A few days ago at the end of the holy hour I had just made with the Lord, Our Lady led me to the following message, which seemed to be so random at the time.
The message was, “Dear children! God sent me among you out of love that I may lead you toward the way of salvation. Many of you opened your hearts and accepted my messages but many have become lost on this way and have never come to know the God of love with the fullness of heart.
Therefore I call you to be love and light where there is darkness and sin. I am with you and bless you all. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
Now many would look and read this message and say, oh that’s nice, and then put it aside.
But this message did not go away for me. I kept hearing it in my heart over and over through the whole weekend, and the heart of Our Lady saying to me, “my motherly heart is sad for those who began this path and then abandoned it…”
I knew she was calling me deeper into this message for a greater understanding. I prayed through it again and asked her to teach me what she wanted to say.
Therefore again, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I convey to you dear reader the understanding I received through this message.
The Holy Spirit began to teach through the voice of the Church and her apostle, that is the priest. He preached about one of the saints of our church, St. Francis deSales and his teaching about devotions, and serving in your vocation. Knowing our vocation is our path to holiness, I continued to listen more intently.
The word ‘devotion’ was repeating in my heart along with this message now…and then I heard these questions come;
“Who are you devoted to? Remember where your heart is there is your treasure.”
This is where we’ll begin the teaching this week on the message of Our Lady. I assure this teaching will stir up an uneasiness in many hearts when they read it.
Remember, the Word of God is a sharp two edge sword. A sword is meant to cut through the heart and break open a wound. We are going to cut through the weeds, to get to the roots.
I repeat the scripture as quoted, “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be…” (Mt. 6:21)
-Now logic would say, if you are devoted to your family, this is where you will spend your time. If you are devoted to sports or activities, or hobbies, this is where your time is spent. If you are devoted to your spouse, then you want to be with your spouse. Correct?
Ah ha, but if you are devoted to God then your mind and your heart is raised to heaven.
So the question is; what is your devotion? Who or what are you devoted to?
Jesus said in the gospel, “Do not store up treasure on earth where moth, decay or someone will steal it, (because things are passing and it does not last or it will be taken away from you), but store up treasures in heaven where no one can take it from you…” (Mt. 6:19-20)
This treasure in heaven is an eternal reserve banking system that stores up all your good deeds and works of charity, your suffering in grace, your penance, sacrifices and your prayers. You can call it your eternal retirement plan.
What is your devotion? Again I heard echoing in my heart?
Many have devotion to the saints, and the Mother of God. I was reminded then about what Our Lady said at Fatima, “God wants to establish devotion to my Immaculate heart on earth…”
The key word here is “God Wants this!” The Creator of the universe, the Almighty One in heaven; wants a devotion established on earth, that is in the heart of every human creature to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Mother of God and your mother.
God wants you to be devoted to your heavenly Mother!
What does this mean?
God wants you to give time to your Mother, to spend time with her, to love her, to bring her gifts, to talk to her as one who is devoted to something.
So I looked up the word devotion in the definitions; in many terms here they are: attachment, loyalty, fidelity, dedication, commitment, affection, fondness, care for, attentiveness, support, dedication, piety, devoutness, religious zeal, religious fervor, religious observance, consecration, enthusiasm, zeal, keenness, fervor.
God wants this kind of devotion for His mother. God wants you attached to her, loyal to her, in fidelity with her, dedicated and committed to her, with love, affection, fondness, with piety, devoutness, supporting her in her efforts to bring souls to Jesus, to help her accomplish her plan. God wants you to have great zeal for her, with a religious fervor, and observance of her Motherly love for you, and full awareness of the gift she is for you, and to consecrate as much to her Immaculate Heart yourself, your family, your homes, your parishes and everything entrusted to her.
Now the question is again, what are you devoted to?
Are we satisfying the desire of God in this way? I am sure very minimal to say the least.
Then the Lord helped me to understand why we are not able to accomplish this.
Stop for a moment and think right off hand. What is your relationship with your maternal mother? Or father? How many in the world today do not have a very good relationship with their mortal parents? Some are very distant from their parents? Some don’t respect their parents and forget they are the ones who gave them life. Some are still bitter, angry, or even hate their parents, resenting them.
Do you know that if this is the case and the kind of relationship you have with your earthly parents living or deceased, then satan has succeeded in damaging your relationship with God and the family of God, and you will not be able to come to know the fullness of God’s love in your heart.
Our Lady wants this gift for you. She wants you to know God’s love in its fullness, and for you to experience it in full in your heart. Can you comprehend the magnitude of this gift?
If your relationship is broken with your own parents, then you will never trust God as your father, and you will never surrender yourself completely to Him. You will find another thing to fill that void, that empty space in your heart where that wound is, and God cannot get near you, because you will not let Him.
However, Our Lady said in this reflection today, that “God sent her to us out of His great love for you.” Your dear Father in heaven, and I emphasize FATHER in heaven sent your Mother to you because He loves you, and because He loves her! Your Mother knows you better than you know yourself. She sees every wound in your mortal heart.
