My beloved child…your place in My work is to attentively and diligently look for the leading and guiding of My Holy Spirit in everything concerning your everyday life, and to cooperate with the power of His enabling grace to do all that He prompts you to do, or say, or think. He is the One Who produces fruit in your life. You do not…indeed you cannot…produce fruit; you are simply to be a branch that bears His fruit! [Father God…John 15:1-8]
** **, greatly beloved, don’t you know…haven’t you yet learned? 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. The fruit of faith is an unruffled child-like rest and an unclouded child-like carefree joy. Genuine faith is not merely your stated belief, but rather an action that bear witness to that stated belief.
Have you not considered My servant Job who by his actions bore witness to his child-like trust? Then Job’s wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” But Job responded to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we indeed welcome and accept only blessings from the hand of God and not also accept the misfortune and adversity He allows? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?” [Job 2:9-10; Lam 3:38]
Then Job arose and rent his robe and shaved his head and fell down upon the ground and worshiped and said, “Naked and without possessions came I into this world from my mother’s womb, and naked without possessions shall I depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the Name of the Lord! Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.” In all this Job sinned not nor charged God foolishly. [Job 1:20-22, 13:15]
Precious child, you bear witness to your child-like trust in God when…
- You patiently accept the adversities that touch your life through circumstances, events, things, trials, perplexities, hardships, pressures, suffering, troubles, affliction, infirmities, insults, distresses, persecutions, grief, etc. God is the Sovereign All-Ruler over all Creation, and I have Personally caused, or have specifically, consciously, and deliberately allowed these adversities to touch your life, for My Own good purpose. You may not understand…oftentimes you don’t…but you can trust God Who makes all things work together for your good. In the surrender of faith, embrace in your heart: “Lord…it no longer matters to me where You place me, or how; 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.”
- You wait with a joyful expectation, an excited anticipation, for the certain fulfillment of My every promise. It does not matter if God takes 25 years to grant your promise, as I did with Abraham. It also does not matter if you never receive the promise during your lifetime, as the hero’s of faith did not. All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised during their lifetime, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. All these people earned a good reputation because of their faith, yet none of them received all that God had promised during their lifetime. For God had something better in mind for us, so that they would not reach perfection without us. [Heb 11:11, 39-40] And so, My child, hold unswervingly to the hope you profess, for He Who promised is faithful. [Heb 10:23]
- You boldly bring your requests before Me, knowing that I will grant your requests that are in agreement with My will. Abba Father…You have assured me that I may have this confidence in approaching God: “If you make any request in agreement with My will, I shall hear you. And since you know that I will hear you in whatever you ask, you may be sure, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that I shall grant you the request that is in agreement with My will you have made of Me. [1 John 5:14-15] Father, if You do not grant my request, then I can be sure that it is not in agreement with Your will; You have some other purpose in mind. I need then to wait upon You, asking You to reveal your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me through these adversities.
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.”