greatest of all gifts, greater than (earthly) life itself which was a gift I gave to you out of My overflowing, abundant love. I didn’t need to create. I wanted to create. When my creation fell in sin, I did not want to lose you, which My justice required, but loved you so much that I exercised My infinite mercy to restore My lost creation to new life, to a rebirth, a new creation, a second birth by water, Spirit and Blood – My own Blood, My pure and mighty Spirit which makes all things new.

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Thus the second birth is greater than the first, the new life a greater gift than the first, for you were bought with the price of My own life – My pure Blood and so you say, “happy fault that gained  so great a salvation”. Your new birth into eternal life is now in Me, Christ, in God.

Happy birthday dear child and daughter. We love you with infinite love and mercy and forever. You are Ours and belong to Us, purchased by My own Blood for eternal life with Me.”

– Jesus

The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for January 2, 2017

Here on the Riviera Maya I went to adore Jesus in the outdoor Nativity which this resort had put up for Christmas. I prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet on my knees in the grass alongside the statues of the three Magi, before the infant Jesus in the manger, on the straw under the stable. When I completed adoring Baby King Jesus there, I walked over to the chapel which this beautiful resort had built to serve its guests spiritual needs.

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Yesterday, a Mexican priest came to Celebrate the holy sacrifice of the mass at this beautiful Chapel of Nuestra Senora del Paraiso for the Solemnity of the Mother of God, Mary most holy. I was blessed to be invited by the priest to read the Scriptures in English and also to sing the Gospel Alleluia for the congregation which had come for this great feast, and which filled the large church completely. I went inside the lovely Mexican Capilla and sat before the altar on a large wooden pew and meditated before the Image of our Lady of Guadalupe and our Lord on the Crucifix. After some time in silent contemplation, the Lord spoke these words to me:

“Ann, Ann, We are here with you, loving you, giving you Our Spirit for this new year. Stay with Us and We will lead you to perfection by Our grace. This new year is full of opportunities for those who walk with Us, learn from Us, follow Us in Our ways of truth and righteousness. Good things follow those who let Us lead the way forward. Good things – good works, fulfillment of Our plans for your life, your destiny in Us. Don’t be too hasty and go off on your own. Stay close to Us, near Us, following Our lead as We will lead you forward in Our will.

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Our will is perceived to be mysterious and hidden, but this is not so. Our will is simple. It is love in the present moment. Always love. Do not stray to the right or the left but go straight forward in love. Love is the way, the only way, Our way. This is always Our will – so it is that simple. Love is not complicated. It is simple and straightforward, easy to do when you die to yourself and give to the other. Look at Me, learn from Me. I did the will of the Father by laying My life down for you, giving all that I am for you. What joy!

Love is joy! When you love you experience joy. You forget yourself and lose yourself in the other. This is the meaning of life – the exchange of persons. Life is love and love is life. It is that simple. I am love and I am life. You are made in My image to live and love, to love and live!”

The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for December 19, 2016

“Here We are My daughter, with you, always – I, your Papa, Jesus My Son, and your mother Mary. Trust us. We would not lead you astray. We are here wishing to speak with you if you let Us in your mind and heart. Do not resist the Holy Spirit. We are here and We love you, Our dear child.

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You are filled with Us, having received the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus, My Son, in the holy Eucharist. We dwell within you. All of Heaven is in you, as you are united with Us in holy Communion – all the saints, all the angels, the holy Trinity, as We are One. You are united with All of heaven. We are all with you, in you, and for you, as We are One body together.

Take care that you do not stain the body with sin. Remember Our Oneness. Keep clean of heart, mind, soul and body to preserve Our immaculate Being. Should you fall, My Son will forgive you, but strive to live a holy life. Exert yourself in holiness. Receive My grace for this purpose. Do not become slack or lackadaisical in your efforts. Work diligently on your holiness with My Grace supporting you. All things are possible with your God, – your good God, your true God, your loving and caring God, who cares for you and all My children.

Respond to My Grace as My daughter Mary did, with full abandonment and trust to My will and all will go well for you. Great strides in holiness can be achieved as you let go of your own will to follow – nay, live in My will.

How trust pleases Me. I reward greatly those who trust Me with torrents of graces. You My child can become a saint if you let your own will go and live in Mine. How easy it would be to become a great saint. How pleased I would be to make you a great saint but you must trust Me, and abandon yourself to My will. Truly, it is not difficult. My Grace bears you up and you can reach the heights of sanctity in this life you live here on the earth. You are growing but you could grow more speedily if you but let go of your own will which stumbles you and holds you back from perfection.

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Be at peace, dear daughter, Ann. I am with you. I will not abandon you. I see everything. I see you and I love you. Stay with Me. Stay close to Me in prayer and the Sacraments and you will become holy by My Grace. I am your Father, your God in whom you can trust. Now go in peace to live in Me all through this day.”

My heart responded, “Amen!”

