Sunday, September 29, 2013
Duty to live in the Light
A reading from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians (5:1-14):
So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.
Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, as is fitting among holy ones, no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place, but instead, thanksgiving. Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person, that is, an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Let no one deceive you with empty arguments, for because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the disobedient. So do not be associated with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore, it says:
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”
What a beautiful day we had yesterday! It was sunny the whole day and the temperature came up to 20 degrees Celsius. I thank the Lord for this beautiful weather.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words:
“Live in My light, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe in Me. Live, My friends, in My love and be children of Our Heavenly Father. There are too many these days who live in immorality and they follow the way of impurity. These are the ways of the evil one and none of My friends are to follow those ways. Be moral people who follow the commandments of God and live according to my commandment: ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ If you follow Me you will live in the light and never return to darkness. Come, My dear friends, and produce goodness and learn to please God in everything.
“I call you all to wake up and come and live with Me, and you will have peace and joy. I love you all.”