Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Sunday, 29 April 2018

My sheep listen to my voice

Notes of meeting on 24 April 2018

John 10:22-30
22 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter,  23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade.  24 The Jews who were there gathered round him, saying, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.’

25 Jesus answered, ‘I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me,  26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep.  27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.  29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.  30 I and the Father are one.’

Lord Jesus help us listen to your voice. You have the message of eternal life.
You are the Way the Truth and the Life.
Father, Son and Spirit lead and guide us on the path to the Kingdom.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Come receive the Water of Life

Notes of meeting on 17 April 2018

Picture of a flock of sheep in distress . The sheep had been covered in mist and
couldn't see the way, they had strayed into barren land and could find no water or pasture to eat. They were feeling dejected, lonely and their feet were bloodied by the rocks.
A little lamb suddenly cried out 'Father help us, we can't go on without your help'. In the distance the sheep could see the outline of many trees, they found the reserves to keep going. When they arrived Jesus was in the trees a pool was at his feet and the source was Jesus.
The sheep drank thirstily and Jesus tended their poor feet. He showed them the way to good pasture letting each one in by their own name.
Jesus says "My own come receive the Water of Life, I will never abandon you."

Mary says "My Son will always respond to anyone in need when they ask, and He will give to them lavishly. My children sometimes when Satan strikes it seems as though all is lost, remember this is not true, it is a lie that Satan wants you to believe.
My Son will always help you and I your Mother will always go to Him on your behalf.
How could we forget our own dear children.
Please pray for your brothers and sisters that they may come to my Son that they can be saved and see through the wiles of our adversary.
Prayer and praise can do miraculous mighty works, calling on the Father and the Holy Spirit at all times. Feel confident in my Son's love for there is nothing else compared to His overflowing continuous love.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

I will set you free

Notes of meeting on 10 April 2018

Picture of Our Lord resplendent in clothes of Gold and crowned with a Diadem.
From His side flowed Water and Blood which flowed out upon the earth revitalising and renewing all life, the plants, mammals, the sea and all in the air.
Man himself was close to Jesus and listened avidly to His Word. All spoke and acted in the Will of God, the Most High with Jesus and the Spirit.
Jesus showed us a time before when He hung on the Cross, dead, and then the lance entered His side. Blood and Water spilt out across the land. This libation freed man from the tyranny of sin and by this means of His life blood Salvation through His Mercy.
The Holy One became the Most Holy Sacrifice, the only means and way to Heaven.
Jesus say:
"My Beloved Children come to Me, I will set you free, for My Blood has overcome the enemy and My Mercy flows for love of you.
Your lives are bought and paid for, death no longer has a hold over you, only life and life in abundance.
Beloved come partake of My overflowing Mercy and receive New Life within you, that you may always be free from fear and all that is negative.
I will live in you and you will live in me. You will be My beloved and I your beloved.
Death where is your sting oh death where is your victory, it is abolished in My Merciful Love.
Come live this love with Me.

Jeremiah 31:7-14
This is what the Lord says:
‘Sing with joy for Jacob;
    shout for the foremost of the nations.
Make your praises heard, and say,
    Lord, save your people,
    the remnant of Israel.”
See, I will bring them from the land of the north
    and gather them from the ends of the earth.
Among them will be the blind and the lame,
    expectant mothers and women in labour;
    a great throng will return.
They will come with weeping;
    they will pray as I bring them back.
I will lead them beside streams of water
    on a level path where they will not stumble,
because I am Israel’s father,
    and Ephraim is my firstborn son.
10 ‘Hear the word of the Lord, you nations;
    proclaim it in distant coastlands:
“He who scattered Israel will gather them
    and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.”
11 For the Lord will deliver Jacob
    and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
12 They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
    they will rejoice in the bounty of the Lord –
the grain, the new wine and the olive oil,
    the young of the flocks and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden,
    and they will sorrow no more.
13 Then young women will dance and be glad,
    young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into gladness;
    I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
14 I will satisfy the priests with abundance,
    and my people will be filled with my bounty,’
declares the Lord.
Philippians 3:7-16
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ – yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining towards what is ahead, 14 I press on towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenwards in Christ Jesus.
All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
John 5:19-40
19 Jesus gave them this answer: ‘Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. 20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed. 21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. 22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgement to the Son, 23 that all may honour the Son just as they honour the Father. Whoever does not honour the Son does not honour the Father, who sent him.
24 ‘Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. 25 Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. 27 And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
28 ‘Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice 29 and come out – those who have done what is good will rise to live, and those who have done what is evil will rise to be condemned. 30 By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgement is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.
Testimonies about Jesus
31 ‘If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32 There is another who testifies in my favour, and I know that his testimony about me is true.
33 ‘You have sent to John and he has testified to the truth. 34 Not that I accept human testimony; but I mention it that you may be saved. 35 John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you chose for a time to enjoy his light.
36 ‘I have testimony weightier than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to finish – the very works that I am doing – testify that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form, 38 nor does his word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one he sent. 39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.





Sunday, 8 April 2018

New Life in the Spirit

Sunday, 1 April 2018

He is risen

Easter blessings to you all.
He is risen. Alleluia.