July 21

Brothers and sisters in Christ…

The Lord deeply impressed me this morning in those early hours of the morning well before dawn in our trysting place during our time alone together just to commune…with these thoughts.  I just want to pour out my heart to you in our relationship as brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Jesus said to them, “Go throughout the whole world and preach the good news of the Gospel to everyone, everywhere.  With My authority, take this message of repentance to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: There is forgiveness of sins for all who turn to Me. [Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47]  Obedience to the Lord’s injunction is the reason for planning the 3rd “Emmaus Commission.”  In the 1st two mailings entitled “Why Do I Exist?” and “What Happens After Death” we sent 5,000 postcard invitations [each time] to residents in zip code 33410 to participate in an open E-mail forum on these subjects.  Right now, we are in the process of intense preparation…and nearly ready…to sow 5,000 seeds in the 33408 zip code field.  We anticipate the launch date to be Wednesday, August 12th.

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of Him Who sent Me and to finish His work.  Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’?  I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields!  They are already white for harvesting!  Even now the reaper draws his wages and is receiving his reward, for he is gathering a crop of fruit unto life eternal, so that he who does the planting and he who does the reaping may rejoice together.  For in this the saying holds true, One sows and another reaps.  I sent you to reap a crop for which you have not toiled.  Other men have labored and you have stepped in to reap the results of their work. [John 4:34-38]  The Lord has called us to this particular ministry to sow these seeds.  August 12th is harvest time, and we are to reap a crop of fruit unto life eternal, so that he who does the planting and he who does the reaping may rejoice together.

Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.  It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” [Luke 19:10, 31-32] 

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.  Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home.  Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep!’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in Heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. [Luke 15:3-7]

My beloved child…Faith is an action that bears witness to the truth of what you say you believe.  Faith is not faith until you have acted in reliance upon it.  Faith is an action that bears witness to your unwavering child-like trust in Me, your unreserved child-like dependence upon Me, your unquestioning child-like obedience to do My will and to accept My will.  We are called to be part of God’s holy remnant He is raising up in these Last Days.  You cannot become part of My holy remnant without being willing to lay your entire life on the altar of sacrifice…to be wholly surrendered unto God, wholly given for the blessings and salvation of souls.  The only act of worship that is acceptable to Me is the absolute surrender of your will on the altar of sacrifice, bearing witness to the truth…the literal reality: ”Not my will, but Thy will be done…in everything.”  Apart from that, none of your “worship” is good or pleasing or acceptable to Me…you are just honoring Me with your lips, but your heart is far from Me.  But when ”Not my will, but Thy will be done…in everything” is the literal truth expressed in living out your everyday life, then everything you do is worship in My eyes…the story of your life is worship in My eyes. 

And now, GOD, do it again…bring rains to our drought-stricken lives, so those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.  He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. [Ps 126:3-6]  Hallelujah!

This is what the LORD says to His lukewarm children: I am bringing the doom of judgment on this place and this Nation, just as I stated in My Holy Book you read.  My wrath burns against this place, and it shall not be quenched, because you have forsaken Me and worshiped other gods, that you might provoke Me to anger with all the work of your hands.  Now I will take back the wine and ripened grain I generously provided each harvest season.  I will take away the linen and wool clothing I gave you to cover your nakedness.  I will strip you naked in public, while all your lovers look on.  No one will be able to rescue you from My hands.  I will put an end to all your festivities, and cause all your mirth to cease…all your solemn feasts and appointed festive assemblies…all your “religious” meetings.  I will destroy your vineyards and orchards, things you claim your lovers gave you.  I will let them grow into tangled thickets, where only wild animals will eat the fruit.  I will punish you for all the times you deserted Me for indulgence in promiscuous “religion,” when you burned incense to your images of Baal, put on your earrings and jewels, and went out looking for your lovers…and never a thought for Me! 
And now, this is what I am going to do: I am going to start all over again.  I am taking you back out into the wilderness where I will win you back once again.  I will lead you out into the desert and speak tenderly to you there.  I will return your vineyards to you and transform the Valley of Trouble into a gateway of hope.  You will respond to Me there, singing with joy as in days long ago in your youth after I had freed you from captivity in Egypt.  In that coming day, once again you will call Me “My Husband” instead of “My Master.” [2 Kings 22:13-20; Hos 2:9-15]

Abba, Father…the created universe broadcasts Your Glory!  The very skies display Your marvelous craftsmanship!  Day after day they pour out their never ending symphony of praise to Your glory!  Night after night they reveal the unspeakable depths of Your knowledge!  They speak without a sound or a word; their voice is silent in the skies!  Yet their message has gone out to all the Earth, and their words to all the world!  Just look at the sun!  Father, You have pitched a tent in the heavens for the sun, which comes out of its chamber, radiant, like a bridegroom after his wedding!  Like a champion, it is eager to run its course!  The sun rises at one end of the heavens and completes its circuit to the other end!  Nothing is hidden from its heat!

I stop and consider Your wonders, Father!  You control the clouds and make the lightening flash!  The clouds hang poised; they are Your wonders…wonders of the One Who is perfect in knowledge!  No one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.  Out of the North You come in golden splendor, Father!  You are beyond my reach and exalted in Power!  In Your justice and great righteousness, You do not oppress!  Therefore, Father, I revere You with awe-filled reverence and respect, for do You not have regard for all the wise in heart?

All praise belongs to You, Father, for You are Good!  I sing praise to Your Holy Name, for You are gracious and lovely!  I know that You are Great, Father, that You are greater than all so called “gods.”  You do whatever pleases You, in the heavens and on the Earth, in the seas and all their depths!  You make the clouds rise from the ends of the Earth!  You send lightening with the rain and bring out the wind from Your storehouses!  Your Holy Name endures forever, Father…Your renown throughout all generations!  For You will indeed provide justice for Your people, and have compassion and mercy on Your servants!  Hallelujah!

Blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to live in Your courts, Father!  I am filled with the good things of Your house, of Your holy Temple!  You answer me with awesome deeds of righteousness, my God and Savior!  You are the hope of all the ends of the Earth and of the farthest seas!  You formed the mountains by Your Power, having armed Yourself with Strength!  You stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations!  Those living far away revere Your wonders, Father!  Where morning dawns and evening fades, You call forth songs of joy!

Can I fathom Your mysteries, Father?  Can I probe Your limits, Lord God Almighty?  They are higher than the heavens; what can I do?  They are deeper than the depths of the grave; what can I know?  Their measure is longer than the Earth and wider than the sea!  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:

 

 

 

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