Blessed Jesus…Because Your steadfast Love for me is better than life, my lips continually proclaim Your Glory! My lips shout for joy as I sing praises to You…I whom You have redeemed! [Ps 63:3; 71:23]
5th SARAH: THE TRUST OF FAITH UNTO LIFE. She considered God Who had given her the promise to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word.
Power of the Holy Spirit brings life
The promised new life in the Holy of Holies secured for me by Christ must come from God; it is impossible for man to appropriate it. God’s mighty Power alone must directly work it in me by the Holy Spirit, or all is in vain. It is the Spirit of God Who works in us both to will and to do. It is for this work to be done within me that my faith must trust Him for.
Continual indwelling and working of the Holy Spirit
This new and wondrous life within the veil, in the Holy of Holies, secured for me by Christ, is nothing less than the life and work of God in the soul. The reason why I don’t experience that life more mightily is that I do not fully surrender to God in Christ to work it in me; I oftentimes fail to embrace the continual indwelling and working of the Holy Spirit within me. I fail because I seek by my own efforts and in my own strength to do what God alone is able to do. I need only, like Sarah [she tried to fulfill the promise by her own efforts, in giving Hagar to Abraham], come back from my self-devised ways, and enter by the new and living way to God consecrated for me by Christ Jesus through the veil of the flesh…the way of death to my sin-enslaved human nature and to self; the way of life through the Holy Spirit, into the life which God alone can maintain.
In an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, I am to take the place before God of utter helplessness and dependence and humility. I must be nothing so that God may be the One Who IS ALL and DOES ALL in me. I need only yield myself to the living God through His Son and Spirit to do His mighty work within me.
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.”
He walks with me and He talks with me: