Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011: (Ash Wednesday of Lent)
Jesus said: “My people, you are entering the Lenten Season which involves fasting, prayers, penances, and almsgiving. You will be fasting between meals with no meat today and on Fridays as an observance of your Lenten devotions. You may have usual penances as fasting from sweets and desserts, but you may chose a new penance in addition to your other ones. Curbing your earthly desires is a way of purifying the body so the soul can be in control of your bodily actions. Perfecting your spiritual life should be the goal of your Lenten observances. Making some extra charity donations could be another way to help those in need. You may also want to spend your TV watching time on spiritual reading as the lives of the saints. Everything extra that you are doing should be offered up to Me in secret as much as possible, so your treasure will be stored in heaven instead of on earth. Keep focused on Me every day of Lent, even as you should on every day.”

Jesus said: “My people, you have had steady snow storms more than usual, and now you will see steady rain storms as the temperatures warm up. Melting snow with heavy rain can cause flooding, as flood plains may even have to be evacuated because deep moving water can be deadly if you are caught in the flow. Such flooding and heavy rains could hurt winter wheat and the planting of crops. Food is becoming more expensive because crop yields are down all over the world. It is also becoming more expensive for seed and fertilizer. Fuel to run tractors is also raising costs for farmers. Many foods and manufactured goods are increasing in price because farmers and factories have to pass on their increased costs of raw materials. As the value of the dollar decreases because of your debts, everything that you buy will be increasing in price. Having some extra food in your pantry may be needed when famines could cause food shortages all over the world. Be prepared to evacuate from floods, and eventually you may have to go to My refuges when people start fighting over food supplies.”