“The Higher Calling”

In recent days in an ever increasing pronounced way, I sense that God is calling us to believe and trust Him for a measure of faith that will lift us up beyond where and how we have ever experienced life before. A new frontier, new lands where none of us have ever gone before or even ventured.

This being beyond our self realized concept of who we “think that we are”. A place where our “being right” no longer matters, where we can just let that fall aside and run off us like water from a ducks back. Where trivial things no longer hold importance and where our highest priority becomes that of esteeming our brothers and sisters needs, which include all who cross our path, to be above the importance of our own. Where we focus on truly loving and caring for one another genuinely. It is being who “God” says that we are.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light”. (1 Peter 2:9 ESV)

As sons and daughters of the most high God, under the reign of Christ, God sees only one race; sharing one inheritance.

A priesthood of royal descent purchased by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. A called out people to intercede for and serve all peoples. We come not to be served, but seek and and help restore that which is lost.
“And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; and you will raise up the age old foundations; and you will be called repairer of the breach; the restorer of streets in which to dwell. (Isaiah 58:12)

Rebuild the broken households and families. Restore the structured unity in our neighborhoods and community and in the doing of business therein. Restore the values that most of society has let go of, abandoned or no longer embrace and adhere to. Where as men in our community we help uphold the single moms in common decent measures to encourage their healing and restoration. And wherein as men being better men as a result raising a higher standard as the protectors and uplifting of the well being of those God has placed in our sphere of influence and thus care and responsibility. Then our streets will be once again a place of peace and safety where true community is nurtured. I sense you get where I am going with this and are beginning to get a picture of a people with a hope and a future.

A people who possess and carry the very presence of God where ever we are and life takes us. Proclaiming and emanating His excellence; the character of Christ. Because we have been called out of darkness and into His marvelous light.

Here is where I have chosen to set my sights. Consider the one who calls you who also will do it. You merely have to say “yes”. Only believe and step out and up into may be a stretch beyond your comfort zones. Do it anyway because you are destined for something much greater than where you stand right now.

I’m undone; “A letter from The Secret Place”

I’ve sat and pondered half the day, not knowing what to say. What to write? So much expression held within. Pacing the room, around and around, I come to only one conclusion fellow readers and that is to invite you into the throne room that has become my abode it seems. So much has been poured into me. I seek empty vessels to pour out into. This is Jesus’ heart. It is not to be contained, but shed abroad.

Are any of you out there “so hungry for the Presence of God” that you are beside yourselves? If so step in. I did not ascend the mountain in vain. I feel your hearts. I hope you will not just remain where you are but that you will choose to enter in. I came to share perhaps the greatest story ever told; for those to who choose it’s fullness to behold.

Jesus, I seem to be losing myself in You.

Beautiful beyond description and too marvelous for words, you are.

Beyond the grasp of my comprehension there is nothing I have seen or heard that can begin to compare to what unfolds and is eclipsed within the moments I spend with You.

Time passes while all around me in fleeting moments activities and conversations unfold that do not encompass who You are. How can men and women make light of One such as You, because the things they value seem more important to do?

Who can grasp your infinite wisdom that so far reaches beyond my wildest dreams and imagination?

Who can fathom the depth of your love which has no bounds in which it’s habitation cannot touch.

You are beautiful beyond description and in awe; what can I say, what can I do?

Majestically enthroned above and beyond every description of conceived conception; I lose sight of who I thought that I was. Only Your every Word that You have spoken to and over me, I hinge upon.

Behold as I stand, in awe of you, having no words; only a heart that is gaining a knowing of being truly and genuinely loved for the first time and perhaps yearns to love with the same intensity.

Yet who can receive such a measure of love unless they can lose themselves in You such as I have managed to. All I did was let go of life as I conceived it to be. Then it was only You and me Jesus. And now how do I share this; what You and I have? I feel invisible to their eyes. Can they hear Your Words through me? Only You truly know the answer. Tis’ not my business to know. I must simply go and be as transformed from this Holy place. I just don’t how this is to be. I am totally free, sent in Your likeness now to be.

As the wind blows and lists about, who can conceive it’s source?

People don’t seem to understand me, unless they can see you. I write of you but who among mortal man can truly hear or read the heart that beats behind the words I type or pen?

I live for You. I left my heart on Your altar as a living sacrifice to be consumed in Your presence, for I am not my own. You seek a resting place. I open to You; what more is there?

You bought me with the greatest and ultimate of price. For that; You suffered beyond what any one here on this earth could even begin to comprehend.

I am undone. Where the mind ends, and life truly is begun. I’ve lost my mind it seems. So that Your’s may rule and reign in this temple; what does this mean?

I am Yours now and I know not what follows or what remains.

“The Joy set Before Me”

“In looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God”, let us take notice what His source of endurance rested in. It was “the joy set before Him” that stemmed from His love for you and I.
(Hebrews 12:2)

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.” (Hebrews 1:9)
This is what the Father declares of His Son.

What is this oil of gladness? When Jesus went to the Cross he took upon Himself all of our pain, shame, sickness, disease, infirmity, and anything that would keep the fullness of life from being our portion in every given moment. He covered “it all” so that we don’t have to. Can you even begin to conceive what level and measure of love encapsulated and enveloped the sacrifice He made for you and I? I don’t believe any one of us can begin to grasp the magnitude of this. Is this perhaps why we tend to shield ourselves from fully receiving His love and make excuses as to why we can’t approach Him fully with “open face”? “Being open faced” is a subject I cannot even begin to touch upon in this moment. It is however part of the assignment here in this blog and we will get there, however not at this moment.

We somehow believe that we are “not enough” or unworthy because of what we have done or not done in this life? Any thought that a single one of us is “not measuring up” is simply not true at all. God’s word says everything contrary to such notions. In repeated encounters with my Jesus and as I have walked a fine line between death and life as He asked me to repeated times, I have looked into His face and into His eyes and have witnessed the level of love and compassion and I am still alive and drawing breath because He has a measure of the expression of His love that He longs to bring through me somehow. Why else would I be spilling out the details of my life on this page day after day? Why would I risk humiliating myself totally if it were not for the fact I have nothing to lose. No reputation, no image to lose, no thing to hang on to. Being of no reputation, nameless and faceless; I surrender that at the Cross. I died to that and continue to die to it every moment because the human aspect of my flesh wants to pick it back up again. But I can’t because I laid it at his feet at the foot of the cross.

After what He sacrificed for me at the cross, what can I even begin to give back to Him in return that could even begin to compare? Nothing; absolutely nothing; other than the life and breath I have left in me. So I lay it all down and I cannot walk an ordinary and mediocre experience in my agreement to “yes” fully to Jesus. Remember, I was a prodigal that walked away for nearly 20 years. I can’t forget that! I am fully forgiven much, yes most certainly and have fully received this. Therefore I love much! I have counted the cost of the road ahead of me knowing it does and will cost me everything. God knows I have certain desires as does any man by nature, but I choose to put these aside for the excellency of knowing my Jesus more fully and intimately. It is the hardest choice to make and stick to; believe me. My flesh fights that tooth and nail every day. He has away of meeting my desires in ways I could never imagine even as think I know best sometimes.

My heart weeps and breaks that there are those who are brothers and sisters of mine in this world that do not yet seek the pursuit of this level of intimacy with my Jesus. Intimacy = into me see. Are you inviting Him into you to intimately see? What are you afraid of? What holds you back? Are you at all desiring to enter into His heart and gain sight beyond the comprehension of your current state of thinking? For a lack of vision people perish. Do you have any concept how much that saddens His heart over those who are yet blind and veiled to His heart? You are here but for such a short time. In Jesus your value is infinite. Our time is so very short. I lost two brothers in the faith in the last two days who both carried a testimony that inspired in me something greater beyond where I am. I realized the brevity of life with new voracity that propelled me to renew my life as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God which is my reasonable service.

Where is your heart right now? I shall continue to stir up a catalyst for your faith to arise. I don’t know if you are hearing my message or even listening into your heart. Knowledge of the results is God’s business however; I merely deliver the messages that He gives me. If you would like me to pray with you in addition I am offering that to you now, here until my website is up and running. It is a tough call for us to get past our obstacles; I know. However none of need try to walk it on our own. So my email is there below if you wish. Just please don’t throw your life carelessly away into auto-pilot believing it will all just pan out. God does not work that way. It rests on you and I to discover and walk out our own unique divine story. However we are to do so “together”. He believes in you that you will desire to run your race well and finish the same and so do I. I care and endeavor to love from His love.

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A Moment in the Father’s Heart

Behold what manner of love the Father’s heart holds for you and I in every moment. His mercies, grace and loving compassion fail not and are new in every morning! How great is His faithfulness! I take a pause this morning from the topic I began yesterday “just because” I feel so very drawn to do so as I sit this morning in my heavenly Father’s presence.

For some of us, we did not have that expression of a loving father in our upbringing as a child. This I have witnessed throughout my life. I “did” however have a very blessed experience of having a loving supportive father.

He was a very quiet person not always having the words or the means of “doing the expected things” necessarily a lot that could express the measure of love that he carried in his heart for me.

He did however set aside quality time with me like in taking me fishing with him on some Saturdays, in which there in the beauty and quiet of the natural outdoors, in rain and shine we enjoyed the best of times. It was then that he would share in the best. Also it was in trips to the dump, working in the garden and yard, mending fences in the cow pasture, feeding and watering the chickens and cleaning the chicken house, shoveling out the cattle stall and putting hay in the manger, and harvesting and putting up hay in the summer. I grew up on a small suburban farm as you can probably tell.

It was while being engaged in the daily chores of keeping life moving and flowing for our family that I experienced some of the best of the father’s heart in my dad. In the midst of the simple and basic things of everyday life, he helped to instill in me what it is for a man to cherish, honor and respectfully love his wife and for me to respect and honor my mother. I had a lot of quality time with her as a result when He was away at work during the day. Unfortunately her life span was shortened considerably when she passed away from cancer at the age of 61. It was then in life as a young man in my late 20’s that I retreated within myself and began to live a rather introverted life. All the years in life while growing up I tended to keep to myself a lot. Both my dad and I were so quiet in nature and tended to retreat within a loneliness that we had a way of setting an environment up for self-imposed isolation. We still had those talks like we used to though however they were more superficial. We had challenges saying what we really felt deep down inside.

Through the years of my childhood, my dad often spoke of the love that he held for my mother even though they would have their share of “heated discussions”. This due to the fact that she was very outward in expression and most of time made sure she “had her say”. She was very outspoken most of time. For example if anyone offended her in verbal attacks against our family, especially pertaining to myself or my sister, she may never speak to them again if that person did not apologize and make it right. She even severed a longtime friendship with a best friend in life over such.

My dad did not always know how to respond to my mother but he listened until it became overbearing for him in not knowing how to respond, then he would retreat to his tv/radio repair shop out in the garage where he had a part time business. Then later they would find a way of settling their differences in love. He taught me that you never, ever lay a hand on a woman. You allow her speak and you listen. Then if you don’t know what to do, then you retreat rather than keep fighting with words.
He did the best he knew how to do. Unfortunately he buried and “stuffed” a lot of unresolved emotions and just carried them. I took after him in that respect. My marriage later after 19 years ended in divorce. Here 14 years later I am in a divorce care group healing my unresolved buried emotions and hurt. I am healing wonderfully, as God’s grace is so amazing.

Getting back to the story, I would often go out there in the shop with him to just be with him and watch. He did not always say much however in those times but when he did find ways to “show me” love, no matter what, I saw my real dad. I always saw his heart coming through even though he did not always know how to say it in words. That is my story of illustration today of “Father’s heart” from a part of my “real life”.

So know in this moment I contemplate in “the Father’s heart while all the inadequacies that surface in my own bring me through a long overdue season of resolution and transformation.

Beautiful Lord, wonderful Saviour; I know for sure that all of my days are held in Your hands, to be crafted into your perfect plan. So in Christ Jesus I place my hands upon the Potter’s wheel and He reshapes from my broken and shattered dreams and vision, a new handiwork that is being fashioned into something beautiful and unique to my expression.

All of my days are held in Your hands, O God and are crafted into Your perfect plan. You gently call me into Your Presence, guiding me by Your Holy Spirit, teaching me to live all of my life through Your eyes.

I’m caught up and fully enveloped in Your Holy calling, setting me apart for a unique expression of the love and character of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus.

