November 18

My beloved child…if you try to live a spiritual life in the power of your flesh…through reliance upon your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and in your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding…you will surely die spiritually.  Just as a baby cannot provide for its physical life, neither can you provide for your spiritual life. [Father God…John 15:4-5]

**        **, greatly beloved, you were created by God for Myself, to live your life joined together with Me in a Sacred Covenant relationship…the very crown jewels of My creation, and to be a mirror of the Almighty, reflecting My Glory to the created Universe. God created each individual for a specific purpose and placed you here upon this Earth, when and where I had determined in eternity past, to do the work I have planned in advance for you to do.  Your place in this Sacred Covenant relationship is to worship God through your everyday manner of living, and through the selection of the overriding goals for the course of your life, wholly consecrated unto God to do My will and to finish the work I have given you to do.  The chief end of Man is to worship God and to enjoy Him forever. [Westminster Catechism]

I, your God and Father, purchased you, by Myself and for Myself, with the precious and priceless Blood of My Own Divine Son Jesus, that you would declare My praises…the praises of the One Who called you out of darkness into My marvelous light.  Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit Who is in you, Whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. [1 Cor 6:19-20]  Redemption is nothing more than God restoring My original purpose in creating Mankind…restoring a relationship that had been severed by sin, and repairing the mirror of the Almighty intended for you to be that had been shattered by sin.

God made you to be a kingdom of priests, a holy nation, consecrated and set apart to worship Me!  The story of your life is to be worship in My eyes!  My sole purpose in redeeming you was for you to be a branch bearing the fruit produced by My Heavenly Vine, manifesting My Glory to the created Universe…a mirror of the Almighty!  Bearing fruit must be your life, not just a part of your life.

Beloved child, you are hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless in the power of the flesh [through your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and in your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding] to live a life that fulfills God’s purpose for creating you…a life joined together with Me in a Sacred Covenant relationship.  The powers of your flesh are of no use to you in your life with God.  I gave you the gift of My Holy Spirit to dwell within you, to be the Power within you enabling you to live a life well-pleasing to Me.  As such, you are entirely responsible to live your everyday life in the Power of the Spirit, and not in the power of the flesh; it is not just for a select few of My children, or for those who choose thus to live.  My children are continually being led by My indwelling Holy Spirit; that is what characterizes you as My child and bears witness to that fact.

**        **, there is no way of pleasing God, of abiding in My Presence and favor, but by faith.  Faith is the key to the life of all God’s children, and the key to your enjoyment of its power and blessings.  But without faith it is impossible to please God.  Now the just shall live by faith: but if anyone draws back from a life of faith, My soul shall have no pleasure in him. [Heb 11:6 ; 10:38]  Wherefore brethren, having now boldness to enter into the Holiest by the Blood of Jesus, let us then draw nigh in fullness of faith; here let us continually abide in the fullness of faith. [Heb 10:19, 22]

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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