John 1:1-13
    1In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.
    2He was present originally with God.
    3All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
    4In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.
    5And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].
    6There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.
    7This man came to witness, that he might testify of the Light, that all men might believe in it [adhere to it, trust it, and rely upon it] through him.
    8He was not the Light himself, but came that he might bear witness regarding the Light.
    9There it was--the true Light [was then] coming into the world [the genuine, perfect, steadfast Light] that illumines every person.
    10He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him].
    11He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own--His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him.
    12But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name--
    13Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!]
 
John 1:14
    14And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth.

 
This verse perfectly introduces the purpose of this entire website:
 
1.    To describe the loving nature and character of Father God and to prove these virtues through verses from the Bible;
 
2.    To explain how Jesus’ Blood accomplished the restoration of the Father-child relationship with Father God for which you were designed;
 
3.    To exalt Holy Spirit and acknowledge His work in enabling you to walk in the security of the knowledge of Father God’s Pure Love for you individually; and
 
4.    To help you realize the Truth that Father God loves you for who you are — not for what you do or for how well you perform — to enable you to really believe that you do not have to “earn” what Father God has already freely given you through the shed Blood of Jesus.



In this section, we will focus on your Father God’s desire to rescue you from darkness and deliver you into His light. In His light you will quickly discover that His most excellent glory is His goodness, and He desires to lavish you with all of His true riches.
 
While John 1:12-13 above indicates that you are His child because of His choice of you, in the section called Based On Him, Not Us you can find more insights into the Truth that His love for you is not at all based on your “performance” or your “earning” His love.

Instead, His love for you is based on the Truth that He created you and He Names Himself Father. Your Father.
 
Romans 8:28-30
    28We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
    29For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren.
    30And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them into right standing with Himself). And those whom He justified, He also glorified [raising them to a heavenly dignity and condition or state of being].

 
God your Father has brought you on a journey to His heart, and you are somewhere on this path:
 
     Deep Darkness → Darkness → Light → His Light → His Earthly Glory → His Eternal Glory
 
Even if you feel as if you currently dwell in deep darkness, take encouragement from these words:
 
Psalm 139:7-12
    7Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from Your presence?
    8If I ascend up into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol (the place of the dead), behold, You are there.
    9If I take the wings of the morning or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
    10Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
    11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be [the only] light about me,
    12Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

 
Remember, the One Who is calling you to Himself, Who wants to saturate you with His goodness, Who wants you to step from your darkness and enter into His light, names Himself your Father. His glory thunders as it proclaims His goodness.

Alternate Text

Because God, the I AM, has as many names as He has virtues, some of His Names are: 


  • I AM Your Father, The One Who Sees Your Tears, Who Hears Your Cries, Who Responds;
 
  • I AM Your Protector; I AM Your Defender, The One Who Rescues and Delivers You;
 
  • I AM Your True Riches, I AM Your Unceasing Prosperity;
 
  • I AM The One Who Positions You As My Child, Lavishing My Inheritance Upon You;
 
  • I AM The One Who Compassionately Prepares And Reserves All Good For You;
 
  • I AM Your Generous, Creative Provider; I AM Your Stability And Security;
 
  • I AM Your Peace; I AM Your Rest; I AM Your Hope; I AM Your Fullness of Joy;
 
  • I AM Your Freedom, Your Doorway Into The Vibrant, Thriving LIFE For Which You Are Destined;
 
  • I AM The Eternally-Faithful One Who Counsels You And Establishes You With My Favor;
 
  • I AM The One Who Partners With You, Empowering You With My Wisdom and Abilities;
 
  • I AM The One Who Accomplishes All I Have Promised You And Your Loved Ones;
 
  • I AM Your Purpose; I AM Your Significance; I AM Your Legacy; I AM Your Glory.
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The Bible tells us that those who previously dwelled in darkness can, through belief in what Jesus accomplished through His death and shed Blood, be transferred into His light:
 
Isaiah 9:2
    2The people who walked in darkness have seen a great Light; those who dwelt in the land of intense darkness and the shadow of death, upon them has the Light shined.
 
Isaiah 35:5
     5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
 
Isaiah 42:7
    7To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those who sit in darkness from the prison.
 
Isaiah 42:16
    16And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain. These things I have determined to do [for them]; and I will not leave them forsaken.
 
Isaiah 49:1-2
    1Listen to me, O isles and coastlands, and hearken, you peoples from afar. The Lord has called me from the womb; from the body of my mother He has named my name.
    2And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand has He hid me and made me a polished arrow; in His quiver has He kept me close and concealed me.
 
Isaiah 49:8-13
    8Thus says the Lord, In an acceptable and favorable time I have heard and answered you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you; and I will preserve you and give you for a covenant to the people, to raise up and establish the land [from its present state of ruin] and to apportion and cause them to inherit the desolate [moral wastes of heathenism, their] heritages,
    9Saying to those who are bound, Come forth, and to those who are in [spiritual] darkness, Show yourselves [come into the light of the Sun of righteousness]. They shall feed in all the ways [in which they go], and their pastures shall be [not in deserts, but] on all the bare [grass-covered] hills.
    10They will not hunger or thirst, neither will mirage [mislead] or scorching wind or sun smite [harm] them; for He Who has mercy on them will lead them, and by springs of water will He guide them.
    11And I will make all My mountains a way, and My highways will be raised up.
    12Behold, these shall come from afar--and, behold, these from the north and from the west, and these from the land of Sinim (China).
    13Sing for joy, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, and break forth into singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people and will have compassion upon His afflicted.
 
