April 26, 2017
The Promise of the Spirit
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 1, 1 – 5:
In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day He was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the Apostles whom He had chosen. He presented Himself alive to them by many proofs after He had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the Kingdom of God. While meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak; for John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
I thank the Lord for these last beautiful sunny days we’ve had. The sun was shining the whole day until it disappeared around 7:00 p.m in the evening. I hope that the cold is over now and we will look forward to summer. I wish to thank again all those who have sent me money during the last few days. I had no money for the last two weeks but the money you sent me made all the difference. I have still some bills to pay and I hope I will be able to pay them by the end of the month.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Redeemer given to Father Melvin. Jesus gave me these words,
“I bless you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who follow Me during My forty days on earth after My resurrection. I went back to heaven on the Feast of the Ascension and that is forty days since Easter Sunday. I told the Apostles to wait in Jerusalem for nine days and on the tenth they will receive the Holy Spirit. This feast is called Pentecost, which means fifty days after My Resurrection. These days were very important because the Apostles had to come to believe with all their hearts that I was risen from the dead never to die again. They had to believe that the Holy Spirit would come upon them in a very special way. With the power of the Holy Spirit, My Church was born. We can be thankful that we are part of His Church born on the Feast of
Pentecost. May the Holy Spirit bless you all.”