Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.

We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.

I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

October 21, 1999

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.

Messenger: Reference Malachi 3:1-5

Malachi 3:1-5

'Look, I shall send my messenger to clear a way before me. And suddenly the Lord whom you seek will come to his Temple; yes, the angel of the covenant, for whom you long, is on his way, says Yahweh Sabaoth. Who will be able to resist the day of his coming? Who will remain standing when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire, like fullers' alkali. He will take his seat as refiner and purifier; he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they can make the offering to Yahweh with uprightness. The offering of Judah and Jerusalem will then be acceptable to Yahweh as in former days, as in the years of old. I am coming to put you on trial and I shall be a ready witness against sorcerers, adulterers, perjurers, and against those who oppress the wage-earner, the widow and the orphan, and who rob the foreigner of his rights and do not respect me, says Yahweh Sabaoth.

Messenger: Jesus comes as the Messenger to refine and purify.

He gives the message. He is Brother, He does not lord His authority over them, He washes their feet. He calls Himself Brother. Authority will be under His feet. He is the authority. He gives them a free will.

He gives us the Commandments and His word. He gives us a free will.

Jesus speaks: I do not want people using brute authority demanding obedience. I came the suffering Servant. I want all coming, giving their wills totally to Me. In the reign of the Sacred Heart, men will act willingly to do what God wishes.

Because of misuse of authority, two patterns of behavior have developed in communities. One is prevalent today where people are forced to obey the leader who does not act in love as I will, but gives directions. I am the One Who laid down My life for those under Me. I am the One Who died for them. I am Savior, Redeemer, I am God over them.

Who are you to be in control over others and demand obedience, but not act in My name? A person in authority must always be acting in My name, in love.

Another misuse of authority is where one sees himself in control, demanding obedience and uses force to demand his way when it is not My will.

In communities, there must be love. There cannot be this power dominance where one acts for his selfish gain.

Many times people who lose power in their business activities may try to get power over their families. If you feel insecure and feel you have lost power in one situation, to misuse power to get it in another situation will cause problems.

Those in authority must act as God wills, only using power over others as God wants. When you feel insecure, abandoned, alone, without power, you must never use your authority to regain a feeling of control.

I withstood the bitter Passion, I walked and was beaten, I continued and endured the suffering. When you are suffering because of loneliness, loss of power, abuse, whatever you feel, you should not take it out on someone else. I am always there to help you. Coming to the tabernacle will help you. Reading Scripture and the Blue Book messages will help you stay rooted in the truth. Come to Mass and Communion. Many people act incorrectly. You must come to Me, My word, My Commandments, for the truth.

Do not project your anger on others. Look inside yourselves. If you are angry, do not try to blame it on someone else, look inside yourself. Seek the truth. Act only in My name.

You must love one another. There are no victims. A body is made up of hands and feet and a head, etc. Blood flows through the body. The skin on the hand matches that on the head and the feet.

My Movement, Shepherds of Christ, is to bring the world into greater oneness.

You must be one body. The foot must be one with the hand. You do not know how divided you are. You must be united in bonds of love. Love will endure.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. Love never comes to an end. ...

1 Corinthians 12:12-31

The analogy of the body

For as with the human body which is a unity although it has many parts -- all the parts of the body, though many, still making up one single body -- so it is with Christ. We were baptised into one body in a single Spirit, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as free men, and we were all given the same Spirit to drink. And indeed the body consists not of one member but of many. If the foot were to say, 'I am not a hand and so I do not belong to the body,' it does not belong to the body any the less for that. Or if the ear were to say, 'I am not an eye, and so I do not belong to the body,' that would not stop its belonging to the body. If the whole body were just an eye, how would there be any hearing? If the whole body were hearing, how would there be any smelling?

As it is, God has put all the separate parts into the body as he chose. If they were all the same part, how could it be a body? As it is, the parts are many but the body is one. The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you,' and nor can the head say to the feet, 'I have no need of you.'

What is more, it is precisely the parts of the body that seem to be the weakest which are the indispensable ones. It is the parts of the body which we consider least dignified that we surround with the greatest dignity; and our less presentable parts are given greater presentability which our presentable parts do not need. God has composed the body so that greater dignity is given to the parts which were without it, and so that there may not be disagreements inside the body but each part may be equally concerned for all the others. If one part is hurt, all the parts share its pain. And if one part is honoured, all the parts share its joy.

