Lord God Almighty, when Your judgments come upon the Earth…as they are even now, the people of the world learn righteousness. Though God shows grace to the wicked, even so, they still do 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]
My child…listen; do not be stubborn and self-willed. I have told you the way to true comfort and happiness…a place of quiet, refreshing rest for heavy-laden souls. In repentance and resting in Me is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is. Then walk in it, and you will find rest for your soul. [Father God…Isa 28:11-12; 30:15; Jer 6:16]
ETERNAL PROVISION: GIFT OF MY HOLY SPIRIT. Spiritual Maturity
My beloved child…the only way you can remain in My promised rest is by your unwavering child-like trust both in My Love for you and in My Sovereignty over all Creation, your unreserved child-like dependence upon the leading of My Holy Spirit, and your unquestioning child-like obedience to, and acceptance of, My will as the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be. You are responsible to consciously and deliberately wait upon Me…to look off unto Me and listen for My voice. That is to be your life, ** **. What My Spirit shows you to do, He will also enable you to do. It is His work from beginning to end. You are responsible to be obedient and participate in His work whenever He shows you to do so, and to cooperate with His Power at work in you…not to try doing His work on your own.
Don’t you understand, ** **…in your physical life, maturity is growth from the utter dependence of a baby to the complete independence and self-reliance of an adult. In your spiritual life, however, maturity is growth from independence and self-reliance to utter dependency upon God. He is most spiritually mature who lives a life of unreserved child-like dependence upon Me. A baby is utterly helpless to provide for its physical needs; all (s)he can do is open his/her mouth and cry. Unless there is someone who hears its cry and satisfies its needs, (s)he will surely die. In the same manner, you are utterly helpless to provide for your spiritual needs. All you can do is open your mouth and cry. I am the One Who hears your cry and satisfies those needs.
My child, if you try to live a spiritual life in the power of your flesh…through reliance upon your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and in your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding…you will surely die spiritually. Just as a baby cannot provide for its physical life, neither can you provide for your spiritual life. Don’t you yet understand? Your spiritual life cannot grow and mature by trying…only by crying out to Me, and trusting that I will hear your cry and satisfy your needs. Like a newborn baby crying in its thirst…crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up into full spiritual maturity, now that you have tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord!
Beloved…that is why I made a New Covenant agreement with Mankind, and gave My Holy Spirit to dwell in you, to be the Power Who enables you to grow up into full spiritual maturity. It is His work, not yours. He Personally lives out the life of My Divine Son Jesus in you…Who is your Wisdom from God, as well as your Righteousness, your Sanctification, and your Redemption. I put in you a new heart and a new spirit; I removed your stubborn heart of stone and replaced it with a tender, obedient heart. And I put in you My Spirit, empowering you to obey My laws and live by My decrees. This is My covenant with you: “My Spirit, and these words I have given you, will never depart from you!”
It is Finished! The Holy Spirit was given as My Eternal gift to dwell in you…never to leave you, never to forsake you. Embrace the life of My Divine Son Jesus that the Holy Spirit is Personally living out in you…a life of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial…giving Him free reign to do so. Embrace the death of My Divine Son Jesus that the Holy Spirit is Personally working out in you, conforming you ever more deeply into the likeness of His death…death to sin and death to self…in order that you may thereby attain, more and more, to the power of the resurrection life of Christ Jesus My Son out from the dead.
Beloved…this is what it means to live your everyday life faithfully within the Holy of Holies: entrust your life and your everyday manner of living continually and unceasingly throughout each day entirely into My hands. I assure you…I will lead you and guide you by My Holy Spirit! Trust in Me with an unwavering child-like trust that…
- My indwelling Holy Spirit will indeed Be All in you and Do All in you…will indeed place you where you are to be, lead you where you are to go, show you what you are to do to participate with Him in His work, give you the thoughts to think and present, the words to speak or write.
- In My will for your life and in the work I have given you to do…in the ministries I have given to you and their responsibilities…My indwelling Spirit will indeed enable you to fulfill your responsibilities in accordance with My plans, purposes, and will, and in a manner that is well-pleasing in My sight.
- In every circumstance, event, and thing that is currently touching your life, and in all that I will yet allow to touch your life, My Spirit will indeed lead you and guide you, showing you how to respond and when.
- In all things I allow to touch your life, My indwelling Spirit will indeed intervene in those affairs to Personally do whatever is beyond your human capabilities and capacities to do, in accordance with My Own plans, purposes, and will.
- In all things I allow to touch your life, My indwelling Spirit will indeed Personally cause…or specifically, consciously, and deliberately allow…results, outcomes, and conclusions according to My Own good purpose, in accordance with My Own plans, purposes, and will.
- The results, outcomes, and conclusions I bring about will indeed be the very best, very kindest, most loving thing that can possibly be…and that I make all things work together for your good.
- Therefore, it should not matter to you what these results, outcomes, and conclusions are, since that is for Me to consider and not for you. All that really matters is that you cooperate with My enabling grace to keep your heart lovingly and joyfully joined with My will.
Abba Father…I trust in You with an unwavering child-like trust; that is the all-prevailing attitude of my heart! Child-like trust is the framework out of which everything in my life is determined…every action I take, every response to the things that touch my life, every word I speak, and every thought I think and present. No matter what circumstance, event, or thing that takes place to touch my life, it passes through this all-prevailing, all-pervading, atmosphere of unwavering child-like trust in You, Father, and does not disturb my unruffled child-like rest. It simply prompts me to turn to Your Holy Spirit in an unreserved child-like dependence for His direction as to how I am to respond. Though storms in my life may be raging…a fierce tempest whipping the waves into a tumultuous, churning turmoil…beneath the surface, in the depths of God, my heart is peaceful and calm, my soul is tranquil and unruffled!
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 King of Love: