March 23

Men’s hearts are failing them for fear…as is now happening, terrified at what they see coming upon the Earth: for the Powers of Heaven shall be shaken.  Lord God Almighty, When Your judgments come upon the Earth…as they are even now, the people of the world learn righteousness.  Though God showed grace to the wicked, even so, they still did not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they continue going on doing evil, and regard not the Majesty of the Lord. [Luke 21:26; Isa 26:10]

Do not be worried or anxious about anything, but in every circumstance, event, and thing that touches your life, let your prayers and requests be made known to God, thanking Me for all I have already done.  And My peace, which is beyond all comprehension, will shelter your heart and mind in a tranquil and unruffled resting place through your union with Christ My Son. [Father God…Phil 4:6-7]

ETERNAL PURPOSE: RELATIONSHIPAbba Father!

My beloved child…give Me your heart, and let your eyes keep to My ways.  Listen, My son/daughter, and be wise; keep your heart on the right path.  If your heart is wise, then My heart will be glad!  **(your name)**, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to My words and do not let them out of your sight.  Keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to your whole body.  Above all else, My child, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life; it influences everything you do!

Do not store up for yourself treasures on Earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourself treasures in Heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  So set your heart on the rich eternal treasures that are above, in the Heavenly realms, where Christ My Son is seated at My right hand. Set your mind and your thoughts on things of Heaven and the spiritual realm, and not on things of Earth and the physical realm.  Do not love the world or the things it has to offer. In so doing, you show no real love for Me.  For the things this world appeals to…your sinful desires, your desire to have everything you see, your foolish pride…do not come from Me but come from the world.  The world and its desires will pass away, but the one who does My will shall live forever!  So fix your eyes not on what is seen in the physical realm, but on what is unseen in the spiritual realm.  What is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Precious child…I will dwell in you and walk with you, and I will be your God, and you will be My child.  Walk away from the corruption and compromise of this world; separate yourself from these things.  Don’t link up with those who will lead you into pollution, and I Myself will receive you.  I will be a Father to you, and you will be My son/daughter.

**(your name)**, only My Holy Spirit can work in you a pure heart.  And so I urge you to obey only the Holy Spirit’s instructions.  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 work.  He will give you the thoughts you are to think and to present, the words you are to speak or write.  If only you would just give Him free reign, beloved child…then you won’t always be doing the wrong things your sin-enslaved human nature wants you to do!

Abba Father…Because of Your steadfast love for me, I know there is nothing You would ask of me…to be for You or to do for You, to learn of You or just, perhaps, to suffer because it is part of Your plans, Your purposes, Your will for me…that would be unreasonable, or too much to ask.  And so, I need no longer be anxious…about anything…as I realize this: You know the plans You have for me…plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and a future.  I am Your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus Your Son to do good works, which You Yourself have planned in advance for me to do.

And so, Father, in the Power of Your enabling grace, manifested and exercised in me through the Eternal Power of Your indwelling Holy Spirit…it no longer matters to me where You place me, or how…whether in serious perplexity, or in positions of great difficulty, or in circumstances of great pressure and trial.  It no longer matters whether You place me at all, or when.  It no longer matters where You lead me to go, or what You show me to do; what thoughts You give me to think and present, what words to speak or write.  These things are rather for You to consider than for me.  For in the easiest position, still, You must give me Your grace; and in the most difficult, Your grace is more than sufficient.  It is enough for me knowing that You know why You place me where I am… whether to do, or to learn, or just, perhaps, to suffer.  It no longer matters to me what I do or what I suffer.  All that matters is that You keep my heart lovingly and joyfully joined with Your will.

Should You place me in serious perplexity, I know You will give me much guidance. Should You place me in positions of great difficulty, You will give me much grace; should You place me in circumstances of great pressure and trial, You will give me much strength.  I have no fear that Your resources may prove to be unequal to the emergency…and Your resources are mine, for You are mine, and are with me, and dwell in me!  Have You not promised, “I will never, never leave you; I will never, ever forsake you…assuredly not!”  I trust in You with an unwavering child-like trust, and depend upon You with an unreserved child-like dependence, that Your Holy Spirit will indeed lead me and guide me, showing me what to do and when, continually and unceasingly day and night!  By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on the way they were to take, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.  Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.

Abba Father…in the Power of Your enabling grace, I have set my heart to watch for You and wait before You, to look off unto You and listen for Your voice, with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence, with a joyful expectation and an excited anticipation, for You to reveal to me Your plans, Your purposes, Your will, and a deeper revelation of Who You are…so I may then respond, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of Your Holy Spirit, cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in me both to will and to do.

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.”  

The Lord is my Shepherd:

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