Isaiah 49:15-25
    15[And the Lord answered] Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you.
    16Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.
    17Your children and your builders make haste; your destroyers and those who laid you waste go forth from you.
    18Lift up your eyes round about and see; all these gather together and come to you. As I live, says the Lord, you shall surely clothe yourself with them all as with an ornament and bind them on you as a bride does.
    19For your waste and desolate places and your land [once the scene] of destruction surely now [in coming years] will be too narrow to accommodate the population, and those who once swallowed you up will be far away.
    20The children of your bereavement [born during your captivity] shall yet say in your ears, The place is too narrow for me; make room for me, that I may live.
    21Then, you will say in your heart, Who has borne me all these children, seeing that I lost my offspring and am alone and barren and unfruitful, an exile put away and wandering hither and thither? And who brought them up? Behold, I was left alone; from where then did all these children come?
    22Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations and set up My standard and raise high My signal banner to the peoples; and they will bring your sons in the bosom of their garments, and your daughters will be carried upon their shoulders.
    23And kings shall be your foster fathers and guardians, and their queens your nursing mothers. They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know [with an acquaintance and understanding based on and grounded in personal experience] that I AM the Lord; for they shall not be put to shame who wait for, look for, hope for, and expect Me.
    24Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives of the just be delivered?
    25For thus says the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the prey of the terrible will be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will give safety to your children and ease them.
 
Jeremiah 9:23-24
    23Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;
    24But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I AM the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.
 
Matthew 5:14
    14You [men] are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
 
Matthew 5:16
    16Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
 
Matthew 6:22-23
    22The eye [your conscience] is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is sound, your entire body will be full of light.
    23But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the very light in you [your conscience] is darkened, how dense is that darkness!
 
Matthew 10:26-27
    26So have no fear of them; for nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, or kept secret that will not become known.
    27What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
 
Matthew 13:43
    43Then will the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God) shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him consider and perceive and understand by hearing.
 
Luke 11:33-36
    33No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or crypt or under a bushel measure, but on a lampstand, that those who are coming in may see the light.
    34Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye (your conscience) is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness.
    35Be careful, therefore, that the light that is in you is not darkness.
    36If then your entire body is illuminated, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright [with light], as when a lamp with its bright rays gives you light.
 
Luke 12:3
    3Whatever you have spoken in the darkness shall be heard and listened to in the light, and what you have whispered in [people's] ears and behind closed doors will be proclaimed upon the housetops.
 
John 8:12
    12Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I AM the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.
 
Acts 26:16-18
    16But arise and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, that I might appoint you to serve as [My] minister and to bear witness both to what you have seen of Me and to that in which I will appear to you,
    17Choosing you out [selecting you for Myself] and delivering you from among this people and the Gentiles to whom I AM sending you--
    18To open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of satan to God, so that they may thus receive forgiveness and release from their sins and a place and portion among those who are consecrated and purified by faith in Me.
 
2 Corinthians 11:13-15
    13For such men are false apostles [spurious, counterfeits], deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles (special messengers) of Christ (the Messiah).
    14And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light;
    15So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds.
 
Ephesians 1:18
    18By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones),
 
Ephesians 5:8
    8For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light].
 
Colossians 1:13-14
    13[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
    14In Whom we have our redemption through His [Jesus’] blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.
 
1 Peter 2:9
    9But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God's] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
 
1 John 1:6
    6[So] if we say we are partakers together and enjoy fellowship with Him when we live and move and are walking about in darkness, we are [both] speaking falsely and do not live and practice the Truth [which the Gospel presents].
 
1 John 2:8
    8Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness ( moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light ( the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.
 
1 John 2:9
    9Whoever says he is in the Light and [yet] hates his brother [Christian, born-again child of God his Father] is in darkness even until now.
 
1 John 2:11
    11But he who hates (detests, despises) his brother [in Christ] is in darkness and walking (living) in the dark; he is straying and does not perceive or know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.


 

Because of Jesus’ choice to die and to shed His blood for our sins, we can be rescued from darkness and be transferred into His glorious light.
 
Isaiah 53:All
    1Who has believed (trusted in, relied upon, and clung to) our message [of that which was revealed to us]? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been disclosed?
    2For [the Servant of God] grew up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no form or comeliness [royal, kingly pomp], that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him.
    3He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from Whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him.
    4Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy].
    5But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
    6All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all.
    7He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.
    8By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who among them considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living [stricken to His death] for the transgression of my [Isaiah's] people, to whom the stroke was due?
    9And they assigned Him a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.
    10Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief and made Him sick. When You and He make His life an offering for sin [and He has risen from the dead, in time to come], He shall see His [spiritual] offspring, He shall prolong His days, and the will and pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
    11He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord].
    12Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers], and He shall divide the spoil with the mighty, because He poured out His life unto death, and [He let Himself] be regarded as a criminal and be numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore [and took away] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors (the rebellious).

 
As Jesus the Man died, He shouted for all eternity, "It is finished!"

Once we acknowledge the Truth of Jesus' perfect, complete work, we can spend our eternities basking in, and completely enjoying, His perfect Light:
 
Job 22:21-30
    21Acquaint now yourself with Him [agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will] and be at peace; by that [you shall prosper and great] good shall come to you.
    22Receive, I pray you, the law and instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.
    23If you return to the Almighty [and submit and humble yourself before Him], you will be built up; if you put away unrighteousness far from your tents,
    24If you lay gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brook [considering them of little worth],
    25And make the Almighty your gold and [the Lord] your precious silver treasure,
    26Then you will have delight in the Almighty, and you will lift up your face to God.
    27You will make your prayer to Him, and He will hear you, and you will pay your vows.
    28You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God's favor] shall shine upon your ways.
    29When they make [you] low, you will say, [There is] a lifting up; and the humble person He lifts up and saves.
    30He will even deliver the one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent; yes, he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.
 
Psalm 36:5-9
    5Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, extend to the skies, and Your faithfulness to the clouds.
    6Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, Your judgments are like the great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
    7How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
    8They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.
    9For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.
 
Psalm 37:3-11
    3Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
    4Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
    5Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
    6And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.
    7Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
    8Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself--it tends only to evildoing.
    9For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord [in the end] shall inherit the earth.
    10For yet a little while, and the evildoers will be no more; though you look with care where they used to be, they will not be found.
    11But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
 
Psalm 44:3
    3For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your countenance [did it], because You were favorable toward and did delight in them.
 
Psalm 69:16
    16Hear and answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is sweet and comforting; according to Your plenteous tender mercy and steadfast love turn to me.
 
Psalm 89:15
    15Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance!
 
Psalm 139:11-16
    11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be [the only] light about me,
    12Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
    13For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother's womb.
    14I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the [amazing] wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well.
    15My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery].
    16Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them.
 
Proverbs 4:18
    18But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared].
 
Isaiah 30:26
    26Moreover, the light of the moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, like the light of seven days [concentrated in one], in the day that the Lord binds up the hurt of His people, and heals their wound [the result of sin].
 
Isaiah 50:7-10
    7For the Lord God helps Me; therefore have I not been ashamed or confounded. Therefore have I set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
    8He is near Who declares Me in the right. Who will contend with Me? Let us stand forth together! Who is My adversary? Let him come near to Me.
    9Behold, the Lord God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me? Behold, they all will wax old and be worn out as a garment; the moth will eat them up.
    10Who is among you who [reverently] fears the Lord, who obeys the voice of His Servant, yet who walks in darkness and deep trouble and has no shining splendor [in his heart]? Let him rely on, trust in, and be confident in the name of the Lord, and let him lean upon and be supported by his God.
 
Isaiah 60:1-5
    1Arise [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you--rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!
    2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen on you.
    3And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.
    4Lift up your eyes round about you and see! They all gather themselves together, they come to you. Your sons shall come from afar, and your daughters shall be carried and nursed in the arms.
    5Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart shall thrill and tremble with joy [at the glorious deliverance] and be enlarged; because the abundant wealth of the Sea shall be turned to you, unto you shall the nations come with their treasures.
 
Isaiah 60:19-20
    19The sun shall no more be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you, but the Lord shall be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory and your beauty.
    20Your sun shall no more go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
 
Daniel 12:3
    3And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever.
 
Micah 7:7-9
    7But as for me, I will look to the Lord and confident in Him I will keep watch; I will wait with hope and expectancy for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
    8Rejoice not against me, O my enemy! When I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light to me.
    9I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against Him, until He pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteous deliverance.
 
Matthew 13:43
    43Then will the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God) shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him consider and perceive and understand by hearing.
 
Luke 1:17
    17And he [John the Baptist] will [himself] go before Him [Jesus] in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn back the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient and incredulous and unpersuadable to the wisdom of the upright [which is the knowledge and holy love of the will of God]--in order to make ready for the Lord a people [perfectly] prepared [in spirit, adjusted and disposed and placed in the right moral state].
 
Luke 1:78-79
    78Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God, a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit us
    79To shine upon and give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct and guide our feet in a straight line into the way of peace.
 
John 1:3-5
    3All things were made and came into existence through Him (God); and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
    4In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.
    5And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].
 
John 3:19
    19The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.
 
John 5:35
    35John was the lamp that kept on burning and shining [to show you the way], and you were willing for a while to delight (sun) yourselves in his light.
 
John 12:46
    46I have come as a Light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me [whoever cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] may not continue to live in darkness.
 
Romans 2:16
    16On that day when, as my Gospel proclaims, God by Jesus Christ will judge men in regard to the things which they conceal (their hidden thoughts).
 
Romans 13:10-12
    10Love does no wrong to one's neighbor [it never hurts anybody]. Therefore love meets all the requirements and is the fulfilling of the Law.
    11Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah).
    12The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light.
 
1 Corinthians 4:5
     5So do not make any hasty or premature judgments before the time when the Lord comes [again], for He will both bring to light the secret things that are [now hidden] in darkness and disclose and expose the [secret] aims (motives and purposes) of hearts. Then every man will receive his [due] commendation from God.
 
2 Corinthians 4:1-2
    1Therefore, since we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God [granting us favor, benefits, opportunities, and especially salvation], we do not get discouraged (spiritless and despondent with fear) or become faint with weariness and exhaustion.
    2We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man's conscience.
 
2 Corinthians 4:4
    4For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers' minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

2 Corinthians 4:6-7
    6For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
    7However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.
 
Ephesians 5:8-14
    8For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of Light [lead the lives of those native-born to the Light].
    9For the fruit (the effect, the product) of the Light or the Spirit [consists] in every form of kindly goodness, uprightness of heart, and trueness of life.
    10And try to learn [in your experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [let your lives be constant proofs of what is most acceptable to Him].
    11Take no part in and have no fellowship with the fruitless deeds and enterprises of darkness, but instead [let your lives be so in contrast as to] expose and reprove and convict them.
    12For it is a shame even to speak of or mention the things that [such people] practice in secret.
    13But when anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear; and where everything is visible and clear there is light.
    14Therefore He says, Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine (make day dawn) upon you and give you light.
 
1 Thessalonians 5:5-6
    5For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness.
    6Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect).
 
1 Timothy 6:14-16
    14To keep all His precepts unsullied and flawless, irreproachable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Anointed One),
    15Which [appearing] will be shown forth in His own proper time by the blessed, only Sovereign (Ruler), the King of kings and the Lord of lords,
    16Who alone has immortality [in the sense of exemption from every kind of death] and lives in unapproachable light, Whom no man has ever seen or can see. Unto Him be honor and everlasting power and dominion. Amen (so be it).
 
Hebrews 13:8
    8Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).
 
James 1:17
    17Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
 
2 Peter 1:18-19
    18We [actually] heard this voice borne out of heaven, for we were together with Him on the holy mountain.
    19And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts.
 
1 John 1:5-9
    5And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [no, not in any way].
    6[So] if we say we are partakers together and enjoy fellowship with Him when we live and move and are walking about in darkness, we are [both] speaking falsely and do not live and practice the Truth [which the Gospel presents].
    7But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].
    8If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts].
    9If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].
 
1 John 2:8
    8Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness (moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light (the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.
 
1 John 2:9-10
    9Whoever says he is in the Light and [yet] hates his brother [Christian, born-again child of God his Father] is in darkness even until now.
    10Whoever loves his brother [believer] abides (lives) in the Light, and in It or in him there is no occasion for stumbling or cause for error or sin.

 
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As you spend time reading the different topics presented on this website, you will better know God. You will better understand His nature and character.
 
You will realize that not only does He give you light, but He is your Light, your Pure Light. In Him no darkness exists, or ever can exist.
 
Throughout your life, whether or not you have known or acknowledged Him, He has kept you protected from much harm, much darkness. The closer you are willing to move toward Him, the more He will rescue you from dark situations and dark circumstances and deliver you into the light of His goodness.
 
As you spend time thinking about the purity of His Light, you will also realize the truth of His Pure, Fatherly Love for you.
 
As you progress from darkness to light in all the aspects of your life, you will find yourself basking in ever-increasing emotional security, inner peace and internal rest.
 
2 Corinthians 4:6
    6 For God Who said, Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts so as [to beam forth] the Light for the illumination of the knowledge of the majesty and glory of God [as it is manifest in the Person and is revealed] in the face of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

 
Isaiah 60:19-20
    19The sun shall no more be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you, but the Lord shall be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory and your beauty.
    20Your sun shall no more go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord shall be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.


You can enjoy these things all the time you are on earth. Even better, when He has shed His light on your life purpose and mission and then enabled you to become who He destined you to be, He will triumphantly lead you into your eternity with Him.
 
There, for all eternity, you will bask in His Pure Love and Light.
 
Revelation 22:5
    5 And there shall be no more night; they have no need for lamplight or sunlight, for the Lord God will illuminate them and be their light, and they shall reign [as kings] forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities).

 
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In a few moments, you will be able to see into the future through what God has revealed through the Book of Revelation. This book details what God says will happen at the “end of the ages,” and many Christians believe that the “end of the ages” will occur in your lifetime.
 
This book contains truth veiled in such mystery that longtime Christians can only guess [and entire seminaries debate] as to how the events will actually come to pass.
 
God’s Spirit, Whose Name Is Eternal Truth, is willing ― is watching and waiting ― to help you to understand this book. Because you are a seeker of Truth, and Holy Spirit’s Name is Truth, you can ask Him for His wisdom, and He will help you to understand His Truth.

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One way to help yourself learn from The Spirit Of Truth is to say these words, aloud (if possible) or consent to them within your mind:
 
“I take authority over the gates and doors of every aspect of my mind, body, soul, spirit, heart, will, and emotions, and according to Psalm 24:7-10 I command:
 
“Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.”
 
“Lift up your heads, O you gates; yes, lift them up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is He, this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory! Amen.”

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The Book of Revelation describes the future of all Believers as they bask contentedly throughout eternity, enjoying God’s manifest Presence. You have the choice now to determine how, and where, your eternity will be spent.
 
In love, your Father God has given you free will, and now, while you still have an earthly body, while you still have breath, you must make the choice.
 
Perhaps you’ve been taught that there are many paths up the mountain to God, that all paths will, in the end, lead to Heaven, Paradise, or enlightenment.
 
Instead of paths up one mountain, the religions of this world can better be compared to paths within a maze, where there are many paths, but only one series of choices results in seekers of truth finding the center of the maze.
 
Some paths appear to be parallel, but at some point in the maze, one path abruptly ends, with no way to continue on toward the center of the maze.
 
This maze is explained in greater detail in the section named Based On Him, Not Us.
 
Perhaps you’ve thought that, because you’ve been a good person, through your good works, you will earn your eternal spot in Heaven.
 
Heaven ― and your eternal home ―  is a place, yes, but your eternal home is not the physical type place you might imagine.
 
Your eternal home is that place in God’s Heart which has been reserved for you, individually, from the foundations of the earth, from the foundations of Time.
 
If you accept the sacrifice of Jesus — His willingness to die for you and shed His Blood — you will spend eternity in your rightful place in Father God’s Heart.
 
If, for any reason, you reject His invitation into relationship, you will spend eternity far away from His Presence, with satan and his demons. Revelation also details their future:
 
Revelation 14:9-11
    9 Then another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a mighty voice, Whoever pays homage to the beast and his statue and permits the [beast’s] stamp (mark, inscription) to be put on his forehead or on his hand,
    10 He too shall [have to] drink of the wine of God’s indignation and wrath, poured undiluted into the cup of His anger; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
    11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no respite (no pause, no intermission, no rest, no peace) day or night—these who pay homage to the beast and to his image and whoever receives the stamp of his name upon him.
 
Revelation 19:20
    20 And the beast was seized and overpowered, and with him the false prophet who in his presence had worked wonders and performed miracles by which he led astray those who had accepted or permitted to be placed upon them the stamp (mark) of the beast and those who paid homage and gave divine honors to his statue. Both of them were hurled alive into the fiery lake that burns and blazes with brimstone.
 
Revelation 20:10
    10 Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).
 

It is satan who has deceived you into thinking there are many paths up the mountain.
 
Be sure to go to the section He Protectively Warns for more information about this topic.
 
In absolute contrast, you have the choice right now to enjoy your eternity basking in the Radiance of Pure Love Himself:
 
Revelation 1:3
    3Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who reads aloud [in the assemblies] the word of this prophecy; and blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who hear [it read] and who keep themselves true to the things which are written in it [heeding them and laying them to heart], for the time [for them to be fulfilled] is near.
 
