February 28

And I heard a mighty voice from the Throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live among them.  They will be His people, and God Himself will dwell with them and be their God.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” [John…Rev 21:3-4]

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 MankindThere are 5 foundational principles underlying human existence…5 principles determined and ordained by God that are the framework for human existence.  If you know and understand these 5 principles, you will understand why you exist, what the purpose is for your life, and where you are going, both now and for all eternity.

A]  Eternal Reason: Love.  I have loved you with an everlasting Love.

B]  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.”

C]  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.

D]  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.

E]  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.  I Am A Child of God By Birth.

Since God Himself has clearly stated: I have granted you eternal life, and this life is given through union with My Divine Son Jesus…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.”

I must be joined inseparably together with Christ Jesus the Messiah in a Sacred Covenant relationship…an eternal living union of oneness, through the new life to be conceived in me by the Holy Spirit…
A new life is both conceived and born in me through the Power of the Holy Spirit, when the Divine Seed of the Word of God planted in my heart is fertilized by the consent of my will; the Holy Spirit will sweep over me and the Power of the Most High will overshadow me.  I am literally a new creation…not in the physical realm, where I already exist…but in the spiritual realm, where prior to this I did not exist.  God Himself is therefore my Father, and I bear His spiritual DNA in my soul!

My human life began at conception…at that moment of fertilization at which time I was conceived from the human seed planted in my mother’s womb and fertilized through union with her female ovum.  At that point in time, a new, genetically unique cell, a genetically distinct living organism…a human being…came into existence.  Then the process of growth began.  Abba Father…You formed all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.  My frame was not hidden from You when You wove me together in secrecy, and intricately fashioned me in utter seclusion in the depths of the womb.  Your eyes saw my unformed body before I was born.  Every day of my life was recorded in Your book before I was born…before I ever began to breathe.  In the fullness of time, You brought me forth from my mother’s womb and I was born into the physical realm…a newborn baby!  My child, I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.  Before you were born I chose you and set you apart for My Own purposes. I appointed you to participate in My work according to My intentions concerning what I have planned to do.

My spiritual life also began at conception.  Your Divine seed, Father…the Word of God…has within itself the capacity to start a new life.  When it is planted in the heart of a human being, it has the potential to bring a new life into existence.  Your Divine seed in itself, however, lies dormant; it cannot bring forth a new life on its own.  Fertilization must take place within my heart through the consent of my will…at which time a new life is conceived through the Power of the Holy Spirit.  At that moment of fertilization… when I made a solemn vow before You, Father, in giving myself to be the bride of Christ Your Son, receiving Jesus the Christ into my life in divine marriage, promising to honor and obey Him as both Lord over my life and Savior of my soul…a distinct and uniquely new life came into existence.  I was born again, this time into the spiritual realm…born into the Family of God in the Kingdom of God, a child belonging to the Royal Family of God…through the regeneration wrought in me by the Holy Spirit!  Abba Father…I am Your child by birth!  Hallelujah!

My spiritual birth is not a mental or a theological concept; it is as literal and real a new birth as was my physical birth.  A person is born into physical life through human parents, but is born into spiritual life in the Kingdom of God through the regeneration wrought by the Holy Spirit.  I am a uniquely new-born creation; God Himself is my Father! I am no longer the same person I formerly was…my previous moral and spiritual condition has passed away.  Behold, a fresh, new life has begun!

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