Received on July 12th, 2000 - 12:05AM Last Updated: January 29th, 2007 - 8:20PM
Pondering the changes taking place in our church and its members, I remembered the prayer being offered every week for the very things needing to be changed, and was wondering why it seemed things were progressing so slowly, even though I sensed a difference. I then heard the Master saying,
"You see changes, but you must give Me time. My children are fragile and they need My careful attention.
You must not expect to see things change overnight. My timing is perfect, for I know My children from their inside out.
My pottery has become brittle and it has need of perfection—it is not a simple task to repair the cracks and to restore the ability of the pot to hold My oil.
Yet, nothing is too difficult for Me. I am working as they are able to receive My hands, so that they do not crumble beneath My strength.
Do not give up on your brothers and sisters—be patient, for their Father is teaching them, admonishing them, reproving them, and showing them the way to go from here. Support them as they are being rebuilt by My hands of love, and remind them of their future—they shall be glorious jewels in My house, as their rooms are even now being prepared.
Do not belittle them for the transformation and repair they are undergoing, but humble yourself as well, that you too may be reformed into the image I planned for you to resemble.
Comfort My children, for they are your siblings in spirit. Comfort My children, for they are weak and brittle. Comfort My children, as I reform their frames, and you shall all rejoice when the work is finished."
I share this because I believe it applies not only to my specific church, but to many of our requests concerning people.
They are not inanimate objects; they are living beings, and our Lord must work with them as the children of His Father that they are.
So, when you pray, remember that you are praying for a person just like yourself—someone who needs time, understanding, love and nurture.
As you read this site, you will hopefully come to know Yahweh more fully.
But all of this continuing knowledge is useless unless and until you come into union with Him. I use the word union because it is truly a marriage. It is that deep connection we all seek, for which we most often look in other people. However, the truth is that our hearts will only be fulfilled when we enter that union in fullness with the One Who made us.
This is the grace of God, that He has not stayed distant for us only to worship as Creator. But He has come unto us, even become one of us—in His Son, ChristJesus—in order to share an intimate union with us. He desires such closeness that it truly will envelope our entire life, transforming us into something new and wonderful.
You may have already entered this union with Him and only seek to know Him better through reading here. But if you have not, as you do read, let this Gospel sink into your heart as you read it now.
God loves you, and has cast your sins into the sea. He has sent His only Son as the Savior of the world—that includes you.
That Son, JesusChrist, was born as a man through a virgin who had given her life to Yahweh; He lived without sin, reflected the glory of His Father, God, in all His words and deeds, and was persecuted even unto death because of it.
His death upon a cross was the powerful explosion that separated you from your life of death. It remains for you, now, to enter into that death with Him. As you die to the one you are now, a person separated from God from your many sins, you will be born anew, with a nature predisposed to live rightly. This gift is free to you, with nothing you can do to earn it. It is the mercy of God to offer it to you, as He loves you so much! All you must do is receive it by trusting Him to have delivered you. Simply place your life in His hands and embrace the freedom that came through that death on the cross.
The Gospel is that Jesus did not remain dead, but rose again on the third day after His crucifixion! Death could not hold Him, as He was without sin. And so death will not be able to hold you, as you identify with Him fully through your trust in Him. Let go of yourself and confess Him as Lord of your life. The power of His death and resurrection will work in you all that your Creator has destined for you. You will truly enter a new life and experience that intimate union you have been seeking all of your life.
So ponder these words as you read here of this great God—Yahweh—and all that He has revealed to His creation. Let His Spirit testify to your heart that these words are true, that God is Love, and that He sent His Son so that you might receive the life that is unbound by time and space. As you feel that witness in your heart, simply believe and receive what He is offering to you, even now, and begin your new life as a child of God.
Please write to me and let me know when you take this step, as I will be your brother in Christ—we will be one in Him!
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19For I, through the law, died to the law, that I might live to God. 20I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ living in me. That life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me. 21I don't make void the grace of God. For if righteousness is through the law, then Christ died for nothing!" (Galatians 2:19-21)