During prayer during holy Communion during Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception today, I heard the Lord say to me, “Gaze at Me, child“
After the Mass ended I Remained in the cathedral and sat in silence. I heard again in my spirit these words from Jesus:
“Gaze at Me, child! Am I not beautiful, your Savior? I am Emmanuel – God who came to live among my people 2000 and more years ago. I am still with you. See? I will never leave or forsake you, for I love you. I love all My children with My infinite love.
Am I not beautiful? For I poured out My Blood for you, for your salvation. Am I not beautiful? For I healed the sick, raised the dead and cured the lame, the blind, the deaf and the lepers. Am I not beautiful? For I, your God, walked among men to show you how to live, how to love – how to die to yourselves and lay down your own lives for each other. Am I not beautiful? For my goodness.
Why then do you reject Me, little children of the earth? Why do you push Me away and out of your lives? Am I not beautiful and worthy of your love? Yes, I Am.
Gaze at Me and you will see with your hearts how beautiful I Am, for I manifested My love so perfectly for all the world to see.
Am I not beautiful, Ann? Look at Me, your Savior, and love Me in return.
“Speak Lord, Your servant is listening“, I said to the Lord after my time of prayerfully meditating on the Scriptures, on today’s Mass readings.
“Ann, My daughter, here I am. Where have you been? Distracted.
Stay on course child, for the times are evil.
I am coming soon –sooner than many expect. I will light a fire on the earth and the chaff will be burnt away. The harvest is soon and it will be plentiful.
My child, pay attention to the signs of the times. All around you is evidencing the period of history in which you now live. You were created for such a time as this – a time of great witness of My love and mercy before the Day of Wrath comes. I will not be patient forever. That Day will come and great will it be.
Speak, child. Tell them of My mercy for it is available now. Return to Me, My children. How I love you and want your salvation.
The time is now for My will to be done in your lives. My will, not yours be done. For I am good, holy and perfect. My will is love; let it be manifested in your hearts and actions – in your lives. This is the answer to your suffering and sadness.
Let My will be done and you will be filled with joy, peace, life – True Life – which leads you to eternal life in Me. Now is the time to turn your hearts to Me before there is no more time to turn.
I love you. My children, come back to Me; turn to Me with your whole heart and pray, for the time is soon.
“Dear child, I am here with you tonight; here in this church of Saint Patrick’s, your parish church. I am here every day in the Eucharist giving Myself to those who desire Me. Tonight I meet you in spiritual Communion here in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. I hold Myself still here awaiting My lovers to come to adore Me – silent, waiting in love for My precious ones, those who love Me with their whole hearts, who seek Me in the silence of adoration.
So few come to Me this way, but those that do receive great graces which I lavish on them during this holy hour. I bless them extravagantly with My loving grace. I empower them in love, truth and wisdom. I give them My own joy and peace. This is a special time with Me to be treasured above all things. In silence before Me one receives all things from My sacred Heart.
I am worthy of such adoration, for I am your God Who loves you and gives you everything. For there is nothing without Me. I have all. I am All. There is nothing apart from Me that is.
Worship Me. Adore Me. Love Me. Return My love with your love. All I seek is your love. I made you for love, in love, by love. I am Love. Love is all that lasts. Love is eternal, for Love is Me.
My child, how you delight Me with your wonder and awe of Me and My ways. Pure children are full of awe and wonder at all things around them, delighted by the things of nature – of My creation, which reflects My wisdom and beauty and loving mindfulness for My creatures.
Children delight Me. You are My child, precious to My Heart. I wonder over you, Ann. I look at what I have made and it is good – so good – beautiful to My eyes. You are growing into Me and I am filling you with Myself. We are becoming more and more one as you respond to My grace. How beautiful is this reality of fused love.
I gather My children unto My breast and press them into My sacred Heart which beats in unison with theirs. Little children, come to Me, your doting Savior.”
I felt as if the Lord was also saying in my heart these words, “Let not this scripture be fulfilled in you!
‘Amen, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
37. “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how many times I yearned to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her young under her wings, but you were unwilling!
38. Behold, your house will be abandoned, desolate.
39. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”’
I heard this word from the Holy Trinity today following receiving my Lord in Holy Communion during the Holy Mass in the Cathedral.
“Be at peace, My daughter, I have cleansed you of your sins. They are far behind Me – as far as the east is from the west, so far are your sins from Me. (Psalm 103:12).
Do not trouble your heart or conscience about them anymore. They are dead to Me and should – must – be dead to you too. You are free now in My love and mercy.
How simple it is. How simple it can be for all those who turn to Me with broken and contrite hearts, confessing their sins in sincerity; and I will forgive them and heal them, -restore them to fullness of life with no weight on their shoulders, free from worry and anxiety, – a new creation in the moment I forgive and heal their souls.
What joy to be free! If the Son sets you free you are free indeed! (John 8:36). All who turn to Me in sincerity and truth, confessing their sins will receive mercy from Me. For I am mercy Itself.
I love to be merciful. I relish in being merciful. It gives me great joy to be merciful to sinners. Know this My daughter, I love all My children with an everlasting love and want to grant mercy to them all.
Little children, won’t you come to Me and receive My mercy? I am gentle and forgiving and so easy to approach as My heart is bared open in love for you.
I love you to abandon. My heart aches with love for you and I want to expend My mercy so I can rejoice. Let Me love you. Let Me forgive you. Give Me this joy!
You burden yourself so unnecessarily, weighed down with buckets, tons, of sins that I could so easily remove in the fiery love of My heart. Let Me do it! Let Me do so! I want to liberate you, – free you to walk lightly in joy and freedom as My children – children of the living God who is love and mercy. I Am love and mercy.
It is Me, your God, – this is who I Am. I Am no other God. Do you understand this? I Am that I Am! My truth, My reality is love and mercy – the foundation of all I have created out of Myself – My overflowing Self. This is who I Am, your God.
Why do you wonder about things – about truth, and confuse yourselves. I am truth. I have told you so. I have revealed Myself to you. I have made Myself known to you.
Trust Me. I do not lie. I cannot lie for I Am truth – there is no lie in Me – only truth. Thus, you can know what I say and do is truth. Believe! Simply believe. Wonder no more. Think no more. Accept Me as Am – your true and ever living, loving God who made all that is from Myself – from My fullness – and I am everything. There is nothing beyond or outside of Me. I Am the great Reality. I Am who Is.
Be at peace to know and believe this and your lives will be peaceful, joyful and without confusion. Be simple and walk humbly with your God.
“He has shown you, O man, what is good. What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
Little children, you are forever loved by Me. Know this!”
Today I returned to the Cathedral for Holy Mass, the first time since having returned from my 40 day trip to the Holy Land and Greece. Surely, I’ve been in fellowship and communion with our Lord during this period. I was attending holy mass and visiting the holy places and shrines and conversing with my dear Jesus throughout the day along the way of my overseas travels. But as often happens when one is occupied with worldly responsibilities, duties, and enjoyments, finding quality private time to sit in silence, still, waiting on the Lord to listen to Him attentively, is often compromised. At least I find that happens to me!
So today when I went to the Cathedral for Holy Mass and after Communion I remained for a extended period of quiet and contemplation, waiting on Jesus in deep silent adoration.
Jesus spoke these words to me, “Sweet child how dear you are to Me. I am with you here in the Cathedral. You are precious to Me, like a rare jewel.
I am wondering where have you been? I would talk with you every day if you made time for Me. You are dear to My Heart. I want to be with you daily. You must stop your distractions. Sit with Me every day and I will share My Heart with you.
You are rushing about, even while you are doing nothing. Slow down. Be at peace in My Spirit of Love.
Love is all you need. My Love fills you with everything – with the fullness of all Good. Take time to savor it. You have time, make time to be with Me in stillness and quiet.
Time is marching on, soon there will be no more time to prepare your heart for eternity. Time waits for no one. Time is a precious gift to be used to glorify Me, by being with Me – in Me – during all the minutes of your day, filled with My Love and Goodness, which will radiate My Glory for all eternity – your purified soul like a jewel – reflecting My Light.
Withdraw from this restless world into the Peace of My Heart, a quiet Sanctuary of Love, Light and Goodness. ‘Be still and know that I am God’, (Psalm 46:10), your Peace and Salvation.
Remain in My Peace. Remain in My Love
Remain in My Light.
Guard your heart like a cloistered convent.
Remain in the Hermitage of My Sacred Heart
Here I am Lord! My heart is listening for Your love – Your loving words to me.
“My love for you is infinite, Ann. Do you know what that means? (My love is) like a sun that never dies (out).
My love is precious, bringing joy to the soul – joy which overflows into the lives of others, bringing them hope.
My love brings Life – radical Life – to those that will receive Me into their hearts.
Trust opens the floodgates of My love into a soul.
Peace comes and goes in this world, but My peace is everlasting to those who trust Me.
I had promised her that upon returning to America, I would especially pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for her and all her family, since she had opened her heart to Messiah, – Yeshua – as we were traveling together from Tel Aviv to London. I had shared Christ’s Gospel of salvation with this tender- hearted Jewish woman and she wept as she heard of Jesus’ love, forgiveness and offer of redemption for her and for all who put their trust in Him, who is “Immanuel” ( God with us). I shared how Yeshua is the fulfillment of all the true and trustworthy promises and the Messianic prophecies that God gave to the Fathers and Prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures.
“…Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” 22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name[y]Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.” (Gospel of Matthew 1:20-23
I prayed that she receive the gift of salvation and Eternal Life made possible by Jesus who is the True Sacrificial Passover Lamb who takes away her sins and the sins of all the world. I assured her that she is known and loved by Christ in His infinite love, and that He had chosen her this day to hear the Good News of Salvation.
As we parted ways, she embraced me and kissed me and I encouraged her to “Go in the peace of God”, whose Name is YESHUA (“God saves”), the Name above all names as “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) and
After concluding the Divine Mercy Chaplet for her, Jesus continued his words to me:
“My love is light – enlightening every heart that lets Me in.
My love is power – strength for the weak and weary.
My love is Faith leading to everlasting Life with Me who is Life Itself. For apart from Me, there is nothing that is.”
I praise You, our Savior Jesus Christ, now and forever, for Your infinite Love and Your mighty Salvation! I trust you will remember Your daughter Coral and her family in Your Kingdom, where You live forever and ever, when they pass from this earthy life into Your Eternal Love. Amen!
“Ann, I am here, with you, surrounding you with My love. Though you cannot feel Me physically or see My face, you know that I am with you.
You are My trusting daughter. So many do not trust Me. They run and hide from Me – like Adam and Eve in the garden, to hide their shame for their sins. They will not approach Me. They turn their ears from My call. They hide themselves under fig leaves of distractions, – anything to avoid the silence when they will be alone with Me and their nakedness would be exposed to My sight. They fear My glance will sear their souls.
You, Ann, know Me. You know I am forgiving to sinners. My hand is light on those who confess their sinfulness. I embrace them and lift them and press them to My heart where they are healed and refreshed by My love.
Precious child, tell them of My mercy – how merciful I have been to you! You were once dead in your sins, but I have restored you to Life. You are alive in Me, cleansed of all your sin, filled with joy, knowing you now belong to Me, Who is Life Eternal.
You have no fear of death anymore, because you trust Me, your Savior, because I have removed your sins from you and they exist no more in My sight. As far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed your iniquities from you. (Psalm 103:12)
Ann, My child, tell them of My love and mercy; for what I have done for you, I will do for each of them.”
After receiving Jesus in holy communion at the Cathedral I cried out to the Lord: Here I am Lord! I come to do Your will! I am Yours, do with me as You please! I say yes – Amen! Fiat! to everything You ask and want of me. Show me what You desire. Lead me in your way.
“Peace to those near and those far off, I bring. I make all one in My love. The time is coming when I will unify all things in Myself that are in disunity and discord. The time is soon for a great outpouring of My Spirit on all the earth. Be ready. Be prepared, I will come to make all things new.
Ann, you are My warrior – you and all those who love Me. You sound the battle cry that hearts must prepare for My coming in the glory of My Spirit.
Shout! Shout it out to the ends of the earth, the Lord will come! The Lord is coming! He is coming soon! Be ready to meet your Bridegroom with your lamps lit and burning brightly.
I come to save those who will be saved. My Spirit comes to reconcile those who will be reconciled to Me and My Father. Time remains to convert, but not much time. Bring your hearts to Me. Open your minds to My Truth. Like Pilate, many ask, “What is truth?”
The Truth is who I Am. My Love is Truth. My Life is Truth.
Be mine by converting your hearts to Me who is Truth. I want you forever to be with Me where I Am, but you must be willing.
(Here the Lord prompted me to open the passage of scripture for this call, and I found it in Joel 2:1 where the full passage states:
‘Sound the alarm in Jerusalem! Raise the battle cry on My holy mountain! Let everyone tremble in fear because the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand.’)
After, Jesus continued speaking to me, saying, “the Lord comes with His mighty Spirit to cover the earth with gladness and Truth. But, Oh, for some, there will be pain, not joy, unless you convert and repent of your evil ways and enter into My Truth – enter into My Heart – My Love – My Life. Amen, Amen, Amen.”
In front of Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament, during the hour of Adoration, I lifted my heart to my precious and sweet Lord and cried out to Him, “give me light, give me truth, give me You!”
Tender and lovely Jesus responded to me, “Ann, dear child, be at peace. I am here with you watching over you. You are dear to Me, my love. You are sensitive to My nudges to repent when you have sinned. I am pleased with you, dear child.
Do not judge, and you will not be judged.
I am the only wise God. I impart wisdom to My dear children, so that they may lead holy lives worthy of My Name, as their Father and Lord. Wisdom is received from Me through prayer. Prayer is having your heart open to My Spirit. Prayer is listening to My Heartbeats, where the impulses of My fiery Love pours forth into your souls. Wisdom is imparted in such a way. This is contemplation – the deepest prayer. No words are needed, only impulses of love between us – between our open and bared hearts toward each other. Peace resides in the mutual beating of our hearts. Joy! Ecstatic joy! The joy of two lovers! In the silence, two hearts beating together as one!”
I responded with all my heart, in the words Jesus spoke to His Father, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
“All things have been committed to (You) by (Your) Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” (Gospel of Saint Matthew, 11: 25-27).
On Monday, May 26, 2017 I went to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for Holy Mass, and after receiving Communion, stayed as I usually do in contemplation of our Lord in the silence of the great Cathedral. Jesus began to converse with me.
“Dear child, be at peace. I am with you. I am always with you and all those whom I love. I love you with an everlasting love. There is nothing to fear – perfect love casts out fear.
(There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” John 4:18-19.)
“Trust me. I am love –
in Me you live and move and have your being. (Acts 17:28)
As you are in Me, and I am perfect love, there is nothing to fear.
My mother endured all of her suffering in My peace because she was filled with My grace – My love. Her heart was bared – an open vessel – which did not resist the Holy Spirit of love which was poured into her. I want to pour out on all hearts My Holy Spirit afresh, but hearts must be open to receive this grace.”
At this moment in my meditation, I was overwhelmed with doubts and fears, concerned that I may be imagining these words from the Lord, that I was sinning by presumption, that I was deluding myself. I became so troubled that I told the Lord in my prayer that I was leaving the church immediately and was not going to stay with Him and listen anymore to these thoughts and inspirations that we’re coming into my soul. So I left the church, dejected. I did not return to sit in the prayer of quiet and contemplation with the Lord in the several days to follow due to doubt and fear.
Six days later, on the morning of Pentecost Sunday, I awoke, having had the most extraordinary dream. I remembered that I had briefly awoken in the very early morning around 5 AM and then had fallen back to sleep. Then I began to dream an incredible mystical dream. It was a vision in the night. In this remarkable dream I was confronted by the devil. I was in direct and intense battle with the evil one, who was threatening me, pursuing me and attacking me with all means of wicked warfare. Although Satan’s presence was not visible, -I could not see him with my eyes visibly in my dream – yet he was there in all his diabolical power and deception. It was an exhausting and terrifying ordeal and just at the moment in which the evil one was at his most threatening, I felt the Presence of our Lord with me. His Presence was not visible either, but I knew He was there, and He was helping me. His power and might vanquished the enemy and I was safe and liberated from his threats and attacks.
This mystical and awesome dream came to an end, as I awoke around 8 am on the morning of the Feast of Pentecost! I immediately began thanking and praising out loud the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit Who had come to my aid against the enemy of my soul and had given me the victory! I reflected with joy and awe throughout the entire day of Pentecost on this astounding manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit in my night vision. It did not escape my understanding that, this gift of deliverance from the oppression of Satan, through the manifestation of the mighty strength of the Holy Spirit occurred on Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of Christ’s holy Church, and the day of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the apostles in the upper room in Tongues of Fire and to the sound and strength of a mighty Wind! I believe this mystical dream is not only for me. I believe the Lord allowed me to experience this trial, this testing, this spiritual warfare of Satan, and his mighty deliverance from the devil’s power on Pentecost to remind all of you that we have been empowered by the Holy Spirit to overcome all the wiles and snares of the wicked one and to be victorious in the power and might of the Love and Holiness of the Lord! I implore you to appropriate the experience Our Lord provided me in this night vision and take it as your own!
(In great condescension, in order to instruct as to the true meaning of the vision), This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel; saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lords of Hosts.”!!!
On Monday, June 5, 2017 I went in the evening during the Hour of Adoration to adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at my local church, Saint Patrick’s. Having experienced the blessing of the night vision of Pentecost, I confidently opened my heart and spoke these words to our Lord.
I am open tonight, Lord, wide open in heart to hear Your words. Speak, sweet Jesus, gentle Spirit, loving Father to me Your little child. I am ready. My heart is ready!
“Well done, Ann, you have released yourself to Me. Now I can speak and you will hear Me. I love when my dear ones come and visit Me in adoration. So few come and spend time with Me. You do not come often enough, Ann. Please come and sit with Me more often. Sit and rest and let Me refresh you and fill your soul with My love and Presence. There is no striving in My gentle peace. Soak My peace into your soul like a sponge soaks water. I fill your soul with My Spirit which runs like Living Water through your being, strengthening you, filling you with hidden Power – a reservoir of strength and power for trials to come. And trials will surely come to you. My child, do not fear the trials which are to come, for I will be with you, beside you, within you, helping you through them all. Trust Me, lean on Me and in those days I will carry you in the strength of My love which lives in you.
