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 4, 1999 - 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.
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 Father's 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.
The empty tomb
It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. 'They have taken the Lord out of the tomb,' she said, 'and we don't know where they have put him.'
So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb. They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter, reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in. Simon Peter, following him, also came up, went into the tomb, saw the linen cloths lying on the ground and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed. Till this moment they had still not understood the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
Messenger: This is the gift He gives us, Himself in the Eucharist.
Jesus the Risen Lord.
Jesus speaks: Set the captives free.
I ask you to include this renunciation of the devil from the Easter ceremony.
Renunciation of the Devil
(Renunciation of the Devil coming soon.)
Jesus speaks: I ask you again to include the Ten Commandments. Sin and darkness keep one locked in the tomb.
The Ten Commandments
- I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
- Remember thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
- Honor thy father and thy mother.
- Thou shalt not kill.
- Thou shalt not commit adultery.
- Thou shalt not steal.
- Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.
Jesus speaks: Freedom is found in living every moment according to the Father's will.
I ask you to recite the renunciation of the devil daily in your lives with the Commandments.
The devil has twisted My word and Commandments in the minds of many of the children of the earth.
I give the Commandments as commands to follow and guides to help you to healthy, happy living according to God's will. You are sick as a human race, you are in need of healings. Obeying the Commandments, living by My word, and praying for healing will help you to live healthy, happy lives according to My Father's will.
I speak now of choices. Many times the devil works in a situation in which you must choose between two people you love on a certain day. Or you may have to choose between two people at the same time. My Father has a will for you. There is one will. Anxiety is caused many times when you feel you are to be in two places at the same time with two people you love.
Parents must take the responsibility under pain of sin to see to the upbringing and spiritual needs of the family. Today, if you allow the child to get his way, he will rarely choose a holy event, a prayer meeting, Mass, Confession, etc. because of the evil influence in the world. There are very few shows that give your children any modeling toward being children of the Father, attached to Him in their every breath. There is very little modeling of how children need to pray and depend on God. Satan is often at work helping to organize events in some of My faithful servants lives so they encounter a bigger conflict. You must analyze the times and ask yourself over and over again what is God's will for me? Many times that will not be the very thing you wish most. Parents cannot ignore children and work outside the home 24 hours a day. The ideal situation is to work in harmony where all are one. Children cannot control parents' behavior. A conscientious parent cannot run after the child that insists on doing his own will and getting into trouble. You must pray that your behavior is determined by what you think is God's will for you. You must pray to the Holy Spirit and consecrate your hearts. Your life is a life-long journey in trying to please the Father and do His will. You are His servants, He is the Master. When you become your own master, you will suffer. God must reign in your heart, you ask always in HIS NAME. Act lovingly to all. Your struggle is a hard one. Your answer is one -- God's will! In it lies your peace, your freedom and your joy. In it lies life rooted in Him.
I love you, Jesus.
This is My Easter message, the more you come to Me in the Eucharist, the more I will transform your hearts. You will die more and more to your old, unhealthy ways and walk in the way of the Lord.
...I have come
so that they may have life
and have it to the full.
...I AM THE WAY; I AM TRUTH AND LIFE....
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Your self-satisfaction is ill founded. Do you not realise that only a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? Throw out the old yeast so that you can be the fresh dough, unleavened as you are. For our Passover has been sacrificed, that is, Christ; let us keep the feast, then, with none of the old yeast and no leavening of evil and wickedness, but only the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Q: How do you feel we can better serve Our King and Master as a couple to help Him to be the King and Center of men's hearts?
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