May 31, 2015
Feast of the Dedication
A reading from the Gospel of Saint John 10, 22 – 42:
The feast of the Dedication was then taking place in Jerusalem. It was winter. And Jesus walked about in the temple area on the Portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you and you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify to me. But you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods.” If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and scripture cannot be set aside, can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform my Father’s work, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize and (understand) that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Then they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power.
He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained. Many came to him and said, “John performed no sign, but every thing John said about this man was true.” And many there began to believe in him.
I thank all those who have sent me money to pay the court bills. It is now coming to an end although there is still some money needed. I hope next week I can get the rest of the money and finish all this so that the money of Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother will come in to build all the three buildings that they asked me to do. Please pray that the money will come in soon.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters, come and believe that I am the Son of God, the Messiah (Savior) of the world. When the Jews at the temple asked Me if I was the Messiah, I told them that I had already spoken to them that I was the Savior but they did not want to believe. I added this: if they refused to believe in Me then they should believe in all the many miracles I performed. I did all these miracles because the Father asked Me to do so. However, the Jews refused to believe in Me because they do not belong to Me. They are not part of My sheepfold. Those who are part of My sheepfold believe in Me and they follow Me. I gave them eternal life. These who believe in Me are mine and no one can take them out of My hands. They are also in the Father’s hand. At the end I said to the Jews that the Father and I are one. They wanted to stone Me to death because they thought that I had blasphemed. I am the one who was consecrated by the Father and sent into the world and can I blaspheme by doing the will of My Father. They tried again to arrest Me but I hid from them.
My dear friends, pray for all those who do not believe in Me that they may receive the gift of faith and become My followers. I love you all.”