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Love Letters From God
By Ruth Larson Reid
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Chapter OneLove Letter One
My Dear Child,
As we begin our journey together, I want you to understand I am revealing Myself to you as the loving Father I am. To do this, My child, is My great pleasure. I have chosen to reveal Myself to you in a way whereby we may know and love each other, so that we may have fellowship, one with the other, and you may walk in your true identity. Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.
My word is very plain. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation (took our place) for our sins. You see My child, it was I that first loved you, and I manifested My love to you in the sending of My Son. It has been My great desire to communicate My love to you. I do not want to seem to be distant and uncaring, but I want you to see me as a Father who is easy to reach, and a delight to know. My desire is to dwell in you, that I may manifest Myself to you and through you in strength and in power. I want the reality of who I am, and who Christ is inyou, to become living reality to you. In this day, I have come to reveal Myself as I truly am, by indwelling you, spirit, soul and body, by the Spirit of Christ, that you would know your God and Father, and be known of Him.
The truth is, I am God, and I am love. It is My nature to love, it is My nature to give, to nurture, to protect, and to build up. The river of life flows out from Me, and all who submit to the truth, that I am God, who loves them, will bathe in the river of My life. With My life, I will transform you into the reality of being a child of God in nature, and character, and will bring forth the fruit of who I am, in you, by love.
You see, My child, love is the key to understanding and knowing Me, for therein, your own identity is revealed to you. The secret of who you are, and what your destiny is, is hidden in who I am in you. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. As we walk on together, the mystery of who I am, and who you are in Me, shall be made known to you. Come along with me on this journey of love, as we walk together discovering the truth.
I Am God, Your loving Father
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Love Letter Two
My Dearest Child,
I have been thinking about you, desiring to communicate to you what I see, when I look upon you. As I view you through My Son, I see you as you are in truth, a creation of beauty. Looking upon you brings tremendous joy to My heart, and gives Me satisfaction in a job well done. As I look upon you, I see My reflection and I rejoice as the proud Father I am. To Me, you are beautiful beyond description, to Me, you are of great worth and value, to Me, none can compare with you. You are the apple of My eye, and I take delight in My creation of beauty. Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me under the shadow of Thy wings.
My desire is to transform you to the point that you view yourself as I do, and that you walk according to what you see. You have seen yourself far too long through the eyes of sinful flesh. You have looked at yourself through the eyes of performance, and have judged your value based on comparison with others. Because of My Son, you have been given a brand new identity, with a new nature, a new mind, and a new way of doing and being. Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold all things are become new.
I intend to walk you into the truth of who you are in My Son, so you may not only see yourself as I see you, but you walk as a child of the Most High God. The blood of My Son purchased the right for you to be My child, which gives you an inheritance as a child of the King of kings. Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
When you submitted yourself to Me by asking Me to live in you, I came in by the Spirit of My Son, and in Him, is all the fullness of who I am. For in Him (Christ) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power. I came into you, to dwell with you, to enjoy sweet communion with one another. For ye are the temple of the Living God; as God hath said, "I will dwell in them and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people." You see, from the beginning, you were mine. And God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." Through My Son, I have come in My nature, which is the nature of love, pure, holy, and undefiled, transforming you into a creation of pure beauty, a holy vessel where I dwell by My Spirit. As you submit to Me, I the Lord, bring a greater releasing of who I am in you, to the eyes of your spiritual understanding, thus revealing, your own true identity. Walk with Me as I unfold the truth of who you are in Christ. Submit to My words, let your heart and mind remain open, as I teach you by My Holy Spirit.
Today, I have declared to you how I see you, as a creation of beauty, precious in My sight, and My desire is for you to submit to My vision of you, so that I may bring it alive in your heart. Wisdom is submission without full understanding, or full natural vision of that which I have spoken, and as you submit to my words, they become your reality.
Until we meet again My Beloved, Father
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Love Letter Three
As you lie down for the night, I want you to be aware of My presence covering you, as a mother hen covers her chicks. He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust.
