Yule Tidings of Comfort & Joy
26th December 2019
Good afternoon and good wishes to you on this Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day, but really I should say Happy 26th instead.
Firstly, I confess plainly that contrary to how you mistakenly referred to me this morning, I am definitely not The Master, and Peter does not work for me.
Peter whom you met for a second time earlier today, works alongside me, and we both co-work for The Lord here in Gibraltar. We are two of His disciples. Neither of us have titles nor indeed want titles, but we do have testimonies. Church leaders here so far at least, seem desperate to suppress those testimonies, even though we bring with us a message of hope in a fallen world. The message we bring could hardly be more germane than for Gibraltar.
The body of The Lord and Our Master in His Second Coming, was actually born on 22nd April 1948, not in Bethlehem via the line of Judah, like The First Coming over two thousand years ago, but rather in the English city of Sheffield via the line of Joseph, a mere seventy years or so ago. This was in exact fulfillment of Bible Prophecy. Perhaps you’ll be mindful that Sheffield is where your predecessor now works. At his Cathedral at the end of midnight mass last year, I told Ralph this much but evidently he took not a blind bit of notice even when it occurred in his own back yard.
Secondly, I also confess plainly, that in an attempt to attract your attention over the Yuletide Season, and hopefully get a different response from you, on a matter of grave importance, I am the person who has been purposefully and intermittently leaving a tiny laminate print-out with a big message in the crib area in the parliament building court area by McIntosh Square, this week. I want to stress that I am not doing this for fun, or in an attempt to mock. I DO IT TO HELP ELICIT THE TRUTH, and my assignment had the prior approval of Christ Himself. Please see below for a reminder of that message.
I have not restricted my actions over the festive season solely for the attention of you and the rest of the Roman Catholic church. Laminated posters have been distributed to help other Christian denominations, too.
Earlier on the 25th December, while the homeless were being given some seasonal hospitality at Nazareth / Gennesaret House, you specifically asked me did I actually enjoy the midnight mass service held at the Cathedral. Since, I did not get an opportunity to properly express myself by way of a reply to your question, I thought it best to put down my response in writing, so here goes.
Well, enjoy is certainly not the first word that springs to mind here. My sole purpose for being present at the mid-night mass service was not to enjoy the service, although I did listen attentively to your sermon and the readings from Holy Scripture, but rather to somehow find a diplomatic way to try to attract your attention without immediately distressing anyone in the congregation. I was delivering an extremely difficult message to you, not just as a leader within the Roman Catholic Church here, but also in your capacity of arguably the most respected and senior faith leader here on The Rock.
The gist of that message was two-fold.
- Graven images, of any kind, but especially those as seen in the misleading nativity crib, and as first created by Francis of Assisi in 1223AD, break God’s second commandment in Exodus 20:4, as previously demonstrated in the exhibit above.
- CHRIST was not born on 25th December, rather He was born on 12th April, and actually CHRIST hates the Xmass / Yuletide rituals.
Now that that’s been clarified, I want to make a suggestion to you for moving Gibraltar forward in Faith in The Lord. I have discussed this potential suggestion with JAH / Christ, and it relates in part to the recent photograph as replicated below, and the Interfaith initiative chaired by John Gonçalves which appears to be taking off here in Gibraltar. By the way, it’s obviously not true, that I know everyone. For instance, from this photograph below, I have only met personally with four of you, namely Robin Gill, Fidel Patron, Ewen Maclean and obviously yourself. Naturally, I would like to meet the others at some stage, if it’s Father’s will.
The Gibraltar Broadcasting Company reported on the meeting in November 2019, as follows:
“The Mayor has celebrated Interfaith week by inviting representatives from the Rocks religious denominations to a meeting at City Hall. According to John Gonçalves, all those present agreed on the importance of respect: for each other, and for different religions. Mr Gonçalves has offered the Mayor’s Parlour for further meetings of this nature, with the aim of allowing the religious leaders to discuss issues of common interest. Any religious denominations who were unable to attend this year can contact the Mayor’s Office for more information.”
