August 2

Abba Father…I hate sin, and I love righteousness.  Sin has a stench wafted from death… a dreadful odor of death and doom. Righteousness has a sweet fragrance, rising up unto God…a sweet-smelling incense.  I hunger and thirst for the peaceable fruit of righteousness in my everyday life. You promised I will be completely satisfied! [Heb 1:9; 2 Cor 2:14-16]

Abba Father…create in me a pure heart.  I hunger and thirst for a pure heart; my heart is inflamed with yearning…my heart aches and pines away with yearning…to have a purity, holiness, and righteousness of my own that comes from obedience to the Law.  I hunger and thirst to be filled with Your holiness and righteousness in my everyday manner of living.  The deepest, most intense longing of my heart is to be holy as You are holy; to be perfect as You are perfect.  I insist upon it…not in order to gain anything, but because I already have everything.  I am Your child, and You are my Father and my God.  I already have the judicial status of eternal righteousness before You…by virtue of the Eternal Power and the Eternal Worth of the Blood of Your Divine Son Jesus, poured out on my behalf on that cross at Calvary for the forgiveness of my sins.  I am already pure and holy in Your sight, without spot or wrinkle or blemish, having been dressed in the white robes of His Own Righteousness.  I already have Your acceptance; I already have Your approval; I already have Your affirmation; I already have Your affection.  I already have everything by virtue of having been born into Your Family…born a second time; born again.  I am Your child by birth and by Blood, on that momentous day when Your Divine seed, planted in my heart, was fertilized by the consent of my will in making a solemn vow before You to be the bride of Christ Your Son  [], and an entirely new life was thereby conceived.  I am an entirely new creation…a new being…and I bear the characteristics of God my Father; I have Your spiritual DNA!  I am no longer the person I used to be…the old, former things have passed away, and all things from that point forward have become new!  Praise be to the God and Father of my Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because I am joined together in a living union of oneness with Christ Your Son! [Eph 1:3]

My beloved child…long ago, even before I made the world, I chose you to be My very Own through what Christ My Son would do for you.  I decided then to make you holy and blameless in My sight, without a single fault…you who stand before Me covered with My love.  **        **, in accordance with My great Love for you, My eternal unchanging plan has always been to adopt you into My Own Family by bringing you to Myself through the sacrificial death of My Divine Son Jesus.  This is what I had always purposed to do, and it gave Me great pleasure to do so! [Eph 1:4-5]

Abba Father…I praise God for the glorious grace You have poured out on us who belong to Your dear Son, in Whom I am accepted in the Beloved!  Lord God Almighty, You are so rich in kindness and grace toward me that You purchased my freedom with the Blood of Christ Your Son and forgave all my sins.  Even more, You have showered down upon me the richness of Your grace…for how well You understand me and know what is best for me at all times! [Eph 1:6-8]

My beloved child…this is My purpose: in accordance with My eternal plan, at the right time I will bring all Creation together under the authority of My Divine Son Jesus…everything in Heaven and on Earth…and will gather all My Own children to be forever together with Me in Christ Jesus.  Furthermore…because you have freely given yourself to be joined together in a living union of oneness with Christ My Son, you have thereby received an inheritance from God, for I chose you from the beginning to be My child…and I work out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of My Own Sovereign will.  My Holy Spirit’s Presence within you is My guarantee that I will indeed give you the inheritance I promised. And the Spirit’s seal upon you means that I have already purchased you as My Own child, and that I have guaranteed to bring you to Myself! [Father God…Eph 1:9-11;14]

Jesus, Name above all names:

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