Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

5 Jesus replied, ‘The truth is, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven.                                              John 3:5-6 (NLT)
26 I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. 27 I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands.                                                                                                             Ezekiel 36:26-27 (MSG)

The kindness, compassion and love of the LORD God Almighty, Creator of the universe, toward man (i.e., male, female) bespeaks His desire for relationship with those created in His image, and of new birth by the blood of Jesus. Great is the faithfulness of the LORD our God who is always good and is always just. The mess that we get ourselves into is exactly that – the mess that we get ourselves into. Without question, the devil introduces the mess; yet the manifestation thereof is by consent whether or not there is clarity about such. Nevertheless, Abba Father always desires to help us out of mess; He has absolutely no desire that we remain in it. Even about the wicked it is written: “. . . As surely as I live, declares the SOVEREIGN LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and liveEzekiel 33:11 (NIV). Then, how much more pleasure has God in doing for those upright in heart/spirit? God had such a heart for Noah, who walked closely with God regardless of all the ungodly activity around him, that God selected Noah through whom His covenant with man would continue. Even so, such required Noah to be proactive in adhering to that introduced by God. (And) God continued His covenant with man through him who God would later rename Abraham. Even so, such required Abraham to be proactive in adhering by faith to that introduced by God. Now, those made sons and daughters of God by exercising faith in the all-redeeming, regenerating, reconciling, pacifying, all-restoring blood of Jesus are entitled to covenant kindness and covenant favor because all families on earth, which includes the grafted, are blessed through the descendants of Abraham by Christ Jesus (Acts 3:25; Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:14). Therefore, ‘though God’s grace renders His power through us, becoming familiar with the voice of Love who is God and doing in keeping with His will exemplifies faith which actively adheres to that which God introduces by the teachings of God the Holy Spirit. God the Father introduces every good thing which we were made privy to by the finished work of God the Son–JESUS, the precious Lamb of God: “. . . power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessingRevelation 5:12 (KJV). Therefore, those in Him so too have been given; for the Lord Jesus attained all from Abba Father that we might (free-will) have abundant life. (Read – Proverbs  13:13 & 14:34 [MSG]; James 1:18 [AMP]; I Peter 1:23 [AMP]; Titus 3:5; II Corinthians 5:17; Romans 11:17, 19, 23-24 [NLT]; John 10:10b; I John 4:8 &16.)

Speak the promise . . . Harriet