May 6, 1997
My Lord, my Cup, my Banquet,
I lack nothing in Your Presence,
Blessed be Your Name thrice holy;
Down in the dust I laid,
until Your Word came to my ear and revived me;
then, in Your great Love and Compassion,
You kissed my eyes to open them;
I began to see;
I saw beyond the zenith of the stars
and beheld in my heart Your Magnificence;
I saw the Invisible God,
and the One who was Inaccessible to my touch
was suddenly all around me and within me!
the Impenetrable instantly became penetrable
with a simple utterance from His Mouth,
the Intercessor within me lifted my spirit in a cloud
and together with Him and through Him,
brought my soul in full communion with You,
to penetrate into the very depths of Your Majesty.
My Vassula, I laid down My Love before your very eyes; 1 have you not noticed how I surrounded you with songs of deliverance? – would you like Me to sing to you one more of My songs?
O yes! I would like You to sing to me, and for me, an endless song.
I will sing this song2 which will be sung for all eternity and for all of you; and you, My beloved, you may be My harp and My lyre, accompanying My Voice; come, come and tell your soul:
“Jesus is my salvation; 3
“I am your salvation; see how I come with My delicate fragrance of incense and myrrh all the way to your room? My fragile one, wander no more like a vagabond but allow Me to draw you in Me; enjoy My Presence, enjoy My great wealth of My Heart, you to whom I allied Myself by marriage;
“I have become your royal counsellor; now and then, to hearten you, I shall show Myself; 4 do not ask: “who is this like a column of light?” 5 before the dawn-wind rises, before the shadows flee, come closer to your Beloved and take your shelter in His embrace, then your soul will rejoice in His embrace; no one will disturb your rest; no one can touch your rest in My Heart because I will safely guard you, My beloved; no one will dare disturb you, no one will dare approach you when they will see from afar the flare in My Eyes of My jealous love, guarding you jealously;
“I shall let My jealous love speak out now: as David said in his psalm:
‘You anoint my head with oil;’
I tell you, with My Heart in My Hand: I will pay homage to you My bride by anointing your head again with oil for having gone, for My sake, through hardships and persecutions; let this oil, My loved one, cover your head and heal all your imperfections, and as a lily among the thistles, may your presence be so radiant and beautiful that it would draw many souls into the nuptial chamber of My Heart, so that they too may rejoice within Me, witnessing all My blessedness in days to come; then with songs of exultation they will bless My Holy Name; and I, for My part, will stir their love to long for Me; I will rouse their thirst to seek My Heart alone;
“as a king who sits on his royal throne, dressed in all his robes of state, glittering with gold and precious stones, with a sceptre in his right hand, I will take it as My prime and personal concern to preserve My Throne in your heart, so that your heart will continue to be adorned with the wealth of your King and Lord; this wealth of knowing Me in My triune glory; the wealth of fearing Me and the wealth of shunning every kind of sin, and finally, the wealth of doing My Divine Will and what is pleasing to Me, your God ….
“My travelling companion, repose now in My embrace and allow yourself to be carried in My Arms; allow yourself to be caressed and kissed; no one will dare disturb your repose when they will meet My Eyes; and if anyone6 were to be so rash as to challenge Me, My Breath will blow him away, grinding him to powder; 7
“come, let your spirit absorb the secrets of Wisdom, let your spirit boast of the one true Knowledge I, Myself, have given you; let your spirit rejoice for having Me, the only Son, who am nearest to the Father’s Heart as close to your heart as one can be; let your spirit absorb My Sweetness;
“I, Jesus, am your salvation and your Holy Companion, the One who is singing to you, is hidden with you and within you; I am He; 8 My Vassula, consider the great number of gifts I have given you to appoint you, not only as My bearer but also as My most precious bride; cultivated by My Word, disciplined by My Wisdom, endowed by My Spirit and courted by My Royal Heart, rejoice! rejoice and be glad, that I, Jesus, am your Salvation! so lift your eyes, My loved one, lift your eyes and look at the One who laid down His Life for you;
“do not listen to those who talk nonsense and are filled with treachery; they have never met Me and they do not even know Me, but My glory has risen on you and through you into many hearts; this is the wealth of My Sacred Heart long foretold, a wealth that will bring many nations back to Me and into My Courts; so lift your eyes and look at your glorious King; your ever tender Lover; with this sight of splendour, you will grow radiant, since the wealth of My Heart will keep flowing to you like a sea to enable you to continue My Work in graciousness;
“I have anointed you to go out and proclaim that I am renewing My creation, My loved one, and that My Return is imminent; but for the moment, I and you will go out again to the nations, especially where there is more wilderness than there is life; let Me renew your strength in My Heart by filling your heart with My Peace; we shall appear together again when the time comes; My victories, conquering souls, will be hailed at every one of My steps, and you, fastened to Me, will run and not grow weary, will talk and not get thirsty, you will stand and never tire; you will advance with Me, your feet scarcely touching the ground while I will be lifting your hand to bless My people in My Name thrice Holy;
“I am now holding you, My chosen one, by your right hand to clothe you with My richest clothes; I will clothe you with Myself; when you are dressed with Myself, these vestments will give you great fortitude in times of suffering; they will console you in times of hardships and distress, and to accompany them, I will send you My Mother to be always by your side; in Her Graciousness, She will lead you to reach perfection of holiness in the fear of God;”
now, delight Me and bind My Words ever to your heart so that whatever you will do, you will do it with dignity and honour since you have been assigned by the King of Kings, and if anyone asks you: “who is the composer of this song?” answer them, saying: it is He who lives in the heights of Glory; it is He, the very One who in His triune Holiness breathed into you life; it is He who said to the Samaritan woman; “the Water that I shall give will turn into a spring in him welling up to eternal life;” it is He who will say to the vast quantities of dry bones: “dry bones, hear the word of the Word, replenish yourselves with My Breath and rise!” say to them, My sister and My beloved: “the Author and Composer of this song is He in whom you will live for all eternity, were you to follow Him;”
breath of My Breath, flame of My Eyes, do not weary writing but keep your ear glued on My Breast; not even solemn festivals done in My honour, could come close enough and surpass those precious moments when I am with you and when you are opened to Me as a book so that I write in you My Love Hymn; this Love Hymn where He who is the Unknown to the unknown, 9 will be revealed to them in the fullness of His Glory; for I, the Lord, do not reject mankind and My favours are not all past; this is what the unknown shall say with great joy:
“Jesus is my Salvation!”
God is your Friend, My Vassula, He who has knowledge of all things is your Friend; the One whom you invited at your table is your Faithful and Loyal Friend; let the nations know this, that they may learn who is the One that is standing now at their door, knocking; if they hear Me and open their door to Me, I will come in and share their meal side by side with them; then, I, in My turn, when the time comes, I will show My gratitude to them, by inviting them to share My Throne in heaven;
You are Great, You are Glorious,
wonderfully Strong, unconquerable.
May Your whole creation serve You in righteousness!
My Father and I have made Our home with you, 10 because of the greatness of the love you have for Me ….
ah, Vassula, I still have many things to say to you but now it is time for you to complete your other duties too; I am with you and will take delight while you perform your other works for your family; since your birth, My loved one and during your childhood, My Eyes never ceased watching with delight, the one whom My Sacred Heart had chosen to make out of her, one day, a Tree; daughter-of-the-Son, 11 I love you;
eternal life is to know Me, the only True God; come;