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.
August 18, 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.
Jesus speaks: Song is a gift I give to you. Love is the healing balm to every troubled heart.
I have the love to give you, but you carry around baggage from the past. You listen to Satan as he talks in your head and tells you, "so-and-so is thinking this about you", then in your insecurity you act accordingly.
Oh, bag men and bag ladies, be like babies born anew every day. Babies don't come with set ways and lines deep in their faces, harsh voices, stiff bodies. Babies cry when they are hungry and are soft and supple waiting to be fed. Babies are beautiful. Oh men, did you ever watch little children at play, they forgive. You old bagged people, the ones who carry years and years of unforgiveness and hatred, yes hatred in your hearts, you aren't free, you are held bound by your own imperfections and you are looking for a victim a good part of the time to blame for the dark cloud that is within you.
I am Light. My mission in the Shepherds of Christ is oneness. I am one with all. You give in to the devil to love some and be divided against another. That isn't oneness, that is division, loud and clear, and a house divided against itself will fall.
My Movement is to bring the world into oneness. The Father, Myself the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three Persons in one God - the perfect community. So you want to blame your black, angry mood on somebody. Who is your victim this week? You spend your precious days walking away from every scene leaking a dark cloud, and you won't ever look at yourself. You carry around bags and bags of hidden anger and you are insecure because you feel so black inside. Your security is found in letting in the light, I am the Light, I come in and I warm you. If you think religion is only identifying with My Passion and you do not live in the glory of the resurrected Lord here below, you may have a terrible persecution complex.
I am Light, in Me there is no darkness, I have risen, I give you Myself in the Eucharist. You will get what you give out. Do you live to find a victim, do you carry bags of resentment, a string of people who have wounded you and you do not forgive, do you see yourself a victim? Whenever you feel bad do you look for someone to blame your dark side on? You are the one who is feeling bad, accept the suffering, look inside, that is where it is dark and cloudy. It is really easy to just blame everybody around you when you are the one feeling black inside.
I came as a baby, you are children of God, every day you should live to be renewed. Why would the Son of God come as a little, tiny, naked baby. Your bags are really heavy and your cross is one you have carried, but you have every little dark word spoken to you stored in your cooker, and when another comes and says something it tips the cooker and you go off like a pressure cooker filled with steam.
I did not put you there to live by yourselves. People sometimes stay alone because they will not change. They can't believe they ever do anything wrong, it is always everybody else's fault and they are the victim.
My Movement is to bring peace. I came as a baby, free, little, naked. You carry trophies of your wounds, and at the sound of a button you can go back 50 years and rattle off all those who hurt you and why none of it was ever your fault. Oh, My child, you have a dark tunnel inside, and I want to fill you with light, but you must be renewed, as a little baby. Take that baggage off your back... You angry - oh, never, not you. You have hidden your anger and sprayed it like a spray can on everyone that tried to love you. It isn't only your anger you carry on your back, but you have built up anger from those that went before you that taught you how to live and be angry, and when others told you about your ways, you went away by yourself so you could stay angry and you wouldn't change.
Now most of your day is spent in a hollow hole of darkness where you spend your days being alone and you never change or tell anyone you are sorry. You just remain the same, adding more and more blame to all those around you who love you.
Remember this, My bag ladies and bag men, I came as a baby, every time you pray the Joyful Mysteries and you meditate on the birth of Jesus, remember that God came naked, I was the Victim, they beat Me and I died on a cross. You have made everybody else the one who victimizes you and every day you remain alone and dark inside.
I am Light, I was born a baby.
Pray the Our Father.
Pray every word.
Read My prayer before the Passion.
John 17: 21-23
May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory
you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so perfected in unity
that the world will recognise
that it was you who sent me
and that you have loved them
as you have loved me.
Jesus speaks: I want oneness. That doesn't mean you are one with everybody else against another. Oneness means you are united in your heart to all. You love all. I loved all to My death on the cross.
Let your jaws drop. You need to love, not look for recognition from others.
In the Movement I have given the directions. They are the plan of the Father. People do not want to change, they want to do it their way because it is familiar.
In the garden they disobeyed God.
Eve thought it was okay to eat the apple, even though she was told by God not to.
That weakness is passed on to you.
In the Shepherds of Christ, I am teaching you about oneness, and obedience. If you ran the show, you may have had God appear with a gold crown and cut off the ears of everybody that crossed you. I appeared a little baby, not a mighty "he-man" adorned in gold. I came in a stable in Bethlehem, I died on the cross, My body was mutilated with wounds that I suffered for your sins of disobedience, pride, hatred, anger. You many times won't even forgive. How do you expect God to forgive you? Do you want God to use your measuring stick for love on you?
I died and rose.
The paschal mystery is death - resurrection.
John 12: 24
In all truth I tell you,
unless a wheat grain falls into the earth
it remains only a single grain;
Jesus speaks: That is your life here, to die to yourself, your tainted ways, every day to wake to the blue sky, to go to the mountain top at every Mass and surrender yourself and ask your God to change you as the bread is changed into My Body. You ask God to transform your sinful soul, you ask God to reshape your heart, to clean out the debris, to help you to see hidden anger and resentment, and to let go of it so that you can let the light in.
Many people blame their own ugliness inside on their families, their work, their friends that love them. Then they try to control others so they feel power when they are feeling so powerless and afraid inside.
I want purity of heart. I want little babies, I want service because you love Me and you want to serve Me. I want you recognizing your imperfections and praying to Me that I will help you fight against them. I give you My Body and My Blood. You have been trained in a world in which it is not "cool" to be wrong, and many just keep hiding the truth that they are imperfect human persons. They even hide it from themselves, so when they do imperfect things that clash with everyone else they tell themselves it is everybody else's fault but their fault.
Death - Resurrection.
In all the moments you have been awake today, how many black seeds did you pass on?
Like ripples on a pond the love you give goes on forever.
Did you ever notice how the insecure person demands his way?
I want you empowered, I want you to feel secure inside, that you operate with love and assuredness, but if you look for others to make you happy, you will never be happy because others fluctuate in and out. Only your God can fill you completely. You cannot look for others to fill you, expecting to do lots of things for them and then wanting recognition. You live to serve Me. Don't do a lot of good things to please those men in authority here. That is like a little child that is still trying to please his daddy and then he expects daddy to say, "Oh, good job, now I accept you."
You operate to do God's will, not focusing on what you want, but on what God wants with you. Some people just do and do and they are not doing what God wants at all, and it affects everybody else trying to do God's will. Some people just act selfishly for themselves, and they affect others who are trying to do God's will. Some people receive false messages, telling themselves that God is in this way directing them every moment, and they live an isolated existence separate from the body, but affecting everybody else in the body while they do things the devil tells them to do in their false promptings.
I show you a mountain top!
Jesus speaks: I show you a lot of mud and a dung heap pile!
I show you Myself in the Mass.
I show you the exposed Eucharist.
Jesus speaks: I show you the Gift I give you, Myself.
Jesus speaks: It is through Me.
...Through Him, with Him, and in Him.
Jesus speaks: I give you the Words of Surrender.
Words of Surrender of a Soul
Words of Consecration to God
Today Lord, (today's date), I give You my entire will-
I give You all my liberties, I want to love and serve You as You desire.
I surrender myself to You.
I ask You to run my life.
I ask You to help me act like You, Jesus, and like Your Mother Mary.
God, this day I consecrate myself to You.
I am (name) , Your beloved child, guide me on my way now as I go about my day (or if in Church) as I leave Your Eucharistic presence.
Jesus speaks: In the Reign of the Sacred Heart men will operate according to God's will. All will know what God is telling them.
Now I give messages to direct you and I want you to pray to know how to follow them.
What will happen is some will ignore the messages, disobey the messages and just do what they want because they think it is a good idea.
Why do you think I am giving you messages? I give messages to help to bring about the Reign of My Heart.
All who are serious Shepherds of Christ supporters will follow closely the messages WE give to you from heaven, and they will focus on these messages.
I am directing My Movement through the messages.
This is a great gift giving you these daily messages.
Do not ask My messenger to disobey My message to follow your plan.
Some want it their way, they want it the way they are used to and they tie up others in the Movement trying to enforce their plan.
I have given 3 main centers. All main activities come from these centers. China - main Eucharistic center, distribution center; Morrow - business center, communications center, mail, money, etc.; Florida is the contact center.
My Movement is not dependent on one person. If one person decides to quit or gets sick, the duties can be taken over by the center which is operating and strong. Some fight Me. Things have changed from the first center in someone's basement. As you reach out more to the world, the permanence of the Movement is seen.
The writings I give in the priestly newsletter and daily messages are for the years to come for the renewal of the Church and the world. They are important. The devil tries to block these by many measures and distractions.
I give the plan in the daily messages and in the apostles' messages. The question is, do you want My plan or the one that would allow you not to change and allow you to do it your way?
I am giving you the plan for the future, you see it for your life. I give you the plan of the Father. You see the store and you running it, you see the center and you running it, you see the Rosary Factory and the people involved.
I give the plan for the future. If you look at the people and judge what to do by the people, you would all still be in the basement. You cannot judge My plan by Suzie and Mary and Paul and Felix, you must read the messages and try to do what you can do best with the people involved. Some of you see it the other way around. You see what you can do and then try to change the plan so you can do it your way. Some judge My writings by people that complain, so you would change My direction, My plan to fit the people. I do not want this.
So many people have not responded. That is not your problem. They ignore the Lady on the building, they ignore My messages given. Your job is to obey the messages. More must hear My voice within them to help.
The pictures from the other day needs to be circulated.
Jesus speaks: Who pays for the pictures? Everyone wants them, people see them with awe. The money can't come out of the grocery money of somebody in the Movement. People from all over the world see the value of these pictures and circulating the image, they just won't help. If they helped, so many more would know about My message. The Movement moves ahead. 20,000 prayer manuals are needed in Africa and there is not money for the postage. All Imprimatur material has been translated in French, the bishop has responded. There is no money to print the prayers, the Prayer before the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, etc., priestly newsletters, etc., in French.
Messenger: Priestly newsletters are now in English, Spanish and French. We have competent priests, it takes money to pay them for the translating. They deserve a just wage, we must have accurate translations.
Jesus speaks: The mailing My Mother asked to go to the schools for the Rosary Program in October could not go out because of lack of funds.
The building still costs so much to rent.
The coloring books needed for the children cannot be printed because of lack of funds. These could be used for Christmas gifts.
There are Marian Conferences that could be attended at which image photos and image rosaries could be given out or sold but there are not funds. Funds cannot come for such things from the grocery money of people in the Movement.
It is serious. It is sad. I give you these great gifts and My Movement. These messages and My Movement and the message of My Mother at Fatima can change the world and bring peace, but people will not respond. Lack of funds is the major reason why so many things have been stopped dead.
The Red Rosary Book I gave when Mary appeared on the building, December 17, 1996, has not been in circulation for a long time because of lack of funds.
Your world is in need of the message I give, and more and more have to help with the funding for the messages.
There are books available for nursing homes. The elderly are a major source of prayers and funds, but this has been halted since 1995.
The sisters' mailing needs to be mailed to sisters with the newsletters on the Mass and Mary. I asked that these newsletters be sent to them and the tapes of these newsletters. This has been long overdue. The funds are not there to do so.
People spend long hours making tapes for such mailings.
The Movement has not had tapes to record on for a very long period of time. Rosary tapes and the Mary Message tapes, etc., are very scarce.
