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July 8, 2004

July 9th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for July 9th are Luminous.


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July 8, 2004

Excerpt from September 25, 1998

Messenger: In the Shepherds of Christ Movement there are many intimate relationships in addition to the married couples. We are working to be loving brothers and sisters in the Father's family. It is indeed very difficult at times.

In the age of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's heart men will engage in loving intimate relationships. Men will be more able to share the intimate feelings of their hearts with one another, in love.

Because many people today are not true to their hearts, they seek satisfaction and pleasure in many worldly things.

The age old statement "First to thine own self be true" is a statement we must live by to have healthy self growth.

The media has led so many people into seeking satisfaction in senseless pleasures. Some focus on making their bodies as gods. Some focus on their images and some their jobs, as ends in themselves. We must use all things as a means to lead us into greater life in God. He is our goal. Our happiness is found in Him.

We all suffer because of the deception found in men's hearts. Many lie to themselves about the truth.

"First to thine own self be true."

We are here to live according to God's will. If we own a castle, it must be used as God wishes us to use it.

We cannot control the events around us. We cannot control people. In working in loving harmony according to God's will, we will be more able to get along as Our Father intends us to. We must deal with our imperfections. When we have feelings of division with each other we must learn to share our feelings with each other in great love. Our purpose being to unite as brothers and sisters, because Our Father wishes us to unite in great oneness with each other. To be likened more and more to Christ is very difficult. Our journey in life is to try to be more and more like God. Our journey is to grow more and more in greater perfection as God's children.

We wish our friends to be loving, pure, trustworthy, patient, kind and truthful. We wish our friends to be like Jesus. Jesus is all perfect.

In our journey to be united more and more to God and one another, we must die to our imperfections. The more we die to these imperfections, the more we can become one with others. In the Trinity there are three perfect Divine Persons united in One Divine Nature. God wants us to be one body, loving Him and one another.

The Persons of the Trinity exist in perfect oneness.

The problem is that we cannot unite perfectly to one another because of our imperfections.

The greater the imperfections of a person, the harder it is to be united to them in an intimate relationship.

This problem is a real problem. Many today see themselves as perfect. They do not wish to admit they have any faults. They think to admit they have faults makes them appear weak. We all have faults. To be truthful with ourselves and grow we must admit them.

If a person fails to recognize his faults he hinders his spiritual growth. He thwarts this growth by failing to recognize the truth. Man is imperfect. It is necessary to constantly grow in the ways of God.

Many in today's world spend their lives trying to present a perfect being to the world. Their journey becomes a journey of hiding the truth, wearing a mask and covering up their imperfections. Many spend years trying to create the perfect name and perfect image for themselves, rather than trying to grow more in the ways of God, recognizing their imperfections, embracing them and praying for grace to change and be more and more like Jesus.

The world is majorly blind to the real meaning of life. The devil has clouded the meaning of true love relationships. Many times people enter relationships entirely with the desire to receive love for themselves. I give you a quote from Father Carter's book, Response to God's Love. "Many persons who choose marriage say they do so out of a desire to be loved. Notice, they say that they marry out of a desire to be loved, not to love. In fairness to these persons, perhaps we should presume that they realize they in turn must also offer love. Yet, is it not revealing that they explicitly mention as the reason for marrying a desire to be loved? Could there be a close correlation between this phenomenon and the extraordinarily high divorce rate that prevails in our culture? If it is common that both partners enter marriage more from a need to receive love than from a desire to give it, do we have to look further for the reason to explain why so many marriages are plagued with various degrees of unhappiness?"
(Response to God's Love, page 93)

The definition this author adheres to for love follows:

Love is the gift of self to promote the true good of those loved. He states the reception of love is the receiving of the gift of the other, so my good will be promoted.

It is necessary to learn healthy ways of giving and receiving love.

Jesus speaks: I write to you today of love, through My messenger.

The devil has clouded the minds and hearts of many so they do not understand the real meaning of love.

I give you one another as a gift that you will enjoy one another and mature together in a relationship of loving more likened to the love between the Persons of the Trinity.

What do you wish of all those around you and those in your family, of your spouse and intimate friend? You wish them to possess the qualities most likened to God.

I give to you the Prayer for Union with Jesus, I give you the consecration, but more than all I give you the gift of Myself in the Eucharist.

It is in this intense intimacy with Me that I implant on your soul a knowledge of Myself that you will truly be transformed more and more into the image of God.

Oh my children, I have so much to teach you about the mystery of God's love and the ways of loving.

The greatest knowledge of Myself I implant on your soul in the intimate moments when you receive Me in the Mass. I further give you the great grace that your heart is transformed more and more into a heart that lives in Me as I live in you in the time you spend before the tabernacle. Your desire is to have loving relationships. I am love. In consecration your heart and soul are united most intimately to Mine, My desires become your desires. Your ability to love is intensified in this loving union to be more likened to My love.

