Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:2-3.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
The glorious freedom of My children is not to live in a life of no restraints—i.e., you live a life of satisfying every desire of your flesh where you put no restraint on your lusts. That is just a life of slavery to your flesh and your flesh is under a sentence of death. This kind of “freedom” leads to nothing but self-destruction and a wasted life. In his latter years, this is the life Solomon allowed his flesh and it left him jaded and unfruitful, calling all in life “vanity.” Ecclesiastes 2:4-11.
True freedom is walking in moral excellence, wisdom, self-control, perseverance, godliness, kindness, and perfect love. Walking in the truth, which sanctifies you to be free from anxiety, worry, fear, sickness, addictions, anger, and doubt. A life of shalom, which means wholeness in every area of your life—spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and financial. Nothing missing, nothing broken, and no one alone.
Live a life worthy of the calling you have received. And what is that calling? To live like Me and to reign in life with Me (now and forever). I have called you to My own glory and excellence. And that is a life of perfect joy and perfect freedom. A life where the devil cannot ensnare you and take you captive to do his will, which will torment and finally destroy every good thing in you and your life. He will just leave a carnage that is a burden to your family, friends, and society.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Peter 1:2-4.
I have called you. And if you have answered My call to come to be born again from on high as a new creation in Christ, You have returned back to be again in My perfect image and according to My likeness. By being clothed in Him you are hidden deep in Him and you are new. Colossians 3:1-3.
For when Christ died for you, you died to your old life of sin and death, and when I raised you up with Him and seated you in Him in Heaven, your spirit became alive to Me and dead to sin. Your life became hidden with Christ in Me (Christ came forth from deep within My very bosom, the depths of Love), and He has drawn you back in with Him.
Now I have given you the great privilege and joy of being able to live your life with, through, and in Him. I have called you to fellowship and partnership with My Son. 1 Corinthians 1:9. You are rooted and grounded in Him. In love. He is the vine and you are the branches with My divine life flowing into you producing the wondrous fruit of the Spirit in your spirit to make your life a fruitful one filled with My joy so your joy is complete.
And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to catch you up, you will receive a glorious immortal body like His. Then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Colossians 3:4. The glorious freedom of My children and My Covenant people in Him.
I have called you to My eternal glory in Christ. 1 Peter 5:10.
No longer live as the unbelievers do in the futility of their minds. Unbelievers have the mindset of the flesh, which keeps them in the outer darkness excluded from My life, because of the ignorance that is in them and because of the hardness of their heart. They have become callous, giving themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. Ephesians 4:17-19.
But now that you have received Jesus as your Lord and have been born again from above by the imperishable seed of My Word, in reference to your former manner of life, you must lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, I have recreated you to be in Christ Jesus in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:20-24.
I have called you out of darkness into My own marvelous light so that your life may proclaim My excellencies showing that you are My people. 1 Peter 2:9-10. Keep your behavior excellent among unbelievers, do not act like them any longer for I have sanctified and set you apart.
Be holy for I am holy. I have poured My Spirit into your hearts. You have attached to Me in Jesus as a branch is attached to a vine and, as such, My grace, My divine life, is continually flowing into you. And all should know you by your fruit, for a branch firmly attached to a vine can only bear the fruit of the vine it is attached to. You shall know them by their fruit, and it starts with the fruit of your lips.
In Christ, I have created you a anew to live a life of good deeds that I prepared for you in advance in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:10. And that is a plan of excellence for you to live in partnership with My Son. Whatever you ask in His Name, HE will do it for, through, with, and in you as My holy vessel. And My Spirit poured in your vessel as My gift to you in Jesus, will guide you to all truth and lead you in the way you should go. He does this by telling you of the things to come by taking what I have and revealing it to you. And what have I said about My plan for your life? I wrote it all down in My book of your life before you had yet been born. He is reading the book of your life to you that I wrote out in advance.
Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.” Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work. Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:19-22.
Do not be conformed to your former lusts in your ignorance. 1 Peter 1:14. If you want to live a life worthy of the high calling you have received you will have to renew your mind from the mindset of the flesh to the mindset of the spirit. But how do you renew your mind? You must change what you think upon and do it by faith. And faith only comes one way, and that is by what you are hearing.
And you do not have to do this alone, I have given you some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of believers, such as you, for the work of the Kingdom on earth, to the building up of the body of Christ; until you all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of Jesus, so that you grow and mature to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13.
As a result, you are to grow up in faith so that you are no longer children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; BUT SPEAKING the truth in love, you are to grow up in all aspects to be like Jesus, the Head from whom the whole body of believers, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:14-16.
