Prayer of the Community

May 18, 2017

Prayer of the Community

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4, 23 – 31:

After the release of the Apostles they went back to their own people
and reported what the chief priests and elders had told them. And when
they heard it, they raised their voices to God with one accord and
said, “Sovereign Lord, maker of heaven and earth and the sea and all
that is in them, you said by the Holly Spirit through the mouth of our
father David, your servant:
‘Why did the Gentiles rage and the people entertain folly?
The kings of the earth took their stand and the princes gathered together
against the Lord and against his anointed.’
Indeed they gathered in this city against your holy servant Jesus whom
you anointed, Herod and Pontius Pilate, together with the Gentiles and
the peoples of Israel, to do what your hand and your will had long ago
planned to take place. And now, Lord, take note of their treats, and
enable your servants to speak your word with all boldness, as you
stretch forth your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are done
through the name of your holy servant Jesus. As they prayed, the
place where they were gathered shook, and they were all filled with
the Holly Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

We had a beautiful sunny day today and the temperature was 17 degrees
Celsius. However, it is cloudy this evening and colder. I will be
going to the Charismatic meeting at 8:00 o’clock this evening. I go
every week. Again I thank those who sent me money yesterday. It was
exactly what I needed. May the Lord bless you all.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to
Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words, “I bless you My brother
Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have suffered because of
their faith in Me. When the Apostles were released from prison, they
went back to their people and told them all what had happened and what
the leaders had told them. The Christians that were gathered with the
Apostles began to praise Me, their Savior, and to remind the people
that it was here in Jerusalem where I had suffered and died on the
cross. It was Herod and Pontius Pilate together with the Romans who
inflicted much pain on Me and at the end they nailed Me to the cross
and it is there that I died. Now that I am raised from the dead, it is
My Apostles that are suffering. However, I want them to teach the
people with boldness without fearing these leaders. The Christians
loved to pray and that day during prayer, they were filled with the
Holy Spirit and loved to pray with boldness. May you all be filled
with the Holy Spirit and continue to follow Me.”

Father Melvin

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Before the Sanhedrin (2)

May 17, 2017

Before the Sanhedrin (2)

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4, 18 – 22:

So the Sanhedrin called the Apostles back and ordered them not to
speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. Peter and John, however,
said to them in reply, “Whether it is right in the sight of God for us
to obey you rather than God, you be the judges, It is impossible for
us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.” After threatening
them further, they released them, finding no way to punish them, on
account of the people who were all praising God for what had happened.
For this man on whom this sign of healing had been done was over forty
years old.

It rained here for the last few days but the sun came out this evening
and it is now much warmer. Everything is dry now and the grass is
growing everywhere.
I thank all those who have sent me some money and entered a good
number of names in the Book of Remembrance. I am happy for all those
who sent me money. Tomorrow the temperature here will be 19 Celsius. I
thank the Lord that the summer is approaching.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin.
Jesus spoke to him these words, “I bless you My brother Melvin and all
My brothers and sisters who are not afraid to talk about Me with the
people. When Saint Peter had cured the cripple man at the gate of the
temple and this man had entered the temple and the people recognized
him. They knew him because he was always sitting at the gate but now
he was healed. The people began to thank Me for this healing. Then the
Apostles were arrested and came to the court which is called the
Sanhedrin. The Jewish leaders told them to stop talking about Me but
then they let the Apostles go free. The Apostles, however, never
agreed to what these leaders asked them to do. The Apostles were
threatened further but then they were set free.
You should not be afraid to speak about Me before the people. I am
your Savior who is risen from the dead who is now working hard to save
you all. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

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Before the Sanhedrin

May 15, 2017

Before the Sanhedrin

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 4, 1 – 12:

While the Apostles were still speaking to the people, the priests,the
captain of the temple guard, and the Sadducees confronted them,
disturbed that they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus
the resurrection of the dead. They laid hands on them and put them in
custody until the next day, since it was already evening. But many of
those who heard the word came to believe and the number of men grew
to about five thousand.
On the next day, their leaders, elders,and scribes were assembled in
Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and
all who were of the high-priestly class. They brought the Apostles
into their presence and questioned them, “By what power or by what
name have you done this?” Then Peter filled with the Holy Spirit,
answered them, “Leaders of the people and elders; If we are being
examined today about a good deed done to a cripple, namely, by what
means he was saved, then all of you and all the people of Israel
should know that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean whom
you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; in his name this man
stands before you healed. He is ‘the stone rejected by you, the
builders, which has become the cornerstone.’ There is no salvation
through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to
the human race by which we are to be saved.”

We had a mostly sunny day today but it became cloudy in the evening
and we expect rain during the night. The farmers are praying that the
rain will stop soon so they can begin preparing their fields to plant
the potatoes. Again I thank those who sent me money in the last few
days. I am still in need of more money so I hope I will get some
during the next few days. May the Lord bless you all.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to
Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words, “I love you My brother
Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe in Me and love to
read the Bible every day.
In the readings from the Acts of the Apostles you will find above, we
are told that the Apostles who were teaching the people in the temple
were arrested by the Jewish priests and the temple guards. They had to
stay in prison overnight because it was evening when they were
arrested. The next day they were called to the court and they were
questioned: “By what power or by what name have you done this?” Then
Saint Peter filled with the Holy Spirit spoke to them. He said that
they were being questioned because of the great healing the cripple
man received. He said that he was healed by Me , whose name is Jesus
Christ who was crucified by you, the Jews, but God has raised Him from
the dead. I am the only one who can save you. So remember these
wonderful words that I am the only one under heaven given to the human
race by which you are to be saved.

Father Melvin

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