February 14, 2017
Letter to Smyrna
A reading from the Book of Revelation 2, 8 – 11:
To the angel of the church in Smyrna write this:
“The first and the last, who once died but came to life, says this: “I know your tribulation and poverty, but you are rich. I know the slander of those who claim to be Jews and are not, but rather are members of the assembly of Satan. Do not be afraid of anything that you are going to suffer. Indeed, the devil will throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will face an ordeal for ten days. Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The victor shall not be harmed by the second death.”
We are now in a big snowstorm. It is windy and one can not see anything outside because of the blowing snow. It should end tomorrow. I thank all those who send me names of people to enter into the Book of Remembrance. Again today some have sent me names to enter into the book. You know it costs $15 to enter a name in that book and I offer three Masses a week for a full year for those entered in the book. I especially love to pray for the sick, those who do not pray or go to church and others who do not believe in Jesus Our Lord. I know some who had been written in the Book of Remembrance and after a time their whole life changed and now they are believing Catholics. We have to pray for the conversion of those who do not believe and it is always very good to offer Masses for them.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I bless you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who are not afraid to suffer for Me at times. In the letter Saint John wrote to the church in Smyrna, he tells them that they will suffer and some will be thrown into prison. It is a fact that the devil is working all the time to cause My followers trouble. The devil has always many followers and they do what he tells them. I will give you one example: many in the world push women to have abortions. You know that abortion is the killing of a human being, an unborn child. It is a sin to kill any human being but the devil gives all sorts of lies to get you to have an abortion. However, remember that abortion is an offence against Me, your Savior. Do not listen to what the people of the devil are saying, but listen to My church. Give birth to that child and you will be blessed. Some women who have had abortions, live in depression for the rest of their lives. Every conceived child belongs to Me and they have the right to be born and live in the world. I bless you all.”