TLIG magazine issue 40

About the Messages of True Life in God Vassula was born in Egypt of Greek parents on 18 January 1942. She is married and has two grown sons. Although baptised into the Greek Orthodox Church she rarely thought of God until 1985 when she began to receive Divine Messages. These have been named, by Jesus Himself, True Life in God. They have now been translated into over 40 languages and all the work has been done by volunteers; Vassula receives no royalties for any books published. In these Prophetic Messages (some of the prophecies have already been fulfilled) God is calling the whole of His creation to return to Love while asking Christians to unify His Body, His Church (“Orthodox! Catholics! Protestants! You all belong to Me! You are all One in My Eyes!”). Vassula’s mission is to go out and proclaim the Truth. She has now visited over 70 countries and has spoken in over 900 meetings, some with audiences as large as 100,000 people. True Life in God Messages are profoundly spiritual and are written in a clear and direct language. We are invited to enter into conversation with God substituting Vassula’s name in these texts for our own. Once having done that we are gently led into the mysteries of the Triune God and begin to grow in the Knowledge of God. Through the bounty of the Holy Spirit acting in us (Second Pentecost) we then begin to grow in God’s Love, Peace and Unity. Jesus’ prayer to the Father (John 17;21) “may they be one in Us, as You are in Me and I am in You, so that the world may believe it was You who sent Me;” will then be accomplished. Jesus explains about this prayer on 10 December 2001: “My words intonated were meant that the whole of creation must be affected into a spiritual unity not a unity by a signed treaty; to fulfil My Words the churches must seek first humility and love, graces that can be obtained through the Holy Spirit and through a great repentance;” In the latest Messages published under the title of Odes of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Trinity summarize the purpose of these Divine Messages: to rediscover the revealed Truth and to enter into the spiritual espousal with God, the wedding feast of Apocalypse Chapter 21. In that union of creature withGod, God’s Will will be done on earth as it is in Heaven, for we will find true Life, the life in God and with God. Over the course of the last year the True Life in God message was warmly received and proclaimed in the Philippines, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Greenland, Sweden and Lebanon. Members of the Church’s hierarchy ope- ned the doors to this proclamation that bears with it an invitation to love and unity. While man is ca- pable of establishing a community, only the Holy Spirit is capable of establishing “Communion” – the fruit of the love and unity He places in the hearts of those who generously respond to his invitation. In the following pages one discovers the work of the Holy Spirit, who “has generously poured Himself over this generation like never before in history” (TLIG Messages, November 4, 2006). It is He who reminds us of the things Jesus said and leads us in all the truth; it is He who continues the work Jesus’ began on earth ( Jn. 16.12-14). One may therefo- re say that through the TLIG messages, Jesus and the Holy Spirit instruct and gently lead the listener along the path of virtue, whereby love and humility may give rise to peace and unity on earth. Rev. J.L. Iannuzzi, STD TRUE LIFE IN GOD May 2018 · ISSUE 40 · ISSN 1363 9358 CONTENTS Newly Published Messages from Jesus 3 Written Interview with His Excellency Bishop Felix Toppo, S.J., D.D. 7 Vassula’ s 12th Visit to the Philippines 11 Vassula’s Witness in Italy 22 Beth Myriam Osaka, Japan 40 Agony in Gethsemane 42 Vassula Witnesses in Denmark, Faroe Islands & Iceland 43 Contact Us 55 Vassula Witnesses in Greenland, Norway, Finland & Sweden 56 Prayer and Mediation in Southern Lebanon 65 Invitation to be One with Christ 70