Foreword:

Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Even when you stop Believing,

I am still working.
One of My servants wrote, "If we are faithless, He remains faithful..." When My Dear Son was murdered, all My servants knew He was dead.  They watched Him die a horrible death; they saw Him stuck like a pig before He was taken from the Cross. They saw Him "bleed out." They saw Him taken down from the Cross, dead.  They saw Him wrapped in spices and cloth, like a mummy, and laid in a tomb.  He was DEAD.
All hope was gone, and they assumed that they had been wrong, and that the things they believed about Him were false.
This is what My servants do when they cannot see the future.  They fail.  They can't believe. They lose their expectations of good. They think I have stopped working, and they give up.
This is just what it was like on that awful day, that Sabbath (Saturday), when My Dear Son was in the grave, and they knew He was gone, and it was over, and all their hopes and dreams had disappeared. The horribleness of everything hung over them like a fog, and they were in a state of despair.
You've been there. Maybe you are there.  Everything you planned for, hoped for, dreamed, is gone, and you are shattered, destroyed, ruined, and you have no hope. You ache. You remember. You cry. It doesn't help.
It was just like that on the Sabbath morning My servants awoke, and the Crucifixion had happened, and My Dear Son was dead, and they knew it. He wasn't coming back, and everything they believed about Him had been wrong.  That's what they thought.
I was still working. I had not stopped, even when they stopped believing.
I am still working today, even if you have stopped believing, even if you have no expectations of any kind, even if your days are lived in the valley of the shadow of death, and you have no idea that I am with you. When My servants had completely given up, I was only beginning to work. My Dear Son was in the grave on Saturday, but Sunday....Sunday was coming, and He would awaken from death forever, "the firstfruits of those who slept [in death];" He is the one who will yet "Swallow up death in victory," and who will see to it that every tear is wiped from every eye of all who love Me and serve Me, and who will bring them into the same life that He enjoys, the life that knows no death, that is indestructible, that overpowers even the thought of dying.
It is not over with you, either, even if you despair like those Servants of Mine who buried My Dear Son, even if you have no hope or faith at all.
I am working. You can't see it, you can't feel it, you don't believe it. You don't have to believe for me to keep working. I have not stopped, even when you have given up completely.
Every single one of My servants have found this to be true, and you will, as well.
It's Saturday.  Tomorrow is Sunday. My Dear Son rose from the dead, as He said He would.  He lives now by the power of a life that cannot be destroyed. He rose from the dead because death could not hold Him.
If it's your "Saturday," and you think I have abandoned you, I have not.
Never give up. I am with you, and I am working.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday Meditation

Children, I hope you know why My Son agreed to die.  As many of you know, He was innocent of every crime of which He was accused, and even Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor who conducted his "trial," said, "I find this man not guilty!" three times. They murdered My Dear Son anyway, having "taken Him by wicked hands and crucified Him." However, He had to agree to die. If He had asked Me just once, I would have instantly sent My angels to protect Him and destroy His enemies.  
He agreed to die so that you could have life. It's that simple.  His dying opened the way to heaven, defeated Satan, made certain that sin would be removed from Our Universe, and gave you the opportunity to receive eternal life and never die.
Here are some things My servants wrote about that:
(Quoting My Dear Son):
"I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me though he was dead, He shall live; and he who lives and believes in Me shall never die."
"He partook of flesh and blood, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil [Satan], and deliver them [that's you!] who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage."
"He carried our sins in His own body on the Cross, so that we, being dead to sins, might live for righteousness."
"[Jesus] God raised up on the third day [after His death], and showed him openly...He is ordained by God to be the Judge of the living and the dead.  To Him all the prophets bear witness, that...whoever believes in Him shall receive remission [forgiveness] of their sins."
(Quoting My Dear Son again) "I am the good Shepherd; I give My life for the sheep; My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, nor shall anyone pluck them out of My hand." 
Thus We (My Dear Son and I) have connected His death with your life, and we have done so in such a way that they cannot be separated.
So this, My Dear Son's deathday, can become your "new birthday," if you believe that He died and rose again for you, and turn to Him as your "Good Shepherd."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Evil, You, and Me.

