February 24

Hallelujah!  For our Lord God, Sovereign All-Ruler, reigns!  Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him Glory!  For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.  The finest linen, dazzling and white, was given her to wear.  Then the angel said to me, “Write: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage banquet of the Lamb!” [John…Rev 19:6-9; Luke 14:15-23]

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 PURPOSE: RELATIONSHIP:

God created Humankind for Himself, Divinely crafted in His Own image and likeness with the capability and capacity of having a deep and intimate personal relationship with Him…to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship, a living union of oneness.  This sets us apart from every other created being.

Free Will:

Abba Father…You created mankind with a free will…free to choose to enter into this Sacred Covenant relationship with You, embracing Your Eternal Purpose for creating me. And free to choose to reject or ignore this relationship and Your Eternal Purpose…to do whatever I want, whatever I desire; free to go my own way, to do my own thing; free to pursue my own goals, my own desires, my own purposes; free to spend my time on whatsoever I will.  You laid aside Your Sovereignty as my Creator to determine the course of my life, and gave me absolute sovereignty to determine the course of my own life.

True Worship:

Therefore, Father…I understand.  The only act of worship on my part that is acceptable to You, that is pleasing to You…which must be first of all before any other worship or sacrificial offering…is to take the free will You have given me and freely, of my own free will, lay it on the altar of sacrifice in absolute surrender, and say from my heart, “Not my will, but Thy will be done.”  Apart from that, I cannot truly worship You…I can not worship You in Spirit and in truth.  Giving my free will back to God is the only thing I can give You, Father, that You don’t already have…because You had freely given it to me in the first place in Creation.

Absolute Surrender:

Blessed Holy Spirit…I freely lay my life on the altar of sacrifice, giving You free reign over the course and direction of my life on Earth.  As such, I no longer have any possessions of my own; all that I have belongs to You.  I have no plans of my own; I am here to do Your will.  I have no privileges, no expectations, no rights, no honor; I am Your bond-servant.  My time belongs entirely to You, I have no desires of my own heart, no purposes of my own for my life.  You are Lord of my life, and I live wholly surrendered to Your plans, Your purposes, Your will.  All of my motives, my attitudes, my dispositions are subservient to You.  Blessed Jesus…I have no attractions to the people of this world, nor the things this world has to offer, that compete with my attraction to You.  You are the choicest, most precious treasure of my heart.  I have no affections for the people of this world, nor the things this world has to offer, that compete with my affections for You.  I have reserved for You alone my sweetest, most tender affections.  I am wholly Yours, and You are wholly mine…wholly surrendered unto God, wholly given for the blessing and salvation of souls.

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.”

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling:

 

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