The Coming of the Spirit

June 22, 2014

The Coming of the Spirit

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 2, 1 – 13:

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but there were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. They were astounded, and in amazement they asked, “Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans? Then how does each of us hear them in his own native language? We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome, both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God.” They were all astounded and bewildered, and said to one another, “What does this mean?” But others said scoffing, “They had too much new wine.”

There are still a good number of people who put names in the Book of Remembrance. A few days ago a person sent me the names of 33 of her family to enter in the book and she sent a cheque of $500.00. That was a great help indeed. Others have sent ten and 15 names and I have been praying for all those in the book. I offer three Masses a week for all those in the book and I do this every week for a full year. All the time I receive calls or e-mail to let me know that those they entered in the book have changed, for example: one person sent the name of her brother who was about to divorce his wife. Now will all these Masses they have reconciled and they are living together in peace. The Lord works marvelously. It cost only $15.00 to enter a name for a whole year.

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 believe in the Holy Spirit with all your heart. Ten days after My Ascension into heaven, the Holy Spirit who was sent by the Father and by Me and He descended upon the Apostles and all those present in the Upper Room and they were all filled in a very special way by the Holy Spirit and they spoke in different languages. This had never been seen before. I must emphasize that the coming of the Holy Spirit was one of the greatest event of the world. It is through the Holy Spirit that the Church began and it is through the Holy Spirit that we have saints today. He fills everyone with love and brings each one to holiness. He increases the faith of all and He gives all the drive they need to accomplish what I have asked them to do, especially to work for the conversion of all the people of the world.
All those who have been baptized have received the Holy Spirit and through the Sacrament of Confirmation you have received all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Did you put those gifts to work? Yes, you are to use the gift or gifts that the Holy Spirit has given you for the growth of My Church and for helping all those who are in need. Come walk with Me in the power of the Holy Spirit and you will enter heaven one day. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

P.S. We had a mostly cloudy day on Saturday. We had some rain in the morning but it was dry and calm in the evening. This was what the Lord gave us as the first day of Summer. May the Lord continue to give you His love, peace and joy every day.

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