Philip and the Ethiopian

August 22, 2017

Philip and the Ethiopian

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 8, 26 – 40:

“Then the angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, “Get up and head south on
the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert route.”
So he got up and set out. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court
official of the Candace, that is, the queen of the Ethiopians, in
charge of her entire treasury, who had come to Jerusalem to worship,
and was returning  home. Seated in his chariot, he was reading the
prophet Isaiah. The Spirit said to Philip, “Go and join up with that
chariot.” Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and
said, “Do you  understand what you are reading?” He replied, “How can
I, unless someone instructs me?” So he invited Philip to get in and
sit with him. This was the scripture passage he was reading:
“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and as a lamp before its
shearer is silent, so he opened not his mouth. In his humiliation
justice was denied him.
Who will tell of his posterity? For his life is taken from the earth.”

Then the eunuch said to Philip in reply, ” I beg you, about whom is
the  prophet saying this? About himself, or about someone else?” Then
Philip opened his mouth and beginning with this scripture passage, he
proclaimed Jesus to him. As they traveled along the road they came to
some water, and the eunuch said,
“Look, there is water. What is to prevent my being baptized?” Then he
ordered the chariot to stop, and Philip and the eunuch both went down
into the water, and he baptized him. When they came out of the water,
the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away,and the eunuch saw him no
more, but continued on his way rejoicing. Philip came to Azotus, and
went about proclaiming the good news to all the towns until he reached

We had wonderful weather this past week. It was sunny every day except
yesterday night. Today was the picnic at Palmer Road Church and many
people were present. I did not get my van yet but I hope it will soon
be ready.It will cost much money, well over $1,500. If some of you can
help me, I would be very happy indeed. May the Lord bless you all.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Saviour given to
Father Melvin. I wrote down all the words Jesus gave me and here it
is: “I bless you My brother Melvin and all My dear brothers and
sisters who follow Me every day and love to pray and go to Church. In
the biblical passage above you find the angel from heaven speaking to
Apostle Philip. He told him to go to the road that goes south and
Philip got up and went to that road. It is there that he found the
Ethiopian and heard that he was reading the Bible. Philip spoke to
that man in the chariot and he invited Philip to sit with him. Philip
explain that he was reading about Jesus and he spoke a while to
explain to the Ethiopian all about Jesus. Then the Ethiopian saw some
water and he asked Philip to baptize him. This is what Philip did and
then they separated.
My dear friends, you have to be ready to speak to any person who is
interested in Me, to take time and talk to this person about his
problems  and difficulties.
After that speak to them about Me and tell them that I am there to
help them. However they must return to Me and come and follow Me. I
love you all and I bless you.”

Father Melvin

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