October 31

**        **, greatly beloved…you are My child; I am your Father and your God!  You are the apple of My eye; I take great pleasure in you!  I will comfort you, and reassure you, with My unfailing love; I rejoice over you with singing!  You are well-pleasing in My sight!  My heart delights in you, and I long to pour all of My Blessedness and all of My Goodness into you! [Father God…Deut 32:10; Zeph 3:17; Col 2:9-10]

My beloved child…what is the reason why you are waiting upon God in all things?  What is the purpose of your waiting upon Me?  Here is the consummation of all this watching and waiting, looking off unto Me and listening for My voice: the fulfillment of your waiting upon God and My revealing to you is SO YOU MAY THEN RESPOND.  All is for naught if you fail to 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.  It is not necessary for you to understand; you are to respond with an unquestioning child-like obedience.  And, it is absolutely fundamental… the difference between success and failure…that you do not try to respond in the power of your sin enslaved human nature, in reliance upon your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts or in your own strength, according to your own wisdom or knowledge or understanding.  You are to respond in the Power of My Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace as He Himself works in you both to will and to do…both the desire to obey your Father’s will, and the power to do My will.

Jesus saith to them, My food is that I may do the will of Him Who sent Me, and may finish His work.  I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father and that I do only what the Father has instructed Me to do.  I act in full agreement with His orders. [John 4:34, 14:31]  The Counselor…the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.  And so it is not in your own strength…for it is God Who all the while is effectually at work in you, energizing and creating in you the power and desire, both to will and to do for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. [John 14:26; Phil 2:13]

And Jesus, having fixed His searching gaze upon the rich young ruler, and having a heartfelt love for him, said to him, “You lack one thing; go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven; and come and accompany Me, walking the same road that I walk.  At that saying the man’s countenance fell and was gloomy, and he went away grieved and sorrowing, for he was in possession of great wealth. And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, With what difficulty will those who possess wealth and keep on holding it enter the Kingdom of God!  And the disciples were amazed and bewildered and perplexed at His words.  But Jesus said to them again, Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the Kingdom of God!  Truly I tell you, there is no one who has given up and left everything…house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands…for My sake and for the sake of the Gospel who will not receive a hundred times as much now in this time…houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, along with persecutions as well…and in the age to come, eternal life. [Mark 10:21-24; 29-30]

Abba Father, enable me by the Power of Your enabling grace to embrace this blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with You: my waiting upon God…watching and waiting, looking off unto You and listening for Your voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation, for You to reveal Yourself to me ever more deeply and intimately, and Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…SO I MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.

Abba Father…when our God shall come again, even Christ Your Divine Son, to set up His Kingdom on the Earth…a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. Only the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the Lord will return.  We will enter Zion with singing, our heads crowned with everlasting joy!  Gladness and joy will overtake me, forever free from sorrow and grief! [Isa 35:8-10]  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.”

Lord I’m Grateful (Grace):

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