January 23

Who, or what, shall ever be able to separate me from Your Love, precious Lord?  Shall trouble or hardship or persecution, famine, nakedness, danger or sword?  No…in all these things I am more than a conqueror through You, Lord…the One who loves me! [Rom 8:35-37]

7th ABRAHAM: THE TRUST OF FAITH UNTO DEATH.  With Sarah, we saw the trust of faith unto life.  The result of her faith was the son of promise…Isaac.  With Abraham, we see the far deeper trust of faith unto death.  The result of his faith was receiving the son of promise back from the dead.

Beloved child…My Divine Son Jesus has dedicated the way, by Personal example, for you to follow in His footsteps into My promised rest.  You must walk along the Path He walked; it is the Path of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial, death to sin and death to self.

**        **, greatly beloved…it is there in Gethsemane’s Garden that you find the Path that leads up to the Gate, which opens into the Heavenly Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies… into My unclouded Presence.  It is the only Path that leads up to the Gate, which bears on its header the inscription THY WILL BE DONE.  No one can pass through until you first surrender your own free will there to the Gate-keeper.  Beloved…you walk along that Path and enter through that Gate solely and only by faith.  The way into My promised rest is so simple, a child can understand it.  It is so simple, though, that only a child-like faith can embrace it and enter in…through your unwavering child-like trust in Me, your unreserved child-like dependence upon Me, and your unquestioning child-like obedience to, and acceptance of, My will.  Anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. [Luke 18:16-17; Matt 18:3-4; 19:14]

Child of God!  My Divine Son Jesus, being consecrated and perfected through suffering, has consecrated the way of suffering for all My children to pass through unto Glory.  Have you never understood and fully embraced the truth that the sufferings I allow to touch your life are not only necessary and unavoidable…they are hereby made honorable, useful, and your same pathway to Glory as My Own beloved Son?  Now if we are children, then we are heirs…heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. [Rom 8:17-18]  

My beloved child…it is fitting that My children must follow the same route and receive the same reward that My Divine Son Jesus did.  In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for Whom and through Whom everything exists, should make the Author of our salvation perfect through suffering.  Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from what He suffered and, once made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him.  To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in His steps.

Therefore, beloved child of God…continually wash your robes in the Blood of Jesus; wash your garments that have been soiled with sin, making them clean again, dazzling and white.  Wash your feet with pure water; wash the dust of sin off your feet.  Continually and diligently do these things, that you may always abide with Me in the Holy of Holies, in My unclouded Presence.  The washing of your robes and the keeping of your garments relates to this very attitude and habit of looking for the return of Christ My Son as an imminent event.  Beloved child, as you hope to walk those golden streets, and eat of those immortal fruits, see to it that you have your garments clean and your loins girded about like unto sons and daughters waiting for their Lord!

Abba Father, it is solely and only my will…the will of my sin-enslaved human nature… that prevents me from entering into the Holy of Holies, and abiding there with You.  And only Your Holy Spirit can work in me the desire to lay aside my own will.  Only Your Holy Spirit can work in me the desire to rent the veil of my flesh in two, from top to bottom, and enable me to walk through the Gate that opens into the Heavenly Sanctuary…that Gate that bears on its header the inscription THY WILL BE DONE, wherein lies the Holy of Holies and the inaccessible Light of the Glory of Your unclouded Presence.

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.”

O the Blood of the Lamb:

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