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January 9, 1999

Jesus speaks: Satan attacks the head. He will work in your thoughts. Many hear voices and tell themselves it is the voice of God. I come gently in the heart. My way is love, My way leads to unity, forgiveness, self fulfillment according to God's will.

Today is the day the Lord has made for you. What are the chains Satan has used in your life to hold you bound? Where are you on the ladder of forgiveness? Will you repent and tell God you are sorry for the sins of pride? Every person must see himself on the lower rungs of the ladder. The problems of the world are not yours. Neither are you to allow pride to slip in and tell you that on your own strength you are better than others.

Mary was always pure of Heart. Eve had a fallen human nature. Will it be the balcony or the dirt?

The Bible speaks of Cain and Abel, one served the Lord, one served himself and allowed the devil to be his master. How do you think the devil worked in the mind of Cain to get him to sin? How does the devil work in pride? Did Abel choose the better part? Do you want to serve the Lord or do you wish to be at the top of the ladder?

A person that prays all through the day realizes the power is not in him. It is God's world, the power is in God. Evil exists in the world. You do not like the minds of the children to be brainwashed by evil. My child, it is your responsibility to pray for the children. You cannot, cannot look at any person with disdain.

Many problems arise in the mind. I quote Genesis 3:15, which is entitled in many Bibles as the fall of man.

Genesis 3:15

I shall put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; it will bruise your head and you will strike its heel.'

Also 1 Corinthians 15:24-28.

1 Corinthians 15:24-28

After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.

Messenger: One in authority must try to act as Christ, to be pure in heart, to act only to serve your God. Christ is the seed planted in Mary. The Incarnation goes on in our lives. Are we the offspring of Mary? Then we should dwell in her pure and untainted Heart.

Jesus speaks: Pride is the root of all evil. When Satan attacks the head with thoughts, many times he tells you that you are unloved, that you are not getting enough. He tells you someone is trying to be higher than you.

In truth, all those in authority must use their authority to serve God and to help to further the Kingdom of God. They are the servants in His army.

A person in authority must act many times when they do not wish to, but it is done in the greatest love. A mother has authority over her children. A father has authority over his children. If these parents do not guard the child and help the child to learn the Commandments and the Word of God, they are not using their authority properly. It may be important to teach a child cleanliness and trades, etc., but it is of top-most importance to instruct them in the ways of God. You have authority from God to act in service of Him. To not act is not doing your duty. Parents are held under pain of sin to instruct their children about God. The authority comes from God to the parents.

I know well the cunningness of the devil. I know his ways and how he works on your imperfections and how you give your power away to him and sin. I know your pride and the desires of your heart to be at the top of the ladder.

The evil one works in the mind similar to the way he worked in Eve's mind. He works on the desire to be higher in authority, luring one into sin, tempting the soul in the most subtle ways. Your eyes are blinded to the evil. I come to unveil the evil of Satan, to show you his workings in your lives.

You are being held captive by your sins. I cry out, "Let My people go." Repent, be pure in your hearts. Get down from the top of the ladder. A person in authority lives to serve God, not himself.

Help Me, My children. If I unveil the workings of Satan in your lives, do not be prideful and smite Me. Your eyes will be opened and you will see how Satan has worked in your lives through your thoughts and how you have given him power over yourselves. You must be pure in your hearts. If I unveil his tactics, you must be willing to look at the life-long ways in which you have allowed him to maneuver you through tainted reasoning. He will continue to tempt you with pride. Every person is where they are on the ladder. Your common goal and your desire is to help save souls, to live to be more likened to God.

Genesis 1:27

God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.

Jesus speaks: Cain and Abel were the descendants of the fallen man, Adam, and his wife, Eve.

Genesis 4:2-7

She gave birth to a second child, Abel, the brother of Cain. Now Abel became a shepherd and kept flocks, while Cain tilled the soil. Time passed and Cain brought some of the produce of the soil as an offering for Yahweh, while Abel for his part brought the first-born of his flock and some of their fat as well. Yahweh looked with favour on Abel and his offering. But he did not look with favour on Cain and his offering, and Cain was very angry and downcast. Yahweh asked 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.'

Jesus speaks: My children, Cain attacked his brother and killed him.

And when he was asked of the whereabouts of Abel, he lied.

How many times do you give in to the temptings of Satan? And when truth knocks at your door, you lie because you wish to be right.

Luke 1:46-55; The Magnificat

Verse 51:

He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.

Genesis 3:4-5

Then the snake said to the woman, 'No! You will not die! God knows in fact that the day you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods, knowing good from evil.'

Jesus speaks: Do you wish to be likened to God or do you wish to be LIKE GOD?

Are you at the top of the ladder and the world is beneath you?

Are you on a bottom rung of the ladder and the God Who gives authority to men to serve Him is above you?

Do you wish to serve God or do you wish to be the head?

Because you feel you are on your way to purity in your heart, do you look at your brothers with disdain?

Do you wish to serve, or do you wish to rule?

Are you so prideful that no one can ever tell you what is needed in your life?

You are as you are, the tainted children of Eve. In one moment in your time, I could remove that helping grace I am sending you as a gift. It is My grace that helps the fallen man withstand the temptations of Satan. You must be humble and realize your weakness and your dependence on Me.

I will clean out the debris in your heart and you will be set free.

Do not go to confession to tell of your brother's sins. I tell you repent, look inside, unveil the workings of Satan in your lives.

Do you always have a problem with somebody? Does it affect your disposition and your life?

Are you in control of your emotions, or has Satan created havoc in your life by what you think others are thinking and doing against you? You must silence the voices within that will lead to division with your brother. Satan talks in the thoughts. If you have a problem, you must come in love and talk to your brother. Many times you will see the thoughts caused you many days of lost love because you analyzed them and gave in to them.

You must love. You must love those who persecute you. Your center of truth is within. When you are directed in your lives by those surrounding you, when others are creating your moods and states of happiness, you have allowed Satan to manipulate your minds.

You may be treated with hatred by others. You can talk to Me of this mistreatment. In intimate relationships people must discuss their feelings so that they can join in one heart. If you bring up feelings and thoughts with those you are closest to, you will be able to check much of the lies Satan plants in the mind.

Your hearts cannot be haughty and prideful. You must live to love. Satan's way is division, he wants you to have bad days and be isolated. He tells you others are thinking this, that and the other. You must be rooted in My love. You cannot control others and their thoughts and actions. You are on the ladder, God is above you, you live to serve Him in love. When you cannot move another or have authority over the situation, you must pray.

People in authority must discuss problems upward. To go beneath your feet and discuss problems you are having with those above you is to create tremendous problems.

Satan works in the lines of authority. He wishes children to be willful and act with authority over parents. He wishes people without authority to go over the head of others in authority in order to get authority over their immediate superiors.

Satan will not miss a trick to cause confusion in your lives.

Your question is this: Who is in charge of your life? Do you wish the balcony or the dirt? Do you wish to engage in deep spiritual experiences with God? Then you must work toward purity of heart. The holy, loving, pure heart unites most intimately with God.

God is love. How will your day go? You must pray that you are directed. Great grace is released in hourly prayer. Ask for grace. Go to Scripture, grace is released when a soul reads Scripture with an open heart. Pray. Sometimes you must act in authority when it is most painful. You must realize it is Satan working on your imperfections. You must not give in to his ways to get you to sin, which will cause division and lack of love.

I tell you that his grip is paralyzing and crippling and it gets stronger every day.

Will you be at the top of the ladder or on a lower rung where you belong?

I am Jesus, all authority will be put in the proper order. It is the Father's will.

I am revealing to you insight into the workings of the evil one. I am God. Will you listen and be wise? You must be pure and humble in heart.

Do not blame your bad moods on your brothers. When you don't feel good, look at yourself. Do not let others make you unloving.

I died for you, I spread My arms and died for you, I love you this much.

Confusion and doubt are from Satan. No one can submit your will to doing something wrong. Many are tried because of evidence and found guilty and in fact were innocent. I was crucified for a crime I did not commit. Men will crucify you. You must always live in the truth. After confession many devils may come to torment a soul. You must be leery when you are plagued by doubt and confusion. Many times Satan tries to get you to believe you have sinned when you have not sinned. Satan waits to steal your peace. You must examine your conscience and pray to the Holy Spirit to guide you. No one can misrepresent you. No one has authority to get you to sin. You must do what is right. If one tells you to do something wrong, you must ask God, "What is Your will for me?" My will I make clear to you in your heart. I am Jesus, do not be afraid. Satan wants you all stopped because you are affecting the lives of so many souls. The mental torment will become greater and greater. You must proceed ahead. He wishes to drag down your energy so that you will not be effective. You must stay rooted in Me. He creates fear, doubt, confusion in your mind. Pray the rosary. Mary will help you crush his head. He is the devil, the evil serpent that wants you stopped. You must know he will try to build up a case in your mind that may cause you to lose your peace. Don't listen to him. Pray. Pray. Pray. I do not give you more than you can accomplish. I will work in you to accomplish a good work. I love you.

Satan wants to rob you of your joy.

Pray to the Holy Spirit.

Cast Satan into the fires of hell.

Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: How does discussing our feelings and thoughts help unveil the workings of Satan in our lives and help us to be more united?

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