Your Mother knows that you do not know the love of your Father or your Mother, because you did not experience this love first in your own home.
Your Blessed Mother wants to come into that area of your heart and to love you where you suffer the most pain, where you lack love and she wants to fill that gap in your heart with the divine love of her Son – that you can experience the ardent love she has for you, and that love she carries from the Father. She even said, “If you knew how much I love you, your heart would cry…” Imagine this type of love….
You see you are God’s family as she said to the world on 1/2/2011 just weeks ago. God’s family receives God’s perfect love.
Dear parents of children, now I address you in the Spirit.
Are you parenting your children in the same patterns you grew up with in your home life? Where do you draw your love from, human or divine?
Some of you may be praying the novena we posted for youth and families. The meditation for the eighth day is specific for parents.
Our Lady said, “Dear children, tonight especially I would like to invite all the parents in the world to find time for their children and family. May they offer love to their children. May this love that they offer be parental and motherly love. Once again dear children, I call you to family prayer. During one of the previous encounters your Mother asked you to renew the family prayer. I ask that again tonight. During THIS PERIOD let us pray together for all the young people of the world.” (7/31/89)
Now of course upon reading this message, during our family prayer, we had a family argument, during our family prayer. I thought, ‘gosh, we are hardly bringing harmony into the home, nor are we living this message.’ It was so in our face. One was accusing the other, and it just bounced back and forth. We were so caught up in the fighting, we didn’t see clearly how the enemy tried to pervade our family time, and take our focus from what Blessed Mother was telling us in this message.
Once we gathered our senses, it all came to light, and we prayed against the attacks, and offered a second rosary with greater devotion and contemplation, and held one another tightly and apologizing for our actions.
Our Lady really brought it to life for us in this moment. Parental love. Motherly love. Parental love is firm for the sake of the soul of the child to form conscience. It is the love that God the Father has for His people. And chastises when it is needed.
Parents, do you see the hearts of your children growing cold, indifferent or filled with anger, maybe resenting you?
Fathers, did you know that your daughters learn love through you loving them and the pattern of your love for them? This is what they will carry into their vocations.
Mother’s did you know your sons will model their future relationships through what they learned in your home? They are called to be spiritual fathers and heads of their homes. Are you forming them mothers for this task in the Lord?
Fathers and mothers, did you know your children learn the love of God through father and mother loving each other? How is your marital relationship?
No excuses any more!
Fathers and mothers do you discipline your children “in the Lord?” Are you forming their conscience against sin?
When sin is committed is there corrective action taken? This should begin in the formative years; beginning with the commandments of God and living them in the home.
Parents, are you living the commandments yourselves as a witness to your children? Do you practice what you preach?
Parents, do you know that you will have to give an account for your deeds by how you raised your children; and that the salvation of their souls is on your conscience, because they have been entrusted to you by God! When ever I bring this to light in the classes I have taught, mouths drop on the faces of parents. I know you do not know this, but this is the truth!
Vicka, one of the visionaries in Medjugorje, gives a witness of her experience when Our Lady took her and Jacov to heaven, hell and purgatory. Just like the visionaries of Fatima taking the children of Fatima to heaven hell and purgatory, two visionaries of Medjugorje experienced the same event.
Vicka described a young girl entering the flames of hell who was very beautiful in the world, and went through the flames of hell, cursing her parents because they did not teach her about God. She came out of the flames as a grotesque beast. Yes, children go to hell! And parents are leading the way.
Parents are you called to be the faithful steward over the lives of your children with the love of God that He has given you for them? Do you love them the way God loves them? That is for their own sake and for their own good?
God wills that all be saved. This is why He sent His Son into the world. There is no salvation of the soul, except through Jesus Christ. He is the only name given by God that one could be saved.
Where is your devotion?
Today Our Lady says that her own children are rejecting her. The Church that is the body of Christ is rejecting her and her messages. I am not saying the Church (Vatican is rejecting her-they are open to Our Lady and Medjugorje events).
But we as the members of the body of Christ, we are not listening to her, we are not living the messages she is giving collectively as a Church, in fact many don’t even want to bother with the messages of Medjugorje; satanic of course, because many false apparitions have occurred surrounding Medjugorje, through false prophets, false or misrepresentations of faith, where many have suspected the authenticity of Medjugorje too and give it a bad name. Some even blame their divorces or bad occurences on Medjugorje, forgetting human error and their own sin which may have led up to their demise….
We forget, this same thing occurred around Fatima and even Lourdes. The enemy wants to create confusion and disbelief.
But what they won’t see, and I emphasize the word “won’t see” is that after 29 years, the Church, that is the Vicar of Christ has never condemned Medjugorje.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith has made public statements time and again that the faithful are encouraged to go to Medjugorje, and Medjugorje is overseen by the Vatican itself and through now the NEW local bishop.
Again, I will continue through this week, as Our Lady explains why we are not listening to her, but at the same time admonishes her children to take her with seriousness, because my friends, “when Medjugorje is fully realized, the world will come to know the seriousness of why she has been sent and the magnitude of importance of why we should have listened to her and followed her messages, and put them to life. Ave Maria!