My beloved child…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 broken heartedness…be still, and know that I AM GOD. [Father God…Psalm 46]
** **, greatly beloved, My children can enjoy the glory of your eternal inheritance even now, even in the midst of trials and suffering. Though you have not visually seen Christ My Son, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. [1 Peter 1:8]
When you find yourself in some trial and you are hurting, immediately lift your heart to My Divine Son Jesus in true love and worship. This will take the poison out of the experience, beloved child, and replace it with His comforting Presence. If you love yourself more than you love Christ My Son, then you will not experience any of the glory of Heaven now. The fire will burn you, not purify you.
** **, you must live by faith and not by sight. My promise doesn’t say that you see all things working together for good. It says that you know it. Faith means surrendering all to God and obeying My Word in spite of circumstances and consequences. Love and faith go together; when you love someone, you trust him: Since Christ Himself has gone through suffering and testing, He is able to help us when we are being tested. [Heb 2:18] How can you grow in faith, My child, during times of testing and suffering? The same way you grow in faith when things seem to be going well…by being immersed in the Word of God: So faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ. [Rom 10:17] It is a basic principle of My children’s lives that you spend much time in My Holy Word when God is testing you and Satan is tempting you.
Child of God! You may not be able to rejoice over the circumstances that are touching your life, but you can rejoice in them by setting your heart and mind on Jesus Christ My Son. Each experience of trial helps you learn something new and wonderful about your Lord and Saviour. Note that the joy He produces is “unspeakable and full of glory.” This joy is so deep and so wonderful that you cannot even find the words to express it!
“Believing …receiving” is God’s way of meeting your needs. If you love Christ My Son, trust Him, and rejoice in Him, then you can receive from Him all that you need to turn trials into triumphs. My beloved child…little faith will take your soul to Heaven, but great faith will bring Heaven to your soul. It is not enough that you long for Heaven during times of suffering; anybody can do that. I urge you, ** **, to exercise love, faith, and rejoicing, so that you will be enabled to experience some of the glory of Heaven in the midst of your present suffering.
Yes, beloved children, it is glory from beginning to end! When you trusted Christ My Son, you were born-again for glory. You are being kept for glory. As you obey Him while experiencing trials, you are being prepared for glory. When you love Him, trust Him, and rejoice in Him, you experience the glory here and now…joy unspeakable and full of glory! 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. [Rom 8:17]
My beloved child…you may have confidence that God your Father knows, plans, and directs your lives for the good. Oftentimes you may not understand, but I always provide My love and strength for you, and am continually leading you toward a glorious future. Perseverance when facing grief, anger, sorrow, and pain is well-pleasing to Me. My children may express grief, but never give in to bitterness and despair. You may have courage, My child, because with My Divine Son Jesus as your Brother and Savior, you need never be afraid. He Who suffered on your behalf will not abandon you. He will carry you through all of your trials, all of your suffering.
Blessed Jesus…You are my Lord; my well-being depends entirely upon You. You Yourself are my inheritance, my prize! You are my food and drink, my highest joy! You safeguard all that is mine! I have been given a wonderful inheritance; my assigned portion is indeed delightful! I bless You, Lord, for Your counsel; even at night my heart instructs me! [Ps 16:2, 5-7] Hallelujah!
Friends, brothers and sisters…
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 you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom. I tell you the
truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are 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.”
My Soul Will Sing: