Around 850 B.C lived a prophet in the Southern Kingdom of Juda with the name of Joel, that means “Jehovah is God.” – The LORD (Jehova) of hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God. – The Holy Bible, Isaiah 44:6.
In Joel’s day, the Old Testament days, God anointed only special select people and some of the kings with His Spirit and they prophesied and became known as prophets. About how to discern who is a true prophet and who is not God instructed Moses how to discern who is a true prophet and who is not with this: “When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him (not afraid of him in not listening). – Deuteronomy 18:22 Or to say it the other way round, if a prophet prophesies something and it comes true, you can be sure he is a true prophet of God.
Now this prophet Joel prophesied something that came true in the believers and followers of Jesus after His resurrection and ascension to heaven, what is recorded in the book of Acts of the New Testament (new because so many things changed with Jesus):
“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on my male servants and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. – Acts 2:17-18
If you are interested you can read in the books of Acts a lot of exciting happenings through people being filled with God’s Spirit. But the point I like to bring out here is, this prophecy is being given for “the last days”. Understandably we would limit “the last days” to just a few days. But the word also means years or times and in God’s eyes “the last days” may have started with the first followers of Christ, but had their finality nowadays shortly before the end of the rule of men over the earth. That means that God is pouring out His Spirit today on believers more than ever before. Jesus said:
“The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). That’s as true today as it was when Jesus said it to His disciples of old. And it’s also just as true of the fresh, new words He speaks to His children today as it is of His words that we read in the Bible.
You mean, Jesus really still speaks today? Yes! He is “the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He will speak to anyone who believes in Him, sincerely asks Him to, and then accepts by faith that what they “hear” in their heart are truly His words. This is known as “the gift of prophecy.”
The following words from Jesus for you contains a soul-stirring messages of love, comfort, inspiration and guidance, which was received directly from Jesus in answer to somebodies prayers for themselves or fellow Christians. But like Jesus’ words that we read in the Bible-all of which were also first directed to someone else-these words can speak directly to your heart and meet your personal needs too! It expresses Jesus’ great love and personal concern for you His child.
The key to messages from Jesus is faith! It took faith for ordinary people to ask Jesus to speak directly to them with messages of love, encouragement, and guidance; it took faith for them to receive and record those messages; and it will take faith for you to believe, apply, and benefit from them yourself.
The Bible tells us that faith comes through reading God’s Word. (See Romans 10:17.) So as you read God’s Words here with an open mind and heart, and ask Him to give you faith to receive, believe and apply them, He will!
True Love–Forever Love!
Hi! It’s Me —
Oh, please don’t shut the door in My face! Please don’t turn around and walk away. I just want to talk to you. But not about your problems or your sins. I don’t want to preach at you or make you feel guilty. I just want to tell you how much I love you.
You know, I’m not far away, up in the sky, or in some distant place called Heaven. I’m right by your side, and if you’ll ask Me to come into your heart, I can even live inside of you there. I know all about you. I even know the things that you try to hide from everyone — including yourself.
I know your heartaches and the pain that you suffer. I know what you worry about. I know your secret dreams and aspirations. I know what has disappointed you in the past, and I know your fears about the future. I know of your insecurities and I know the times that you are jealous or compare yourself negatively with others. I understand how you can’t always be everything you would like to be, and that you sometimes do or say things that you later regret.
At times you wonder if anybody really understands you or truly cares. You wonder if love exists — true, unchanging, unending love. Sometimes you feel so alone, and your existence seems so pointless. You ask yourself, “What am I here for? What am I supposed to do? Why am I alive? Is there a God? And if so, where is He? Who is He?”
I’ve heard all these questions that are in your heart. I’ve felt your struggle. I understand your uncertainty, your heaviness, your frustration. I know how disappointed you sometimes feel about yourself, wishing you could do better. But even when you try your best, things just don’t always seem to work out as you hope.
So you look at life’s monotony and ask yourself, “Is this all there is? Isn’t there something deeper? Some reason, some purpose or goal for my life?”
My dear friend, the answer to these questions and the satisfaction you are looking for will not be found in the world that you see with your eyes. It can only be found in the world of the spirit, where love reigns supreme. God, the great Creator, the King of the universe, is love. He is the invisible Spirit of Love — and to know, receive and share this love is the purpose for living.
But it’s not something that you can work for or earn by your own goodness, by keeping the rules and trying so hard. This blessing of love — the greatest treasure anyone could ever receive — is a gift. It can only be received by faith. You can’t work for it or prove yourself worthy of it.
God loves you so much that He wanted to make it easy for you to understand Him and His love. He wanted to give you a picture, an illustration, an example of His love that would help you to see that He — and His love — are real. His love is not something that you can just read about, discuss or debate, but it’s something that you can experience in your life. It is power, it is warmth, it is light and life! God’s love is all those things.
Because God is so grand, so magnificent, so all-encompassing, He knew it would be difficult for you to understand Him and His love, and to understand how you could receive it. So He allowed Me, Jesus, to be the illustration of His love for you.
He allowed Me to come and be a human, as you are, to live and think and feel as you do. I experienced all the things that you feel, so I know what it’s like. I understand you.
Now I am the connection between you and God. I am the go-between, the mediator, the staircase to Heaven. Through Me you can pass from a life of emptiness or disappointment or turmoil and desperation into a life of peace and plenty and love. It’s all yours for the asking. Even the tiniest desire of your heart is important to Me, and nothing gives Me more pleasure than to take from the riches of Heaven and give you what you need to make you happy.
I love you with a love that is perfect and without end. I don’t look at your imperfections, mistakes and sins, and then get upset and stop loving you. No, I love you in spite of all these things! I love you for who you really are, and for what you can be.
I love you as no one else has ever loved you before, and as no one else ever will. There is nothing you can do that could cause Me to turn My back on you. The only thing that could come between you and My love would be your refusal to receive it, for I cannot force it on you.
If you’ll just reach out to Me and receive Me, you will find the love that I have promised you. As a father loves his only child, so will I love you. As a mother tenderly cares for her newborn babe, so will I care for you. I will never forget you nor leave you.
I have tenderly watched you from the time that you were born. I have seen all your ups and downs, your successes and your failures, the times you rejoiced and the times you wept. I have known you intimately all these years, and I have been waiting for this moment when you would know Me, when we would finally meet heart to heart, and I could tell you how much I love you.
You are the reason for My existence.
I love you as if you were the only one. You’re not lost in a faceless crowd called humanity. You’re not just one of the billions, but you are special and unique to Me. I know and love you as an individual. I died for you personally, so that you could experience My love, so that we could be forever one.
Please, My dear one, receive My love now, today. Let Me love you and bless you and care for you forever. Please receive Me! Then at last I will be satisfied, for I cannot be complete without you. I need you.
Open your heart to Me. Believe in My love, and we will begin the greatest adventure of your life. We will lead a life of love together — not just here and now, but forever!
With love forever,
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P.S. Did you like the words written here? Were they an enlightenment to your soul? Would you or a friend or acquaintance be able to translate this page into a language a majority of Muslims speak like Arabic, Farsi, French, Hindi etc.? Would you be able and like to help enlightening the Islamic world and be a tool in this for God to use to His glory and spreading of His Good News? May God bless you and make you a blessing to many!
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