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"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time... Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." ~ 1 Peter 1:3-5, 13-16, King James Version
In a dream, I received a message from God saying, "Life is a journey to holiness." This is truth, for we have been taught the same by our Lord Jesus Christ who said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48) And we know that the Heavenly Father is all that is good, beautiful, great, and holy, therefore we must aim to possess such qualities of The Lord. Though we will never reach perfection, we must strive for it with all our heart – in other words, with all our love for God. For it is written, "Thou shalt love The Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind." (Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Matthew 22:37)
Our Lord Jesus Christ is to whom we are to compare ourselves to, for He is the Ideal. He lived the perfect life, and He is therefore the one we must strive to resemble. He is God in the flesh, representing the way we ought to live – for it is written, "And the Word [that is, God] was made flesh [that is, Jesus], and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
Now, my heart has not always been striving for God, for my heart was torn between good and evil – between the ways of God and satan.
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There was nothing nor is anything else that drives me to live with a joyous heart, save to be worthy and reach my Soul's Objective – to reside in the divine presence of God for all eternity. That is the Treasure I seek and that is all that I could ever possibly want. Further, it was spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ, "Fear not little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom." (Luke 12:32) Hearby, we know that The Father loves us very much and desires our fellowship. I would love to reside in His presence forever! Think about this. The Heavenly Father created us in aims to have fellowship with us – that is, to bless us with eternal life and to reside in His presence. This was His plan from the beginning. Can you perceive how great His love is for us – for He would allow us such a great honor as to reside in His presence, though we will never be perfect as He is?!
Further, The Heavenly Father loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son to be delivered into the hands of sinners – to endure unimaginable humiliation and suffering unto death – that we may, by His death, obtain eternal life. Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice – having lived a life without sin – allowing for us a chance for salvation, through His Holy Name. More so, it is written, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life." (Romans 5:8-10)
Our Lord Jesus Christ taught, "If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: and come and follow me." (Matthew 19:21) Now, these are requirements in our pursuit of perfection, as we have so been instructed by our Lord Jesus Christ. We must give to the poor what we need not of that is useful, we must throw away possessions that are not good for anyone – being unclean or evil, and we must refrain from purchasing of these unnecessary things again. Further, we must deny ourselves from earthly ways, putting our Lord Jesus Christ first, for it is written, "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." (Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Matthew 10:37-39)
Thus, as He taught and lived thereby so am I striving to do. I am following Jesus by devoting my life in complete service to The Lord and denying myself of earthly desires. I reveal whatsoever truths, as The Father wills of me, unto all. For it is written, concerning God’s children, "Ye are the light of the world... Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." (Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Matthew 5:14,16) Further, I have chosen to live a chaste life, as that is a gift The Heavenly Father has given unto me – for it is what my higher self has wished for.
Remember, The Path To Heaven is narrow and few make it, for it is written, "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." (Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Matthew 7:13-14) Therefore, by this truth, understand that to obtain eternal life will require the separation of and denial of ourselves from worldly things and ways – that is, to become holy in the sight of The Lord. For it is also written, "...that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." (Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Luke 16:15) Thus, this explains further why we must refrain from adopting the ways of the world.
I know that if you seek out The Lord with all your heart, that He will come to your aid, for it is written, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." (Lord Jesus Christ Quote, Matthew 7:7-8)
I pray your hearts are open to what I have revealed – that you give all your heart unto The Heavenly Father by becoming His tool to glorify His Holy Name. Even further, pray unto The Father in Heaven to have mercy upon you, in The Name of Jesus Christ, so that you may enter The Kingdom of Heaven and be blessed with eternal life.