“Be good dear child. Be very good, so My love will shine forth from you and others will come to know Me and love Me in you. Be kind, be true, be gentle, be genuine, be trustworthy, be careful in your speech. Do not rush to speak too hastily. Take your time to lift your heart in prayer to Me for guidance in what you say – how to respond. You are often hasty with your words. Slowly, carefully, and listen to Me and others. Learn from Me, learn about others. Hear them well and then respond in love and gentleness, led by My Spirit.
‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.'(First Corinthians 13:4)
“All is well, dear child. Go forward filled with My peace and love to share Me with all whom you encounter, through your gentle words and loving deeds.
Jesus responded, “Yes, Ann, Joy! Joy for the world who no longer have to walk in fear. I have conquered death. I raise up those who believe in Me to new Life – a Life of joy and abundance, capable of facing any trial in the strength of My grace. Even the trial of death is Joy as the believer knows their hope is not in vain and that they will come to be with Me in My eternal Life which already fills them through faith. Death is the last trial, a passage to My everlasting kingdom.
Joy! I came to give Life and life more abundantly to those who turn to Me, trust Me and have faith in Me. Your trust will never be confounded. I am true to My word and promises. I have risen from death and live – a testament to My word, the truth of My words.
Witnesses testify to My resurrection. Many gave their lives in witness to this truth.
I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First to rise from the dead, the Living One who lives forever. Those who know Me and trust Me live in Joy, because I live!”
I came before the Lord today to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, gazing at His Face, in faith.
“I see you, Ann. Be at peace. I am here with you, in you, before you, all around you. You are Mine through and through. You belong to Me. There is nothing to fear when I am near. All is well. All is peace in Me.
You are learning patience. This is good. I am pleased. I have been training you, subtlety, gently, quietly, silently in the inner recesses of your soul. I am conforming you to Myself – to My image.
I am infinitely patient with those I love and who love Me. I am constantly forgiving their faults and failures, because I know their love for Me is true and lasting. They are on their way to Me in My heavenly Kingdom.
I know who are Mine for all eternity, and with these I am infinitely patient in love, mercy and forgiveness. They trust Me – trust My love for them and look to My mercy. You are like this. You are one of My trusting ones, Ann. How happy this makes me. Nothing brings Me more joy than a soul who trusts in My love for them. Trust is the way to heaven – the path to My heart.
Little child, how dear you are to Me. Stay small and little in your heart. Be humble at all times. Humility is trusting in My mercy, knowing one’s need for mercy and seeking My mercy in all simplicity of heart, mind and soul.”
“Gentle Jesus, give me Your mercy, for I am in need of Your kindness and love. Forgive me my faults and failures from Your everlasting treasury of mercy!
“My child, why do you doubt My Mercy? I am always merciful to those who desire My mercy. I never fail in My mercy. It is boundless, infinite, available at all times to the asking of those who desire it – who desire Me.
Love pours forth mercy. You, too, are to be merciful to others just as I am. Love is animated by mercy. This is what is meant by, “Love covers a multitude of sins.”( 1st Peter 4:8). Mercy forgives.
Be at peace dear daughter, you are clean. You have been washed in My Blood in the confessional. Let all confess their sins to Me wherever they are and I will have mercy on them and forgive them and they too will be clean before Me. This is salvation – to trust in My mercy to forgive their sins, which separates them from God and all eternity with us. Humility before Me, your God, Creator, Savior, to confess your sins and be forgiven that we might live together for all eternity. How I want to be merciful to all the world if they will turn to Me.
I love you. I love them. I want them to enter My Life – the only True and lasting Life – in joy and peace and all that is good and beautiful.
Holy hearts belong to Me. I make hearts holy by My mercy. Your heart is holy, Ann. Keep it so by remaining in My mercy.
Go in peace.
“Here I am Lord. I have come to do Your will and be transformed in Your love. Speak please, dear Lord, I am indeed listening and trusting You.”
“My little child, be at peace. I am with you here in this cathedral. Be not afraid. I am with you until death and beyond. I show you the way to Eternal Life in Me. There is no need to be afraid of death as I have open the gates of heaven through My Blood.
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me. All those who practice other religions cannot enter heaven without Me. I have bought them with My Blood. Whether they know Me or not as their Savior, they are Mine, bought by the price of My own Blood.
Some “know” Me by their works of love. They “know” Me in their ignorance, through the Spirit of Love working in them. Pray for them that they may come to know Me outwardly and come into communion with My holy Church who prays for their salvation.
I am Judge and Savior of the souls of men. I know who belong to Me. Your work is to pray for these souls and speak to them about Me and My love for them.
Be not afraid. I have My ways of capturing these ignorant souls. Love them for Me, in Me, with Me and they will be ours.
Do not judge. I am Judge of the living and the dead. Love! Your work is to love all. They will know Me by your love.
Work with Me in living love – being love to all. It is in this way that we capture them.
My peace I give you. My peace I leave with you. Go in peace to live and give love with Me.”
After about a half an hour in contemplation of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament during Adoration Hour on this Monday of Holy Week, my heart lifted a question to our Lord.
He responded, “Patience, Ann. I will show you the way in My timing, not yours. Be still. Be attentive to My voice which will guide you in the perfect moment towards our goal.
Ann, little child, trust Me. I will lead you forward and you will fulfill My purposes, those that have been destined for you from all eternity by My Father and Me.
You are to go forward in confidence speaking about Me, My ways, My love and mercy and forgiveness to sinners before it is too late for them to repent and believe in My love and promises to them.
Speak to those who cross your path for I have sent them to you to hear My Word of Life. Don’t look for them. There is no need to look for them as I will bring them to you. I find My lost sheep. I am the Good Shepherd looking for My wayward sheep. I will find each one in My perfect timing. Be ready to receive them when I bring them to you to hear of My love and Word of Life.
Be prepared. Study My Word to give answers to those who I bring to you for conversion. They will have questions and you must be ready to teach them My mysteries.
You know Me. You have been taught by My Spirit the mysteries of faith. I will strengthen you to do My Will.
Hear Me. Hear Me in your heart, from there I will guide you to accomplish My Will.
My little child, My good daughter, be at peace. I am pleased with you. You love Me, this I know. I belong to you and you to Me. We will walk together and harvest many souls for My Kingdom of love and peace.”
Yes Lord, here I am.
“Be Mine always. I am here with My mother. We love you. Be Ours always. My daughter, be at peace. Be at peace, I say.
I dwell in your heart; listen to Me there. In the silence of your heart is where I dwell.
Be silent. Be still and you will hear Me there.
Silently, the Word became flesh. In the silence of the womb, I became Man.
What is barren I can make fruitful by My life-giving Word. Meditate on the Scriptures, for in them you find Life. In the beginning My Word created life from nothing. Now My Word penetrates into the hearts of those I have created to give them a new birth to eternal life.
He who has ears to hear let him hear the still small Voice speaking in the depths of their hearts germinating the seed of Life in the womb of their souls.”
This afternoon I went to the Mediterranean Sea to lift my heart in prayer, pray the rosary, and open myself to the Holy Spirit. After about two hours I sat on a rock, and gazed out at the sea, near the ancient town of Caesarea.
Yes Lord, I am here listening.
“My love is like the sea, wave upon wave never ceasing to wash over the souls of men. My Holy Spirit is like the sea breeze fanning cooling embers of love in their heart to ignite into a fire of love towards Me and their fellow man.
You cannot see beyond the horizon, yet you know the sea extends on and on; such is My love for you and all My children.
Have faith in Me and My love. Faith is the substance of things not seen.
When I walked on the waters of the sea, when I calmed the wind and the waves, I revealed My power and My glory.
My apostles witnessed these things. They wrote about these things so that the world would believe that I Am who I Am – God with you.
Peter believed and stepped out in faith. Yes, it is true, he wavered and collapsed in the sea, but My hand reached out to save him.
Oh you of little faith! Step out to meet Me; I will not let you go. I stretch out My hand to you. Grasp it in faith and you will walk on the water with Me.”
“Ann, My child, I am here with you, loving you, as always.
I am your Peace, dear child. Why do you fret? Put your trust in Me. My love calms your soul. Be at peace; steady yourself in My Sacred Heart.
Be still and know that I am God, your God, who loves you, cares for you, enriches you with every blessing.
I came to earth to save all men from the torments of Hell. So many do not believe Hell exists. This is the deception of the age old enemy of mankind – the devil – who lies, as he is a liar from the beginning – the father of lies. Proud, vain, arrogant, clever, the deceiver destroys men by leading them astray with lies of their own self- sufficiency.
Blasphemy! Man is not God. Man cannot save himself. This is the great lie of the devil. This is the path to Hell where the devil and his angels reside; a place not made for men but for the rebellious angels who forsook My love, turning to themselves in their arrogant pride.
“We are gods”, they said. They fell from My grace. Oh how far they have fallen! To the uttermost! And since there is no way back, they desire to drag man down with them to the pit of burning fire.
Oh foolish man, will you not believe in My love? I love you. I died for you! I died to save you from eternal death and damnation.
Follow Me! Not the enemy of your souls! I am Truth. I am the Way, the Life and the Resurrection! Come to Me, for I love you. Come to Me to be saved.
Jesus – “Dear child, I am here with you, loving you. How are you are My delight and joy! How pleased I am with you today. How you are growing in love and peacefulness for you are trusting in Me more fully. I am well satisfied with your growth and spiritual development in Me.
Sweet Ann, what can I say to you today that I haven’t already told you. I love you. I forgive you. I am with you. You belong to Me. I am yours and you are Mine. We are one in love.
Precious child, how I want to hold all hearts in My love but they will not have Me. You must pray for them. Pray more, dear child, for your brothers and sisters in the world. We are one family. All are My children. Some love Me and others rebel against My love and push Me far away. Open your hearts to Me,My children and I will heal you and save you.
Do you not know or understand there is no life without Me? I am life, truth, hope and joy for you. You are dead in your sins without Me; There is no hope for your souls. I offer you life – life abundantly here in this world and eternal life in the next, but you must come to Me to be forgiven of your sins. You know you are sinners as I have given you a conscience which reveals to you right from wrong. You must repent of your wrongdoing and return to Me before it is too late. You will all die and then it will be too late to help you. You know this. End your rebellion. Let Me save you. Let Me love you.”
A heavenly aroma manifested, and I realized our Blessed Mother was near.
“I am here my daughter, your mother. My sweet child, how I pray for you night and day! I pray for all my children. I pray that they open their hearts to my Son – their Savior. My prayers and tears are constant for them. Oh how my heart aches for them to receive and love my Son who is their only Savior. He is gentle and kind, loving and wise and powerful to save – a mighty Fortress that they can run into to be saved.
Why wait, my little children, for the world is turning fast? Time is advancing and soon time will be no more and then it will be too late for you. I cry, I weep, I agonize in my heart for all of you, dear children. Mama’s heart – do you understand? Mama’s heart, it hurts for you. Please little children come home to Us, your Family. Stop running from Us – the road leads to nowhere.
We are the way home.
We are the way home.
Come home to Us.
I am now in Israel for month after traveling in Germany and England for a few weeks. Today I went out to ride my bicycle along the country roads here in the middle of the Holy Land. I had said my morning prayers and devotions at home and recited my rosary before I left (fulfilling my newest pledge to pray daily for the defeat of Isis and the conversion of the terrorists).
While riding I spoke from my heart to to Jesus and sang love songs to Him. At one point during my journey I said to Him that when I got back to my home in Baqa I would go up on my rooftop and sit still to be open to hearing His voice should He will to speak to me, as I have been so much on the go during my travels that I have not waited on Him attentively in this way.
When I got back to my house, I went about my activities, and suddenly recalled that I had made this promise to the Lord. So I searched for a pen and paper and went up on the rooftop, meditated on some Scripture and prayed, and lifted my heart to our Sweet Lord.
“My child, listen to Me. I’m here speaking with you. Have no fear of these times in which you live. My power is mighty to save. I care for the inhabitants of the earth – My children.
How steeped in sin so many are living but My Mercy remains available for them. Good child, remember I am always with you to help you live according to My Commandments to love and give generously of yourself to others.
Sweet child, do not hesitate to approach Me, to draw near to the Throne of My Mercy in times of need when you fall short of My perfect Will for you. I am generous with My forgiveness to all who ask it of Me with simple and humble hearts.
It is the time of mercy – now, today, – for tomorrow is not guaranteed. Who can know the hour of their death – the moment when their life is recalled?
Be wise, for today is the day of salvation while My Mercy is plentiful and available to you. Repent, and believe in the Gospel – My Gospel of Life.
I love you. I died to save you, but you must desire My salvation. O you of little faith, come back to your Maker, your Savior and Redeemer, your Father! Return to Me before it is too late to turn back. My heart is open to you – to all of you.”
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.
Good daughter, be at peace. We love you and will go with you.”
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for December 13, 2016 – The Feast of Saint Lucy.
I said to the Lord, “Here I am Lord, I’ve come to do Your will. Speak Lord, Your servant is listening. My ears are wide open to hear Your voice.”
Jesus responded, “Dearest child, be at peace. We love you and are here with you. We will speak with you today as We always do. You are Our beloved child. We want to speak with all Our beloved children, but they do not turn their hearts or ears to hear Us. Their hearts are like stone walls, impossible to penetrate. Though I chisel away with My grace, it is to no avail. Their ears are blocked and stopped and they refuse to listen with their hearts.
What can I do? I will not shout at them. My voice is a whisper. It is gentle and subtle. You have come to know how to hear My voice. To hear Me, one must remain quiet and still. It is written, “Be still and know that I am God.” To humble hearts I will speak with tenderness and Mercy – whispers of love into their hearts, fine-tuning their spirits to hear My words and love songs to them.
Mother Mary speaks too to gentle and humble souls. Her words are like tender caresses to the soul, just as a mother strokes the skin of her little baby to comfort and sooth it’s pains and fears.
Our voices are like music to the soul bringing them to the heights of joy and ecstasy, and sharing Our life and vibrancy to the weary souls that need refreshment.
Stop to listen, world of men, to your God, who desires to speak to each and everyone of you, My children, as a father desires to teach and train his sons and daughters to live good lives worthy of his name.
Come and listen to your Papa who teaches you heavenly wisdom and will guide you on the right path for His Name’s sake. You are My children and heirs of My kingdom. A father desires to converse with his sons and daughters, to enjoy a lively relationship, to know each other, to love each other, to bless each other. Come and speak with your Father who is always listening to you. I will answer you, because I love you.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for December 12, 2016 – Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe.
“Ann, My daughter, I am here. I have been waiting for you. Where have you been? Come to Me daily because I love you and desire to give Myself to you. Meet me in the Eucharist daily. Do not miss feeding on Me, as I give you life – My life.
Where have you been My daughter, I have missed you. Come to Me for you are hungry for the things of heaven. Earth’s goods are a distraction to My heavenly Treasure. Lay up for yourselves Treasure in heaven. Receive Me in holy Communion daily, for this is your Treasure – My life in you, nourishing you, sustaining you on your earthly pilgrimage towards heaven – eternal life with Me.
Do you not pray, “give us this day our daily bread” ? Can you go a day without eating an earthly meal? It is very hard; you feel the pangs of hunger. Why do you miss your spiritual meal – My Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the holy Sacrament? It is utter foolishness when you have so many opportunities to receive Me in holy Communion. I give you strength, wisdom, power for the journey of life – to face its hardships and trials with courage and perseverance, fortitude – the grace you receive from My Sacramental Presence in you is infinitely powerful to overcome all obstacles to holiness of life – power to achieve the good works I have prepared for you to do in My name to bring glory to Me, to love your neighbor in the power of My love, to forgive your enemies, to walk the way of the cross. O Ann, do not miss a day to take Me into yourself. You need Me to live life fully, to live life abundantly.
Come to Me little children of the earth. Feed on Me for I am the Bread of life Who came down from heaven – true Food for your souls and bodies. Consume Me daily – as often as you can. I give you My eternal Life.” –
The battle cry: Marching Orders for Monday, December 5, 2016
“Pick up your pen, Ann, and write. I have a message for you. I am here with My mother. We love you so much. We love all our children. Trust us. Trust in our love. We care for you. We will guide you in paths of holiness if you let Us.
I say, if you let Us, because in My love I have given you freedom – freedom of will to choose to follow what is good, holy and true or to reject truth and goodness. I never force you. You must choose the way of love and goodness freely. I show you the way. I set the path before you. Follow Me.
The way of love and goodness is the way of the cross. What is meant by the way of the cross? Selflessness – giving yourself to the other fully, which always entails a cost – a denial of self – a pain and suffering, as the self is denied, suppressed, crushed in its own desires and passions and will to gift the other with pure love. It is easy to do this if you love Me, for I fill you with Myself – filling your heart with the fire and power of My love which is pure selflessness.
I Am Love – pure, true love, which empties itself into hearts which open to receive Me. In this way you can love your neighbor, even your enemy, because you have Me and receive My love in its fullness. Come to Me. Learn to love.
Learn to die to yourself that you may empty yourself out on others for love of Me and in My powerful love. Give yourselves up to Me that I may give Myself totally to you, filling your open heart with My pure love.”
The Battle Cry:Marching Orders for December 2, 2016, First Friday of Advent
“Ann, Ann, Ann, I am here with My mother. We wish to speak to you Our message.
See this hurting world? My children must act with love to relieve some of its pain. Hearts are hard; they do not care with tenderness and compassion for the plight of those around them. You are My body – My hands and feet, My arms of mercy to the suffering. Lift up your eyes and see, souls not only ripe for the harvest, but ripe for the healing of body and soul. Children are starving. Mothers are in agony to see their children suffer malnutrition and starvation.
Be generous of heart and help them. Feed them and pray for them. Pray that hearts are opened and converted to see the pain of My little ones who are hungry and helpless. They are dying for lack of food, for want of clean water, for the warmth of a blanket. My children, do you not have eyes to see and hearts to feel for My littlest ones throughout the world? Wake up your heart from the slumber of apathy and selfishness, greed and self indulgence. Give generously, work with vigor and zeal to help your fellow man – your brothers and sisters – all who are My dear children.
You are My body. Serve Me by your works to care for these, the least of My children. In them, you find Me. Give yourself totally to Me by loving and serving your neighbors, both near and far. Care, for Christmas is coming. I came to you as a helpless Baby, in the flesh, in humility and poverty, in the manger. Remember Me in the innocents – the little children throughout the world. Love Me in them. Cradle them in your hearts as My mother cradled Me.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for November 29, 2016
“Be at peace, Ann. Times are coming that will be very hard, but you are not to fear. The world is spiraling out of control. It is a disaster of sin and evil and I can no longer hold back My hand of chastisement. Fires are raging everywhere and are a sign of the fires of sin sweeping the world.
The winds of evil spread the fires of sin to all corners of the world. Few, only a small remnant, of My holy ones resist this evil and hold back My hand of justice by their prayers and sacrifices. Without their devotion to Me, to My ways, My truth, the world would combust into a flaming conflagration.
The prayers of My faithful ones is like a heavenly dew that soaks the fires of justice – holding back My hand from pouring out My wrath of punishment on an evil world – a world that has forgotten Me, that spits in My face, that shows only contempt for Me and My merciful love.
What can I do? What more can I do as I have given everything to the last drop of My blood to save a sinful humanity. They do not want Me – My love or mercy / they carry on as they are their own gods. They cannot save themselves. They have no power of their own. They are nothing without Me. There is no life without Me. They sink further and further into the fires of hell which rage to receive them.
O how My heart aches and pines for their love. If they would only just turn to Me and I would forgive them and save them and bring them to Myself – to My heavenly abode, which is light and love and peace and joy – all fullness of all goodness. Yet they choose hell. Pray for them. Pray hard for them and offer more sacrifices so they will escape the fires of hell which lick at their feet even now.” Jesus
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for November, 28, 2016 – the first Monday of Advent.
“Be at peace My daughter. All in My timing. Do not rush. Go forth calmly. I will bring to completion what I have begun. I will finish the good work that I have started. Be not afraid or fearful of the future. The future is in My hands. All goes according to My plan. Nothing happens by chance. Providence is at work – My Divine Providence.
Each human has a part in My plan. I guide all humanity forward to accomplish My ends – salvation of the world of men and the restoration of My good creation. Humans have free will to cooperate with My plan or resist it. Nevertheless, My plan goes forward unto its perfect conclusion.
Be at peace. Know that all things – all life – is in My hands. No one can thwart My plan.
My strength is love. My power is love. My plan is love. Your future is love. All is love in Me. Trust in My love. My love is peace. Peace is My love. I have called you to peace in My love. Be at peace. Go in the peace of My love.” – Jesus.
The Battle Cry: Marching orders for October 27, 2016
Dear Ann, I am here with My mother. How We love you, dear child. Continue on the path you are going. We are with you, guiding you in holiness and love. This is Our path. Those who love Us walk on it. Take Our hands and walk with Us. Do not run.
Walking calmly and steadily, take your time to be prudent and wise, as you face the rocks and boulders of life’s trials that appear on the road of life. Patience, perseverance will gain holiness. Fortitude is a gift We bestow on those who persevere. Piety is a fruit of perseverance. Wisdom, counsel, understanding and knowledge are fruits of perseverance in piety – in other words, prayer which grows faith.
Faith overcomes the world and it’s evils. Faith conquers sin. Faith achieves all things. Faith is My life flowing in you, giving you strength to overcome sin and evil. Faith is the power of love. Love is victorious, for I am Love.
Love your neighbor and your enemies in the power of My love, which overcomes the world and conquers all darkness. My love is the light of the world. And in Me there is no darkness or shadow, for I am love and mercy – pure light.
The light of My love brightens hearts and produces joy. Love and be filled with joy. To do good is to love. It is one and the same. Go out into the darkness of the world and bring light. Do good, which is to love, in the power of My love.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for October 18, 2016
After receiving holy Communion at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, my heart was saturated with the unfathomable love and joy of the Holy Spirit.
In my delight, I exclaimed, “Stay with me, Jesus”.
The Lord responded, “I am here with you, Ann. I love you. You are mine. I am with you in everything you do. How pleased I am with you! Your joy gives Me joy! The world needs joy! The world is dark and sorrowful. It needs the joy of Christians who live lives of joy, radiating their light of happiness for all to see and feel. This light of joy is My Presence in your souls – a soul fully open to My love and truth. Love and truth produce joy. You have heard, “it is better to give than to receive”. Giving oneself to others brings happiness to the heart and soul. It fulfills the deepest need of man, to give oneself to another and be in union with the other in love exchanged. It is the remedy to loneliness. I first give My love to you which enables you to love in My love. Give of yourselves and you will experience the fullness of joy in your lives.
Truth brings joy. I am light and in Me there is no darkness at all. My light, My brightness is My truth and love and holiness. Knowing the truth will set you free from the darkness of the world. Know Me for I am truth. My truth is the light of the world. My truth is love – pure love.
I love you! Love each other and you will be living in truth and will be filled with joy – a joy that will never subside, for I am the source of love – Eternal love and My light can never be put out.
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for October 11, 2016
I just returned from Adoration of Blessed Sacrament at St. Patrick’s Church where I had a time of deep quiet intimacy with Jesus. After kneeling before him in the blessed sacrament, I return to my pew and Jesus began speaking the following words to me:
“Ann, My daughter, why do you doubt the talents I put in you? These are my gifts to you. Use them well. I have given them to you that they may go forth into the world to affect and change hearts. They are not to be kept to yourself. They are for sharing. I have brought people to you to share the gifts I have given them with you. Together you will make music in perfect harmony and the songs will touch hearts and minds to come to know Me, and love Me more deeply. Even if only a few people hear the songs they will produce fruit. You have done well to date, and more will be forthcoming in the days, weeks and months to come. The gift will go forward in leaps and bounds abounding to My glory and joy! Keep working steadily. Do not give up – never! I am with you in this work. The more you turn to Me the easier will it be for you.
Turn to Me. Look at Me continuously throughout the day. I will give you words and inspirations. Attune the ears of your heart to My whispers in your soul. Listen carefully in the silence to My speakings.
Dear little child, how pleased I am with you. How you are growing up beautifully before My Face. I see all the world in a glance. I look for like souls to mold and purify and conform to My image. My eyes go out to all the earth and roam to and fro looking for souls who will let Me make them holy. I wish to make them all holy, if they would but let Me Turn to Me, children. Look at your Savior. See the tears He weeps for you who are stubborn and hard – hearted, for I would heal you, cleanse you, and make you like unto Myself – holy, pure, true, perfect, beautiful! Beautiful souls pleasing to God!
Come to Me. I will transform you in holiness, making you beautiful replicas of My Sacred Humanity.
Come little children. Come! Come to your Brother, Jesus.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for October 11, 2016
“Ann, Ann, Ann, We are here, We are listening. Speak to Us. Your words delight Us. Praise Us, love Us, with all your heart, mind and soul. We delight in this worship. Have gratitude for Our many gifts both spiritual and material. We pour them out on you and all the world day after day. Praise Us, exalt Us, glorify Us with your lives as well as your words.
We are the heavenly King and Queen. We love you so much. You are made in Our image. Be copies of Us. Conform your life to Ours. My mother is your example. She is holy like Me, as I filled her with all graces and she responded with, “Yes”. She is human. I am God. I can do the same for you, – for all humans who want to be holy.
Holiness is a choice. A choice to respond to My love and grace and mercy. I will heal you of all your sins, wipe them away, only confess them to Me. I am merciful to forgive. I cleanse, I make new, I wipe away all your offenses in My unfathomable mercy, if they are but confessed to Me with a contrite heart. So easy is it to be holy if you would do just this. Holiness is a choice – a matter of choice. Choose to confess all your faults and failures. I love you so much it is easy for Me to forgive you.
I know you are but dust and ashes. I lived among you and know your pain, suffering, afflictions and hardships. I feel for you in My sacred and merciful Heart. I understand all your limitations and I forgive completely, understanding your humanity. It takes only simple humility to achieve holiness in life. Know yourselves for who you are. Confess to Me with simplicity and humbleness and I will shower down torrent of graces of forgiveness, strength and wisdom. These graces assist you to go forward in holiness of life.
You are under My watchful care. I will not let you stumble beyond your ability to recover. I place a net of love under you to catch your falls. I restore you to wholeness when you slip and fall, in My love and grace and mercy. Nothing is too hard for Me to forgive if it is but confessed with simplicity and humility. My arms are wide; enter into My embrace of love and mercy.
Come children of the world and be loved and forgiven by your dear Father, who loves you all with His everlasting love. My dear children, come home, come home, come home to Papa.
Your eternal Jesus”.
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for October 5, 2016
“Ann, We are here, My mother and I, watching over you, loving you. We see this world in the mess it is in. We plan to act in due time – in Our own time to make all things right, pure and true again. We are pleased with your growth in virtue during this period. You are learning fast now. You will grow more quickly in the days and months to come. Respond to Our grace. We pour out Our grace upon you and all the world. Let them receive Us into their hearts now before it will be too late to receive the mercy available.
Days are growing short until the great events which were prophesied to take place will occur. Be ready. Stand your guard. Act now to prepare yourselves for Our coming in power and spirit. I will use you to teach the world of these things, Our truth, Our plans to redeem the world from its current state of sinfulness. I have paid the price for redemption on My cross, but the world does not cooperate with My graces of merciful redemption, so I must come again to restore all things to Myself, according to My will.
My mother assists Me in this plan of restoration of the world through her Immaculate Heart which reaches out to draw all souls back to My Sacred Heart with her maternal love. I gave her to you as I was dying. Take her into your home, which is your heart. She is My mother and yours and she loves you with My perfect love. Have recourse to her maternal heart. She cares for you. She loves you infinitely as she is full of My presence, My grace, My reality as I am the infinite God, beyond your widest imagination or thinkings. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no heart has imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him”. 1st Corinthians 2:9
I love you and want you with Me always – for all eternity. Come to Me little children of the earth before it is too late to turn. How I want your love returned for the love I give you in infinite outpouring of My love and graces. O you foolish children of the earth, when will you learn? When will you open your ears and hearts and turn to Me, your Savior who gave all for you in love and self abandonment. I gave all. There is nothing more I can give, as I have emptied Myself fully for you. O you slow of heart to believe! My mercy is endless. Just come to Me now as you are and I will receive you just as you are, and together We will grow in holiness as you learn to know Me and follow My ways.
Your God who loves you – Jesus”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for September 27, 2016
Today I went to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and in a very special way, to remember my dear mother, who passed away earlier this year after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 83. Today, she would’ve been 84.
I miss her very much, but I know she is finally now at peace with our Lord, no longer suffering, and experiencing His love and joy in its fullness in heaven. I arrived early, before the celebration of the Holy Mass, and went before the Altar of our Lady, who is my spiritual mother. Taking a photograph of my mother out of my wallet, and a holy card of our Lady with the Infant Jesus in her arms, I knelt before her statue, and prayed to my two mothers in heaven. I lit a memorial candle before the Blessed Mothers’ shrine, and then I returned to the pew and lifted my heart, mind, and soul to our Triune God throughout the Holy Mass pressing my earthly mother’s photograph, and the holy card of our Lady and the Infant Jesus to my heart.
While thanking the Lord for His Sacramental Presence within me in Holy Communion, I heard Jesus say to me, within my heart, “open your book”. I responded to Him “I am all yours Lord Jesus, nothing held back. Speak Lord, Your servant is listening”.
Jesus then began to speak to me interiorly. “Dear child, I am here. I hear your prayers. You are forgiven for your faults and weaknesses. Know My love for you is true. Have no fear. “Perfect love cast out all fear”(1 John 4:28).
Today My little darling I am with you in a special way. Your mother is here with Me, looking on, observing you. She is happy with you. She will pray for you on your journey. She loves you and forgives you all your faults and failings. She understands. Her love for you is now perfect in My Presence as she is filled with the fullness of My love in heaven. Your father is here with Me too and he loves you, as he always has. Be blessed, dear Ann in the love of your family.
My Family on earth was built on love, which is the foundation of life – true Life. In the Holy Family We loved each other perfectly, a gift of grace from God. All families receive grace to grow in love. They must cooperate with this grace or it is ineffective. Today, so few families cooperate with the graces given due to their lack of faith. For this reason families are full of disorder, unnecessary pain and suffering. Look at the Holy Family, a model of love and self-giving care and attention to each other. Never did a moment go by when Love was not fully present. My foster father, St. Joseph, loved me with a strong human love imbued with Grace. His cooperation with Grace was complete – full. My mother Mary, full of Grace, loved Me perfectly in the power of God. We shared such happiness and joy despite the hardships of Our lives.
Come families of the world back to your Father in heaven who guides you in Grace if you would but cooperate. Have faith in God! Be holy as your heavenly Father is holy. It is possible by grace, as all things are possible with God. Love each other selflessly. Forget yourselves and serve the other in abandon and love will grow.”
At these words, of my dearest Lord Jesus, my heart swooned in prayer and exclaimed to Him, “sweet Jesus, sweet Jesus, tender, sweet Jesus, teach us how to love each other perfectly in Your Grace, dear Lord!”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for September 26, 2016
In the silence of nature, our Lord Jesus and our Blessed mother Mary shared their Hearts and these words to me today.
Jesus – ” Ann, dear daughter, We are here. Do not worry. We will protect you and your family. We will protect all souls who belong to Us – who are consecrated to Us – who trust in Our love. The days are evil, more evil now than at any time in history, because of lack of Faith in God.
Mankind has gone his own way to his own destruction. Without God there is no hope. I bring you hope. Trust in My salvation. Belong to Me totally – your heart, soul, mind and body entrusted to My mercy and love. I will save you and all those who turn to receive Me. Be at peace, dear daughter. You are mine. I will use you to reach others with My truth. Come to Me, all of you who are burdened and heavy laden with worry and anxiety about your sins and the state of the world. World events are moving fast now – great conflagrations are imminent unless you turn your hearts back to Me. Doom and destruction will be your reward for the stubbornness of your hearts. Is that what you truly want? Why are you so slow to hear? What else must I say to you? All has been said. All has been told. The truth is known to those who have ears to hear.
Open your ears; open your hearts. Move yourselves towards Me with love and gratitude, for I have purchased your salvation with My own Blood. Do you comprehend the cost of the death of God for your salvation? The cost is infinite, as is the reward to those who value it. I want you to be with Me for all eternity. Do not delay – the time is short to make a decision – Do not waiver; run to Me. Come to Me; find Me in your hearts where I am calling you to come home. I am waiting for you with love and open arms to receive you.”
Blessed mother Mary – “Dear children, my Son waits with longing, agonizing longing for you to turn back to Him. Give Him your hearts, minds and souls completely. I gave Him mine and you can see my beauty – my soul is filled with His grace – and I am beautiful in love and truth. This is your Call – the transformation of your souls in beauty and truth – the goodness of God. Why do you wait my little children? My mother’s heart aches for you. Be true to your life’s purpose – to love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength and your neighbor as yourself which proves your love is true for God.
Be not dim – witted, foolish and slow of heart to understand your calling. The time is short for my Triumph. You are either with me or without me, for me or against me. You must choose. This is the time of decision. You’re in that valley – the valley of the shadow of death – and it is time to decide for life – eternal life. Run to my son! Run quickly! Go with haste to meet him while there is still time.
Be blessed my little daughter. Be blessed!
We bless you. Go in peace”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for September 23, 2016
Today was unable to make it to Holy Mass for the Feast of Saint Padre Pio, so I took a long walk around the lake and through the woods, praying my rosary and lifting my heart to the Lord Jesus. I sat down on a bench at the end of my walk and rested there in silence with Jesus for a while. He placed these words into my heart, which I share with you,
“I am here My daughter, waiting for you. As you know I can speak to you anywhere. Do not worry about the times to come; you are safe in My Hands and Heart. All who place their trust in Me are safe from harm – eternal death. There are many hardships in this life, and I do not say that I will save you from these, but I will help you through them. As a good Father, I look after My children. Be at peace. All is well. Trust Me! I will not disappoint your trust in Me.
Hear the sounds of nature – peace. Nature cooperates with My plan following the instincts I have placed within it. Only human beings have the freedom to choose good or evil. Choose good and all will go well for you.
My love is like the breeze blowing across your soul, refreshing your deep inner self. Trust in My love. It is for you, not against you. I hold you in the palm of My Hand and will lift your soul to heights of sanctity if you will but let Me. There is no striving in love – let go and receive My love. Let me fill you with Myself. Open your heart that I may flood you with My being. My Presence and love fill the universe. Only man has the capacity to shut his heart against Me. Open your hearts children; let Me live in you and do My work in your souls to return them to My image. All else is vanity and does not last. I am Eternal Life. I give this life to you if you want it. I am gentle and will not force Myself upon you. Let Me in – let My love into your hearts. I woo you like a lover giving you good gifts, temporal and eternal, material and spiritual. Do you recognize My gifts? Turn to Me and return love for Love and live!
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for September 19, 2016
After attending Holy Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception today, I prayed my rosary to our Lady, and then began a novena to St. Joseph below his shrine, to the right of the high altar. I am imploring Jesus’ foster father, Saint Joseph, to help with a very hard trial that I’m currently undergoing, as I recall the words our Lord spoke to me a few days ago, when He encouraged me to turn to St. Joseph who is a “mighty” intercessor to his Son on behalf our Lord’s brothers and sisters.
After I finished my prayers and petitions to our Lady and St. Joseph, I sat in silence in the great Cathedral, and prayed to the Holy Spirit asking for wisdom to live a holy life pleasing to the Lord. In response, the Holy Spirit led me to Ephesians chapters 4 and 5, which I read in the presence of the Lord. I encourage you to turn to Ephesians Chapters 4 and 5 and read these two profoundly instructive passages of divine wisdom, written by St. Paul, and inspired to him through the Holy Spirit.
Then, I heard the Lord Jesus, speak into my heart the following message:
“My dear daughter Ann, I am well pleased with the emptying of your heart to Me today, so that I may fill you with Myself – My full Grace to make of you a replica of My mother, Mary who is full of grace. Learn well from her. She is your model for growth in holiness. Be obedient to her wishes, for they are Mine. We are united in will. Our Hearts are one, so should yours be with Ours, always united in will and love. As a child under My mother’s tutelage, you will grow unto the full stature of Christ – to become a “New Man”, leaving the old nature and all it’s evil ways behind you.
Be true to yourself. Trust in Our love. It is complete; you need nothing more. Let go of yourself and We will fill you with Our life and love, and you will shine before men with the Divine Light emanating from your “new man”, – your new being as a radiant child of God. I say again, trust in Our love. It is real, true, perfect and full of tenderness towards Our children. My mother loves and cares for all My children whom I entrusted to her while I was dying on the cross for love of mankind. She prays before Me every day, continuously, for My mercy to envelop the hearts of all the children of the world – those that know Me and those that know Me not. She is a good mother, – trustworthy – to be trusted by all her children. She wants only the best for her children, which is My will – salvation and eternal life for all the children of the world. Why do you think she came to Fatima, to Medjugorje, to Lourdes? – to draw my children back to My Heart!
My Heart bleeds for My children. My blood washes over the world, keeping it from desolation. Time is growing short until the Hand of justice falls upon a world of sin which refuses to convert and receive My mercy and salvation while there is still mercy available for it from my bleeding Heart. My mother prays night and day to hold My Hand back and give her children just a little more time to respond to My endless sighs of love and compassion towards My children. Come quickly children! Come home to your loving Parents. We await you with open arms and bleeding Hearts of love.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for September 15, 2016, the Feast of our Lady of Sorrows
After Holy Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, I sang the Stabat Mater Dolorosa in front of our Lady of Sorrows, to the left of the altar. At the end of this post you will find this beautiful hymn to sing, pray or to meditate upon.
Afterwards, I moved back to the second pew, and sat in silence reading my prayerbook. I then heard the Lord call my name “Ann.” I heard Him call a second time “Ann.” And then I heard Him call a third time “Ann”. On the third call, when I realized it was Jesus, I answered Him, “Here I am Lord”.
He said, “Do as I say. Write what I tell you. I am here with you, My little child. Post the teaching on the Beatitudes you have just studied. It is good for all to read.
You are growing in virtue daily. I am well pleased. I want all My children to grow in faith and virtue. Imitate My Mother of Sorrows who carried her cross bravely and peacefully. She contained all the gifts of the Holy Spirit: fortitude, piety, fear of the Lord, wisdom, counsel, knowledge and understanding, and she use these gifts with her own free will. I give these gifts to all who ask. These gifts are the Presence of the Holy Spirit in your soul. Live in unity with My Spirit and you will live a life of virtue, so pleasing to Me.
Call on My Saints for assistance. They struggled just like you to grow in virtue and they understand your needs. Pray to them for help. Call on them to intercede in your areas of weakness. St. Joseph is mighty to assist. He helped Me in My life on earth; he displayed a strong example of a life of virtue – of trust and faith and obedience to God’s will. I hear your prayers always, but My Saints assist Me in love. We are a loving family, helping each other, supporting each other, assisting each other. I am God, but I use the cooperation of My Saints, My children, My Mother in My plans and actions. Trust in Me. Trust in My ways.
You are a good child; keep trusting Me and you will grow in faith and virtue and reach the heights of sanctity. I love you as I love all My children. I assist them always in My merciful love.
Go in peace.”
Stabat Mater dolorosa
At the Cross Her Station Keeping
Stabat Mater Dolorosa is considered one of the seven greatest Latin hymns of all time. It is based upon the prophecy of Simeon that a sword was to pierce the heart of His mother, Mary (Lk 2:35). The hymn originated in the 13th century during the peak of Franciscan devotion to the crucified Jesus and has been attributed to Pope Innocent III (d. 1216), St. Bonaventure, or more commonly, Jacopone da Todi (1230-1306), who is considered by most to be the real author.
The hymn is often associated with the Stations of the Cross. In 1727 it was prescribed as a Sequence for the Mass of the Seven Sorrows of Mary (September 15) where it is still used today. In addition to this Mass, the hymn is also used for the Office of the Readings, Lauds, and Vespers for this memorial. There is a mirror image to this hymn, Stabat Mater speciosa, which echoes the joy of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the birth of Jesus
|STABAT Mater dolorosa
iuxta Crucem lacrimosa,
dum pendebat Filius.
|AT, the Cross her station keeping,
stood the mournful Mother weeping,
close to Jesus to the last.
|Cuius animam gementem,
contristatam et dolentem
|Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,
all His bitter anguish bearing,
now at length the sword has passed.
|O quam tristis et afflicta
fuit illa benedicta,
|O how sad and sore distressed
was that Mother, highly blest,
of the sole-begotten One.
|Quae maerebat et dolebat,
pia Mater, dum videbat
nati poenas inclyti.
|Christ above in torment hangs,
she beneath beholds the pangs
of her dying glorious Son.
|Quis est homo qui non fleret,
matrem Christi si videret
in tanto supplicio?
|Is there one who would not weep,
whelmed in miseries so deep,
Christ’s dear Mother to behold?
|Quis non posset contristari
Christi Matrem contemplari
dolentem cum Filio?
|Can the human heart refrain
from partaking in her pain,
in that Mother’s pain untold?
|Pro peccatis suae gentis
vidit Iesum in tormentis,
et flagellis subditum.
|Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled,
she beheld her tender Child
All with bloody scourges rent:
|Vidit suum dulcem Natum
dum emisit spiritum.
|For the sins of His own nation,
saw Him hang in desolation,
Till His spirit forth He sent.
|Eia, Mater, fons amoris
me sentire vim doloris
fac, ut tecum lugeam.
|O thou Mother! fount of love!
Touch my spirit from above,
make my heart with thine accord:
|Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
in amando Christum Deum
ut sibi complaceam.
|Make me feel as thou hast felt;
make my soul to glow and melt
with the love of Christ my Lord.
|Sancta Mater, istud agas,
crucifixi fige plagas
cordi meo valide.
|Holy Mother! pierce me through,
in my heart each wound renew
of my Savior crucified:
|Tui Nati vulnerati,
tam dignati pro me pati,
poenas mecum divide.
|Let me share with thee His pain,
who for all my sins was slain,
who for me in torments died.
|Fac me tecum pie flere,
donec ego vixero.
|Let me mingle tears with thee,
mourning Him who mourned for me,
all the days that I may live:
|Iuxta Crucem tecum stare,
et me tibi sociare
in planctu desidero.
|By the Cross with thee to stay,
there with thee to weep and pray,
is all I ask of thee to give.
|Virgo virginum praeclara,
mihi iam non sis amara,
fac me tecum plangere.
|Virgin of all virgins blest!,
Listen to my fond request:
let me share thy grief divine;
|Fac, ut portem Christi mortem,
passionis fac consortem,
et plagas recolere.
|Let me, to my latest breath,
in my body bear the death
of that dying Son of thine.
|Fac me plagis vulnerari,
fac me Cruce inebriari,
et cruore Filii.
|Wounded with His every wound,
steep my soul till it hath swooned,
in His very Blood away;
|Flammis ne urar succensus,
per te, Virgo, sim defensus
in die iudicii.
|Be to me, O Virgin, nigh,
lest in flames I burn and die,
in His awful Judgment Day.
|Christe, cum sit hinc exire,
da per Matrem me venire
ad palmam victoriae.
|Christ, when Thou shalt call me hence,
by Thy Mother my defense,
by Thy Cross my victory;
|Quando corpus morietur,
fac, ut animae donetur
paradisi gloria. Amen.
|While my body here decays,
may my soul Thy goodness praise,
safe in paradise with Thee. Amen.
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for September 13, 2016
Following the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, I spent time with Jesus in quiet contemplation. He spoke the following words to me in my heart which I feel He would like me to share with you.
“My dear child, why do you weep? Am I not here with you? Forgive yourself as you forgive others; with this I am well pleased.
I will guide you in your thinking for I am truth. Have the mind of Christ. Search my Word, for there you find the fullness of My thoughts presented for human minds to understand by My Spirit of understanding and wisdom given to you.
There is no need to seek knowledge elsewhere, for all you need for moral living is contained in My Word, My Scriptures. Search the Scriptures and you will find this to be true. Read the parables, observe My actions, note My words. All truth is contained in My words and actions for moral living in this world. I remind you of the Beatitudes; in them you will find peace. Look to Me, as displayed in My Word, for all you think and do and things will go well for you.
‘Your Word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path’ (Psalm 119:105) in the way you are to walk in this world before Me. This is the sure path of life, the path for holy living.
My Holy Spirit of truth will teach you. Trust in My Spirit. Pray to My Spirit – The Holy Spirit- He will light your way and bring you to the heights of holiness, which is the pure light of My love. Love is always the way. Love your neighbor as you would have them love you. In this, is the simplicity of the moral life on earth.
Go in Peace.
I will continue to train you in righteousness. Have no fear. I am here. I go with you.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for September 10, 2016
After holy mass today at St. Patrick’s I stayed later, and was the last person to leave the church, as I wanted to continue worshiping Jesus.
I said, “speak Lord, Your servant is listening. If You will and desire, I am ready – my heart is ready”.
“Dear Ann, My daughter, here I am, waiting for you. You are Mine, My lamb. I have found you years ago and you have grown in love and grace. Now I am using you to find My lost sheep, My little lost lambs. Go out to the highways and byways, to the streets and corners, to the neighborhoods, to the cities and countryside, and you will find them wandering alone in darkness – lost, lonely, hungry for love and truth and life, although many do not know or understand their destitution, as their minds have become darkened through sin.
My precious daughter, enlighten them to My love and mercy. Bring My Grace to them. You are My hands and feet, My mouth. Tell them about Me. Tell them how much I love them and want to hold them on My shoulders and carry them home. Give them food to eat – My Word, My message of love and salvation. Slake their thirst with the Living Water I give to drink. Stay near their sides and wrap them in your love which flows from My heart through you, and keep them warm. Pick them up from their falls, lift them out of the pit, set them on their feet again and make them sturdy with My Living Word. Reach them wherever they have strayed. My Word goes out to all the earth and does not come back to Me void.
I am the Good Shepherd calling My sheep to come home.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for September 7, 2016
Today I went on yet another pilgrimage to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in order to pass again through the Holy Door of Mercy designated by Pope Francis in this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.
For those who may not be aware, the Holy Father solemnly declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy from 8 December 2015 – the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – to November 20, 2016 – the Solemnity of Christ the King, which honors Our Lord Jesus Christ as Lord of the Universe both as God and as a Man.
God gave the example of the Jubilee in the Old Testament with its liberation from earthly debts to prepare for the true liberation provided by Jesus Christ, – liberation from bondage to sin.
I’ve made this pilgrimage to the basilica several times in the past week in order to profit from the opportunity to receive the Jubilee Year of Mercy Indulgence for myself and others.
What is an indulgence? As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI stated, “In the spiritual realm everything belongs to everyone. There is no private property. The goods of others become mine and my goods belong to others. This is what is intended by the expression “the treasure of the Church” and the “merits of the Saints”. To ask for an indulgence means to enter into this communion of spiritual goods and put oneself at its disposition”.
According to the Code of Canon Law, (992) “An indulgence is the remission before God of temporal punishment for sins whose guilt is already forgiven, which a properly disposed member of the Christian faithful gains under certain and defined conditions by the assistance of the Church which as a minister of redemption dispenses and applies authoritatively the treasury of the satisfaction of Christ and the saints.”
” An indulgence can be partial or plenary in so far as it partially or totally frees from the temporal punishment due to sins (993).”
A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who satisfy all the stated conditions, which in simple summary are: receiving holy Communion in a state of grace, making Sacramental Confession, praying for the Intentions of the Pope, and having complete detachment from all sin, even venial sin. (It is this disposition to renounce all attachment to our sins which opens our heart to the receipt of the full remission of the temporal guilt of sin, which God desires to grant us through the Church). Thus, the Year of Mercy Indulgence means the full remission of all temporal punishment (i.e. time spent in Purgatory) due to the sin in one’s entire lifetime up to that point! Again, the Jubilee Year of Mercy Indulgence which in conjunction with the remission of the eternal guilt of sin through Sacramental Confession, remits the temporal punishment due to the already forgiven sin.!
I encourage you all to find your local pilgrimage church – one that has been designated as a Jubilee Church which features a Holy Door of Mercy.
After Holy Mass today, in my time of prayer of quiet with our Lord here in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Jesus gave me this message which I share with you.
“Write child, the words I speak to you. My little darling, here I am, with you, in you, beside you, around you, above and below you – everywhere. My Spirit is everywhere. Come and breathe Me into your soul. Trust in My refreshing Spirit which gives you life and teaches you truth. Be bold to proclaim that I alone am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me. The Way you know. The Way is by trusting and believing in Me. This is the path of Life. It is the only Truth.
Little daughter, why do you doubt your inspirations? Am I not trustworthy? Do you not know Me? Of course you do. You know Me well, but I will show you more, reveal more of Myself to you. Trust is all you need. Trust! How it pleases Me when someone trusts Me with their whole heart and soul. It gives Me great glory. How I love to be glorified in this way. Trust like a child. Childlike trust! No complicating thoughts should enter your mind. Simplicity, silence, peace. This is how you hear Me and learn and grow to know Me better, more intimately.
Rest in My love. Do not strive. I accept you, receive you, just as you are today. You have made a good Confession. Be at peace! Trust in My mercy. My hands are always outstretched to those seeking My mercy – just as the Father who received the prodigal son. He ran to meet His beloved child and blessed him with all He had. Do you see? Come home to your Father without fear. I run towards My children with love and mercy in My outstretched hands. I embrace you with a hug of My Love which is full and plenteous for redemption. All is well. All is well! All can be well with your souls, just return home to your Father who loves you.
All is well. Go in peace.”
The Battle Cry:Marching Orders for September 6, 2016
“Pick up your pen and write, Ann, the words I will tell you. You are Our beloved daughter. Be not afraid of what is coming upon the world. I will be with you, and all who love Me and trust in Me. My Mother’s humble army will triumph. The world is filled with sin and in need of chastisement, but I am merciful – Mercy Itself – so I delay My just punishment a bit longer that souls may turn to Me yet, and be saved.
You are a soldier in My army and you must be vigilant and on guard at all times as your enemy, the devil, is prowling around the world seeking souls to destroy. Do not be alarmed that I tell you this, as My heart will guard you from his snares. Stay close to Me at all times, your General, and follow My commands, that together, We, as a mighty army of humble soldiers will defeat the ancient enemy, and My Mother will crush him underfoot in her triumph which is coming soon.
Be at peace, dear child. We are always here with you and near to you, holding you in Our united Hearts of love. Come quickly to Our side; hold onto Our hearts with all your love and devotion that We may guard you from the infernal enemy of souls, who hates with a passion those who love Us with passion and trust. He fights hard against the holy ones to destroy them, but We will not permit him to harm you or any of Our beloved children. Trust is all you need. Trust in the power of Our love.
Dear one, the war has begun, but many battles remain yet to be fought and won. Time is on Our side, as I am the Lord of history, and all time is held in My hands. March forward mighty army of God for My Kingdom comes.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for August 30, 2016
I just returned from the Cathedral of the immaculate conception in Camden, which as you know, is designated as one of the churches with the holy door of the Jubilee year of mercy. Oh what a glorious mass it was today, and I wrote all my prayer intentions in the formal mass book, which included everything and everyone possible to pray for. I really entered into a deep state with Jesus and Mary. Then I moved over to the altar of Mary after mass, and prayed my rosary in a deep state of recollection. Afterwards, sitting in silence and deep contemplation I received the following from Jesus:
“My dear Ann, We are here with you in this Cathedral, a place We always meet you, although I can meet with you at any place. Be at peace for We love you so much. You are Ours and We are yours, dear child. Today you prayed your rosary well. You meditated hard and deep on the mysteries of My passion. I am very pleased. My mother walked with Me on the way of the cross as you saw. She observed My every agony at each station. Her heart was with Me totally. She gave Me great comfort and consolation in My desolation. When you pray the rosary as you did today, you console Me too.
Dear child, walk with Me on the way of the cross of life, stay near Me, follow Me, accompany Me on the journey all the way to the crucifixion. Die with Me and you will rise again in the resurrection with all the righteous ones.
Dear one, in the darkness of the tomb is the pure light of faith. It is there where you are purified. Put away your own selfish desires, earthly passions, and cravings of the flesh and enter the tomb with Me. In the darkness of faith My light will shine on you and you will see Me clearly and see yourself in Me.”
The Holy Spirit then prompted this passage of scripture in my heart:
Gospel of John, chapter 5, Verses 24–29.
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself. And He has given Him authority to judge because He is the Son of Man. Do not be amazed at this, for time is coming when all who are in their graves we will hear His voice and come out – those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned.”
The Battle Cry: Marching orders for the Solemnity of the Queenship of Mary, August 21, 2016
I just went over to the Cathedral for mass today for the solemnity of the queenship of Mary feast. It was very beautiful and I was very deep in my contemplation and prayer. At the end of mass I stayed in the church to worship Jesus and venerated Mary and I heard this message in my heart from Mary and Jesus.
Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven, Queen of all hearts
“Daughter, I am your queen and your mother. Never doubt this truth. It has been proclaimed since the beginning of the church and rightfully so because it is true. I am speaking to you, dear daughter, with all my love and affection. You are my precious child and I love all my children as much as I love you. Be not afraid to trust me. I will lead you to the glories of heaven where my Son reigns as King of the universe – King of all that has been created, both temporal and eternal, – heaven and earth and under the earth.”
Jesus, King of all nations
“My Word goes out into all the earth and blesses those who hear it. Listen well. My daughter, I am here with My mother, loving you, being in you and with you and all around you. I support your every breath, your every move, and hear your every thought. Think thoughts that please Me. Think holy thoughts of love and mercy, kindness and compassion. Think about your neighbor in this way. I will help you to love them perfectly if you permit Me to saturate your heart and mind with My reality. You have received Me in holy Communion, and so, I am within you spreading My effects of grace through your body and soul, flooding your being with My presence, My love, My reality.
Continue to love Me and My mother with all your heart. Fast and pray that you may be strengthened in My will. Ann, be true to yourself. Never doubt who you are. Never doubt Our unfathomable love for you, Our child. You are a daughter of the great King and Queen of heaven. May all Our sons and daughters enter into Our courts with praise and thanksgiving. Come, be with Us forever, live with Us forever. We smile upon you, all Our children, with radiant beams of love. Look at Our Faces – into the Eyes of those Who love you with Our everlasting love and mercy.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for August 20, 2016
Tonight I went to mass at five pm at a church in another nearby town called The Church of the Incarnation. It is beautiful and it’s a church that keeps its doors open during the daytime for people to pray in, and a place that I’ve gone on several occasions to be before the tabernacle and where I had received words from Jesus in the past. I was inspired tonight by the Holy Spirit to remain seated after mass, while all the people left the church, I spend some additional time with Jesus, Whom I had just received in holy Communion. I was sitting silently and loving in My heart and soul and remaining quiet when I heard the following:
Jesus began speaking to me, and I did not have a pen and paper handy. So I tried to recall the first few phrases that He had just spoken to me while I scrambled to find a pen and some napkins to write on. I could not remember every word of the first few phrases, however, I was able to recall the final phrase that I heard before I was able to get out my napkins to write on.
“Ann, do not fear the days ahead. We are with you.” Then Jesus continued, and having my pen and some napkins ready, I continued to write what He said to me. “You are Our child and We love you, Ann. Be at peace. We are here. We are beside you. I am in you. (Jesus was referring to holy Communion). You are listening well to Our Voices. You are learning to hear – to discern.
Be at peace. Take courage. The world is spinning, reeling with its evil nature. The cup is brimming over. I will indeed act in justice, soon. But it is not yet the time. I seek lost souls. You must get them for me. Do not delay. They are mine and I want them from you and my other laborers in my vineyard. Go out and collect my harvest. The fields are ripe for the harvest.
Look and see them. Go to them, find them and bring them to Me. There is still time to harvest souls before I act in My justice. Do not delay for the time is short. I will hold you accountable for souls that are lost if you do not witness My love and mercy to them. I will hold you all accountable, My servants. Go, go in haste to find them. Be at peace for I am with you. Surrender your heart to Me totally and I will lead you to them perfectly. My lost sheep, My lost lambs, we will bring them home together.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for August 16, 2016
“Speak Lord and my Lady, Your servant is listening”.
“My child, write what I tell you. You are mine and I am yours. Do not disbelieve. We are here with you, loving you. You are our child, so precious to us. Listen hard, for we have some things to say to you.”
Jesus – “The world is a mess as you can see – evil is everywhere. There is no stop to it and it will continue unabated. I will intervene in My own timing. Remain faithful to Me. Times will become progressively more difficult the world over. Wars and rumors of war will continue, but it is not the end yet. Be holy, as My mother is holy. Follow her lead. Do as she does.
Turn to her for guidance during these evil days. She will lead you through them safely without guile or deception. My mother is a model for the world to imitate her holiness during times of hardship. She knows, as her life was very hard, but My grace was sufficient for her. It is sufficient for you too, to grow in holiness. My little child, why do you doubt? You can and will grow in holiness, only follow My mother’s lead.
Mary – “Ann, dear one, take my hand. We will go forward together. I care for all my children as I am their spiritual mother in truth and reality. This is my time. My Son has given it unto me. I am the Lady clothed with the sun shining brightly for all to see. Do you see me? Look into your heart, I am there with my Immaculate Love, holding you to my breast, like a good mother who nurses her child with untainted, pure milk. You are my darling child, whom I nourish at my breast, as I did my own dear Son. Trust me, Your mother.
You have come a long way in trusting me. I ask you for more trust now because you need me in these evil days. All need their mother when they are frightened and scared, as the world is a most dangerous place. Stay close to my heart. Stay close to my side. I will lead you along the path of life with my Son. You will be secure in my presence. A child should not roam too far from its mother. Stay near to your mother at all times and you will be well and safe.
I love you, my daughter. Mama Mary loves you and all her children. Come under my mantle of protection in these evil days. Run to me as children do when they are frightened and hide under my mantle. The time is short. Come. Come quickly.”
The Battle Cry: Feast of the Transfiguration, 6 August 2016, First Saturday
Speak Lord and my mother, your servant is listening.”
and here’s what came,
Jesus and Mary – “We are here dear daughter with you and we will help you in your meditation. Write what we tell you. Dearest Ann, we love you. You are our child. Be consecrated to us – your life, your love, your heart, mind and soul, with all your strength. We will not disappoint you and will grant you eternal life. Be ours in words and deeds.”
Jesus – “Remember My mother’s visit to Elizabeth. She went in haste, carrying Me in her inmost being, to bring Me to others. She did not wait until after I was born. You are to go in haste to help your neighbor, carrying Me along with you, in the depths of your being. I must live in you as I was living in My mother, in spirit and in truth. Go in haste to serve your neighbor in love and charity. Sacrifice yourself as My mother did, for others, not counting the cost, or measuring the length of the journey, but trusting in the power of My Spirit living within you to help you on your way.”
Blessed Mother Mary – ” My child, when I went to see Elizabeth she received me with joy because I carried Christ to her. You are to do the same, bring Christ to others, in both words and deeds, spreading joy. People’s lives are hard, filled with heavy burdens, which the Spirit of Christ can help lighten. Carry Him to the people in all you say and do, that my Magnificat be sung in you. Go in haste!”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for June 14, 2016, 2016
“Let go of yourself, Ann. Be at peace. I am here with you and love you. You are Mine and I will never let you go. Forever you belong to Me. The whole world belongs to Me, but My children spurn My love. They spit in My face – in the face of the Savior who loves them and came to save them.
How can they live without Me? There is no life without Me. There is only everlasting death. They are the walking dead now. Without Me, you can do nothing. I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. There is no entry to heaven without Me. No one comes to the Father except by Me. In My Father’s house, I have prepared many dwelling places, but they will remain empty, as those who spurn My love and salvation are walking the road to destruction.
I want all My children to come home with Me. My heart bleeds for love of them, My lost children. Turn back to your Savior who loves you and gave His life for your life. Turn back before it is too late. I will lead you home if you allow Me.
Your Good Shepherd,
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for June 13, 2016, 2016
“My child, write. Do not hesitate, for I am speaking now to you. Believe! Trust in Me. Trust your heart. So many lack trust and they are so afraid. They fear life, and I came that they would have life, and life more abundantly. The world is full of sorrows. In Me is joy and peace. Times will get harder, but there is nothing to fear if you have Me.
I want to be wanted by all. So few abandon themselves in trust to Me, yet I am merciful, trustworthy and true. There is no fear for those who come to Me. I will receive them into My merciful heart with endless love and delight. I will ravish them with My love. Their joy will be full as I lavish My Graces upon them. You, My child, love Me. I relish your love. You return to Me love for Love. How you delight Me!
I know you are sad over your sins but I have forgiven you in the abundance of My mercy. I would do the same for all who turn back to Me with genuine contrition for their sins. I am not a harsh taskmaster but a merciful Savior. Come to Me all you who are burdened and heavy laden with your sins.
Confess them to Me, and you will be forgiven. My love is gentle and tender toward sinners, and you are all sinners in need of a Savior. I have saved you, if you allow yourself to be saved. How I desire to say to all of you, “go in peace, your faith has saved you”.
Let me love you; let Me save you.
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for May 3, 2016
May 3, 2016 was a very tender day for me, as it was the first anniversary of my beloved father, Dr. George S. Weber’s, passing to our Lord. My father suffered terribly with the dehumanizing disease of Alzheimer’s for more than five years. It is a very tragic and painful disease not only for the person who has it but also for the family members. As both my mother and my sister were sick with their own illnesses, of ovarian cancer and late stage liver disease, respectively, at the same time as my father’s illness with Alzheimer’s, I was their primary caregiver to all three.
These years were a very great trial for me, and I learned to abandon myself more fully in trust and total dependence on Jesus, who walked closely with me through these many sorrows, and helped me carry this very heavy cross. My father, my mother, and my sister are now all with Jesus having passed through this valley of the shadow of death, and the veil of sorrows, into the peace and joy of the Lord Who called them all to Himself in the course of a little more than one year. Thus, I went to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, on the first anniversary of my father’s death where he was remembered before the Lord in the Holy Mass. After mass, in the silence of quiet contemplation I heard the Lord speak the following words to me:
My child write what I tell you. I will speak to you today.
Do you know who I am? I am the God of love. I save all who call on My name. The world doesn’t know Me, but you know Me. Tell them of My love for them. Show them by your life that you belong to Me – by what you say and do, how you behave. If you love each other they will see Me in you and believe in Me. This is how it must be done. Words are not enough. Your actions speak louder than words and testify to Me. Sincere, upright lives will lead many souls to Me– to salvation. You are My body – My hands and feet – act in love! Be temples of living Love to your neighbors, family, all the world, that they see Me in you and believe in Me.
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for April 29, 2016
Write My child the words I speak to you today. There is no time to delay. The world is on fire – the fire of sin. I will put out these fires by My spirit which will cover the earth. My word will not return to Me void. I will do as I say.
You are My witness. Ann, little child, My little mouthpiece, I will use you to instruct My people of the times that are coming. They are coming soon. Sooner than most realize. The stench of sin has reach the highest heavens.
My mother has tried to hold back My hand by her endless prayers. She has been imploring her children to return to Me in holiness, to fast, pray and convert their hearts, but to little avail. Alas, no one is listening to her appeals. They go on with their inane lives, wrapped up in so much foolishness and sin. I will come. I will come indeed when they least expect Me. I will strike the earth with My hand of justice unless they repent, unless they turn their hearts to Me that I may save them.
You, My little mouthpiece, you and all My children, those who love and obey Me, I love you all, as you are Mine. As for the others, I will save them if they turn to Me in repentance. I love all of humanity but I can save only those who trust in Me and accept My salvation.
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for April 25, 2016
“Peace is what I give to the world. I am Peace. In Me is the peace of the world. In Me you have peace if you trust in Me. Without trust you can have no peace, for your spirit is restless. Let go and you will have peace. Abandon yourself to Me in trust. I will not disappoint you. I will not forsake you, for you will be all Mine.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for April 18, 2016
“My child, write what I tell you. You will publish this on the blog and website. This message is public.
I am the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for the sheep. All who come to Me will be saved. There is no time to delay. My Hand is stretched over the earth ready to strike as sins have reached up to the heavens, and My Father is sore displeased. The time is short. Prayer can avert My Father’s justice, but where are those who pray for the world? They are asleep, they are dreaming. Their lives are caught up in every vile and vain and foolish endeavor. They are wallowing in the mud like pigs. You are My sheep and My sheep follow the Good Shepherd who leads them to eternal life.
Listen to My voice, the Voice of Love and salvation for your souls. Listen, do you hear the trumpet call? Come to Me before it is too late. I will receive you in My merciful Heart and save you, for I love you dearly, as a shepherd cares for his sheep and will protect and guide them to safety. Ann, My little mouthpiece, shout out to the world that they may listen to My voice – the voice of the Good Shepherd and Commander of Armies. Come, for the trumpet sounds. Come quickly to My Heart that you may be saved from the day of wrath.
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for Palm Sunday, 2016
My child, write what I tell you. You will post it on the blog and on the website. I am here in the church with you. I am in all the Catholic churches of the world waiting as a Prisoner of Love for souls to come visit Me. I love them with an everlasting love. If only they would come to speak with Me, to listen to My heart speaking to theirs. In the depths of their hearts I would speak to them and bring them joy and comfort in their lives and trials.
So many go about their busy lives never thinking anything of Me as I wait here day after day, year after year to lavish my love and comfort on them. They are immersed in the vain and foolish things of life to their internal cost, their eternal loss! Life is short, just as a breath, and eternity is forever, and yet they think nothing of this reality. Would that they would spend just a little time with Me each day and they would reap a harvest of blessings and graces, storing up true treasure in heaven for themselves.
I am so generous, I would lavish my love and graces on them for just a mere minute of their time spent with Me, How lonely I feel at times locked in the tabernacle with no one to be with Me, as I was on the Way of the Cross as I carried the sins of the world in My body up the hill of Calvary where they would be crucified in Me. Do you not comprehend the cost of sin? The suffering and death of God! – of the God Man – in your place! See Me hanging there on the wood of the Cross. Behold your God who dies for love of you, purchasing your freedom from sin with My blood. Oh how I love you all! Each one of you! I would have died only for you – for you alone!
You console Me, Ann, by being here with Me before the tabernacle in this sanctuary. You are Mine and I am yours. We are in love. May your writing inspire and encourage lukewarm souls to run to Me that I may love them and they be loved as I am loving you now.
Come, come, my children! Come to me, I wait for you under lock and key, patiently, longingly, until eternity.
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for February 15, 2016
I went up to Nazareth to make a day of personal spiritual retreat. I entered the holy Basilica of the Annunciation and saw that it was completely empty of pilgrims and tourists. I was delighted to have the entire sanctuary of the grotto all to myself, to spend a few hours with my sweet Jesus all alone.
After blessing myself with holy water from the font, I went down into the grotto and stood before the tabernacle and alter which is situated inside the ancient house of the blessed Virgin Mary over which the enormous Basilica is built. I adored Jesus there for a few moments and then I looked around to find a place to sit, as I wanted to spend a few hours with my Lord in deep prayer and quiet contemplation. Behind a cordoned off area of the sanctuary, where the Holy Mass is celebrated, I saw a small stool. Without violating the sacred space by entering through the the roped off barrier, I leaned over and lifted out the stool and set it discreetly to the side of the grotto and sat down to begin my intimate time with my Lord.
The entire huge lower sanctuary of the Basilica was completely empty of persons, however as soon as I sat down on the stool, seemingly out of no where, – out of thin air – a man appeared on the balcony above the grotto. He called out to me in a harsh voice of reprimand in another language. I gently responded in English that I did not understand what he was saying, however, I sensed that he was scolding me for having re-positioned the little stool on the outside of the rope and having had the audacity to sit on it. I opened my mouth in an attempt to explain my actions, but I was met with harsh rebuke, and was unable to say one word to the man. He continued to aggressively spew out ugly and mean words at me, and I was unable to speak a word in my own defense, as he did not cease from his accusing and condemning attack against me. Sensing in my spirit, just a small taste of what our Lord must have felt when he was falsely and greviously maligned by hardhearted and evil men, I resigned myself in the depths of my soul to peacefully, humbly, calmly and willingly accept the humiliation I was receiving from the stranger. His final words which he shouted at me venomously were, “this is not your house!” after which he fell silent, having exhausted himself in his harsh tirade.
Looking at him with a gentle expression and with profound humility, I asked him, “will Holy Mass be celebrated here this afternoon?” My question seem to have taken him aback, and his face suddenly softened and he gently responded to me, “no, there will be no masses this afternoon here,” and then he proceeded to open the rope to the cordoned off area of the sanctuary and kindly encouraged me to enter, pointing to some cushioned seats in front of the altar and saying, “go sit over there.”
I entered the sacred sanctuary space, where the holy altar was located and seated myself on the soft cushions as he had instructed me and covered my head with my shawl, bowed my head and lifted my heart to my Lord Jesus seeking His Presence and consolation. The once angry man left me and I was again all alone with my Lord in the huge open space of the lower grotto of the Basilica of the Annunciation.
After some moments of silence in the presence of the Lord, I began to pray the Rosary. At the end of the rosary prayers, I entered into a state of contemplation – the prayer of quiet – and the Holy Spirit gave me a great light, placing the words which the angry man had spoken to me, “this is not your house!” before my spiritual eyes and He gave me a sudden profound understanding of the fiery love of the Lord’s Heart for all His children – for all humanity. Then I heard Jesus spoke these words to me in the interior of my soul:
“I am here my child, with you, comforting you in your distress. Pay no mind to the ignorant, the foolish, the blasphemers of My way. My way is love. My heart is open to all. I am not a closed door but an open door to eternal life for all who come to Me. You my child are a good daughter, bringing many souls to Me, even though you do not know who they are. By your prayers and life you attract many souls to My kingdom. Walk with Me always. I will guide you along My way of love and you will bring many more souls to Me. I love you, daughter, as I love all of My children and yearn for them to know Me – know My fatherly love for them. If they knew Me – knew of My immense love for them they would never fear. Fear is from the evil one who attracts My children by falsity and lies. He hides behind seemingly good things and lays a trap to deceive My children. Love is pure and holy. My love is true, truth. Those who come to Me find true love that never fails. Bring more souls to Me by prayer and sacrifice. My house is a house of prayer for all nations. Invite the lonely and lost, the hurting, the broken to come into the warmth of My house. The fire of my Sacred Heart will warm them. All are welcome. No one will be turned away by Me. Ahalan wa Sahalan, welcome. Come home My children, come home. Your Father awaits you with open arms. I love you all.”
After reading and praying for discernment about the above “Word” that I received from Jesus in the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, my dear and trusted brother in Christ, who provides me with sound spiritual direction, and who is a holy Consecrated Hermit of the Lord now living in the Valley of Ayalon in Israel, was reminded by the Holy Spirit of a passage from “Evangelii Gaudium” written by Pope Francis. In this passage our Holy Father teaches of Jesus Christ and His Church as the “open door.” I accept this as a confirmation of the true Spirit speaking the “Word” I received from Jesus. May you be further blessed in reading and meditating on this passage below of the “open door” from ” Evangelii Gaudium.”
V. A mother with an open heart
46. A Church which “goes forth” is a Church whose doors are open. Going out to others in order to reach the fringes of humanity does not mean rushing out aimlessly into the world. Often it is better simply to slow down, to put aside our eagerness in order to see and listen to others, to stop rushing from one thing to another and to remain with someone who has faltered along the way. At times we have to be like the father of the prodigal son, who always keeps his door open so that when the son returns, he can readily pass through it.
47. The Church is called to be the house of the Father, with doors always wide open. One concrete sign of such openness is that our church doors should always be open, so that if someone, moved by the Spirit, comes there looking for God, he or she will not find a closed door. There are other doors that should not be closed either. Everyone can share in some way in the life of the Church; everyone can be part of the community, nor should the doors of the sacraments be closed for simply any reason. This is especially true of the sacrament which is itself “the door”: baptism. The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak. These convictions have pastoral consequences that we are called to consider with prudence and boldness. Frequently, we act as arbiters of grace rather than its facilitators. But the Church is not a tollhouse; it is the house of the Father, where there is a place for everyone, with all their problems.
48. If the whole Church takes up this missionary impulse, she has to go forth to everyone without exception. But to whom should she go first? When we read the Gospel we find a clear indication: not so much our friends and wealthy neighbours, but above all the poor and the sick, those who are usually despised and overlooked, “those who cannot repay you” (Lk 14:14). There can be no room for doubt or for explanations which weaken so clear a message. Today and always, “the poor are the privileged recipients of the Gospel”, and the fact that it is freely preached to them is a sign of the kingdom that Jesus came to establish. We have to state, without mincing words, that there is an inseparable bond between our faith and the poor. May we never abandon them.
49. Let us go forth, then, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ. Here I repeat for the entire Church what I have often said to the priests and laity of Buenos Aires: I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security. I do not want a Church concerned with being at the centre and which then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures. If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: “Give them something to eat” (Mk 6:37).
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders For February 10,
A Word from the Lord Jesus for Ash Wednesday to His loyal foot soldiers and to those whom He is calling to join His Spiritual Army of Righteousness.
After a time of deep silence and openness to the Lord I had said to him these words : “here I am Lord, I’ve come to do your will, speak Lord, your servant is listening.” And then I waited with no premeditated ideas. And then I begin to hear something in my soul which I think could be from him as I was very humble and docile in my heart and tried to empty myself totally to him in surrender.I heard these words:
“Jesus is my name. It means ‘salvation.’ I am the savior of the world. No one comes to the father except by me. You need me. You are all sinners. There is no one without sin. Only my mother is holy. I have made her as an example to you. She is your model. She is without sin because I created her so. I made her for myself. In her virginal womb I took form. I became human and entered your world. I came that you may have light, light to see the truth.
