April 25, 2015
Final Witness of the Baptist
A reading from the Gospel of Saint John 3, 22 – 36:
After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where he spent some time with them baptizing. John was also baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was an abundance of water there, and people came to be baptized, for John had not yet been imprisoned. Now a dispute arose between the disciples of John and a Jew about ceremonial washings. So they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing and everyone is coming to him.” John answered and said, “No one can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said that I am not the Messiah, but that I was sent before him. The one who has the bride is the bridegroom; the best man, who stands and listen for him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been complete. He must increase; I must decrease.
The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy. For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God. He does not ration his gift of the Spirit.The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.
I could not believe it when I got up this morning and looked outside. The ground was all white for it had snowed during the night.By this afternoon all the snow had melted but they say we will have more snow tonight. I cannot believe it as we are very near the month of May.
Below you will find the message of Our BLessed Mother given to Father Melvin. She spoke to him these words,
“I bless you My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters who live in close union with My Son Jesus and also close to Me. John the Baptist continued his work of baptizing the Jews who came to him and repented of their sins. My Son too with the Apostles were baptizing, as many people came to ask them for baptism. The disciples of John the Baptist heard that Jesus and the disciples were baptizing and everyone is going to him. John the Baptist said to them that he was not the Messiah but he had been sent before him. He added these words, “He must increase; I must decrease.” My Son Jesus is the one from heaven and He testifies to all the wonderful things He has seen. My Son speaks the words of God and the Father has given Him everything. If you believe in My Son Jesus, you will have eternal life. Come My dear children and accept Jesus, My Son, as Your Savior who has come to save you. I love you all and I bless you.”