Thus says Jesus the Lord, “My dear friends, I am risen from the dead and I am living amidst you to gather you and to present you to God, your Father and My Father, in heaven. By your authentic Christian life through the Holy Spirit, you are already risen with Me although you live in this world.
In baptism you are buried with Me and are dead to sin, and through Me and in Me you live for God; and in the newness of your life you are already sharing the divine life with all the saints and angels in all their glory and honour. The Holy Spirit that raised Me from the dead will continuously keep you in the experience of resurrection by dwelling in your hearts.
You are saved, My friends, not with money or gold, not with human efforts or power but My blood shed on the Cross. Hence you are My own people, you are called to announce the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. You must be the light of the world enlightening the hearts of the people with My Gospel of salvation leading them from darkness to light, ignorance to wisdom and from falsehood to truth. I want you to live a life worthy of your call so that through you many will join the fellowship of the saved.
In your witnessing life, you will not be alone, I will be there with you to fight a good fight; with Me you will be always victorious, without Me you will fail; with Me you can do everything and without Me you can do nothing. You will have sufferings in the world, but you will overcome them with My power as I overcame them all. You should know that you do not belong to the world although you live in this world; your citizenship is with Me in heaven. Because you live a life in Me you will be persecuted, you will have sufferings but remember that I have suffered for you and that I will be you always giving you grace and power. Take the helmet of salvation, sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God and hold faith as a shield so that you can destroy all strategies of the enemy and that nothing will harm you. You are a risen people, a chosen people and I love you as My own. Rejoice in Me always, behold I am with you”
Read: Mt 5: 14-16; 28: 20
Mk 13: 9-13
Lk 21: 12-19
Jn 15: 7-9, 18-21; 16: 1-3, 33
Rom 6: 4-14; 8: 11-13
Eph 4: 22-24; 6: 16-17
Col 3: 1-3
Phil 3: 20; 4: 4
I Pet 1: 6-7, 18-19; 2: 9
II Pet 1: 4-6
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