Received on August 2nd, 2000 - 9:30PM Last Updated: January 8th, 2007 - 5:05PM
Tonight I simply sought the HolySpirit, and asked Him to manifest Himself through me—I asked for a word of exhortation for His children. And behold, my gracious Teacher granted my wish for you.
"Come to the dinner table and dine. I have spread before you a great feast. Look upon the different courses you are free to eat. Look at the beauty of each dish. Will you take from each? Will you taste of each and every dish I have prepared for you? I ask you as a Father, do not fill yourself up on only one, but let moderation prompt you to take your fill from each and every plate before you. My Word has facets beyond your comprehension. Look at the table—can you see its end? Look to the end of the room! Can you see its end? You will see that as you walk from dish to dish, taking from each, you will not be filled. No, you will continue to walk down this hallway of delights, amidst your brothers and sisters, feasting upon the diversity of My Word. And as you continue to walk and eat, your strength will not fail. The steady intake of My Word, in all of its splendor, both hearty and sweet, will keep your legs strong and your eyes clear. Do not stop at one dish, but continue to partake of each and every one which I have prepared for you. It is my pleasure to see you delight, and lo, your delight awaits you at the table. Come and dine!"
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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8Be careful that you don't let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily, (Colossians 2:8-9)