One of the seven angels came and said to me, “Come…I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” He carried me away in the Spirit to a vast and lofty mountain, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God. It shone with the Glory of God, and its brilliance resembled a rare and precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal. [John…Rev 21:9-11]
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
Abba Father…You made me for Yourself, in Your Own image and in Your Own likeness, to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship…a living union of oneness…a very crown jewel in Your Creation, and that as a mirror of the Almighty, I would reflect Your Glory to the Created Universe. In our Sacred Covenant relationship, Father, I treasure my unique relationship with each Person of the Triune Godhead.
God the Father is my Father; I am Your child…the apple of Your eye. You have adopted me into Your Royal Family through my being born again of the Spirit in a new birth. Father…I have freely given myself to You to be Your child, now and forever…a child of the Most High God. My place in our relationship is to be an obedient and compliant child…trusting in You with an unwavering child-like trust; depending upon You with an unreserved child-like dependence; setting my heart to obey Your will, and to accept Your will, with an unquestioning child-like obedience…all the days of my life on Earth, and together with You in Heaven for all eternity.
God the Son…Christ Jesus…is my Husband; I am Your spiritual bride…the bride of Christ, sealed with solemn marriage vows to You. I am joined together with You, Lord Jesus, in a Divine spiritual marriage, flesh of Your flesh and bone of Your bones, such that the two of us have become one in spirit. I am eternally grateful that You are also my Savior, my Lord, and my brother. Blessed Jesus…I have freely given myself to You in Divine marriage, joined inseparably together with You in an eternal living union of oneness. My place in our relationship is to be a faithful wife…faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ…
- promising to honor and obey You as both Lord over my life and Savior of my soul;
- to have and to hold You, above all others and above all else this world has to offer, as the choicest, most precious treasure of my heart;
- to love and to cherish You, above all others and above all else this world has to offer, reserving for You alone my sweetest, most tender affections;
- for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, all the days of my life, until death of this body brings me to be together with You in Heaven for all eternity.
God the Holy Spirit is my Master; I am Your servant…a bond-slave of the Most High God. You reign King on the throne of my life. You are the One Who places me where I am to be, leads me where I am to go, shows me what I am to do to participate with You in Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me. You give me the thoughts I am to think and to present, the words I am to speak or to write. Blessed Holy Spirit…I have freely given myself to You to be Your bond-slave, wholly surrendered unto You, wholly given all the days of my life for the blessing and salvation of souls. In our relationship, I am to be an obedient and faithful servant…to watch for You and wait before You, look off unto You and listen for Your voice, available to hear Your voice calling me to participate in Your work as Your messenger, Your ministering spirit, Your watchman, Your prophet… whenever and wherever You lead me to do so.
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.”
Jehovah Jireh, my provider: