Received on February 19th, 2006 - 1:25PM Last Updated: January 29th, 2007 - 8:29PM
As the HolySpirit was speaking to others in my congregation, the Father gave me this message to share, not only with them, but with all of His people:
"Reevaluate Your Possessions."
He wants us to realize that a lot of the problems we experience in life are due to not understanding the purpose of what we have.
This includes our money in the bank, our house and cars, all of our material possessions, as well as our relationships: friendships, family members, marriages, and workmates. Of course it also includes those things inside of us, our talents and abilities.
He wants us to know that it is our wrong mindset in viewing these things—that we are using them to advance ourselves in this world—that is causing our problems.
If we can stop and turn to Him and discern that these were only given to us to prepare us for the life to come, not to advance ourselves among this world system, we will begin to use them differently. We will see them in a new way. We will begin to treat them differently and will begin to operate in a way to advance ourselves in the age to come.
What we have won't change, but how we use and view it will. And because of those changes, the problems we are experiencing will disappear. When we use what He has given us according to His ways, we will enter that joy for which we all hope. And through walking rightly, as He intended, we will be increasing our possessions in the world to come.
12If you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? (Luke 16:12)
For who makes you different? And what do you have that you didn't receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? (1 Corinthians 4:7)
For we must all be revealed before the judgment seat of Christ; that each one may receive the things in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10)
For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out. (1 Timothy 6:7)
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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26He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28'For in him we live, and move, and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also his offspring.' (Acts 17:26-28)