If one person responded here, another responded there, that would make the difference. But you, My world, you use My Blue Books, My Rosary Books, My newsletters. You use rosaries, etc., and you do not help to support it.
A great gift I give to a man is to be a priest to serve Me in the Church. Now, during a time span of many years, big parishes often have only one person who becomes a priest. Sometimes no one from a parish is in a seminary. Catholic schools of young men, high schools conducted by different religious orders, worry about so many aspects of that young man's life from playing soccer to boating, acting, golf and politics, but are they showing them what is would mean to the world to be a minister of God, a Catholic priest?
What do you teach My men in Catholic boys' high schools?
You have a real scarcity of priests and I give you these revelations to lead you into this great Reign in which My Heart will reign and during which your Church will be living more fully as My bride, and you ignore Me and do not listen.
From the high mountain My Father said:
Mark 9: 7
‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’
Jesus speaks: I am the Chief Shepherd of the Flock.
Hear My voice -
Listen to Me.
Excerpt from January 11, 1997 message (from Apostles' Manual)
God the Father speaks: The plan will unfold. It is My plan. You must be obedient to the directions I give to you here. The Movement is a great star of light to this world. From the Movement the earth will be covered with stars of light and the earth will be lighted through your efforts, Father.
I will give you all you need. The plan will unfold. It is My plan to turn sinful men into obedient, loving children.
I have delivered this message that you will know My plan is unfolding. Many will be lost because of their willfulness. I demand obedience to My requests. The plan will unfold. It pleases Me greatly that you obey My messenger. She is delivering these messages to you from the Son, My beloved Son, God-made-Man.
The messages of the love of God will be written on the hearts of men through the writings of the founder and Rita to bring about the reign of His Most Sacred Heart.
(End of Excerpt from January 11, 1997 message)
Jesus speaks: One more note.
Sometimes people make quick decisions.
A quick decision that is not My will, made because you think you will get the job done, can hurt the whole Movement and the world.
When I cry for help why don't you help Me?
A man in the Movement wanting to force the issue because the world has failed to respond and doing things that are quick decisions in order to feel better, can close the Movement down.
I want obedience. I am God and I am in charge.
I will tell you a story of one who sees the solution but lacks compassion.
A woman came home from work after a hard day at work. She told her husband how hard it was. She wanted his understanding and love that would comfort her. He told her to quit her job, he was tired of her complaining and then he was mad she didn't quit because he wanted the end to her problems once and for all.
She didn't want to quit, she wanted an understanding ear.
Life has problems, you will never solve all life's problems by a quick solution that cuts off somebody's leg.
A man had an aching toe, he cut off his foot.
Is that good? Life has problems, you are not in heaven, quit trying to solve them with one blow.
Be patient, I hung on the cross for 3 hours to My death, it ended as the Father willed. You want your will many times and it causes everybody else and the Movement problems. You must live to do God's will and follow the plan I give you for My Movement if you are a shepherd of Christ.
I love you, Jesus.
Circulate this message to all in the Movement and study it.
I want to reveal greater insight into the divine mysteries and I have to keep addressing bottom of the mountain material because you won't read and study the messages.
My messages are gifts I give you.
I want to take you to the greatest heights.
Excerpt from August 14, 2000 daily message
Mary speaks: I desire the following photo pictures be circulated.
The picture of Mother and child.
The picture July 5, 2000.
Mary speaks: I ask anyone that can to help with this.
The website on a sticker, phone number, Shepherds of Christ Ministries can be placed on the back of the photo.
I wish this message to be made available.
(End of Excerpt from August 14, 2000 daily message)
Jesus speaks: Dear Sidney area,
Please come for a special healing rosary August 22, 2000, Feast of the Queenship of Mary.
Please tell your friends in that area.
Special healing graces will be granted.
I love you, Jesus.
Jesus speaks: PLEASE COME TO FLORIDA SEPTEMBER 5, 2000, FOR A Special Healing Rosary.
(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)
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 suffering in our relationship has led us to greater life?
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