February 23

I stand in awe of Your terrible Majesty, Lord Jesus; I stand in awe of Your awesome Power. [Rev 10:1-6; 14:14-20; 19:11-21]

WHY DO I EXIST?  Because there is an Eternal God Who exists.

The framework for understanding our existence begins with fully embracing in my heart why the Eternal God of the universe Personally formed me in my mother’s womb.

God’s framework in creating Mankind:

  • Eternal Reason: Love.  I have loved you with an everlasting Love.
  • Eternal Purpose: Relationship.  I made you for Myself.
  • Eternal Plan:  I know the plans I have for you.
  • Eternal Promise:  I have prepared a promised rest for My children.
  • Eternal Provision:  The Gift of My Son; The Gift of My Holy Spirit.

Since the Eternal Purpose for my existence is to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship, how do I enter into this relationship?  Jesus answered that question in His response to Nicodemus, I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in God’s Kingdom.

Jesus has clearly stated, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.  The only way to the Father is through Me.  Jesus said to Martha, I Myself am the Resurrection and the Life. Anyone who lives their life believing in Me, though dying a physical death like everyone else, will never actually die at all but will rise to an eternal life together with Me in Heaven.  Do you believe this?  Yes, Lord, she replied, I do believe that You are Christ the Messiah, the Son of God, Whom God promised was to come into the world, fulfilling Your promised coming the world has long awaited.

Now this is eternal life: knowing You, Father, the One True Living God, and knowing Jesus Christ Your Son, the Messiah Whom You have sent.  God Himself has given this testimony concerning His Son: I have granted you eternal life, and this life is given through union with My Divine Son Jesus.  Whoever is joined together with My Son in a living union of oneness possesses that life; whoever is not joined together with My Son in a living union of oneness does not possess that life.  I have written this to you so that you who place your trust in Christ My Son will know, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that you do now indeed have eternal life.

ETERNAL REASON: LOVE.  I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love.  

When God adopts me into His Family, He becomes in every respect truly my Father; I become in every respect truly His child!  He assures me, “You are the apple of My eye; I take great pleasure in you!  I rejoice over you with singing; you are well-pleasing in My sight!  My heart delights in you, and I long to fill you with all the fullness of God.”
My Father is a perfect parent.  He reassures me of His unconditional, unfailing love, promising never to leave me, never to forsake me.  He comforts me in my times of need; I can trust my Father implicitly and absolutely, always safe and secure in His everlasting arms, continually at rest in Him with an unruffled child-like rest.  He is always available for me when I call on Him.  I never need hesitate to cry out boldly to my Father; He is always accessible to His children!  He is never too preoccupied to listen to what I am saying, never disregards my feelings or my sense of need, always answers me!  He is my shield and protector, carefully watching over me, keeping me safe, even from hurting my own self!  I never need be anxious about anything, as I realize this, that my Father is Sovereign over all Creation and, more than that, exercises His Sovereignty perfectly over everything that would touch my life!  He thinks about me day and night, even though I may not be thinking about Him.  He generously meets my every need, every want, every desire, according to His Own perfect plan for my life!  He is interested in all that I do, always a source of encouragement to me.  He is skillful in teaching and training His child, wise in guiding and counseling me, purposeful in correcting, chastising, and disciplining me.  As a child in God’s Family, I have a promised inheritance, a share in the glory of Christ His Son, that is a guaranteed certainty!  My Father’s wealth is immeasurable, and I am a co-heir with Christ in inheriting His entire estate!  More than that, there is absolute stability and security in God’s Family.  God my Father is entirely wise and good, and my position as a child in the Family is permanently assured…I would never be disinherited, even under extreme provocation!  My Family relationship is an abiding one, lasting forever.  Perfect parents do not cast off their children, nor do they propose to throw their children out of the family unless they behave.  God my Father goes out of His way to make His child feel His all-embracing love, and to know my privilege and security as a member of His precious Family!  He is an intimately close and affectionate Father, friend and companion!

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.”

Praise Him:

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