Jesus settled in Capernaum - Repent

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Jesus settled in Capernaum - Repent

Jesus settled in Capernaum - Repent Catholic Gospels - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit Matthew 4:12-23

12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee.
13 He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali,
14 so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
15 "Land of Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles --
16 the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned."
17 From that time Jesus began to proclaim, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."
18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea -- for they were fishermen.
19 And he said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fish for people."
20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him.
21 As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them.
22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people. (NRSV)

Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus

3rd Sunday in ordinary time - Jesus settled in Capernaum - Repent Shortly after my Baptism in the river Jordan, John the Baptist was arrested, to die later because of my cause. I moved then to Capernaum in fulfillment of the Holy Scriptures. My time had come to start the salvific mission that would change the face of the earth.

I was the great light that came to shine in the world, already obscured by the darkness of the ignorance of God and the life of sin. My words were not ordinary words but the Word of God, I was in fact that Word of God living in the flesh.

Therefore I came to make use of my creative words in order to re-create the life of man by my forgiveness, otherwise the curse made in Paradise would stand and dust would go back to dust for eternity. I came to offer the resurrection after death and eternal life, which is to be found in Me only.

The first words of my message are the key to your salvation: "Repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is near", in fact it is within yourselves. In other words it depends entirely on your will to decide either for me, the light, or for darkness; for me, the life, or for death. These words have continual power so that anyone who listens to them and puts them into practice will be given grace to live the way of life I that have proposed.

To those who first listened to them, I also said: "follow me", and because they were fishermen I told them to become fishers of men. They had no objection to my divine invitation because they were given the light of understanding and the wisdom to appreciate the weight of my call to become disciples.

I am repeating the same words to every soul. Repent, my Kingdom starts in your heart, in your decision to accept my word and in your humility to accept my offer, "follow me", I will make you disciples and apostles, you will have a safe place in my Kingdom, your reward will be paid with infinite grace and everlasting joy.

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary

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