The Law did not nullify the Promise

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Law did not nullify the Promise

Dear Friends,

A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (Cor 3:15-29):

Brothers, in human terms I say that no one can annul or amend even a human will once ratified. Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his descendant. It does not say, “And to descendants,” as referring to many, but as referring to one, “And to your descendant,” who is Christ. This is what I mean: the law, which came four hundred and thirty years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to cancel the promise. For if the inheritance comes from the law, it is no longer from a promise; but God bestowed it on Abraham through a promise.

Why, then, the law? It was added for transgressions, until the descendant came to whom the promise had been made; it was promulgated by angels at the hand of a mediator. Now there is no mediator when only one party is involved, and God is one. Is the law then opposed to the promises of God? Of course not! For if a law had been given that could bring life, then righteousness would in reality come from the law. But scripture confined all things under the power of sin, that through faith in Jesus Christ the promise might be given to those who believe.

Before faith came, we were held in custody under law, confined for the faith that was to be revealed. Consequently, the law was our disciplinarian  for Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a disciplinarian. For through faith you are all children of God in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person, there is not male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendant, heirs according to the promise.


 (Below you will find the message of Our Redeemer Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words.)

I love you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living on the face of the earth. If you believe in Me then you are part of the promise given to Abraham concerning Me, His descendant. I had been promised from the time of the sin of Adam and Eve, through Abraham and the Prophets. Yes, the Jewish people were called to prepare for My coming. Yes, indeed, some did prepare themselves for My coming. The first to be prepared for Me was My Blessed Mother who said ‘yes’ to the angel when he came to call Her to be My Mother. The Apostles had been prepared and so were others at the time I lived in Israel. However, as many rejected Me, the Apostles were sent to the Gentiles in every country of the world and they received Me through them and believed in Me. All the Gentiles who believe in Me are part of the great promise of the past, which came from My Heavenly Father.

Faith is a wonderful gift and if you ask you will receive this gift. Open your heart then to believe in Me wholeheartedly and you will be blessed. I love you all.”

Father Melvin

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