My beloved child…even just trying by your own efforts and in your own strength to live a holy and righteous life is in itself presumptuous…it presumes that you can actually do so, that you can be well-pleasing in My sight in the power of your sin-enslaved human nature. The truth of the matter is…apart from Me you can do nothing that is good, or pleasing, or acceptable to God! [Father God…John 15:1-5]
** **, greatly beloved, you will never know the quality of your dependence until you refuse to move ahead on a course of action unless your ears hear My voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk ye in it.” With everything that touches your life during the course of each day…every circumstance, every event, every thing…in the Power of God’s enabling grace, you are first of all to respond by immediately entrusting these things into My hands. Then you are to wait upon My Holy Spirit to show you how and when you are to respond. By consciously and deliberately depending upon God to lead you and guide you by My Spirit, you will not react in a faith-less manner in the power of your flesh…in the power of your sin-enslaved human nature; rather, you will be enabled to respond in a faith-filled manner in the Power of My Spirit.
Brothers and sisters in Christ…
I cannot be more emphatic concerning the following principle; it is absolutely fundamental…the difference between success and failure in hearing the voice of the Lord speaking to me. Whenever I am faced with making a decision, and I decide that I am going to wait on the Lord for His direction, I always have a preference, in my humanness, as to what I would like that decision to be. It is something like, “I am waiting to hear from You, Lord… but I hope the answer is such and such.” It is here that I must pray against my preference…and pray against it, and pray against it… pleading with the Lord to not let me have my preference if not His will for me. I need to continue to pray against my preference, until I know in my heart, and can say in all sincerity to the Lord, and know that I mean it, “Lord, it doesn’t matter to me anymore what Your answer is, just show me plainly, clearly, beyond the shadow of any doubt what I am to do.” Then I will most assuredly hear the voice of the Lord in my heart, “This is the way; walk ye in it.” If I don’t get to this place of absolute surrender, and know that I really mean it…that it really doesn’t matter anymore…I will NEVER hear the voice of the Lord. I will only hear the voice of my own heart giving me my preference, and deceiving me into believing it is the voice of the Lord.
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.”
Perfect Wisdom of Our God: