Tuesday, June 24, 2008: (Birth of St. John the Baptist)

Jesus said: “My people, you have celebrated feast days of St. John the Baptist and he was My herald. Even from the womb he stirred in St. Elizabeth at the greeting of My Blessed Mother when I was in her womb. This reading at St. John’s birth is when St. Zachary wrote ‘His name is John.’ and then he was allowed to speak again, and he gave his Canticle that is read in the morning of the Liturgy of the Hours. This vision of going down in an elevator is about the Scripture passage where St. John said that ‘He must decrease, while Jesus must increase.’ St. John heralded My coming in the desert and once he pointed Me out as the ‘Lamb of God’, his mission was nearly over. This is a spiritual message to all of My faithful, because in order to be perfect as a saint to enter heaven, you also must decrease. Some people put themselves first in this life before Me. But I am asking you to let Me be first in your life by giving over your will to My Divine Will. This means you must deny yourself so I can lead you in your mission. Without the denial of self, you are getting in the way of My using you for a special mission that will save your soul. I always called out to My disciples to ‘Follow Me’. How can you follow Me if you run off and do your own thing without listening to My Word of discernment? So listen to My call and consecrate everything over to Me, and you will find the crown of sainthood awaiting you in heaven.”
Irene said: “I want to give a proper good-bye to all of my friends and family. I love all of you so dearly, even if you thought that I did not show it outwardly. I will miss being with you, but I am in a peaceful place without any pain. I see that it is important, especially now, to encourage all of my family to attend Sunday services in giving worship to God. I am sorry that I did not stress this enough while I was alive. Please pray for me as I was greeted by Leroy and all of our deceased family members and friends.”