"In Constant Union with
All Born Again Believers"

God is love.....  He is in constant union with all born again believers … what the world needs now is love!

We can say …Love …Father and Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit in me and with me … "It is no longer I who live, but Christ Jesus Who lives in me." (Gal. 2:20)


As a branch of the Vine (John 15), rest in Him, and moment by moment, you receive all that is needed to bear His fruit …. The fruit being .. Gal 5:22 -24 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things, there is no law [that can bring a charge].


As a branch of the Vine, rest in Him…1 John 4:17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion {and} attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.  …. and as He was on earth, total trust and reliance on the Holy Spirit.


(1 Corinthians 13) … Their love in me … being displayed and shared with the world.

*  endures long and is patient and kind.

*  is never envious.

*  never boils over with jealousy.

*  is never boastful or vainglorious or displays itself haughtily.

*  is not conceited, arrogant, and inflated with pride.

*  is not rude or unmannerly.

*  does not act unbecomingly (unsuitable, not socially acceptable).

*  does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking or expecting to have needs met by others.  

*  is not touchy or fretful or resentful.

*  Does not take account of the evil done to it – it pays no attention to a suffered wrong.

*  does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

*  bears up under anything and everything that comes.

*  is ever ready to believe the best of every person.

*  has hope that is fadeless under all circumstances.

*  endures everything.


Love (God) never fails – never fades or becomes obsolete or comes to an end – because God is love (and God is in you). 


As God is love, any step away from love is a step away from God… separation from God. God loves you and wants you to receive His love and share it with others. ……and He will meet all our needs.


Ps 139:23 -24 Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

       And see if there is any wicked {or} hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.


God takes us all, just as we are, and transforms us by His love and His power ... as soon as we ask Him for help.


Col 3:17 And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus {and} in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him. ((As a branch grafted into the Vine) John 15:5 Apart from Him, you can do nothing.) - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own efforts.


The vast majority of people in the world have not chosen to turn to the Light that will drive the darkness away. Also, many who have learned about God have followed man's/the world's rules …not what God has set down in His Word .. the Bible. 


Many "believers" have not taken "the step of faith", (washing away the "old man" in full immersion baptism, as Jesus gave the example); therefore, they have not been born again*** and given the Holy Spirit, so the vast majority of "believers" in the world are led by man and their fleshly impulses. (The Greek word for baptism is "baptidzo" which literally means to "dip" or to "immerse".)



All born again believers can then  …Eph 6:17 -18 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end, keep alert and watch with strong purpose {and} perseverance, interceding on behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people .. set apart for His service.) 


The Holy Spirit is your Comforter (Counsellor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby) always there so that we …..


1 John 2:15 Do not love {or} cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or the stability of earthly things] -- these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].

1 John 2:17 And the world passes away {and} disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life, abides (remains) forever.

1 John 2:18 Boys (lads) is the last time (hour, the end of this age). And as you have heard that the antichrist [he who will oppose Christ in the guise of Christ] is coming, even now, many antichrists have arisen, which confirms our belief that it is the final (the end) time.

1 John 2:19 They went out from our number, but they did not [really] belong to us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us. But [they withdrew] that it might be plain that they all are not of us.


God explains what this means for mankind ... Rom 8:13 For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever... 


Taking the step of faith and receiving the Holy Spirit and allowing Him to direct your life means. John 16:33.. in Me (Christ Jesus, the Vine) you may have [perfect] peace {and} confidence. In the world you have tribulation {and} trials {and} distress {and} frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]


The Holy Spirit, as His Light shines in us, will expose the lies and evil of the world and men's ways.


Father sets rules that are for the good of all men. A key rule is ... Matt 6:14 For if you forgive people their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matt 6:15 But if you do not forgive others their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], neither will your Father forgive you your trespasses.


We live in a hurting and hurtful world .... for ANYONE, the hurts of the past can be wiped away by Lord Jesus .... as He said, "I have overcome the world" - as soon as genuine forgiveness is given of ALL who have wronged you, the "spiritual ties" to those people are cut.


Get a pad of paper and a pen and ask Father to let you know of EVERY person (including yourself) that you need to forgive – then, one by one, forgive them. Because we live in a hurting and hurtful world, seek to forgive others promptly and repeat your request to Father on a regular basis.


