October 25

Abba Father…I want to know Jesus, ever more deeply, ever more intimately.  I want to know Him in the power of His resurrection and in the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed ever more deeply into the likeness of His death…death to sin and death to self…in order that I may thereby attain, more and more, to the power of His resurrection life out from the dead. [Phil 3:10-11]

My beloved child, you will never know the quality of your dependence until you refuse to move ahead on a course of action unless your ears hear My voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk ye in it.”  With everything that touches your life during the course of each day…every circumstance, every event, every thing…in the power of My enabling grace, you are first of all to respond by immediately entrusting these things into My hands.  Then you are to wait upon My Holy Spirit to show you how and when you are to respond.  By consciously and deliberately depending upon God to lead you and guide you by My Spirit, you will not react in a faith-less manner in the power of your flesh…in the power of your sin-enslaved human nature.  Rather, you will be enabled to respond in a faith-filled manner in the Power of My Holy Spirit.

The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.  You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.  This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”  This is what the Lord says…your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you what is best for you, Who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to My commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.  I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.  These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” [Isa 58:11; 48:17-18; 42:16; Jer 6:16]

**        **, greatly beloved, true humility, in its essence, is total dependence upon God… a child-like dependence for all things and in all things.  Only total and complete dependence makes My child humble.  This means having no agenda for your life, no self-will, no confidence in the powers of your sin-enslaved human nature, no preferences other than God’s will be done.  It means whole-heartedly embracing the reality that when you fail to give My Holy Spirit free reign to guide and direct your everyday life, not only will you be unable to do God’s will, you won’t even have the desire to do it.  It is My Holy Spirit alone…My eternal gift given to dwell in you…Who works in you both to will and to do.  It also means knowing that God has Power for all things, and turning to Me in child-like dependence for My provision and for My help in your time of need.  Humility requires trust…to be humble you need to trust God your Father’s goodness toward you. Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care…all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all…on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. [1 Peter 5:6-7]

Child of God!  You are to live your life by the example set by Christ Jesus My Son, Who said, I only do what My Father shows Me to do; I only speak the words My Father gives Me to speak.  I am able to do nothing from Myself, independently, of My Own accord, but only as I am taught by God and as I get His orders.  Even as I hear, I decide as I am bidden to decide.  As the voice comes to Me, so I give a decision, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek or consult My Own will and My Own purpose, but only the will and pleasure of the Father Who sent Me.  So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of of His Own accord; but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way. [John 5:30, 5:19]

Beloved…sow for yourselves righteousness and reap the fruit of My unfailing love!  Break up the fallow ground within your heart!  For it is time to seek Me, the Lord, until I come and shower righteousness upon you!  Look off unto Me and My strength; seek My face and My Presence continually!  Those who know My Name will trust in Me, for I have never forsaken those who seek Me! [Hos 10:12; Ps 105:4; 9:10]

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.”

Jesus, God’s righteousness revealed:

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