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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 22, 1998

Jesus speaks: Jealousy is not from God. I speak to you saying I am a jealous God, but I do not mean the jealousy that lurks in a heart hewn from an evil seed planted by Satan.

Within your heart is a desire to be satisfied. Only I can satisfy the hungry heart.

The heart is hungry as a barren parched desert for My love.

To be tempted by the devil is not the sin. The devil will speak in your heads trying to create division, through suspicions and jealousy. When the person gives into these temptations by the devil and is jealous and suspicious, greedy and wanting more than God wills you to have, the evil seeds can turn into hatred and even murder. The devil plants the seed and helps you to rationalize that you should give in to evil thoughts in your heart. You rationalize you have been cheated. You feel you are missing love that you deserve and crave.

Only God and fullness in Him can satisfy the hungry heart. So the devil works within the hearts playing on emotions and the good feelings to turn them to "rotten", hateful feelings of division and pain.

You are to be one body, operating in love, as one body, one holy family for the purpose of loving God and loving one another. Because sin entered the world and because of the tainted human natures, man tends toward the weakness to do evil. The story in the Bible from the fall of Adam and Eve is this struggle to always have God as your Master and not Satan. In the end of the Bible in Revelation we see the victors. They are the ones who will eat from the tree of life.

Revelation 2:7

Let anyone who can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches: those who prove victorious I will feed from the tree of life set in God's paradise.

Messenger: Jesus told me:
The devil will attack our heads with thoughts that cause division in our hearts. He will use jealousy, and greed, pride and the desire to have power against God's will. He will work through his evil seeds hoping to get persons to act in an evil way.

Once the person succumbs to do the evil and acts on the evil thoughts, this divides the heart from that which the soul craves, which is God.

Sin divides us from God proportionate to the degree of sinfulness. The devil works in our imperfections, our weaknesses to lure us into acting.

God is our Lord and Master. In Father Carter's Tell My People book Jesus refers to Himself in these end times before the Reign of the Sacred Heart as Lord and Master. Over and over again He refers to Himself as Lord and Master.

Genesis 3:15-16

I shall put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
it will bruise your head
and you will strike its heel.'

To the woman he said:

I shall give you intense pain
    in childbearing,
you will give birth to your children
    in pain.
Your yearning will be for your husband,
and he will dominate you.

Genesis 4:6-7

Yahweh asked Cain, 'Why are you angry and downcast? If you are doing right, surely you ought to hold your head high! But if you are not doing right, Sin is crouching at the door hungry to get you. You can still master him.'

Messenger: All through Chapter 13 of John we see the Apostles refer to Our Lord and Master.

John 13:13-20

'You call me Master and Lord, and rightly; so I am. If I, then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you must wash each other's feet. I have given you an example so that you may copy what I have done to you.

    'In truth I tell you,
    no servant is greater than his master,
    no messenger is greater
        than the one who sent him.

'Now that you know this, blessed are you if you behave accordingly. I am not speaking about all of you: I know the ones I have chosen; but what scripture says must be fulfilled:

    'He who shares my table
    takes advantage of me.

    I tell you this now,
    before it happens,
    so that when it does happen
    you may believe that I am He.
    In all truth I tell you,
    whoever welcomes the one I send,
        welcomes me,
    and whoever welcomes me,
        welcomes the one who sent me.'

Messenger: The Apostles refer to the Lord as Master.

John 13:9

'Well then, Lord, not only my feet, but my hands and head as well!'

Messenger: It was not Our Lord's wish to wash Peter's hands and head. He wished to wash Peter's feet. If Peter obeyed Jesus he would have allowed Him to wash his feet immediately.

John 13:37

Peter said to him, 'Why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.'

Messenger: Peter loved the Lord, but he would deny Our Lord. Eventually he would be martyred for Him.

John 14:5-6

Thomas said, 'Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?' Jesus said:

    I am the Way; I am Truth and Life.
    No one can come to the Father
        except through me.

John 14:8-9

Philip said, 'Lord, show us the Father and then we shall be satisfied.' Jesus said to him: 'Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?

    'Anyone who has seen me
        has seen the Father,
    so how can you say,
        "Show us the Father"?

Messenger: We are given a free will to follow the Master or to allow the evil one to be our Master.

God has given to us the great gift of sharing in His divine life in Baptism.

The Bible tells the story of the struggle of men to follow God's will. The question is who will be the center of our hearts, who will be the victors. We live and die on this earth.

The Bible tells the story of the struggle of men to follow God's will. The question is who will be the center of our hearts, who will be the victors. We live and die on this earth. Christ came, He shed His Blood, He died to give us a sharing in His life.

It is through His death and resurrection that we have to die to the selfish ways.

We must not listen to the devil, we must choose God as our master.

Jesus speaks: My children, you see the slippery snake in the garden of Eden. The evil one aims to trick you. He is cunning and wishes you to do evil. He tries to trick you by appealing to your desire to be powerful, rich and affluent. He wants you to seek selfish pleasures, he wants you to live to have the acceptance of the world,. He wishes you to do things just for acceptance by others and to get them to like you. Love gives My beloved ones. You love to give joy to the other, not for selfish reasons. You wish to give love and receive love. Your purpose in interacting with others is not just for your own gain.

The devil tells you things that are against God's will and tries to make you feel that doing wrong things is all right in this case.

There is only one way, My beloved ones, it is to love God, others and self according to God's will.

Every relationship must be according to God's will. Every relationship, if lived according to God's will, gives honor and glory to Him and helps to bring about fruit for the Kingdom.

The devil works in jealousy and suspicion.

My child, I have given you this writing so that you will write to your apostles and supporters working in the Shepherds of Christ, working to help spread My Kingdom.

I do not wish you to be tripped up by the evil one.

I wish you to sing the song, "Let There be Peace on Earth" and sing it from your heart.

Peace is not found by finding an easy solution to a problem. Peace is not found in giving your children their own way. Peace is not found in giving others their way, if you are not operating according to God's will.

Peace is not found in avoiding addressing issues that are in the Church and the world that are sinful. Peace is found in living in the truth, according to God's will.

Peace and justice will kiss.

Peace is found in doing what the Father wishes.

Your hearts may be troubled because of the sufferings that are occurring due to willfulness and discontent among the brethren, but your heart lives in the truth as God wills. In your heart you have a deep peace in living in the truth according to His will.

God is a God of justice. There is a heaven, there is a hell. Men will have to make an account for how they lived their lives.

I ask this basic question, How have you lived your life? Have you grown more in your ways of loving God and one another? I give you your whole life to learn to live in love. This is your goal, to be likened to Me. I am love.

In Chapter 5 of 1 John, John speaks of the victor.

1 John 5:1-12

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ
is a child of God,
and whoever loves the father
loves the son.
In this way we know
    that we love God's children,
when we love God
    and keep his commandments.
This is what the love of God is:
keeping his commandments.
Nor are his commandments
because every child of God
overcomes the world.
And this is the victory
    that has overcome the world -
our faith.

The source of faith

Who can overcome the world
but the one who believes
    that Jesus is the Son of God?
He it is who came by water and blood,
Jesus Christ,
not with water alone
but with water and blood,
and it is the Spirit that bears witness,
for the Spirit is Truth.
So there are three witnesses,
the Spirit, water and blood;
and the three of them coincide.
If we accept
    the testimony of human witnesses,
God's testimony is greater,
for this is God's testimony
which he gave about his Son.
Whoever believes in the Son of God
has this testimony within him,
and whoever does not believe
is making God a liar,
because he has not believed
the testimony
    God has given about his Son.
This is the testimony:
God has given us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
Whoever has the Son has life,
and whoever has not the Son of God
    has not life.

Messenger: I quote Revelation Chapter 5.

Revelation 5:6

Then I saw, in the middle of the throne with its four living creatures and the circle of elders, a Lamb standing that seemed to have been sacrificed; it had seven horns, and it had seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits that God has sent out over the whole world,

Revelation 5:9-10

They sang a new hymn:
    You are worthy to take the scroll
    and to break its seals,
    because you were sacrificed,
        and with your blood
    you bought people for God
    of every race, language, people and nation
    and made them
        a line of kings and priests for God,
    to rule the world.

