Regeneration…

The New Birth or Regeneration (which are one in the same thing) is the greatest miracle which God undertakes in the life of one who believes in Him…

The ancients (and by this I mean those who have gone before us who believed the truth) understood what this meant – it has been a mark of those who understand the truth that they understand their origin or their roots – that they seek to know where they came from and how they originated…

Even natural man does this – searching back through his geneology to find “where he came from”…

In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures. (James 1:18 NASB)

We, those of us who believe in the Lord, came from God…

We were chosen by God…

We were not “randomly saved” or “by chance saved” or “got ourselves saved” – we were chosen by God for salvation…

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13 NASB)

We really can’t get away from it…

We did not save ourselves…

Not everyone is capable of saving faith…

Did you know that?

If everyone was capable of saving faith then this scripture would not be true…

and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:8 NASB)

If people, in the flesh, in the sinful nature, in the old self, were capable of saving faith then the above scripture would be a lie and that would make God a liar…

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6 NASB)

Did you know that God doesn’t care about your acts?

Did you know that all your acts – in the flesh – are sinful?

Did you know that you are wasting your time – in the flesh – trying to change your acts?

Did you know that God is interested in one thing from you?

And that one thing is faith?

Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:29 NASB)

Did you know that you – in the flesh – are incapable of faith?

The scripture tells you that you are…

Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. “For so the Lord has commanded us, ‘I HAVE PLACED YOU AS A LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES, THAT YOU MAY BRING SALVATION TO THE END OF THE EARTH.'” When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. (Acts 13:46-48 NASB)

And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed…

Did you know that if you have believed in Jesus and have had your sins forgiven by giving yourself to Him, looking upon Him whom you pierced and recognising in Him your substitute in His Blood for your sins – did you know that as you “looked and you shall live” (as Moses said with the Bronze Serpent in the desert) you were given this faith as a gift of God?

You were…

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.  (Ephesians 2:1-10 NASB)

Hallelujah Lord!!!

You were dead in trespasses and sins…

You were made alive together in Christ…

There came a certain day in your existence, in your life on this earth when…

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6 NASB)

God shined in your heart…

God shined in your heart and caused you to be born again…

for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. (1 Peter 1:23 NASB)

You were born again of Seed which is imperishable and if you were born again of this Seed – the Living and Enduring Word of God – Jesus Christ Himself – then you will never perish and you will never come to an end…

This mortal will put on immortality if you have been born of this Seed…

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:12-13 NASB)

The Word of God… there is no creature hidden from His Sight… and He is the One who spoke light into the darkness – creating in our hearts something which was not previously there…

(as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. (Romans 4:17 NASB)

God called into being in you – if you believe in Him – that which did not exist in your heart – and what was that?  A new heart…

A new spirit…

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. (Ezekiel 36:26-27 NASB)

I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart. (Jeremiah 24:7 NASB)

They shall be My people, and I will be their God; and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me. I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul. (Jeremiah 32:38-41 NASB)

Yet the number of the sons of Israel Will be like the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place Where it is said to them, “You are not My people,” It will be said to them, “You are the sons of the living God.” (Hosea 1:10 NASB)

Paul speaks of this in Romans 9…

I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and unceasing grief in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed, separated from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises, whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen. But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel; nor are they all children because they are Abraham’s descendants, but: “THROUGH ISAAC YOUR DESCENDANTS WILL BE NAMED.” That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants. For this is the word of promise: “AT THIS TIME I WILL COME, AND SARAH SHALL HAVE A SON.” And not only this, but there was Rebekah also, when she had conceived twins by one man, our father Isaac; for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God’s purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls, it was said to her, “THE OLDER WILL SERVE THE YOUNGER.” Just as it is written, “JACOB I LOVED, BUT ESAU I HATED.” What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be! For He says to Moses, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I HAVE MERCY, AND I WILL HAVE COMPASSION ON WHOM I HAVE COMPASSION.” So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “FOR THIS VERY PURPOSE I RAISED YOU UP, TO DEMONSTRATE MY POWER IN YOU, AND THAT MY NAME MIGHT BE PROCLAIMED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE EARTH.” So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires. You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?” On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use? What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. As He says also in Hosea, “I WILL CALL THOSE WHO WERE NOT MY PEOPLE, ‘MY PEOPLE,’ AND HER WHO WAS NOT BELOVED, ‘BELOVED.’ AND IT SHALL BE THAT IN THE PLACE WHERE IT WAS SAID TO THEM, ‘YOU ARE NOT MY PEOPLE,’ THERE THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF THE LIVING GOD.” Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “THOUGH THE NUMBER OF THE SONS OF ISRAEL BE LIKE THE SAND OF THE SEA, IT IS THE REMNANT THAT WILL BE SAVED; FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD ON THE EARTH, THOROUGHLY AND QUICKLY.” And just as Isaiah foretold, “UNLESS THE LORD OF SABAOTH HAD LEFT TO US A POSTERITY, WE WOULD HAVE BECOME LIKE SODOM, AND WOULD HAVE RESEMBLED GOMORRAH.” What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith; but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law. Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone, just as it is written, “BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” (Romans 9 NASB)

Peter speaks of this in 1 Peter 2…

And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For this is contained in Scripture: “BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A CHOICE STONE, A PRECIOUS CORNER stone, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, “THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE VERY CORNER stone,” and, “A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE”; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed. But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were NOT A PEOPLE, but now you are THE PEOPLE OF GOD; you had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now you have RECEIVED MERCY. (1 Peter 2:4-10 NASB)

So the testimony of scripture is sure – from the Apostle to the Gentiles and also from the Apostle to Jews – Paul and Peter – that the Gentiles are now included in the promises made to Israel – to those with faith in the nation of Israel – the same promises which I name above – where the Lord promises to give a new heart and a new spirit to these ones and call us – not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles as Paul says, “sons of the Living God” – sons and daughters of the Living God…

Hallelujah!!!

Do you know what this means?

This means that we are partakers of the promises of Israel – we have been grafted into the Vine – Jesus Christ – and are partakers of the blessings of the Commonwealth of Israel…

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands— remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2 NASB)

Wow…

Did you know that we who are saved are members of the Commonwealth of Israel and are partakers of the Covenants of Promise – which are all Unconditional Covenants?

I’ve mentioned some of them in the scriptures above – they all speak of what God will do and there is no obligation on us to do anything to “keep them alive”…

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. (Ezekiel 36:26-27 NASB)

I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart. (Jeremiah 24:7 NASB)

They shall be My people, and I will be their God; and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me. I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul. (Jeremiah 32:38-41 NASB)

Yet the number of the sons of Israel Will be like the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place Where it is said to them, “You are not My people,” It will be said to them, “You are the sons of the living God.” (Hosea 1:10 NASB)

Notice again in the above scriptures that there is no condition which we have to meet for God to complete what He promises He will do in those scriptures – these are the Covenants of Promise…

There are others…

The Covenants of Promise are where God makes Unconditional Promises to those who are the objects of His Mercy…

It has nothing to do with their behaviour or their worthiness or their actions because the scripture has already shut up everyone under sin…

But the Scripture has shut up everyone under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. (Galatians 3:22 NASB)

It is purely on the basis of God’s Mercy and God’s Unmerited Favour – His Lovingkindness or His Grace…

Literally, the whole work is of God…

He gave us a new heart and a new spirit…

Into that new heart and new spirit (which has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth)…

and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. (Ephesians 4:24 NASB)

which is now “alive to God” and able to understand the things which God Speaks, He has placed the gift of faith and the gift of repentance so that when we – the new self – hear Him – Jesus Christ, the Living and Abiding Word of God – Speaking to us through the Person of His Holy Spirit, we will believe and we will repent and we will give ourselves unconditionally and unreservedly and “un-forced-ly” ( 🙂 ) – you know what I mean – from a free heart which has been “born again”, i.e. not against our will and not in a “pressured” way – but in a free way – we will give ourselves to Him…

As we give ourselves to Him, His Holy Spirit comes and lives inside of us Forever…

I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; (John 14:16 NASB)

 It really couldn’t be any better…

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation– having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, (Ephesians 1:13 NASB)

The Holy Spirit of Promise…

All the Promises of God are “Yes!” in Christ Jesus…

For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. (2 Corinthians 1:20 NASB)

So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God. (1 Corinthians 3:21-23 NASB)

Wow…

Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” (John 3:1-21 NASB)

Wow…

Jesus said it as it was…

No frills, no hiding the facts – He spoke to ‘the teacher of Israel’, Nicodemus, and He gave him a very simple, very concise, lesson – in not that many words – of how someone is saved…

By God…

I am in awe of Jesus as I read that scripture…

He is Absolutely Worthy of All my praise, of Every Bit of praise which I can give Him…

Hallelujah Jesus!!!

You are Worthy Lord…

Basically, to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven you’ve got to (a) be born physically (of water), i.e. be a human being (telling us that angels cannot be saved, i.e. telling us that the devil and his demons cannot be saved – will not be offered salvation) and (b) be born spiritually (of the Spirit) – if you don’t meet these two qualifications then you can’t enter into the Kingdom of Heaven…

And the second of these two qualifications, i.e. (b) being born of the Spirit, is validated by faith in Jesus Christ – this is how you enter into the Kindgom of Heaven, by faith in Jesus Christ…

Jesus also says, “unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God”, meaning that he is completely unable to understand spiritual truth until he is born again…

So to enter into the Kindgom of Heaven (salvation) you must be born again (of the Spirit) and to see the Kingdom of God (understand spiritual truth) you must be born again…

Once you have faith you can then enter into the Kingdom of Heaven and be under condemnation no longer…

You have crossed over from death to life…

I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24 NIV)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)

So we understand from Jesus that the new birth or being “born again” or being “born of the Spirit” precedes faith in Christ Jesus – it must be so or when the Word comes and Speaks we would not be able to understand Him…

Faith is believing the Word of God…

Receiving the Promises of God…

Faith responds to the Promises of God…

God says, “whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” – and you believe Him…

God says, “he who believes in Him is not judged” – and you believe Him…

God says, “and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand” – and you believe Him…

God says, “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand” – and you believe Him…

God says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness” – and you believe Him…

God says, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,” – and you believe Him…

This is the Unconditional Promise of Almighty God and it is by faith that we – who are born again – please God…

Those who are not born of God will not understand this – they will gainsay this truth – it will not bless their hearts – they will lie against it, they will malign it, they will “delete it”, they will endeavour to “delete it” from their consciousness – but they will not be able to do so – they will suppress the truth in unrighteousness but they will still know – somewhere deep down – that it is the truth – their conscience will tell them so – but they will not be able to receive “the love of the Truth” until they are born again…

Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned. (Titus 3:1-11 NASB)

God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth…

We should too (forgive me Lord)…

All men will not be saved…

When we look back through time at the Judgement Seat of God where He opens the books and reads from the books, not all will go to Heaven…

All would (in their natural selves) deserve to go to hell…

But some will go to Heaven and these are the ones whom God has saved…

His Love is Genuine and it is extended to all…

The Father has made a decision as to whom out of all the unworthy ones (and we are all unworthy) He will give this gift of Regeneration by the Holy Spirit to and it is those and those alone who will make it into His Heaven…

The Love He has for the non-elect is exactly the same as He has for the elect – in that He desires them to be saved exactly the same amount – but in the exercise of His will He has chosen to only save some…

We cannot argue with Him regarding the exercise of His will – we are blessed to be saved, we did not deserve to be elect, we did not deserve to be saved but we are…

How much empathy should that give us to all who are around us, not knowing if they are elect or not and wishing for them what God wishes for them – that they may be saved…

We know that no one without the working of the Spirit of God on their lives and the gifting of the new birth will be able to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, i.e. salvation, but how much more excited we should be that if the Lord gifts them with the eyes to see and receive spiritual truth that this is a sign that they have received the new birth and are coming to faith, have come to faith as they receive spiritual truth (I’m just seeing), in Jesus Christ…

We know that God will save some and we know that that “some” will be an incredible multitude when seen in their totality before the Throne of God…

After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God; BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS ON HER.” And a second time they said, “Hallelujah! HER SMOKE RISES UP FOREVER AND EVER.” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!” And a voice came from the throne, saying, “Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great.” Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright andclean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:1-10 NASB)

Don’t you want to be there?

If you want to be there, come…

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. (Revelation 22:17 NASB)

All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. (John 6:37 NASB)

 They want you to be there…

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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