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]
Behold, I am coming quickly! My reward is with Me, and I will render to everyone according to what his work merits. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to enter through the gates into the city and eat the fruit from the Tree of Life. [Jesus…Rev 22:12-14, 2:7; John 10:7-9]
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 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 [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/]. I am joined together with You, Lord Jesus, in Divine 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 spiritual 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 together 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…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.”
He walks with me and He talks with me: