“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of His Own Will Begat He Us With The Word Of Truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.” James 1:17-18 KJV
God looked down the corridors of Eternity into the hearts of all men and knew which would choose to become His children, and Loved them to the death with an Everlasting Love! He designed a Plan that would bring them into the embrace of the “Everlasting Arms of His Grace.” God purposed in Eternity Past, “before the foundation of the world” to make a Way through His Mercy to “provide HIMSELF a Lamb” of sacrifice, to shed His Blood “a ransom” for His Beloved. He forgave us before we were born! It is the heart of humble repentance, those who hear His Word and know it for the Truth it is and believe and obey from a loving heart. “Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with Joy unspeakable and full of Glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” We believe His Words of Love and instruction and obey them, because having heard them, we know we are His; that He has created us, forgiven us, and chosen us to be His very own throughout the rest of Eternity! We are His, because He is! Believers will eternally be the Testimony of His Mercy, Grace, and Love. “But God, who is rich in Mercy, for HIS GREAT LOVE wherewith He Loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by Grace ye are saved;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in Heavenly Places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come (eternity) He might shew the exceeding (ever increasing) Riches of His Grace in His Kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by Grace are ye saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His Workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Do you really know how much your Heavenly Father Loves you?
Chosen before the brink of time,
Your Word assures me I am Thine,
I know and trust Thy Love for me,
And will throughout Eternity! –CGP
“We love Him, because He FIRST Loved us!” We choose God, because He chose us! It is “Love at first sight!” nothing will ever diminish or obscure God’s Love for you!
“Who shall separate us from THE LOVE OF CHRIST? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? – Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that Loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39 KJV