All our efforts at agreeing to being made sanctified are for being made anew in Christ's image! To love God sincerely!
This isn't 'think Divine but avoid the fruit theology.'
God loves you! Do you hear God loves you and this love is very near? This is not religion alone like fig leaves were. Change your way of thinking for the Kingdom of God has come! We speak in a spirit of forgiveness.GOD LOVES YOU! WHAT DOES THAT DO IN YOUR INMOST BEING?What does that Divine Creator's Mighty love FOR YOU have to do with you tender dove written with your name on the palm of His hand, that you are by the way? Infinite God's got a way. He cares for you like He does for many sparrows even the sparrow that falls. For Christ is Who God is as a Human. Did you know you can ask God through the auspices of Christ The Incarnate Savior and He forgives your sin and forgets? Hebrews 8:12 says, "I will be merciful to their iniquities and remember their sins no more." You must ask. Did you create Orion? Or Pisces? Did you wake today? Did you make one hair white or black? If you couldn't do that which is least, come now then what could you do to make it right or to add one hour to your life or to allow God to love you (in other words, try to earn it.) The answer is ...nothing, to all three. As His creation God loves you that He creates you and sustains you that He upholds you by the word of His power Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:3,8; John 1:1-4. He makes His cause known to the principalities and powers in the Heavenly realms that He loves you and to you His Born Again children that this love to you is not passive love but actively its love that He does with an exacting specific infinite Care, Strength, and Goodness to you Isaiah 40:11-31; Eph. 3:10. The rain falls on the just and the unjust but God honors those honoring Him by faith placed in God. To hope in the Lord is to place implicit even explicit faithful trust and complete leaning depending on His Character and Nature and faith in His Word (of God) Is. 40:31; Ecclesiastes says in 3:11, "He has made everything beautiful in time.." In Eternity God will right all wrongs! How unselfish is this His love. He begins by you being Born Again when you say yes to Christ! GOD IS LOVE! He is love! It's denying yourself, taking up your cross, following Him! Simple! Yet even a child can follow. "Except you be converted and become as little children you will not enter the Kingdom of God," Jesus says. In Jesus Christ you're saved so you're forgiven delivered by His Blood! His Blood reaches to the highest mountain and deepest ocean even to ends of the earth and to you! Remain in the Vine (abide in Christ, grab hold, stay attached) for it's God's Desire, Holiness and nearness. A vine does need to exert effort to bear fruit, but just abides in the vine to do so. Wholeheartedly in body, soul, and spirit remain in Christ His Holy Of Holies (Like an anchor in the Ark of the Covenant) abiding and Honor Him inside: His Worthiness in Holy Righteous Character within in Christ for its by His Doing He'll so have us His own belonging possession in Adoption and deep calling to deep in experience with Him and in Christ He's wonderfully Awesome and yet gentle in His Majestic Magnanimous love to keep us! He's Omniscient meaning all knowing, knowing Omnipotent means all powerful and in the end from the beginning He keeps us in His Righteous and Holy Pure unconditional Love! Have faith in Him! Charles Spurgeon - The Prince of Preachers has said, "This Book will keep you from sin." Stay with Jesus. What if He's doctoring of us in His counsel and will and good pleasure until you see He's not disappointed in you but is pleased with you greatly in the Son's obtaining Salvation Soul Righteous-Substitution Finished Work for you on the cross in your becoming saved and His Desire is for you to see that this is Our Heavenly Father's good counsel even perfect will toward us His Elect Saved children as we are the saved in His wonderful grace is accomplished longing to spend time with Him; even Born Again originally sinners caused to be disciples by mercy He being fully ensconced in us in His micro-management over us in His Sovereign Lordship over us, over us His Kiporath (Hebrew Atonement) Wholeness Beneficient Benevolent Salvation to us which is for you at all times and in His Presence with you. We make a subjective response. This is up close deep God come alongside you to be shield, support, high tower, portion, strength, help, in time of trouble, stay, (Greek, Paraclete, The Comforter,) to comfort you. Scripture says through the Psalmist, "He has set my feet in a wide place" Psalm 18:33; 27:11-13.
He reveals there's a hell to shun and a Heaven to gain. "He teaches my hands to war, my fingers to fight" Psalm 18:34,35. As His peacekeeping force in His good fight we all look up at or to His Providence for its in His providing Hands. God yearns for you with deep emotion, Holy affections. His goodness towards us stems from that victory at the cross as we are the object of His affections sourced in the Lord Jesus Christ if we're saved specifically. You need to be "in Christ" to be saved, like you're in a sanctuary or in a house of worship, in Him. But these are the affections that took Jesus Christ to the cross to love us with Father's will to fulfill God’s high Holy purpose. We honor God above ourselves. We become the subjective object of them (His affections) accepting God's plan of saving in time. These are the affections that led Jesus to submit to arrest, to torture, and to death on the cross. Unselfishly of His these are also the honoring deep and abiding affections in God's heart forever inscribed on the palms of His hands, we ascribe indeed to God Who writes on the palm of His hand Re: our name. We're the apple of His eye like Israel. He loves us, get used to it. It's not the problem but sin is. "Jesus’s death was not the result of a panicking, cosmological engineer. The cross wasn’t a tragic surprise. The death of the Son of God was anything but an unexpected peril!" says Max Lucado."Jesus spoke of His death as a part of a plan. A calculated choice. The cross was planned, into the script. It was no accident. Jesus was born crucified.Whenever he became conscious of who he was, he also became conscious of what he had to do. It explains the resoluteness in his words: “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life, only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.” (John 10:18).So call it what you wish. An act of grace. A plan of redemption. A martyr’s sacrifice. But whatever you call it, don’t call it an accident. It was anything but that!" MLJesus said, "Believe Me even if only for the work's sake." His yoke is easy and His burden is light. He loves you with all His almighty wisdom. The commandments of God are not burdensome but an ease on the heart and a great thaw of the heart for they make one wise unto salvation (of God.) By being saved by being 'in Christ' verily for He's loved you from before the foundation of the world you have reasons to rejoice. When sinners some dormant sinners, like us nonetheless are caught in our sinning yet repentant, nevertheless come undone first sin-ners (persons who transgress the law or miss the mark,) who are then contrite, called by God, chosen, yet called out of this world of sin and made saints (ekklesia) personally hand (woven) even picked by Him, honoring Him foremost, we were loved, for He's forgiven, justified us, regenerated us as we come in worthy to His Throne. God infuses imparts or calls us, reckons us, a financial term, not even a part of logic but: Paid In Full. Primarily spiritually our sin debt is paid in full in Salvation! Yet we owe an unending debt to proclaim Him and love others. Just as Jesus said, “It is finished,” God is weaving a Covenant tapestry of us. Christ was meek and lowly in heart and so in Him we find rest for our souls. He says His yoke is easy, His burden light. We want His will in our knowing it believing it living it. We learn of Him, find rest for our souls. We were loved when we were before existence in God’s mind even His own family declared when existing in the plan of God in Eternity past, in the Christ of God says scripture. In the plan of God in Eternity Past the Lamb of God was slain from before the foundation of the world, and because of Adam's fall we called, were fallen creatures to Himself and foreigners to Himself until the cross and aliens to the Commonwealth of Israel, fact, and to The Body of Christ, and we, a mere wisp in His mind however, we're beloved by Him when we made ourselves to follow through accepted the draw of His to be His own children and generation. You've loved us while we were Your enemies God or in other words of another mind at Your Son Jesus Christ's Death. A cross death was a crude Roman device to keep Israel, God's Chosen in line. But God had a plan. He had something better in mind for us Gentiles as well in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to the cross. Believe it people of God or not we were there in His death and resurrection in the Holy Spirit's choice and God means it for good, our good! Let's find how this works for our good up to date. We put to death our desire emptying ourselves like Christ did. He asks us even commands to put on the mind of Christ Phillipians 2:1-11. For Isaiah 53:6a says, "All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way,…" Summarily we have failed the "good test" and so come under the Judgment of God a just judge and as repentant sinners He's merciful by the Cross. And Romans 5:6,7,and 8 says, "For a good man someone might dare to die or might die." But Christ commends His love to us, people (who in a God-ordained moment acknowledge they are sinful and get saved to follow, a disciple) receiving Christ following through are as Eternally different and a royal Priesthood and holy nation and peculiar to Him. He creates us a rejoicing when we hear the joyful noise of His Voice in Goodness in The Word Of God resonating symphony from His organic Body proclaiming Christ as the saved who with joyful sound resonating in their ear of the voice of God in still small voice and in joy and in ready mind He recreating us Redeemed are surprised like that child that is opening a Christmas gift at Christmas time anticipating expecting: For He's loved us WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS, ENEMIES and/or were in our minds apart. The separation the scriptures use in His Word is the term, "hostile" in our minds Romans 8:6,7. He created us and sustains. But God still loves us. He's loved us just the way we were and are. There's more to this than on the surface.
God's love around this concept of blessing and in and around the Cross is for us for on it is God's declarative will, "be saved." Jesus suffered three nails excruciating and prolonged in pain in enduring the cross, the whole process despicably horrible pained for Him but through it all He came triumphant out the other side, Resurrected. Triumphant He Arose. He could last but a few hours on the cross planned yet in His love for us He endured it all despising the shame and for the joy set before Him, us, He Died. He gave seven recorded cries of phrased words from the Cross until He gave His last breath in death but God mightily resurrected Him and He arose from Death victorious. Isaiah 53:6b continues, "and God has laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Remember as the whole scene turned ugly on the cross it was planned by God a reversal of fortune even a viola's masterpiece of violins victory because God was there planning and working it out for us in His love mightily powerfully working our salvation that day, Amen. He broke the leash of death. It will have no sting. Join the dance and sing, Glorious Almighty God. It was over for Satan even the defeat of Satan even over the satanic forces and even over sin, death, hell, and the grave before it EVEN STARTED. God righted all wrongs with Jesus Christ Dying for our sins. We must personally accept His sacrifice. Every wrong IS BEING righted at Calvary and at Jesus's soon Return wholly possible. In the Cross Creation's fall began to be sucked through a New Creation Vortex. Calvary won. God took on human form and came to earth a babe in swaddling clothes to serve joyfully in the form of a servant! He showed the way to greatness was through service and Jesus's obeying God pleasing Him in all of His life and so selflessly He Died God's Perfect Lamb in our behalf that way, astonishingly so without a word as He gave no words to His own defense so we could be like others who ARE saved, forgiven set free, sins forgiven forgotten, reconciled and in deliverance or restoration, saved. Glory to God! He has the keys to sin and death. Its extremely important our works last (not wood, hay, nor stubble,) and last well (Gold, Silver, and Precious Stones,) as we obtain rewards in Heaven someday! These works are done THROUGH Christ in a BORN AGAIN RELATIONSHIP to God. Who could speak or ascribe adequately the wonderful magnanimous beautiful Eternal Rescue quality of such a Divinely diverse cross-culturally powerful yet beautiful affectionate majestic Life preserver throw as He, Christ threw, even by His sacrifice performed? We are speechless as to HIS love and power He Jesus Messiah growing up a tender shoot or such a tender dry Root out of a dry arid ground in Israel, but on the same note having no attractive form nor comeliness that we should desire Him. Yet with much more anchored sure prophetic establishment on firm ground Christ came to rescue us, so He struggled from His Father's perspective, obeyed fully giving His body over to the Lord's will over something so very "shameful" but necessary from our viewpoint we learn as becoming our sin! This is human sacrifice but in this special case God saving mankind!! We have this hope in His Promises, an anchor for our soul sure and steadfast to hold on to Him our Hope. He as Christ even spoke forgiveness for His captors, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." Such was His Divine example. Christ willingly died laying down His life by His own choice on the cross for sin and obediently so prays for the Father's will and plans at Gethsemane NOT His own and then surrenders to the Romans and Jews' hands. He is delivered up on Calvary for the sins of mankind. He suffered and died alone as His Heavenly Father turned His back on the Son of His love as He becomes our sin and with a very supernatural super abundant exceedingly infinitely good outcome. "He Who knew no sin, became sin for us that we might (know Him) (lit.) become (yada in Hebrew as in know in the Genesis sexual procreative sense, also) (lit.) even become the Righteousness of God in Christ," II Corinthians 5:21. Because Jesus Christ became our sin-bearer and sin we can know how to be right and do right wearing Christ's yoke knowing how right HE is, saving us and we can become an infused ingrained part re: His "righteousness." We stay with Christ. Victors in Him are we and in a Salvation aspect Jesus became of A Name higher and higher than any other name that is named in power and Nature in this life and the life to come Isaiah 52; Phil. 2:1-12. Jesus said, “If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto Me.” He became our Atonement, by becoming our sin on a cross as a Biblical principle for forgiveness He becomes (Old Testament sacrifices looked forwards to His,) He becoming all the sins of the whole world from the beginning of ancient time to the end of days FOR our salvation. Substituted in our place before God Christ said victoriously, "It is Finished!" presenting His Righteous Holy Blood to God the Father, but considering what He's Done He comes out of the other side of an Eternity of Eternities's torment from an empty Tomb on the third day victorious raising us too in Himself His Standard His Banner lifted high for He exalts us to sit in Heavenly Places with Him next to His Father in Him! We now are raised, regenerated, justified, born anew adopted beloved because of God's Doing we being born of God. We were a bondslave to sin but now forgiven, are alive to Jesus Christ, children of God, sons. We present our body parts to God alive now one in Him. We live with righteous forks unto Holiness. We as Family belong to God now and forevermore are by His Operation alive to God He following through in actually having passed over the sins previously committed and passing through the heavens He seeing The Blood, passes over our's too and we're eureka bondslaves even friends and children of God now in sonship. Our names were written in The Lamb's Book of Life if we believed God through Christ. If we in effect take treacherously our names dragging them through mud re: disobeying The Book refusing to live by the words of this life a pattern of born anew Christian philosophy He Christ being The Greatest In The Kingdom of God and we His faithful disciple follower in Christ's Christian lifestyle we will lose out not living by faith but disobedience. We don't want Heaven by the skin of our teeth and so don't give place to the devil for one minute. To give place or a foothold to the devil himself would be a testing we refuse for it's one his devices he uses against. Instead we walk by faith in the Spirit! Satan asked God if he could sift Peter like wheat. In Peter's philosophy he wanted his name as Jesus said it, "Peter" as Jesus gave it so instead forsook satan even as he tried to change it to wheat. But God gave him the name, Peter and so it was! Christ intercedes/prays for us as he did Peter to withstand evil and resist it real good for our faith to prosper. No one can take you out of the Father's hand Jesus said if you want it (to remain in our Lord's hand re: follow through fellowship.) We are the object of His affections but now can know even a greater affection in experience not just in our head but heart too, that of being a part of the Righteousness of God apart from the Law or apart from works in the Son through grace alone. Grace is given for obedience. We who are in a right position in a believing rightly relationship with God have peace with God and fellowship committment so we worship in Spirit and in truth and rejoice in Him, even in Who He Is "the Great I Am," we as bondslaves/friends of His. "He was delivered up," it says of God in Acts 2 and in Romans 4:25, “was put to Death for our offenses, but Raised again for our justification." That delivering up and Raising up is Justification from sin in the stance before God by faith in grace we have in Him. Both count: Death and Resurrection. Forgiven and Bought Back we can know God in New Covenantial Relationship with Him! He Died an Unjust Cruel Death On The Cross (Capitals To Emphasize it was God in J.C.,) was Buried, and made small things of the Enemy and Arose and was Substituted in our place so that we might be saved or rescued re: go free to a spiritual life of born again spiritual freedom/liberty living from grace unmerited or undeserved now, with an Eternal inheritance undefiled reserved in Heaven waiting for us from Father God Himself. For now we're stewards.
But our sins were laid upon Him. This fact made me wonder as a child: it was the fact that we had sinned. So in fact He became all our sin we being helpless and weak and He Died in our place ergo good news but we were there when He was Crucified and Risen again too. I was a sinful person as a child though childlike but who had guilt problems but in me lavished I was loaned by God with inquisitiveness and great beloved spirit (I have had good Christian saved parents) who I went to Church with, raised me. All this love and natural and spiritual gifts were from God. That didn't save me. None of it came close. Jesus Christ did by His Blood and my confession of sin first then faith in the Lamb of God' Work and the Holy Spirit's confirming affirming with a deposit, the precious Holy Spirit. I went to church and I came to be near intimate to Heavenly Father God personally individually and what I knew was I needed God. I craved personally to know Who God is through Jesus Christ needy and became a disciple a learner. I accepted His salvation even Born Again life from the oceans of sin. I came knowing my DNA had to be born anew with God's help re: His DNA surgically helping. We can at least say, "thank you God, for Your mercy." Realizing His mercy in Jesus Christ to everlasting life and losing our lives, we take up our cross and follow. "There were many facets to Christ's suffering He went through," says Al Stein, posthumously we benefit from. We will be giving account in and of our lives to God for all eternity. Do you want to know Him?! It bears Heavenly fruit Eternally! We were there at His Death (and His Resurrection as well,) for the Bible says so. "Crucify!" they yelled and "crucify," a second time they yelled. I believe each of us were at the cross dead like Christ like the Bible says. We now identify with it. The Roar of love. God saw fit to overlook, redeem oh so much on His way to raise and honor His Son and then raise us spiritually! Isn't that gorgeous? We're forgiven. Why did Jesus rescue us? It's because we needed it. We undeserved needed a strong saving Salvation or redemption from sin. In one sense, only He can tell us or I that answer of why personally He saved us when we go to see Him in Heaven someday because it is bondslaves of Christ as our position now in anonymity somewhat and in position on earth servants, chosen, and friends (Isaiah 41:8) of God but this is the tip of the iceberg when Salvation rewards in Heaven are finally given. His love is one recalls like a gentle flowing breeze or easy tributary river, gentle, ever sweet, the Gaithers Trio sang in the Seventies to listening ears/hearts. To respond with, "thank you," is all we can do by God's intervention to worship God in love spirit and truth hearing the Voice of God resonating according to the Gospel. It's gratefulness on our part and thankfulness in attitude. It's mental assent with the facts of salvation, Divine prickly conviction from God (with those facts,) commitment to, and follow through, or continuation of belief in Jesus obedient after once for all commitment is supplied or given and so we closely following Jesus Savior resurrected raised with Him close hard after Him are completely being blown away... awestruck by Him and God's love! We then worship in spirit and truth for Worthy is the Lamb that was slain as justified, just as if we had never sinned or had in fact always obeyed God (in Eden.) But first conviction, then commitment to repent, and praising God finding Salvation close near and in breakthrough, intimate precious.LEARNING FROM OUR PAST TO WALK IN JESUS'S OBEDIENCE NOW IN NEWNESS OF LIFE: The Adult Thirty Three Year and a Half Old Jesus was pleasing to the Father is key. His Death, Efficacious. And Jesus rose the third day! He's Alive! His birth, Holy Righteous blood, life and death are efficacious and Eternally efficient for us. In this Eternally timeless yet permeating love act affectionately the affront of the Gospel Cross is still not taken away. You see up close near the heart of God in the matter re: the love strike of God for us offends you and me for it is super above abundantly beyond all we could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20,) in energy power within and without adrenaline to God's glory yes even within and not unlike perfection of God's Desire in bringing outward sunshine unexpectedly on a cloudy day or creamery butter on toast and eggs benedict in food not anticipated at all but like in Finland that unexpectedly brings comfort that we sometime don't anticipate but give glory to God for at least, but take for granted nonetheless and neglect to thank God for profusely. The feeling of His love is like being lavished upon by God in the Cross re: spoiled children (even the best of us) then, as forgiven children because for attempting at or trying at stealing (we assume constantly our, or taking for granted really, re: "owned" material possessions) and not relatively giving thanks with near intent to give Him that rightful thanks for His glory infused and imparted instead especially yes that work on the cross and what He has Created and Provided for temporally for us (food, shelter, clothing, let us there with be content) and to us and Saved us spiritually from even from Eternal Damnation itself but instead transgress by suppression of God's truth in thanks not expressed (see Romans 1:21ff.) We can trace this back to Adam, the very first man for neglecting to express the truth right and disobediance. So coming back 180 degrees to God in repentance (metanoia) turning then our eyes to Jesus is the Gift of God received where the real Kingdom reality is and we make committment even follow through that God wants to give us, “Zoe (God's kind a' life) and Righteousness (God's Righteousness which is by faith in Jesus,”) and these are key in God's Intervention indeed doing every moment thanksgiving knowing God is glory's Source. However, the using of His Son’s Blood unthankfully by us on a disobedient path (stupid of us to disobey) symbolizes the bad effects of sin's wage.Remember though it's not about us but the harvest. BUT GOD LET'S US KNOW HE'S HOLY AND SEPARATION OF THE HOLY FROM THE PROFANE IN CONTRAST: That's the aspect, a secret to unbelievers but revealed only in Christ, to His beloved children that we don't have to sin, we have a choice now. Where sin abounds, grace does much more abound. Where before we chose to sin naturally in the flesh and at a whim so now Christ within makes a real evidencial lifestyle Difference. Transformation of us then is like He did Himself on the Mt. Tabor Mount of Tranfiguration. It's supernatural. And we give up our parts to service to Him. He shows us the Kingdom glistering. He knows our borders. He says "I Am" in every situation. But He always leads us in triumphal array in Christ. We trek on the right path in Him. We're stewards albeit if we become born again in God’s way and time and we become born of God all things becoming newness of life and transformed because we belong to His so that we're alive TO GOD and they (all things pertains to this life godliness and contentment,) even exist/consist benevolently and beneficially for our stewardship enjoyment as His ministers in The Lord He of this newness of life but unselfishly. But you or I must have this born again saved experience selfleslly denying ourself, taking up our or your cross, and following Jesus Christ individually literally dying a death to our mind to begin to live an abiding in Him to ‘newness of life,’ trek in life. We are indeed sin-bearing in need desperately of a Savior until we are found In Him. We attempt even try to abstain from sin as believers even the very appearance of evil in Him if we know to work at earning likeness to Jesus's image making Jesus Christ focal point. However, God's glory always gets the go ahead green light. We are unable to help ourselves from sinning when in Adam we do sin though (some indeed not to saving grace admit they do sin.) This is what the eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil did in Eden rather than eating of the Tree of life or other trees. It has given us the propensity to sin not pleasing God's Desire. Nazi Germany is an example of sin's destructive power. Such enormous huge overall harm (sin in Greek is harmatia) has come to humanity by humanity's denial of a reality of sin. Calling it a mistake will not cut the mustard! All sin is against God. It is sin and as such is a wrong deed. God's answer is His Desire for us, Roman's 6:1, "What shall we say then, shall we continue in sin that grace might abound?" God forbid. Romans six is a watershed chapter for every growing believer. But where sin abounds God's grace does much more abound! Thus God became everything even all in all to solve that equation in Jesus vicariously suffering and having Died and won us and everything back submitted to Himself back as we believe present active indicative in verb tense. It was His objective all along our sanctification and potentially He won us, our hearts, not in a 'New Age self esteem sought philosophy' but spiritually He Saved us, from sin, and we spontaneously gave our hearts to Him and He gave Atonement to us to know who we are in Him, the glory representation returned as we turned turning 180 degrees to HIM thus persevering to the end enduring. Is your name written in the Lamb's Book of life? I pray it is. The writer of the Book of Hebrews asks us to, "not harden your hearts, as in a day of temptation in the wilderness." The writer of the Gospel of John asks us the right spot on this question in the last chapter 21. We being of Christ infused, invigorated, nourished and nurtured of God's green pasture and still water, are daily eating God’s Manna gratefully from Jesus's nourishment (the Tree of Life!,) so then we don't touch in reality God's glory at all as if we in a marring of disobeying of the Holy Spirit could 'touch' God's glory. God's glory stands perfectly pure alright by itself and tall in and of itself from Him erect. We study scripture feeding on the Word of God. The milk of the Word (see I Peter) becomes meat (Hebrews 5:11-13) with the wilderness seasons endured matured. Knowing God born again we are in fact RESTORED. And its effect is we receive God's glory shared like a harvesting combine with others. God offers every one of us always this particular care in and of His own heart for us to pursue conditions of salvation for He is for us and we focus on Him and knowing His glory apart determine to rejoice. Eternally He is our peace we determined to pick it up. He IS our Salvation and by His infinite grace and mercy by a show of His love at the cross He is living a cross life before us, and observing we go forth to deny self, take up our cross and follow Christ in a personal in fire flame relationship with Himself He the provision for Christ within lives through us. We observe His example and His forgiveness sets our feet 'a dancing!!! We then so want to be hot, not cold certainly neither lukewarm, and make an Evangelical love response to Him from forgiveness received, mercy, and grace having a revelation of what He’s Done, the Finished Works of God's Son. And that's a first, He did rescue us from sin, the acts, the deeds. Jesus takes away the thoughts and sinful aspect of it all bringing a forgiven renewed conscience and consciousness attitude. Our God's dance floor is happy joyful people forgiven freely mixing it up! It was more than enough the Blood Jesus presented to God the Father His Blood for our Righteousness obtained and propitiation pleasing or expiation of sin. We are forgiven set free verily family. Jesus lived a sinless Holy life. God needs a sinless life from somewhere. His Mighty Arm got it for Him in Jesus. The Spirit and the Bride say come! We at the Cross are made shielded by Christ from the wrath of God and enter His warmth in our hearts continuing in strong fellowship even obedience. It is efficient for today and now. And we’re born again sanctified at once (moment of personal asking Christ inside the heart, saved,) yet unless we believe in gradual sanctification also of over long periods of time as well we do stagnate and do not experience growth. We're moved nonetheless to draw near close to Him, confessing and proclaiming Him to others drawn to Him in love for knowing Christ's Finished Works at Calvary evokes within us a generous New Covenant love response. We have known right from wrong in a simplistic sense before salvation but when the law came and tried to revive me I sinned (coveted) and I died having come to fall in love with Jesus, confessed, testifying of the salvation knowing Him aright. We are, however, becoming like Christ in sanctification in varying degrees of effort speaking of His Work with all our hearts all our lights. God offers us all an open opportunity, a gift to 'pick up' a radically redeemed saved life born again in lifestyle transformation! We individually apply Salvation to us and want to love God with healing obtained and follow close to our Lord for lifestyle to be Holy as He is Holy. But we're