FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
For You a Child is born. To You a Son is given. Whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have Life, even now. God gave His Son to YOU, too. You are not the exception…the excluded one…the one shut out. Even though your past is different than those of others, God did not single you out to hate you…to punish you…to reject you. He wants you to believe and receive His Gift to you, even today.
FOR GOD DID NOT SEND HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO SAVE THE WORLD THROUGH HIM
Beloved, I want you to know that I, the Most High God, did not send My Son into the world to condemn you for who you are and for what you have done. On the contrary, I sent Him as a Gift to rescue you from your Self. He came to deliver you from your guilt and condemnation, so you would not have to perish under the belief that everything is your fault.
IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH; THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING: THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU, THEY ARE SPIRIT, AND THEY ARE LIFE
If you only look at your Self and your circumstances through your natural eyes, during this Christmas season, you will only see what the father-of-lies wants to show you: guilt…condemnation…punishment. But if you would allow Jesus, My Gift to you, to quicken your spirit, you would see the reason I sent Him to you: Grace…Mercy…a New Beginning. But, in order for the natural to be changed into the spiritual, you need to submit the natural to My Son. The Words He will speak to you will bring you Eternal Life…even now.
GOD’S PERFECT WILL WAS FOR THE NATURAL TO BE CHANGED INTO THE SPIRITUAL THROUGH OBEDIENCE. SIN IS WHAT MADE IT NECESSARY FOR THE NATURAL TO BE SACRIFICED
What picture do you see when you look at your Self and your circumstances through your natural eyes?
Surrender this picture to the Lord Jesus, and ask Him to quicken your spirit. Listen to His Words for you. Then, see the natural being changed into the spiritual.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, quicken my spirit. Turn the natural into the spiritual, so I may see the Eternal Life You are offering me, even now.
Maintain an Awareness
We run…and run…and run. We run towards bad distractions and destructions like alcohol, drugs, or even crime, or we run towards good distractions like entertainment, or our husbands, wives, friends, or counselors.