August 28

Abba Father…I understand…my sanctification is the work of Your Holy Spirit; it is His work and not mine.  Yet it is ours, because I am one with Your Divine Son Jesus!  My place is to respond to every leading of Your Holy Spirit with an unquestioning child-like obedience, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do. [Father God…Cor 1:30; Gal 2:20]

Abba Father, I know I can never attain righteousness by trying, by my own efforts and in my own strength…that any efforts on my part only serve to hinder Your Spirit from working righteousness in me.  Sanctification is the work of Your Holy Spirit, not mine. My place is to hate sin, love righteousness, and cooperate with the work of Your Indwelling Holy Spirit, Who is the One Who works in me both the desire to obey Your will and the Power to do Your will.  You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed You with the oil of exultant joy and gladness above and beyond Your companions. [Ps 45:7]

**        **, greatly beloved child, I counsel you to live your everyday manner of life in the Power and under the guidance of My Holy Spirit; then you will not gratify the desires of your sin-enslaved human nature.  Your heart is deceitful, and desperately wicked…your sin-enslaved human nature has a strong desire for its own will to be done and so to suppress My Holy Spirit, and My Spirit constantly has a strong desire for God’s will to be done and so to suppress your sin-enslaved human nature.  They are in conflict with each other, so that you are hindered by your sin-enslaved human nature from freely doing what you desire to do in obedience to My will.  But if you are living your life guided by My Holy Spirit, your life is no longer under the guidance of the demands of the Law, which has no power to suppress the desires of your sin-enslaved human nature.  For the Law of the Spirit of life in My Divine Son Jesus has set you free from the Law of sin and its resultant death.  The fruit produced by My Holy Spirit dwelling within you is love, joy, peace, patient endurance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  There is no Law prohibiting such things as these…rather, they fully satisfy the demands of My Law.  Those who belong to Christ My Son have nailed the passions and desires of their sin-enslaved human nature to His cross and crucified them there.  Since you earnestly desire to live your everyday manner of life under the guidance of My Holy Spirit, be careful, then, to follow the Spirit’s leading and guidance in every part of your life.

My child, your heart can be perfect; the ultimate standard for purity of heart is perfection of heart.  Purity, holiness, and righteousness…first of all and above all…is a matter of your heart.  It is in your hidden life within your heart…in your mind, your thoughts, your imagination…where a pure, holy, and righteous life has its roots.  True obedience as a child of the Most High God lies in your heart; the only righteousness acceptable to Me is purity of heart.  Without that purity, your visible physical life makes no difference.  My Divine evaluation takes place in your heart.  I judge the source and origin of sin, not its manifestation or lack of manifestation in your visible physical life.  Those who are truly My children will be motivated to purity.  The deepest desire of the redeemed child of God is for holiness, even when sin hinders the perfect fulfillment of that desire.  If you, for example, earnestly desire in your heart to commit an evil, but cannot, because I put time, place, and opportunity out of your power to do so, you are nevertheless guilty and fully chargeable with the sin, just as if you actually and physically committed that act of sin, for I search and judge the heart.  In the same way, if you earnestly desire to be righteous, which at times you fail to perform and instead commit sin, your desire is credited to you as righteousness, because I take the earnest desire of your heart for the deed.  Then, when you confesses your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive your sins, and I am faithful and just to cleanse you of all unrighteousness.

Abba Father…this is surely the blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with You: my waiting upon God…watching and waiting, looking off unto You and listening for Your voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation, for You to reveal Yourself to me ever more deeply and intimately, and Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.  Blessed Holy Spirit…You are the Divine Nature dwelling in me, Whose Power in me continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life: faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ; faithfully within the Holy of Holies and the unclouded Presence of my Father in our Sacred Covenant relationship. My soul, wait thou only upon God! Hallelujah!

Potter’s hand:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s