October 27, 2014
Witness of the Prophets
A reading from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans 9, 25 – 33:
As indeed he says in Hosea:
“Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call beloved. And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they shall be called children of the living God.”
And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “Though the number of the Israelites were like the sand of the sea, only a remnant will be saved; for decisively and quickly will the Lord execute sentence upon the earth.” And as Isaiah predicted:
“Unless the Lord of hosts had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom and have been made like Gomorrah.”
What then shall we say? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have achieved it, that is, righteousness that comes from faith; but that Israel, who pursued the law of righteousness, did not attain to that law? Why not? Because they did it not by faith, but as if it could be done by works. They stumbled over the stone that causes stumbling, as it is written:
“Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion that will make people stumble and a rock that will make them fall, and whoever believes in him shall not be put to shame.”
We are coming to the end of the month of October and on the lst of November we will celebrate the Feast of All Saints. This is a great feast and these saints are those who are canonized but most of them have not been canonized but they are in heaven just the same. I am sure we all have members of our families who are in heaven. Let us prepare to honor them on this great feast.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“You are the children of God My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe in Me and follow Me. Saint Paul tells us in his letter to the Romans that only a remnant of the Jews will be saved because they do not believe. However, those who are not Jews but have accepted Me as their Savior and have great faith will be saved. It is the Gentiles who have believed in Me and many of them are in heaven or will be in heaven later. It is their faith that saves them. A person cannot be saved by following the law of the Jews but you need to believe in Me and live in union with Me. You have to be people of prayer and to say ‘no’ to the temptations of the devil. Even if you should fall at times, you can repent by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation and be reunited to Me. All you believers, never forget that I live in your heart and this is your ticket to enter heaven. Come and open your heart to me every day so I can live with you. I bless you all and I love you all.”
P.S. It was cloudy today but we did not have any rain. I hope we will have the sun tomorrow.