Revelation 1:4-7
    4John to the seven assemblies (churches) that are in Asia: May grace (God's unmerited favor) be granted to you and spiritual peace (the peace of Christ's kingdom) from Him Who is and Who was and Who is to come, and from the seven Spirits [the sevenfold Holy Spirit] before His throne,
    5And from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead [first to be brought back to life] and the Prince (Ruler) of the kings of the earth. To Him Who ever loves us and has once [for all] loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood,
    6And formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father--to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it).
    7Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth shall gaze upon Him and beat their breasts and mourn and lament over Him. Even so [must it be]. Amen (so be it).
 
Revelation 1:10
    10 I [John] was in the Spirit [rapt in His power] on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a great voice like the calling of a war trumpet,
 
Revelation 1:12-18
    12Then I [John] turned to see [whose was] the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,
    13And in the midst of the lampstands [One] like a Son of Man [Jesus], clothed with a robe which reached to His feet and with a girdle of gold about His breast.
    14His head and His hair were white like white wool, [as white] as snow, and His eyes [flashed] like a flame of fire.
    15His feet glowed like burnished (bright) bronze as it is refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters.
    16In His right hand He held seven stars, and from His mouth there came forth a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in full power at midday.
    17When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I AM the First and the Last,
    18And the Ever-living One [I AM living in the eternity of the eternities]. I died, but see, I AM alive forevermore; and I possess the keys of death and Hades (the realm of the dead).
 
Revelation 3:7
    7And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Philadelphia write: These are the words of the Holy One, the True One, He Who has the key of David, Who opens and no one shall shut, Who shuts and no one shall open:
 
Revelation 4:1-11
    1After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me like [the calling of] a war trumpet said, Come up here, and I will show you what must take place in the future.
    2At once I came under the [Holy] Spirit's power, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with One seated on the throne!
    3And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.
    4Twenty-four other thrones surrounded the throne, and seated on these thrones were twenty-four elders (the members of the heavenly Sanhedrin), arrayed in white clothing, with crowns of gold upon their heads.
    5Out from the throne came flashes of lightning and rumblings and peals of thunder, and in front of the throne seven blazing torches burned, which are the seven Spirits of God [the sevenfold Holy Spirit];
    6And in front of the throne there was also what looked like a transparent glassy sea, as if of crystal. And around the throne, in the center at each side of the throne, were four living creatures (beings) who were full of eyes in front and behind [with intelligence as to what is before and at the rear of them].
    7The first living creature (being) was like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature had the face of a man, and the fourth living creature [was] like a flying eagle.
    8And the four living creatures, individually having six wings, were full of eyes all over and within [underneath their wings]; and day and night they never stop saying, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty (Omnipotent), Who was and Who is and Who is to come.
    9And whenever the living creatures offer glory and honor and thanksgiving to Him Who sits on the throne, Who lives forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities),
    10The twenty-four elders (the members of the heavenly Sanhedrin) fall prostrate before Him Who is sitting on the throne, and they worship Him Who lives forever and ever; and they throw down their crowns before the throne, crying out,
    11Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and dominion, for You created all things; by Your will they were [brought into being] and were created.
 
Revelation 5:1-13
    1And I saw lying on the open hand of Him Who was seated on the throne a scroll (book) written within and on the back, closed and sealed with seven seals;
    2And I saw a strong angel announcing in a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the scroll? And [who is entitled and deserves and is morally fit] to break its seals?
    3And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth [in the realm of the dead, Hades] was able to open the scroll or to take a [single] look at its contents.
    4And I wept audibly and bitterly because no one was found fit to open the scroll or to inspect it.
    5Then one of the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] said to me, Stop weeping! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root (Source) of David, has won (has overcome and conquered)! He can open the scroll and break its seven seals!
    6And there between the throne and the four living creatures (beings) and among the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God [the sevenfold Holy Spirit] Who have been sent [on duty far and wide] into all the earth.
    7He then went and took the scroll from the right hand of Him Who sat on the throne.
    8And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each was holding a harp (lute or guitar), and they had golden bowls full of incense (fragrant spices and gums for burning), which are the prayers of God's people (the saints).
    9And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.
    10And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!
    11Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels on every side of the throne and of the living creatures and the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin], and they numbered ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands,
    12Saying in a loud voice, Deserving is the Lamb, Who was sacrificed, to receive all the power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and majesty (glory, splendor) and blessing!
    13And I heard every created thing in heaven and on earth and under the earth [in Hades, the place of departed spirits] and on the sea and all that is in it, crying out together, To Him Who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb be ascribed the blessing and the honor and the majesty (glory, splendor) and the power (might and dominion) forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities)!
 
Revelation 7:9-12
    9After this I looked and a vast host appeared which no one could count, [gathered out] of every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages. These stood before the throne and before the Lamb; they were attired in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
    10In loud voice they cried, saying, [Our] salvation is due to our God, Who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb [to Them we owe our deliverance]!
    11And all the angels were standing round the throne and round the elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] and the four living creatures, and they fell prostrate before the throne and worshiped God.
    12Amen! (So be it!) they cried. Blessing and glory and majesty and splendor and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and might [be ascribed] to our God to the ages and ages (forever and ever, throughout the eternities of the eternities)! Amen! (So be it!)
 
Revelation 10:6
    6And swore in the Name of (by) Him Who lives forever and ever, Who created the heavens (sky) and all they contain, and the earth and all that it contains, and the sea and all that it contains. [He swore] that no more time should intervene and there should be no more waiting or delay.
 
Revelation 11:15
    15The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)!
 
Revelation 11:17
    17Exclaiming, To You we give thanks, Lord God Omnipotent, [the One] Who is and [ever] was, for assuming the high sovereignty and the great power that are Yours and for beginning to reign.
 
Revelation 12:10
    10Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come--the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out!
 
Revelation 14:6-7
    6Then I saw another angel flying in midair, with an eternal Gospel (good news) to tell to the inhabitants of the earth, to every race and tribe and language and people.
    7And he cried with a mighty voice, Revere God and give Him glory (honor and praise in worship), for the hour of His judgment has arrived. Fall down before Him; pay Him homage and adoration and worship Him Who created heaven and earth, the sea and the springs (fountains) of water.
 
