February 26

The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl.  The great street of the city was of pure gold, translucent as glass.  I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its Temple.  The city has no need of the sun nor the moon to give it light, for the Glory of God illuminates it, and the Lamb is its lamp. [John…Rev 21:21-23]

WHY DO I EXIST?
Because there is an Eternal God Who exists.  In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.  The Heavens continually declare the magnificent majesty and Glory of God; their measureless expanse continually displays the awesome wisdom and power of His handiwork.  Day after day their silent speech is heard unceasingly throughout the farthest reaches of the Earth; night after night they unveil the fathomless knowledge of the Almighty.

IS THERE A GOD?
Ever since God created the world, His invisible qualities…both His Eternal Power and His Divine Nature…have been clearly seen.  They are perceived and understood in the majesty and Glory of God’s breathtaking Creation handiwork!  So those people who do not believe there is a God have no excuse at all for their blind unbelief.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER DEATH?
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, Martha 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.

IS THERE ANY PURPOSE FOR MY LIFE?
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.  It is so simple a child can understand it; yet it is so simple that only a child can fully embrace it: Anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.

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…in My Own image and likeness… Divinely crafted with the capabilities and capacity to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship…a living union of oneness…the very crown jewels of My creation, and that, as a mirror of the Almighty, you would reflect My glory to the created universe.

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, a member of the Jewish ruling council: I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  How can a grown man be born again, Nicodemus asked?  He certainly cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time!  Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless he is 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.

Beloved…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.”

Eternal Plan: I know the plans I have for you; you are My workmanship, created in Christ Jesus My Son to do the good works I have planned in advance for you to do.  Every day of your life was recorded in My Book before you were born…before you ever began to breathe.

Eternal Promise: I have prepared a promised rest for My children.  No matter what storms of life may be raging…a fierce tempest, whipping the waves into a tumultuous, churning, turmoil…beneath the surface, in the depths of God, all is peaceful and calm, all is tranquil and unruffled.  In the shadow of the Almighty, you will find an unruffled child-like rest for your soul.

Eternal Provision:

The Gift of My Son.  I purchased you, by Myself and for Myself, with the Precious and Priceless Blood of My Divine Son Jesus.  By virtue of the Eternal Power and the Eternal Worth of His Blood, poured out on your behalf on that cross at Calvary, I have forgiven all the sins of those who will receive Him and believe in His Name.  Christ My Son has thereby conferred upon those the judicial status of eternal righteousness in My sight.

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.

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.

The Gift of My Holy Spirit, given to dwell in you…never to leave you, never forsake you… to be the Divine Nature abiding in you Whose Power continually guarantees and secures your capability to live your everyday life: faithful to your solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ My Son; faithfully within the Holy of Holies and My unclouded Presence in our Sacred Covenant relationship.

ETERNAL PURPOSE: RELATIONSHIP.  The Heart of God My Father For His Child.

Abba Father…Here am I, Your child…a child of the Most High God.  I’ve come running to You with a reckless abandon, and as You embrace me, holding me close to Your bosom, You reassure me so lovingly, so tenderly, so affectionately…
(your first name), I love you.  You are My child, and I am your Father and your God.  I take great pleasure in you; you’re the apple of My eye.  So be comforted and be reassured of My unfailing love for you.  I rejoice over you with singing.  My heart delights in you, and I long to fill you with all My fullness…with all the fullness of God.  I long to pour all of My Blessedness and all of My Goodness into you, to have this intimate fellowship with you that we have, and to become ever more one with you, even as We are One with One Another in Our Blessed Holy Trinity.

You are My beloved, and I am well-pleased with you…not because you are without sins and failures, without mistakes and imperfections.  No; I know you are but a child…laden with sins and failures, laden with mistakes and imperfections.  Even so, you are beloved in My sight and I am well-pleased with you…because you have set your heart to trust in Me with an unwavering trust; you have set your heart to depend upon Me with an unreserved child-like dependence; you have set your heart to obey My will, and to accept My will, with an unquestioning child-like obedience.  These are the things that define you as My beloved child, and make you to be well-pleasing to Me.  Don’t you yet understand?  A child melts his/her Father’s heart…you melt My heart… when you just come to Me, climb up on My lap, curl up in My arms, and rest your little head against My bosom.  That melts a Father’s heart, because it is a child’s way of expressing absolute trust, absolute dependence, unquestioning obedience.  It is all that a Father would ever need, or want, or desire of His child.

And so, beloved…rest here with Me in an unruffled child-like rest in the Holy of Holies…in the inaccessible light of the Glory of My unclouded Presence.  Abide here with Me with an unclouded child-like carefree joy.  Don’t you worry, don’t you fret.  Don’t be anxious or afraid.  Trust in Me with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.  Watch for Me and wait before Me; look off unto Me and listen for My voice.  Acknowledge Me in this way, and I will lead you and guide you by My Holy Spirit.  He will place you where you are to be, lead you where you are to go, show you what you are to do to participate with Me in My plans, My purposes, My will for you.  He will give you the thoughts you are to think and to present, the words you are to speak or to write.  He will direct your paths…if you would only trust your heart to Me. I will watch over that heart of yours and keep it safe, if only you would just trust Me with it.  So don’t be disappointed, don’t be discouraged; don’t be disheartened or disillusioned. Don’t be downcast, down-trodden, distraught, dismayed, or distressed.  Don’t lament over the past, or be anguished about the present, or agonize over the future.  You needn’t be angry, upset, frustrated, irritated, or annoyed.  And don’t become impatient, or grow weary of waiting.  I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  You are My workmanship, created in Christ Jesus My Son to do good works…works that I Myself have planned in advance for you to do.  Every day of your life was recorded in My book before you were born…before you ever began to breathe.  So be still, and know that I AM your Father and your God!

Open my eyes, Lord, I want to see Jesus:

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