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Turning From Darkness to
the Light of the World
"This is the Victory"

Is 54:17: But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]. This is the righteousness {or} the vindication which they obtain from Me … the Son of God [this is that which I, Lord Jesus, impart (Myself) to them as their justification], says the Lord.

Gal 2:20: For all those who are born again (John 3:3), it is no longer a man or woman who lives, but Christ Jesus Who lives in us; so, simply rest in the Vine, John 15:5: I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me, and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.)  …. So …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.

2 Cor 10:4: For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow {and} destruction of strongholds, (anything that man or Satan will attempt to use against the children of God.                           

2 Cor 10:5: [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments {and} theories {and} reasonings and every proud {and} lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought {and} purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),  (the Son of God).

2 Cor 10:6: Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission {and} obedience [as a Church] are fully secured {and} complete.

Gal 2:20: We have been (spiritually) crucified with Christ (the Son of God) [in Him we have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer we who live, but Christ (the Messiah – the Son of God) lives in us; and the life we now live in the body we live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) Lord Jesus the Son of God, Who loved us and gave Himself up for us. 

Moment by moment, His life is flowing into us, as branches of the Vine.

1 John 5:4: For whatever is born of God (born again – the old "self" washed away by Christ Jesus' blood) is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. (His eternal life (the Son of God) in us.)

1 John 5:5: Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but we who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?  …branches, cut from the Adam vine and grafted into Lord Jesus by Father.

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' (the Son of God's) blood and righteousness …. which, moment by moment, is flowing into us.

John 15:7: If (as) you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you {and} continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. …. His love overcomes all things – simply call out "Help me!" and let go and let God!

John 3:3: We MUST be born again - and thus a babe. We are to be as children, trusting in Father, Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit …. not made a new man/woman .. NOT led by our flesh, trusting ourselves …. often telling, teaching .. "Do this, do that "…. 

 Zech 4:6: Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts. (Our faith in Him... He will do all of His will by His Spirit) 

Luke 10:21: In that same hour He rejoiced {and} gloried in the Holy Spirit and said, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have concealed these things [relating to salvation] from the wise and understanding {and} learned, and revealed them to babes (the childish, unskilled, and untaught). Yes, Father, for such was Your gracious will {and} choice {and} good pleasure.

Matt 18:3: And said, Truly I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving], you can never enter the kingdom of heaven [at all].

Matt 18:4: Whoever will humble himself therefore and become like this little child [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] is greatest in the kingdom of heaven

The success of your life, as a child of God, is in direct proportion to the consciousness of the living Christ, and the almighty power of God, that is in your heart."  F J Heugal… Rest in Him every moment.

2 Pet 1:1: SIMON PETER, a servant and Apostle (a special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves in {and} through the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:

2 Pet 1:2: May grace (God's favour) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

2 Pet 1:3: For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by {and} to His own glory and excellence (virtue).

2 Pet 1:4: By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.

2 Pet 1:5: For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence).

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, 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 start of the above poem. 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... I use Amplified Bible.

John (the only Apostle to live to 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 for you, 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 (see Heb 1:3 page 4) .... which, due to the horrible state of our world, relying on self, etc., may not be too far away). 

Christ Jesus' closing words at His crucifixion 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 favours of God profusely abound].).

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],

As God so greatly loved and deeply prized the world, that He even gave His only begotten Son. He desires that all people realise that spiritual freedom is available. Father is aware of all people's circumstances and will "seek their attention" when a person comes to that "point" in life and the time is right. (It will likely be "When things are tough!"... so rather than keep seeking for the world's solution, simply look up and plead, "Help me! ... You may even hear Him say, "Ah! I finally have your attention!"... In John 6:44 Christ Jesus said, "No one is able to come to Me unless the Father Who sent Me attracts {and} draws him {and} gives him the desire to come to Me,"... God, being a loving God, gives people a choice about turning to the Light! ... and often it is after many years of suffering before they look up and call out "Help me!"

All that is required is to turn from the darkness of the world to Jesus Christ (the Light) so that they can realise that their spirits have been set free. Today on earth, there are over 7 billion people, and most are still looking into darkness.

Brian McMichan

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