You are to go from the milk of the Word, to the meat of the Word, to the honey of the Word. And all this by renewing your mind to know who you are in Christ—a holy nation, a royal priesthood, a people set apart filled with the nobility of Light and Love.
I am talking about shining as a light in a dark world, offering it the Word of Life, the perfect law of liberty, to save them. My prophet Daniel was an exile taken as a prisoner of war to Babylon, but he became an advisor to kings and a leading man of the nation. Why? He had an excellent spirit and meditated in My Word every day. Daniel 5:12. The king found Daniel ten times better that all his native counselors in dreams, visions, and sound advice.
Let your light shine before men, and it does not shine if you keep it hidden under anger, bitter roots, depression, anxiety, strife, immorality, and impurity.
To walk in a manner worthy of the new life I have put in you, you must be filled with the knowledge of My will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in your knowledge of Jesus and of Me. For eternal life is to know Me, the one true God, and the one whom I have sent, Jesus Christ your Lord. And fun begins in fellowship.
Whatever you do, do it with your whole heart unto Me and not unto man. Whatever season you are in, decide to be excellent where you are, the most excellent one that ever walked that way. Do not be thinking you should be some place better, that you are too good for that place, or just thinking you are not in My Will. Never put your life on hold until you think you found the perfect place. If you honor where you are by being excellent, I will promote you and show you where you are to be.
Jacob’s son Joseph whether a slave, a prisoner, or the leader of the business of the country did the work where he was with excellence. And he did that for Me. So I walked with him and was with him to do good for him. I gave him great favor any season he was in. Why? He was a person of faith and a person of excellence. He told Potiphar’s wife when she tried to make him step out of excellence by the sin of adultery against her husband, Joseph’s master, “Behold, with me my master does not concern himself with anything in the house, and he has put all that he owns in my charge. There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do this great evil and sin against God?” Genesis 39:8-9.
Wherever you are right now, put your hand to excellence. If you are a child, honor your parents and do what they tell you to do without causing them grief and stress. If you are a caregiver for a family member, do the best job that was ever done as a caregiver, but do it for Me not for the person because with the person there will have ups and downs depending on their day. If ou are a student do your studies with diligence. If you are working for an employer, work for the prosperity and increase of the business, not to harm it by your lack of diligence when your boss is not watching you. You are still in My sight. If you own a business run it with excellence, integrity, and honesty. Whatever your profession, do it with excellence. Be a light, an example, and a crown of glory.
My servant Paul wrote that he was content no matter what season or place he was in, to do My Will with all his heart was his delight.
And you can only walk like this in faith. And you can only walk in faith by renewing your mind by reading, hearing, speaking, and doing My Word. And the more diligence you give to this and the less time to “flesh food” of things in the world contrary to My Word, the more your walk will be like Mine. Be imitators of Me as My dear children and walk in love.
My thoughts and words are higher than your thoughts and words for you cut yourself off from Me when Adam corrupted the seed in him and put you all, as his descendants, under the curse of the law of sin and death. But I send My thoughts down to you by My Spirit like rain and snow giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, and they do not return to Me void but achieve the purpose for which I sent them. For I have put My Words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand to bring them to pass as you plant Heaven and establish it upon the earth.
My Word changes you into a champion. More than a conqueror. A holy person.
Gideon was a coward, had low self-esteem, and was an idol worshipper, as well as very critical of Me and blaming Me for the oppression they were suffering. But when I arrived in answer to his cries to deliver My people from the oppression of the enemy, I called him a mighty hero with the strength of an army. And his response showed that he had a very low opinion of himself, like My people did at the edge of entering the promised land. They saw themselves as grasshoppers and their enemies as giants and refused to take possession of the land I had given them.
But as Gideon walked with Me and to know My voice and hear My Word, he became a champion that routed all the enemy. And how did he do such great and mighty works? By faith in My love, support, and care for him and My resurrection power. Let Me fight your battles with you.
Just as My Word changed Gideon from a fearful doubter to more than a conqueror that took down all the enemy, so can I change you if you will keep hearing and doing My Word.
To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:8-9.
I love you. See and speak things as I do. I spoke everything into being by My Word and you can too. Walk with the wise. Walk in a manner worthy of the calling you have received. Never forget that you are called to excellence and I will complete what I have begun in you. Moses, Gideon, Isaiah, and so many others protested they were not able to be the champions I called them to be but I told them I would be with them and that was enough. And I am with you just as I was with them.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:10-13.