That It May Be Good For You On…
That It May Be Good For You On… [Podcast] A Friend of Medjugorje in this memorable encounter where he speaks about the message of Our Lady on the 40th anniversary, shares a deeper insight into Our Lady’s words, and he shares what time we have entered.
Today is Friday, June 25, 2021, and this is Radio WAVE.
Good evening everyone. Thank you for joining us tonight on this very special broadcast. The 40th Anniversary, the day that we have been waiting for. For the past few weeks, we have been on this time of retreat hearing a Friend of Medjugorje every night speak to us about Our Lady, about Her messages, about the application of those messages into our life and helping us to grow more in love with Our Lady.
Today is a very special day: the 40th Anniversary of the Medjugorje apparitions. And tonight, we have the great honor and the great privilege of being able to share with you what a Friend of Medjugorje spoke to our pilgrim group as well as many pilgrims from across the country who joined us here at Caritas for this special feast day today.
So, this is a Friend of Medjugorje, June 25, 2021.
[A FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]
We got a feedback this morning from Arlington, Texas, and it says,
“I find it absolutely horrible that this site actually has a dress code for coming to see and pray…”
[A FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]
“…Do you actually believe that the Virgin cares one bit what one is wearing?…”
[A FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]
“…What if someone homeless decided to make the trip? Would you not like him or her to enter? Get rid of the dress codes and let all who want to enter do so. Did Jesus embrace the women of nights and the criminals? This dress code makes me wonder if you are all about the perceived look and not about the true mission. It’s disgusting to me that a dress code would even be mentioned. As a teacher…”
That tells you everything. [LAUGHTER]
“…As a teacher, I care about all my students, not just what the ones who are dressed properly.”
We have to love everybody. This is our fun in the morning. It shows you how lost people are, their mentalities, what they think is so messed up today. Our Lady has such a huge task to bring people to truth, to understand what truth is. You know, “Our Lady doesn’t care about how you dress,” and She comes back from what Her dress is from two thousand years ago? That’s a statement in itself. In Guadalupe, Our Lady dressed to the Mexicans, the Indians, to be able to accept Her, and it was a Queen. It was things they could relate to. Our Lady’s not changing Her fashion in 2020 to say it’s okay. And we know in Fatima, Our Lady said that God was going to be greatly offended by fashions. So, this is how far off the track we are, and if Our Lady’s trying to relate to us, and She wants us to relate to Her, then She would be dressing different. She’s not trying to be archaic, but She makes a statement by that.
So, we have the 25th message on the 40th Anniversary now, and Our Lady comes to us, in a special way, today, because this is the 40th Anniversary, as everybody knows. Nobody was mentioning even forty-two years ago. They wouldn’t dare venture to that. We’ve been anticipating this for at least thirty years, for the 40th Anniversary. And so, the message should be significant, something very profound, because forty, we know, is a Biblical moment.
I’ve got chapter twenty-nine of The Ten Secrets. We’ve got thirty-five chapters. And this thing’s been written…I began it in what year? Over fifty chapters. But it spans almost thirty years, right, of writing. So, anyway, there’s a lot to this book, a lot of things, a lot of surprises, a lot of things that’s never been revealed before, and we add one and one, it’s not coming to two. It’s coming to three and four—some fantastic things that can be seen that, knowing where we are and what’s happening. So, today, we can expect maybe some kind of hint from Our Lady.
One secret that I’ve discovered through prayer, and I hollered to the office down to Joan and Ruth when I found it, I said—this was about two years ago—and I said, “Wow!” I couldn’t believe it. Nobody trumps the August 2, ’81 message over and over and over. Nobody mentions it. Actually, they don’t want to give us credibility because we’ve been talking about it for so long and beating that drum about this threshing field, which is for wheat to be separated from the chaff. And then, of course, you know what happened on that night, and it happened where everybody started touching Our Lady, and one line turned black Our Lady’s mantle, and the others didn’t. And She said, “Go to Confession.” So, there’s a lot of symbolic things there. There’s nothing there but the land, if you go see it, where we found it. Nobody would even show their pilgrimage. They had no interest in it. We popularized it, and now other groups are starting to go there now. But it’s just a piece of land off below Apparition Mountain. And it’s where Marija’s family went to go thresh the wheat. And so, Our Lady tells them at two o’clock in the morning to go there, and there were people with her, and they went with her. And then She appears, and She said, “People can touch Me now.” And so, it shows something of division. Those who needed to go to Confession, those who were in sin and those who were not. They were walking in the light, at least at that point and state.
And so, Our Lady’s message, of course, said,
“…A great struggle is about to unfold…between my Son and satan…souls are at stake.”
So, here you’ve got this symbolic thing of the black and white, the threshing floor, which is the land, and it symbolizes the world, where we are.
So, from there, I’m reading this a couple years ago, working on The Ten Secrets, and I starting looking at things out of it. I couldn’t believe it. What we know, there’s forty people that were with Marija that night. How does that work out? What does that say to you? It’s an amazing thing. Everything Our Lady does is Biblical. And so, we know that She says we’re in a great battle, and then She adds the division. She’s showing the wheat and the separation. And then there’s forty people there. But the surprise I found—and I haven’t released this. This is in the book, so you’ll be the first ones to hear about it because nobody’s discovered it. It’s simple, but it’s still very profound, and it speaks to you like a knife going into your heart. It’s that strong. But most people say, “What’s the big deal?” It’s a big deal! When Our Lady appeared the first time in Medjugorje, that on August 2, 1981, was forty days later.
[A FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]
That’s what I said. “Wow!” There’s so many things we find in these messages that’s a mystery. I’ve not told, really, the whole Community about this. Not everybody even knows it, because I want to put everything together. And there’s more surprises like that.
But that comes down to this day, now, this 40th Anniversary, that we know that’s a Biblical number. We know that Matthew 3 says,
“The winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear the threshing floor, and He will gather His wheat into the barn. But He will burn up the chaff with the unquenchable fire…”
That’s fitting a pattern that Our Lady’s saying something by Her action, Her apparition, this is what She’s here for. And what She’s saying in the words, there’s a great struggle about to happen. Souls are at stake.
It continues in Matthew,
“…The kingdom of Heaven is a man who has sowed good seed in his field…”
What is the field? That’s where they were on August 2, 1981. So, that field is the land.
“…But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed the weeds among the wheat and went away…”
That’s what’s been happening in this last hundred years.
“…When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, the weeds also appeared. The owners’ servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow the good seed in the field? Where, then, did the weeds come from?’ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied…”
This is the whole story, that night at two o’clock in the morning, in the middle of the night.
“…The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’…”
Has Our Lady acted as God acted through the Secrets? No, there had to be a lot of people to be matured underneath Her direction so that you can be the people, will be the fruit, or the wheat, to save as many people as possible. But many of the weeds won’t be saved.
“…‘No,’ he answered, because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them…’”
A lot of people, if God struck in the beginning of the apparitions, wouldn’t have been saved. Medjugorje has already saved millions of people from going to hell.
“‘…pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest…’”
And we see that. We’re still mixed up with a lot of bad people. We know that. We hear it on the news. We see it wherever, every situation, and they are amalgamated with us, and we with them.
“‘…At that time, I will tell the harvesters, first collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned. Then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’…”
You’re living the Bible. This is Biblical. The Church teaches us that there’s no revelations, that they ended with the last apostle, John. Where people have a mistake is revelation can still be revealed. Our Lady’s messages are opening up revelations to things that we didn’t know in it. Hers is private revelations, and these private revelations are opening up the Bible in a way in that we would not have understood. And the Church and most everybody in the Church, won’t touch revelations. “We don’t understand that. It’s just symbolic.” Oh, really? Then why did they write it? Why did God put it in there? Why did John say at the end of Revelation that if anybody changes this book or messes with it, will lose their soul?
So, we’ve got an education system and the seminaries and schools and the universities that, “We shouldn’t be looking at Revelation.” Marija saw Revelation today, the Woman, Chapter 12. She’s there with twelve stars on Her head, with the moon underneath Her feet. And we think this is no big deal? This is it. You’ve got to propagate this. You don’t have to apologize for it. You don’t have to be tippy-toed. Be strong. Not boisterous, but you be strong, and you tell it to everybody. Don’t be Jonah. He was scared. “If I go to Nineveh, they’re going to stone me. They’re going to say, ‘You’re bad. You’re wrong.’” Jonah had the power to do that, and that’s what God was trying to tell him. He had to put him into a whale to make him understand that. And when he went boldly forward with what Our Lady says, “…spread my messages…” like Jonah was given his description from God to change Nineveh, you are to change Nineveh wherever you are or whoever you encounter.
So, you don’t have to be embarrassed or tippy-toeing about Our Lady. We don’t do that. Never have. Every move we make is for evangelization to bring people to Our Lady. And again, like I said yesterday, don’t worry about if you’re rejected. They’ll either think you’re a kook, but they’ll come back to that kook when they see the Secrets unfold. So, you have to leave here with materials, or have it, and you have to be tactful, just to plant the seed. You don’t have to convince people at that moment to believe in it because they will later. It’s just like Ivan said. What do we tell people who don’t believe in the devil? He said, “Don’t worry about it. When they see him in hell, they’ll believe in him.” [LAUGHTER] So, when Our Lady appears, and they don’t believe in it, and they see the Secrets, they’ll believe. And that’s what Our Lady’s trying to get you to motivate. For forty years, She’s continuing you, to pushing you to do this.
So, we have…I’ll just read this. It’s right out of The Ten Secrets.
“Two visionaries. August 2, 1981. Two lines. One with stains, ones without stains.”
The separation on the threshing floor. The Gumno. I didn’t know what the Gumno was for years until I just asked somebody. They said it’s where they go take the wheat. I never knew that before.
“The apparition of August 2, 1981 is fundamental to understand Medjugorje…”
If you don’t understand that great struggle and what Our Lady’s prophesying back in that night, of what’s coming, and it’s forty days after the apparition started, forty people there, you start reading these little signs and these little clues, it starts speaking to you.
“…The message is playing out at this moment upon the earth. And now, in the vigil year of forty years of apparitions, Medjugorje is truly the crossroads of civilizations…”
Of the whole world, the one place all humanity has crossed is right there in the Balkans. Isn’t that interesting that that’s why Our Lady chose that place, that everybody from every place across the world has been doing that for centuries, for millennia?
So, we’ve got forty days, fortieth apparition, forty people. You revealed here out of 2020. You add that up. That’s forty. The fortieth years since the beginning of the apparitions started June 24, 1981. Forty years to break the bondage of satan that has it over the whole world.
So, Our Lady’s message today. [READS IN MONOTONE]
“Dear children! My heart is joyful because through these years I see your love and openness to my call. Today I am calling…you: pray with me for peace and freedom, because satan is strong and by his deception, wants to lead away all the more hearts from my motherly heart…”
That doesn’t say anything? I’m reading that low energy on purpose. Did you get what She said? Did you hear it? The 40th Anniversary was so boring! There’s nothing there! Then She continues,
“…That is why decide for God so that it may be good for you…”
Boring. Nothing’s there. What are you getting out of it? I’ll tell you what to get out of it.
“…My heart is joyful because through these years…”
Forty years. She’s recognizing it’s a big thing. It’s a Biblical thing. It’s a breaking from the past of the bondage of satan.
“…I see your love and openness to my call…”
Two thousand messages. A new language to complete, annihilate the electronic language of satan.
“…Today I am calling all of you: pray with me for peace and freedom…”
Freedom from what? Ivanka said satan’s going to enslave you through materialism. And She’s saying “…freedom…” “I’m here.”
“…pray with me for peace and freedom…”
To break away from the bondages.
“…because satan is strong and by his deception, wants to lead away all the…hearts from my motherly heart…”
There are far more, maybe one in a thousand, that haven’t had their heart. The other 999, their heart is their cell phones and their electronics and all these things.
“…because satan is strong and by his deception, wants to lead away all the more hearts from my motherly heart. That is why decide for God so that it may be good for you…”
What does that mean? How’s it going to be good for you? If She says it’s going to be good for you, and She’s asking, or She’s telling you to pray for peace so you can get freedom for the people who are tied to the land, have freedom. We’re liberated when we’re working outside, when we cut a tree down and make lumber or pick our tomatoes or whatever. That’s our joys.
“…My heart is joyful…”
Working with the land does something to the soul.
