But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place. Since you are precious in My sight, since you are honored and I love you. Isaiah 43:1-4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Have you ever wondered what I call you? I call you Mine.
I created you in My image and likeness. I breathed My own breath into your nostrils. My Word became flesh and dwelt among you and became your brother. I redeemed you and bought you with every drop of His precious blood. In Christ all the fullness of God dwells and yet He is also fully man so that you and I are reconciled in His flesh and again become One.
You have been purchased at a great price. You are valuable beyond the pearl of greatest price. I have chased you and sought you from the beginning. I have walked with you and sought your fellowship. My Son left His throne of glory to come and seek out and save the lost. He came to call you to come to Him, to heal you, to redeem you, and to bring you abundant life. He did not live His life for Himself but to serve you. And in seeing Him you see Me.
My eyes constantly roam to and fro across the earth seeking those whose hearts are towards Me to show Myself strong on their behalf. I stretch out My hands to you all the day. I long to gather you under My wings as a mother hen gathers her chicks. I call you by name as a shepherd gathers and calls his flock to lead them out to green pastures and restful waters.
I call your name, you are Mine. And you are precious in My eyes, honored and beloved.
I will never leave you or forsake you. You are Mine. And I look after My own as a good father looks after his children, as a good shepherd cares for his sheep, and as a good King looks after the citizens of his kingdom. I will fight against your enemies. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. I will give you the nation’s as your heritage and the ends of the earth as your possession.
It has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom. You are Mine. You belong there. I have prepared a place for you seated with Christ at My right hand. And He is preparing a mansion for you. And I will send Him to be with you when you pass from your present state to your heavenly home.
I am with you always. There is no way you can go that I am not there for you. Call and I will answer you and tell you great and mighty things you could not know. Are you interested?
I did not leave you orphans. You are Mine.
Fellowship is what pleases Me most. Do you ever give that to Me? Or do you talk all your waking hours to your friends, children, spouse, co-workers and relatives? Even to yourself? Do you ever go deep into your heart and talk with Me in an intimate way? I look for that. I seek those who worship in spirit and in truth. And worship is hearing My voice within and being united with Me in awesome wonder as you gaze with the eyes of your heart upon the One who is light and love. Walking in the spirit is really just being aware of Me more than you are of the circumstances around you and believing that I am there for you, that I love you, and that I am showing you favor. David put it this way, “I set the LORD ever before me, with Him at my right hand I shall never be disturbed.” To him, I was the good Shepherd who led him in right paths but who, even when he wandered off track into the valley of the shadow of death, which, as you know, he did, never left him but stayed with him to save and comfort him until I brought him out to the table of plenty I had prepared for him. And My banner over you is love.
You are Mine.
When I gave you My Son, I gave you My heart. Will I not give you all things besides? Every good thing and perfect gift comes down from Me and I do not change.
Why do you act as if I am not there and fear and doubt? I am present as your helper. I am present as your Father. I am present as your God. I am.
Come to know and believe in the love I have for you. Love consists in this, not that you have loved Me, but that I have loved you and sent My Son as propitiation for YOUR sins. I have loved you with an everlasting love and it has always remained as fresh and exciting to Me as first love. My love for you will never fade or grow cold. It is always first love constantly renewing and replenishing in grace upon grace flowing out to you through My Son.
You are Mine. Will you come under My wings? Will you let Me embrace you with My left hand under your head and My right hand around you? In My left hand are riches and honor and in My right hand is length of days. Proverbs 3:16. And in Jesus these are yours.
Will you let Me be your provider, your healer, your shepherd, your righteousness, your holiness, your Father, your beloved, your friend, and your peace? Will you let Me pour My love into your heart by the gift of My Holy Spirit? Will you open your heart when My Son knocks there and let us come in and make our dwelling with you in the Spirit? Will you come and dwell in My house forever? You are welcome there now. All I have is yours.
Come to Me and you will find that I have your Name written in the palm of My hand and engraved in My heart. Do not be surprised. I knew you before the foundation of the world and formed you in your mother’s womb. I gave you fingerprints and DNA that no one ever had or will ever have but you. You are Mine and there is no one else like you. And no one else will do, only you!
I am seeking you. Will you turn to seek Me? When you do you will find Me right there with you. So cast all your cares on Me because I care for you. You are Mine and all that concerns you, concerns Me. Shalom.
I call you Mine, but I am also yours. I have given you My Son, My Spirit, My Kingdom, and Myself. I have joined Myself to you in an Everlasting Covenant of Love. All I have and am is yours. Covenant.
I love you. You are Mine. And I AM Yours. Your forever Father.