Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Father’s Plan of Salvation
A reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians (1:3-14):
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved.
In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us the mystery of his will in accord with his favor that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.
In him we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the one who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will, so that we might exist for the praise of his glory, we who first hoped in Christ. In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s possession, to the praise of his glory.
I was to our church last evening for the prayer meeting but it was cancelled because of the St. Anne’s Novena. The Novena was much longer last evening because it was the last day and today of course is the Feast of St. Anne.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words.)
“I have chosen you and blessed you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who are living on earth. I came on earth to save you all if you come and accept Me as your Savior. My heavenly Father created you and His great desire is that you follow Me who was sent by the Father to open heaven for you. I am the example you are to follow. I prayed every day to My Father and sometimes I climbed the mountain and prayed the whole night. It was truly a heart to heart encounter with My Father. You too are to spend time in prayer every day. Learn how to contemplate as I did. I am the subject of contemplation for you. In this way you will come to know Me and to have a very deep relationship with Me. I also suffered greatly for each one of you. Often I went to bed hungry and the Apostles and I had to sleep outside under the trees. I suffered My passion in a horrible way being beaten and whipped although I did not do anything wrong. I accepted it all to atone for your sins and at the end I was nailed to the cross and I lived for three hours hanging on the cross and then I died. I suffered all this for you because I love you and I want you all to repent of your sins and to follow Me in a very close union. I love you and I call you all to believe in Me.”