My beloved child…in the power of your flesh, a holiness and righteousness of your own is not within the realm of possibility during your life here on Earth. Your flesh is held captive by sin…a prisoner of sin. Since your flesh is in bondage to sin, it most assuredly does not have the power to set you free from sin. It is hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, and hopelessly helpless to do so. [Father God…Rom 3:10-19]
Child of God! Have you never realized; have you never understood? You are hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless in the power of your sin-enslaved human nature to live your life in any manner that is good and pleasing and acceptable to Me! Those who live according to their sin-enslaved human nature have their minds set on and pursue what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with My Holy Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. Those whose manner of life is controlled by their sin-enslaved human nature cannot please God, or be acceptable to Him. [Rom 8:5, 8]
Therefore ** **, I, your God and Father, have assured you that I am infinitely willing, through the Power of My Holy Spirit I have graciously given to dwell in you, to: BE ALL in you…all I created you to be, all I saved you to be; DO ALL in you…all that I have planned in advance for you to do. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you of all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; yes…I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit in you and move you…to follow My decrees and to be careful to keep My laws. And this is My covenant with you: “My Spirit will not leave you, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children from this time on and forever! I, the Lord, have spoken! You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be My people, and I will be your God.” [Ezek 36:25-28; Isa 59:21]
Abba Father…this is indeed my blessed assurance! Is not my house right with God? Have You not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part? Will You not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire? For I am God’s Own workmanship, born anew in Christ Jesus Your Son, that I may do those good works which God Himself has prepared in advance for me to do. And not in my own strength…for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in me, energizing and creating in me the power and desire, both to will and to do for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight! [2 Sam 23:5; Eph 2:10; Phil 2:13] Hallelujah!
Therefore, Father, the deepest desire of my heart is that You enable me by the Power of Your enabling grace to embrace this 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. My soul, wait thou only upon God!
Breathe on me breath of God: