TLIG magazine issue 41

T R U E L I F E I N G O D 28 Vassula’s speech took place at the Gloria Theatre on Sunday April 23, 2017, a week after Easter. She was invited by The True Life in God [TLIG]. Associa- tion-Greece, who in turn arranged the meeting’s lo- gistics . Τ he topic was entitled: “We have all been called to be a living temple of God,” and this was her first delivery in Athens after almost 20 years. About 250 people from throughout Greece and oth- ers from abroad (Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon) attended. Prior to the speech, Mrs. Gethsemane Vlasserou, a volunteer and reader of the TLIG Messages, gave a welcome. She provided a brief biography of Vassula, and also discussed some important issues about the TLIG Messages. After Mrs. Vlasserou’s introduc- tion, Vassula began her speech by explaining what her life had been like before she got to know Jesus, how it was transformed, as well as what the reaction of this transformation was from relatives and friends. She then discussed the purification she went through, but also God’s blessings in our lives which many of us tend to ignore or take for granted. She went on to explain how Jesus began to approach her and to teach her basic things right from the start. He taught her the Our Father prayer and how we should say it (with our heart, not with our lips), the intimacy He wishes us to have with Him, and many more basic teachings. The freedom that God grants us in choosing be- tween good and evil was one of the main subjects of the speech. Jesus states in a TLIG Message: “I do not come by force upon you with My Holy Spirit to violate your liberty, nor do I come to condemn you; I come to you out of Mercy to give you freely the fullest Knowledge of My Will; through My Perfect Wisdom I come to aug- ment in you the Knowledge I Myself have given you; I do not come to add new things into that which has been given you already, but I come to place My Kingdom in the middle of your hearts ;” (TLIG Messages, June 2, 1991). When man chooses to drift away from God, then he is led to apostasy. In one of her messages, Our Lady describes the state of humanity today: “the world has grown cold, icy cold ... the world is dead to love, it lies in deep obscurity because hatred, greed and self- ishness dominate the entire earth all the way to its core; I am shaken by terrible sights, with the iniq- uities of this dark world and the apostasy that pen- etrated in the sanctuary itself, the disasters, famine, afflictions, war and plague, all these are drawn by you; all that comes from the earth returns to earth; the earth is autodestructing itself and it is not God who gives you all these disasters as many of you tend to believe; God is Just and all Merciful, but evil draws evil;” (TLIG Messages, May 15, 1990) Vassula continued her speech by stressing that as long Catarina Andrisaki at the book table as the soul is in this state, that is, far away from God and burdened with sin, the Holy Spirit cannot come and dwell in it. The Holy Spirit dwells only if the soul Greek Translation of True Life in God One Book and Beth Myriam Pamphlets Athens, Greece Report not wait to be saints to come to Me; A True Life in God Message of February 24, 1991 April 23, 2017