December 5

My beloved child…you live a life of trust not by trying to do what I show you to do, but by cooperating with My enabling grace to do so.  You are not trying by your own efforts and in your own strength, you are cooperating…with My strength; with My wisdom, knowledge, understanding; with My capabilities and capacities.  It is My work, not yours. [Father God…Zech 4:6; Isa 11:2-4]

There are many examples of trust in My Word..have you not considered my servant Abraham?  With his wife Sarah, you saw the trust of faith unto life; she believed God to bring forth life from one who was as good as dead.  The result of her faith was the son of promise…Isaac.  With Abraham, you see the far deeper trust of faith unto death.  He was to offer up the son of promise…Isaac…as a sacrifice unto death.  The result of his faith was receiving the son of promise back from the dead.

**        **, greatly beloved, I am showing you here the exact parallel in your own life.  You exercised the trust of faith in Christ My Son unto life, and indeed you were given your new life in Christ, born anew by the Spirit of God.  Then you are called of God to offer up your new life in Christ unto death…death to sin and death to self, self-sacrifice and self-denial, obedience and suffering.  You are called of God to the far deeper trust of faith unto death…the sacrifice of faith exemplified by Abraham and Abel.  When you do indeed in obedience offer yourself up unto death, I grant you My promise…I raise you up into that new and deeper life I have prepared for you, life in the Holy of Holies, even now, here on Earth.

Don’t you yet understand, My child?  Christ My Son Himself was also your parallel.  He was given a human life on Earth through the Power of God…a miraculous birth.  Then that life He was given was to be offered up unto death, which He freely did in His words spoken to Me: “Abba! Father!  All things are possible for You…please remove this cup of suffering from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” [Mark 14:36]  He was obedient to the Father, even unto death.  The result of His faith and obedience was that God raised Him from the dead and, in the character of His human nature, exalted Him to the highest place in Heaven: and He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death…even death on a cross!  Therefore, in the character of His human nature, God exalted Him to the highest place, and gave Him the Name that is above every Name. [Phil 2:8-9]

Abba Father…I want to know Jesus…ever more deeply, ever more intimately; I want to know Him in the Power of His resurrection and in the fellowship of His sufferings, being continually conformed ever more deeply into the likeness of His death…death to sin and death to self…in order that I may thereby attain, more and more, to the power of His resurrection life out from the dead…the power to walk triumphantly through each and every day, as more than a conqueror and with overwhelming victory. [Phil 3:10-11]

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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