I stand in awe of the Rider on the white horse, Whose robe is dipped in blood, and on Whose thigh is written, “King of kings and Lord of lords.” I stand in awe of the One Who with one fell swoop of Your terrible swift sword against the multitudes who rise up against You, and their blood will flow, like a river, for 180 miles to the height of a horse’s bridle. [Rev 19:11-18; 14:18-20]
The washing of one’s robes and the keeping of one’s garments relates to this very attitude and habit of looking for the return of Christ as an imminent event. Brethren, as you hope to walk those golden streets, and eat of those immortal fruits, see to it that you have your garments clean and your loins girded about like unto men waiting for their Lord. [Rev 21:9-22:5]
ETERNAL PURPOSE: RELATIONSHIP. Abiding In My Father’s House
My beloved child…Wait before Me with an unwavering child-like trust and an unreserved child-like dependence…for Me to reveal to you My plans, My purposes, My will, and a deeper revelation of Who I am…SO YOU MAY THEN RESPOND, with an unquestioning child-like obedience, to every leading and prompting of My Holy Spirit…cooperating with the Power of His enabling grace Who works in you both to will and to do. This is the essence of a deep and intimate personal relationship with Me in Spirit and in Truth. It is itself the highest privilege of the creature and the highest blessedness of My redeemed child. As you wait upon Me, and cooperate with My grace, and respond to My Holy Spirit, I Personally work in you both to will and to do by the Power of My Holy Spirit.
** **…Don’t you know? Have you never fully understood? I brought you into existence for Myself; I made you for Myself…to abide with Me in the Holy of Holies all the days of your life on Earth and then together with Me in Heaven for all eternity. I designed all the delicate, inner parts of your body and knit them together in your mother’s womb! I was there while you were being formed in utter seclusion! I carefully watched over you all the days before you were born, and scheduled each day of your life before you ever began to breathe! Every day of your life was already recorded in My book, before you were born!
So set your heart to watch for Me and wait before Me; look off unto Me, and listen for My voice. That is the purpose for which you are joined together with Me in a Sacred Covenant relationship. I made you for My Own purposes…that you would be continually available to Me as My messenger, My ministering spirit, My watchman..to do My work and My will. The purpose for your existence is so simple…a child can understand it. It is so simple, though, that only a child can embrace it. Listen for My voice behind you saying, “This is the way, My child; walk ye in it.” Your only responsibility is to obey My voice, and embrace My will for you, with an unquestioning child-like obedience. I am your Father and your God; you are My beloved child. You need only be a compliant and obedient child, faithfully and wholeheartedly doing what I give you to do. My Holy Spirit is your Master, you are His servant. Your only responsibility is to be an obedient and faithful servant. My Divine Son Jesus is your husband, you are His bride. Your only responsibility is to be an obedient and faithful wife in living out your everyday life, honoring your solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ.
Is that so difficult to understand, precious child? Why do you make your life so complicated, trying to live in the power of your flesh, your human nature…living your everyday life in reliance upon your human capabilities and capacities, by your own efforts and in your own strength, according to your own wisdom, knowledge, and understanding? Your new life is hidden now with My Divine Son Jesus in Me. So continually set your heart upon the rich eternal treasures that are above, in the Heavenly realms, where Christ Jesus My Son is seated at My right hand. Beloved child… continually set your mind and your thoughts on the things of Heaven and the spiritual realm, not on the things of Earth and the physical realm. For you died in union with Christ My Son, and have been raised up together with Him into newness of life. Your new life is hidden now with Christ Jesus in Me, ** **. When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also shall appear with Him in glory. Have you never embraced His Divine Power that has given you everything you need for life and godliness through the knowledge of the One Who called you by His Own glory and goodness? Through these He has given you His Own very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the Divine nature now dwelling within you, and thereby escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
** **, have this same mind in you that was in Christ Jesus My Son; wholeheartedly embrace the example He set for you, and follow in His footsteps. You prepared a body for Me; here I am…it is written about Me in the scroll…I have come to do Your will, O God. I only do what My Father shows Me to do; I only speak the words My Father gives Me to speak. I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father and that I do only what the Father has instructed Me to do. My food is to do the will of My Father Who sent Me, and to carry His work to completion.
My beloved child…this is what the Lord says, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, Who teaches you what is best for you, Who directs you in the way you should go. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk ye in it.” I, the Lord, will guide you always; I will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land, and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail!
Abba Father…I praise You, the One Who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me! My soul waits for You, Father…more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning! Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I trust in You with an unwavering child-like trust! I know, Father, that my life is not my own; it is not for me to direct my steps. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to counsel is wise. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Show me the way I should go, Father, for to You I lift up my soul. For You have brought me into existence not to do my own will and purpose, but to do the will and purpose of my God Who created me. Hallelujah!
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: