November 1

**        **, greatly beloved, I know you are but a child…laden with sins and failures, laden with mistakes and imperfections.  Even so, I love you with a fathomless Love that will never fail, never change, never end.  Don’t you yet understand?  I love you because of Who I am…not as a response to who you are, or what you do, or what you refrain from doing. [Father God…Isa 1:18; 1 John 1:7,9]

My beloved child…faith is an action that bears witness to your child-like trust in God, your child-like dependence upon God, and your unquestioning child-like obedience to the will of God.  When I reveal to you My plans, My purposes, My will for you, you are to respond with an unquestioning child-like obedience.  You are simply to do what I tell you to do…you needn’t question the reasons why.  It doesn’t matter what sense or reason tells you; you are to respond in faith.  I told My servant Noah to build a huge Ark.  This is child-like obedience, **         **…simply to listen to what God says, and in the obedience of faith to give up your whole heart and life to carry it out, heedless of the mockery of men, the long delay of the day, and all the difficulties of the work.  It is not necessary that you know why God has directed you to do something; you are just simply to do it.  I said to My servant Abram, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.”  Abraham had no idea why he was to leave his home, or even where he was going.  He simply packed up his belongings, and went.  My Divine Son Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert; He went.  The Spirit of God said to Philip, “Go south to the road…the desert road…that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”  So…having no idea why…he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians.  This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. The Holy Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”  In response to the voice of the Lord, Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet.  Phillips obedience to the leading of the Spirit led to an Ethiopian Eunuch accepting Christ My Son and being baptized! [Acts 8:26f]  Scripture is filled with accounts of the unquestioning child-like obedience of men and women wholly surrendered unto God to obey My voice…and accounts of those who did not.

The following account of the poor widow is an illustration of what child-like obedience really is.  Now the wife of a son of the prophets cried to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord.  But the creditor has come to take my two sons to be his slaves.
Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you?  Tell me, what have you of sale value in the house?
She replied, Your handmaid has nothing in the house except one jar of oil.
Then Elisha said, Go around and borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels… and not a few.  And when you come in, shut the door upon you and your sons.  Then pour out the oil you have in your jar into all those vessels, setting aside each one when it is full.
So she went from him and shut the door upon herself and her sons, who brought to her the vessels as she poured the oil.  When the vessels were all full, she said to her son, Bring me another vessel.  And he replied to his mother, There is not a one left.  Then the oil stopped multiplying.  She then went and told the man of God.
Elisha said to her, Go now, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons live on the rest. [2 Kings 4:1-7]

Abba Father…this is surely the 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 the Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.

Blessed Holy Spirit…You are the Divine Nature dwelling in me, Whose Power in me continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life: faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ; faithfully within the Holy of Holies and the unclouded Presence of my Father in our Sacred Covenant relationship.

Shout for joy, O heavens!  Rejoice, O Earth!  Burst into song, O mountains!  For our Lord comforts His people and will have compassion on His afflicted ones!  My soul will be like a well-watered garden, and I will sorrow no more!  Then maidens will dance with joy and gladness; men both young and old will join in.  Blessed Lord…You comfort me and turn my mourning into joy, my sorrow into gladness! [Isa 49:13; Jer 31:12-13]  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, [], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

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