From Father Andrew Bahhi: The Feast of the Epiphany

May God guide you and protect you in 2019, and whatever is in your mind. And we pray God will visit the sick people and do miracles, those who need a touch of healing, physically, emotionally, spiritually – and He will be with them and protect them.

We must realize that we are very unique, and we are very different. Otherwise, we lose the opportunity to serve the heavenly Father, and receive the blessing.

Today, we celebrate the very important feast, the Epiphany. It is equal to Christmas and the Resurrection, because it belongs to Christ. The feast of appearance, the divine nature of Jesus Christ.

This is a day when hundreds of people, maybe thousands, saw the Holy Trinity – the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit at the same time.

In 1 John 5:5-8: “For there are three that bear witness in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one… And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”

And then in Matthew, 3:17, we see the Holy Trinity: “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Right after that, Jesus said something very important. “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

To repent is different from regretting — it means to change your heart, so you don’t do something anymore. Regret still lets you do it.

You have to confess, but then change your heart not to do it ever again.

We have to understand that it is very important to go back to Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father. This power only comes from the Holy Spirit and Jesus, and you must ask: “Help me with all my heart to come back to you.”

Without repentance, we can never have Jesus in our heart. If you don’t lead a life of repentance, you will never be able to see Him.

While we don’t know when we will leave the earth, we can guarantee that when this day comes, we will be ready for God. How? By repenting.

I only need to ask God, by my tears, by my broken heart to baptize my life – to wash me from the sin – then I will be His son or His daughter.
Learn more in Father Andrew’s sermon video here.

Learn more in Father Andrew’s sermon video here.

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