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.

February 22, 2000 - Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

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: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.

Messenger: I write to you as a messenger of God.

All through the Mass I heard Jesus say, clearly:

Matthew 16:18

So I now say to you: you are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it.

Messenger: I saw the halo around the host at the Consecration, a gift He sometimes gives me.

I heard Him say it again and again:

Matthew 16:18

So I now say to you: you are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it.

Messenger: I cannot deny how difficult it is to do this work sometimes and how the devil truly wants me to stop.

The Prayer for Union with Jesus, "Come to me and possess my soul" comes to mind as a gift Jesus has given to me and to you to say all day.

Peter denied Christ 3 times. How could Peter do that we say? Oh, we have said "no" to Jesus because the pressure of the devil presses in and we worry about what others think. Peter was shown in the gospel with his imperfections and yet in God's goodness He chose Peter to be the head of His Church.

Matthew 16: 13-19
Peter's profession of faith;
his pre-eminence

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, 'Who do people say the Son of man is? And they said, 'Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.' 'But you,' he said, 'who do you say I am?' Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.' Jesus replied, 'Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! Because it was no human agency that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven. So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.'

Messenger: The sin is greater when we do not recognize our imperfections. When we blame others for our shortcomings and when we fail to say we are sorry to others and to God.

We are put here to bear great fruit. Our pride keeps us locked when we need to move on and do God's work to help bear fruit for the Kingdom.

What follows is a message Jesus gave to me today:

We must write down our feelings to our Divine Spouse and get His help to deal with our own imperfections. No person on earth can give us what we really want. We must be in touch with our true selves and ask Jesus for help in dealing with our feelings and satanic attacks.

Jesus has given us a way of life in the Shepherds of Christ and the tools to fight off satanic attacks so that we can work for the spreading of the Kingdom.

I see myself struggle and almost feel sometimes I cannot do what He has asked because it is so hard, and then I hear the words as He spoke in Mass to me:

Matthew 16:18

So I now say to you: you are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it.

Messenger: In His goodness He strengthens me, forgives me and begs me to go forward to do all that I can do to help lead the souls to Him. Can I say "no" to Mary's bloody tears?

Luke 22:32

but I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail, and once you have recovered, you in your turn must strengthen your brothers.'

February 22, 2000 - Second Message

Jesus speaks: Human beings are imperfect.

Intimacy cannot be achieved if one does not willingly open oneself to another.

Intimacy occurs when people openly share their feelings.

If people lie to themselves about the status of their own feelings, they cannot deeply share in consistent, intimate relationships.

Intimacy will not occur unless the person willingly gets in touch with their own feelings, knowing how they feel all through the day.

If people stuff their feelings, if they lie to themselves about the way they really feel, they will not be able to share themselves with others.

In old schools it was thought that you should hide your feelings. Parents in alcoholic homes forced children to stuff their real feelings.

In writing feeling letters to Me and to one another you get in touch with your feelings.

People are blinded.

They see themselves as perfect many times.

They see their ways as the right way.

In relationships the imperfections of each surfaces and the persons begin to see that some of their ways are quite unacceptable in community life and intimate relationships.

Shining a light inside and seeing many imperfections and good aspects can be found by writing about your old relationships especially between parent and child. It can help tremendously to free up old bad patterns of behavior, life-long patterns by sitting before the tabernacle and writing about intimate relationships of the past.

One question you may ask is, "What do I remember about my relationship with my dad, how was he, how did he relate with my mom, how did they handle conflict, what did he do when my mom cried? Were feelings expressed in my house? Did the men in my life try to understand my feelings?"

The devil will use your imperfections to catch you.

To get in touch with your heart, you must work on yourselves.

I am the Divine Healer.

I am a feeling God.

You cannot mask your true feelings.

You must write to Me and express your feelings. Use the Blue Books.

I want to love you and give you all the love you need.

I want you to feel.

I want you to live in the truth.

It takes time to come to Me.

All Satan has to do is squeeze you when you are operating okay and the imperfections can powerfully grip you.

No man is perfect. No man is an island.

In working with one another, walking hand-in-hand, sharing feelings, talking with one another, looking into each other's faces with concern and love, you reaffirm the other person.

Some people are so wounded they cannot look into the face of another.

When you see the face of God you will be affirmed of your beauty.

You will not receive your affirmation completely from any soul here.

The devil is so strong, he will magnify the slightest imperfection. His grasp is crippling. He can cause the biggest uproars.

The times spent in daily Mass, hourly prayer and before the Blessed Sacrament are essential for My apostles.

Attacks by the devil can be a battle far beyond what anyone can imagine.

The devil is real, he wants you stopped, you cannot give in to emotions that make you feel cheated and hateful. The devil can cripple you and the Movement, if you are too prideful to say you are sorry and begin anew.

You must love your God with your whole heart and your whole soul and desire only Him and want to help save souls.

No matter how awful it is, do not give in to your emotions. Do not reject others. You must help each other work through the problems in love.

I am Love, you are imperfect, do not mask the truth, tell the truth, write feeling letters to Me and to one another. Be loving.

The devil is hateful, he wants you to hate, he wants you divided, he is a bottomless pit of hatred and anger. You must say you are sorry and forgive no matter how hard it is. The devil aims to stop you, to get you in his grasp.

My aposles, you must go to the Blessed Sacrament for that hour of grace. You can't do it without that time. You need an hour besides the Masses.

Abusing yourselves with drinks, sugar, caffeine can cause tremendous mood swings. Some people are especially affected by this. They are not in proper control when addictive substances are used. The devil will work through this to try to control you.

Not getting enough sleep is a way the devil can work through your lives to get you off course.

I ask again that you do not handle big problems late at night. The devil works when you are tired and hungry. At the end of the night when people are tired he tries to get you off-guard.

The devil works to get you off-guard in traffic, through authority, policemen, whatever.

The devil can get a person so off because he calls in authority so that people will feel full of fear and intimidated.

Fear is a real problem.

The devil will use it. He will use any means to get to holy people trying to serve Me and trying to get others to come to Me.

There is fear of being unloved, fear of being cheated, fear of losing one's house, fear of losing one's job, fear concerning money, fear of not having time to get things done.

Fear - Fear - Fear:

1 John 4:17-21

Love comes to its perfection in us
when we can face
   the Day of Judgement fearlessly,
because even in this world
we have become as he is.
In love there is no room for fear,
but perfect love drives out fear,
because fear implies punishment
and no one who is afraid
   has come to perfection in love.
Let us love, then,
because he first loved us.
Anyone who says 'I love God'
and hates his brother,
is a liar,
since whoever does not love the brother
   whom he can see
cannot love God whom he has not seen.
Indeed this is the commandment
   we have received from him,
that whoever loves God,
   must also love his brother.

Jesus speaks: The devil will become stronger and stronger, his ways are to get you in a deep, dark fog to get you to hate those you must work with, to have you in a big black hole. He wants you to say ugly things, then he tells you, you must get out, that you can't say you are sorry.

Man, the devil is your enemy, he longs to paralyze you. You must operate for love of God and real love of the other, not selfishness.

You won't make it if you don't truly love God and each other. You are being tested and trained for the mature Christian love of heaven. What a reward!

It is hard, My men, it is more difficult than you ever imagined to love under duress. I loved to My death, I was not angry or hateful.  The devil can get you so full of hate in your heart.

How did Cain kill his brother?

Genesis 4:1-8
Cain and Abel

The man had intercourse with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain. 'I have acquired a man with the help of Yahweh,' she said. She gave birth to a second child, Abel, the brother of Cain. Now Abel became a shepherd and kept flocks, while Cain tilled the soil. Time passed and Cain brought some of the produce of the soil as an offering for Yahweh, while Abel for his part brought the first-born of his flock and some of their fat as well. Yahweh looked with favour on Abel and his offering. But he did not look with favour on Cain and his offering, and Can was very angry and downcast. 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.' Cain said to his brother Abel, 'Let us go out'; and while they were in the open country, Cain set on his brother Abel and killed him.

Mary speaks: Ever since, the devil has attacked the heads of my children.

Oh my children, listen to my Son and love one another.

Do not be prideful, I am the handmaid, the maid-servant of the Lord.

It is in consecration, going to my Immaculate Heart I will help you.

You are all imperfect.

You can't quit, you can't let him win, my chosen ones. Who will help my children? The devil is your enemy, not one another. Say you are sorry, push ahead in the deep hole he has dug for you.

Get out, go to the Blessed Sacrament, in that grace you will be able to survive.

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.

Mary speaks: Say you are sorry, your God forgives you. You are under attack my children of light, you are profusely attacked. You must not give in, or give up. You must love when it is so hard to say you are sorry.

Go to confession. My word is you must love.

The devil is attacking you to stop you.

Call on St. Michael and his angels. You are at battle.

I am crying bloody tears for my children.

Jesus will forgive you. Go to confession.

Don't stop.

I, your Mother, cry to you and I beg you.

My Son has allowed Falmouth, Kentucky, to flood one more time.

My Son wants the rosary prayed there and prayer chapters begun.

When working for my Son you cannot be so focused on making others happy and doing His work that you skip your own prayers or Mass or your hour. The devil will move in and he will attack you and others through you. My children, you need the grace given in the Blessed Sacrament. Apostles need one hour daily.

You must obey my Son and do His will and not be willful nor work your own plan.

The whole Movement suffers when an apostle skips the prayers and does other things that seem like good ideas but are not what He wants for you.

Please my children, my apostles, obey my Son. Love His Movement and live to serve Him. Do not do things to please yourselves and give yourselves a "big head". Do it right, do it according to God's will, do it for Jesus, not as a whim to make yourself feel needed or powerful. Do His will -- I beg you.

Don't do things for the School Rosary Program that are not His will. Follow the plan laid down in the messages.

You don't want to hurt my Son or His Movement.

Prepare yourselves, read the messages, do it His way, serve Him.

I love you so much, you comfort my Heart when you do His will. You help me. I love you, my little children and I am Mary your Mother. Help me mother my children.

1 Peter 5:1-4
Instructions: to the elders

I urge the elders among you, as a fellow-elder myself and a witness to the sufferings of Christ, and as one who is to have a share in the glory that is to be revealed: give a shepherd's care to the flock of God that is entrusted to you: watch over it, not simply as a duty but gladly, as God wants; not for sordid money, but because you are eager to do it. Do not lord it over the group which is in your charge, but be an example for the flock. When the chief shepherd appears, you will be given the unfading crown of glory.

Psalm 23: 1-6
The good Shepherd

Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
In grassy meadows he lets me lie.

By tranquil streams he leads me
   to restore my spirit.
He guides me in paths of saving justice
   as befits his name.

Even were I to walk in a ravine as dark as death
I should fear no danger, for you are at my side.
Your staff and your crook are there to soothe me.

You prepare a table for me
   under the eyes of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
   my cup brims over.

Kindness and faithful love pursue me
   every day of my life.
I make my home in the house of Yahweh
   for all time to come.

February 22, 2000 - Third Message

Jesus speaks: Purity,
I speak to you of purity. Relationships that are not as I desire but in which you pretend to be holy disgust Me. They crush My Heart. I am your Spouse, I do not want an unfaithful spouse. The devil will be as a roaring lion as never before looking for a prey, you must not fancy any ways that are not My will. This disgusts Me when you pretend to be holy and you are deceptive and sneaky.

The devil will work in trying to make you too close or divided. I absolutely do not want you to give in to Satan who wants to tear My Movement to shreds. Love is living according to God's will.

Those with addictive personalities are always looking for "little candies" to reward themselves.

My children, you live to serve Me. The devil will work in addictive personalities.

My children, I am the candy of your soul.

The devil will not stop until he has your soul and stops you dead. My children, relationship is the way the devil has attacked good relationships once rooted in love.

My children, love is to serve God, not to fill a self-desire nor give you a cheap thrill.

Love before the tabernacle is to develop a deeper love relationship with Me.

Please do not offend My Sacred Heart, I have given you one another to love according to God's will.

The devil wants the jugular vein -- he wants to wipe you out and leave you out to dry.

You must pray for grace and do as I have instructed you. Because of your important mission -- you are a target.

I love you, Jesus

My dear men, you are only a doorway away from falling into a pit. Do not count on yourselves, you must try to receive all the grace you can to protect yourselves for those days of greatest anguish.

Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How do I feel I can write loving feeling letters every day to Jesus and to you and yet not deny my true feelings?

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