** **, greatly beloved, have you considered the unwavering child-like trust of My three faithful Hebrew youths? When threatened with being cast into a blazing furnace, they replied, “Our God is able to deliver us from your fiery furnace, O king. But even if He chooses not to…even so, we will not bow down before your golden statue.” [Dan 3:8-25]
My beloved child…this is the life of faith: Continually and unceasingly, day and night, your heart needs to breathe in that breath of life that comes from My Holy Spirit, and sustains your spiritual life…just the same as your lungs need, continually and unceasingly, to breathe in that breath of life that comes from the outside air, and sustains your physical life. This is the blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with God: Waiting upon God, with a child-like trust and a child-like dependence, for Me to reveal My plans, My purposes, My will, and a deeper revelation of Who I am, SO YOU MAY THEN RESPOND with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of My Holy Spirit, cooperating with the power of His enabling grace Who works in you both to will and to do. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ into newness of life, set your heart on things above, in the Heavenly realms, where Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father. Set your mind and your thoughts on the things of Heaven, not on the things of Earth. For you died in union with Christ, and your new life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. [Col 3:1-4]
** **, in the confident assurance in God which faith gives, you are ever to remember one thing above all…to wait upon God. Your chief need in waiting upon God, one of the deepest secrets of its blessedness and blessing, is a quiet, confident persuasion that it is not in vain; courage to believe that I, your God and Father, will hear and help. You are waiting upon a God who never could disappoint His children! In the utter insufficiency of all human strength, Be strong and let thine heart take courage. You are to let NOTHING in Heaven or Earth or Hell…let NOTHING keep you from waiting upon your God in full assurance that it can never be in vain!
** **, greatly beloved child, Your waiting upon God…My revealing…your cooperating and responding is the single most important habit of your spiritual life, and the essence of true relationship with God; it is itself the highest privilege of the creature and the highest blessedness of My redeemed child. As you wait upon God, and cooperate with My grace, and respond to My Holy Spirit, I Personally work in you both to will and to do by the Power of My Holy Spirit. So he said to me, This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, Says the Lord Almighty.
Beloved child…Your waiting upon God…My revealing…your cooperating and responding is the essence of a deep and intimate personal relationship with God in Spirit and in Truth. The personal experience of God as I reveal Myself, My plans, My purposes, My will, is what deepens your knowledge of God, and separates from mere knowledge about Me. There is an eternal separation between knowing God, and knowledge about God. Formerly, I had heard of You only by the hearing of the ear, but now my spiritual eyes see You. [Job 42:5]
Your waiting upon God…My revealing…your cooperating and responding is how you are called to live every moment of your everyday life, whether involved in things that are sacred or things that are secular, waiting with a child-like dependence and a child-like trust upon God…for Me to reveal Myself to you, and to reveal My plans, My purposes, My will, so you may then cooperate and respond with an unquestioning child-like obedience to every leading and prompting of My Holy Spirit. You are never to initiate, ** **, never to act according to your own wisdom and knowledge and understanding. You are only to cooperate and respond, according to the leading and guiding and counsel of My Holy Spirit. This is the blessed life of relationship with your Father and your God. I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. [Jer 10:23; Prov 12:15; 14:12]
Your waiting upon God…My revealing…your cooperating and responding. Think what new meaning and promise this gives to your life of waiting upon God…that Christ Jesus My Son gave His disciples this command: Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about. [Acts 1:4] Just as the disciples tarried at the footstool of the Throne waiting upon the Spirit of God, it teaches you ever also to do likewise. It is a reminder that you also can only be strong in the life of faith, or the work of love, as you are in direct communication with your Father and Christ My Son, through the life of My Holy Spirit Who dwells in you. It is the Spirit of God Who Personally lives out the life of My Divine Son Jesus in you, as you give Him free reign to do so. And it is the same Holy Spirit Who Personally works out the death of Jesus in you, conforming you ever more deeply into the likeness of His death, in order that you may thereby attain, more and more, to the power of His resurrection life out from the dead. It assures you that the Omnipotent God, through the Glorified Christ and the Power of the Holy Spirit working in you both to will and to do, will bring to pass things unexpected, things impossible…all to the Glory of God! You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; then, you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth. [Acts 1:7-8]
Abba Father…You are a shield about me; You give me victory and restore my courage. To my Lord I cry aloud, and You answer me from Your holy mount. Let the light of Your face shine upon me, Father. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when they gaze upon their bountiful crops at harvest time! I lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, Father, keep me perfectly safe! [Ps 3:3-4; 4:6-8] 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.”