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.
April 23, 2000 - Easter
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.
Jesus speaks: So why do I write on Easter to you about lies and Satan? Unless the works of the devil are uncovered you will continue to rot as a nation from within.
My mother is Queen and Mother, I am Jesus Victorious, I am God, I send these messages to you.
Your children are willful, I speak of the young that have been given every good thing. In days past I wrote to you of My glory, the great gifts the Father has in store for you. Glory so great you cannot comprehend, but the devil has usurped the power of many who have given in to him. His job is not so hard, for many leaders, adults flood the markets with vile material that teaches the young the untruths.
I come forth radiant and white, victorious from the tomb. I am unchanging. The Lady crushes the head of the serpent, but you do not even recognize the Lady when she comes. One so fair and beautiful, filled with purity and light. She comes, the one betrothed to the servant Joseph. Joseph served His God. There have been saints of all ages. The saints served their God, they walked in His name. Do you walk in Godís name? Do you want to be the King?
The servants of God live to serve God. They control bodily desires and live a disciplined life, always having before them the goal of the Father, that goal of being possessed by God.
I speak today of Victory when I reveal to you the workings of the evil one in your lives. While many celebrated Holy Week in churches, the devil like a scoundrel prowled the earth raping the young by the mass of untruths that now floods your earth.
Do not underestimate the power of your prayers. They have helped the churches advance more in spiritual ways, because your prayers have helped the holy to grow holier.
Since I have given My Blue Book messages the devotion to the Eucharist has increased more than you will ever know. Every Blue Book is a gift from Me to a precious soul. It is a gift of My love. Because of these letters men have turned to Me in the churches and come to the Eucharist thirsting for their God. They have come because of My messages given. They have seen the workings of Satan in the lives of many in the churches and the world, and have prayed for them with the prayers I give.
The network of prayer was begun in 1994. Now six years later My little red manual has helped to change lives and churches and has been sent all over the world.
Please pray, please do not lose fervor.
I come to set the captives free.
I come to open your minds to the light and the darkness.
I come to give deeper insight into the scriptures and unveil the workings of Satan in the world.
I am the Bread of Life.
I am Jesus the Victor.
Death has no power over Me.
I am the Son of God.
Romans 6: 3 - 11
You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptised into Christ Jesus, were baptised into his death. So by our baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Fatherís glorious power, we too should begin living a new life. If we have been joined to him by dying a death like his, so we shall be by a resurrection like his: realising that our former self was crucified with him, so that the self which belonged to sin should be destroyed and we should be freed from the slavery of sin. Someone who has died, of course, no longer has to answer for sin.
But we believe that, if we died with Christ, then we shall live with him too. We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and will never die again. Death has no power over him any more. For by dying, he is dead to sin once and for all, and now the life that he lives is life with God. In the same way, you must see yourselves as being dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.
Jesus speaks: The Victory is Mine.
I come adorned in white.
I am the all-pure, holy One, the Son of Israel, I am God.
Messenger: I plead to You, my God, for this earth, that Your might will come and help us.
To you, my beloved brothers and sisters, please pray with me in the joy of this season.
Oh, God, hear our prayer, I implore You.
Oh, God of power and might, God of all that is right, hear us and help us, I plead and I beg You.
His power is endless. He is the God that divided the Red Sea.
Moses believed in Him.
Jesus speaks: No matter how I was persecuted, I knew the Fatherís love.
My child, I love you, you must focus on My love for you, MY LOVE, MY DIVINE LOVE, given for you to My death. Believe what I say. Believe Me, child. I love you, Jesus.
Coming soon the song: "I Can Only Live for Today"
Colossians 3: 1 - 4
Since you have been raised up to be with Christ, you must look for the things that are above, where Christ is, sitting at Godís right hand. Let your thoughts be on things above, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed-and he is your life-you, too, will be revealed with him in glory.
April 23, 2000 Second Message - Purity
Mary speaks: Please help me. Pray the rosary, pray as My Son has instructed.
I come in Florida to teach you to pray. Circulate my First Message book and please, I beg you, reprint My Sonís red rosary book. Please, I beg you.
I love you, Mary.
Jesus speaks: My children, I give you this story, a man went to a grand buffet, he was elderly and many of the foods and drinks could cause him problems.
Before his eyes he saw those things that looked so delicious to him, yet to eat as he desired could kill him very soon.
He was tempted, he filled his plate, picking and choosing, saying to himself as he selected so many foods, "Oh, I donít care if this hurts me, I want it anyway." He filled his plate with food that would hurt him. He chooses death when he eats this way.
On the table were healthy foods, ones that would bring him greater life, helping him regain health.
He was tempted, he willfully gave in.
My children, Satan wants your soul, and he wants you to stop doing Godís work.
He puts before you a table of delicacies hand-tailored for your greatest weaknesses.
Many times he shoves the delicacies in front of your eyes. He can create smells that lure you into sin, he can create an atmosphere of succulent ways to lure you. He can make another look so beautiful and seem so sweet, that you think you must have that person. A married man is taunted by the secretary. Billboards and newspapers are filled with sexual enticements.
One of the greatest ways Satan lures young people, old people, all people is with the sexual appetite.
A little passion here or there. Passion is a tool Satan uses to get a person to sin.
Many times when he wants a soul, a holy one who is helping souls, he lures them with sexual pleasures.
Luring one into sin is Satanís game. He uses pride, control and appetites. His game is to get the soul. He uses alcohol and drugs, and then the person becomes a slave to Satan if the person follows his lead.
He is sneaky, he makes wrong look right and right look wrong. He is the master of lies and deceit, he is the devil, the ancient serpent that wants as many souls as he can have for hell for all eternity.
Once one is lured into a life of sin, Satan can operate out of them.
It is important that you realize you are My spouse and that you put Me first. Anyone who grows more and more in this relationship with Me will want a greater union with Me and realize what sin does to your union with Me.
I have called you to a life of purity, living in relationships according to Godís will.
Religious choose Me before any attachment to any person. A person living the celibate life must grow more and more in deep spousal union with Me to withstand the temptations of Satan.
Satan does not like the celibate life. Tremendous grace is granted to those who live as God wills in this calling, and also tremendous grace is given for the world. Those who choose this life make reparation for the sins of the flesh that offend your God. I sweat blood in the garden and the sweetness of one who chooses the celibate life gives me great pleasure. This is not to say all are called to this. I am greatly pleased with those who live their lives in such holiness because they have answered My special calling for them.
Married people called to that life are pleasing their God when they live as He desires them to.
I speak of this, for Satan uses passions. It is like a fire that can go out of control in a second. He has caught so many souls in his snare.
A little arousal and the person can be led off by the fire that begins to burn and take over.
Satan knows this, instruction must be given concerning passion and how Satan can lure a holy soul so quickly.
You must not set a fire if it is not the right place for it to burn.
I give you the fire of My love. I am a furnace on fire for love of you. I call you to holiness, to live the Fatherís will according to your state in life.
I love you so much. The sexual act is a beautiful gift created by God. It must be used as He wills.
Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje
Besides the messages associated with the major Fatima apparitions, there were other revelations given by Our Lady. Before Jacinta died, she told of other messages given her (during her illness) by Mary:
More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason.
(End of Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima and Medjugorje)
1 Peter 4: 1 - 6
As Christ has undergone bodily suffering, you too should arm yourselves with the same conviction, that anyone who has undergone bodily suffering has
broken with sin, because for the rest of life on earth that person is ruled not by human passions but only by the will of God. You spent quite long enough in the past living the sort of life that gentiles choose to live, behaving in a debauched way, giving way to your passions, drinking to excess, having wild parties and drunken orgies and sacrilegiously worshipping false gods. So people are taken aback that you no longer hurry off with them to join this flood which is rushing down to ruin, and then abuse you for it. They will have to answer for it before the judge who is to judge the living and the dead. And this was why the gospel was brought to the dead as well, so that, though in their bodies they had undergone the judgement that faces all humanity, in their spirit they might enjoy the life of God.
Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.
Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.
Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.
(End of Mary's Message)
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 I am growing in oneness in deep spiritual ways with you?
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