Dearest Son – Love Has Won

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Day 30

My dearest son,

Love has won. In the battle for you, My son, and for your heart and soul – love has won.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9

You have walked in bondage, separated from your Father for all this time.

As it is written:

There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. – Romans 3:10-12

And now you turn back to Me, seeking Me, and you have found Me.

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.  – Deuteronomy 4:29

Call on the name of Jesus Christ, accept his saving work of redemption, and be separated from your Father no more.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23

Your old self is no more – your thoughts, habits, actions, tendencies, attitudes, worries – they are no more. You are reborn; you are new.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

And I am the source of your strength, the source of all good things.

The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. – Exodus 15:2

My son’s heart and mind and soul have been restored to his Father. The flag has been planted, the territory captured. Love has won.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

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Dearest Son – Know Your Own Strength

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Day 29

Son, I ask you to understand your own strength. I want you to know what you’re capable of, and to pursue life in this knowledge.

To understand strength, you must first understand weakness. Weakness is your unfortunate inheritance. Not earned by you, but yours nonetheless.

And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” – Genesis 3:22

You must understand the weakness of your position.

Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. – James 1:15

But know that you are not alone.

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Understanding weakness, you now can understand strength. I, your Father, am your strength.

I strengthen you.

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

I help you, and I hold you up.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

I go with you into battle and delivery you to victory.

For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. – Deuteronomy 20:4

I give you rest.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

And I renew your strength.

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. – Isaiah 40:31

Son, you can accomplish nothing through your own strength. But through the strength of your Father you will take hold of life in ways that you never thought possible. Know My strength, and you will know your own.

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Dearest Son – The Test

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Day 28

Son, test all things – thoughts, actions, reactions – all things against the fruit of the spirit. This test will never fail you, and will never prove false. Measure everything that enters your mind against these things and you will know, without any doubt, if your thoughts and actions are of Me or if they are a ploy of the enemy.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23

Do the things in your life allow you to feel, or do, or be these things?

Love: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another; warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:8

Joy: a state of happiness or felicity

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17:22

Peace: freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. – Isaiah 26:3

Forbearance: the quality of someone who is patient and able to deal with a difficult person or situation without becoming angry

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. – John 3:36

Kindness:  wanting and liking to do good things and to bring happiness to others

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.  – Ephesians 4:32

Goodness: of a favorable character or tendency

How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. – Psalm 31:19

Faithfulness: having or showing true and constant support or loyalty

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

Gentleness: having or showing a kind and quiet nature : not harsh or violent

To slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. – Titus 3:2

Self-Control: restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires

Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. – Proverbs 25:28

If there is anything in your life that does not produce these fruits, it has failed the test. If it does not lead you to the fruits of the spirit, which are blessings from your Father, then it is of the enemy and you must cast it away.

Measure your entire life in this way, son, and cast out those unfruitful things that drain life from you.

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Dearest Son – Pride and Power

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Day 27

My son, you have long confused pride with power, and pride with strength. You have long believed that you know what a man is, and how a man should act, but this is a mistake. You have taken hold of pride, which is a foothold for the enemy, and in doing so you have gained weakness.

Pride is an early symptom of a sick heart, and a sure sign of coming disgrace.

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. – Proverbs 11:2

I love my children, therefore a prideful man is guaranteed to receive correction from Me.

The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. – Proverbs 16:5

Your pride fools you into thinking you stand in high places, but the opposite is true.

Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor. – Proverbs 29:23

With pride, the enemy has tricked you into believing that you walk as a conqueror. Son, you have been fooled.

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’ – Obadiah 1:3

Pride is the sin of a weak man – one who has fallen captive to the enemy. Lay your pride down, son, and take up real power.

So that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. – 1 Corinthians 2:5

And real strength.

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Phillipians 4:13

True freedom.

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. – Romans 6:22

And true purpose.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. – John 15:5

Seek me, your Father, and you will break the chains of pride and understand what strength really is.

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Dearest Son – No More Running

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Day 26

Dearest Son,

In the past, you have run from me because you fear closeness. You turn away from me because you fear anyone knowing you too well. But you must understand that your Father knows everything there is to know about you.

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. – Psalm 139:2-4

Even the smallest detail about my children is known to Me.

And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. – Matthew 10:30

Why do you run from this intimacy? Because you think I look to punish you.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. – Romans 3:23

You run from Me, looking for a place to hide, but you cannot.

