December 24

My beloved child…genuine faith is indeed the living out of your life in a manner that bears witness to your child-like trust in Me, your child-like dependence upon Me, and your child-like obedience to, and acceptance of, My will.  My righteous ones will live by faith; but if any soul shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.  Without faith, it is impossible to please God. [Heb 10:38; 11:6]

**        **, greatly beloved, the proof of faith is in living your life in accordance with, and in agreement with, what you say you believe.  There are many hundreds of verses in My Word where I promise My sufficiency to meet every need you may encounter during your lifetime.  It is faith alone that embraces these promises and makes them yours.  It is faith alone that enables you to live a peaceful and calm, tranquil and unruffled life, always living in the Presence of the Lord.  Do you believe what I Myself have promised, **        **?

Jesus and His disciples were in their boat, heading across to the other side of the lake. Suddenly, a strong wind blew up, and the waves began to spill over into the boat, so that it was about to fill with water.  Jesus was in the back of the boat, sleeping with His head on a pillow.  The disciples woke Him and said, “Teacher, don’t You care that we are about to die?”  Jesus stood up and commanded the wind, “Be quiet!”  And He said to the waves, “Be still!”  The wind died down, and there was a great calm.  Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Why are you frightened? Do you still have no faith?” [Mark 4:35-40]  Would My Divine Son Jesus admonish you in this same way for the way you have reacted, and are even now reacting, to the storms He has allowed to touch your life?

Christ Jesus My Son says to each one of My children, “Do you still believe that I love you unconditionally?  That you are being led by My Holy Spirit?  That I bottle every tear you shed?  Do you still believe all things work together for good to them that love Me?  That I hear your prayers, even when you have no audible voice to express them?  Even when all seems dark and you are overwhelmed?  Even when fear lays hold of your mind and soul?  Even when it seems I have shut the heavens to you?  Do you still believe…even when death comes to your loved ones?  Do you still believe that I give comfort and strength to face even the grave?  Do you still believe you are in the palm of My hand… that you are the apple of my eye?  That eternal life is your future…that there is no power that can pluck you out of My hand?  That I am still touched by every infirmity and affliction you endure?  Do you still believe these things are true?”

Abba Father, You work righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.  You make everything come out right, and put victims back on their feet.  You made known Your ways to Moses, Your deeds to the people of Israel.  You showed Moses how You went about Your work, and opened up Your plans to all Israel.  Lord God Almighty, You are sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered and rich in love.  You don’t endlessly nag and scold, nor harbor Your anger forever.  You don’t treat me as my sins deserve, nor pay me back in full for my wrongs.  As high as Heaven is over the Earth, so strong is Your love to those who behold You with an awe-filled regard and bow before You with the utmost reverence and respect. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, You have separated me from my sins.  As a father has compassion on his children, even so, Abba Father, You have compassion on those who behold You with the honor and respect due You as their Father.  For You know me inside and out, and You keep in mind that I am but dust.
Men and women don’t live very long; like wildflowers they spring up and blossom.  But a storm snuffs them out just as quickly, leaving nothing to show they were here.  Even so, Your love, Father, is ever and always, eternally present to all who behold You with an awe-filled regard and bow before You with the utmost reverence and respect…making everything right for them and their children as they follow Your Covenant ways and remember to obey Your commandments.
You have set Your Throne in Heaven; You rule over us all!  You are the King of Glory!; Sovereign All-Ruler over all Creation!
So bless God, you angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His Word.  Bless God, all you armies of angels, alert to respond to whatever He wills!  Bless God, all creatures, wherever you are…everything and everyone made by God!  And you, O my soul… bless God! [Ps 103]

Well then, My beloved child…if you say you believe these things, even every Word that comes from the mouth of God, the proof that your faith is genuine will be visible in your everyday life bearing witness to these beliefs.  Lord, I believe; help thou my unbelief. [Mark 9:24]  

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.”

Amazing Grace:

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