The Medallion of the Apostolate of the New Evangelization
Selected Extracts From Katya Rivas's Writings
From Advent 2002 through to Lent 2003 Scoop will be publishing selected extracts from Katya Rivas’s writings, extracts will be taken from each of the four books so far translated into English.
Selected Extract No. 7
I Am Not a Playing Card
From The Door to Heaven – Extract No. DH-72
(After evening prayers, praying for some intentions that were commended to me from the interior of the country.)
Little one, here I am next to you. I am not an oracle or a pack of playing cards for men to guess their future through My chosen people. In this they will recognize My chosen ones. If I need to send a Message to a certain person, I am the one who will make that decision; I do it when I think the time is right. The other is fraud, guessing. I want you to escape, to flee from this because it is just as bad as spiritualism, horoscopes and I do not want you mixed up in that.
Give this message in general, to that group, since I can say whatever I want and not because you have asked Me to. Doing My Will is not to ask Me through three or four different people what is going to happen to this or to that, but to be docile to My inspirations, to trust in Me, to know Me and to think: "What would Jesus say or do if He were here next to me, according to the way in which I know him." (Underline the word "know" because only those who study My Words can know Me.)
It always takes the soul time, its time, to get to know Me, to meet Me and to do My Divine Will. But at least believe, trust.
I do not deprive anybody of his or her identity, instead I reinforce each person's identity. I am God who offers and gives Love. I give, and only take in order to give you more, abundantly. Why are you so worried? If you really had faith, you would find Me inside yourselves because I live there and I am Peace. The existence of external peace is inspired by inner peace. Peace can live externally once it exists internally; in the meantime, you cannot speak even of conversion, and even less of growth because I am the inner part.
What do I mean? Man’s every act that implies peace, comes from Me and is approved by Me. On the contrary, it will be hard for any tiresome, anxious, expensive, immodest enterprise to receive My approval because I am humility, modesty, poverty, virtue.
I am sorry to tell you that you do not love yourselves internally, you do not want to recognize that your inner self is a precious temple of the Holy Spirit. If your heart would listen, you would not be trapped in an enclosed world.
You speak of praise and your lives do not praise Me because you live without confidence, full of worries and fears. You speak of love and act selfishly, without doing anything to overcome divisions. You speak of My Glory and only care about your earthly lives. You speak of hours of prayer and do not know how to forgive.
Little ones, you cannot love your fellow men when you do not love yourselves. The few who do love themselves and go to others with love, find injustices, ingratitude and airs of superiority that offend Me since all My children are equal before My eyes; only I can say who has more merit in My eye.
You limit the number of graces you receive through your own actions. You set limits and restrictions on yourselves... You will soon realize that your current anxieties, worries and tensions are irrelevant and trivial compared to what is to come and has been created by man’s own hands.
I ask for love, mercy, respect, dignity, compassion, honesty, purity of intention, poorness of spirit, charity and above all, humility (highlight this).
I want to remind you tonight of My Love, I invite you to accept this Love once more, totally in your hearts. The Love with which I love you is unselfish, a Love that sacrifices itself…
It will not be easy for you to have hope and to love, unless you yourselves accept My Love and My hope as your own...
I invite each of My children to be My apostles now. I send you out to evangelize with your own lives. I need you to touch your world, to speak of My Love, My Peace, My forgiveness.
I bless you, My children, start living in faith, feed from My Word, fill yourselves with My Messages that are for you, for the today’s men... for the true children of My Most Blessed Heart …
EDITOR’S NOTE: Through the rest of 2002, Scoop will be publishing a series of daily reflections on spiritual matters from Bolivian author Katya Rivas. Rivas, has received an official imprimatur from the Catholic Church for several books she says she was instructed to write by Jesus Christ, Mary and various Angels. Scoop’s extract, above, comes from Rivas’s book “The Door to Heaven”. In 1999 Katya Rivas was the subject of a top-rating documentary show hosted by Mike Willessee (see Scoop TV review - Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World and Scoop Images ). More recently Rivas says she was instructed by Jesus to have her books translated and published on the internet with the intention of having the books distributed to as wide an audience as possible. Several of the books can now be read online at http://www.greatcrusade.org/, and more are coming soon. In August 2002 Rivas visited Wellington New Zealand and met with Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson. See… Scoop Feature: Jesus's Secretary Visits Wellington
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