Ivan Says Root Of Crisis is Spiritual
by Jokob Marschner
The world is not in an economic, but in a spiritual recession for this is the cause of every other recession, visionary Ivan Dragicevic said on February 1 in Ann Arbor, USA. The world is spiritually sick, and can only be cured through spiritual healing in the family, Ivan further said. Both in Chicago and in Kalamazoo the seer reported messages from the Virgin Mary.
It is inaccurate to talk about the current crisis as a mainly economic one. And it will be insufficient if only economic steps are taken to counter the crisis, Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic told 1,000 people in a full church in Ann Arbor, USA, on February 1.
“This world today is spiritually sick. In these times in which we are living, especially in the last few years, we oftentimes hear the word recession. That the world is in a recession, an economic one. But this world is not in an economic recession. No” Ivan said.
“Today’s world is in a spiritual recession. Because every spiritual recession creates and produces every other recession” he added, according to a video recording transcript that rests with Medjugorje Today.
If the root cause of the crisis has gone under-reported, so has the solution, Ivan further told:
“We cannot expect that this world will be healed, that this society will be healed, if the family is not healed. The family must first of all be healed. Spiritually healed. That is why Our Lady is calling us to so much prayer. Through these 30 years Our Lady is calling us and wishes to lead us out of this darkness and lead us on the path of light and the path of hope.”
The visionary went over the Virgin Mary’s main messages from Medjugorje, the necessity of living holiness through prayer, fasting, and the Sacraments of the Church. He said he disagrees when people call the message demanding, and repeated that lack of time is not the problem, rather lack of love of God:
“Our Lady does not ask for what we are unable to accomplish and do. She gives us what we are able to do” Ivan said.
“Our Lady is calling us to accept all of those things she is giving to us with love. A message that is accepted with love becomes life-giving. That is why Our Lady over the years has been awakening us from the spiritual coma the world is in. She wishes to strengthen us in faith and in prayer.”
“Prayer from the heart teaches us how to pray with love and out of love so that our prayer is an encounter with Jesus, a conversation with Jesus, so that we can lead that prayerful life filled with peace and love” Ivan further told the audience.
A rarely or never before reported detail about the apparitions likewise surfaced in Ann Arbor:
“To be with Our Lady every day is to be with her in Heaven, because a part of Heaven comes with her. Behind her you can see the light of Heaven” Ivan said.
Messages given in Chicago and Kalamazoo
Whereas no message from the Virgin Mary was received in Ann Arbor, the visionary reported messages from his public apparitions on January 29 in Chicago, IL, and Januar 31 in Kalamazoo, MI.
“Dear children, today also I am calling you to personal conversion. You be the ones who will be converted, and in your lives be witnesses. Love, Forgive and bring the joy of the Risen One to this world where my Son died, and where people do not feel the need to seek Him and discover Him in their lives. You be adorers of my Son and may your hope be hope to those whose hearts do not have Jesus. Dear children, thank you again today for having responded to my call” the Virgin Mary said on January 31, according to MaryTV’s transcript of video tapes from the live-streamed event.
Ivan's apparition in Ann Arbor
“Dear children, today also I wish to invite you to open your hearts and yourselves to the Holy Spirit so a river of love can flow and cleanse your heart. Pray for holiness in families. Your mother prays for and with you, interceding to my Son. Go in peace, my dear children, Thank you for having responded to my call” the message said on January 29, according to third year seminarian Edward Looney who was present during the apparition in Chicago.
“It is is not necessarily 100 percent accurate, like I may be missing a few words, but all the main concepts – river of love, prayer for families, etc. – were all a part of it” Edward Looney tells Medjugorje Today.
Ivan now has Illinois and Michigan behind him on his Winter/Spring tour of the US East Coast. His next public apparitions will be in Massachussetts on February 9 and 10. Ivan’s complete schedule can be seen in the Calendar.