The Messengers from John the Baptist

March 18, 2014

The Messengers from John the Baptist

A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew 11, 2 – 19:

When John heard in prison of the works of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to him with this question, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them. And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”
A they were going off, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out to the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? Then what did you go out to see? Someone dressed in fine clothing? Those who wear find clothing are in royal palaces. Then why did you go out? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written:
‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you.’
Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent are taking it by force. All the prophets and the law prophesied up to the time of John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah, the one who is to come. Whoever has ears ought to hear.
To what shall I compare this generation? It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and they said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by her works.”

We had a sunny day today Monday but it was cold. It felt like the middle of winter. I see that in a few days the temperature will be close to the freezing point and soon the snow will melt.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words, “There were many prophets in the Old Testament and most of them spoke about Me who was to come on earth. My brother Melvin and most of My brothers and sisters have read these passages in the Old Testament which speaks about the Messiah who is to come. Especially Elijah spoke much about Me and My role as the Messiah. The greatest of all the prophets was Saint John the Baptist. The reason why he is so important because he is the one who pointed to Me and announced to the people that I am the Lamb of God who came to save the people of the world. He is also the one who baptized Me at the Jordan River. His birth was very special because his mother bore him after her time of child-bearing was over. This is another miracle. When My Mother visited John the Baptist’s mother who was My Mother’s cousin, a great miracle took place although John the Baptist and I were not yet born. His mother said that the child leaped in her womb when My Mother greeted her cousin and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and uttered a prophesy. When John the Baptist grew up, he went into the desert to prepare himself for the mission he had been given. He was a man of great faith who prayed all day long. When My Father called him to go to the Jordan to baptize the people who repented, he immediately got up and went to the river. St. John worked very well and preached repentance to the people because he knew that the Messiah was very near. My great joy was to come to the Jordan and to be baptized by Saint John. After My baptism, My heavenly Father spoke and the Holy Spirit came upon Me. So you see My baptism was a very great event. I was made known to the people that I was the Messiah, the Savior of the people of the world. At that time St. John announced to the people present My mission. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

P.S. Please pray that I will soon be able to accomplish what Our Lord asked and what Our Blessed Mother wants.

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