I Wanted You, Chose You, Sought You, Bought You. Do You Understand My Love?

You are Mine, do you know that, really know it? 

I chose you, chose you before the foundation of the world, chose you to be my purchased possession.

Do you see how much I wanted you?  I want you to know how much I wanted you.

Let it sink in.

I searched for you.  I searched and then drew you, with great care, with great pains….and I experienced great JOY when I found you. 

I bought you, paid for you, paid for you with my Life.  YOU are the pearl of great price!

I own you, you are Mine.  I had to own you, I wasn’t satisfied until I could call you Mine. 

I want to give you so much, so much more than you could ever imagine or think to ask me for.  

I love you, do you see it yet?   I’m waiting for you to see it.  It’s so important that you see it — the width and length and depth and height of the love I have for you.  It is everything to Me, it is who I am.  You are everything to Me.

Come unto Me and receive My love.  Draw near and receive what’s already yours, yes already yours, because you belong to Me. 

Ephesians 1:4; Luke 15:4; Luke 15:8; Matt 13:44-45; Ephesians 1:14; Ephesians 3:17-19; Matt 9:36; 1 John 4:16; 1 John 4:9-10; James 4:8; 1 John 4:18

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I Came That You Might Experience My Glory

My  ways are not like man’s, not like yours.  They are higher, deeper, broader — they are of a different realm – the realm of My Glory.   Open your heart, expand your spirit to My ways.   Don’t cling to man’s ways, they will always fall short of My Glory.  They will always disappoint, they will never satisfy.

I have made you to know and experience My ways.  No eye has seen, nor ear heard, what I have prepared for those who love Me.  I made you to experience My Glory.  That’s why I came, now come and receive it, come and receive Me, and experience My Glory, in you, around you and through you.

You are the Light of the World, Matt. 5:14

You are new in Me.   Not just a little new, you are completely new persons in Me.  When you put your faith in Me, I transformed you in an instant.   You became light, as I am Light.  You are walking in the Light, as I am Light.  You are living in the Light, 24/7.  When you are asleep, you are all lit up.  If you could only see yourselves, my children, points of light, my Light, walking around in a world of darkness.  Your light is touching others without your even knowing it.   When I said “you are the light of the world,” I meant it.  The more you see it, the more others will and be transformed by beholding Me through you. That is My grand plan.  Come and receive it.

Come and Receive What’s Already Yours

Relax, you are already reconciled to God.

“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.  And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”   2 Cor 5:19

The Good News:

  1. God is not judging you.  You were already judged, the verdict was guilty, and you were sentenced to die.  Jesus Christ took the punishment,  so you could be set free into eternal life now, and be with Him forever.
  2. God is not mad at you.   Jesus took the anger that was intended for you.
  3. God is not surprised when you fail.   He knew you couldn’t live up to the 10 commandments, so He decided to step into your place as your Savior, and do it for you.  (What kind of incomprehensible love is this?)
  4. God is not waiting for you to become righteous.  When you receive Christ, you become “the righteousness of God.”
    (2 Cor 5:21)
  5. God is not the one who is continually reminding you of your sins; in fact, He is trying to continually remind you that He no longer remembers your sins, because of what Jesus did.   “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless acts I will remember no more.”  Hebrews 8:12

What then?

God is waiting for you to see that you cannot depend on yourself for anything  —- not for salvation, not to be “good” enough, not to earn acceptance from God, not to obey the 10 commandments, not to become righteous, not even to love Him more.   I have discovered this is a painful process, what about you?

Paul opens up the book of Ephesians with the statement that “God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”   He spends the first three chapters on this.  Paul, who wrote over half of the New Testament, spends most of his time explaining to the early Church who they were in Christ and what they had in Him.

The Christian life starts by receiving Jesus, then resting —yes, resting — in what the Father has done for you, through His precious Son, out of His unfailing love for you.

The life of the Christian begins with the discovery of what God has provided in Christ, who now lives inside of you if you have believed and received Him.   Our walk, our conduct, our behavior is meant to flow out from Him…..effortlessly.  “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”   Ephesians 2:10.

God wants us to depend on Him for everything.  That was the plan —  believe, receive and rest ….then, and only then, can we walk.

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As You Have Received, Now Walk

As you have received, so walk.  You have received Me by faith.  You just believed.  That’s all!   It was simple.  It felt a little risky, but you just decided to believe, to trust, and I came into your life, didn’t I?   I came into your life, and I’ve never left.   Never left.   Just like my Word promised.  I never left, and never will.  If you only knew how long I waited to hear you say what you said.   I was planting seeds all the way, whenever I could.  I  was waiting for that day you said  “Lord I believe, help my unbelief.”

Now continue to walk as you received  — free!   Not with self-effort, but with ease.   Moving through and ignoring the fears that arise — just trusting Me —  walking towards Me, believing, believing, not looking at the natural — not looking at the mountains — there are way too many of them, don’t even entertain them.   Just keep pursuing Me, believing Me, placing every area of  your life in My hands.

I love you, you are secure.   I am your security.  I am Love, and I do not fail.

Come to the Waters

“Anyone who thirsts, come to the waters, for they are free.   My waters will refresh, surround, and protect you.    They will lift you up out of your troubles, out of the depths of depression, fear, and life’s struggles.  Rest, float, trust, and see what I will do in your situation.

Come and receive, I’ve provided everything, it’s all been finished and accomplished in Me.  I am the Way, it’s no longer up to you.  I am here now, fathering you, protecting you, loving you.  Come and believe.

Every spiritual blessing — it’s yours.   Everything I am, everything I have, is available to you in Christ, the exact representation of  Me.   My character, My strength, My desires, My power, My authority over the enemy, it’s yours…as you believe.   Trust Me to operate in and through you.

Come and receive it ALL.  Not because of what you do, but because of what Jesus did.”