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. – Hebrews 4:13

My son, you must know that I do not seek closeness in order to punish you. I seek closeness because you are my child and I love you.

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love, he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. – Ephesians 1:4-6

No more running, son. No more hiding. From here on, I ask you to walk alongside your Father.

Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. – Deuteronomy 5:33

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Dearest Son – Purpose

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Day 25

Son, are you living in fullness? Are you experiencing everything I have set aside for you? Or do you carry the weight of things I paid the price for long ago?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16

You have been washed clean and our relationship restored completely. My children cannot be separated from Me by anyone, anything, or for any reason.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38

With this, you are made new. You are reborn.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old is gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17

I have broken the chains that keep you from walking in fullness.

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8:1-2

What sets your heart on fire? What boils the passion within you? What is your purpose in this life? I speak into existence the things that seem impossible to you. I create your purpose, design your heart, and lay the path before you. I give you these things.

He draws up the drops of water, which distill down to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. – Job 36:27-28

You were created for far more than you can comprehend. You were designed to receive the abundance of what I have set aside for you, but before now you were not free to claim it. Claim it now.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! – Ephesians 3:20

You cannot fathom the greatness of things to come. Walk with Me, seek Me, and see what I have for you.

However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived – the things God has prepared for those who love him – 1 Corinthians 2:9

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Dearest Son – The Life

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Day 24

I am the way and the truth and the life.John 14:6

Son, life does not exist apart from Me. If you follow My way and walk in My truth, you will find the life I have for you. Your Father is the source of all of these good things.

I am the author of life, speaking life into existence and breathing life into the first man.

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. – Genesis 2:7

I am the definition of life. All things aparts from me are death.

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. – 2 Peter 1:3

I have come to redeem life, to restore life to My children.

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. – John 6:35

Life with your Father is more than you could ever imagine.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10

Son, hear this clearly:

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – John 14:6

 

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Dearest Son – The Truth

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Day 23

I am the way and the truth and the life. – John 14:6

Son, truth does not exist apart from Me. I am the only truth, the author and creator of all things true. All other things are false – lies intended to separate you from your Father.

The truth is freedom.

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. – John 8:32

My word is the essence of truth.

All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. – Psalm 119:160

Worship Me in truth.

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. – John 4:24

Call to Me in truth.

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. – Psalm 145:18

The truth has been sent to guide you, counsel you, teach you, and comfort you.

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. – John 16:13

My son, wrap yourself in My truth and test everything against it. Anything that is not of Me and that does not produce the fruit of the spirit cannot be truth, and therefore it must be a lie. These things are false and designed by the enemy to pull you away from your Father. Grab onto truth; blanket yourself in it, protect yourself with it, always seek it out. Wherever you find truth, you find Me also.

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Dearest Son – The Way

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Day 22

Son, hear this clearly:

I am the way and the truth and the life. – John 14:6

I am the only way to all of the things you were designed for.

I am the way to forgiveness.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

I am the way to redemption.

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,  in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. – Colossians 1:14

I am the way to restoration.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

I am the way to salvation.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16

I am the way to wisdom.

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. – James 1:5

I am the way to love.

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:8

I am the way to freedom.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1

I am the way to the kingdom.

But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. – 2 Peter 3:13

It is time that you rid yourself of all other methods, all other ways to finding the things that make you whole. They do nothing but cause you heartache and sickness. I am your Father, and I am the only way.

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Dearest Son – Buried Alive

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Day 21

My son, what do you see now that your eyes are opened? Look around and tell me what you see. The hearts of my children are beating, their lungs are breathing, but they are not living. This is only half of an existence. Half of what I created them to be.

They are buried alive.

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. – Ephesians 2:1-3

They have allowed the enemy to continue to pile guilt, regret, worry, and bondage on them to the point that they can barely move. They are trapped beneath the garbage.

The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. – 2 Corinthians 4:4

My children must understand that I created them for so much more.

yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. – 1 Corinthians 8:6

Rise up! On My power, dig out of the pit you’ve been buried in.

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. – Isaiah 40:29

My children do not lay as corpses – they walk in power as sons and daughters of the Lord Your God, and as heirs of My kingdom.

And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. – 1 Peter 5:4

In My power comes freedom, comes purpose, comes strength, comes full and abundant life. This is the desire of the Father for His children.

This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:

I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself – Isaiah 44:24

Have life!

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. – John 6:35

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