My Dearly Beloved,
I Am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty . (Rev. 1:8) I have examined your heart and know everything about you. I know when you sit down or stand up. I know your thoughts even when you are far away. I see you when you travel and when you rest at home. I know everything you do. I know what you are going to say even before you say it
Such knowledge is too wonderful for you- too great for you to understand! You can never escape from my Spirit ! You can never get away from my presence! I made all the delicate, inner parts of your body and knit you together in your mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:1-3) I search all hearts and understand all the imaginations of the thoughts. (Chron. 28:9)
What joy for the nation whose God I Am- whose people I have chosen as my inheritance. I look down from heaven and see the whole human race. From my throne I observe all who live on the earth. I made their hearts, so I understand everything they do.
Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory; for all its strength, it cannot save you. But I watch over those who fear me, those who rely on my unfailing love. I rescue them from death and keep them alive in times of famine. Put your hope in me . I AM your help and your shield. (Psalms 33:12)
For I loved the world so much that I gave my one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. I sent my Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him . (John 3:16)
There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in my one and only Son . And the judgment is based on this fact: My light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what I want . (John1:1)
My son is the true grapevine, and I Am the gardener. I cut off every branch of his that doesn’t produce fruit, and I prune the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. Remain in him, and he will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in him . (John 15:1)
There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold- though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when my son, Jesus Christ, is revealed to the whole world .
Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.
This salvation was something even the prophets wanted to know more about when they prophesied about this gracious salvation prepared for you. They wondered what time or situation the Spirit of Christ within them was talking about when he told them in advance about Christ’s suffering and his great glory afterward.
They were told that their messages were not for themselves, but for you. And now this Good News has been announced to you by those who preached in the power of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. It is all so wonderful that even the angels are eagerly watching these things happen. (1Peter 1:6)
In the last days, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants- men and women alike- and they will prophesy. And I will cause wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below- blood and fire and clouds of smoke . The sun will become dark, and the moon will turn blood red before that great and glorious day of my son arrives. But everyone who calls on his name will be saved. (Acts 2:17)
And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame. (1John 2:28)
My servants speak the wisdom of me in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom… Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified my son, the Lord of glory .” ( 1Cor. 2:7)