“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure,” 1 John 3:1-3 (KJV).
These are powerful scriptures, and indeed they stretch us and call us out of complacency, out from living life like the world.
I’m finding it more and more difficult to be here and not home with Him. I feel His calling in my heart more and more to come away with Him for more of His blessed fellowship.
The world and it’s responsibilities seem to hammer at me, taking me away from the One I Love the most. The world does not know you, because they don’t know Him. Oh, I don’t want to be with anyone who doesn’t know Him. This, He, is our blessed hope.
The LORD God loves us so much Beloved, that He has put His name on us and called us His children, His very own sons of God. When we see Him we shall be changed, to be like Him, then we will see Him as He is.
In Revelation 9:4 we read of a seal of God upon men’s foreheads who belong to Him.. and they cannot be killed. Are you not enraptured by your Lover? He is calling you out Beloved…to be closer to Him than ever before. And, He says that every man that has this blessed hope purifies himself even as he is pure.
What does it mean to purify something? It means to get any impurities out. And it is done in submission to the the fire of God Himself.
We are finally getting the rains here in New Mexico that we don’t get the rest of the year, and the temperatures have dropped. It is the perfect time to begin to prune my plants and remove dead foliage before winter, so new growth springs forth in the new year.
Preparation… prepare my friends for the times ahead will be difficult.
Get rid of the habits, the attitudes that hold you back and stand in your way to the fullness of God. Jesus is looking for the one’s that will take the initiative themselves to do those hard things and rid their lives of sin.
Some can’t see the beauty of life for the underbrush that has grown up and is choking their very life. Get out your own pruning shears, and stand, pull up those roots of sin.
Yes make a stand for yourself today, for the truth of God, walking in righteousness at all costs. You can do it! He is looking for a bride that has done the preparation… and she is walking in the new life of the Spirit because she loves her God so much.
It’s time to do an inventory and work while it is still day…
God Bless You, you are in my prayers
~ Celeste Dewey