April 30, 2015
Cure on a Sabbath
A reading from the Gospel of Saint John 5, 1 – 18:
After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. One man was there who had been ill for thirty eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be well?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your mat, and walk.” Immediately the man became well, took up his mat, and walked.
Now that day was a sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who was cured, “It is the sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to carry your mat.” He answered them, “The man who made me well told me, ‘Take up your mat and walk.” They asked him, “Who is the man who told you ‘Take it up and walk’?” The man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away, since there was a crowd there. After this Jesus found him in the temple area and said to him, “Look, you are well, do not sin anymore, so that nothing worse may happen to you.” The man went and told the Jews that Jesus was the one who had made him well. Therefore, the Jews began to persecute Jesus because he did this on a sabbath. But Jesus answered them, “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” For this reason the Jews tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.
I wish to thank all those who sent me a donation to help me with my bills. I still have bills to pay and tomorrow I would need $500 to pay a bill on Friday. If someone could send it by Western Union, I would be very happy indeed. These payments for the court is now coming to an end. I hope I will soon receive the money to build Our Lady’s shrine and to start the building of the monasteries. May the Lord bless you all.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Believe that I am the great healer My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who walk with Me daily. When I was in Jerusalem one day, I went to the Pool of Bethesda and there I found a man who had been sick for thirty eight years. I simply asked him if he wanted to get well. He just said that he could not get to the pool when the water was stirred as he was crippled. I simply told him to rise and take his mat and walk. Immediately he got up and walk carrying his mat. I knew that it was a Sabbath day. For the Jews it is unlawful to carry anything, so this man was not doing the right thing according to the Jews. He told them that he was healed and the one who healed him told him to get up and take his mat and walk. They asked him who was the man who had healed him. He did not know but when I met him in the temple, then he went and told the Jews that I am the one who had healed him. For the Jews it was also unlawful to heal a person on the Sabbath. These laws of the Jews do not come from God and one can do any sort of good on the Sabbath. The Jews found Me and they wanted to kill Me.
So you see My dear friends that you can do good on the Day of the Lord. You can help the poor, the sick, the lame and the crippled. You can teach the children and feed the hungry. However, the day of the Lord is not the day to do the daily work you do for a salary, but some like nurses have to work even on Sunday to take care of the sick. Sunday is the day of the Lord and one should go to church to take part in Holy Mass and to receive Holy Communion. It sure is a day of prayer. Sunday is My day for it was on Sunday that I rose from the dead and it was on Sunday that the Holy Spirit came on the Apostles and My Church was born. Remember this great day and honor it. I bless you all.”