September 5

My beloved child…you walk along that Path and enter through that Gate solely and only by faith.  The way into My promised rest is 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. [Father God…Isa 26:3-4; 30:21]

And **        **, only the Power of My indwelling Holy Spirit can enable you to walk that Path My Divine Son Jesus walked, and bring you through that Gate, bearing on its header the inscription THY WILL BE DONE, into the Heavenly Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies…into the inaccessible Light of the Glory of My unclouded Presence.

Abba Father, You have clearly shown me that life in the Power of Your Spirit is characterized by trusting, and not by trying.  It is a life of unwavering child-like trust, prompting me to look to Your Holy Spirit with an unreserved child-like dependence for His leading and guiding, to show me what I am to do and when, so that I may then respond with an unquestioning child-like obedience.  Continually and unceasingly throughout the day and night, my heart needs to breathe in that breath of life that comes from Your Holy Spirit and sustains my spiritual life…just the same as my lungs need, continually and unceasingly, to breathe in that breath of life that comes from the outside air and sustains my physical life!  Trusting implies that I know beyond the shadow of a doubt I cannot satisfy my spiritual needs trying by my own efforts and in my own strength.  Trusting is a conscious decision to live my everyday life in reliance upon the Power of Your indwelling Spirit.  It is an expression of death to self, and absolute reliance upon the sufficiency of God.  The only way to live my everyday life in the Power of Your Spirit is to trust You, Father, to do this in me.  With an unwavering child-like trust…I need only watch for You and wait upon You, look off unto You and listen for Your voice.  You will most assuredly lead me and guide me; You will show me what I am to do and when. When I hear Your voice, I need only respond and cooperate.  I respond in obedience; I cooperate with the power of Your enabling grace.  Your Spirit is at work in me, working in me both to will and to do.  Please keep me from running off ahead of You, or without You…into a life of utter futility!

Father…I acknowledge and confess the sins of unrighteousness in the spiritual realm I have committed against You: my sins of unbelief resulting from a lack of faith… whereby I can not, or will not, trust in You with an unwavering child-like trust in all things; my sins of disobedience resulting from self-will…whereby I do not, or refuse to, obey Your will or accept Your will with an unquestioning child-like obedience; my sins of self-sufficiency resulting from self-reliance…whereby I believe in my heart that I am able to live my life in a manner that is well-pleasing to You through reliance upon the powers of my sin-enslaved human nature, refusing to acknowledge my absolute need to depend upon You with an unreserved child-like dependence in everything.

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…I stand in awe of the One Who will be coming back into this world once again, no longer as the Lamb of God but this time as the Lion of Judah, clothed in all of Your Majesty, and Glory, and Power…to assume Your role and to begin Your reign on Earth as the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. [Acts 1:10; Rev 1:8; 17:14]  And 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 the imminent return of Jesus Christ, for every soul living on the face of this Earth…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.”

Fairest Lord Jesus:

 

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