I am truth and life. What are you waiting for? Come to the light. See the truth about yourselves. I am a mirror for your souls. Look into the face of God, the God who loves you and gives you life. Why do you wait? The time is short. I am coming soon to judge the world. In me is mercy. Enter into my mercy and you will not be judged. Your sins will be wiped away for I am merciful. I am the merciful Savior who gives you life. Take my gift now before it is too late.
I am coming soon. I love you. Remain in me and I will remain in you.”
After this I reread what he had spoken and almost like I wanted to be reassured and confirm that it was from him I open my Bible at random, yes in my heart hoping he would have a confirmation for me, and I was really astounded when I opened the Bible and the page it open to was Isaiah 9:1 –7 which is the passage that speaks about Jesus born of a virgin and being our eternal king. You’ll be amazed when you read these words. I couldn’t believe my eyes when this was the page that I had randomly opened Open for some confirmation. Coincidence?
The Righteous Reign of the Coming King
“But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.
You have multiplied the nation,
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as people exult when dividing plunder.
For the yoke of their burden,
and the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For all the boots of the tramping warriors
and all the garments rolled in blood
shall be burned as fuel for the fire.
For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His authority shall grow continually,
and there shall be endless peace
for the throne of David and his kingdom.
He will establish and uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time onwards and for evermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for January 30, 2016
I’ve returned to Israel for a two month “personal spiritual retreat” to make a new beginning with Jesus, – a fresh start for a new year – to permit Him to reorient my spiritual life which was suffering from some weariness and frustration caused all the intense events happening in the world and the busyness and distractions that arise from ordinary daily life with all its pressing duties and challenges which had resulted my not attending daily Holy mass as often and slacking off on other spiritual disciples, especially contemplative prayer.
I felt sure that I had understood the Holy Spirit’s call to begin this new apostolate – “The Battle Cry” to be used to share His Messages (the Lord’s “marching orders”) that He would speak and inspire to me to further prepare and encourage His faithful troops as the Great Battle for hearts, minds and souls presses forward in these very difficult and dangerous times for the Church and the World. Then, why isn’t our Commander-in-Chief speaking more to me, I wondered? I was anxious to write His orders, His battle plans, and as a good soldier to serve Him dutifully and faithfully. I thought I was adequately waiting on Him for His “word”. I have come to understand that we may think we are waiting on God, but this is not so; rather, He is always waiting on us! I was too restless, too scattered, to enter deeply into the prayer of quiet. How can a simple foot soldier hear the General’s Voice if she does not spend time with the King of kings remaining still and patiently and attentively listening to Him?
I was not being obedient to our Lord Jesus’ initial basic commands, which He spoke so clearly to me in February 2014 when He instructed me:
“My child, write what I tell you. I am here with you, guiding you. You will hear My Voice, Listen! I am preparing you for a great work. You must remain still. I will lead you. Follow Me! You will soon see certain doors open. I will lead you through them. Be patient until that time. Keep doing what you are doing.
The Tempter will come against you. Do not listen to him. Pay attention and listen to My Voice. I will speak clearly. You must listen to Me. You are being prepared for a mission. Do not doubt. Be faithful to Me. We will go forward together. Take My hand. Do not look back. The road ahead will be hard, but together, I will bring you through. Have no fear. I will be with you. Dangerous times are coming for My Church. The shepherd will be struck and the sheep will be scattered. I am preparing an army for battle. You are a soldier in my army. Stand ready to serve Me. Be brave and do not falter. You will lead many to victory. I am the Commander-in-Chief of a mighty army. This is a battle for hearts and minds. I am training your hands for war – a righteous war – the war of My Spirit. My Spirit will cover the earth like a mist, and hearts will be turned to Me… The time is soon. Be on your guard. Spend time with me that I may prepare you for My righteous war. I will give you My own strength and wisdom for the holy fight and we will be victorious. Come follow Me!”
At first I tried to ignore these feelings and busy myself with everything but contemplative prayer – the prayer of quiet. Finally, I accepted that I needed to start anew – to “Be still and know that (You) are God.” (Psalm 46:10) and so I came to Israel for a time of spiritual refreshment to “seek His Face”.
My heart says of You, “Seek His Face!” Your Face, Lord I will seek. (Psalm 27:8 NIV)
My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” (Psalm 27:8 New Living Translation)
Not only was I allowing the Tempter to distract me with the busyness of everyday life, and the allure of the things of the world, from spending deep, quiet, quality time with Jesus, but as a result, Satan was effective in sowing seeds of doubt in my heart about the mission Jesus entrusted to me, “The Battle Cry” which is a call from the Lord to serve as one of His attentive watchmen of the “signs of the times” and to boldly blare out the “Bugle Call” – the CHARGE.
After arriving in Israel, my co-laborer in this apostolate, Marianne, and I arranged to meet with our spiritual director, Father Michael, a holy priest from Ireland, whom the Lord some years ago called to come to Jerusalem for “such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)
Over a long and delightful luncheon in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, we shared in fellowship what the Lord is doing in each of our lives and discussed the challenging and dangerous conditions in the Church and in the world. I did not reveal to Father Michael that I was suffering from some doubt and hesitation about the Lord’s Will and His plan for my life. Jesus had clearly offered me an opportunity to share in His love, tender compassion and care for His children by participating in His work to prepare, build -up and equip His royal army of the end times to face “the final confrontation between Christ and the Anti-Christ.”*
*In an address given during the 1976 Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia for the Bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (later to become the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II) spoke these prophetic words:
“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation the world has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circles of the American Society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the Gospel and the anti-gospel, between Christ and the Antichrist. This confrontation lies within the plans of Divine Providence. It is, therefore, in God’s Plan, and it must be a trial which the Church must take up, and face courageously.”
Jesus had called and invited me to be His mouthpiece in “The Battle Cry.” Lack of intimate time spent with Jesus in prayer was being used by the Enemy to cause me to doubt my calling and to hesitate in taking further action in my mission. Jesus scolded and rebuked His disciples in Mark 8:17-19 as being dense and dull. Was I, like the apostles, also being blind and foolish not to clearly see it? Or is it arrogance on my part not to trust Him? Or am I lacking sufficient faith to fully surrender?
“Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember…..?” (Mark 8:17-19)
When I returned home from Jerusalem that evening, I prayed to the Lord asking that He would increase my faith.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” (Luke 17:5).
…I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief (Mark 9:24).
Father Michael sent an email to Marianne and me the next day thanking us for the time we spent together over lunch. He attached several links to various spiritual sites for us to profit from. A few days later, I opened one of the sites called “Behold I Come” which is written by a visionary in the US who allegedly hears messages from the Lord by locution. Father Michael offered this site for our discernment.
I opened the first post on the site, entitled: “A Word to Those Being Called Out of All They Have Known.”*
I was amazed to read this Word which the locutionist said had been spoken to her by our Lord. When I read them, I heard the Lord speaking through the Holy Spirit directly to my heart and mind reassuring me, strengthening me, increasing my faith and confirming to me my calling and mission and removing my doubts and fears which Satan had been instigating! I clearly and unequivocally heard the Voice of the Lord Jesus speaking His wisdom and understanding to my heart, satisfying all those needs which I described to you above. He fulfilled His own promise which He spoke in His Message to me of 2/2014, ….I will give you My own strength and wisdom for the holy fight and we will be victorious.”
*A WORD TO THOSE BEING CALLED OUT OF ALL THEY HAVE KNOWN
Daughter, it is I the Lamb of God slain before the foundation of the world come here to testify of My great love for you and for all My people.
I would speak this day to My called out ones, to those who know I have placed a calling upon their lives, but have been waiting upon Me to confirm them to act. The time is now.
What is the greatest desire of your heart? For it is I, your Creator who has placed this within you. Situations and circumstances in your lives have changed, for some of you very drastically. Relationships have been severed, employment has changed or ceased altogether, even places of dwelling have been removed from you.
Does My Word not speak of this? Take no thought for your life- what you shall eat or drink, or where you shall lay your head. I am come to send fire upon the earth, and not peace in the end days, but division. There shall be five in one house divided- three against two, two against three- father and son, mother and daughter. Many will be divided.
If a man comes to Me and hates not his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, He cannot be My disciple. You must lose your own lives to save them.
Lay down all else. Come to Me in full surrender. Trust and obey that My calling on your lives is to be your priority. Forsake all else to follow Me, for this is My great design. Believe in Me for the outcome, and pray daily and fervently for the increased level of faith decreed to you.
In many cases, you will have to leap out in this faith, for once My Spirit has stirred that which is My desire in you, it will be in this great leap of obedience that I will meet you there to give you the next step.
Pursue Me with everything you possess. You cannot afford to wait any longer, as time is no longer on your side. Much is transpiring at incredibly rapid speeds.
Step out with all authority, courage and boldness. Your lives are in My hands. Allow Me to position you into all that was ordained for you from the beginning.
Take My hand, I will lead the way. Do not delay.
I praised and thanked our gracious, patient and long-suffering Lord Jesus for His faithfulness to His servant – me! I am sure this Word is also for you! We must march together in unified ranks as loyal and courageous soldiers of His Kingdom!
After reading this Word I clicked onto an earlier blog post of this same locutionist. When I saw the title my heart skipped a beat! It was headed: The Battle Cry of My People. Below, I reprint the Message in full.
** It can be NO coincidence that the words: “THIS IS YOUR BATTLE CRY!” and “THESE ARE YOUR MARCHING ORDERS!” are the exact same words that the Holy Spirit inspired to me for my (rather, Jesus’ ) mission and specifically for the name of this, His website: “The Battle Cry;” even more, the Lord’s inspiration to me to call each of His Messages, “Marching Orders”!
Surely, the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. (Amos 3:7)
We are His watchmen, issuing the Lord’s bugle call, trumpeting His “Charge”, calling out in the wilderness to this broken, fallen, corrupt, immoral, violent and sinful world, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight paths for Him” (Mark 1:3, for surely, “you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night” (1stThessolonians 5:2).
Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn” (Mark13:35).
“What I say to you, I say to everyone: “Watch!” (Mark:13-37). “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen and you will be able to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
**BATTLE CRY OF MY PEOPLE
I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the Aleph and the Tav. There is no god besides Me. I am the God of all gods. I alone am Supreme. I am Creator of all things.
When this earth and all that is in it passes away, I AM. I hold the universe in My hands. I created the sun, the moon and the stars to sing praises to My name. I have set the earth upon its foundation, and upon it My feet do rest. At the sound of My voice, the seas roar and the heavens thunder. I am all consuming fire.
Is there any among you who will question what I have done or what I am about to do, for I alone am Sovereign. I am established on My Throne as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. My Kingdom is eternal. I have the power to raise kingdoms and to subdue them. Watch and see this that I am doing now. Trust in Me, your Father and feed on My faithfulness. I will never leave you or forsake you, and I will be your help in this time of great trouble. I will deliver you and save you because you trust in Me.
I am Jehovah Jireh, all you need. I am Jehovah Tzidkenu, your righteousness. I am Jehovah M’Kaddesh, He who sanctifies you. I am Jehovah Olam, the Everlasting One. I am El Elyon, the most high God. I am Jehovah Kavod, the Lord of glory and El Shaddai, God Almighty. I am Jehovah Magen your shield, and I gather you under My wings. You need never fear the terrors of the night nor the arrows that fly by day, for I am your Defender, your Shield and your Protector. No weapon formed against you shall prosper.
At the sound of My name,
EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, EVERY TONGUE CONFESS–
I AM THE GOD OF ALL GODS!
Let this be your victory song from this moment until forevermore. I who am in you am greater than he who is in this world. Arise My Beloveds; arise in My light and My love, My glory that transforms you, and let us dance the sweet harmony of hearts knit as one.
The manifestations of great evil in the physical will be powerful indeed, but nothing compares to the glory I am releasing in My chosen ones. All that is foretold to come about as in the days of Noah is upon you. Have I not said that mens’ hearts will fail them for fear of what they will see? Terrible creatures will be unleashed, twisted and grotesque beings who are the product of your adversary’s attempts to exalt himself above Me. I will use these beings who have come from the fallen ones to judge the wicked and the unrighteous.
My army stands ready for this final victory on the earth. Clothed in My robe, dipped in My blood, you are made holy and righteous, pure and undefiled, and you will lead many to Me, as the hordes of hell know their defeat.
The proclamation of who I am will be the cry from your lips, as all I have decreed is spoken forth by My called out ones. You will set the captives free from the tyranny of persecution and bondage that have ensnared My creation for so long. You will join voices with the redeemed of the earth and shout praises to My name as the King of Glory establishes dominion in this place. All the earth will be filled with My glory and you will not believe the wonders that you will behold, for their greatness will overshadow all things.
My Word is truth, and all I speak you will find in My Word, as I am the Word. Have I not told you that My Bride will see much? Do not doubt for a moment that I am coming for you, and that I am coming quickly. Keep your lamps filled always and your wicks trimmed diligently. The enemy would cause you to feel abandoned and alone, vulnerable and afraid, inefficient and unprepared. This has been his plan all along. Although no one knows the day or hour of My return, he knows that My army grows weary as this terrible darkness covers the lands. He has been watching and waiting for this time, as he fears the success of My people in this hour of victory and triumph, and he understands that his final hour is coming.
You, My remnant, are his greatest fear. He is terrified that you are raising My standard and shouting My victorious and glorious reign in this place, while he already hears the sound of the shofars blaring, declaring victory was won, not only at My cross, but from before the foundation of time.
So, I command you this day children- FEAR NOT- for behold I come in chariots of fire and on the winds of judgment. My angels stand poised at the four corners of the earth, as those who have suffered in the giving of their lives cry from beneath My altar, “How much longer Elohim until you avenge our blood?”
I tell you this, the time is ever short My people. Do not become weak now at this late hour. You can see the finish line on the horizon and it draws closer every moment.
Raise My banner and shout My proclamations from on high! Cry to all who have ears to hear and hearts wide open that the Lamb of God was slain to redeem all made in His image, and He now comes as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah to overturn all that is not holy as He is holy.
THIS IS YOUR BATTLE CRY!
THESE ARE YOUR MARCHING ORDERS!
Out of your bellies I am causing rivers of living water to flow, and all who drink will never again be thirsty, and all who come will know life everlasting forever and unto eternity. Proclaim to them! They will eat of My manna as I am the Bread of Life. They will be taught from the Tree of Life and they will be My people and I will be their God.
Your transformation comes, of this I assure you. I am using you now before this occurs, and I will use you even more powerfully once you have received your full infusion. It matters not the moment this occurs, as you are already seated with Me in Heavenly places. You wear My robe now. You have drunk the full dregs of My cup and My Heart has taken the place of yours. I have given you the keys to My Kingdom and you wear My Signet ring. You are cherished and you are loved; you are treasured.
You are Mine, and I am yours…
I wish for these My words through My daughter to fill you with a peace and a comfort that only I can give. Treasure them, these words, this wisdom, and this counsel. Write them upon the tablets of your hearts. Read them often, for My words speak truth and My words speak life. Hearken to the sound of My voice through this one, and I will lead you home.
THE HOLY ONE WHO IS FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for December 25, 2015
The Holy Spirit moved me to share this message with you today on Christmas Day. For today, on Christmas Day, we celebrate the miraculous holy birth of our Lord and Savior as He appeared in His First Advent. As our Holy Father, Pope Francis beautifully and graciously prayed on December 18, 2015 in St Peter’s Square while in front of the Holy Crib and Christmas Tree:
“Lord Jesus, You did not come to earth (in Your First Advent) simply to make an appearance, but to share our existence, to fulfill our desires. You wanted, and You still want, to live with us and for us. You love our world, this world that You entered at Christmas. Your manger reminds us of this. In Your great mercy, You have come among us to remain with us forever. Let us pause in front of the manger, where the mercy of God became flesh, where the tenderness of God still speaks to us, where He will soften our eyes, and, above all, stir our hearts.
About two thousand years have passed since the “Word was made flesh and made His dwelling among amongst us (and His glory was seen), the glory of the One and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”. (John 1:14). Jesus promised that He would return again in His Second Advent.
Jesus told us,
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3).
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. (Matthew 25:13)”No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Matthew 24:36.) You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.” (Luke 12:40)
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit on His throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on His right and the goats on His left. “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the Kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’”
But where is He? When is He coming? Why is Jesus taking so long? The world seems to be spinning out of control. It seems that things have never been so bad as they are today.
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9)
Previous generations, considering the evil, immorality, and violence of their day, and hearing of wars and rumors of wars, and experiencing catastrophic upheavals of nature, thought that Jesus Christ would return in their lifetimes, but they were proven wrong for the Bible contains prophecies that could not have been fulfilled until this time of our generation – until our modern era. Shortly before His crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus gave His major prophecy of end-time events, recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. He was asked by His disciples: “When will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).
Jesus responded with a description of events that would lead up to His second coming. Moreover, He said that when these signs became evident, His return would occur within one generation (Matthew 24:34). Could ours be that generation?
Below I have excerpted some major sections from UCG and GraceThruFaith Websites which list some of the conditions that would need to be fulfilled before Jesus’s Second Advent. Some of these events have already taken place in our modern era and some are showing rapid signs of development in our times:
1. Mankind would have the ability to exterminate itself…Matthew 24:22
Describing world conditions prior to His second coming, Jesus said that “if that time of troubles were not cut short, no living thing could survive; but for the sake of God’s chosen it will be cut short”.
We have an assurance that Jesus Christ will intervene to save mankind from annihilation. This prophecy could not be fulfilled until man had the potential for self-extinction through weapons of mass destruction. Again, only in the last several decades has this become possible. Even Pope Francis stated recently that the world is now experiencing a “piecemeal World War III”.
2. Israel Will Be In The Land … Ezekiel 36:8-12, 37:21
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land.
A Jewish homeland would have to be reestablished in the Middle East. One hundred years ago this scenario was hard to imagine for the simple reason that no independent Jewish political entity existed in the Middle East.
3. Jerusalem Will Be In Jewish Hands… Luke 21:24
They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Jesus prophesied that the reunification of Jerusalem as a Jewish City would be a sign that Gentile influence over the Promised Land was coming to an end (Luke 21:24). Fulfillment of this prophecy began in 1967, when Jerusalem became an undivided Jewish city again, and scholars saw it as another major sign that the End of the Age had begun. The Bible tells us Jerusalem won’t really be free of Gentile “trampling” until the Lord returns. Daniel’s prophecy that Gentile Dominion will not end until the Lord establishes His kingdom (Daniel 2:36-45), Zechariah’s prophecy of half the city’s inhabitants going into exile just before the Lord’s return (Zech. 14:2), and John’s observation in Rev. 11:1-2 of the Gentiles trampling the outer court of the Temple during the Great Tribulation all confirm this. But even so, the fact that Jerusalem is back in Jewish hands is another evident sign.
4. The Ancient Roman Empire Will Re-Emerge As A Political Force… Rev 17:9-10
“This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for a little while.
5. The Gospel Will Be Preached In All The World…Matthew 24:14
“When this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come”
The Gospel message is the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ and the coming Kingdom of God. This message could not be preached around the world without the Bible and freedom of religion. Both came gradually with the ascendancy of the English-speaking peoples from the 16th century until the present day. However, it was only with the technological advances of television and radio and other means of mass communication that it became possible to reach hundreds of millions with the message of the Bible. The gospel of the Kingdom of God will continue to be preached to all nations even though, as of yet, it has not been possible to reach all countries.
The former communist nations did not allow freedom of religion. China, with one quarter of the world’s people, still does not. Other nations suppress the preaching and publication of the Gospel. Many Islamic nations do not allow religious freedom. In some countries people risk the death penalty for conversion to Christ. The Internet is changing everything. It is much harder for governments to control. The Gospel message of the coming Kingdom of God is still going out to the world. It will finish when God has decided that His work is completed and the time is right for the final end-time events to take place.
6. Instant Worldwide Communications and God’s Final Witnesses…Revelation 11
Another end-time Bible prophecy could not be fulfilled until this modern era of instant worldwide communications due to technological advancements. In His major end-time prophecy of Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, Jesus gave an outline of disasters that would occur on the world scene with increasing frequency and magnitude to the point where people would be shaken with fear (Luke 21:26).
Discerning an increase in the scale of these events and reacting to them requires knowing about them. At the time this prophecy was given, it could be many months or years before people heard about various disasters—and many they would never hear about at all, much less be able to put together the fact that catastrophes were on some kind of global increase. Only with the proliferation of high technology and mass communications did this become possible. The level of awareness and consequent fear in many that Christ speaks of requires availability of information made possible only since the development of today’s rapid electronic communications.
Only with the technological advances of the last few years has it become possible for the events in Revelation 11 to occur—for people around the world to see the fate of God’s final two witnesses. These two witnesses, reminiscent of other biblical prophets like Elijah and Elisha, will carry God’s final warning to the world in the final years leading up to Christ’s return.
“And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days . . . When they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them and kill them. And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified…. “Then those from the peoples, tribes, tongues and nations will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half days, and not allow their dead bodies to be put into graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 11:3, Revelation 11:7-10).
People around the globe will be able to see these witnesses’ dead bodies as they remain exposed in the streets of Jerusalem. This was not possible before satellite television, portable communications devices and the Internet. Again, only in the last few years has it become possible for this prophecy to be fulfilled. While it still lies in the future, only now it is clearly possible for this to take place.
7. The World Will Embrace A Single Religion… Rev 13:8
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast–all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.
.8. The World Will Accept A Single Government… Rev 13:3
The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.
When you look at the deteriorating shape of the world today, we can easily imagine conditions getting to a point where people will cry out for a leader who can bring order out of chaos. Whether the issue is increasing natural disasters, climate change, terrorism, the collapse of economies, war in the Middle East, or global revolutions developing into a Third World War, one solution many leaders agree on is the need for some form of coordinated world government. As fear and anxiety increase as stability is threatened and worsens by the day, people easily become convinced that their problems cannot be solved by human means alone so they look to the supernatural for answers. In this regard, Paul wrote:
The coming of the lawless one (Anti-Christ) will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing (2 Thessalonians 2 :9-10).
These are some, but not all, of the key prophesies Biblical scholars identify as those whose fulfillment will precede Christ’s Second Advent.
When I ponder whether we are that generation about whom Jesus speaks who will witness His second coming, I remain humble and call to mind those sublime words of the poet -theologian St Ephrem the Syrian (ca.306-373),
“(The Lord) has kept those things hidden so that we may keep watch, each of us thinking that He will come in our own day. If He had revealed the time of His coming, His coming would have lost its savor: it would no longer be an object of yearning for the nations and the age in which it will be revealed. He promised that He would come but did not say when He would come, and so all generations and ages await Him eagerly.”
Then, let us be like the humble and watchful shepherds of Bethlehem at Christ’s First Advent, ready to recognize and receive our glorious King when He comes again!
Maranatha! O Lord, come! The whole of Your creation groans in anticipation of that Day!
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.”…”Surely I am coming quickly.” …. “Amen! Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” Maranatha! ( Rev. 22)
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for December 20, 2015
Recently, I have experienced a unique manifestation of the presence of the Holy Spirit as I pray the Our Father during Holy Mass. The power of His Presence is palpable and I experience His touch physically as well as spiritually. While praying The Lord’s Prayer during the Sacred Liturgy the Holy Spirit makes Himself felt in my body as a kind of inner tingling sensation and bodily weightiness whereby I feel as if the Divine Hand has been placed upon me. At these times, I experience great emotional joy knowing that the Lord is with me and in me.
During these moments the Holy Spirit blesses me with a great grace to spiritually comprehend and even, if it can be said, to “feel” the unity of the Body of Christ as we, the Church militant on earth pray the Lord’s Prayer together with the Church suffering, – the Holy Souls in Purgatory – and with the Church Victorious – all the Saints in Glory in Heaven. The Lord Jesus has been heightening my awareness of the petition He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” He gave me to understand that during the Our Father prayed during Holy Mass all of His Church, on earth, in purgatory and in heaven are crying out in unison to the Lord that He answer this prayer and bring it speedily to fulfillment so that Christ’s entire Body may live continuously in the Divine Will with its Head.
In these intimate spiritual moments with Jesus, as the congregation prays together, “Thy Kingdom come..” it is as if I “hear” the Lord emphasizing how imminent this Day is, and how our ardent and incessant prayers will hasten its glorious arrival! Just last night I received a confirmation from the Lord to share this urgent message with you, as I heard these seemingly random words spoken during a TV program: “Increase the battle tempo”! Instantaneously the Holy Spirit quickened in my spirit that I must understand these words as a “Word” from the Lord and that I should relate to you His desire that you pray even more fervently and unceasingly for the coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will, which is “near, at the very gates.”
“Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.…
(Matthew 24: 32-34)
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for November 15, 2015
“We Have Entered A New Era” – Pope Francis
Yesterday I attended the Saturday Vigil Mass of the 33rd Sunday in ordinary time. As I listened to the scripture readings of Daniel 12: 1–3, and the Gospel of Mark 13:24-32 both of which speak about the end times with all its apocalyptic aspects of war, famine, distress, tribulation, natural disasters, moral decay and cosmic upheavals, I reflected on the awful and tragic events that occurred in Paris – the City of Light – just the day before.
I had watched the television news stations reporting hour by hour on Friday evening the horrific scenes of barbarous carnage perpetrated by terrorists who worship death and evil. For our Lord taught us:
“By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. (Matthew 7:16-20)
“You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
Pope Francis condemned their acts as an “affront to human dignity” stating “such barbarity leaves us shocked and makes us wonder how the human heart can conceive and carry out such horrible events, which have shaken not only France but the entire world.”
As I was meditating on today’s scripture readings the Holy Spirit answered this question and gave me further insight as to the intense spiritual battle now taking place. In today’s Sunday Mass readings from the Gospel of Mark, Jesus tells us that, in the end times, “the powers in the heavens will be shaken”.
These words resonated within me as I considered these latest terror attacks in Paris and all of ISIS’s evil actions over the past two years. The Holy Spirit confirmed this revelation, when I was led this evening to an article which quotes the well-known Roman exorcist Father Gabrielle Amorth who stated that the Islamic state ” ISIS is Satan. Things first happen in the spiritual realm, then they are made concrete on this earth…there are only two spiritual realms: the Holy Spirit and the demonic spirit.” The 90-year-old exorcist said that the demonic enters “because evil is disguised in various ways: political, religious, cultural, and it has one source of inspiration: the devil.… Explaining that Satan “keeps saying that the world is in his power, and what he says is true. Biblically speaking we are in the last days, and the beast is working furiously.”
During these past two days since the horrific events in Paris on Friday night, I sought the Lord’s wisdom and I sensed the Holy Spirit revealing that we have reached an important turning point in these end times. The “inhuman” terrorist attacks, in the words of Pope Francis, are the latest in what the Holy Fathers has said – that the world is now experiencing a “piecemeal World War III”.
Tonight, the Lord drew me back again to holy mass for the last celebration of the 33rd Sunday in ordinary time at 6 PM where I heard the same Scriptures read for a second time. The Holy Spirit confirmed in my spirit Pope Francis’ remarkable prophetic words, “we have entered a new era”.
When I returned home from mass this evening I opened my computer and found a brief posting from another Catholic blogger, Charlie Johnston, and I was astounded to read his message which confirmed what the Holy Spirit had given me earlier. I would like to share a Charlie’s important and insightful message with you:
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for November 7, 2015
After coming into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2004, the Lord led me to a remarkable blog, that of the Catholic evangelist Mark Mallett, of Canada. For years, I read his postings and was edified and inspired by his anointed writings. The Holy Spirit gave me a profound trust in his writings that they are guided by the Lord’s wisdom and understanding. The Lord has chosen Mark to the important and urgent apostolate of serving as a watchman for the Church in these prophetic times in which we are now living. Mark’s many years of writings, inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit, serve to edify and help prepare the Church in this critical moment of salvation history.
When I moved to Israel, I met, by the Lord’s providence, Marianne, in Jerusalem, who by His will, became my co-laborer in this writing ministry of “Walking with Jesus.” I discovered that Marianne also had been led by Jesus to Mark’s writings and consistently read his articles being convicted by the Holy Spirit that they were trustworthy, reliable and inspired by the Lord.
Together, during these seven years of working together on our blog, we discovered the Holy Spirit very often would be speaking the same message to us as He was speaking to Mark. Marianne and I believe this to be a confirmation from the Holy Spirit that we are indeed “hearing” our Lord’s Voice clearly, as Jesus commands: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches ( Revelation 2:29) Certainly, many of the Lord’s devoted servants and attentive watchmen are hearing the Good Shepherds’ Voice in these prophetic times.
Take for example the recent message the Lord gave me and which I posted as the first “Marching Orders for Saturday, October 17, 2015.” Jesus, our great Commander-in-Chief , called His dutiful “soldiers” to pray unceasingly for the “peace of Jerusalem” and made it known that “praying for the peace of Jerusalem” means that we are to be praying fervently for the Prince of Peace to come, for the Second Pentecost – for His Spirit to cause hearts to turn to Him and thus bring about the conversion of the Jews so that the Scriptures may be fulfilled: “I do not want you to be unaware of this Mystery, brothers, so that you will not become wise in your own estimation: a hardening has come upon Israel in part, until the full number of the Gentiles comes in, and thus all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “the Deliverer will come out of Zion, He will turn away godlessness from Jacob; and this is My covenant with them when I take away their sins.” (Romans 11:25–27),
“I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of mercy and supplication, so that when they look up on Him whom they have pierced, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and they will grieve for Him as one grieves over a firstborn son.” (Zechariah 12:10 )
“Afterward, the people of Israel will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come in awe to the LORD and to his goodness in the last days.”(Hosea 3:5)
“Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away, and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus, whom Heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration of which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old.”( Acts 3: 19–21)
“But now in Christ Jesus, you who formally were far off, have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity…so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace” (Ephesians 2:13–15).
So I lead you now to Mark’s most recent post, “The Conversion of the Jews”. This powerful and prophetic article will both edify you, and God willing, fire you up to pray unceasingly for the Lord’s will to be done!
WE are on the very cusp of some astounding events in the Church and the world. And among them, the return of the Jews to the fold of Christ.
THE RETURN OF THE JEWS
There is a keen awareness among some Christians today of the importance of the Jews in prophecy. Unfortunately, however, it is often exaggerated or altogether misunderstood.
The Jewish people still have a role to play in salvation history, as summarized by St. Paul:
I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers, so that you will not become wise in your own estimation: a hardening has come upon Israel in part, until the full number of the Gentiles comes in, and thus all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come out of Zion, he will turn away godlessness from Jacob; and this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.” (Rom 11:25-27)
That is to say that the Old Testament covenants with the Israelites are fulfilled in the New Covenant, in and through Jesus, who takes “away their sins” through the shedding of His Precious Blood. As St. John Chrysostom taught, their reception into the New Covenant comes…
Not when they are circumcised… but when they attain to the forgiveness of sins. If then this hath been promised, but has never yet happened in their case, nor have they ever enjoyed the remission of sins by baptism, certainly it will come to pass. —Homily XIX on Rom. 11:27
However, as St. Paul teaches, God has permitted a “hardness of heart” to come upon Israel in order that God’s plan of universal salvation may come to fruition, so that the “rest” of the world may have the opportunity to be reconciled with God the Father. For the Lord “wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.”
This hardness that has come upon Israel is not a cause for Christians to judge Jews; on the contrary, it is an opportunity to anticipate the coming unity of the entire People of God that is part of the dramatic events that comprise the “end times.”
So do not become haughty, but stand in awe. For if God did not spare the natural branches, [perhaps] he will not spare you either. (Rom 11:20-21)
The glorious Messiah’s coming is suspended at every moment of history until his recognition by “all Israel”, for “a hardening has come upon part of Israel” in their “unbelief” toward Jesus… The “full inclusion” of the Jews in the Messiah’s salvation, in the wake of “the full number of the Gentiles”, will enable the People of God to achieve “the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”, in which “God may be all in all.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 674
NO TO TWO-COVENANT DUALISM
There is a certain dualism arising in these times, however, that tends to place the Jewish people on a different path of salvation, as if they have their covenants, and Christians have theirs. With respect to the Jews and God’s promises to them, they are not forgotten:
For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. (Rom 11:29)
However, the Old Testament covenants cannot be separated from Jesus Christ who is the fulfillment of them, and of all religious desire, and the only means by which mankind shall be saved. In the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, the Vatican states on its website:
“In virtue of her divine mission, the Church” which is to be “the all-embracing means of salvation” in which alone “the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained”; “must of her nature proclaim Jesus Christ to the world”. Indeed we believe that is through him that we go to the Father (cf. Jn. 14:6) “and this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent” (Jn 17:33). —Commission for Religious Relation with the Jews, “On the correct way to present the Jews and Judaism”; n. 7; vatican.va
As Rosalind Moss, a contemporary Jewish-Catholic evangelist put it: becoming Catholic is ‘the most Jewish thing a person can do.’ Jewish-Catholic convert, Roy Schoeman, testifies:
Almost every Jew who enters the Catholic Church feels deeply the sense of “return” that St. Paul captures in his image of the olive branch being grafted back on to its original, natural root—that they are in no way leaving Judaism but rather coming into its fullness. —Salvation is From the Jews, Roy H. Schoeman, p. 323
SHADOWS AND IMAGES
The key to understanding the Old Testament is to read it as a typology of Christianity, a symbolic foreshadowing of the New Covenant. Only in this light—the light of the world, who is Jesus—can the Old Testament’s relation to the New be understood and cherished and the words of the prophets and patriarchs be fully grasped. Furthermore, most all religions can be understood ultimately as a search for God, who is the common destiny of all peoples.
The Catholic Church recognizes in other religions that search, among shadows and images, for the God who is unknown yet near since he gives life and breath and all things and wants all men to be saved. Thus, the Church considers all goodness and truth found in these religions as “a preparation for the Gospel and given by him who enlightens all men that they may at length have life.” —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 843
The long history of man, once shattered by original sin, has drawn together in a single path toward the Father so as to become “all in all.” That path is Jesus, “the way and the truth and the life.” This does not mean that everyone will be saved, but only those who comply with God’s commandments in faith, for as Jesus said: “If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love…” (John 15:10).
Jesus affirms that “there shall be one flock and one shepherd”. Church and Judaism cannot then be seen as two parallel ways of salvation, and the Church must witness to Christ as the Redeemer for all, “while maintaining the strictest respect for religious liberty in line with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council (Declaration Dignitaries Humanae).” —Commission for Religious Relation with the Jews, “On the correct way to present the Jews and Judaism”; n. 7; vatican.va
UNITY: THE GREAT RESTORATION
The unity that Jesus prayed for is not a unity of religions, but of peoples. Furthermore, this unity will be in Christ, that is, His mystical Body, which is the Church. All that is built on sand will be washed away in this present and coming Storm. Only that which is built on rock (because Christ has been building it) will remain. And thus, the Magisterium teaches:
The Catholic Church, which is the kingdom of Christ on earth, [is] destined to be spread among all men and all nations… —POPE PIUS XI, Quas Primas, Encyclical, n. 12, Dec. 11th, 1925; cf. Matt 24:14
“And they shall hear my voice, and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” May God… shortly bring to fulfillment His prophecy for transforming this consoling vision of the future into a present reality… —POPE PIUS XI, Ubi Arcani dei Consilioi “On the Peace of Christ in his Kingdom”, December 23, 1922
In the typology of the Old Testament, the Church Fathers saw “Zion” as a type of the Church.
He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together, he guards them as a shepherd his flock… Shouting, they shall mount the heights of Zion, they shall come streaming to the LORD’s blessings… there shall be one shepherd for them all… My dwelling shall be with them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Jeremiah 31:10, 12; Ezekiel 37:24, 27)
This long foretold unity of Jews and Gentiles, purchased through the blood of Jesus, was noted by St. John in his Gospel:
Caiaphas… prophesied that Jesus was going to die for the nation, and not only for the nation, but also to gather into one the dispersed children of God. (John 11:51-52)
According to Sacred Scripture and the Church Fathers, the conversion of the Jews happens just prior to the “day of the Lord”, that “thousand year” era of peace.
Behold, the Day of the Lord shall be a thousand years. —Letter of Barnabas, The Fathers of the Church, Ch. 15
According to the prophet Malachi, the Lord promises a dramatic reversal; the doors of mercy will be flung wide open before the doors of justice:
Now I am sending to you Elijah the prophet, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and terrible day; He will turn the heart of fathers to their sons, and the heart of sons to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with utter destruction. (Mal 3:23-24
Many of the Church Fathers understood this to mean that the “two witnesses”, Enoch and Elijah—who did not die, but were assumed into paradise—would return to preach the Gospel in order to restore the Jews to the fullness of faith—the “fathers to their sons”.