You are My precious child, ever on My mind, and My thoughts are toward you. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. I want you to picture Me in your mind's eye, gazing tenderly, lovingly at you, with a pure, passionate love that seeks to protect, and to nurture. Think of Me as attentive to your every movement. As you sleep, I gaze upon you with delight, and eagerly anticipate your awakening to spend time with Me. No one can love you like I, for I am the author of love, and I desire to fill you so full of the love I have toward you, that you cannot contain it. Then it is returned to Me with great joy, and flows as a river out of you unto others, bringing Me, as your Father, GREAT JOY. He that believeth on Me, (Jesus) as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
My desire is to bring the reality of who I am in you, flowing to you and through you, to show forth My reality to you as well as to others, in this day and hour. Therefore, I paint a picture in your mind of the true tenderness with which I love you, and the nearness of My abiding presence. I want you to think of Me indwelling you, living on the inside of you by My Spirit, as well as covering you like a blanket with My love. Be aware that I am ever with you and within you because of My great and abiding love for you, the love of an adoring Father for His child.
As you lie down My beloved child, rest in the truth, that I, as Almighty God, as well as loving Heavenly Father, watch over you as you sleep, knowing when you awaken, we will commune again and you will drink freely of the waters of life, of the living waters given by My Spirit. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall given him shall be in him a well of water springing up unto everlasting life.
Be at peace my child, for I am utterly with you as well as within you in all the greatness of who I am. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen.
Until Morning, Protective Father
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Love Letter Four
With the breaking of the new day, as you see the sun peek over the horizon, and you hear the birds singing, I am aware that it is as music to your ears. I see the smile on your face as you watch the cottontail rabbits nibble on the succulent grass, dining in front of you. You are observing the Desert Quail going about their business, and you see My hand of provision on their behalf being sufficient for that day. As I see you observing My creation, I notice you are taking pleasure in watching it. The Quail amuse you, to you they are intriguing, the way I have decorated them, as well as the movements of their bodies, which make them appear as very happy little birds. You see, I not only know you from without, I know YOU, I know your every thought. I the Lord, am the knower of the heart, and see deep within you, which is something you cannot do without Me. As with the birds, I know exactly what you need, that is why I have provided for you the gift of My Son. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," Even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book, they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
You see My child, I know your frame, and I know you from within, while you have known yourself mainly based on the flesh, the natural man. I have come to reveal to you who you are through My Son. I have given you a gift, the best I had to give, and I want you to fully enjoy My provision. Begin to think on the truth of Christ in you. I have sent the Spirit of My Son into your heart, crying Abba, Father, and I Myself, am attentive to that cry. Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts crying, Abba, Father. I have sent the Spirit of My Son into you that I may live in you, dwell with you, abide together, for the purpose of conforming you into the image of My Son, so you could walk as a son, and bring other sons into the Kingdom. I do want you to see, even though you were born into sonship when you were born again, you have not fully enjoyed all that is yours in Christ. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see (perceive) the kingdom of God. I want to teach you how to appropriate that which has been given to you, through My Son, so I may fully enjoy the fullness of Christ in you, and you may walk in victory.
Do you see, it is out of My great love for you that I have made Myself known to you?
Do you see, it is out of My great love for you that I desire to reveal the gift of My Son to you?
Do you also see, this is not too hard for Me, for I am well able to give unto you the Kingdom?
Not only do I know you well, knowing what you have need of, but I have already provided everything you have need of in Christ. I want you to see that truth, My Son, is your provision for life.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to and destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. In days past, you thought life was motion and activity. As long as you were breathing, and could go and do what you wanted, you thought you had life. I tell you the truth, you have not known life until you have tasted the life that comes from Me. I lift you up above natural life, and I fill you with My life, the life that divided the day from the night, that hung the stars, the life that spoke to the light and light came into being. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. I have come to give you life that never ends, one that exchanges mortal for immortal. I have come to take you out of the grip of death, the grip of the sense realm that is rooted in the nature of self-love. I have come to free you from the nature of the adversary and bring a greater releasing of who I am in you, in Christ. My Spirit changes you by My Word, as you submit to it and become like putty in the Master's hand. Trust Me as I shape you into the image of My Son. Let Me conform you into the image of truth, Christ in you, that I may be glorified in and through you.
Need I remind you how well I know you, and that I am delighted to grow you up into Christ, the head of all things, that you can go and bring forth fruit, through the Son, to the glory of God the Father. But now O Lord, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou our Potter; and we all are the work of Thy hand.
I have chosen to conform you into the image of My Son, and through Him I have chosen you to be My instrument of righteousness, that together with Christ in you, I may reach My children and bring them home. Herein is My Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples. Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in My Name, He may give it you. Out of My great love for you, I mold you and shape you into the one who lives inside of you, that you may walk in your true identity and your destiny may be fulfilled to the glory of your Father. My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.
Your Loving Father, The Potter
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