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The Ninth Commandment

Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's ... wife. (May 16, 1991) "My dearest daughter, let Me teach you about My commandment of love - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife. For the modernists, do not take another's wife or another's husband; keep your interior house clean, free of sinful thoughts and desires. To entertain impure thoughts or desires means they are in your hearts. "Desire to make your heart like My heart, pure, holy, humble, gentle, loving, forgiving, compassionate. For other virtues of My Heart, look at the litany of My Sacred Heart, the one you prayed yesterday evening. "Isn't a housewife more comfortable, more at peace when her house is clean and ready for her guests. Isn't the visit more enjoyable for her and for her guests? If the interior of her house is dirty will the guests feel welcome, comfortable and desire to remain with her? If the house is clean and made ready for her guests, will not the guests see she is a good housewife? Does not the interior of her house reflect her? "How much more important is your interior spiritual life. If your soul is clean and bright My light will shine forth for others to see. You will reflect Me by the brightness, love of your heart. If the desires of your heart are sinful, you do not reflect Me. You show the world the kingdom of the evil one. Isn't it better to reflect goodness than badness? Will you not be happier thinking about Me? "Keep your thoughts and desires pure and holy and you will be ready for your guest. A good housewife keeps her house ready for her guests. Are you ready to receive Me, to greet Me? Will I not come in an hour you do not know. Keep your house clean and in order by keeping your heart in Me." Later, when Nancy was at home she had an inspiration from Jeremiah 31:33 where it was written, "I will give my law in their bowels, and I will write it in their hearts." Jesus then said, "You may add that."