Strangers and Pilgrims
Dearly beloved, writes Peter: I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul, for you are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Gods, while Jesus Himself implores us: abide in Me. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. That I may know Him.
1 Peter 2:11 John 15:4 Psalm 91:1 Philippians 3:10
Children of the Father
Little children, I am your Father. I am walking beside you and behind you, for I am the Way. This is the way, walk in it. I am with you when you sit, when you stand, when you lie in your bed. I will never leave you nor will I forsake you, for you are Mine.
1 John 2:14 Isaiah 30:21 John 14:6 Isaiah 30:21 John 13:33 Hebrews 13:5
Bought With a Price
You are bought with a price for I have loved you. I live in you. Your mortal body has become the temple of my Presence.. the abode of the Holy One. Your life is hidden with My beloved Son. Your life is hid with the Son on My love – in Me. You are Mine.
1 Corinthians 6:20 John 15:9 1 Corinthians 3:16 Colossians 3:3 Isaiah 43:1
Breath of Your Soul
Shut out the distraction of the world.. the lust of the flesh and the pride of life, for I am your life. I am the very breath of your soul. I am your way. I am the only route to My eternal rest.
Learn precious child to shut yourself into the secret place of your being, with Me – for that is my secret place too. There My love will come upon you and overshadow you. There My joy will intercourse with you, to strengthen you. There the Angel of my Presence with encamp around you and I will give you rest.
But how few retire into that inner secret place.. to commune in intimate fellowship with Me. I wait for you at the very core of your being, where spirit joins with Spirit in holy union. But how often the distractions of the sense-life.. and the lusts of the self-life, the arrogance of the pride-life, and the lies of the enemy’s enticing – quenches My Spirit and grieves My heart.
Focus on the Lord
Oh, beloved child I tell you the truth for I am the truth. Meditate on all I say; deliberate on all I do; contemplate on all I am – and ponder My word. Not to arrive at Your own conclusions, nor to speculate on your own imaginings – but to dwell on Me, and to absorb that which is mine. For I alone am holy. I alone am the Lord. So be ye holy for I am holy.
Love the Lord
Down through the ages men, with quill and pen, print and pronouncement, have been eager to write about me and conclude about my truth and many have greatly erred. For I do not need man’s defence or man’s explanation or man’s excuses. I need the man to love me – to love me with all his heart and all his soul and mind and strength.
Know The Lord
And so Beloved.. hear Me; talk to Me; ponder Me; meditate on Me; reflect Me; know Me. In our time alone together do not speak or contemplate about Me. Do not imagine vain things about Me. Do not categorise Me or theorise about Me, but speak with Me; contemplate Me – and know Me. That I may KNOW Christ.
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
43 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
7 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
5 Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand.
6 Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephthalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand.
7 Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Issachar were sealed twelve thousand.
8 Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,
12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.