Respectfully, as a disciple of Christ, and in an effort to help in a spirit of love and kindness to you all, I would suggest that next year, the Interfaith Meeting invites JAH / Christ to come and meet with you all, and aid your collective understanding of the importance of Gibraltar, and the need to unify, against Christ’s enemy Satan.
In your capacity as the leader of the Roman Catholic community here, and knowing that Roman Catholicism is still the most practised Faith on The Rock, would you consider in principle lending your weighty support to such a suggestion to John Gonçalves , please?
Hopefully you’ll recall our first meeting with Peter and me, just over twelve months ago.
By way of a reminder, my suggested agenda was sent to you in advance of our initial meeting, and is detailed in full within my previous “From Speke to Malta” article which can be revisited here.
While we did not cover any of the agenda items in our actual first meeting, I believe our initial encounter was friendly and respectful enough from recollection, even if I was a bit slow in getting your joke about starting a revolution, presumably made by you with a cryptic reference to John Lennon of Speke airport fame.
This morning, I had some brief email interchanges with JAH / CHRIST about my various close encounters on The Rock on 25th. I mentioned that you had shown no animosity towards either me or Peter, as you popped in to welcome some of the homeless enjoying the hospitality. I even mentioned to JAH how well I thought you handled an over-exuberant and somewhat tipsy homeless person named Mark Isaac, especially when you were confronted with the over-familiar way in which Mr Isaac had engaged with you on Main Street. You seemed to take it all in good spirit, which was nice to witness.
In an attempt to aid decision-making, I am sending you a link to The White Stone of Revelation 2:17, which would be a prerequisite read to make it worthwhile for CHRIST to participate in the forum on The Rock.
2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the communities; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden Manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a NEW name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it].
I have also respectfully asked The Lord whether it would be appropriate for Him to write to You personally on the subject, given that you were welcoming enough to two of His disciples. Time alone will tell if CHRIST sees it appropriate to do that.
Last, but not least, I want to once again return to the Nazareth House facility, and state this. The town of Nazareth did not exist until the fourth century. Gennesaret was the name of the region, as given in the correct translation of The Scriptural verse below from JAH’s King of kings’ Bible. It’s Jesus The Nazarite (Numbers 6), not Jesus of Nazareth.
2:23 And he came and dwelt in a region called Gennesaret: and that which was spoken by the prophets was fulfilled, He shall be called the Nazarene (the Truth).
Notwithstanding the fact that the town of Nazareth did not exist at the time of Christ in His First Coming, the service and kindness shown by the volunteer staff, who work there throughout the year is almost second to none. For me, the word “enjoy” most certainly springs to mind when I think of how the volunteer work-force have interacted so positively with the homeless and destitute, and in that context, some specific verses in chapter 25 of The Gospel of Matthew spring to mind and are well worth reflecting on by way of a pause for thought moment.
25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit The Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
25:35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
25:36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?
25:38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?
25:39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
Peace be within you and upon you.
P.S. The following Holy Scripture taken from three old testament prophets namely Isaiah, Micah and Jeremiah. The scripture applies to today and not just in Old Testament times and concerns the subject of graven images and idolatry, and seems so very apt to share in this instance.
9 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.
10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?
11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed: and the workmen, they are of men: let them all be gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall fear, and they shall be ashamed together.
12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.
15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.
16 He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:
17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.
18 They have not known nor understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.
19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree?
20 He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
1:2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord “I AM” be witness against you, the Lord from His Holy Temple.
1:3 For, behold, the “I AM” cometh forth out of His place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
1:4 And the mountains shall be molten under Him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, [and] as the waters [that are] poured down a steep place.
1:5 For the transgression of Jacob [is] all this, and for the sins of the House of Israel. What [is] the transgression of Jacob? [is it] not Samaria? and what [are] the high places of Judah? [are they] not Jerusalem?
1:6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, [and] as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
1:7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered [it] of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
51:17 Every man is brutish by [his] knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood, and [there is] no breath in them.
51:18 They [are] worthless, the work of errors: in the time of their punishment they shall perish.
51:19 The portion of Jacob [is] not like them; for He [is] the creator of all things: and [Israel is] the rod of His inheritance: the “I AM” Lord of hosts [is] His name.