MEDIUM SECURITY PRISON – BARBERTON
LETTER SENT BY AN INMATE ON 2014.06.01 AFTER HE READ ONE OF THE AURORA INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS, PRODUCED BY ACTIVATED EUROPE, WITHIN THE TCHUMA TCHATO PROJECT, AND SENT FROM PORTUGAL FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION.
It was with great satisfaction and pleasure that I received through a brother from the Amazing Grace Church, at medium B prison in Barberton, the book “God Still Speaks” from Aurora Activated Europe.
I read it time and again with great enthusiasm and in fact it is a book which content is quite useful for one’s spiritual life, fundamental when we hear our Creator speak to us.
This shows that the power and blessings of God are His great gifts, so long we be receptive, with open mind and heart, prepared to accept from God whatever He’ll have for us.
On page 8, item 5, the theme being; “Jesus or God,” which fifth paragraph I quote; “The Bible describes Jesus as our intercessor before God: [Jesus] can also perfectly save all those who through Him come to God, living always to intercede for them.” This means we can talk to God, in the Name of Jesus, or directly to Jesus.
I read very carefully this point number 5 and was quite surprised we can pray to Jesus Christ.
I have always learned that the hearer of the prayer is Jehovah (Psalms 65:2). In this respect the Bible is clear saying that we must pray in the Name of Jesus Christ (John 14:13,14)(2 Corinthians 1:20) or pray to God in the Name of Jesus. (John 16:23,24)
When Jehovah sent His only Son to earth to give His life as ransom (John 3:16), besides dying for us, the Son showed us how to live. In everything He did remained holy and made HIs Father’s heart glad.
Jesus also showed us how to imitate the Father. The words and actions of the Son reflected with perfection the ways and the will of the Father. (John 14:9)
The Bible says; Jesus is a “Role Model” and Him we should follow closely (1 Peter 2:21). If we want to come close to Jehovah God, have a life with true meaning and remain on the road to Eternal Life, we need to follow Christ’s footsteps closely.
We need to be aware of Jesus His deeds while on earth. This is why the description of Jesus life preserved in the Bible deserves careful study. To think on what He said and did, and ponder how we can imitate Him in words and actions will help us to see more clearly how to follow Him.
Jesus said; “Come be my follower.” (Mark 10:21)
To the only God, our Savior, by Jesus Christ our Lord.
António Rui Diniz Vieira
Inmate n.º 212466678
Unit C, Cela 2
Correctional Services Medium B