Diversity of Gifts

Friday, September 27, 2013

Diversity of Gifts

Dear Friends,
A reading from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians (4:11-24):

[Jesus] gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ, so that we may no longer be infants, tossed by waves and swept along by every wind of teaching arising from human trickery, from their cunning in the interests of deceitful scheming. Rather, living the truth in love, we should grow in every way into him who is the head, Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, with the proper functioning of each part, brings about the body’s growth and builds itself up in love.
So I declare and testify in the Lord that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds; darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance, because of their hardness of heart, they have become callous and have handed themselves over to licentiousness for the practice of every kind of impurity to excess.
That is not how you learned Christ, assuming that you have heard of him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus, that you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires, and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.


          I had a great experience a few days ago and it happened when Jesus woke me up during the night and asked me to go to the chapel of Our Blessed Mother. I spent over half an hour in a very special experience with Our Heavenly Father and He spoke to me. What great joy filled my heart that night. The experience will be written in the Newsletter at the end of the year.

          Below you will find the message of Our Lord, the Son of God, given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
          “Be renewed My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters and put on the new self which I have given you. Open your hearts so that I may come and live in your hearts and strip you of your old self and replace it with the new self. There are many Christians who are Christians in name only, as they live today dressed in their old self. They only follow their own ideas and they follow the wrong way, the way of sin. How many are still taken by impurity, by pride, by things of this world, and they forget about their spiritual life. Put on the new self and come close to Me, and stop all these sinful practices. Ask Me for the graces you need and I will give them to you. I bless you all.”
          Father Melvin


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