in an upward spiral in His hermaneutic (Word of God's Interpretation.) Church is for healing! He makes our paths STRAIGHT then in conforming to the Word in more faithful fashion. He wants us to serve Him as sons who slave at the lowest rung of the ladder to love others others-centered. God is a God of second chances. We want to talk it up to Him a whole lot more utterly or using words fluently, having admitted we're sinners and struck so by God's love we so gravitate near, talk, and converse with Him near up close like in a stimulating sparks a-flying 'metal from metal striking metal' sparks talk because He loved us at the Cross. Or even then over a fish fry or a sourdough breakfast meal conversation, we acknowledge how great the love of the Father TALKING it up with Him more in His Provident Hands in ours how great our Daddy's love! The greater ethical reality of His Good Holy Nature and Just Righteous Holy Character over us seen and known by us is in goodness believed as we begin to know how good He is more and more in glorious awe-filled Christian living. He must increase. I must decrease. No longer motivated by healthy, wealthy, and wise in results we seek the greater part, the good part of sitting at Christ's feet re: personal revival. And personally we want to get to know (Him) throughout life by His Person and Work of the Son, Jesus Christ; but...aspiring to the personhood of God and in word, thought, attitude, and acts resplendent through Christ we are not to be trying on a mask before Him too, nor be of so ready a mind at all as to be lifting one up to put on. We want to live more personally honest before God and men from the Father of lights from Whom is no variablness nor shadow of turning. We don't want to be members of the O.K. Corral as well as if to say anything is an absolute good from Him flippantly. But we draw near. God is in control.He reigns!"Seek the Lord while He may be found, call on Him while He is near." Let our words be few Dear Lord! Unspeakable glory is Your Gift. His LOVE being IN me and I ran to Him because He ran to me seeing me from a long way off. It was the only time I saw Him! It was when I as a child of four recognized from hearing the godly plan of salvation it clicked spiritually that I was sinful even incomplete and as I was different I wanted that difference to be for God and to honor God first for He first was reaching out in good spiritually to me and I wanted truly His salvation and became born again, saved, God's friend and so I rejoiced in peace with Him, a son. Saved now- set apart for God of myself - dedicated in life to Him and in lifestyle I was in HIM. The Lord says, "You shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall look and search for Me with all your heart!" God is no respecter of persons. Renouncing pride in my own works which are as filthy rags I and the Holy Spirit were removing any haughtiness as well for I can bow a sinful soul like myself before Him, Jesus Christ put on, a Holy Righteous Just Judge Being God is and satiate or satisfy Him re: His Desire! He being God and I, a mere man under His authority I naturally want to satiate and please Him clothed in the righteousness of His Son. I bow to God humbly and accept His Son, Jesus' Payment for my sinful past with restitution added on my part. I have recognized my sinful falling short in a quick magnified microscopic scrutinizing exhausting view of my sin and its past and put it off to be clothed with Christ Who I make honored by me is magnified telescoped broadcast to all of the precious expensive Cost in His Blood that He paid for me in full re: my God's great Salvation Ransomed Redemption. Romans in the New Testament says, "Put on The Lord Jesus Christ." So how do I pray Lord God? I ask. I want Heaven as Jesus spoke of. But how do we obtain the power to assess a conduit to a newness of life in godliness He proffers from wells along the way? As a child I accepted the Gospel in my head and heart and followed. I knew once I did it would not be easy. One did not get to Heaven by putting on roller skates but entirely by Grace. I pray teach me then God how to live for I know I have much I don't know of this way nor how to pray and as I want to so I ask You how to pray. As I receive You I receptively receive you in receive mode in open wide receptivity! And thank God He tore the veil from my empty life from top to bottom in the Temple immediately upon Christ's Death 2000 years ago so access to Himself is wide open and in my heart He is ACCEPTED even widely so. But it's not necessary to manipulate God instead benevolently to turn to like and love everything He does instead! Make big huge the Presence of God and His help and make you humble. You can become as you are one Who God says you are for His Son's Mercy in Transforming Power CHANGES renovates reconstitutes re-excites restores you. He calls into being those things be not as if they are and we need to know God intimately by fellowship relationship peace in that we have a relationship fellowship restored (with Him.) He daily wants to do something new for you and to you and me. Daily we see new mercies appear from God every morning. We can expect every morning to say, "I can't without You Lord," and "with You I most certainly can!" "Good morning Lord," You know He loves me and I know. We can do the greater works Jesus prophesied. It's personally