I know you’re drawing me to Yourself and I’m fully trusting You to lead me in every minute detail in which Your Holy Spirit does have full sway and Your every word does also and becomes my say and mainstay. I shall not be moved nor swayed from Your very Presence.

This is my story and forms my song in which I so choose to walk in all the day long. I stand in such blessed assurance and am praising my Saviour through it all.

A Loving Embrace Unto the Last Dance

Sometimes it seems I’ve been around forever.
Not without a song, no not ever.
A melody so sweet and low
Reflecting the one, with whom my heart does grow.

Jesus is the sweetest name I know
The name above all names in which all melody flows.
This is my story and this is my song,
From which Heaven and Earth shall resound, all the day long.

As I write and sing; night and day, day and night.
A tapestry is woven, of His story and song delight.
A song to which the whole world shall sing,
And joys rapture what the heart can sing.

Songs of love and special things,
Putting a step to my dance, I take a chance.
How about a little rock and roll,
Releasing the abundance of the soul?

Determined to just do it right from the start
Wasting no time trying to figure it out,
Simply jumping in no matter what;
Just going to do it anyhow.
Knowing I’ve never been this far yet.

Coming from a love so deep, I can hardly speak.
So rich and sweet, never knew my sleep could fleet,
Yet with a fullness, my all, it does meet

Holding that Word so close in my heart
That from my mouth, may it never depart.
Chasing the softness of its effervescence,
My song with it does mingle in the night,
Sparking such a loving delight;
Puts the enemy of my soul to at once to flight.

Eclipsing Light that apprehends my dreams,
Figuring out what love really means;
All darkness is dispersed and flees the scene

Giving Jesus all of my heart
Tis’ a real fine place to start.
Something’s happening I just can’t explain,
Surely can it touch what’s so real in the heart?

It calls to you and I
Beyond all doubt and fear
A song to last the night, until the day appears.

Make it simple to last a whole life long,
Does not matter if it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear,
Just sing it dear to the One so near.
Sing it simple that all might hear.

Singing of love for you and for me.
Only here comes release, where all are set free.
It’s changing everything I see,
It’s changing most certainly, you and me.

Right here, right now, tis’ plain to see
The perfect spot, the perfect time, the perfect moment;
Is now for loving you and me, don’t you see?

A divine moment, tis’ a really fine place to start.
I write the songs that make the whole world sing.
Songs of love and special things,
Capturing the heart and allowing it to ring,
Of the story and the song;
Apprehending the One I know and to whom belong.

A Better Promise

“And may we all, with unveiled face, behold the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore be transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (from 2 Corinthians 3:18)

A victorious and Spirit filled walk assures the victory in all that life brings.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” (Hebrews 12:1-3)

“Jesus was full of the Holy Spirit. As He went to the cross He could have gone maintained through the beatings, crucifixion, and all of the pain, a sovereign display of health and strength. He could have shown Himself obviously to be God in the midst of all that was brought against Him. However God had a different plan, So, Jesus willingly laid down His life and He took it up again three days later. Fifty days after His resurrection, He gave that same Spirit to His disciples, who were waiting for His promise right where He told them to be. Ever since, every Believer who welcomes the Holy Spirit’s baptism and walks in obedience to Him can live expressing the same works that Jesus did.”

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13,14)

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. (5:16)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. (25) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (23,24)

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.(25)

What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit and, how “can” we be filled with the Spirit? This means, basically, having great joy in God and since the Word of God teaches that “the joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10), it also means there will be power in this joy for overcoming besetting sins and for boldness in witness of the One in whom we walk.

Basically, it means to be consumed in radiant joy, because the Spirit who fills us is the Spirit of joy that flows between God the Father and God the Son because of the delight they have in each other. Therefore, to be filled with the Spirit means to be caught into the joy that flows among the Holy Trinity and to love God the Father and God the Son and His Holy Spirit with the very love with which they are one in.

The way to be filled with the Spirit is to fully and simply “believe God”, trusting that the God of hope truly reigns and that His every word is held in our hearts as the absolute standard of Truth and cannot ever fail. His every promise spoken to and over me is YES and to every yes, Amen!

Know that not a sparrow falls to the ground apart from his will (Matthew 10:29) and that he directs the world for you and for all who trust His word. In believing this, you are filled with the Holy Spirit and with joy at the moment you receive by faith.

