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.
February 23, 2000
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: There are layers and layers of hidden feelings and experiences within the hidden heart. The more we become intimate with someone, the deeper we go into these hidden layers.
Jesus speaks: Many today wear a mask. Like a mummy they hide the true self from themselves. If they keep themselves busy and connected to "stuff" in the world, they can remain on the surface of their personality and engage in quite lengthy discussions of personalities on television, rock stars, football players, etc. They can discuss the economy, the people and events in politics, they can discuss the interior workings of an atom, but the interior workings of their own hearts may remain a mystery.
Do you see Me come forth from the tomb? I dropped the wraps that were surrounding My flesh. You come forth from the tomb. Like a mummy that must discard layers and layers of binding, finally you arrive at the core.
There are so many hidden ways you have learned to hide your true self. Many do not want to look down deep because of the pain. They stay on the surface, and then they want to engage in intimate relationships, and they can't go below that surface layer for they cannot embrace the pain. They don't want to know the truth that they might have to change.
My men, I connect to you in your hearts. It is a knowledge of relating in the heart. It is the detailed mass of events that are recorded in the brain with the interaction of the heart and feelings that work together to make a deep relationship.
Relationships are not formed on details alone, there is an interaction between the parties in which they penetrate these hidden layers of the heart.
Intimacy between parties cannot happen if one is not able to give themselves on a deep level to another.
You must get below this surface level of relating and get to the true self. There you wish to share it with another or others and you wish that they accept this gift and love you in return.
To have a spousal relationship with Me you must get below these hidden layers to the depth of your soul. You must embrace the truth about yourself and the relationships in your life. You must recognize your woundedness, forgive others who have hurt you, learn to love them despite how you have been hurt, and connect in love to all the souls. The fullness of heartfelt love comes in embracing the truth and working through all wounded relationships in forgiveness and love.
I forgave those who put Me to death.
I loved those who beat Me.
In the Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and in these revelations, I have opened up to you the depth of My Heart, filled with My divine love. I have given you a vehicle to become intimately united to Me. I have given you the key to unlock hidden pain and heal the deep wounds that have produced so many scars in your heart.
Writing to Me about your feelings and your love is a key to helping you grow in greater intimacy with Me.
I want you for My spouse. I am a God that seeks a personal love union with you. I give you My love letters in God's Blue Books.
I am Jesus. Come to My Heart, drop the wraps that bind you, open up and let My light and My love fill your heart.
I have given you My key here to unlock the interior life within you.
The ways of the world have blocked this in-depth love. The devil wants you to not relate deep in your hearts, to remain on the surface, to record little details about persons to an inexhaustible degree and not even know about your God, Creator, your Maker, your Love, your Spouse.
I came to give you new Life.
Life is in Me.
February 23, 2000
Witness Letter - Rosie R.
How has Shepherds of Christ changed my life?
The first time I opened God's Blue Book, I knew that Jesus was speaking to me! The message was just what I needed that day!
I had not attended daily Mass since Catholic High School, approximately 30 years previous. MY PRAYER LIFE had been practically non-existent -- attending Sunday Mass and calling on God during trials. In fact, the threat of my husband dying of cancer took me back to praying the rosary and praying novenas to the Blessed Mother. After he died I was at a loss, for I considered him my "rock". For the first time ever in my life, I began praying to do God's will. I had a career, but I felt in my heart that I didn't want to do that for the rest of my working life.
I was invited by a friend to make a Cursillo weekend and without hesitation, said yes. Following the grace-filled weekend, I entered the chapel for adoration and picked up the Blue Book, which I had ignored for weeks. I immediately fell in love with Jesus and my life began to change! With the help of Jesus through the Blue Book, along with daily Mass and Holy Communion and spending time after Communion with Jesus and time in prayer, I was able to work through my depression, which I had even denied existed.
After giving out many Blue Books to relatives and friends, I received an invitation to attend the first monthly Shepherds of Christ national prayer meeting at Tom A's farm held on October 13, 1996, with Rita leading a Live Rosary. I felt drawn to every meeting after that, and soon found myself in the core group at Morrow, Ohio, attending weekly prayer meetings with Live Rosaries. Through the use of the Blue Books, mostly in front of the tabernacle, weekly prayer meetings, and rosaries at Morrow, I have grown closer to Jesus than I ever thought possible.
I thank Jesus every day for His many graces and the deep love that He gives me to draw me closer and closer to Him. I also thank my spiritual Mother, Mary, with all my heart for her help when I turned to her in desperation and for the help she's given me throughout my life.
As an apostle working in Florida at Our Lady's Image Site, I have a great opportunity to spread the light and love of Christ to all I meet!!!
See another Witness Letter tomorrow
Jesus speaks: The message I give is a message of love and understanding, but, My children, I am the Healer. You cannot expect My Movement and My messenger to heal you.
I desire feeling letters so that you will express the pain inside and deal with it by letting go, forgiving and loving.
Bitterness eats at the heart.
Some spend their lives looking for one who will fill them.
I fill the starved soul.
I deliver the messages.
My messengers are imperfect children of Eve. If you judge the message by every action of an imperfect human person, you will be able always to find something wrong.
The evidence is obvious that I speak here. To those who listen they will hear My word, to those who do not listen they miss the gift I give.
If you want to believe, you must be open. If you spend all your time judging the Movement and the messenger, you will not hear the message I speak. The fruits are there. The message is clear, it is directed and it comes from My hand. The voice of the Good Shepherd speaks in it.
I work in authority. I deliver a message through the messenger.
The children are under the parents' authority.
There is not mutual authority between parents and children.
The power comes from God.
The message is passed on.
The people respond to the message given.
The people in a community are operating with a leader. The directions are given from above coming in My name. Although there must be harmony and all work toward this, when directions are given from above, they must be followed. The leader in the community does not do his own will, check with those underneath and then with a mutual response decide if and when they will obey those over them.
Authority is the power line through which I work.
Those underneath listen to those over that are directing.
Those in authority take charge to follow the directions. The directions I give in the messages. There cannot be a personal relationship between every member in the Movement and the messenger. I am directing the Movement. The tone is always in love. If you misdirect your part or work to please those under you, and disobey those over you, you are not obeying as I desire.
The power line comes from above, not the other way around.
Leaders are not always popular. If the earth was doing everything it needed to do, then there would be no need for messages.
Many a prophet was thrown in a pit for delivering the message, which was the cure for the ill, but the people rejected it and desired their own will.
February 23, 2000 - Second Message
Messenger: Jesus wishes that we give our hearts to Him and Mary.
The following Valentine can be given to Jesus and Mary any day of the year. It is an act of love that would greatly please Him.
Use the following Valentine to fill in your name and the date you gave it to Him.
MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD
I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day
I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Q: How do I feel inside when I share my feelings and you support and love me and try to understand?
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