Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Contrast with the Old Covenant
A reading from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians (2 Cor 3:7-18):
Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters of stone, was so glorious that the Israelites could not look intently at the face of Moses because of its glory that was going to fade, how much more will the ministry of the Spirit be glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation was glorious, the ministry of righteousness will abound much more in glory. Indeed, what was endowed with glory has come to have no glory in this respect because of the glory that surpasses it. For if what was going to fade was glorious, how much more will what endures be glorious.
Therefore, since we have such hope, we act very boldly and not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites could not look intently at the cessation of what was fading. Rather, their thoughts were rendered dull, for to this present day the same veil remains unlifted when they read the old covenant, because through Christ it is taken away. To this day, in fact, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts, but whenever a person turns to the Lord the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Somebody wrote lately that what is written in one message about the Annunciation cannot come from Our Blessed Mother because She gave March 25 as the day of the Annunciation and December 25 as the birth of Jesus. Our Lady will always follow the dates in the liturgy of the Church because She does not want to confuse people. Ask any Catholic this question: When was Jesus born? They will answer Christmas Day, December 25 and so the Incarnation was on March 25, 9 months before. Our Lady will not confuse people as some do.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words.)
“I bless you with peace My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters scattered throughout the world. Before My coming the Israelites lived in the Old Covenant, which was instituted by Our Heavenly Father on Mount Sinai and it was Moses who established it among the Jews. They all gave their consent at the foot of Mount Sinai and promised to follow the laws given by Our Heavenly Father. I was the one who established the New Covenant in My Blood. All those who believe in Me now belong to the New Covenant. The main word of the New Covenant is LOVE. I offered Myself in oblation to the Father for your salvation. You are to accept this and believe in Me and offer yourself in love to Me. The New Covenant is the perfect covenant between your Lord and Savior and yourself. Uphold it and you will indeed be saved. I love you.”