so also. It’s my personal Pardon, from Him to have His revelation up close and inside even my giving my thank you, my obedience, for this, even my follow through to say thank you in response. This is obedience to His still small Voice. It's His grace that covers us all making us fruitful in Christ. Have you in your comfort zone become born again? Born of God? Even Being born of the Spirit? Belonging to God just so close? Do you have a closer walk? He loved us first. Loving God back even fervently back and personally knowing He loves me who I am, just as I am I come, and worshipping Who He is, gratefully thankfully I'm keeping in a step by step obedient cadence (steucho or parapeteo in Greek) (rhythmn or step,) with the Holy Spirit! "Parapeteo," in Greek is for a far more wide rhythm and step in the Spirit thus also. This is all by grace so far and in endurance my desire is: to run my spiritual race with sovereign might lawfully Paul put it, to the end of life in endurance perseverence also bravely. Jesus the Living Logos or Living Rema (they mean the same,) will explain The Plan He's created, I'm in, reading Jeremiah 29:11 and the entire Bible! I'm committed to take the plunge to dive and so buy the field belonging to Christ where His treasure is buried in and wait patiently occupying to the end! But for the religious trappings of so called experts of theology we put away from us and worship free so let's stay away from religion even liberal cults completely for although its still delicious it's theology poses an extreme problem to genuine faith with false teaching. The false is believing its about works and myself instead of about Jesus Christ and His Deity and His Works and to be following close Him. But knowing accursed is everyone proclaiming a false gospel we stop struggling to be good enough and let The Rest of God even Excitement of the Holy Spirit and Jesus's party of forgiveness take over and grace and following after the Holy Spirit control us Galatians 1:6. Let's not become weary in well doing for we will reap treading on. The Holy Spirit has the big picture so let's take His panoramic view and call on God calling out in from Heavenly places asking, seeking, and knocking for necessary items to proclaim the Gospel witnessing unto Him. Let's see spiritually clearly the Bigger Plan now not just in the future beyond now because for the present time we've made mental assent, we've made commitment to count the cost and to follow Christ all the way. We are placed and positioned in good fortune smack dab in The Kingdom of The Son and are by translation transferred ushered into it by Christ's winning at Calvary! We need to experience it, (and receive inside.) God is able to perform exceedingly abundantly above all we can possibly conceive Ephesians 3:20. Every soulful place our foot treads upon abiding into Him we do efficaciously swim into rejoicing knowing Who Christ Is! The present past and future we thus trust with Him. They indeed testify greatly in Christ to His everlasting permanence at the cross to God's Finished works blessing. In the storms of life I'll prevail and the gates of hell won't because with Him I can do all things through Christ even through great trials for He is for us in afflictions for we're born again on His side then! He saves us not from our problems but through them! Surely I will answer my critics by II Kings 6:8-23 as Elisha said to The Lord, "open his eyes God," about his servant, in the war with roving bands against Israel. "Show my servant that many more are with us than with them." By grace through faith I will follow our Lord endlessly seeing with pure eyes in imagination the one hundred eighty five thousand armed of the Lord's Host set above the enemy's encampment in the night that are poised ready to rise and fight! The Kingdom of God and that of His Dear Son is just that, the Lordship of the Holy Spirit over every area of my existence. When coming to God we come through Jesus Christ. Fact. Come to the Father through the Son for now is the time to worship. He is worthy!The Scripture Portion: In scripture particularly there in a Book called Isaiah chapter 55 God gives us precious words and invites us to salvation re: to drink with Him by bonds of relationship fellowship and He wrote in verse one: "Ho, every one that thirsts, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good..When God Ran by Benny Hester & John ParentiAlmighty God,The Great I AmImmoveable Rock,Omnipotent powerfulAwesome Lord,Victorious WarriorMighty Conqueror,Commanding King of KingsAnd the only time,the only time I ever saw Him runWas whenHe ran to me,Took me in His arms, held my head to His chestAnd said "My son's come home again".Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyesWith forgiveness in His voiceHe said "Son, do you know I still love you?"It caught me by surprise when God ranThe day I left Home,I knew I'd broken His heartI wondered ifThings would ever be the same,Then one night,I remembered His love for meAnd down that dusty road, ahead I could seeIt was the only time,the only time I ever saw Him runWas when He ran to me,Took me in His arms, held my head to His chestAnd said "My son's come home again".Looked in my face, wiped the tears from my eyesWith forgiveness in His voiceHe said "Son, do you know I still love you?"It caught me by surprise, It dropped me to my kneesWhen God ran