Revelation 14:13
    13Then I heard further [perceiving the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, Write this: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are the dead from now on who die in the Lord! Yes, blessed (happy, to be envied indeed), says the Spirit, [in] that they may rest from their labors, for their works (deeds) do follow (attend, accompany) them!
 
Revelation 15:3-4
    3And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Mighty and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God the Omnipotent! Righteous (just) and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the ages (King of the nations)!
    4Who shall not reverence and glorify Your Name, O Lord [giving You honor and praise in worship]? For You only are holy. All the nations shall come and pay homage and adoration to You, for Your just judgments (Your righteous sentences and deeds) have been made known and displayed.
 
Revelation 16:7
    7And [from] the altar I heard [the] cry, Yes, Lord God the Omnipotent, Your judgments (sentences, decisions) are true and just and righteous!
 
Revelation 19:1
    1After this I heard what sounded like a mighty shout of a great crowd in heaven, exclaiming, Hallelujah (praise the Lord)! Salvation and glory (splendor and majesty) and power (dominion and authority) [belong] to our God!
 
Revelation 19:2
    2Because His judgments (His condemnation and punishment, His sentences of doom) are true and sound and just and upright. He has judged (convicted, pronounced sentence, and doomed) the great and notorious harlot (idolatress) who corrupted and demoralized and poisoned the earth with her lewdness and adultery (idolatry). And He has avenged (visited on her the penalty for) the blood of His servants at her hand.
 
Revelation 19:5-10
    5Then from the throne there came a voice, saying, Praise our God, all you servants of His, you who reverence Him, both small and great!
    6After that I heard what sounded like the shout of a vast throng, like the boom of many pounding waves, and like the roar of terrific and mighty peals of thunder, exclaiming, Hallelujah (praise the Lord)! For now the Lord our God the Omnipotent (the All-Ruler) reigns!
    7Let us rejoice and shout for joy [exulting and triumphant]! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb [at last] has come, and His bride has prepared herself.
    8She has been permitted to dress in fine (radiant) linen, dazzling and white--for the fine linen is (signifies, represents) the righteousness (the upright, just, and godly living, deeds, and conduct, and right standing with God) of the saints (God's holy people).

    9Then [the angel] said to me, Write this down: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who are summoned (invited, called) to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me [further], These are the true words (the genuine and exact declarations) of God.
    10Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours].
 
Revelation 19:11-12
    11After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness).
    12His eyes [blaze] like a flame of fire, and on His head are many kingly crowns (diadems); and He has a title (name) inscribed which He alone knows or can understand.

 
Revelation 19:13-14
    13He is dressed in a robe dyed by dipping in blood, and the title by which He is called is The Word of God.
    14And the troops of heaven, clothed in fine linen, dazzling and clean, followed Him on white horses.
 
Revelation 20:6
    6Blessed (happy, to be envied) and holy (spiritually whole, of unimpaired innocence and proved virtue) is the person who takes part (shares) in the first resurrection! Over them the second death exerts no power or authority, but they shall be ministers of God and of Christ (the Messiah), and they shall rule along with Him a thousand years.
 
Revelation 20:10
    10Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).
 
Revelation 21:1-4
    1Then I saw a new sky (heaven) and a new earth, for the former sky and the former earth had passed away (vanished), and there no longer existed any sea.
    2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband;
    3Then I heard a mighty voice from the throne and I perceived its distinct words, saying, See! The abode of God is with men, and He will live (encamp, tent) among them; and they shall be His people, and God shall personally be with them and be their God.
    4God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.
 
Revelation 21:10-11
    10Then in the Spirit He conveyed me away to a vast and lofty mountain and exhibited to me the holy (hallowed, consecrated) city of Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God,
    11Clothed in God's glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.
 
Revelation 21:22-27
    22I saw no temple in the city, for the Lord God Omnipotent [Himself] and the Lamb [Himself] are its temple.
    23And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the splendor and radiance (glory) of God illuminate it, and the Lamb is its lamp.
    24The nations shall walk by its light and the rulers and leaders of the earth shall bring into it their glory.
    25And its gates shall never be closed by day, and there shall be no night there.
    26They shall bring the glory (the splendor and majesty) and the honor of the nations into it.
    27But nothing that defiles or profanes or is unwashed shall ever enter it, nor anyone who commits abominations (unclean, detestable, morally repugnant things) or practices falsehood, but only those whose names are recorded in the Lamb's Book of Life.
 
Revelation 22:1-6
    1Then he showed me the river whose waters give life, sparkling like crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb
    2Through the middle of the broadway of the city; also, on either side of the river was the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing and the restoration of the nations.
    3There shall no longer exist there anything that is accursed (detestable, foul, offensive, impure, hateful, or horrible). But the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall worship Him [pay divine honors to Him and do Him holy service].
    4They shall see His face, and His Name shall be on their foreheads.
    5And there shall be no more night; they have no need for lamplight or sunlight, for the Lord God will illuminate them and be their light, and they shall reign [as kings] forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities).
    6And he [of the seven angels further] said to me, These statements are reliable (worthy of confidence) and genuine (true). And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent His messenger (angel) to make known and exhibit to His servants what must soon come to pass.
 
Revelation 22:13
    13 I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (the Before all and the End of all).
 
Revelation 22:17
    17The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.
 
Revelation 22:20
    20He Who gives this warning and affirms and testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I AM coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Jesus!

 
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Isaiah 30:18
    18 And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

 
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Prayer That Restores Your Relationship With God As Your Father:
God Has Waited Your Whole Life For This Moment
 
You just read in Isaiah 30:18 that God longs to be gracious to you; He waits to have compassion on you.
 
Did your heart hear the active, present-tense words “longs” and “waits”?
 
This verse does not say that He waited a long time and then gave up on you. No, this Bible verse uses words which are active, present-tense, continuous, and ongoing.
 
