December 3

My beloved child…the power of My enabling grace can not…can never…be manifested and exercised in you by your sin-enslaved human nature.  Only My Holy Spirit can make My enabling grace effective in you.  Don’t you understand?  It is My work, not your work; your place is to cooperate and to respond. [Father God…1 Cor 12:6-11]

**        **, greatly beloved, Faith is an action that bears witness to your unwavering child-like trust in God, your unreserved child-like dependence upon God, and your unquestioning child-like obedience to the will of God.  You will find it quite revealing, My child, to measure your reactions and responses to the daily circumstances, events, and things that touch your life against this definition of faith.  The fruit of faith is an unruffled child-like rest and an unclouded child-like carefree joy.

Abba Father…You are the Sovereign All-Ruler over all things, over all creation… Sovereign over the heavens and all that’s in it, Sovereign over the Earth and all that’s on it, Sovereign over the spirit world and all that’s in it, Sovereign over everything that touches my life.  And You exercise Your Sovereignty perfectly over all things; You exercise Your Sovereignty immediately, completely, continually over all things, such that nothing takes place on the face of this Earth, nothing takes place in the heavens above, nothing takes place in the spirit world, nothing can touch my life, apart from Your having either Personally caused it to happen, or Your having specifically, consciously, and deliberately allowed it to happen.  And all to accomplish Your Own good purpose.  All that You do is necessarily the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be.  And although oftentimes I may not understand, yet, even so, I trust You. For I know that You make all things work together for my good…for the good of those who love You and are called according to Your purpose. [Rom 8:28]

Precious child…you will never know the quality of your trust until you are in the fire, beset by a fiery trial testing your faith.  It’s easy to say, “I trust the Lord” when all is well… but when You’re in the fire, do you trust Me then?  It is there where you learn, or fail, to embrace the words, “Lord, I don’t understand…but I trust You.”

Abba Father…I know that You are the Sovereign All-Ruler over all Creation, and that You Personally cause, or specifically, consciously, and deliberately allow all things…all for Your Own good purposes.  All that You do is necessarily the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be for me.  And although I may not understand, yet even so, I trust You…that You do indeed make all things work together for my good.  I will trust, and not be afraid.  I will be strong and of a good courage; I will not be afraid, neither will I be dismayed.  For the Lord my God is with me whithersoever I goest. [Jos 1:9]

Because of Your steadfast love for me, Father, I know there is nothing You would ask of me…to be for You or to do for You, to learn of You or just, perhaps, to suffer because it is part of Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…that would be unreasonable, or too much to ask.  And so, it no longer matters to me where You place me, or how… whether in serious perplexity, or in positions of great difficulty, or in circumstances of great pressure and trial; whether You place me at all, or when; where You lead me to go, or what You show me to do.  That is rather for You to consider than for me.  For in the easiest position, still, You must give me Your grace…and in the most difficult, Your grace is more than sufficient.  It is enough for me, knowing that You know why You place me where I am…whether to do, or to learn, or just, perhaps, to suffer.  It no longer matters to me what I do or what I suffer.  All that matters is that You keep my heart lovingly and joyfully joined with Your will.  I know that if You place me in serious perplexity, You will give me much guidance; in positions of great difficulty, much grace; in circumstances of great pressure and trial, much strength.  I have no concern that Your resources might prove to be unequal to the emergency…and Your resources are mine, for You are mine and are with me, and dwell in me…and have promised never, never to leave me, never, ever to forsake me…assuredly not!

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.”

There Is A Voice (Jesus Friend Of Sinners):

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