Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus the Christ,

I often wonder: What does GOD think about that? What is the conversation between Abba Father and the Lord Jesus in regard to some of the aspirations of a significant number of the “crown of His creation”? Last night, while searching a subscription streaming channel for something new, I came upon a new competition of the reality genre focused on gift wrapping. Hhmmm . . . GOD created us in His image giving us dominion over the earth and everything in it (with the exception of other human beings).

“And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, over every creeping thing
that creeps upon the earth. So, God created man in His own image, in the
image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God
blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and
replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have (authority) . . .
Genesis 1:26-28 (KJ21)

However, the free-will with which man was created was used to go against God’s strong advice:

Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: But of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you
eat thereof you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:16 (KJ21)

Scripture relays the fact that this advice was given specifically to the first man because the first woman wasn’t yet present. Nevertheless, the first man used free-will to allow the conversation between “the thief (that) only comes to steal and kill and destroy John 10:10a, and his companion – the first woman. Then, after watching and listening, he too joined-in the act that ushered increasingly contaminating sin into the earth; of which the first bad fruit was fear (Gen 3:1-9). Neither did the first man repent; instead he used the authority bestowed to establish the very first “excuse” (Genesis 1:12).

We worship and adore Elohim who first loved us, and entered blood covenant after blood covenant on our behalf: The Edenic Covenant, The Adamic Covenant, The Noahic Covenant, The Abrahamic Covenant, The Mosaic Covenant, and The Davidic Covenant. Until the mystery of God’s plan for the full redemption of all mankind was revealed in Christ Jesus whose sinless lifeblood bought and brought The New Covenant toward The Everlasting Covenant – made before the foundation of the world. That is, God the Father gave His Word (or promises), God’s only begotten Son ratified the His Will, and the Spirit of God sealed it. Furthermore, we too were sealed with the Spirit of God who was given to us at Pentecost (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 4:30); He was given, we only need to receive the gifts of Abba Father.

Now, those who’ve received the Spirit of God are prompted by Him because He was sent to guide us. That is, the Holy Spirit was sent to comfort and counsel us; He is the Spirit of Truth whose ministry is in the earth this day; He is The Teacher who reminds us of all things Jesus (John 14:26 & 16:13). Scripture relays that those led by the Spirit of God are sons of God – His children, heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ Jesus (Romans 8:14-17). To be an heir necessarily involves an inheritance which can only be used on this side of Heaven (to establish God’s covenant in the earth). Romans 4:16 (Amplified) tells us that “inheriting the promise is the outcome of faith and depends entirely on faith . . .”, and Scripture reveals that faith won’t work without love. And so, our ever-faithful Father has also given each of us the measure of faith as well as His kind of love (Romans 12:3; Galatians 5:6). This is why one of the many prayers of Apostle Paul was/is:

“May our love abound more and more and extend to its fullest development
in knowledge and all keen insight [that our love may display itself in greater
depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment]. So that we
may surely grasp what is vital and of real value; that we may be sincere and
without offense until the day of Christ Jesus’ return [neither stumbling nor
causing others to stumble]. And that as a branch in the Vine who is Jesus, we
bear much (good) fruit to the honor and praise and glory of the Father, with
thanksgiving in Jesus’ name” Philippians 1:9-11 (AMP modified).

All, so that God’s glory may be made manifest and recognized by what we say and what we do. Love who is God so loved mankind – the crown of His creation, that He sent Jesus. Love’s grace and the perfect obedience of the only begotten Son of Love to the Will of God the Father set us up for victory. The grace of Abba Father and the finished or redemptive work of Christ Jesus made it so that nothing of God is withheld from those rendered His children by the Blood.

In the meantime, as man seems content with the ability to dance in formation as well as televising competencies in regard to gift wrapping, there’s little or no wonder why the Angels of God assigned to us ask, “what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than (Yourself) and crowned him with glory and honor” (Psalm 8:4-5). Oh! that we might move beyond minimal scrapings and into the things Abba Father bestowed the Lord Jesus: “power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing(s)” Revelation 5:12 (KJV), which those of us “in Him” also have. For as we manifest the things of God, a significant number of those outside of God’s Kingdom of Light may desire to draw nearer to the Father through Christ Jesus; and those of us inside God’s Kingdom of Light may come to know the abundant life that Jesus came that we might (free-will) have (John 10:10b).

Speak the promise . . . Harriet