Testimony to Jesus in Rome (2)

October 02, 2014

Testimony to Jesus in Rome (2)

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 28, 23 – 31,

So the Jews arranged a day with him and came to his lodgings in great numbers. From early morning until evening, he expounded his position to them, bearing witness to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus from the law of Moses and the prophets. Some were convinced by what he had said, while others did not believe. Without reaching any agreement among themselves they began to leave, then Paul made one final statement, “Well, did the Holy Spirit speak to your ancestors through the prophet Isaiah, saying:
‘Go to this people and say: You shall indeed hear but not understand.
You shall indeed look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people;
they will not hear with their ears; they have closed their eyes,
so they may not see with their eyes and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart and be converted, and I heal them.’
Let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen.”
He remained for two full years in his lodgings. He received all who came to him and with complete assurance and without hindrance he proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Some people send me Mass intentions. Some even ask for 30 Masses and they send me $300.00. Others send me names to put in the Book of Remembrance and I received some even today. I write them in my book and offer three Masses a week for a full year for these intentions. It costs only $15.00 to write a person for a full year. The Lord is touching many of these people during the year. He surely blesses them.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“You should never be afraid, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe in Me as your Savior, to go out and speak to any person who asks you about Me.
Saint Paul was never afraid to speak to the Jewish people and the Gentiles too about Me. While he was in Rome he had a meeting with the Jewish people and many were present. He spoke to them the whole day about My Kingdom and about Me. He used especially the Old Testament and the prophets because they gave prophecies about Me. Some Jews believed Saint Paul but others refuse to accept him.
I call you all to speak about Me wherever you are. Tell them that I am their Savior and I want to bring them to heaven. I came into the world to suffer and die for them to take away all their sins and to give them the graces they need to follow Me. They need to believe in Me in order to be saved. So My dear friends pray for those who do not believe that they may receive the gift of faith and come to follow Me. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin

P.S. We had a partly cloudy day but we had the sun in the afternoon.

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