Now Christ's body is yourselves, each of you with a part to play in the whole. And those whom God has appointed in the Church are, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers; after them, miraculous powers, then gifts of healing, helpful acts, guidance, various kinds of tongues. Are all of them apostles? Or all prophets? Or all teachers? Or all miracle-workers? Do all have the gifts of healing? Do all of them speak in tongues and all interpret them?

The order of importance in spiritual gifts
Hymn to Love

Set you mind on the higher gifts. And now I am going to put before you the best way of all.

Jesus speaks: You must bend the stubborn heart and will. Live in My truth. Many will give directions based on their past lives. You must be rooted in My teaching, My word, My Commandments to know the truth. My new earth will put aside the old dysfunctional ways of loving. Only in dwelling in Our Hearts will you put aside your old dysfunctional ways. I am the New Adam, Mary is the New Eve. I give you these revelations to unveil the workings of Satan in your lives. The captives will be set free. You must live according to the Father's will.

Matthew 12:46-50

The true kinsfolk of Jesus

He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly his mother and his brothers were standing outside and were anxious to have a word with him. But to the man who told him this Jesus replied, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?' And stretching out his hand towards his disciples he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'

Jesus speaks: Old dysfunctional ways of relating must be put aside. There will be one body united in love, living as the Father wills, all under My feet.

Do not be afraid to let go. I am with you. I come to set the captives free. I am the New Adam, Savior of the world. I came forth from the cold, black tomb.

I am Victorious, I give you new life.


October 21, 1999 - Nursing Home Message - 2nd message

Mary speaks: My nursing home loved ones,

Today I wish you to pray as never before.

Offer your suffering to Jesus.

Today I wish you to meditate on the Crowning With Thorns.

Today I wish you to pray the Our Father, asking the Father that His will be done on earth.

Today I wish you to use these five meditations of love, looking at my Son crowned with thorns.

Pray five Hail Mary's in-between the meditations.

Recite the Our Father.

I am Mary, I love you to pray the rosary, the Our Father and the Hail Mary.

Pray for the priests, the Church, the world and The Shepherds of Christ intentions.

I love you. I am Mary.

Messenger: When visiting a nursing home this is a plan you can follow to pray a little part of the rosary with the elderly or sick residents.

What is usually done and tolerated by the elderly folks is one Our Father, five Hail Mary's and another Our Father. The song, A Song from Jesus can be sung before and after these prayers.

It is desirable to have a big picture of the Crowning With Thorns when doing these meditations. Also it is recommended that you have pictures of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Excerpt from March 17, 1995 rosary from Crowning with Thorns Stained Glass Window
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

1. Messenger: They pounded into His head a crown of sharp, piercing thorns.

4. Messenger: This is Jesus Christ. He is truly God! God took the form of a human being because He loved us so much. He took on our human nature. A divine person took on our human form!

5. Messenger: Who are we that God loves us this much?

7. Jesus speaks: I want to tell each one of you this day of My immense love that I have for you. You do not realize how I am truly speaking here to you. You close your hearts. You cut yourself off from the grace I am giving to you. I truly love with the deepest love. Open up your hearts and surrender. My ways are so simple. My ways are truth! You must release yourselves and come to Me for all your needs. Realize that, minute by minute, second by second, I am dealing with you directly.

8. Jesus speaks: The very hairs of your head are numbered. I am with you at this second and I am providing for every one of your cares and needs but your minds are busy and you think of all that you must do. When will you release yourself and let Me operate with you in every deed that you do? When will you become one with Me so that I can operate through you to do the work that is at hand? You are humans. When I become one with you, the might of God is within you. I can do in one second what a human cannot do in a million years. You must trust. You must surrender. You must let go. Let go now and be totally wrapped in My love, My intense love that I pour out to you, My beloved ones. Let go! Let go! Let go, for I am truly here and working in your heart.

(End of excerpt March 17, 1995 rosary)

Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q:  How do you feel we can pray as a couple, a couple leader to act in authority as He wills us to act?

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