July 31, 2014
The Prediction of Agabus
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 11, 27 – 30:
At the time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch, and one of them named Agabus stood up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine all over the world, and it happened under Claudius. So the disciples determined that according to ability, each should send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea. This they did, sending it to the presbyters in care of Barnabas and Saul.
A few years ago I was in the Province of Quebec for a retreat and a Healing Mass. There was a woman there who could not walk. She went around the house in her wheelchair. I prayed with her asking the Lord to heal her legs so that she could walk again. The next day she began to walk to the amazement of everyone. Thank you Lord for all the wonderful things you do.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I call you to follow Me, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who have given Me your heart. I live in union with you and I give you all the graces you need every day.
In Antioch one day, a prophet came and spoke to the Christians there about the great famine that was coming. Indeed a few years later the famine hit many, many countries and especially Judea in the country we call today Israel. So a collection was made among the Christians in Antioch and other places and Barnabas and Paul brought all that to Judea to help these people.
There was a great famine some years ago in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Government was Communist and they told the people to stop praying and use their churches for storing farmers’ food. The next year the country was hit by a famine as there was no rain for a full year and the farmers did not produce any food at all. Many people suffered terribly from this famine. When the Christians saw what had happened they decided to remove everything from their churches and to start praying once more. So on Sunday the people gathered in the churches for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Soon after they started doing this, the rain began and they had plenty of food the second year. All have to show their love for the Lord and He will bless them.”
P.S. We had a hot day on Wednesday and some clouds but it did not rain during the day. We will have some rain during the night.