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Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10:51AM
Si Fractus Fortis in Daily Life, God's Will, Sanctity, Surrender

My son, you are now a full member of my church. Welcome into the great fellowship of the communion of saints. Welcome too to the fellowship of the saints on earth who partake in heaven in the sacraments which I have ordained. Welcome to the sharing of my body and blood, by which you are transformed into the divine image restored by the New Adam.

Life from now on will be different for you. For you are now a citizen of heaven in exile on your earthly pilgrimage. You will always be loyal to your heavenly home. Remember kindly those you have left behind and by the life of Christ living in you transform them in their turn.

I have shown you much in these pages so far, and I will show you much more in the future. Remember that there are no  half measures in the Kingdom of God. You are called to be perfect - and perfect you must and shall be. This is not a matter of choice. It is the command of your King.

What am I calling you to? This question I return to again and again because it is much on your mind. I am calling you to live moment by moment in my grace. That is what I am calling you to - everything else will be revealed to you in that act itself of dwelling in me. You will live in my grace moment by moment, and step by step you will build my Kingdom. Remember my Kingdom is not an earthly one. Any constructs or ministries or earthly kingdoms you build here are vanity except in so far as they lead to the building of the heavenly Kingdom. These are things too deep for you to understand at present.

Now to the question of how exactly you live in my grace moment by moment. Over the last few days you have lived your life, when you have recalled it, in the way I told you - similar to the way you write these pages as an expression of my Spirit in your writing without stopping. Your life in that way has become an expression of my Spirit. When you have not recalled it, when the pressure of events takes me from your conscious mind, you have continued to act in the same spirit, but without the direct action of the Spirit. I use a small s and a large S to distinguish between the different senses of the world “spirit”. 

So you see that to live more closely in the Spirit you must practise a greater degree of recollection. The more you are consciously following the Spirit’s direction by expressing him in your actions the more your actions will be sanctified. Do not worry though: this is something that will grow in you as the Spirit continues to act in you. It is not something that you can summon by sheer willpower. Your part is to remain faithful. 

Your part in my family is the same as that of every child of mine - to live in me and I in you. In that way you are all the same: there is no distinction in Christ - not between rich and poor, man and woman, master and servant. Nor too between intelligent and simple, or whole and maimed. All are complete in Christ. But observe that the way I act in each person, the way my action manifests itself in the world, will be entirely different. The root is the same; the fruit will be good fruit but of many differing kinds.

Do not be surprised therefore if you do not find yourself bearing obvious fruit in the world. There is such a thing as hidden fruit. But be sure that bad fruit is never mine.

I have one further message for you today. And that is that your prayers have been heard. Particularly your prayers for your wife. Do not worry about her; continue to pray for her; but rest in faith that my Spirit is acting in her. She is resisting him, but she has not realised that yet. When the dam breaks, the waters will flow.

Now, you are wondering how I will fill the rest of this page! I want you to copy out Psalm 1 in the Authorised Version. Why the Authorised Version? Because it is the one you love most.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither,
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so:
but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous:
but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Doing God’s Will 

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