November 14

My beloved child…in the confident assurance in God which faith gives, you are ever to remember one thing above all…to wait upon God.  Your chief need in waiting upon God, one of the deepest secrets of its blessedness, is a quiet, confident persuasion that it is not in vain; courage to believe that God will hear and help!  You are waiting upon a God Who never would disappoint My children! [Isa 25:9]

**        **, greatly beloved, this is surely the blessed life of deep and intimate personal relationship with Me: your waiting upon God…watching and waiting, looking off unto Me and listening for My voice…with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation…for Me to reveal Myself to you ever more deeply and intimately, and My plans, My purposes, My will for you…SO YOU MAY THEN 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.

Have you never yet fully understood, precious child?  Have you still not fully embraced this?  It is the Power of My Holy Spirit’s enabling grace that is at work empowering you not only to be able to do His will, but even just to want to do His will.  Without His enabling grace, you would have neither the power nor the desire to do His will! Have you considered the testimonies of My servants throughout Scripture that illustrate the Power of the Spirit and of God’s enabling grace in the lives of My children?

Paul:  I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done…by the power of signs and miracles, through the Power of the Spirit. [Rom 15:18-19]
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take the thorn in my flesh away from me.  But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My Power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s Power may rest on me.  That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.  For when I am weak in the flesh, then I am strong in Christ. [2 Cor 12:8-10]
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it.  And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.  The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to His Heavenly Kingdom.  To Him be glory for ever and ever.  Amen. [2 Tim 4:17-18]
So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me His prisoner.  But join with me in suffering for the gospel by the Power of God, Who has saved us and called us to a holy life…not because of anything we have done but because of His Own purpose and grace.  This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. [2 Tim 1:8-10]
To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me. [Col 1:28-2:1]

Daniel:  Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength.  Do not be afraid, O man highly esteemed, he said.  Peace!  Be strong now; be strong.  When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, Speak, my lord, since You have given me strength. [Dan 10:18-19]

Micah:  But as for me, I am filled with Power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin. [Mic 3:8]

Stephen:  Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. [Acts 6:8]

Believers:  And when the day of Pentecost was in process of being fulfilled, they were all together in the same place.  And suddenly there came an echoing sound out of Heaven as of a wind borne along violently.  And it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues that had the appearance of fire, these tongues being distributed among them, and one of these tongues took up a position upon each of them. And all were controlled by the Holy Spirit and began to be uttering words in languages different from their own native language and different from those spoken by the others, even as the Spirit kept giving them ability to speak forth, not in words of everyday speech but in words belonging to dignified and elevated discourse. [Acts 2:1-4]
The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.  For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. [Acts 10:44-46]
While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who were listening to his message.  The Jewish believers who had come from Joppa with Peter were amazed that God had poured out His gift of the Holy Spirit on the Gentiles also.  For they heard them speaking in strange tongues and praising God’s greatness.  Peter spoke up: These people have received the Holy Spirit, just as we also did.  Can anyone, then, stop them from being baptized with water?  So he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.  Then they asked him to stay with them for a few days. [Acts 10:44-48]

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.”

Beautiful Saviour:

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