“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

“For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Galatians 2:19–21

Beloved,

Slowly in the midst of trouble, Truth rises to the surface — as access to the Heavenly Realm, where Angels tread and God’s Throne reigns — is opened through Faith.

Truth and Faith — a mix that brings the heart closer to the understanding and wisdom of that which is Christ.

In that moment, where He laid down His Life — comes the decision that all men must make, to believe or not believe. Once you have tasted of the Truth, you always want more — even though the flesh will try to delay it, but the flesh is only a boundary — made up of smoke and mirrors (false thoughts).

The mind will always try to work through things from the flesh perspective, but there is a heart-set that will train the mind and take the counter thoughts captive.

Our strength is based on the Joy of the Lord — and in Him, we can do all things. What man calls impossible, is only the catalyst for what the believer, the Christian can do in God’s Name. And Christ stated, “Immeasurably more.”

Persecution will come — to those that push deeper into the Presence of Christ — there will be those that counter with theological doctrine and worldly intellect, that God is only an ideal.

But God, His Son Jesus, and His Holy Spirit — are Gospel — Factual — and Purposed. We were in His Design of Creation — before He released His First Breath upon the chaos — and spoke all things into being (a six-day process and on the 7th He Rested). And at the end of each day, He evaluated His Work — and said it was good.

He knew Adam would fall — He knew the lives of men would become corrupt — He knew this was what was required to bring man into close relationship with the Father. He deemed man to be His sons and daughters — and has loved us with such a passion, that He sent His Son Jesus to redeem us — and His Holy Spirit to educate us.

Truly, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain,” brings everything into perspective — everything.

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