September 28, 2014
Winter in Malta
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 28, 1 – 10:
Once we had reached safety we learned that the island was called Malta. The natives showed us extraordinary hospitality; they lit a fire and welcomed all of us because it had begun to rain and was cold. Paul had gathered a bundle of brushwood and was putting it on the fire when a viper, escaping from the heat, fastened on his hand. When the natives saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “This man must certainly be a murderer; though he escaped the sea. Justice has not let him remain alive. But he shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no harm. They were expecting him to swell up or suddenly to fall down dead but, after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god. In the vicinity of that place were lands belonging to a man named Publius, the chief of the island. He welcomed us and received us cordially as his guests for three days. It so happened that the father of Publius was sick with a fever and dysentery. Paul visited him and, after praying, had his hands on him and healed him. After this had taken place, the rest of the sick on the island came to Paul and were cured. They paid us great honor and when we eventually set sail they brought us the provisions we needed.
There is great danger in the world today especially coming from the extremist Moslems in the Middle East. The fighting is going on and it will spread so please pray for peace in the world and especially in the Middle East. Those countries that could be threatened first are the countries in Europe. You are all called to pray and to go to church every Sunday and to renew your faith in the Lord. If you are allowed, then please go and receive Holy Communion as often as you can. Then the Lord will protect you.
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 who live in every part of the world to come close to Me and to read what Saint Paul did when he was in Malta. They had landed on the Island of Malta and they were very well received by the people there. They lit a fire and Saint Paul brought some brushwood to put on the fire. What happened was that a snake fastened to his hand and the people thought the snake would bite him and he would die. They thought he was a bad man perhaps a murderer. However, he shook his hand and the snake fell back into the fire and he was not bitten at all. When the chief of the Island came to them, he invited them to his place and they stayed there for three days. Saint Paul heard that the father of this man was sick, so he went to visit him and prayed with him and he was healed. When the people heard this, they brought all their sick to him and he prayed with them all and they were all healed. So the people of Malta were very happy with Saint Paul for the great work he did. I am the one who gave Saint Paul this power of healing and he used it well. All the people who were in the ship including Saint Paul pass the winter in Malta and left in the Spring for Rome.
A good number of Christians have been given the power to heal the sick. They do what I did when I was on earth and so they healed many people. Even today there are some who have this power from Me and they use it with great success. Even Father Melvin has this power from Me and many have been healed by this power. I bless you all.”
P.S. We had another beautiful sunny day on Saturday and it should be the same tomorrow Sunday. Thank you Lord.