Revelation 5:11-13

In my vision, I heard the sound of an immense number of angels gathered round the throne and the living creatures and the elders; there were ten thousand times ten thousand of them and thousands upon thousands loudly chanting:

    Worthy is the Lamb that was sacrificed
    to receive power, riches, wisdom,
    strength, honour, glory and blessing.

Then I heard all the living things in creation - everything that lives in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, crying:

    To the One seated on the throne
        and to the Lamb,
    be all praise, honour, glory and power,
    for ever and ever.

Messenger: We have been told to say our Morning Offering and go to daily Mass and ask God to spread us with the precious Blood of Jesus hourly. Many of us try to spend one hour before the Eucharist.

The Lamb was slain for our sins. The Lamb is our Lord and Master. The Spirit that testifies to the truth that He, the Lamb, Jesus Christ, is the Son of God.

A stuggle indeed, willful men wishing their way, a struggle. The centuries of struggle in which men lived in Salvation History are recorded in the Bible.

The victory will come for many men in the end.

We received tainted hearts from the sin of Adam and Eve.

In dwelling in the pure and holy Hearts of the New Adam and the New Eve we are transformed.

We see the victors at the end of the Scriptures. He is the vine, He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

We eat the Bread of Life, we drink the Blood of the Lamb that was slain, we are immersed in His grace.

I began this writing speaking of the evil one and how he lurks to trip us up and divide us in our hearts from each other. There cannot be jealousy, or greed, deception, lies, hatefulness, boastfulness, pride in our hearts. We must ask God to help us to overcome these failings in which the devil works to "trip us up."

We must learn to put our trust in Him. I must always respond in love as Christ did.

I state clearly this message today. This message was directed by Our Lord for study and to help give us greater insight into the mystery of His love.

We cannot give in to the temptations of Satan to divide us. Who is our master? We are given ample grace to survive his attacks. I quote from Rev. 12:11:

Revelation 12:11

They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word to which they bore witness, because even in the face of death they did not cling to life.

Messenger: Satan wants our souls dead. Our love is for life. God gives us a great sharing in life when He gives us Himself. We love the Bread of Life, the Eucharist and His Word. We love the rich source of God's grace that is given to us. We must do as Our Lord has told us, ask for the Blood of Jesus to be spread on us, go to Mass and Communion and sit before the tabernacle.

Jesus speaks: My children, temptation itself is not a sin. You will be tempted as never before in all new ways. Tempted to divide in your hearts with your brother, tempted to give in to pleasures to satisfy you instantly. Temptation of itself from the evil one is not a sin. You must go to Confession regularly and go to the tabernacle. Rich sources of grace are granted there and in the Mass. You will have to fight temptation in your minds. You must choose love. You must pray for unity. You must always walk in the truth. You will suffer days of anguish in which you will be tempted to turn on your brothers that are helping in the Movement. If you do this you will be negative, down-hearted and unproductive. You must beg for grace and pray the speedy novena (9 Hail Mary's), you must read the 3rd Blue Book and the Word of God. You must fight against temptation. Pray earnestly in the Our Father, "deliver us from evil."

I will give you sufficient grace in the struggle. You will grow in greater holiness and your imperfections will be brought to light. Do not run away. You are in need of healing. Pray the Holy Spirit Novena daily. This will appear soon on the Internet.

You must remain one body. Jealousy and suspicion will divide you. You must pray for help for troubled parties and ask that they be spread with My Blood. Oh, child, do not give into Satan lurking at your door wanting to divide you. You must love. Many times your suspicions are wrong. They are from Satan. I love you. It is My love your hungry soul seeks. You will be thirsty for Me, constantly. I like you to recognize your thirst. You want God. Do not try to find another person or pleasure to fill you. It is only temporary, it soon is cold and your heart is in greater anguish than before. I love you so much. I am Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.

The devil works in your minds planting ugly scenes to divide you. I repeat, temptation of itself is not sin. You must choose love. You must trust one another in the Movement to get the job done, but at the same time you must live in the truth and unveil the workings of Satan to stop you. I give you messages to be obeyed. They are the plan I give you.

As God's child and creation, you must put love as your primary goal, love of God, love of one another, love of self.

Live according to the Father's will.

I love you,

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