August 7

Hallelujah!  For our Lord God, Sovereign All-Ruler, reigns!  Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him Glory!  For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.  The finest linen, dazzling and white, was given her to wear.  Then the angel said to me, “Write: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage banquet of the Lamb!” [John…Rev 19:6-9; Luke 14:15-23]

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 PURPOSE: RELATIONSHIP:

God created Humankind for Himself, Divinely crafted in His Own image and likeness with the capability and capacity of having a deep and intimate personal relationship with Him…to be joined together with the Triune God in a Sacred Covenant relationship, a living union of oneness.  This sets us apart from every other created being.

Free Will:

Abba Father…You created mankind with a free will.  I am free to choose to enter into this Sacred Covenant relationship with You, embracing Your Eternal Purpose for creating me, and I am free to choose to reject or ignore this relationship and Your Eternal Purpose…to do whatever I want, whatever I desire; free to go my own way, to do my own thing; free to pursue my own goals, my own desires, my own purposes; free to spend my time on whatsoever I will.  You laid aside Your Sovereignty as my Creator to determine the course of my life, and gave me absolute sovereignty to determine the course of my own life.

True Worship:

Therefore, Father…I understand.  The only act of worship on my part that is acceptable to You, that is pleasing to You…which must be first of all before any other worship or sacrificial offering…is to take the free will You have given me and freely, of my own free will, lay it on the altar of sacrifice in absolute surrender, and say from my heart, “Not my will, but Thy will be done.”  Apart from that, I cannot truly worship You…I can not worship You in Spirit and in truth.  Giving my free will back to God is the only thing I can give You, Father, that You don’t already have…because You had freely given it to me in the first place in Creation.

Absolute Surrender:

Blessed Holy Spirit…I freely lay my life on the altar of sacrifice, giving You free reign over the course and direction of my life on Earth.  As such, I no longer have any possessions of my own; all that I have belongs to You.  I have no plans of my own; I am here to do Your will.  I have no privileges, no expectations, no rights, no honor; I am Your bond-servant.  My time belongs entirely to You, I have no desires of my own heart, no purposes of my own for my life.  You are Lord of my life, and I live wholly surrendered to Your plans, Your purposes, Your will.  All of my motives, my attitudes, my dispositions are subservient to You.  Blessed Jesus…I have no attractions to the people of this world, nor the things this world has to offer, that compete with my attraction to You.  You are the choicest, most precious treasure of my heart.  I have no affections for the people of this world, nor the things this world has to offer, that compete with my affections for You.  I have reserved for You alone my sweetest, most tender affections.  I am wholly Yours, and You are wholly mine…wholly surrendered unto God, wholly given for the blessing and salvation of souls.

God’s holy remnant:

There is a holy remnant whom God is calling to Himself in these Last Days…a Godly remnant of His children who will not bow down, who will not shrink back, who will not compromise, who will remain steadfast and immovable in their commitment to follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes.  God’s holy remnant is called to a life of obedience and suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial…to walk along the path that Christ Jesus dedicated for us, and to follow in His footsteps as our forerunner.  You cannot become part of My holy remnant without being willing to sacrifice your desire for anything and everything you own.  My beloved child…you will know in your spirit, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that you are part of My holy remnant by the confirmation of My Holy Spirit within you:

  • My Holy Spirit will open doors for you that no man can shut, and the waters will be parted before you to open the way through.
  • You will have the anointing of My Holy Spirit upon you, giving you capabilities and capacities beyond what you physically have.  It will be so evident that you will exclaim in wonder, “Whoa, Lord; this is not me, this is You!”
  • You will hear the voice of the Lord, or sense My leading, “This is the way; walk ye in it.”
  • You will experience that what I call you to do, I will also enable you to do.  My Holy Spirit will give you Divine wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
  • You will become the target of Satan’s fury, as he endeavors to fill your mind and your thoughts with distractions so as to lead you away from focusing on the work I have given you to do.  Satan will endeavor to fill your mind and your thoughts with deceptions, so as to mislead you with lies and counterfeit leadings of the Spirit.  He will endeavor to draw your heart away from the Holy of Holies with attractions and affections that compete with your attraction to Me, and your affection for Me.
  • You will be filled with the Holy Spirit and experience an exuberant joy in the Lord, testifying to My Name and speaking the Word of God boldly.  You will experience the manifestation of the Holy Spirit in your life…singing songs, hymns, spiritual songs, and making melody in your heart to God.  You will experience prayer, in accordance with God’s will, moving the hand of God, and you will experience the blessings of obedience and faithfulness that come from the leading of the Spirit in your life.  I will show you My Glory; you will see it with your own eyes, and you will have occasion to testify to My great Name and mighty Power.

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!
The Earth and everything in it is Yours, Father…the world and all who live in it…for You founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters!  Lift up Your heads, O you gates!  Be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in!  Who is this King of Glory?  You are the King of Glory, Father…the Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!  Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of Glory may come in!  Who is He, this King of Glory?  You, Father, the Lord Almighty; You are the King of Glory!  Hallelujah!
All my praise belongs to You, Father!  How good it is to sing praises to You!  How pleasant and fitting to praise You!  You heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds!  You determine the number of the stars and call them each by name!  You are great and mighty in power, Father!  Your understanding has no limit!  You sustain the humble but cast the wicked to the ground.  I sing to You with thanksgiving and a grateful heart, Father!  Make music to our God on the harp!  You cover the sky with clouds; You supply the Earth with rain and make grass grow on the hills.  You provide food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.  Your pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor do You delight in the legs of a man.  You delight in those who regard You with the utmost reverence and respect, Father…those who put their hope in Your unfailing love!

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.”

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling:

 

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