As a lay apostle of Jesus Christ the Returning King, today’s feastday has taken on an even greater significance for me. Over the past fourteen months of studying the Messages in the Volumes and the Heaven Speaks booklets, of reading Anne’s works and watching the DFOT YouTubes, one of the many things I have come to appreciate and benefit from are Jesus’ clear instructions on how we can be more effective servants of our King. (I don’t know about you, but I have always been like that. I need clear instructions for everything, in English and French if possible, with diagrams. 🙂 )
During this time of preparation for His return, the beautiful simplicity of His plan of service has affected my life to such a degree that only my consecration to Mary might be comparable. There are many Messages in which we are given details as to how to serve in this time, and I would like to share one with you today, from Volume Four, Part One (Jesus the King, Message dated January 17, 2004):
My brothers and sisters must remain where I have placed them, in all calm, and in all trust. It is through you that I return, at least in this initial phase. You are listening to My words, you are experiencing My spirit within you, and you are preparing to assist heaven. This is good. I would like you to also do one other thing. I would like you to begin walking with Me in earnest. My beloved servants, I have told you that I am with you. I have told you that I will never leave you. If I am at all welcomed by you, I reside within you. But I am also beside you. I am in every conversation where someone asks Me to participate. Do you want to know how to please Me? Allow Me to speak through you. Allow Me to act through you. Allow Me to love through you. You have noticed changes since you began to follow Me with decision. You have noticed that as the world attempts to pull you away from peace, I draw you back to peace. You have noticed that it is easier to love those around you. You have noticed more patience, more joy, and a deeper contemplation of the world as I see it. Now, little souls, I want you to begin practicing something different. I want you to calmly bring Me with you in everything you do and everything you say. In each part of each day, understand that I, the King of heaven and earth, am working through you. You must notice that I often use the word calm. I refer to calmness and the spirit of calm. Why do I do this? Because often My children get excited and that is not from Me. How will you change because I work through you? You will be quieter, more thoughtful; you will smile more and frown less. You will overlook the flaws of your brothers and sisters as I overlook yours. I will align your priorities so that your priorities are directly influenced by My priorities. My beloved soul, try for a moment to imagine a world populated by souls such as yours. This is going to occur. My Father has willed this and it will come about, gradually at first, and then more quickly. You, My soul whom I have watched so closely, are a part of this. You have a role to play. I need you and you are Mine. Do not think that this will be difficult for you. It will be the most natural, most comfortable, and most wonderful state of being you have ever experienced. My true followers, who have aligned their will to Mine, already understand this state of being and they are at peace. You, too, will have such a peace. Be joyful, now, dear ones. All is well and God is firmly directing all.