Man’s spiritual nature is God’s supreme gift, since only through our spirit are we able to commune with Him. Indeed, the opportunity for His indwelling presence is the reason our spirit exists. God actually takes up residence in our spirit as we allow Him to do so. Because He has given us the capacity of free will, God lives within us only as an invited guest.
Our spirit has been fashioned in such a way as to provide the Holy Spirit a dwelling place within. I’m sure you’ve heard it said that within each person there is a God-shaped vacuum which only He can fill. That place is our spirit. Without the inhabiting presence of God, our spirit is simply dead—and therefore purposeless. With Him active inside us, the foundation is laid for fulfilling the purpose for which we were created.
True peace lies in Me. You may be seeking it in the way you look, or your financial position or your mate, but you will only find it in one place, and that is in Me. I bring true peace. Peace that surpasses all understanding. Peace that allows you to remain calm when the storm rates. Peace that brings hope and peace that lasts. Everything else is a poor substitute and is temporary. I bring peace that endures.
My love stretches over the earth. It encompasses every area of your life. Because I love you, I came to earth to dwell among you. I died for you and rose again, conquering death so you might live. Never underestimate the power of My love. The more you allow Me to love through you, the more powerful and effective you will become in bearing much fruit. You will be known as My disciple because of your love. Let all the barriers down. Allow Me full access. I came to set people free. I accomplish this through love. Your Savior who loves you with everlasting love.
My child, I will give you as much or as little as you ask for. You need only ask, believe and be surrendered to Me. I am willing to pour out My glory in and through you. I am willing to give you everything you need to accomplish what I am asking of you. You just need to be willing, open and ready. Be quick to listen and slow to speak. Listen for My voice, I am speaking. Obey Me and follow My path. My Word will lead you. My voice will guide you. Act on what I am telling you. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
In My Presence is where I want you to be. In My holy of holies is where I can be found. Dwell there with Me. Come and rest in My Presence. Be refreshed and filled. This world will wear you out if you let it. You need to come to Me often to get recharged for the task at hand, Do not try to go it alone. You have all My power at your disposal. Operated in My strength, then you won’t burn out or exhaust yourself. When I was here walking on earth, I went away often to a secluded place to be with My Father. You need to do that too. Do not neglect time with Me. Make it your top priority. Come and be filled. I anxiously await you. For it is My pleasure to pour out on you all My joy, strength, power and authority to accomplish that which I have called you to do.
My child, this is a season of rejoicing. Weeping may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Your night season is over. Enter in to the joy of your salvation. Walk in the joy that I have provided for you. Let the past fall off of you like an old garment. No longer cloth yourself in sorrow and regret. You are My pure and spotless bride. When I gaze upon you I see My Son shining through you. Know that in your weakness I am strong. Walk in the strength and power of My Holy Spirit. No longer let doubt rule your heart, only believe. I say to you, all things for which you ask, believe that you have received them and they will be granted to you. I am your Father who you can trust.
I will give you the desires of your heart when you fully surrender to Me. I will lead you in the path I have for you and you will succeed. I am your provider. I am all you need. I satisfy your thirsty soul. I feed your hungry heart. Let Me quench your thirst. Allow Me to satisfy your empty places. I fill to overflowing. I give you more so you can give away. Never think lack. Never think that there won’t be enough. When you walk by My Spirit there is always enough and more. I am an abundant God. I desire to overflow through you. But you must trust Me and give away so I can provide the overflow. Watch what I will do when you fully surrender everything to Me.
Because suffering plays such a vital role in God’s destiny for us, we can’t just sweep it under the rug. It’s tremendously helpful not only understand suffering, but to embrace it as well. God wants us to experience joy and fulfillment, and even lots of pleasure as we live our lives for Him. But He did not create us for earthly happiness alone, no matter how bountiful life here might turn out to be.
It doesn’t matter what wealth or prestige we gain in life, or even how wonderful our relationships might be. Mature Christians know that none of this holds a candle to what we’ve really been designed for. None of us are exempt from the challenges and hardships that inevitably come our way. Trials are common to all believers. But it’s certainly not due to lack of interest on God’s part. Just the opposite, actually: He allows suffering because He deeply cares about us.
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My child, many will come to the end of their lives with regrets and sorrow. Many have listened to the evil one in their lives, thinking if they just eliminate a problem, a pregnancy, a relationship, they could go on with life uninterrupted. But if they haven’t dealt with the pain of those choices by the end of their life, it will come on them like a flood. Regret, shame, sorrow will fill their hearts. They will need comfort yes, but they will need Me, truth and hope. Be aware of this mission field. It will grow as this generation ages. Keep them in mind and minister to them often. One night away from your TV will produce much fruit in My Kingdom. The harvest is ripe, the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord to send out the laborers.
I have provided something better for you. It is not in this world or on this earth, but here with Me in heaven. You may not receive your reward while you are here on this earth. Faith is required to walk with Me and not worry about your reward. You may or may not see what I have promised. That should not be your concern. You only need to trust Me and do what I am telling you to do regardless of the outcome. Faith pleases Me. When you choose to believe Me even when you don’t understand or see what I am doing, it pleases Me. Hold on to Me, not the reward.