August 4

God has a variety of sore judgments wherewith to punish sinful nations, and He has them all at His command and inflicts which He pleases.  The Divine Power shall be vigorously and openly exerted; the judgments shall be extended and stretched forth to all the corners of the land, to all the concerns and interests of the nation.  Grievous sins bring grievous plagues.  However, when the sin of a people has come to its height, and the Divine decree has gone forth for their ruin, the piety and prayers of the best men shall not prevail with God to end the controversy.  As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were there, they wouldn’t be able to save their own sons or daughters!  They alone would be saved by their own righteousness.  So do not pray for this Nation nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with Me, for I will not listen to you. [Ezek 14 20; Jer 7:16]

Our Nation has out-sinned Sodom and Gomorrah as a homosexual, pornographic, and depraved culture…and in addition has arrogantly determined to remove God entirely from the very fabric of our society, beginning in 1962 when our Nation’s Supreme Court, in their arrogance and pride, acted with brazen presumption to overrule the Supreme Being and made prayer illegal in the Public School system.  It is a wonder God has waited so long and so patiently in His mercy before executing this His final judgment…His Divine decree to destroy our Nation!

Why would you ever think that the Sovereign All-Ruler over all Creation is a God Who can be continually mocked without consequence?  God did not spare even the angels who sinned.  He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment.  And God did not spare the ancient world…except for Noah and the seven others in his family.  Noah warned the world of God’s righteous judgment.  So God protected Noah when He destroyed the world of ungodly people with a vast flood.  The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the Earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.  The Lord was grieved that He had made man on the Earth, and His heart was filled with pain.  So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the Earth… men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air…for I am grieved that I have made them.”  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.  Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.  Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.  Now the Earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.  God saw how corrupt the Earth had become, for all the people on Earth had corrupted their ways.  So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the Earth is filled with violence because of them.  I am surely going to destroy both them and the Earth.  I am going to bring floodwaters on the Earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it.  Everything on Earth will perish. [2 Pet 2:4-6; Gen 6:5-13, 17]

And God condemned to ruin and extinction the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, reducing them to ashes, setting them forth as an example to those who would be ungodly.  But God also rescued Lot out of Sodom because he was a righteous man who was sick of the filthy, perverse lives of the homosexual men inhabiting those cities.  In that day, before Lot and his 2 guests had retired for the night, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom… both young and old…surrounded the house.  They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight?  Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” [Gen 19:4-5]  Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day.  So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.  He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority. [2 Peter 2:6-10]

Just as God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and destroyed the entire Earth with a flood because of rampant evil, wickedness, and violence…even so, by the same word the present heavens and Earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the Day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.  The Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.  The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the Earth and everything in it will be laid bare. [2 Peter 3:7, 10]

We, the children of the Most High God, are encouraged, though, to keep our own integrity in times of common apostasy, that, if we do so, we shall be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger.  Even so, in the places that are most corrupt, and in the ages that are most degenerate, there is a remnant which God reserves to Himself, and which still hold fast their integrity and stand fair for the honor of delivering the land, as the innocent are said to do [Job 22:30]  Set your heart to become part of God’s holy remnant!

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]

WHY DO I EXIST?  Because there is an Eternal God Who exists.

The framework for understanding our existence begins with fully embracing in my heart why the Eternal God of the universe Personally formed me in my mother’s womb.

God’s framework in creating Mankind:

  • Eternal Reason: Love.  I have loved you with an everlasting Love.
  • Eternal Purpose: Relationship.  I made you for Myself.
  • Eternal Plan:  I know the plans I have for you.
  • Eternal Promise:  I have prepared a promised rest for My children.
  • Eternal Provision:  The Gift of My Son; The Gift of My Holy Spirit.

Since the Eternal Purpose for my existence is to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship, how do I enter into this relationship?  Jesus answered that question in His response to Nicodemus, I tell you the truth, unless one is born again, he cannot be in God’s Kingdom.

Jesus has clearly stated, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.  The only way to the Father is through Me.  Jesus said to Martha, I Myself am the Resurrection and the Life. Anyone who lives their life believing in Me, though dying a physical death like everyone else, will never actually die at all but will rise to an eternal life together with Me in Heaven.  Do you believe this?  Yes, Lord, she replied, I do believe that You are Christ the Messiah, the Son of God, Whom God promised was to come into the world, fulfilling Your promised coming the world has long awaited.

Now this is eternal life: knowing You, Father, the One True Living God, and knowing Jesus Christ Your Son, the Messiah Whom You have sent.  God Himself has given this testimony concerning His Son: I have granted you eternal life, and this life is given through union with My Divine Son Jesus.  Whoever is joined together with My Son in a living union of oneness possesses that life; whoever is not joined together with My Son in a living union of oneness does not possess that life.  I have written this to you so that you who place your trust in Christ My Son will know, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that you do now indeed have eternal life.

ETERNAL REASON: LOVE.  I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love.  

