October 27

Abba Father…I am like a sheltered olive tree flourishing in the house of my God; I will surely trust in, and rely upon, Your unfailing love, Father…for ever and ever!  I shall praise You forever for all You have done; You continually deliver me and keep me safe!  I wait upon You with a sure hope, trusting in the goodness of Your Name!  I will praise You in the presence of the congregation! [Ps 52:8-9]

My beloved child…you are to live your every day life by the example set for you by Christ Jesus My Son, Who spent many hours in prayer, seeking His Father’s plans, purposes, and will for His every day life.  He said quite clearly, “I only do what My Father shows Me to do; I only speak the words My Father gives Me to speak.”

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.  Other times, after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray.  Some of those days, Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray and spent the night in prayer to God. [Mark 1:35; Matt 14:23; Luke 6:12]  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 judge 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.  My food is to do the will of Him Who sent Me and to finish His work. [John 5:30; 4:34]  

**        **, greatly beloved…be glad, O child of Zion; rejoice in the Lord your God!  For I will give you the former autumn rains; a Teacher of Righteousness…Christ the Messiah. He will train you in right living, pouring down for you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.  I will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten! [Joel 2:23, 25]

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

I cannot be more emphatic concerning the following principle; it is absolutely fundamental…the difference between success and failure in hearing the voice of the Lord speaking to me.  Whenever I am faced with making a decision, and I decide that I am going to wait on the Lord for His direction, I always have a preference, in my humanness, as to what I would like that decision to be.  It is something like, “I am waiting to hear from You, Lord…but I hope the answer is such and such.”  It is here that I must pray against my preference…and pray against it, and pray against it…pleading with the Lord to not let me have it if not His will for me.  I need to continue to pray against my preference, until I know in my heart, and can say in all sincerity to the Lord, and know that I mean it, Lord, it doesn’t matter to me anymore what Your answer is, just show me plainly, clearly, beyond the shadow of any doubt what I am to do.  It no longer matters to me where You place me, or how.  That is rather for You to consider than for me.  For in the easiest position, still, You must give me Your grace, and in the most difficult, Your grace is more than sufficient.  It is enough for me, knowing that You know why You place me where I am…whether to do, or to learn, or just, perhaps, to suffer.  It no longer matters to me what I do or what I suffer.  All that matters is that You keep my heart lovingly and joyfully joined with Your will.  Then I will most assuredly hear the voice of the Lord in my heart, “This is the way; walk ye in it.”  If I don’t get to this place of absolute surrender, and know that I really mean it…that it really doesn’t matter anymore…I will NEVER hear the voice of the Lord.  I will only hear the voice of my own heart giving me my preference, and deceiving me into believing it is the voice of the Lord.

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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