And so, here’s the bomb in this 40th Anniversary.
“…That is why decide for God so that it may be good for you on the land…”
Wow! That’s it, people. Did you hear it? The land! What did they do in the desert for forty years? For the Promised Land! This is out of character of what Our Lady has ever said, not diluted. She’s saying the one thing so you get it.
“…so that it may [go] good for you on the land…”
You can have land, and if you’re not being holy, you’re not doing what you’re supposed to do, it’s not necessarily going to be good for you. We’re an agrarian people. At the same time, we’re very high-tech. But our hearts are with the soil.
“…That is why decide for God so that it may be good for you on the land which God gave you…”
What does that mean? What did He give the Israelites? Don’t tell me Our Lady’s not referring to the Israelites’ forty years in the desert. Don’t tell me that’s not. It’s impossible. Is She misleading? You see Her secret language, how She communicates?
“…for you on the land which God gave you [Moses]. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
She loaded this message. I was looking, but when I got to the first part, it said,
“…with me for peace and freedom…”
What came in my thoughts and my heart? If you’re tied to the soil, you are free. It gives freedom. You’re not on the system. You’re breaking away from it. You’re depending more on God. And if you live righteous, it’ll go good for you. These words, “…land which God gave you…” parallels, literally, the forty years in the desert. And they came to the Promised Land. What happened when they got there? They had to fight! They just didn’t give it to them. He gave it to them, but it was a battle.
So, today, you’re starting a battle. We’re fortunate because we got, and what we did, and I started back way before Medjugorje, thinking, aligning with this, and why would prayer not give me the thoughts of what I’ve done if the world was going to head toward that way?
We’re not free. We’re binded. We’re in a system that is very, very difficult to break it from it. And contemplate those things. What is freedom for you? Hurricanes coming? Storms coming? Snow’s coming? Eggs, milk, bread. We’re so dependent. We’re so enslaved, and we’re so used to that it’s there all the time, but what happens when a blizzard’s coming? Everybody runs to the grocery store. The shelves are empty. You better start thinking. You better start changing your direction of your life. People ask us, “What should you do? How do you do it?” You’ve just got to start. Right now, what we tell people, have a pantry, not to survive by. Live by. That’s a different thing. We’re not talking about being preppers. We’re talking about the squirrel. He’s smart. He’s got all his nuts in the ground. Nature tells us what to do, and we let somebody else have all the nuts, and we have to go get it from them, and we’re locked into a system that you have to be independent of. You should have a pantry, at least, a year’s supply of food, from medical, everything, not to save yourself, but live that way.
You’ve seen the pictures we’ve seen, and we’ve had all these tables right here full with tomatoes, the whole auditorium. We don’t grow them ourselves now because we’ve already grown our tomatoes. It takes a lot of labor to do that. So, they actually, at the season, donate it to us so we can do it. And we have to really allocate our labor because the mission of Caritas is so burdened and so many hours…You can drive up here at two o’clock in the morning, and you’ll see some people working or in the print shop, the whole place lit up sometimes.
So, we want to grow our own tomatoes. We know how now. We’ve got the equipment. We’ve got the capability. We’ve got some of the land to do that, but I cut that out four or five years ago. And these people were so impressed with our kids and going picking tomatoes…How many boxes or cases? Two hundred and fifty boxes. And this whole place is full of them. But it’s beautiful. All the women are together. The guys are together. The kids are together. And it’s really, really fun. It’s hard work. It takes about a week. And that’s how it used to be. People got together, even in the rural areas, your next-door neighbor, whatever. And I’m getting on some physical things to spark you and to be thinking about…I mean, you could do that in a neighborhood. They may think you’re stupid, but so what? Everybody was screaming. They could dog paddle at Noah. “Open the gate! Open the door! Open the door!”
So, we’re headed toward these things. It’s just a no-brainer. But you know what? If I’m wrong, if you’re wrong, who cares? You will be living in a more righteous way and be blessed. Our children here are happy. These little kids, you can see them. You can observe them, like I was talking yesterday.
So, this message is a bombshell because of what She said at the very end, and I think She kept it short so that you could catch it. It’s not for the intellectuals, and they won’t get it.
“Dear children! My heart is joyful because through these years I see your love and openness to my call…”
Not singular. Two thousand messages. I’m saying that part.
“…openness to my call. Today I am calling all of you: pray with me for peace and freedom…”
Isn’t that interesting? You get up in the morning. You get your car keys. You drive somewhere, or you go to work. You stop at a coffee shop, or you go here. You come home. You go shopping. You go…That’s not freedom. You think you’re freedom. And if we are free, Our Lady wouldn’t be saying, “…pray with me for peace and freedom…” You’re dictated by what you’re doing, probably, sixty, seventy, ninety percent, maybe a hundred percent of your time. We’re not free. The system tells us what to do, even through our wants. It’s a false freedom.
“…pray with me for peace and freedom, because satan is strong and by his deception, wants to lead away all the more hearts from my motherly heart. That is why decide for God so that it may be good for you on the land which God gave you…”
You may have heard me say before, when I bought my first five acres out here, I couldn’t believe I had five acres. I was just, like, so grateful. I was concerned, will I ever be able to have one acre of land. Then, there’s another land I found down the road, which has a creek from here to here to the wall back over there. It’s a major stream, like a small river. And it Ts into another river, and it’s like this, and it’s twenty acres. And the guy told me, he said, “I want $11,000.” Nothing. And it came like that, more and more and more. God gave it to me. Actually, when I got that twenty acres, I went on my pool deck, and I told God, I said, “What are You doing?” [LAUGHTER] “I’m giving you exactly what I’m doing.” I’m pointing to myself, and I’m telling God, I said, “What…” And I’m talking this way. “God, what are You doing to me? Why are You giving me this twenty acres for no money,” basically. “I can’t believe it. Why are You being so good to me?” My heart was open. I was praying. I was thinking different. I was building a house, living in a trailer for eight years, no mortgage. See, that’s a holy thing to do. I didn’t think about that, but I was never enslaved in debt. And it didn’t stop with there. I wanted to buy this field. It was ninety acres forever. The guy that lived there never would sell it. He died. They would never sell it. The family…which, they were on this side. This was another twenty-five acre tract here.
And so, Marija’s coming. We’re on the airplane, and I released there was going to be apparitions. We were going to have it at a church. And I had been trying to buy the Field, which was ninety-one acres, forever. But they wouldn’t do it. They would not give it. And I remember thinking about it on the plane. So, Marija comes here. We go to a church, and it was like, “Don’t come here. The apparitions are not supposed to be here.” It was so cold. We felt it. Marija felt it. Everybody. I had some of my family. That we’re not supposed to be here for the apparitions. We didn’t know what we were going to do. We planned her apparitions to be in a church.
So, we go home. Marija spends the night, and at 6:30 in the morning, there’s somebody knocking on my door, and here’s a contract to buy this land., he owners of it. They lived on this side. They lived at the Gift Shop. I said, “You’re going to sell me the land?” See, God didn’t want me to think I was doing it, and God was showing me, “This ain’t your land, big boy.” [LAUGHTER] “And I don’t care if you pay it with your money. Don’t ever, ever think…” She didn’t say that, but this is what I interpreted. This is not my land.
We have to be prophetic people, and if you want to be prophetic, and you do the four basic messages, which is praying, confession, peace, and sacrifice, and if you do that, you see this in the messages. As soon as I saw when Our Lady said “the land” message, I said, “That’s forty years. She’s talking about the Israelites.” She could have said, “This is why I want you to decide for God because you see the Israelites. They were forty years in the desert and they came to the land He gave you, and God wants to give you land.” That’s not how these messages work, because, somebody reads this a year from now, and they’ve been following Our Lady, and they pass a sign for thirty acres for sale, and they think for one second, “Oh, man. Maybe I oughta try and buy that.” And they go home and pick a message, and they pick this message, and it says,
“…That is why decide for God so that it may be good for you on the land [that He] gave you…”
Wow! That’s a sign! I call up there, and the price is right, and I buy it. God gave you that. God gave me the twenty acres. God gave me the four acres. God gave me the ninety-one acres. The land is to be used for a holy place, not for your use. You’ve heard me say that many times. It’s on tapes. It’s on the radio shows. It’s in the writings. Marija, after the apparition…We had the apparition. She turned to me afterwards, and she says, “Our Lady…” This is 1988. And she says, “Our Lady wants to start a community here.” I said, “What?” She said, “She wants to start a community here.” I said, “Marija, I moved out here in the woods to get away from people.” [LAUGHTER] “I don’t want a community.”