Beloved…You are My child; I am Your Father and Your God.  I have loved you with an everlasting Love.  I knew you by name, in eternity past, before I created the world.  I knew every thought you would ever think, I heard every word you would ever speak, I saw everything you would ever do.  I knew what your every motive for doing things would be, your every attitude about doing them, your every feeling.  I considered all these things about you and then, with full knowledge of all you would ever think or say or do, I consciously and deliberately chose to love you.  My Eternal Reason for creating you is that I love you; the desire of My heart was to bring you into existence.  My child…I made you for Myself, in My Own image and My Own likeness.

My love for you is unconditional…there are no conditions on My love for you.  I love you because of Who I am, not because of who you are…or what you do, or what you refrain from doing.  My love for you is not a response to anything in you; I initiate my Love toward you.  God is Love; I am Love.  Love is My very nature, Love is My very essence, Love is the very core of My Being, and I love you because of Who I am.  My love for you is completely outside of your sphere of influence.  You have no influence over My love for you, no impact on My love for you.  Just as time, as an illustration of what I am speaking about, ticks relentlessly by, completely undaunted by anything you can possibly do to hinder its unceasing march, so My love flows unceasingly toward you, undaunted by anything you could possibly think, or say, or do to hinder it.  Though you may trample every clock in existence, you have had no effect on time itself, having trampled only the measure of time.  Though you may trample every expression of My love toward you, you have had no effect on My love, having trampled only the measure of My infinite love for you.

There is nothing you can do to cause Me to love you more; My love for you is already infinite.  There is nothing you can do that would cause Me to love you less…because I already knew, in eternity past, everything you would ever think or say or do.  Nothing you have ever done, or will ever do, is a surprise to me, or something I didn’t already know.  No matter for how long, how many, many years you have sinned against Me; no matter how often, how very often; no matter how deeply, how very deep; I already had full knowledge of these things in eternity past, considered them, and consciously and deliberately, with full knowledge, chose to love you.

I love you with an fathomless love; yes, the very reason I created you was so that I could pour all of My Blessedness, all of My Goodness into you!  The very purpose for your having been created, and created in My very Own image and likeness, was so that I could have a deep and intimate Personal relationship with you, could be one with you in heart, mind and spirit…even as We are One with One Another in Our Blessed Holy Trinity!  I made you for Myself…an empty vessel so that I Myself could Personally work in you all that you were created to be!  I created you as an empty vessel so that I could Personally satisfy your every need, every want, every desire!  I created you as an empty vessel so that I could Personally invite you into this living, loving relationship with Me, that you may be filled to overflowing with the immeasurable fullness of God!

My love for you is unfailing; it will never fail.  You may fail Me; often do.  But I will never fail you; I abide faithful!  My love for you is unchangingAt this moment in time… after all your years of sins and failures, mistakes and imperfections…I love you the same as I did on the day you were born, when you were so pure, so innocent, and so helpless. My love for you will never change; it is the same…yesterday, today, and forever.  And I love you with an unending love…eternal and everlasting.  My love for you will never perish or spoil or fade.

Beloved…Have you not known?  Have you never understood?  I have loved you with an everlasting love: I knew you by name, in eternity past, before I created the world, and…
My Love 4 U is…
Unconditional;
Unfailing;
Unchanging;
Unending.  It will never perish or spoil or fade.

If only you would know in the depths of your soul, if only you would just fully embrace, the greatness of My love I have lavished upon you…that you are named as My Own child!

You are great, Father, and most worthy of praise in both the city of our God and on Your holy mountain!  Within Your temple I meditate on Your unfailing love, Father.  Like Your Holy Name, Father, Your praise reaches to the ends of the Earth!  Your right hand is filled with righteousness!  For You are my God for ever and ever, precious Father!  You are my guide even to the end!
My heart is steadfast, Father; I sing and make music to You with all my soul!  Awake, harp and lyre; I awaken the dawn!  I praise You among the nations, Father!  I sing to You among the peoples!  For great is Your love…higher than the heavens!  Your faithfulness reaches to the skies!  Be exalted above the heavens, Father, and let Your Glory be above all the Earth!
I come to You and sing for joy, Father!  I shout aloud to the rock of my salvation!  I come before You with thanksgiving, and extol You with music and song!  For You are a great God, Father, the great King above all “gods!”  In Your hand are the depths of the Earth; the very mountain peaks belong to You!  The sea is Yours, Father, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land!  I come to You and bow down in worship, Father.  Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care!
My soul rejoices in You and delights in Your salvation, Father!  My whole being exclaims, “Who is like You, Father?!  You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.  My tongue speaks of Your righteousness and of Your praises all day long!  Lord Jesus, You rescue me from every evil attack, and You shall indeed bring me safely to Your heavenly Kingdom!  To You, precious Lord, be glory forever and ever!
I sing a new song to You, Father, for You have done glorious, marvelous things!  Your right hand and Your holy arm have worked salvation for me!  You have made Your salvation known, and You have revealed Your righteousness to the peoples.  You remember Your love and Your faithfulness to me, Father!  All the ends of the Earth have seen Your salvation!  Shout for joy to my Father, all the Earth!  Burst into jubilant song with music!  I make music to You with the harp, Father…with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the rams horn!  I shout for joy before You, my Father, my King!

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.”

Elders and angels bow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHK8IMqjGa0

 

 

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