He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24-25.
But now, O LORD, You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our potter; and all of us are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
I am bigger than your problem. Know that everything not only will be all right, it is all right. Jesus Himself bore your sins in His body on the cross, so that you might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24-25.
And everything is all right. Jesus has made it so. You have nothing to fear. Nothing can now separate you from My love.
Receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness and you will reign in life through Christ Jesus your Lord. Nothing will be able to take you down, not even your own foolish mistakes, when you walk with Me. I cover for you. I go before you, and with you, and I come behind you as your rear guard. I have your life covered. For I am, I was and I am to come. I will never leave you or forsake you. Know that it is all right. Paul called himself the chief of all sinners but he knew I had made everything all right between us, that I had justified him in Jesus and made him righteous with My own righteousness. He knew everything was working together for his good and that I had given My Son for him.
I am with you. Everything is all right. Put your hand in Mine, take My hand. My hand is stretched out to you. Let Me take care of you. I was in Jesus reconciling you to Myself. I am your Shepherd, I am your guide, your life can be wondrous with Me at your side. Come to Me, run to Me, truth I’ll impart, you will gain wisdom and joy in your heart. Soaring with Me on the heights of the sky, sharing My secrets, your God, the Most High, enjoying the good things I put in the earth and gaining Heaven by your new birth.
Too many of you who are believers are looking about anxiously. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish. You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent. For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand. Isaiah 41:10-13.
Forgive all those against whom you have an offense. This is very important for your peace. Come into the light. Don’t hide things. When you do something wrong don’t hide it in the dark. Defeat Satan by bringing it into the light. Entrust yourself to a faithful Creator. Walk with Me and trust Me to lead you out of darkness into My marvelous light. Never give in to the darkness, keep your eyes fixed on the Light, on Jesus, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 2 Peter 1:19.
My beloved John wrote this to you from My heart to yours, “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.” 1 John 1:5-10.
Do not fear. Fear is useless, what is needed is trust and your life will be spared. Do not let yourself be disturbed all the time so you live with continual “butterflies” in your stomach. Why are you so scared of men who perish that you let that fear keep you confined in a prison of darkness? But I have called you out of darkness into My marvelous light.
You are the clay and I am the potter. You are all the work of My hands. Genesis 2:7. I take care of the work of My hands. I never forget the work of My hands. Your name is written in the palm of My hand and inscribed as in a precious jewel in My heart. I will never leave you or forsake you. When you seek Me with you heart you will find Me right there with you. Always.
Yes, you are the work of My hands. You are the sheep and I am the pastor. You did not make yourself, you did not evolve and spring out of a different species than yourself. You are in My image and likeness and I formed you out of the dust of the earth. You are My workmanship created in Christ Jesus for the good works that I prepared for you in advance that you might walk in them. You have only to live it to the fullest.
But you have all gone astray like lost sheep, wandering on the hillsides looking for answers in human philosophies and doctrines of men that are not of Me. Yet you are the work of My hands, not of another. I made you. Not you yourselves. You are not alone.
Everything is shaking, but you who have My Son should not be. Everything is shaking but what is on solid rock remains. Stand, therefore. Put on My full armor and stand your ground, that is, redemption ground. Fight the good fight of faith. Do not worry about tomorrow if you are taking care of today in the way I lead you. Do not worry about what you will eat, drink, or wear, the pagans are hoarding these things now but it is never enough to last you forever. I gave My people manna everyday where there was not food or grocery stores. I gave Elijah bread and meat every morning and every evening in a terrible famine. And do you recall how I got it to him? He went where I told him and I had the ravens fly it in to him! Talk about take out. And then when I stopped that I sent him to a widow and miraculously made her flour and oil keep replenishing for a few years. Seek My Kingdom, as Elijah did, and everything you need (and more) will be added to you. Do you believe that? If you do, you need be anxious for nothing.
You grow up when you pray in tongues for it is then you speak the mysteries you need to know. You hear things when you pray in tongues. You discern things when you pray in tongues. You get answers when you pray in tongues. You should be serious about this. I gave Paul great revelation, but if you read his letter to the Corinthians you will find he told them he prayed in tongues more than any of them and they were praying in tongues a lot. But you will note that when Paul prayed in tongues, he also asked Me for understanding. And as you pray in tongues you should do the same and press in until you see the treasure. You will know when you hit it for it will be the answer you are looking for as it surfaces in your words of the spirit and it will bring tears to your eyes, like it did for Elijah on Mt. Horeb when he heard My still small voice in his heart.
You should not be saying you want to be like Paul or like one of the other saints or even like someone known to be My servant today. You should have one goal to be the you I made you to be, which is the you like Christ. My Will is to shape you into the image of My Son. I made you in that image and likeness. He is called the last Adam, but I formed the first in His likeness too. I want you to live through Him. I do not want you to be like someone you are not—be like Christ for as He is so are you in this world. Christ Jesus is the real you for He is love, light, pure and good. And that is who I made you to be too. Unique, as unique as My only begotten Son, but just as fruitful, loving, and triumphant as He was and is. I want you going about doing the works He did and greater—healing the sick, raising the dead, feeding the hungry multitudes, giving sight to the blind, and freeing all oppressed by the devil. That is the real you. Not a selfish hoarder angry and bitter at the world, cowering in fear and envy. That is not you!
That last Adam. You. Want to be the work of My hands, for that is what you are. It may be the time for you to admit that you need to go back on the potter’s wheel and become the real you that I made you to be. Are you willing? If you are willing and obey you will have the best of the land, for that is what Christ Jesus did. He came to do My Will and it was His delight. Do you see why you should keep your eyes on Jesus? That is the mirror in which I want you to look to see yourself. Fairer than all the sons of men. The most beautiful of all.
I love you. Do you see why My servant Paul told you to imitate him as he imitated Christ? In other words, imitate Christ and you become just like the one you are imitating. And the good news is that the real you is already just like Him, from the very beginning. You are fearfully wonderfully made. I know it full well for you are all the work of My hands.
Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100.
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 1:7.