The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for December 15, 2016

Following holy Communion at the Cathedral, I worshipped the Lord and prayed a powerful deliverance prayer sent to me by Father Michael, a holy priest in Jerusalem, for breaking of evil strongholds and generational curses while kneeling on the altar before our Lord Jesus Christ in the tabernacle.

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Then I returned to my pew, entered into a prayer of quiet and said, “speak Lord Your servant is listening.”

Jesus responded, “go forth into all the world to proclaim the good news of salvation to all peoples. I have come to bring them life – true life – eternal life, by forgiving their sins. My mercy is great. There is no sin too large – too big – too ugly – that I cannot forgive, if I am but asked with sincerity of heart.

Be not afraid My children! Why don’t you turn to Me now, quickly? I will heal you. My mercy goes out to the ends of the earth, it overflows the cup, pouring healing balm on your souls, making you new, alive, ready to meet Me when I come; and, I am coming soon -sooner than you expect, sooner than most realize, soon according to your time.

Be ready to receive My love and mercy now while there is still time to receive it. Who will be able to stand at My coming? Not the mighty of the earth, but the meek and mild whose sins are forgiven, whose souls are white as snow – a blanket of My mercy covering their scarlet sins with white light, love, and truth – clear as crystal before My eyes and those of My Father.

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Turn and receive My merciful love; be healed of your wickedness, iniquities – be refreshed and made whole and clean before My coming. Who can stand before Me? Who can stand before the thrice holy God and live? Those with clean hearts and pure souls.

My children, wait no longer to be made clean and be ready for My coming in power and might to reclaim the world for Myself. Time is short. Be ready.”

I cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Ephesians 6

In the summer of 2010 my daughters and I came home for 7 week visit to the USA. My own family had been living in Israel for a couple of years by then, and we missed America. So we travelled back to my childhood home in New Jersey where my parents were still living.

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We had a wonderful summer hanging around with my mother and father, sharing the simple pleasures of life: conversations over meals, coffee on the deck, shopping for food, and making small outings together. In September we returned so the girls could start a new academic year at their international school.

After a little while, as I was busy with my usual daily routines in Israel, I began to notice powerful sensations welling up in my heart that I came to realize were the deepest sentiments of love that I had ever felt for my parents during all of my life.

In all my fifty years I had never experienced such overwhelming emotions of love for my mother and father as I felt for them at that time. I became aware that this exceptional passionate love was not of my own making, but arose in my heart from an “extra”ordinary outpouring of grace by the Holy Spirit. As I came to realize this as a profound supernatural grace at work within my heart, I was deeply moved to thank and praise the Lord for this ordinary gift He was bestowing on me.

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The light and love that the Holy Spirit was pouring into me drove me into deep prayer and I cried out to the Lord that He not take my mother and father from me as I loved them so much and needed them too. I was rather confounded in my intellect about these supplications – that the Lord must not take my parents away from me – as to my reasonable mind they seemed a rather odd response to such deep, positive, fiery emotions of love. I didn’t really know why I was praying such things.

During one of my telephone calls to my parents I opened my heart and told my parents of these strange new feelings – that a marvelous, mysterious wave of love had washed over my heart – and that I felt I now loved them more than I had ever loved them before, and I wanted them to know it. Not long after this telephone conversation, my father called me and stunned me with the remarkable and unexpected news that my mother had been just diagnosed with a late stage, incurable ovarian cancer.

I reflected that the Lord went before me and that through His signal grace of flooding my heart with torrents of His merciful love for my parents, He had prepared me for this challenging trial. Filled to overflowing with the Lord’s own divine love, I immediately booked a flight home to be at the hospital bedside of my mother who would undergo a massive surgery and then need chemotherapy for the rest of her life.

I remained with them for more than five weeks in America to attend to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of both of my elderly parents.

My husband, daughters and I moved home to America in June 2011. We would now be near to my parents to support them. My father’s mental and emotional state began to deteriorate rapidly upon learning of my mother’s cancer. His depression worsened, his anxiety increased astronomically, and his behavior became erratic and highly agitated, with frequent uncontrolled outbursts of anger and violence. His memory was failing him. He was confused and was unable to process what was going on around him. The situation of my mother and father became quite chaotic and dangerous as my father’s dementia increased. The problems and difficulties were further exacerbated by the fact that my middle aged sister was living with them in a state of chronic alcoholism. The troubles and needs of my parents and sister had become monumental.

I loved them all so much and desired with all my heart to help each one of them, and being the oldest daughter and closest to them, I felt responsible and considered it my loving duty to handle everything. I plunged head long into the role of caregiver to the three of them with all my heart, mind, soul and strength. I worked, strived, managed, scrambled, and wore myself to the bone trying to do it all. The Lord had placed in me a huge reservoir of His divine love, and during that trip back home in 2010 I had drawn deeply from that well.

But as the demands increased and challenges mounted during the subsequent years of 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 I found myself sinking under their weight and falling into despair. I couldn’t handle it anymore. I was burnt out, stressed to the uttermost, at my wits end, desperately wanting the persons I loved to be free of their torments, as I suffered in my heart to see them suffering so, trapped in their own unique incurable conditions: mom with terminal cancer, dad with Alzheimer’s and my 52 year old sister with late stage liver disease, with no hope for a liver transplant, as she was still drinking and would surely die soon without one.

My mind and heart were warring with each other, as temptation after temptation assailed me, at one moment my heart was yearning to find still another possible way to save them and make them well, and the next moment my thoughts were replete with despair (or was it the Evil One’s suggestion?) thinking that it would be better if they died – if the Lord would take them to Himself and end their misery, and free me from this agony of caring and responsibility. I could not find rest or peace in the Serenity Prayer, although I knew it was true.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference

One afternoon before Easter 2014 I went to the chapel in a state of utter desperation. I cried out to the Lord with all my strength of agony and pitiful misery that I had come to the end of myself. There was nothing left in me. I was empty as a dry well. I was exhausted from the trials. I had no more to give and I was falling into bitterness and anger. I pleaded for Him to save me from myself, to lift me up from the quick sand that I was sinking in, from the slippery slope of the abyss that loomed before me. I was afraid. I felt my humanness, my misery, my wretchedness, my utter helplessness, and I cried to the Lord of Mercy to have mercy on me. Went I was totally spent in prayer, I sat in complete silence before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament like a baby being held exhausted and limp in her mother’s arms after a furious crying spell and I fell asleep.

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When I awoke from this sweet sleep about an hour later I recalled my agonizing prayer. I serenely asked the Lord for wisdom to help me go on. Just then I heard an interior Voice say to me, “Ephesians 6.” A little distance from me on the pew was a paperback Bible. At first I was hesitant to reach for it to open it to the book and chapter spoken to me. I was afraid that my faith would be stumbled. The thought came to me that if I should open the book and read Ephesians 6 and it not have any meaning for me, that I would then know that I was deluded – that I was imagining the Lord had spoken to me, and what utter vanity and pride this would be. I overcame this fear and reached for the book, and opening it to the New Testament Epistle of Ephesians, chapter 6, I looked down at the first verse and was immensely astonished. The words were Living and True – the words were Jesus Christ the Lord Who was speaking

“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise,

“that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life on earth” ( Ephesians 6: 1).

My heart was racing with joy and amazement as I continued reading Ephesians 6.

Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from His mighty power…

Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil.

For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.

Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground.

So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate,

and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God…

…With all prayer and supplication, pray at every opportunity in the Spirit… (Ephesians 6)

I knew that Jesus had just answered me and given me His Divine Wisdom. I knew this beyond any shadow of doubt, because I could not deceive or lie to myself, as I knew for certain that I DID NOT KNOW what was written in Ephesians 6. I could not have said this to myself. With this substantial Word from the Lord, I received not only wisdom from Jesus, but His grace, power and strength to do what His Word commanded! The good Lord raised me up in an instant and empowered me to carry on doing His perfect Will:

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Over the months to come my dear sister continued to decline and she passed to the Lord on October 2, 2014, dying in the state of grace, having been blessed with every spiritual gift before she crossed into eternity. I was able to arrange the spiritual support she needed, caring Christian hospice and a Catholic funeral Mass and burial. She is in Peace now with Jesus. My father is now being cared for in an Alzheimer’s facility which I was able to arrange for him. I am looking after my mother who continues to live with stage four cancer but my heart is full of joyful confidence in the Lord Who:

“The LORD helps the fallen and lifts those bent beneath their loads.” (Psalm 145:14)

”Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.”(Psalm 54:4)

“Uphold me that I may be safe, That I may have regard for Your statutes continually.”(Psalm 119:117)

The David L. Gray Show – The Conversion of Ann Ammar

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Gift of Life

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I awake this day and I thank You for Your gift of Life

for the joy of hearing the sounds of the morning
a wondrous cacophony of Your creation
the chirping crickets
the roisterous tweeting, crackling, squawking of the birds
the sweet cooing of the mourning doves
the melodious chimes on my neighbor’s porch tinging in the gentle breeze
the distant rumbling of a jet passing overhead
the wooshing of cars both near and far
popping of staple guns from the construction site
tapping of pipes in this old house
the creaking of doors and floors
the grumbling of my tummy telling me it’s time for breakfast.

But lo! I am hungry for You
for Your heavenly food
Your Body and Your Blood
which gives me the strength to run the race of this day
and complete its course,
until dusk comes and
then I will thank Your for the living of this day
and the pleasant repose of this night.

I shall listen to the sounds of the evening
as all of creation
settles down into quiet and silence
and I can hear Your still small voice speaking to my heart,
“Goodnight, sweet child, until the morrow,
rest now in My arms of Peace”

Copyright©, Ann Ammar 9-8-2014

 

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