September 16

My beloved child…When I allow an adversity to touch your life, it is because I have a special blessing laid aside for you I want you to have…a blessing that can only be appropriated by your patiently enduring the particular adversity I have allowed to touch your life.  I assure you…My blessings that come through suffering are the richest of rewards your faith can win! [Father God…James 1:12]

Whenever an adversity touches your life, the first thing you need to acknowledge, and embrace in your heart, is that it comes from My loving hand.  Nothing can touch your life apart from My having either Personally allowed it to happen, or having caused it to do so…and all for My Own good purpose.

Have you considered My Divine Son Jesus?  Although He was a Son, in the character of His human nature He learned obedience from what He suffered and, once made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him.  In bringing My many children into their glorious inheritance, it was appropriate for Me…for Whom and through Whom all Creation exists…to make My Divine Son Jesus, the Leader of your salvation, perfect through suffering.  Therefore, beloved, since Christ My Son has suffered in the flesh, arm yourself also with the same purpose, because whoever has suffered in the flesh has turned his back on sin, and no longer has any desire to keep on sinning.  From now on, then, you must live the rest of your Earthly life controlled by My will and not by human desires. [Heb 5:8-10, 2:10; 1 Peter 4:1-2]

Has not My servant Paul instructed you: Rejoice as you confidently look forward to sharing in the glory of God’s Divine splendor that is your inheritance!  Not only so, but even now take joy in your sufferings, because you know that suffering produces endurance; and endurance develops strength of character; and character produces confident assurance!  My child, embrace the same mind that was in My servant Paul.  When I told him I would not remove the thorn in his flesh that was buffeting him…that My strength would be sufficient for his weakness, he responded, “I will then all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the Power of Christ may overshadow me!  So for the sake of Christ, I will take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak in terms of human strength, then am I truly strong in Christ’s Divine strength!” [Rom 5:2-3; 2 Cor 12:8-10]

My beloved child…although you greatly rejoice in your promised inheritance, it may be necessary for a season that you suffer various trials.  I have allowed these to come so that your faith…far more precious than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire…may be proved genuine, and thereby result in praise, glory and honor when My Divine Son Jesus is revealed.  Consider the occasion with an unclouded joy, My beloved, whenever you encounter various tests and trials!  Be assured that this testing and proving of your faith is from My loving hand, and My purpose is to develop and perfect patient endurance in you. [1 Peter 1:6-7]

**        **, trust yourself completely to Me.  Whenever you suffer adversity because it is My will for you, keep on doing what is right, and entrust your life to the God Who created you, for I will never fail you.  I always keep My promises!  I consider you favorably when you endure unjust suffering because you are conscious of My will.  When you patiently endure suffering which results from doing what is right, it is well-pleasing to Me.  For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ My Son also suffered for you, leaving you His Personal example for you to follow in His footsteps. [1 Peter 1:6-7, 2:19-21]

So don’t be disheartened…I will not allow tests and trials to touch your life other than what is common to all mankind.  And I am faithful; I will not allow you to be tested beyond what you are able to endure.  Whenever you are tested, I will also provide a way to overcome, so that you can stand up under it as more than a conqueror and with overwhelming victory!  No matter how deep your sadness and sorrow, no matter how intense your crying and pain, no matter how overwhelming your grief, your loneliness, your brokenheartedness…be still, and know that I AM GOD.  I assure you, nothing can touch your life without My permission! [1 Cor 10:13; Ps 46:10]

My child…don’t become discouraged and lose heart!  For your light and momentary troubles during this life are achieving for you an eternal glory beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!  Since you are My child, then you are also an heir… an heir of God and co-heir with Christ My Son, if indeed you share in His sufferings in order that you may also share in His glory.  I assure you…your present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in you! [2 Cor 4:16-18; Rom 8:17-18]

Abba Father…I understand.  For the joy of the great and special blessings You have reserved for me and are to be mine, that can only be appropriated by my patiently enduring the particular adversities You have allowed to touch my life, I willingly and gladly bear the suffering of my cross, heedless of its vexation.  I want to know You, Blessed Jesus, ever more deeply, ever more intimately.  I want to know You in the Power of Your resurrection and in the fellowship of Your sufferings, being conformed ever more deeply into the likeness of Your death…death to sin and death to self…in order that I may thereby attain, more and more, to the Power of Your resurrection life out from the dead.

Friends, brothers and sisters in Christ…

Are you an heir of God and co-heir with Christ My Son of an eternal inheritance…a child of the Most High God, born by means of a second birth into the Family of God?  There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.  I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

Jesus keep me near the cross:

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