“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you are fully restored and brought into intimate fellowship and communion with Jesus. (Romans 10:9,10)You are inviting Jesus to “come into me and see” all that I am, just as I am and be with me” (That is intimacy defined). Your confession is the “outward” witness to the life of Jesus in you and in the heart is the inward witness that you truly believe God for who He says He is and you hinge every aspect of your life upon His every word. Herein the fact that you are “in Christ” is justified, and with the mouth your confession glorifies God and therefore in you is declared the Trinity or the three-fold unity of the Father, His son Jesus and the Holy Spirit of God ruling and reigning upon the throne of your heart.

When Jesus was baptized, as soon as he came up out of the water, he saw the heavens breaking open and the Spirit descending on Him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:10,11) He was then driven into the wilderness to be tempted of the evil one. Each of us will also face the temptation that life brings because we face that same adversary, the evil one and his minions opposing the very work of God in us. He pulled out every measure to try and stop Jesus from carrying out the mission for which He came and we will face no less in our lifetime.

So then here is what we are to live for; “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. (Philippians 3:10-12) I have been purchased by the blood of Jesus and by His body broken for mine on the cross, I am not mine own but fully “His”. He went through “all things” that come up in life so that I would not have to. He took on all my pain, all my shame, all the sickness and disease I have and ever could encounter, all the adversity that can ever come against me. In “all of these things or instances” I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me with an everlasting and infinite love. If God be so completely and fully “for me” then who or what can be against me?
Now will you simply stake the same claim? Jesus came and did and paid it all for each and every one of us.

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”
(1 Corinthians 15:58)

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:57)

At the Foot of the Cross

Today, between Good Friday and Resurrection Day, I stand paused at the foot of the cross. I’ve just been through one of the most challenging weeks of my life, highlighted by what years of chronic illness that has been cyclical has brought to a head. Pain levels and associating discomfort became extreme and nearly feeling unbearable. This had a way of bringing me to the place to which I had to come. This being the ending of my identifying with certain elements within me that I deemed so important as being a part of me. I found myself suddenly incapable of doing “my things” These “things” that I have relied upon; these abilities and talents within my realm of experience, expressions of talents that I am good at bringing forth.

Most of my life I have longed to receive affirmation, appreciation, and recognition from others based upon what I consider necessary to be their desire and willingness to invest in time with me “based upon” what I have to offer to to them from “what I can do”. “What I do” does not really define “who I am”. So why have I placed so much emphasis on or value in what I am best at doing?

It is like I have been telling myself that if I don’t measure up to a certain level of performance in what I do best, then I have little to no value to offer and if that is true then others will not want to accept me or perhaps they won’t even be able to see me at all. I might as well be as “the invisble man” whose only purpose in life is to watch all the other people around me actively participating in the qualities of enjoying life together as couples or groups.

Wherein they seem to be having a full and rich life surrounded by expressions that appear to illustrate so much love, joy and fun “being had together” that apparently “I don’t get to have” in my life right now. I feel left out and deprived and not knowing how to “fix that”. Because I find myself single, feeling alone and isolated and it seems like I don’t fit into anyone else’s life “enough” to where they really want to invest in time with me to the extent that I can begin feel a great big hole in my heart that cries to be filled up with some measure of satisfaction that “just might” bring a sense of fulfillment to me.

Can any particular one person or handful of people even truly begin to fulfill what “in my mind’s eye” what the heart longs for? Are such expectations realistic? That is a pretty big “heavy” to drop on people isn’t it? Why would I even expect such from them? This illustrated to me that something was missing here from this picture or equation.

Do you or I know what may be missing here? I come to the conclusion that it is a
a misunderstanding of love. Is our perception of what qualifies love for you or I perhaps being measured primarily from a human standpoint? So what other standpoint would I seek to reference it from, you may be asking? Where does love stem from or originate? Let’s take a look at this.

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (1 John 3:1) Children exhibit from what their parents pour into them. Where or to the extent that the child does or does not experience the bond of love with the parent, their concept of what love is to be experienced as is thereby established. (Why we can’t know and love one another fully?)

