The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

August 25,2016

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 26, 47 – 56:

While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived, accompanied by a large crowd, with swords and clubs, who had come from the chief priests and the elders of the people. His betrayer had arranged a sign with them, saying, “The man I shall kiss is the one; arrest him.” Immediately he went over to Jesus and said, “Hail, Rabbi!” and he kissed him. Jesus answered him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then stepping forward they laid hands on Jesus and arrested him. And behold, one of those who accompanied Jesus put his hand to his sword, drew it, and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting of his ear. Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its sheath, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot call upon my Father and he will not provide me at this moment with more than twelve legions of angels? But then how would the scriptures be fulfilled which say that it must come to pass in this way?” At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to seize me? Day after day I sat teaching in the temple area, yet you did not arrest me. But all this has come to pass that the writings or the prophets may be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left him and fled.

Again I thank the Lord for another beautiful sunny day. It is warm this evening in my house but it will soon get cooler during the night. I thank all those who sent me money by entering names in the Book of Remembrance and others have sent me donations. I will have to repair my van soon. I still need $300 dollars. May the Lord bless you all and give you all the help you need.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“I showed My love for you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters, by My agony, My Passion and My death on the cross. I accepted all this for your salvation. In the reading today, you find that I was betrayed by Judas and then arrested by the soldiers that accompanied him. One of the Apostles cut the ear of the high priest’s servant and I put it back and healed it. I told My followers to put away their swords and clubs because if they use them, they will die from the sword. I added that it was foretold by the prophets that I must be arrested and suffer the passion and then die on the cross. What I am doing now is what My Heavenly Father asked of Me. I must suffer all this so that I can take away all your sins.
My suffering and death on the cross shows you how horrible sin is. I agreed, however, to follow all that I was asked to do, so that you all be freed of your sins. Remember I suffered all this out of love for each one of you. I am your Friend and I want you all to remain My friends and one day you will be welcomed home in heaven. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

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The Agony in the Garden

August 24, 2016

The Agony in the Garden

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 26, 36 – 46:

Jesus came with the Apostles to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to feel sorrow and distress. then he said to them, “My soul is sorrowful even to death. Remain here and keep watch with me.” He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.” When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Withdrawing a second time, he prayed again, “My Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!” Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open. He left them and withdrew again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing again. Then he returned to his disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand when the Son of Man is to be handed over to sinners. Get up, let us go. Look, my betrayer is at hand.”

Again I thank the Lord for a very beautiful sunny day we had today, Tuesday. I just returned from adoration at our parish church where I go every Tuesday evening for one hour. I have not repaired my van yet because I do not have enough money. If some of you could help me, I would be very happy indeed. I still need $500.00.

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 have suffered with Me in My Passion. The reading today finds Me in the Garden of Gethsemane undergoing My Agony. I went with the eleven Apostles to the Garden and leaving eight in one place I took with me Peter, James and John and went further. Then I told the three to stay where we stopped and to pray with Me. I then went forward and little and I fell on the ground and began to pray. My prayer was to My Heavenly Father. I asked if this suffering which I was about to suffer could go away but I told the Father, not My will but His be done. After praying a while, I went back to the three Apostles and I found them asleep. I told them to stay awake and pray with Me and then I went back to pray. I said the same prayer to the Father and after awhile I came back to the Apostles and found them asleep again. I did not wake them up, but return to the place of My prayer and I continue to pray as usual. When the time was over, I returned to the Apostles and woke them up and told them that the betrayer was approaching. So the other Apostles were awaken too and we waited for the arrival of Judas and the soldiers.
I call you all My dear brothers and sisters to take time especially on Fridays and especially during Lent to read the Bible passages about My Passion and death on the cross. You know that I suffered much during My Passion and it was done especially for all of you in order to pay the price for your sins. Do not be like the Apostles who could not remain awake during the time of My agony. Show Me your love when you contemplate My Passion for I did it all out of love for you. I bless you all.

Father Melvin

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Peter’s Denial Foretold

August 22, 2016

Peter’s Denial Foretold

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 26, 31 – 35:

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “This night all of you will have your faith in me shaken, for it is written:
‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed:’
but after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee.” Peter said to him in reply, “Though all may have their faith in you shaken, mine will never be.” Jesus said to him, “Amen, I say to you, this very night before the cock crows, you will deny me three times.” Peter said to him, “Even though I should have to die with you, I will not deny you.” And all the disciples spoke likewise.

What a beautiful sunny day we had today Sunday! This afternoon I went to the picnic at our parish and there was a huge crowd of people present. I had a great lobster meal and I was just in time because five minutes later the food was all gone. There was a lot of music and singing and the people enjoyed it all. Today I had the visit of my sister, Della, from Montreal. Her and her husband are visiting the family here on the Island.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“I love you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who are constant in your faith in Me. Do not follow those who have denied Me in the past. No, remain always in union with Me, Your Savior. In the reading today, I told the Apostle Peter after the Last Supper that he would deny Me three times this very night. He did not accept this and instead he said that even though he should have to die with Me, he would not deny Me.
I had told the Apostles that I was about to die but when I am raised up, I will go before them in Galilee. As you see this was just before My suffering and death on the cross.
I call you all not to follow Peter but to love Me and believe in Me right to the time of your death. It is a fact that Peter repented for what he had done and his sin was forgiven. However, Judas, who sold Me for thirty pieces of silver, did not repent of his sin but instead went and hang himself on a tree. I call on all of you that if you sin, you must repent of your sins and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and your sins will be forgiven. I love you all and I give you all the graces you need.”

Father Melvin

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