October 19

My beloved child…do not be afraid, for I am with you.  Do not be distressed or dismayed, for I am your Father and your God.  I will strengthen you; I will help you.  I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. [Father God…Isa 41:10]

**         **, greatly beloved…have you never understood?  Have you never fully embraced this?  Genuine faith is the power that overcomes all obstacles, all adversities.  There is an active power of faith that overcomes by securing deliverance from the adversity, when deliverance is in accordance with My will.  And there is a passive power of faith that overcomes by enduring adversity, when deliverance is not My will. Genuine faith is triumphant both in its active power to victoriously overcome and conquer evil, and in its passive power to persevere and endure evil, even unto death.  In one case, it conquers the enemy or the difficulty by securing its removal or destruction. In the other, there is no deliverance from the adversity, and yet faith conquers in the power it receives to endure, and to prove that its spirit is superior to all that men or devils can do.  My child…your “faith” is not proven to be genuine faith until it withstands the furnace of affliction…until it endures the fire.

What good is it, My beloved, if you claim to have faith but have no good works to show for it?  Can such “faith” save your soul?  Faith by itself, in the form of a stated belief but not accompanied by actions that bear witness to that stated belief, is destitute of power and dead.  Someone may well say to you, “You claim to have faith, and I, for my part, have good works.  Now prove to me your actual possession of the faith you claim to possess apart from any accompanying good works, and I by my actions that bear witness to my stated belief will prove to you my actual possession of faith.”  Are you so slow to understand?  You are pronounced righteous in My sight through what you do bearing witness to your stated belief, and not alone through a so called “faith” merely in the form of a stated belief.  For just as the body apart from the breath of life is dead, so also faith in the form of a stated belief , but not accompanied by deeds and actions of obedience to back it up, is destitute of power and dead.

Abba Father…I understand; please help me by the power of Your enabling grace to fully embrace this!  The all-prevailing, all pervading, atmosphere in which my soul lives and moves and has its very being is an unwavering child-like trust in You.  It is the framework out of which everything in my life is determined…every action I take, every response to the things that touch my life, every word I speak, and every thought I think and present.  Everything I am to do is filtered through an unwavering child-like trust in You, Father.  No matter what circumstances, events, or things that take place to touch my life, they pass through this atmosphere of my unwavering child-like trust, and do not disturb my unruffled child-like rest.  It simply prompts me to turn to Your Holy Spirit in an unreserved child-like dependence for His direction as to how I am to respond.  In this all-prevailing, all-pervading, atmosphere of unwavering child-like trust, my soul is continually at rest in You, Father, with an unruffled child-like rest.  Though the storms of life may be raging…a fierce tempest whipping the waves into a tumultuous, churning turmoil…beneath the surface, in the depths of God, all is peaceful and calm, all is tranquil and unruffled!

My Father and my God!  I trust in Your unfailing love, Lord; my heart rejoices in Your salvation!  I will sing to You, for You have so richly blessed me!  All my blessedness is in drawing near unto You and abiding in Your unclouded Presence, Lord God Almighty!  I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge, that I may continually proclaim Your wonderful deeds! [Ps 13:5-6; 73:28]  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.”

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