The Role of God’s Ministers - Fr Melvin - Thursday, July 25, 2013… Remember I am your foundation…
Each person who believes in Me is My temple and the Spirit of God dwells in you. Once the foundation has been laid, you are to work together with Me to build on it…
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We had a beautiful sunny afternoon yesterday and there was a little wind so it was not too hot.
The Role of God’s Ministers
A reading from Saint Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor3:10-23):
According to the grace of God given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon it. But each one must be careful how he builds upon it, for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, the work of each will come to light, for the Day will disclose it. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each one’s work. If the work stands that someone built upon the foundation, that person will receive a wage. But if someone’s work is burned up, that one will suffer loss; the person will be saved, but only as through fire.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are, is holy. Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you considers himself wise in this age, let him become a fool so as to become wise.
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in the eyes of God, for it is written: “He catches the wise in their own ruses,” and again: “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.” So let no one boast about human beings, for everything belongs to you, Paul or Apollos or Kephas, or the world or life or death, or the present or the future: all belong to you, and you to Christ, and Christ to God.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and God given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Remember I am your foundation, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters, for your life on earth. Never choose another foundation but Me because if you do, you will never be saved. Each person who believes in Me is My temple and the Spirit of God dwells in you. Once the foundation has been laid, you are to work together with Me to build on it.
“Some build with gold, which means that you offered your life completely to Me and you are praying and receiving Me in Holy Communion every day and you are climbing the mountain. If you build with silver, this means you pray and go to church and try to follow the commandments of God every day. If you build with precious stones, you choose to pray and go to church, but especially you love to go on pilgrimages and to say novenas. If you build on wood, you love Me but you are involved in the world and money. If you build on hay, your faith is weak and you do not practice your faith regularly. If you build on straw, your faith is very weak and you hardly pray or go to church. You are truly in a dangerous situation. Your building should be built solidly on strong foundation and you will succeed and one day you will be in heaven. Come and follow Me every day. I bless you all.”