March 9, 1993

Maranatha! Come!

I give you My Peace,

I am near, at your very gates, My beloved! take My parable of the fig tree: as soon as its twigs grow supple and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near; so with you when you see all these things: know that I am near, at the very gates; as for that day and hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, no one but the Father only; 1

creation! how I longed to gather you all, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and so many of you still refuse! you cannot say later on that I have not taken all ways to gather you all in My Sacred Heart to tell you that greater love than Mine you will not find; but you continue to err in this wilderness on your own; I shall be coming soon upon you; I am now sending you messenger after messenger to shout the news; be awake!

Lord, I am happy and filled with joy, maranatha!

do not be afraid; I watch each breath of yours with tender care! in this time of lent I tell you this: preach, My dove, preach and prophesy and pay no heed when your accusers analyze and judge you wrongly; love and be patient; tell Me, My child, can a word or a sentence from the Holy Scriptures be taken out of its context and analysed on its own?

No Lord, for it may appear to contradict another word or sentence, said by You.

then neither can one do this thing with these Messages; I have said that I alone am the only lawgiver and Judge; 2 Vassula, let your eyes and heart seek only for things that are invisible, the eternal glory is in the invisible things; how I rejoice in poverty and weakness! learn that the teachings I am giving you are for your salvation, and for your freedom, for where My Spirit is, there is freedom; I, the Lord, am Spirit;3 write: 4

“if the soul has its own embodiment, so does the spirit have its own embodiment; the first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living soul; but the last Adam has become a life-giving spirit; that is, first the one with the soul, not the spirit, and after that, the one with the spirit; the first man, being from the earth, is earthly by nature; the second man is from heaven; as this earthly man was, so are we on earth; and as the heavenly man is, so are we in heaven; and we, who have been modelled on the earthly man, will be modelled on the heavenly man; flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God: and the perishable cannot inherit what lasts for ever;

“I will tell you something that has been secret: that we are not all going to die, but we shall all be changed; this will be instantaneous in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet sounds; it will sound, and the dead will be raised, imperishable, and we shall be changed as well, because our present perishable nature must put on imperishability and this mortal nature must put on immortality; when this perishable nature has put on imperishability, and when this mortal nature has put on immortality, then the words of Scripture will come true: Death is swallowed up in victory; Death, where is your victory? Death where is your sting? now the sting of death is sin, and sin gets its power from the Law; so let us thank God for giving us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ;” 5

yes, I have set you free from the law of sin and death;

come, remain faithful to Me until your race is over; I, your Creator, shall finish it with you; with Me, you should not fear; with Me your table shall be full;

I shall never desert you;

4 The Lord asked me to copy a passage He indicated to me from Scriptures.