Once upon a time in a foreign land there lived a child born of royal blood. Immediately upon the birth of this child, she was swept far away from her position close to the throne. Stories were told about the majesty and beauty of those born of royalty, but when the small child gazed into the mirror, what was reflected was only her ordinary face. She felt discontent, empty and adrift in a world of far, far distant from the shimmering ways of the courts of a king.
It was impossible for this child to imagine that she could escape from the poverty of her life’s rough reality. A giant leap of faith is required of both child and adult to see the riches of another life. To grasp the Truth and claim a citizenship in a palace fit for a king is daunting. For a pauper, an invitation to attend a celebration in the royal palace would indeed be cause for insecurity. Fears of being rejected simply for appearing poorly dressed, or not good enough would prevent most of the less fortunate from accepting such an invitation.
A kind neighbor read to this hopeless child a story written by a great Storyteller. Once upon a time a Farmer planted a field full of robust wheat seeds. A few of His hired hands turned on the Farmer and mixed in thistle seeds into the dirt with the good seed. The seed began to sprout and the mocking farmhands asked “Should we weed out the thistles?” The wise Farmer said “No, you would pull up the wheat too. Let the seeds grow together until harvest time. I will instruct the My appointed harvesters to pull up the thistles and toss them into the fire. Then they will gather the wheat and store it into My barn. The confused child asked the neighbor what was the purpose of such a story? Matthew 13:24-52 The man then told another story to answer the child’s question.
Inside the palace of the King of kings, mysteries are made known to everyone who enters. His Kingdom welcomes all who would yearn to know the King personally and be born again. The child was intrigued and asked “How could I be born again, I am already alive?” A surplus of Truth was then spoken by the kind neighbor to the interested child.
When you look at a baby, it is a body you can see, touch and cuddle. However, being born again, into a new creation, this in only possible by His royal invitation to be born anew by His Holy Spirit. Once the invitation is accepted by any willing individual, no matter their appearance, education or status, a new unseen “inner Spirit person” takes shape within. The child gasped and declared “Oh if only that were possible for me as I am!”
To which the neighbor replied “The unseen Spirit of God delivers power into each new creature in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit supernaturally changes hearts of stone into compassionate souls, and all doubts, over time melt into faith.” The inquisitive child asks “what is faith?” The patient neighbor loves this child just as he loves himself and his Father in heaven. The neighbor then quotes the Truth found in Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you cannot see.” The child wrinkled her nose and with penetrating eyes asked “What I hope for is that I can be a part of a family that accepts me as I am. Do you think that the King you described will love me as His own?”
Laughing heartily the kind witness informs his inquisitor that the Creator of all things thought of us before He created the world we live in. Philippians 1:4 “For God chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love God predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will— to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves.” Tears flowed from the child’s eyes as she only could utter “WOW!” The continued truth poured out “In God we have redemption through the blood of Jesus, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace which our heavenly Father lavishes on us. With all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.” Then God said in 1 John “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God….now that we are born again as children of God…. what we will be …has not yet been made known. But we are assured that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” The child looked amazed by all the Words from God.
The child asked “how can I be loved by a King who knew me before creation, but of whom I still do not know?” The neighbor full of joy responded “But the Creator of all mankind knows you. He knit you together in your mother’s womb. Would you like to know the King of all creation? “Oh yes, I would like to know this awesome King that I may be accepted and loved by Him.” The neighbor then told the child about Jesus, the Son of God, who was born of a virgin, was raised by a carpenter, He grew in wisdom and lived among ordinary people. Jesus lived as a poor, humble man and was without sin. He was arrested even though He was innocent and sentenced to a brutal death. This all was the extraordinary plan of God. His plan all along was to redeem the children of the world through the final blood sacrifice of the perfect Lamb. The blood of Jesus washes away the past, present and future sins of those who choose Him as their Saviour. The child was captivated by the passionate Truth in the letter of John 3:5 TPT Jesus answered, “I speak an eternal truth: Unless you are born of water and Spirit, you will never enter God’s kingdom realm. For the natural realm can only give birth to things that are natural, but the spiritual realm gives birth to supernatural life!” As we continue to soak in the Word of God, He continues to cleanse us as He supernaturally gives us a new life “in Him”.
Through the baptism of the water and the Spirit we are transferred into the kingdom of God. We are born again, by the Spirit, into the royal bloodline of Jesus Christ. With this explanation the child opened her gorgeous eyes wide with excitement! “You mean I get to be adopted by the King of kings?” The neighbor told the girl “Yes, and you will not slip into the royal family of God unnoticed! There will be an outbreak of joy over your arrival! Remember that God knew you before you were born on earth and He sees you now and regards you as His precious one and He knows your name.” The little girl was then anxious to receive the miracle of being born again and rescued from the savage plans of the enemy to destroy her God loving soul. She was so thrilled to become known as royalty. Her life would be given a purpose by her King, and His assurance of her final destination would satisfy her longing to be known and cherished. She was hungry for more Truth so the neighbor began to read the book of John. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was known as Jesus. He was with God in the beginning. Through Jesus all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the Light of all mankind.His light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish but have eternal life. If God were your Father, you would love Jesus, for Jesus came to earth from God. Jesus did not come on His own; God sent Jesus to earth that we could walk and talk with Him. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God….The story of the birth of Jesus our Lord God and King is told in the book of Luke. “ the Shepherds hurried off and found Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, and the baby Jesus, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen the baby Jesus, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed. Jesus grew in stature and when He was thirty something years old He went about preaching good news. “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even the lost love those who love them. Jesus repeated Himself, love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High God, the Creator of all, because He is kind to the ungrateful and to the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Jesus was arrested, innocent but convicted and hung on a cross to die. It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When He had said this, Jesus breathed His last. On the third day Jesus rose from the dead. While His followers were still talking about the crucifiction, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” Now chew, savor and delight in this Truth “Nor will people say, ‘Look! Here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For the kingdom of God is among you [because of My presence].” Luke 17:20 NLT They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. Jesus said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” Jesus, the Son of God came to earth to live and to die as a sacrifice for the sins of you and me. We can freely choose to be born again by His Spirit and live eternally in heaven, in His Kingdom forever. Our heavenly Father himself loves you because you have loved Jesus with the love He gave you. God thought of us first, He loved us first and it is His hope that all will choose Him and believe that Jesus is Lord. “God redeemed my soul” Psalm 49:15 Redeemed means “purchased, paid off my debt, reclaimed, cleared with a payment.” Our Father in heaven gladly paid for our sins with the blood sacrifice of His perfect son, the Lamb of God. Do you believe that Jesus came from God? For the purpose of saving His beloved from the devil’s plan? —- An evil plan to destroy you and your faith in God. Without God we are subjects to the lies and schemes of the devil which is to take us into eternity in hell with Satan — We have the choice to freely accept the payment for our sins and be born and baptized in water and the Spirit of God. Hallelujah, the better Way is to spend eternity in heaven with God our Father, Jesus our Savior along with a huge crowd of saints that have gone before us. Read the entire book of John and Luke chap 10. Remember the power in verses John 1:1; 3:16; 8:42; 15:13; 16:27. It is a good thing to inquire within and Wisely Question
The power in the royal bloodline of Jesus is sufficient! He gave us His authority to cast out demons, heal the sick and shake the dust from our flip flops wherever we feel unwelcome! The supernatural power in the Name of Jesus, and the blood of Jesus covers, protects and emboldens those who call on His name. As His sheep we admit we are apt to fall off cliffs on our own. The wild, brazen, different personalities of the women of faith I have come to know…they also acknowledge that we are all prone to meander through life and forget about the miracle of our rebirth, the indwelt power we each have, and the gifts we have been entrusted with. Why did Jesus send His disciples out two by two? For bolsters of prayer when needed, for safety, encouragement and reminders from whence we came. YES, we draw close to Jesus apart from the crowd, however, our fellowship with like minded comrades is essential! Jesus meets our immediate needs with faithful hands, bleats of warning and the prayers of others when life gets hard. The Holy Spirit never abandons us to figure it out on our own! When we fail to recognize what He could do through us, He sends a human to remind us of the power we have in Jesus Name. Therefore let us REJOICE as our names are written in heaven and nothing can hurt us! AMEN