Beloved child…My Divine Son Jesus has dedicated the way, by Personal example, for you to follow in His footsteps into My promised rest. You must walk along the Path He walked; it is the Path of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial, death to sin and death to self. [Father God…1 Pet 2:19-23]
** **, it is there in Gethsemane’s Garden that you find the Path that leads up to the Gate, which opens into the Heavenly Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies…into My unclouded Presence. It is the only Path that leads up to the Gate, which bears on its header the inscription THY WILL BE DONE. No one can pass through until they first
surrender their own free will there to the Gate-keeper. Beloved…you walk along that Path and enter through that Gate solely and only by faith. The way into My promised rest is so simple, a child can understand it. It is so simple, though, that only a child-like faith can embrace it and enter in…through your unwavering child-like trust in Me, your unreserved child-like dependence upon Me, and your unquestioning child-like obedience to, and acceptance of, My will. Anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. [Jesus…Luke 18:16-17; Matt 18:3-4; 19:14]
Child of God! My Divine Son Jesus, being consecrated and perfected through suffering, has consecrated the way of suffering for all My children to pass through unto Glory. Have you never understood and fully embraced the truth that the sufferings I allow to touch your life are not only necessary and unavoidable…they are hereby made honorable, useful, and your same pathway to Glory as My Own beloved Son? Now if we are children, then we are heirs…heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
My beloved child…it is fitting that My children must follow the same route and receive the same reward that My Divine Son Jesus did. In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for Whom and through Whom everything exists, should make the Author of our salvation perfect through suffering. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from what He suffered and, once made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.
Therefore, beloved child of God…continually wash your robes in the Blood of Jesus; wash your garments that have been soiled with sin, making them clean again, dazzling and white. Wash your feet with pure water; wash the dust of sin off your feet. Continually and diligently do these things, that you may always abide with Me in the Holiest of All, in My unclouded Presence. The washing of your robes and the keeping of your garments relates to this very attitude and habit of looking for the return of Christ My Son as an imminent event. Beloved child, as you hope to walk those golden streets, and eat of those immortal fruits, see to it that you have your garments clean and your loins girded about like unto sons and daughters waiting for their Lord!
Fiction has painted the picture of a maiden whose lover left her for a voyage to the Holy Land, promising on his return to make her his beloved bride. Many told her that she would never see him again. But she believed his word, and evening by evening she went down to the lonely shore, and kindled there a beacon-light in sight of the roaring waves, to hail and welcome the returning ship which was to bring again her betrothed. And by that watchfire she took her stand each night, praying to the winds to hasten on the sluggish sails, that he who was everything to her might come.
Even so that blessed Lord, Who has loved me unto death, has gone away to the mysterious Holy Land of Heaven, promising on His return to make me His happy and eternal Bride. Some say that He has gone forever, and that here we shall never see Him more. But His last Word was, “Yea, I come quickly.” And on the dark and misty beach sloping out into the eternal sea, each true believer stands by the love-lit fire, looking, and waiting, and praying and hoping for the fulfillment of His Word, in nothing gladder than in His pledge and promise, and calling ever from the soul of sacred love, “COME, LORD JESUS; COME QUICKLY.” And one of these nights, while the world is busy with its gay frivolities, and laughing at the maiden on the shore, a form shall rise over the surging waves, as once on Galilee, to vindicate forever all this watching and devotion, and bring to the faithful and constant heart a joy, and glory, and triumph which never more shall end!
Watch! Tis your Lord’s command; and while we speak, He’s near. Mark the first signal of His Hand, and ready all appear. O happy servant he, in such a pasture found! He shall his Lord with rapture see, and be with honor crowned! [Joseph Seiss]
Love ran red at the cross:
Friends, brothers and sisters…
No one born into this world is automatically God’s child…only those who are born again by a conscious and deliberate decision of their own free will can become children of God. Jesus made that very clear to Nicodemus [a Jewish Rabbi]: 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. [John 3:3, 5-7]
Unless you are born again…born of the Holy Spirit…you cannot enter the Kingdom of God. A person is born physically of human parents, but is born spiritually of the Spirit.
You can only be born again by acknowledging that Jesus is the Christ, the Divine Son of the Triune God [Father, Son, Holy Spirit], the sacrificial Lamb of God Who came into this world to become the one only, all-sufficient, atoning Sacrifice through His death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, thereby securing forgiveness for your sins and restoring your relationship with God that had been severed by your sins.
And believing the above is not enough either. A person must also receive Jesus the Christ into their life as both Lord over their life and Savior of their soul. That is done by making a solemn vow before God, giving yourself to become the bride of Christ in divine marriage. Apart from what I have explained above, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God…you cannot be in Heaven. And friend…there is only one other neighborhood available.
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…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ [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.”