Friday, May 25, 2012
Freedom from Sin; Life in God
Please read these words of St. Paul in his Letter to the Romans (6:1-14):
What then shall we say? Shall we persist in sin that grace may abound? Of course not! How can we who died to sin yet live in it. Or are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life. For if we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection. We know that our old self was crucified with him, so that our sinful body might be done away with, that we might no longer be in slavery to sin. For a dead person has been absolved from sin. If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more; death no longer has power over him. As to his death, he died to sin once and for all; as to his life, he lives for God. Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as being dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, sin must not reign over your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires. And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin as weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life and the parts of your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness. For sin is not to have any power over you, since you are not under the law but under grace.
I thank the Lord for the beautiful day we had again yesterday. It reached up to 20 degrees Celsius. We should have another fine day today. I am leaving now to go trout fishing with a friend of mine. I hope we can catch some for our supper this evening.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,)
“Be filled with My graces, My dear brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters spread over the whole world. I won all those graces for you by My death on the cross. Come close to Me and repent of all your sins and reject your old life of sin and live now with Me as a new person. Remember that your old self was crucified with Me when you were baptized so now live the new life that comes from My resurrection. With the power of the Holy Spirit filling you completely do not go back to your former ways but take up the new way of love, forgiveness and the following of all the commandments of God. I call you all to live a moral life like I did when I was on earth. So if you live with Me, you will be free from sin. If any temptation should come upon you, immediately call on Me for help and I will be there to help you. I call upon you to practice patience with every person you meet. Even if that person should be offensive to you, do not react in anger but remember that I was always patient with every person. In this way you will imitate Me. I love you and bless you.”