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Topic: Abundance (06/08/06)
TITLE: When Wondrous Love Meets Perfect Power
By Joyce Poet
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A message to John the Baptist and all imprisoned or previously imprisoned brothers and sisters, written under the authority of Jesus of Nazareth, this eleventh day of the sixth month of the two-thousand and sixth year of our Lord, with my own hand:
Even after much thought, after many great and noteworthy works, and faith that can move mountains, I find that there are some things simply not meant to be. Or are they?
And what is the deciding factor? Is it dependent upon the will of God? And what determines His will? After all, NO-thing is impossible to those who believe and NO-thing is impossible WITH God.
What shall we believe then? That Jesus is the Son of God? That Wondrous Love would lay His life down, all over again, repeating history, for the sake of only one wandering sheep? That Perfect Power raised Wondrous Love up on the third day to reside, for eternity, at the right hand of the Father?
Then, we know that Wondrous Love, as it is with Perfect Power, still exists, has always existed, and will always be. And Wondrous Love and Perfect Power ALWAYS stand in agreement with each other.
So, regardless of thought, regardless of works, regardless of faith, when Wondrous Love and Perfect Power meet, the seemingly impossible not only becomes possible, but Truth becomes manifest (despite our human ability to perceive the entirety of Truth) and Godís perfect will is done.
Wherever we happen to be, despite our thoughts, our works, our faith, or the times of our imprisonment and persecutions, Wondrous Love and Perfect Power have already met: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And Godís will is profoundly simple -- that we believe it to already be wondrously, lovingly, perfectly so.
Blessed are we because we are not offended in Wondrous Love, even when we do not perceive it or understand it. When we have come to accept this, imprisoned or not, we have learned to walk in the abundance and wonders of Perfect Power.
© June 11, 2006
2Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
3And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
4Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:
5The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
6And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
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