My beloved child…trying in the power of your flesh to do My work and will presumes that you are fully capable of doing it and do not need Me. It is an assertion of your self- reliance and self-sufficiency, and that you have no need for dependence upon My Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding. It is not well-pleasing to Me; it is a life of utter failure and spiritual bankruptcy! [Father God…2 Cor 3:5-8]
** **, greatly beloved, faith is an action that bears witness to your child-like trust in God, your child-like dependence upon God, and your unquestioning child-like obedience to the will of God. Child-like dependence upon God means you are to place no confidence in the power of the flesh, since in your sin-enslaved human nature you are hopelessly powerless, hopelessly impotent, hopelessly helpless to do anything, or say anything, that is good or pleasing or acceptable to God. You need to cease trying to conduct your everyday activities in the powers of your flesh…through your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge and understanding. You must live your everyday life in the Power of My indwelling Holy Spirit, Who is the One Who works in you both to will and to do. You are to give My Holy Spirit free reign to BE ALL in you and to DO ALL in you… in everything…looking to Him not only to lead, guide, and direct you in the conduct of your everyday activities, but also in determining the overall course and direction for your life as well.
** **, don’t you understand? Child-like dependence is an attitude of your heart wherein you look with a confident expectation to My Holy Spirit to BE ALL in you, and to DO ALL in you. Look to My Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and direct your use of the powers of the flesh, but put no trust in their conclusions apart from the confirmation of the Spirit. My Holy Spirit…through Whom you have been joined together in a living union of oneness with Christ Jesus My Son; the Spirit of God, Who dwells in you and has promised never to leave you, never to forsake you…He must BE ALL in you and DO ALL in you. This attitude embraces the words of the Lord, Apart from Me, you can do nothing that is good or pleasing or acceptable to God. [John 15:5] It is My Holy Spirit Who places you where you are to be; leads you where you are to go; shows you what you are to do; gives you the thoughts you are to think and present, the words you are to speak or write.
Spirit of the living God…I wait upon you, in absolute surrender of any reliance upon the powers of my flesh…my human capabilities and capacities, my own efforts and my own strength, my own wisdom and knowledge and understanding…and I acknowledge to You that these powers of my flesh are of no use to me in my life with God. I trust in You with an unwavering child-like trust, and I depend upon You with an unreserved child-like dependence, to rise up within me, sweep over my soul, and lead me into the Heavenly realms…through the rent veil of my flesh, and into the Heavenly Sanctuary…to the Throne of Grace and into the Presence of God.
Abba Father…in the confident assurance in God which faith gives, I fully realize I am ever to remember one thing above all…to wait upon God. My chief need in waiting upon God, one of the deepest secrets of its blessedness and blessing, is a quiet, confident persuasion that it is not in vain; courage to believe that God will hear and help. I am waiting upon a God who never could disappoint His children! In the utter insufficiency of all human strength, “Be strong and let thine heart take courage.” I am to let NOTHING in Heaven or Earth or Hell…let NOTHING keep me from waiting on my God in the full assurance of faith that it cannot be in vain! [Andrew Murray]
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.”
This Love Is Enough: