The only child who doesn’t fear what’s hiding under the bed
is the child who sleeps on the ground.

 
 

As is mentioned throughout this website, Man was made in the image of God. At his creation, Man was holy, righteous, pure, and without sin.
 
At his creation, Man was also given free will, so that he could choose to love God, and to obey God.
 
It was when Man exercised his free will and made the definitive choice to disobey God that sin entered the world.
 
As described in detail in the section He Never Lies, before disobedience, no opposite words needed to exist.
 
As it concerns the topic of “He Never Fails Us,” there were no words for choices on the part of one living being to fail another, especially as it concerns withdrawing love.
 
Words like “emotional security,” “belongingness,” “sense of welcome,” “acceptance,” and “knowing we are loved for who we are” would not have needed to be defined.
 
We would not think we need to “perform” to “earn” love. No words for withdrawal of love would have existed, either: “abandonment,” “betrayal,” “desertion,” “abuse [physical and emotional],” “divorce,” “distrust,” “deception,” “adultery,” “conditional love,” “doubt,” “jealousy,” “shame,” “blame,” “humiliation,” “hatred,” “lust,” “manipulation,” “rejection,” “judgment,” “resentment,” “anger,” “rage,” “retaliation,” “bitterness,” “unforgiveness.”
 
James 1:15
    15 Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.

 
Since Adam and Eve’s first sin, sin has brought forth death in relationships, and relational death causes create one major human response ― fear.
 
Just as the Bible indicates that we were born into sin, we were also born into fear.
 
Children fear physical harm.
 
Those who have had more time to experience rejection, adults, fear relational harm.
 
The One Who names Himself your Father wants to quiet your fears.
 

 
God, Who names Himself your Father, says this about fear:
 
Isaiah 54:4
    4 Fear not, for you shall not be ashamed; neither be confounded and depressed, for you shall not be put to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and you shall not [seriously] remember the reproach of your widowhood any more.
 
Isaiah 41:13
    13 For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!
 
Isaiah 54:14
    14 You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God’s will and order): you shall be far from even the thought of oppression or destruction, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

 

 
On the topic of fear, Jesus says:
 
John 14:27
    27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

 
 

God’s Word, the Bible, tells us that God never fails us. You will be deeply encouraged as you review the following verses searching for the word “never” as if it was treasure.
 
Although these Old Testament writers wrote down what Father God told them to write between the years 1400 B.C. and 430 B.C., yet God is consistent in what can be termed His “Self description.”
 
Exodus 34:6
    6And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord! the Lord! a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness and truth,
 
Psalm 86:5
    5For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You.
 
Psalm 86:15
    15But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth.
 
Psalm 103:8
    8The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness.
 
Psalm 145:8-9
    8The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness.
    9The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of all things created].
 


 
God is as unable to fail you as He is unable to sin.
 
It is impossible for God to forsake, abandon, desert, or leave you.
 
It is impossible for Him to lie, deceive, manipulate, or control any situation for His own advantage.
 
All His choices toward you are for your good, for your best outcome. As this website proves, His goodness is His most excellent glory.
 
God never forsakes, abandons, deserts, or leaves us. See what other “nevers” are part of His treasure house of blessings.
 
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God, Who names Himself your Father, assures:
 
Psalm 91:14-16
    14Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness--trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
    15He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
    16With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.
 
Isaiah 54: 10
    10For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.
 
Joel 2:26
    26And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. And My people shall never be put to shame.
 

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Jesus continues:
 
John 3:18-21
    18He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation--he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the Name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ's Name.]
    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.
    20For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved.
    21But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are--wrought with God [divinely prompted, done with God's help, in dependence upon Him].
 
John 4:13-14
    13Jesus answered her, All who drink of this water will be thirsty again.
    14But whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. But the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up (flowing, bubbling) [continually] within him unto (into, for) eternal life.
 
John 5:17
    17But Jesus answered them, My Father has worked [even] until now, [He has never ceased working; He is still working] and I, too, must be at [divine] work.
 
John 6:32-39
    32Jesus then said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, Moses did not give you the Bread from heaven [what Moses gave you was not the Bread from heaven], but it is My Father Who gives you the true heavenly Bread.
    33For the Bread of God is He Who comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.
    34Then they said to Him, Lord, give us this bread always (all the time)!
    35Jesus replied, I AM the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).
    36But [as] I told you, although you have seen Me, still you do not believe and trust and have faith.
    37All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].
    38For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me.
    39And this is the will of Him Who sent Me, that I should not lose any of all that He has given Me, but that I should give new life and raise [them all] up at the last day.

John 6:48
    48I AM the Bread of Life [that gives life--the Living Bread].
 
John 10:25-29
    25Jesus answered them, I have told you so, yet you do not believe Me [you do not trust Me and rely on Me]. The very works that I do by the power of My Father and in My Father's Name bear witness concerning Me [they are My credentials and evidence in support of Me].
    26But you do not believe and trust and rely on Me because you do not belong to My fold [you are no sheep of Mine].
    27The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow Me.
    28And I give them eternal life, and they shall never lose it or perish throughout the ages. [To all eternity they shall never by any means be destroyed.] And no one is able to snatch them out of My hand.
    29My Father, Who has given them to Me, is greater and mightier than all [else]; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father's hand.
 
John 11:25-27
    25Jesus said to her, I AM [Myself] the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet he shall live;
    26And whoever continues to live and believes in (has faith in, cleaves to, and relies on) Me shall never [actually] die at all. Do you believe this?
    27She said to Him, Yes, Lord, I have believed [I do believe] that You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), the Son of God, [even He] Who was to come into the world. [It is for Your coming that the world has waited.]
 
John 12:49
    49This is because I have never spoken on My own authority or of My own accord or as self-appointed, but the Father Who sent Me has Himself given Me orders [concerning] what to say and what to tell.
 

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Psalmists wrote:
 
Psalm 15:1-5
    1Lord, who shall dwell [temporarily] in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell [permanently] on Your holy hill?
    2He who walks and lives uprightly and blamelessly, who works rightness and justice and speaks and thinks the truth in his heart,
    3He who does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his friend, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor;
    4In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he who honors those who fear the Lord (who revere and worship Him); who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
    5[He who] does not put out his money for interest [to one of his own people] and who will not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
 
Psalm 31:1
    1In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and seek refuge; let me never be put to shame or [have my hope in You] disappointed; deliver me in Your righteousness!
 
Psalm 34:All
    1I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2My life makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble and afflicted hear and be glad.
    3O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His Name together.
    4I sought (inquired of) the Lord and required Him [of necessity and on the authority of His Word], and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5They looked to Him and were radiant; their faces shall never blush for shame or be confused.
    6This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers.
    8O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
    9O fear the Lord, you His saints [revere and worship Him]! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear.
    10The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing.
    11Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to revere and worshipfully fear the Lord.
    12What man is he who desires life and longs for many days, that he may see good?
    13Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit.
    14Depart from evil and do good; seek, inquire for, and crave peace and pursue (go after) it!
    15The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.
    16The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
    17When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles.
    18The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.
    19Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
    20He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
    21Evil shall cause the death of the wicked; and they who hate the just and righteous shall be held guilty and shall be condemned.
    22The Lord redeems the lives of His servants, and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty.
 
Psalm 55:22
    22Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).
 
Psalm 71:1-8
    1In You, O Lord, do I put my trust and confidently take refuge; let me never be put to shame or confusion!
    2Deliver me in Your righteousness and cause me to escape; bow down Your ear to me and save me!
    3Be to me a rock of refuge in which to dwell, and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually resort, which You have appointed to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress.
    4Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.
    5For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence.
    6Upon You have I leaned and relied from birth; You are He Who took me from my mother's womb and You have been my benefactor from that day. My praise is continually of You.
    7I am as a wonder and surprise to many, but You are my strong refuge.
    8My mouth shall be filled with Your praise and with Your honor all the day.
 

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Fathers of the faith explained:
 
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!]
 
Romans 5:1-5
    1Therefore since we are justified (acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
    2Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God's favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
    3Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
    4And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
    5Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
 
Romans 6:4-9
    4We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life.
    5For if we have become one with Him by sharing a death like His, we shall also be [one with Him in sharing] His resurrection [by a new life lived for God].
    6We know that our old (unrenewed) self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [our] body [which is the instrument] of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no longer be the slaves of sin.
    7For when a man dies, he is freed (loosed, delivered) from [the power of] sin [among men].
    8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
    9Because we know that Christ (the Anointed One), being once raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has power over Him.
 
Romans 11:29
    29For God's gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws His gifts when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]
 
Romans 13:10
    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.
 
1 Corinthians 13:All
    1If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
    2And if I have prophetic powers (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God's love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
    3Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God's love in me), I gain nothing.
    4Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
    5It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
    6It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
    7Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
    8Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
    9For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
    10But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).
    11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
    12For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].
    13And so faith, hope, love abide [faith--conviction and belief respecting man's relation to God and divine things; hope--joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love--true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
 
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
    50But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of eternal salvation and] inherit or share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal).
    51Take notice! I tell you a mystery (a secret truth, an event decreed by the hidden purpose or counsel of God). We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed (transformed)
    52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [sound of the] last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed).
    53For this perishable [part of us] must put on the imperishable [nature], and this mortal [part of us, this nature that is capable of dying] must put on immortality (freedom from death).
    54And when this perishable puts on the imperishable and this that was capable of dying puts on freedom from death, then shall be fulfilled the Scripture that says, Death is swallowed up (utterly vanquished forever) in and unto victory.
    55O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?
    56Now sin is the sting of death, and sin exercises its power [upon the soul] through [the abuse of] the Law.
    57But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].
 
2 Corinthians 4:15-18
   15For all [these] things are [taking place] for your sake, so that the more grace (divine favor and spiritual blessing) extends to more and more people and multiplies through the many, the more thanksgiving may increase [and redound] to the glory of God.
    16Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.
    17For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!],
    18Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.
 
Hebrews 1:10-12
    10And [further], You, Lord, did lay the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the works of Your hands.
    11They will perish, but You remain and continue permanently; they will all grow old and wear out like a garment.
    12Like a mantle [a cloak thrown about one's self] You will roll them up, and they will be changed and replaced by others. But You remain the same, and Your years will never end nor come to failure.
 
1 Peter 4:19
    19Therefore, those who are ill-treated and suffer in accordance with God's will must do right and commit their souls [in charge as a deposit] to the One Who created [them] and will never fail [them].
 
2 Peter 1:1-11
    1Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves in and through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
    2May grace (God's favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
    3For His divine power has bestowed upon us all things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness, through the [full, personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence (virtue).
    4By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.
    5For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),
    6And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),
    7And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love.
    8For as these qualities are yours and increasingly abound in you, they will keep [you] from being idle or unfruitful unto the [full personal] knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
    9For whoever lacks these qualities is blind, [spiritually] shortsighted, seeing only what is near to him, and has become oblivious [to the fact] that he was cleansed from his old sins.
    10Because of this, brethren, be all the more solicitous and eager to make sure (to ratify, to strengthen, to make steadfast) your calling and election; for if you do this, you will never stumble or fall.
    11Thus there will be richly and abundantly provided for you entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
 
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 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.
 

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Centuries ago, Moses wanted to experience I AM’s power, so he asked to see I AM’s glory.
 
Moses wanted to know I AM by seeing what He could do.
 
Knowing that relationship is greater than power, I AM responded to Moses, not by demonstrating the thunder of His glory, but by revealing the infinite height, depth, and width of His goodness.
 
As Moses grew in his understanding of I AM’s nature and character,
Moses learned that I AM named Himself Moses’ Father, and
His most excellent glory was His infinite goodness.
 
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Today, God, the I AM, wants you to know that He doesn’t love you
based on how “good” you are or how well you “perform.”
 
He chose you, individually, as His child before the foundations of the earth.
 
It’s His eternal Truth that nothing you can do can “earn” more love from Him.
 
He loves you not for what you can do ― but for who you are ― because of Who He is.
 
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Isaiah 30:18
    18And 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]!
 

Do you know that God, your Father, has waited your entire life for this moment?
 
Through His Spirit, He’s been calling you throughout your life, but many things prevented you from responding. Now, He has brought you to this website.
 
He knows you have questions, and He rejoices that you do have questions.
 
What loving Father doesn’t rejoice in His child’s questions? Questions and answers build relationship!
 
This moment, He is listening to you. He is looking at you. And He is smiling … with the same love He has held for you since He first breathed life into you.  Right now He is congratulating Himself on what an excellent job He did when He created you.
 
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Might you be asking:
 
“God, can it be true that You name Yourself my Father? Can I really call You Father?”
 
“Can it be true that You want relationship with me?”
 
“Can it be true that You love me for who I am rather than for how well I “perform”?”
 
“Can it be true that I don’t have to be perfect in order to “earn” Your love ?”
 
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God, your Father, wants you to know that He sent Jesus to earth to live as a Man for one purpose ― to die. For you.
 
God, your Father, initiated this plan. He sent Jesus with as much determination and intent as a military commander sends his troops to the front lines of battle.
 
And when Jesus shed His Blood, He accomplished everything necessary to restore you to the Father-child relationship that God your Father desires. Yes. That He desires.
 
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Jesus is the only Way to relationship with Father God:
 
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.
 

If you are willing to move a little closer to God in relationship, pray this prayer:
 
“God. Father God. I can never be “good” enough to “earn” Your love. You know the choices I’ve made in my life. The Truth is that many of the choices I’ve made were my attempts to find love, to fill an unnamed emptiness inside me.”
 
“I am willing to be open-minded as I read the sections of this website about Jesus’ Mission, Jesus’ Sacrifice, and Jesus’ Exchanges.”
 
“As I do, would You please work in my life so that I know You really are listening and You really do desire relationship with me?
 
Would You please help me to know You and to understand what You are really like?”
 
“And since You love me for who I am, not for what I do, please help me to love You the same way in return. May I begin knowing You for Who You are instead of what You can do for me.  Amen.”
 
Now, expect to learn for yourself that your Father God’s most excellent glory is His infinite goodness.