Good morning, children.  I want to talk to you today about something you always tell Me about:
"Why?" You usually ask "why" when something goes very wrong. You get cancer. You are attacked. You suffer loss--a job, a friend, a lover.  You always ask why I would allow it, and some of you even ask why I would do it.
Here's what happens (it doesn't answer "why," because I can't fully explain yet)--
The world is dominated by three forces, or "persona."
One is you.  Many of you are good, but many are evil. Evil people do evil things, such as the murder and rape of innocent children.  I will judge these evil people, when the time comes. Until then, the good people, the "protectors" must be vigilant to help and protect the weak and innocent. You may have that responsibility, as My servant. If I have given you that task, I will put those people in your path.

The second "force" is named Satan.  Almost everyone knows about him, and he influences the world in many powerful ways, all of them evil.  If a government destroys thousands of people, there he is. If a man murders his family, he is there. If two people hate each other, he's there (people can do enough on their own without help from him, but he's also there). If religious people exercise prejudice, and destroy the weak and sinful, he is delighted. If you suffer, he's right there.
Satan opposes Me, and all that I plan and do. His doom is certain, but right now he's very powerful.

I am the "Third force," I am the Almighty, your Father, God, and greater than all others in the Universe. None compare with Me. I plan to destroy all the evil and harmful things in My creation, and put things right--but it isn't time yet.  I'm waiting.  If you ask why, My Bible gives some answers (definitely not all of them!), but many of the reasons that I wait have to do with you.  Some of you haven't learned about Me yet. There are others who are not born yet that I've planned for, and they will be My children, too. Then there's timing.  My plan has a "timeline," and I've set that in motion, because it's the best way for Me to do the most good. Things will happen in their due season.  Until My plan is fulfilled, evil will exist. I will deal with it, in My time, and in My way; until then, I will help you when evil comes your way. I will stand by you when you suffer because of the "way the world is." I will strengthen you in the face of your problems, your enemies, and suffering that comes your way.  These things may prevail against you on earth, but all they will do is get you to heaven faster, and then you'll be with Me, and no evil will reach you ever again.  I promise.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

When you are thinking of Me...

Just before My Dear Son was murdered by lawless hands, He sat down with His best friends in all the world, the men who had "stayed with Him in all His temptations," and ate the Jewish Passover with them.  Near the end of the Passover, He took bread and wine, and made a toast.  He gave them the bread, and said, "take, eat, this is My body, which is given for you..." and in just a moment, after they had all taken the bread, He took wine, and drank a bit from it, and said, "This cup is the New Covenant in My blood. Do this (as often as you wish), to remember Me."
My children celebrate these few moments often, because it does remind them of what My Dear Son did for them without them ever asking Him--He died to pay for the sins they had done.  When He took the bread and the wine, He knew that He would die, because He had chosen, and We had agreed, that He would rescue My/Our children (that's you) from death and sin and evil.  You may ask how this can be, but it's impossible to give a detailed answer, since it involves things you cannot understand right now.  The short answer, though, is that His death made it so that anyone who believes in Me and My Son simply will never belong to Satan again.  I will break all the "hold" that Satan has over you.  I will also break the hold that Sin and evil have over you. Finally, I will break the hold death has over you, and give you everlasting life, in My presence forever.
My Dear Son has literally provided this for you for free.  The bread and wine remind all My children of that. The question is, Do you want this? If your answer is "yes," then just tell Me--it says, "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord (that's Me!) will be delivered," meaning that I will give you everything I promised above, just because you believe in Me and in My Dear Son.
You could spend your entire life working to get this, or even working to find out about it, but I offer it for free, when you just ask Me.