I will commission my two witnesses to prophesy for those twelve hundred and sixty days, wearing sackcloth. (Rev 11:3)
Enoch and Elias the Thesbite shall be sent and shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, that is, the synagogue to our Lord Jesus Christ and the preaching of the apostles… —St. John Damascene, “Concerning the Antichrist”, De Fide Orthodoxa, IV, 26
…the Jews would believe, when the great Elijah would come to them and bring them the doctrine of the faith. The Lord himself said as much: ‘Elijah will come and will restore all things.” —Theodoret of Cyr, Church Father, “Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans”, Romans, by Gerald L. Bray, Thomas C. Oden; p. 287
The conversion of the Jews to Christianity will leave no little impact upon a Church that has faltered through apostasy, worldliness, and laxity, according to St. Thomas Aquinas:
What, I say, will such an acceptance mean but that it will make the Gentiles rise to life? For Gentiles are the believers who will grow lukewarm: “Because wickedness is multiplied, most men’s love will grown cold” (Mt 24:12), or will fall away entirely, being deceived by Antichrist. These will be restored to their primitive fervor after the conversion of the Jews. —St. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, Rom Ch.11, n. 890; cf. Aquinas Study Bible
As I explain below, it would seem that the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart is precisely the “birthing” of this unity so as to strengthen the Body of Christ against the deceptions of Antichrist that will follow the Illumination of Conscience. In the words of the 10th century French Abbot Adso:
Lest the Antichrist come suddenly and without warning and deceive and destroy the whole human race by his error, before his arrival the two great prophets Enoch and Elijah will be sent into the world. They will defend God’s faithful against the attack of the Antichrist with divine arms and will instruct, comfort, and prepare the elect for battle with three and a half years of teaching and preaching. These two very great prophets and teachers will convert the sons of Israel who will live in that time to the faith, and they will make their belief unconquerable among the elect in the face of the affliction of so great a storm. —Abbot Adso of Montier-En-Der, Letter on the Origin and Time of Antichrist ; (c. 950); pbs.org
In the vision of the “woman clothed in the sun”, she gives birth to a “male son”, that is, the whole Body of Christ. Then St. John sees that…
…the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert, where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of for a year, two years, and a half. (Rev 12:14)
Is another possible interpretation of the “two wings” that of the graces of Enoch and Elijah, the two witnesses of Revelation who strengthen the Body of Christ such that “they that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings”?
…the coming of Enoch and Elias, who live even now and shall live until they come to oppose Antichrist himself, and to preserve the elect in the faith of Christ, and in the end shall convert the Jews, and it is certain that this is not yet fulfilled. —St. Robert Bellarmine, De Summo Pontifice, I, 3
JOHN PAUL II, AND OUR LADY’S UNIFICATION
Either Medjugorje—which is still under investigation by the Vatican—is going to play an enormous role in these times (and it already has with tens of thousands of conversions and vocations), or it will simply fizzle out as its detractors suggest. However, it is interesting that the apparitions began on the Feast of St. John the Baptist, whom Jesus likened to coming in the spirit of Elijah.
In the presence of the Indian Ocean Regional Episcopal Conference, during their ad limina meeting with then, Pope John Paul II, he answered their question regarding the central prophetic message of Medjugorje, which he called an “extension of Fatima”:
As Urs von Balthasar put it, Mary is the Mother who warns her children. Many people have a problem with Medjugorje, with the fact that the apparitions last too long. They do not understand. But the message is given in a specific context, it corresponds to the situation of the country. The message insists on peace, on the relations between Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims. There, you find the key to the comprehension of what is happening in the world and of its future. —Revised Medjugorje: the 90’s, The Triumph of the Heart; Sr. Emmanuel; pg. 196
This is not a syncretistic view of religion, as if all religions are equal. In fact, in an alleged apparition of Our Lady of Medjugorje, that has often been confused and misinterpreted, she is asked a
question whether all religions are the same? The response is a proper theology of how to see non-Christians, including Jews:
Members of all faiths are equal before God. God rules over each faith just like a sovereign over his kingdom. In the world, all religions are not the same because all people have not complied with the commandments of God. They reject and disparage them. —October 1st, 1981; The Medjugorje Messages, 1981-20131; p. 11
People are equal before God’s eyes—not religions. “Truly I understand,” said St. Peter, “that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.”
Indeed, Pope Benedict affirmed that St. John Paul II cherished…
…a great expectation that the millennium of divisions will be followed by a millennium of unifications… that all the catastrophes of our century, all its tears, as the Pope says, will be caught up at the end and turned into a new beginning. —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Salt of the Earth, An Interview With Peter Seewald, p. 237
THE TRIUMPH OF UNITY
As I wrote in The Triumphs in Scripture, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart is the birthing of a unified people that seems to come to fruition, at least in its early stages, during the “eye of the Storm”. Again, this birthing appears to include at least some Jews at a precipitous time.
The time is coming when princes and peoples will reject the authority of the Pope. Some countries will prefer their own Church rulers to the Pope. The German Empire will be divided. Church property will be secularized. Priests will be persecuted. After the birth of Antichrist heretics will preach their false doctrines undisturbed, resulting in Christians having doubts about their holy Catholic faith. —St. Hildegard (c. 1179), spiritdaily.net
There is needed a “great shaking”, an “illumination of conscience”, which St. John seems to describe in the sixth seal when everyone on earth sees in the heavens “a Lamb that seemed to have been slain.”
They cried out to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of their wrath has come and who can withstand it?” (Rev 6:16-17)
As I noted in The Triumphs in Scripture, this would appear to be the same event as when St. Michael the Archangel and his cohort breaks much of Satan’s power resulting, naturally, in a powerful period of evangelization.
Because of Michael’s help, Gods faithful children will march under his protection. They will decimate their foes and achieve victory through God’s power… As a result of this a large number of heathens will join Christians in true faith and they will say, “The God of the Christians is true God because such wondrous works have been accomplished among the Christians”. —St. Hildegard (c. 1179), spiritdaily.net
The fruit of this grace and “final warning” before the coming of the “lawless one”—who becomes God’s instrument of justice—would apparently include the Jews. Compare St. Faustina’s vision of the “warning” to that of the prophet Zechariah regarding the Israelites:
Before I come as the just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. Before the day of justice arrives, there will be given to people a sign in the heavens of this sort: All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth. Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the last day. —Jesus to St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary, n. 83; note the “last day” here does not necessarily mean the last 24 hour period, but more likely the “day of the Lord”. See Faustina, and the Day of the Lord
I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of mercy and supplication, so that when they look on him whom they have thrust through, they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and they will grieve for him as one grieves over a firstborn. (Zech 12:10)
After the sixth seal is opened, St. John sees a special marking that takes place before the chastisement, which includes the Antichrist or “beast”.
Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal, one hundred and forty-four thousand marked from every tribe of the Israelites… (Rev 7:3-4)
As the Navarre Bible commentary notes, “The most plausible interpretation is that the 144, 000 stand for the Jews converted to Christianity.” Theologian Dr. Scott Hahn notes that this seal is…
…giving protection to the believing remnant of Israel, who will pass through the tribulation. This may refer to a grace of spiritual perseverance rather than a guarantee of physical survival. In the broader context of Revelation, there is a contrast between the seal of God stamped on the foreheads of the righteous and the mark of the beast inscribed on the brows of the wicked. —Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, New Testament, p. 501, footnote 7:3
Again, this is foreshadowed in Revelation 12 when the “woman clothed in the sun”, who was “in labor”, gives birth to a “male son” before the last battle with the beast, and she herself is given refuge in “the desert”. Her crown of twelves stars represents both the twelve tribes of Israel and the Twelve Apostles, that is, all the People of God. The Twelve Apostles, notes Dr. Hahn, “signify the messianic restoration of Israel.” Indeed, St. John’s vision also includes those “from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues” who will go through a great tribulation before the “thousand year” era. Thus, the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church will be a battle between the united Body of Christ vs. the uniform mystical body of Satan.
JERUSALEM, THE CENTER OF THE WORLD
Jerusalem’s role in salvation history sets it apart from any other city on earth. It is, in fact, a type of the heavenly New Jerusalem, that Eternal City where all the saints will dwell in perpetual Light.
Jerusalem played a large role in Our Lord’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection, and figures into prophecy in the early Church with the destruction of the temple. However, the Early Church Fathers also foresaw that Jerusalem would once again become the center of the world—for better and worse—before the “sabbath rest” or “era of peace”.
But when The Antichrist shall have devastated all things in this world, he will reign for three years and six months, and sit in the temple at Jerusalem; and then the Lord will come from Heaven in the clouds… sending this man and those who follow him into the lake of fire; but bringing in for the righteous the times of the kingdom, that is, the rest, the hallowed seventh day… These are to take place in the times of the kingdom, that is, upon the seventh day… the true Sabbath of the righteous. —St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Church Father (140–202 A.D.); Adversus Haereses, Irenaeus of Lyons, V.33.3.4, The Fathers of the Church, CIMA Publishing Co.
St. Paul says something quite interesting about the eventual conversion of Israel to Jesus Christ.
For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? (Romans 11:15)
St. Paul ties the inclusion of the Jews to the resurrection of the Church. Indeed, after the death of Antichrist, St. John foresees those who have refused the “mark of the beast” participating in what he calls a “first resurrection.”
The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. (Revelation 20:5)
The essential affirmation is of an intermediate stage in which the risen saints are still on earth and have not yet entered their final stage, for this is one of the aspects of the mystery of the last days which has yet to be revealed. —Cardinal Jean Daniélou, S.J., theologian, A History of Early Christian Doctrine Before the Council of Nicea, 1964, p. 377
The Church Fathers saw that Jerusalem would become the center of Christianity after the most likely destruction of Rome.
We do confess that a kingdom is promised to us upon the earth, although before heaven, only in another state of existence; inasmuch as it will be after the resurrection for a thousand years in the divinely-built city of Jerusalem… —Tertullian (155–240 A.D.), Nicene Church Father; Adversus Marcion, Ante-Nicene Fathers, Henrickson Publishers, 1995, Vol. 3, pp. 342-343)
Remember, of course, that the Jews were scattered from Jerusalem and all of Israel as a chastisement for their unfaithfulness to God’s covenant—what is called the diaspora. However, the Scriptures foretell that they will someday return… an event we are now watching in real time as Jews from around the world continue to migrate to Israel.
Look! I will bring them back from the land of the north; I will gather them from the ends of the earth, the blind and the lame in their midst, pregnant women, together with those in labor—an immense throng—they shall return… See, I am gathering them from all the lands to which I drove them in my rising fury and great anger; I will bring them back to this place and settle them here in safety… With them I will make an everlasting covenant, never to cease doing good to them; I will put fear of me in their hearts so that they never turn away from me. (Jeremiah 31:8; 32:37-40)
They are called back to their land “in labor”… like the woman clothed in the sun, both persecuted and preparing for that unity for which Christ prayed, and which is accomplished through Our Blessed Mother, “the Mother of all peoples.” Hence, we might better understand the unparalleled attack upon the Jewish people throughout centuries of anti-Semitism, the holocaust of Nazism, and now, once again, a dramatic spike in violence against Jews, particularly in the Middle East and Europe. It is as though Satan is attempting to extinguish the Jewish people and somehow thwart God’s plan, for to them also “belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ.”
…because salvation is from the Jews. (John 4:22)
That is, to them, also, belong what St. Peter calls a time of reprieve, what the Church Fathers understood to be the “thousand years” and true “sabbath” after the death of the Antichrist, but before the end of time.
Let us pray, then, for the hastening of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the coming of the Kingdom of God, when Jews and Gentiles alike will adore Christ, the Lamb, in the Holy Eucharist as they prepare for His return in glory at the end of time.
Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away, and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration of which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old. (Acts 3:19-21)
I and every other orthodox Christian feel certain that there will be a resurrection of the flesh followed by a thousand years in a rebuilt, embellished, and enlarged city of Jerusalem, as was announced by the Prophets Ezekiel, Isaias and others… A man among us named John, one of Christ’s Apostles, received and foretold that the followers of Christ would dwell in Jerusalem for a thousand years, and that afterwards the universal and, in short, everlasting resurrection and judgment would take place. —St. Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, Ch. 81, The Fathers of the Church, Christian Heritage
The Battle Cry: Marching Orders for Saturday, October 17, 2015
This Saturday morning a knock came on our door. My husband went to open it. It was a couple of missionaries from Jehovah’s Witnesses. When my husband came back to me, I asked him, “What did they say?” He replied, “They said, ‘We live in dangerous times’, and I replied, ‘We sure do.’ While the sect of Jehovah’s Witnesses has serious fundamental doctrinal errors about Christ, which sets them apart from true Christianity, they did speak truthfully about the grave times we are currently living in, both in the world and in the Church.
Take for example, the past two weeks alone with the outbreak of knife wielding Palestinian youth randomly attacking Israelis, including children and elderly persons throughout the Holy Land, and setting fire to holy places such as the Patriarch Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. Hundreds of additional police and security forces have been called in Jerusalem to try to end this “madness” as one reporter called it. We are witnessing the senseless deaths of innocent Israeli victims and also the deaths of these misguided and disillusioned teens as they are shot in response. These acts of terror have resulted in the security forces implementing yet further harsh conditions and restrictions on the general Palestinian population, including communal punishment, whereby the homes of these teens’ families are being demolished. Violence leads to more violence in an unending spiral of pain and suffering for both Palestinians and Israelis.
The Lord is pressing upon my heart today to call to you to pray more deeply and unceasingly for the “peace of Jerusalem.”
…Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good. (Psalm 122:6-9)
For we know that praying for the “peace of Jerusalem” does not mean simply supplicating for the end to warfare in the streets, but rather, for the coming of the Prince of Peace, to the Jews and the Muslims, to Palestinians and Israelis, to ALL nations. For only the Lord Jesus Christ can give true and lasting peace to hearts and souls by tearing down the dividing walls between peoples which brings about reconciliation and genuine love between brothers and makes us all one in Him.
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity… so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace…(Ephesians 2: 13-15)
The Battle Cry! Called To Be the Lord Jesus’ Soldiers in His Righteous War –the War of His Spirit!
It has been a long time since I wrote an account on this Blog. My last testimony was posted in January, 2015. Day after day, week after week, month after month I contemplated writing a new story to share with you, but I felt no strong urging from the Holy Spirit to do so, and thus, I waited until now.
Jesus has drawn me aside into a period of inactivity of works, and to enter into the prayer of quiet: solitude, contemplation, and meditation. The Wise Teacher has been instructing me more deeply, opening up the Scriptures, and guiding me concerning the prophetic writings of the Church fathers, Popes, Saints, and visionaries. The Holy Spirit called me to be a pupil in His “school of wisdom and understanding” about these prophesied “Times” in which our generation is currently living. The Lord has been training and preparing me for the important work we must do now and in the near future when the prophesied events come to pass. I, along with all the others chosen by the Lord for this mission are being made ready to lead many souls to salvation.
During my prayer of adoration before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament on February 16, 2014, the Lord spoke an astonishing message to me, which I wrote down. After receiving it, I asked Jesus what I should do. Our gracious Lord responded, “It would please Me if you do what is right before you”. I understood this to mean that I should continue faithfully attending to my daily duties of my state of life as a child of God, disciple of the Lord Jesus, wife, mother, daughter, friend and neighbor – loving and caring for my husband, my two daughters, my elderly and sick parents and dying sister, receiving the Sacraments, praying without ceasing, and doing whatever good I could each day, while waiting patiently on Him for more clarity about his message. I opened my heart in loving trust, humility and simplicity so that I might begin to be formed by Him to more perfectly live in and do His Will.
In Pennsylvania in the Chapel of the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on February 16, 2014, before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, I prayed: “I lift my mind, heart and soul to You, my dear Lord. I unite my will to Yours. I open to Your Spirit that I may enter into a prayer of quiet today with You. Speak, Lord, Your servant is listening”. After a time, I found myself in a deep peace with the Lord Jesus. After sometime of deep resting in the Lord, I heard Him say interiorly to my soul:
“My child, write what I tell you. I am here with you, guiding you. You will hear my voice. Listen! I am preparing you for a great work. You must remain still. I will lead you. Follow Me! You will soon see certain doors open. I will lead you through them. Be patient until that time. Keep doing what you are doing.
The Temptor will come against you. Do not listen to him. Pay attention and listen to My voice. I will speak clearly. You must listen to Me. You are being prepared for a mission. Do not doubt. Be faithful to Me. We will go forward together. Take My hand. Do not look back. The road ahead will be hard, but together, I will bring you through. Have no fear. I will be with you. Dangerous times are coming for My Church. The shepherd will be struck and the sheep will be scattered. I am preparing an army for battle. You are a soldier in My army. Stand ready to serve Me. Be brave and do not falter. You will lead many to victory. I am the Commander –in-Chief of a mighty army. This is a battle for hearts and minds. I am training your hands for war – a righteous war – the war of My Spirit. My Spirit will cover the earth like a mist, and hearts will be turned to Me… The time is soon. Be on your guard. Spend time with Me that I may prepare you for My righteous war. I will give you My own strength and wisdom for the holy fight and we will be victorious. Come, follow Me!”
Later that evening I pondered on the words, “I am training your hands for war” and the Holy Spirit led me to Psalm 144 which astounded me!
Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. 2 He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. 3 O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him? 4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow. 5 Part your heavens, O LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke. 6 Send forth lightning and scatter the enemies; shoot your arrows and rout them. 7 Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners 8 whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. 9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you, 10 to the One who gives victory to kings, who delivers his servant David from the deadly sword. 11 Deliver me and rescue me from the hands of foreigners whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceitful. 12 Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. 13 Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields; 14 our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets. 15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD. (Psalm 144)
Just a few days later in that same week, my husband and I were watching the evening news, and Pope Francis was being purposely misrepresented by the media, and I defended our Holy Father. My husband astonished me with his precise words, which he blurted out: “What are you? A soldier?” I could barely believe my ears! My husband never said such thing like that to me ever before. Then, I knew immediately that this was a confirmation from the Holy Spirit of the truth of the message that I had received from the Lord in the chapel a few days earlier!
In the posts to come, I will share with you whatever battle plans, tactics, instructions, and counsel our Great General may desire to reveal to His foot soldiers, of which I am the least.
Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”! (Joshua 24:14-15)