It’s in the darkness of death, loss, and uncertainty where the authenticity of your relationship with Papa is revealed. Simply knowing about Him— religion is useless. Religion is powerless to provide the support needed in times of tribulation. Only an authentic and intimate relationship with Jesus has the power to build a life impervious to the ravages of time.
Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm has already been lavished upon us as a love gift from our wonderful heavenly Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus. All because He sees us wrapped into Christ. This is why we celebrate Him with all our hearts!
He chose us to be His very own. Joining us to Himself even before He laid the foundation of the universe! Because of His great love, He ordained us so that we would be seen as holy in His eyes with an unstained innocence.
For it was always in His perfect plan to adopt us as His delightful children, through our union with Jesus, the Anointed One. So His tremendous love that cascades over us would glorify His grace. For the same love He has for His Beloved One, Jesus, He has for us, and this unfolding plan brings Him great pleasure!
He is given to us like an engagement ring is given to a bride, as the first installment of what’s coming! He is our hope-promise of a future inheritance which seals us until we have all of redemption’s promises and experience complete freedom— all for the supreme glory and honor of God! Ephesians 1:3-6 and 14
COVID-19 has shaken the foundations of what we hold dear, even sacred. Many are watching Christians to discover who Jesus is in times of suffering.
Don’t be like the rich ruler who was rejected by Jesus because he was willing to serve Papa as long as it was convenient and didn’t require the sacrifice of what he treasured most— his riches and the worldly honor it brought him.
Be a disciple of Christ who confidently knows no treasure on earth compares to the treasure of Christ in your life!