I write of love. Love is active. It is an act of the will to love, it is an act of the will to not choose love, but division.

Love promotes oneness. Division is the opposite of love. A person truly in love as God wills, loves even those who perform unloving actions. A person loving as God loves, loves the sinner and hates the sin. To My death on the cross I loved those who put Me to death.

It is not easy to live by the word of God and the Commandments. It is most difficult to do so.

It is an act of the will to choose love and not hate. It is an act of the will to put aside the feelings of division and beg God in prayer for the grace to remain united and love more and more like God wishes us to love.

In the recitation of the speedy novena - 9 Hail Mary's - great grace is granted.

Relationship is God's gift to man. Every loving relationship will help the persons to be better lovers. They will love God and all others more if they engage in a healthy loving relationship according to God's will.

Love, when properly engaged in, leads to a greater participation in God's life.

Relationship is the school of learning to help man grow more and more in perfection likened to God.

In order for this to occur there must be the existence and awareness of all three loves - love of God, love of neighbor, love of self.

I give to you My bread of life priest. In his book, Response to God's Love, he tells you that all three are necessary. You must first love God, love one another and love yourselves. If any one of the three are missing you will not grow in your ways of loving.

The Father has created you with such dignity and beauty. You do not know the beauty of a soul filled with God's grace. You know only a little of the abundant gifts God has given to each man.

It is in realizing your own dignity as God's special creation, it is in realizing the unique talents God has given to you that you will grow more and more into the child living according to the Father's will in the holy family of God the Father.

The Father's family is dysfunctional, in the end they will function in love as the Father intended. I give you these bible quotes:

Matthew 12:46-50

He was still speaking to the crowds when suddenly his mother and his brothers were standing outside and were anxious to have a word with him. But to the man who told him this Jesus replied, 'Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?' And stretching out his hand towards his disciples he said, 'Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.'

Matthew 5:44-45

But I say this to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; so that you may be children of your Father in heaven, for he causes his sun to rise on the bad as well as the good, and sends down rain to fall on the upright and the wicked alike.

John 13:34-35

I give you a new commandment:
love one another;
you must love one another
just as I have loved you.
It is by your love for one another,
that everyone will recognise you
as my disciples.

John 14:15

If you love me
    you will keep my commandments.

John 14:23

Jesus replied:
    Anyone who loves me will keep my word,
    and my Father will love him,
    and we shall come to him
    and make a home in him.

Jesus speaks: And finally I quote Matthew 7:21

Matthew 7:21

It is not anyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Jesus speaks: And so I say to you My beloved children of My Father, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Practice love, by writing letters from your heart. Be set off from others by your love.

I am LOVE. You must live by My word and the Ten Commandments. It is difficult to live by the word and the Ten Commandments, that is why men do not obey.

You are the light of the world. You will shine as the children of light, obeying your God, loving God and loving one another.

I am Jesus, I call you to love.


Love is not easy. Love is living in God's truth. Take off your false faces and be true to the word given to you from God. Love is to walk according to God's will, living the Ten Commandments and God's word.

I am Jesus, I teach you My way. I love you so much.

I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

End of excerpt from September 25, 1998


July 8, 2004

Messenger:    Mary is the handmaid of the Lord.

                        Mary said yes.
                       There are those who try to help in
                            a given situation.
                            Mary served the Lord.

                        Carol had problems because she
                            did the wrong thing many times.
                            She did not even realize she
                            habitually, just did the
                            opposite of what someone
                            told her.
                        She did things to get attention
                            too, health wise etc.

                        She used her health to do the
                            opposite things.

                        She worked for a business firm, she
                            did not last very long.

                        When an important meeting came, she
                            always said she had a headache.
                            It was a form of willfulness.
                            Mary complied to the will of the

                            If one is to act like God wants —
                                one acts like Mary and
                                tries to please God.

                            The devil works in willfulness.
                            The story at the beginning of
                                the Bible tells of the
                                willfulness of Eve —
                                SHE DID HER OWN WILL

                        The story of the Annunciation tells
                            of the obedience of Mary
                            the New Eve.

                        Mary is sinless.

                        Eve sinned.

                        The devil tempts people to be willful —
                            they give in.

                        God told 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.’ Genesis 4: 6-7


July 8, 2004 message continues

Messenger:    Cain killed his brother anyway.

                        God is perfect —
                        Mary is sinless —

                        Mary is the handmaid of the Lord —


Luke 1: 46-55

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.


July 8, 2004 message continues

Messenger:    My soul magnifies the Lord —

                        That means she was the mirrored

                        A person can be willful their whole
                            life — they just do the opposite
                            of what is needed in intimate
                            relationships and families.
                            Some are in a habit —
                            Then they may wonder why
                            everybody doesn't want
                            to be around them.

                        Who wants constant tension.
                        Trying to understand each other
                            in healthy dialogue is
                            good —

                        Just doing things against
                            everybody — hurts people
                            and makes for a life
                            absent of joy —

                        Kevin didn't want anybody
                            getting close to him because
                            at home when he thought
                            he would be treated with
                            love — they acted lovingly, then
                            they would hurt him. He didn't
                            learn about real love — where
                            people trust like little
                            children and they know that
                            love will continue and follow.

                        Kevin developed a thick skin —

                        He never let anybody get close for
                            fear he would get hurt.

                        He built invisible walls around
                            him by being cruel, saying
                            hurtful remarks — then it
                            was how he was — it was
                            then his behavior, it was
                            a habit ———

                        A hurt bleeding dog in the road
                            may bite someone who comes
                            to help him.

                        People who are wounded may have
                            serious problems loving in
                            intimate, family relationships.

                        Walls can be formed by one being
                            cruel. A person snapping at
                            others will soon chase everybody

                        God calls us in the Shepherds of Christ to be loving —
                            to model our lives after Jesus and
                            Mary, to be teachers of God's
                            ways of love.

                            Our mission is to have a very holy
                        order dedicated to the Sacred Heart and
                        Immaculate Heart — the Hearts of love
                        and acting like them.

                            Envy, getting to be in control over
                        others for power sake for one's own
                        vain glory is not doing things for the
                        honor and glory of God.

                            The Persons of the Trinity exist in
                        perfect oneness. 


Excerpt from Response to God's Love, 
by Father Edward Carter, S.J.


The Mystery of Christ and
            Christian Existence

   ...In reference to Christianity, God himself is the ultimate mystery. Radically, God is completely other and transcendent, hidden from man in his inner life, unless he chooses to reveal himself. Let us briefly look at this inner life of God.

    The Father, in a perfect act of self-expression, in a perfect act of knowing, generates his son. The Son, the Word, is, then, the immanent expression of God's fullness, the reflection of the Father. Likewise, from all eternity, the Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in a perfect act of loving.

    At the destined moment in human history, God's self-expression, the Word, immersed himself into man's world. God's inner self-expression now had also become God's outer self-expression. Consequently, the mystery of God becomes the mystery of Christ. In Christ, God tells us about himself, about his inner life, about his plan of creation and redemption. He tells us how Father, Son, and Holy Spirit desire to dwell within us in the most intimate fashion, how they wish to share with us their own life through grace. All this he has accomplished and does accomplish through Christ. St. Paul tells us: "I became a minister of this Church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from ages and generations past but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the Gentiles—the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make every man complete in Christ" (Col 1:25-28).


July 8, 2004 message continues

Messenger:       The Persons of the Trinity are
                        our model for community life.

                            Sue was disharmonious, she was not nice,
                        her whole focus was herself and making others
                        be under her. She was doing things for her
                        own vain glory.

                            A husband and a wife are meant to be
                        one — the sacrament of marriage draws
                        hearts into this life lived as one, this
                        is God's desire.

                            In intimate relationships, people
                        must be motivated by love, but in
                        community life as the Shepherds of Christ we 
                        do not exist as a drug rehabilitation center,
                        where people with severe mental disorders
                        can come and be counseled.

                            Our purpose is to help renew the 
                        religious orders. I remember when we first
                        got the Morrow Center — so many people
                        began filling the garage with old furniture
                        they didn't want. I got a message from
                        Jesus saying we didn't want peoples old
                        things they just dumped off to get
                        rid of them.

                            The Servants and Handmaids are a special
                        calling from God, calling all who are called
                        to a special spousal union with God.

                            They must live in community life.
                        A person may need counseling etc. or have
                        problems — our function is to create a
                        holy religious order that will serve God
                        and give themselves to Him. We are to be
                        very loving, united deeply as one.

                            I have noticed that some people believe
                        that every time they are prompted they
                        should act on it without discernment.
                        Just as we obey the messages that God
                        gives and are discerned — they have taught
                        themselves through the years to believe
                        an inner prompting immediately —
                        without discernment.

                            The evil one is real. He prompts people
                        all day to act in ways that are not the
                        ways God wants them to act. Because of
                        pride — they get stuck in their web,
                        woven by satan and do bizarre things
                        because they "feel the spirit is moving
                        them." The evil spirit moves people
                        to do some things that aren't good.

                            Some people have given into this
                        prompting inside for years and will never

                            When a person gets up at Church and
                        shouts out while the priest is talking,
                        seizing the floor when he is the head —
                        it could be the devil is working very
                        strongly. Shouting out in Church or
                        prayer services taking the head-ship —
                        acting unpredictable could very well
                        be from satan, but to them they may have
                        gotten a message they feel they have to



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