September 24

**        **, greatly beloved…Christ My Son’s joy was a joyful expectation, an excited anticipation, in the blessings that were to be His…and with His heart fixed on those blessings, He patiently endured the adversity necessary to appropriate those blessings… the cross…heedless of its shame. [Father God…Heb 1:2-3; 6:19; 7:26-28]

Beloved…the proof of faith is in living your life in accordance with, and in agreement
with, what you say you believe.  There are many hundreds of verses in Scripture where I promise My sufficiency to meet every need you may encounter during your lifetime.  It is faith alone that embraces these promises, and makes them yours.  It is faith alone that enables you to live a peaceful and calm, tranquil and unruffled life, always living in My unclouded Presence in the Holy of Holies.  Child of God!  Do you not believe My promises, which I Myself have spoken?

So then, those who suffer because it is God’s will for them, should by their good actions trust themselves completely to their Creator, Who always keeps His promise. [1 Peter 4:19]  Do you believe that God, Who created you, **        **, always keeps My promises?  Then why do your physical infirmities leave you depressed?  Why do you feel that God doesn’t hear your prayers, or that I have abandoned you?  Perhaps you, or your loved ones and acquaintances, are suffering because it is God’s will for you…you need to trust My plans, purposes and will for you, and that I am making these things work together for your good.  You may not understand…oftentimes you don’t…but you can trust!

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us…they help us learn to be patient.  And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady. [Rom 5:3-4]  Do you believe that problems and trials are good for you, **        **, helping you to develop patience, character, and a deeper trust in God? Then why haven’t you put aside your impatience and inquired of God as to what I would have you learn through your difficulties?  Why haven’t you learned to rejoice in your problems and trials, knowing that God is going to make those things work together for your good…that there is a blessing God has for you that can only be appropriated by going through the particular difficulty I have allowed to touch your life?

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  What a wonderful God we have…He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the One Who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. [Ps 34:18, Ps 147:3; 2 Cor 1:3]  Do you believe that God both comforts and strengthens you, **        **, as you go through the difficulties of life?  Then why do you dwell in your sorrows and refuse to be comforted?  Why do you grow weary and lose heart?

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. [1 Cor 10:13]  Beloved child…every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people.  But God keeps His promise, and He will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, I will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.  Do you believe that God is the Sovereign All-Ruler over all things, **        **, and that I will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability to deal with it?  Then why do you feel so overwhelmed and depressed by the difficulties and pressures in your life?  Why wouldn’t you look to God to give you the strength to endure it as I have promised?

Friends, brothers and sisters…

Jesus’ purpose for unveiling Himself [in the Book of Revelation] is to show His servants beforehand what must soon take place during the forthcoming administration of His role and reign on Earth, so that they may make proper and diligent preparations for His imminent return, and for their invitation to the marriage supper of the Lamb. [Rev 1:1; 19:7-9]

Blessed Jesus…this is Your counsel to the children of God: Beloved…be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.  Be alertly waiting for your master’s return from the wedding feast, so you may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those whom the master finds ready when he comes.  You also, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect! [Jesus…Luke 12:35-37, 40]

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, [], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

What a friend we have in Jesus:

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