December 27, 2013
Testing the Spirits
A reading from the First Letter of St. John 4, 1 – 6:
Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the spirit of the antichrist that, as you heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world. You belong to God, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They belong to the world; accordingly, their teaching belongs to the world, and the world listens to them. We belong to God, and anyone who knows God listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to God refuses to hear us. This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit.
We had sunshine yesterday in the morning but it clouded over in the afternoon and in the evening it started to snow. It snows almost every day. We will have snow for a few days now. However, it seems we will only have a small amount every day. I am praying that the sun comes out in the near future for a few days.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I call you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters to test the spirits and make sure you discern which ones belong to the Father and those who do not belong to Him. Any spirit who acknowledges Me and accepts that I was born on earth and came to live among you is a good spirit and you should accept him as genuine. If he does not accept Me then you know that he comes from the devil.
If you follow Me and remain close to Me then the Holy Spirit lives in you and He will guide you. If you hear something that does not bring you peace, know that it is not from the good Spirit. The good Spirit will give you a message to help you in your spiritual life. Melvin, My brother, you were called at the age of 12 to become a priest. You heard a voice and definitely it was from a good Spirit. You followed that voice and became a priest. Indeed you were called by Me to the priesthood and you listened to this call. You have received many messages from the Good Spirit in your life and you have followed them. Continue to follow these true messages. At times I send a Spirit to bring you a word from Me and you always listen to these words. I want you all, My friends, to discern the spirits and to follow the ones that come from Me. I bless you all.”