Remember that God’s Name is I AM, I Was, And I Will Be.
 
This is matching, eternal Truth — His love for you is, was, and forever will be.

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God, Who names Himself your Father, has waited your entire life for this moment.
 
Haven’t you always had a longing, an emptiness in your heart, that you weren’t sure how to fill?
 
Perhaps you’ve pursued relationships, hoping to fill the emptiness, but they didn’t satisfy.
 
Perhaps you’ve worked hard to earn position, possessions, or power, and even if you achieved them in part, when you are being honest with yourself, they didn’t fill up the undefined longing in your heart.
 
First John 4:19 tells us that we love Him because He first loved us. It is eternal Truth that He has been singing to your heart from the foundations of the world.
 
What has God been singing to you? God has sung His invitation into the Father-child relationship with you for which He has longed from eternity past until this moment right now.
 
Isaiah 30:18 starts with the truth that God longs to be gracious to you; He waits to have compassion on you. It ends with the definition of what your heart has longed for all your life.
 
The English-language Amplified Bible finishes Isaiah 30:18 with these words: “Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!”
 
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James 1:18 says that it was through His own free will that He gave you birth and called you into the esteemed position of child ― His beloved child.
 
You were created to enjoy relationship with God as your Father, but He is not the only One with free will. He has given you free will.
 
You must choose relationship with Him for yourself, and you must make this choice while you still have breath.
 
All you need is the desire to respond to His love by moving toward Him. He’ll do all the rest.
 
Why delay?
 
 
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Prayer That Restores Your Relationship With God As Your Father:
Believing That God Exists
 
When you pray the prayer that follows, asking God for the gift of restored relationship with Him as your Father, you're exercising your free will in indicating you are willing to move closer to Him in relationship.
 
Your willingness pleases God, because you have freely chosen to know Him and to return to the relationship with Him which He established before you were born.

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Prayer That Restores Your Relationship With God As Your Father:
Believing That Jesus Came To Bring Vibrant, Abundant LIFE
 
God gave Mankind rules for living so that we could prosper in all ways ― physically, mentally, financially, emotionally, and relationally. God says:
 
Isaiah 55:8-9
    8For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, says the Lord.
    9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.

 
Because of our definition as human [which, as you will see in other places on this website, focuses more on our inabilities than our abilities], in our own abilities it is impossible to perfectly obey the commandments of God.
 
When we follow our own ways we are, in fact, pridefully thinking that in our own strength we can achieve His righteousness. Isaiah 64:6 says our righteousness is like filthy rags.
 
Isaiah 59:2 says that our sins have created a barrier between us and Him and, by our own works there is no way we can break through ― or go over, under, or around ― that barrier.
 
Romans 3:10 says there is no one righteous in his own abilities — not one.
 
Some of us think that we can “trick” God into loving us despite who we really are.
 
As humans, most of us reason incorrectly that if we strive to be “good” [whatever that means] that we can impress God enough to “earn” an increase in His love toward us.
 
The truth is that we cannot earn any more love from God than He has already, freely, given us. He has already given us all His love, holding none back.
 
Striving and earning to achieve our own righteousness are works based in “self,” and it is impossible for “self” to achieve righteousness. Self-motivation, self-striving, self-effort, and self-discipline are all grounded in human abilities. Self-justification simply proves that we are striving in our own efforts.
 
All these works of “self” have, at their foundation, pride. Pride is sin.
 
Actually, pride is the sin that established satan as God’s enemy.
 
What is sin?
 
1 John 2:15-16
    15Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
    16For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh [craving for things that please our five senses] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things]--these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself].
 
1 John 3:4
    4Everyone who commits (practices) sin is guilty of lawlessness; for [that is what] sin is, lawlessness (the breaking, violating of God's law by transgression or neglect--being unrestrained and unregulated by His commands and His will).
 
James 1:14-15
    14But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).
    15Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.
 

Genesis 3 describes how satan deceived Adam and Eve to rebel and to make choices against God and against His commands. Since that time, sin has been passed down through all the generations of mankind and we, Adam’s descendants, have all inherited sin from him.
 
Romans 5:12
    12Therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, [no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned.
 
Romans 6:23
    23For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.

 
Another of our inheritances from Adam is our inability to love purely. Even as we tell others that we love them, we try to manipulate them to do things our way, to give us things they have that we want.
 
Sin is certainly not limited to the type of crimes that societies punish through imprisonment or death sentences. Almost all actions motivated by the concept of “self” — selfishness, self-justification, self-promotion [among others] — are sins in God’s eyes.
 
As our wise Father, He has put guidelines in place that ensure our relational health [how we relate to others and they relate to us]. When we are motivated by self, we sin, and we bring about relational death. Relational death is not only limited to our fellow humans, but to our relationship with God.
 
The only just penalty for sin is death — not just physical death but eternal death.
 
Revelation 20:11-15
    11Then I saw a great white throne and the One [God] Who was seated upon it, from Whose presence and from the sight of Whose face earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.
    12I [also] saw the dead, great and small; they stood before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is [the Book] of Life. And the dead were judged (sentenced) by what they had done [their whole way of feeling and acting, their motives] in accordance with what was recorded in the books.
    13And the sea delivered up the dead who were in it, death and Hades (the state of death) surrendered the dead in them, and all were tried and their cases determined by what they had done [according to their motives, aims, and works].
    14Then death and Hades (the state of death) were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.
    15And if anyone's [name] was not found recorded in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire.

 
You must realize that the “many paths to God” theory is satan’s deception and is not truth.
 
John 12:40
    40He [satan] has blinded their eyes and hardened and numbed their [callous, unfeeling] hearts [He has made their minds dull], to keep them from seeing with their eyes and understanding with their hearts and minds and repenting and turning to Me to heal them.
 

