Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,

“22  Thus saith the LORD,  23  ‘Let not the wise man gloat in his wisdom, neither the mighty man in his might, or the rich man in his riches.  24  Let them boast in this alone: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness in the eart. For in these things I delight.” Jeremiah 9:22-24 (KJV, NKJV, NUV, NLT)

Jesus the Anointed One and His Anointing, walked in perfect obedience to the will of God the Father for the benefit of man (i.e., male, female). Therefore, in Jesus’ name, I thank God the Father for the mystery of His plan to redeem, re-create, reconcile and restore us to right standing by the blood of Jesus. As the Apostle Paul relayed in Ephesians 4:11, some have received (one or more) of the five-fold ministry gifts of Jesus: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher (which doesn’t conflict with the gifts of the Holy Spirit as relayed in 1Co 12:8-10 & 28); and as such, some exhibit an anointing for evangelism. Yet all rendered sons & daughters of GOD by the finished work of Christ Jesus are all called to evangelize the lost. Perhaps this is why, on this side, we take no glee about those who choose to repudiate the WORD, and whose zeal in so doing causes others to stumble. My ability to release the sad emotions specific to that kind of self-determination (free-will) is of the Holy Spirit who reminds me that none love the lost more than GOD who is ever faithful and compassionate yet just.

Yes, GOD is just. No, the Kingdom of GOD isn’t a democracy. That is, we don’t have a vote as to when we will see the fullness of God’s justice. The WORD tells us that the souls of the saints (set-apart ones) slain before the birth of Jesus the Christ as well as those slain after His resurrection (even the beheadings in this present age) call out loudly, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long will it be before you judge the people who belong to this world? When will you avenge our blood against these people? Revelation 6:10 (NLT)The Living Word told us that only the Father knows the day and the hour (Matthew 24:36-51; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 21:34-38). Therefore, given the evidence that we are in the end-times, I pray for the Second Coming of Christ in the way of Apostle John who simply said, “come Lord Jesus Revelation 22:20c (NIV). I’ve often thought that I would like to be somewhere within hearing distance when the naysayers stand before the throne of God the Father. Yet it stands to reason that Believers will be too preoccupied with Love who is God; for it is written there will be no more tears (Revelation 21:4). The preference of Abba Father is that Believers make-up the hedge through prayer; that more “. . . will have the opportunity to come to the knowledge of the Truth (and) recover themselves out of the snare of the devil . . .” 1

Speak the promise . . . Harriet

1. Copeland, K. (1985). The outpouring of the Spirit: The result of prayer. (p. 53). Fort Worth,TX: Kenneth Copeland publication.