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is “from God”, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live “through him”. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. (1 John 4:7-12)

Love originated with God and is “of Him”. Let us look at John 3. (Take a moment to read it)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” He so very much loved you and I, that He gave His very best; His Son as a living sacrifice to demonstrate and illustrate what love truly is; through living it and then laying it down.

God did so in order that we may not be without the experience of His love in this life and that we could experience it for eternity, even beyond this life.

When Adam, through which separation from God was first experienced and came; lost sight of the identity that God had placed within the heart and in so doing thought he knew better than God and that there was perhaps more to be discovered than what he already had in God. He questioned whether that which “was enough” was truly enough? So he was tempted to question as to what God had already established.

So he went seeking beyond the Tree of Life and went to where God had warned him to not go; to the tree of knowing of good and evil. Then he was introduced to what ultimately divided man. The goodness of God was “no longer enough” so he invited into his heart the desire to know of “the opposite” of the goodness of God (glory). He gave up the glory of God’s presence to “gain’ the knowing of the “absence” of God’s Presence.

The great divide of humanity was born at that moment of action; when Adam in His mind questioned the goodness of God. In that process, he determined that he needed to justify being right; “the need to be right”.

His wife Eve was the one who actually took this step first and then gave to her husband. “However” the man is to be the protector and vanguard fully of the heart of his wife in God’s order. He is to so cherish her that nothing would ever stand in the way of what God has joined together in their marriage to be severed; between each other and between their relationship with God. He should have stopped Eve right in the moment where she offered him the fruit and brought the two of them before God and restored relationship and there would have been no division to continue in.

In all of humanity that followed Adam, death naturally comes because man naturally separates himself from God’s love and does not even realize it until he realizes that his heart feels empty or seems to be “missing something vital”. In Christ Jesus all are made alive. He is the restorer of this breach. Jesus came and sacrificed His very all to restore that great divide of humanity.

God says that no man can come to Him for the restoration of such love which ends all separation except through coming into relationship with His son Jesus. There love is restored. Without initiating a love relationship with Jesus, we remain naturally devoid of knowing the (ginosko), the most intimate of expression of love; which is the extent to which God loves you and I.

Husband and wife are designed of God to have this be the eternal binder to one another that nothing can sever. When a man and a woman enter into this covenant with each other and God, it is eternal and therefore forever until the flesh enveloped temple of God’s Holy Spirit departs the earth realm. Divorce should never occur and this is why. It is always “the need to be right” and thinking that something has been witheld from us in life that God’s love cannot fulfill; between Him and you or I, or between each other. It is this manner of love that is the binder and sustaining and preserver of loving life relationship. We are destined to live such a life out fully and to experience it in unlimited abundance.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn or judge and find fault with the world, but in order that the world might be saved (restored in love)through him.(Jesus)
Whoever believes in him is not condemned however whosoever does not believe is condemned already, because they condemn themselves by not believing in the name of the only Son of God, which is to refuse the offer of God’s love by thinking something keeps them from being good enough or worthy or thinking there is some thing they have to do first in order to measure up to a standard. There is no standard as there was under the old covenant before Jesus came. Jesus is the standard bearer. He is the way, the truth and the life. There is no other way to have love restored and to thus know what the love that comes from God truly is.

Jesus came, Jesus died, Jesus was risen victorious over all that could or would ever seek to separate us from the love of God. Jesus is! By Him all things are held together (consist).

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5) That simply put; we are born naturally in water out of our mother’s womb and brought into this world. Then each of us must individually make the choice to be reunited in the bonding of God’s love through His son Jesus into intimate love relationship by His Spirit which closes the great divide that naturally veils the heart from receiving the fullness of God’s love, realized and actualized. You already have all of Jesus and all that He represents inside of you. This cannot however come into the embracing of the fullness of love until You say yes and invite this to come into newness and fullness of full abundance of loving life, by inviting Jesus to be the very center, focus and reason for being. Without Him you can do nothing. Without Him you are left with a huge something missing in your heart and life.

Just say yes to Him if you truly desire to experience your life being full to the brim of love and joy beyond what you can ever imagine.

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24)

Have you come to the cross? Have you laid down the burden of life?
Perhaps you need to sit at the foot of the cross for a while until you can say yes.

Then there are those times when need to revisit the foot of the cross, because being in love and in communion with God is not merely visited. It is our identity in which we live and move and have our being.