As Jesus spoke to the Pharisees, men who had been blinded by satan to think that by their own righteousness they could achieve forgiveness of sins, He used harsh language to shock them into the truth:
 
John 8:44
    44You are of your father, the devil, and it is your will to practice the lusts and gratify the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false.

 
He explained to them, and is still speaking to us today:
 
John 14:6
    6Jesus said to him, I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.
 
Revelation 1:18
    18And the Ever-living One [I am living in the eternity of the eternities]. I died, but see, I AM alive forevermore; and I possess the keys of death and Hades (the realm of the dead).
 

While satan’s passion is your individual destruction, Jesus’ passion is your individual, vibrant LIFE.
 
John 10:10
    10The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

 
How can you be saved from the death and eternal destruction that sin ensures?
 
First, you must be willing to believe the truth that is detailed in the sections Jesus’ Mission, Jesus’ Sacrifice, and Jesus’ Exchanges — Jesus came to earth as a man in order to live the sinless life that you cannot live; He died in your place, so that you would not have to pay the penalty you deserve for the sins you’ve committed.
 
It’s important to note that as God sent Jesus, He gifted Jesus with the same free will that you enjoy. In other words, although Jesus was sent to die, death was Jesus’ choice. When He moved forward toward the agonizing death of the cross, He did so willingly.

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With Jesus as your standard of perfection, you're now acknowledging that when Jesus shed His Blood, He accomplished everything necessary to restore you to the Father-child relationship with God you were created to enjoy.
 
You must confess your past wrong choices, and repent. Repent means to turn, and to turn away from. Once you have accepted Jesus into your heart, His Holy Spirit will help you to overcome sin.
 
2 Peter 3:9
    9The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.
 
Acts 3:19
    19So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;
 
1 John 1:9
    9If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].


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The Name of Jesus carries all power:
 
Philippians 2:9-11
    9Therefore [because He stooped so low] God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the Name that is above every Name,
    10That in (at) the Name of Jesus every knee should [must] bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    11And every tongue [frankly and openly] confess and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
 
Acts 2:21
    21And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
 

Acts 10:43
    43 To Him all the prophets testify (bear witness) that everyone who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him, giving himself up to Him] receives forgiveness of sins through His Name.

 
Acts 13:38-39
    38So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man [Jesus] forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you;
    39And that through Him everyone who believes [who acknowledges Jesus as his Savior and devotes himself to Him] is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God.


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Next, you admit you are ready to accept Jesus’ sacrifice ― that His choice to die on the cross and shed His Blood for you has enabled your choice to live in relationship with God as your Father.
 
Colossians 1:13-14
    13[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
    14In Whom we have our redemption through His blood, [which means] the forgiveness of our sins.
 
Colossians 1:19-22
    19For it has pleased [the Father] that all the divine fullness (the sum total of the divine perfection, powers, and attributes) should dwell in Him [Jesus] permanently.
    20And God purposed that through (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peace by means of the blood of His cross.
    21And although you at one time were estranged and alienated from Him and were of hostile attitude of mind in your wicked activities,
    22Yet now has [Christ, the Messiah] reconciled [you to God] in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and faultless and irreproachable in His [the Father's] presence.
 
1 John 4:9
    9In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him.
 

The Bible gives us rich encouragement starting with the words “But God”:
 
Ephesians 2:4-10
    4But God—so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us,
    5Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation).
    6And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
    7He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.
    8For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;
    9Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law’s demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.]
    10For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].


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Prayer That Restores Your Relationship With God As Your Father:
Pray It Now
 
"Father, I know that I have not obeyed Your laws. I’ve pursued my own ways instead of Yours.
 
I’ve made decisions which were contrary to your will for me. My wrong actions and choices, my sins, have separated me from You.
 
I confess that I have tried to “earn” Your love. I’ve tried to be “good,” and now I admit that no amount of striving on my part has achieved Your righteousness.
 
I realize now that it’s only because of Jesus’ triumph that I can be righteous.
 
Please forgive me for all wrong thinking about Your nature and character. Please forgive me for all wrong choices, decisions, and actions. Please forgive me for all works of “self” and all pride.
 
Please help me to turn from sin, and all tendency toward sin.
 
I believe that Jesus died and shed His Blood for my sins. I believe that Jesus accomplished all that was necessary to restore me to the relationship with You that You desire, the relationship with You for which I was born.
 
I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to reign in my heart from this day forward.
 
Please send your Holy Spirit to help me know You, and begin teaching me how deep, how wide, how high, and how broad is my Father God’s love for me.
 
In Your Name, Jesus, I pray. Amen."
 
Romans 8:37-39
    37Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
    38For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
    39Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
 
1 John 4:16
    16And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
 
Galatians 4:4-7
    4But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to [the regulations of] the Law,
    5To purchase the freedom of (to ransom, to redeem, to atone for) those who were subject to the Law, that we might be adopted and have sonship conferred upon us [and be recognized as God's sons].
    6And because you [really] are [His] sons, God has sent the [Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father!
    7Therefore, you are no longer a slave (to sin) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ.
 
Romans 8:15
    15For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!
 
Jude 1:24-25
    24Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling or slipping or falling, and to present [you] unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory in triumphant joy and exultation [with unspeakable, ecstatic delight]--
    25To the one only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory (splendor), majesty, might and dominion, and power and authority, before all time and now and forever (unto all the ages of eternity). Amen (so be it).

 
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One translation of the Bible verse Zephaniah 3:17 says that God, your Father, rejoices over you with singing. Another translation says that He rejoices over you with shouts of joy.
 
Earlier, you learned that He has been singing His song of Fatherly love over you from the foundations of the world.
 
As you prayed the prayer just now, somewhere in the world He has caused all His angels, and the dawn, and the sunset to join with Him in shouting for joy!
 
It is Truth that He has waited your entire life for this moment.
 
Now, please go to the section of the website named His Father’s Heart Expressed. Why?
 
God, your Father, wants to minister to your heart right now by showing you how much He loves you.