Your love is in me, Father, and it empowers me to forgive all, including myself. When anyone looks to the world, they know not what they do, as darkness hides the evil influences. Christ Jesus' Light drives away all darkness – love overcomes all things ... flowing into me, moment by moment and letting it go out to others. 


Having on the full armour of God (Eph 6:10-17), intercede in the Spirit for all the saints - those consecrated and set apart for God's service … plus for all who need to turn to the Light.

Eph 6:10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

Eph 6:11 Put on God's whole armour [the armour of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies {and} the deceits of the devil.

Eph 6:12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

Eph 6:13 Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist {and} stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

Eph 6:14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity {and} of moral rectitude {and} right standing with God,

Eph 6:15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace.

Eph 6:16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].

Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.


Father, You expressed Your love to me by giving me Your poem... it is a poem to everyone on earth!

 

Thank You, Father, for loving me and accepting me unconditionally.

You cared enough to give Your Son, and You give this love to me.


You do not ask that I strive and toil or seek a victory,                

You simply accept me as I am, and You give Your love to me.


All You ask is that I love You, and trust with all my heart,           

because You sent Your Spirit to shield me and direct my path.


Thank You, Father, for always being there, to hear my praise or plea,

to listen to my every word. Thank You for loving me.


Thank You, Father, for loving me; I know on You I can rely, 

So I let your love envelop me, knowing You value me so high. 


And with Your love inside of me, to others, I can pass on, 

that they too can know Your love, because You sent Your Son.


Thank You, Father, for loving me and accepting me unconditionally.

                       You cared enough to give Your Son, and You give this love to me.


Received from my Father a poem/prayer from Him and back to Him.                Brian McMichan 1996


After being directed to read all five books in 1 John every day for about three weeks, I awoke one morning to hear the above poem's start. I quickly wrote down the words on a pad next to my bed ...I could hardly keep up with what I was being directed to write.


It is the only poem I have ever written.  … I highly recommend frequent, prayerful reading of 1 John... 


John (the only Apostle to live to an old age) wrote his epistles shortly before Lord Jesus gave him Revelations, so he was truly and specially used by Lord Jesus and Father.

The world needs to know that God loved everyone so much that He gave His only begotten Son to free mankind from the burdens, influences, deceptions, and controls of the Prince of this world; Satan (the devil, Lucifer who encourages, tempts man to rely on self, others and possessions .. this is sin .. or separation from God Who loves us.). Jesus' life on earth was sinless – He totally relied on God and was one with Him. His death was the sacrifice and full payment for all human sin … believe in Him and His payment, and you are freed! John 3:16 For God so greatly loved and deeply prized the world, that He even gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believes in Him (clings to, abides in) shall not perish, but have eternal life. (This was not only for those living at the time of Christ Jesus' crucifixion but for whoever lives on earth up to the time of His return .... which, due to the horrible state of our world, relying on self, etc., may not be too far away). 


Christ Jesus' closing words on the cross were "It is finished!" (John 19:30) … He had achieved what He advised was His purpose of being sent to earth … to spiritually free mankind and give spiritual sight!  (Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the (spiritual) captives and recovery of sight to the (spiritually) blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity], To proclaim the accepted {and} acceptable year of the Lord [the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound].).


As Paul said (Gal 2:20), "I (my Spirit) have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ Jesus Who lives in me"… you, or anyone, can say that … all it takes is "whosoever believes" and takes the step of faith to be (spiritually) born again *** ... the benefits being...


Rom 8:1 Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, {who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.}

Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.

Rom 8:3 For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],


"Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine;

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. 


(Refrain)    This is my story, this is my song,

                   Praising my Saviour all the day long.

                   This is my story, this is my song,

                   Praising my Saviour all the day long.


Perfect submission, perfect delight,

Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;

Angels descending, bring from above

Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


(Refrain)    


Perfect submission, all is at rest,

I in my Saviour am happy and blest;

Watching and waiting, looking above,

Filled with His goodness, lost in His love."


(Refrain)    

(Scripture from the Amplified Bible)


Brian McMichan: Australia

mcmichanco@hotmail.com



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