God wants to give you the land, the Promised Land. All you have to do is start living and following the messages, and it’ll lay out, if you live righteously. If you follow the Commandments, then God will give you everything. But you know what? What does that mean? Every one of you here break a Commandment, have broken all of them. “Well, I haven’t killed somebody.” Did you slander them? The Bible says that’s murder. The other one, “Thou shalt not steal.” Have you ruined somebody’s reputation? You stole their reputation. In the Book of James, you know what it says? If you break one Commandment, you break all ten of them. Our Lady is giving to us a new way of life, a new way of thinking, a new mentality, and if you don’t take your mentality and change it and let it be transformed, surrender.
This lady comes up to me after a talk in Scotland and said…And I’ve told this story many times, but for those who haven’t heard it, says…I gave this talk, and she said, “I need some advice from you.” She says, “I’m married. I got married. I’ve got three kids. My husband divorced me. I’m married again. I’ve got two kids,” or so, whatever the number was. And she says, “And now he wants to divorce me, and I’m thinking about, ‘Should I go back to my first husband…” And I said, “Stop! I’m not Jesus Christ.” [LAUGHTER] And she said, “What should I do?” I said, “I’ll tell you exactly what to do. Our Lady says, ‘Dear children, today…’” You’ve heard me say this, but not everybody knows this. That doesn’t even make sense. Why do you say “today”? “Dear children, today…” And She even adds a word right here, “…again…” “I’m telling you again, today.” “Dear children, today again…” Here it is, October, ’86, again, “Dear children, today again…” Here it is again, “Dear children, today…” “Dear children, today…” “Dear children, today again…” Why does She not say that? She’s not coming from Heaven, wasting Her words. Why would She just throw, “Oh, I like to say that. That’s My phrase I like to say.” No, what She’s telling you, I’m telling this Scottish lady, and “What God is telling you to fix your problem and give you an answer, is today, you put this message into your life and go by life on it. Do what it says to do, today. And in other words, everything in the past, you can’t fix it. You’ve made a mess of this thing. And the more you start living, today, the messages, and immediately put them into your life, slowly, slowly, slowly, days, months, years…I read you the message yesterday, “You can get a prayer answered immediately, in a month, or ten years.” I told her, “You’re picking bad fruit in your life right now from decisions and things you did for the last decades. Those trees are grown up, and they’re putting that bad fruit, and you’re eating that stuff now. It’s not very pleasant.” “Yeah, I know.” I said, “Yeah, I know you know. But today, if you plant that seed of messages in your heart, and you start acting on that, your tears, your sorrows are the fertilizer and the water that will start growing that tree. And it’s not going to change tomorrow, but the next day it grows more, the next month, the next year, it grows into a tree, and eventually, that tree will start fruiting from that message. Your life will start putting new fruit, and that starts diminishing the bad fruit, and as you keep going, more fruit trees planted by living the messages, then God can fix up your situation.” And a lot of people now, they see, “Hey, this is starting working,” and they want to help God. God doesn’t need your help. You’ve got your mess. You can’t fix it. Don’t help Him. Let Him do it.
What does that mean? The second thing I told her—just two things—“Start planting today the messages in your heart and your life.” The second thing…This is all you have to do to fix everything. Our Lady says, “Dear children, surrender everything to Jesus.” All your problems, all your difficulties, you put them in a basket and say, “God, this is Your problem from now on. I don’t want them. I don’t own them. I don’t want them. I made it. You fix it.” It’s that simple. [LAUGHTER] If you go in that chapel out there, you’ll see…and you sit on the first step—there’s a spiral staircase up there—look right to the left, and you have a message there, that it says, “Give Jesus all your problems.” Why do you want to keep them? It’s real. You literally can just give that to God, “Hey, I can’t deal with it anymore.”
Mossholder was a Protestant marriage counselor guy. He came here and did retreats for us, for Catholics. He’s a really incredible speaker. But he said, “My wife and us weren’t on the same level.” He said, “When she got up from the table after us talking, she’d go in that bedroom and pray, and I knew I was in trouble.” [LAUGHTER] He said, “I hated when she did that.” [LAUGHTER]
Turn things over to God. Don’t keep ownership of your difficulties. You surrender them. Go home from here and look up “surrender,” and look at those messages. Whatever’s ailing your life, wherever you’re not being given a blessing, you do those two things. Start the message, and then give them away.
We’ve got a Valley. We’re in the Valley right here. We’ve got a mountain right there. And valleys are really our problems. The work is over here. We’re sweating. We’re going to put a Cross, and we get relief up there. So, every valley, though, that God gives you and allows it for you, every difficulty, every problem, everything that you have messed up on, and you’re in the valley because of it, there’s always a path to the mountain. And these two things are it, and there’s not anybody in the world that does not have valleys in their life. The thing is, not everybody gets out of the valley. So, those two things do that.
So here, Our Lady says,
“…I am calling all of you: pray with me for peace freedom…”
Why does She say that? Freedom from what? What’s in your life that you’re not free with? And then,
“…That is why decide for God so that it [might] be good for you on the land which God gave you…”
And I want to caution, there’s a lot of people translating this word “land” to “earth.” Our Lady didn’t say that. In Croatian, it’s “land.” We’ve already checked a lot of sites right now. They’re saying it’s “earth.” It doesn’t even make sense to say “earth.”
“…that it may be good for you on [earth] which God gave you…”
God didn’t give you the earth. God gives you land. It’s something personal. The fact that this is the 40th Anniversary, you can see that clearly. She’s talking about the Promised Land, and all the 40’s, and August 2 ’81. So, if you get out there and leave here, and people say it’s “earth,” no. In our book, and this is the number one book for the world, and it’s what…How many times have we printed this book? Updated it? It’s over fifty, I think. Over fifty times. Nobody’s done that in the world. And so, this is going to be the book, and so, we take it very seriously if we confront where we see translation’s bad. You have to know the whole message to look at everything. So, don’t let anybody tell you it’s about earth. If you want to look at earth, you pick up dirt and say, “Look at this earth.” That’s what it is. But Our Lady’s not saying here, “God gave you the earth.” God gave you the land. Even if you’re in a subdivision, you can have chickens in your backyard right now. Most cities are changing that.
Where’s the Community? The whole Community come on up.
The reason I brought them up here, because I want you to see, it doesn’t take a lot of people to change the world. We have just a few people here running this mission, and it’s got to be done by the heart. It’s got to be sacrificial, and the way I always look at it, that we have the privilege of Our Lady giving a message that’s very short, very profound. The saints didn’t have this. Very few of them would be asked this situation. They were asked to be saints. St. Francis was asked to do this and change the Church, but they didn’t get this message. And it’s your message. And I remind the Community constantly. And the message is,
“…sacrifice your [life] for the salvation of the world…”
I don’t own my life. And if you’re here, you don’t own your life. You don’t even own your kids. They all belong to Our Lady for a purpose. And to me, this is one of the most important messages. You’ve been asked by the Holy Virgin Mary, and the great struggle since the Church has a been birthed, since Noah’s time, in an antichrist time, to sacrifice your life for the salvation of the world. And I know the writings that they wrote about the heart attack, and so, I turned sixty-seven, and it was not by chance because I was not supposed to come to the hospital. The doctor comes in. My wife says, “Keep him here.” I said, “No, I’m ready to go home.” He said, “You want to go home?” I said, “Yeah.” He said, “You’re ready to go home tomorrow?” I said, “Yeah.” She says, “Don’t let him go home.” And she’s arguing with the doctor. But that was my birthday. So, I knew it was a sign from Our Lady. So, I got to come home on my birthday. And I was happy to be out of the hospital.
And so, what that gave, I’ve turned from sixty-seven to sixty-eight, and I’m not going to retire. I can’t retire. As long as I can do what I do, as long as you can do what you do, as long as what they can do, our life belongs to Our Lady and for the whole world. That’s how big this mission is and this call is. And you’ve got the same thing. It’s a serious call.
“…sacrifice your [life] for the salvation of the world…”
We wish you Our Lady. We love you. Goodbye. [LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]
Ave Maria. Ave Maria.
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