My beloved child…has not My servant Paul instructed you: rejoice as you confidently look forward to sharing in the glory of God’s Divine splendor that is your inheritance! Not only so, but even now take joy in your sufferings, because you know that suffering produces endurance; and endurance develops strength of character; and character produces confident assurance! [Father God…Rom 5:2-4]
** **, greatly beloved, don’t you know? Don’t you yet understand? I, your God and Father, have purposes for allowing trials and sufferings.
In this [inheritance of that final salvation that is ready to be revealed for you in the last time],
you are to be constantly rejoicing with a joy that expresses itself in a triumphant exuberance,
even though now for a little while, if perchance there is need for it, you are suffering and have been made sorrowful in the midst of many different kinds of testings.
These testings have come in order that the genuiness of your faith, which faith is examined by testing for the purpose of being proven genuine…
that approval being much more precious than the fire-testing of gold to prove its genuiness and which, even so, perishes…
may be found, after scrutiny, to result in praise and glory and honor at the time of the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Though you have not seen Him, you love Him because of His preciousness;
and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
for you are receiving the promised consummation of your faith, which is the final salvation of your souls. [1 Peter 1:6-9]
In this [inheritance of that final salvation that is ready to be revealed for you in the last time], you are to be constantly rejoicing with a joy that expresses itself in a triumphant exuberance, even though now for a little while, if perchance there is need for it, you are suffering and have been made sorrowful in the midst of many different kinds of testings. [1 Peter 1:6] Beloved child, there are special times when God knows that His child needs to go through trials. Sometimes there is a kind of necessity that My children should be afflicted. When you have no trials, ** **, you are apt to get careless, and when you have secular prosperity you are likely to become worldly-minded. Oftentimes, you are made morally better by afflictions, if you receive them in a right manner…for you are sinful, and need to be purified in the furnace of affliction. None of My children’s suffering escapes My notice and control. God uses His child’s experience through suffering according to My infinitely wise plans for you. I do not cause, or Personally allow, suffering without cause or reason…it is always according to God’s purposes. I have some good in mind to be accomplished by them…a blessing I want you to have that can only be appropriated by your patiently enduring the particular adversity I have allowed…which makes it desirable and proper that you should be thus afflicted. God intends that some good results shall come from it which will show that it is wisely ordered. While it may never be clear to you, My child, You must trust Me to carry out My good purposes, even in times of trial. You must accept trials as part of the refining process that burns away impurities and prepares My child to meet Christ My Son. Trials teach you patience [Rom 5:3-4; James 1:2-3] and help you grow into the image of My Divine Son Jesus, which is My desire for all My children. To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I called upon the Lord and besought Him about this thorn in my flesh, and begged that it might depart from me; but He said to me, “My grace is enough for you, sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully. For My strength and power are made perfect and show themselves most effective in your weakness” Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ the Messiah may rest upon me! So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak in terms of human strength, then am I truly strong in Christ’s Divine strength. [2 Cor 12:7-10]
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.”
In Christ Alone: