Thursday, May 24, 2012
Grace and Life through Christ
Please read these words of St. Paul taken from his Letter to the Romans (5:15-21):
But the gift is not like the transgression. For if by that one person’s transgression the many died, how much more did the grace of God and the gracious gift of the one person Jesus Christ overflow for the many. And the gift is not like the result of the one person’s sinning. For after one sin there was the judgment that brought condemnation; but the gift, after many transgressions, brought acquittal. For if, by the transgression of one person, death came to reign through that one, how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of justification come to reign in life through the one person Jesus Christ. In conclusion, just as through one transgression condemnation came upon all, so through one righteous act acquittal and life came to all. For just as through the disobedience of one person the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of one the many will be made righteous. The law entered in so that transgression might increase but, where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more, so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through justification for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
It rained yesterday morning but the sky cleared in the afternoon and the sun came out. We will have a nice day today. Last evening I was at the prayer meeting at our church and a good group came. We praised the Lord for all that He is doing in our lives and we asked again for the Holy Spirit, as the Feast of Pentecost is very near. We celebrate this feast on Sunday, in just three days.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,)
“I fill you with My grace, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living all over the world. Through My great sacrifice on the cross I was able to win, for all those who believe in Me, the graces and strength you need to live close to Me. Where sin increases in the world, My grace increases all the more. I want every person in the world to come out of the dungeon of death caused by sin to the bright sunshine in My presence caused by the powerful graces I give you. Through the graces I give you, you can repent of your sins and have them all removed so you will be justified and come to live with Me for all eternity.
I am the one who brought you real life and not just a false thing, which the evil one gives you and the world is not better. The world thinks that what will make you happy and full of joy is material things. No material things can satisfy any human being. The great desire of your heart is to receive the life that comes from Me. Only My life can satisfy you and bring you joy and happiness. So, My dear friends, remain with Me and the empty hole in your heart will be filled. You were created by God with this hole in your heart and only your God can fill that space. Come then and believe in Me with all your heart and let us walk together every day holding hands and be filled with love and peace.”