Dear Child,

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Dear Child,
I wanted to let you know how much I love you. I wanted you to know that I see you as my son or
daughter, and I am not an imperfect, but a perfect Father. While you do not have a perfect earthly
father to relate to, I have given you My Son, Jesus, so that you may see Me and know Me. He is
the express image of Me and I have spoken to you through Him and though every man may be a
liar, I am true—I can not lie. If you have seen Jesus then you have seen Me, He came to do My
will. Look at Him and you will see Me and My heart for you. He came to seek and save the lost.
He came to set the captives free. He came to destroy the works of the devil. He came to save you,
not to condemn you. That is my heart. That is who I am. What He said, He said because I first
said it. What He did, He did because I first did it.
My child, I know how to give you good gifts and good things, and I do. All good and perfect gifts
in your life are from Me, and all that I have is yours. I offer you living water that your soul will
never thirst again. My Word is before you as a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your pathto
help keep you from stumbling in the dark. My eyes are on you, and My ears are open to your
cry!You shall not want. I will make you to lie down in green pastures, I will lead you beside still
waters and along paths of righteousness, and I will restore your soul. I will comfort you. I will
prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies, My goodness and mercy will follow you
all the days of your life, and you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.
Do not worry—I work all things together for good to you as you love Me and follow My call. What
the enemy intends for evil, I turn to good. Be anxious for nothing, My Son’s peace and joy are
yours. I take care of all your needs as your heart draws close to mine—I will supply all of your
needs according to My riches. Be assured, I will never leave you nor forsake you, and in Me you
will find all treasures of wisdom and knowledge. By My divine power I have given you all things
that pertain to life and Godliness, and My grace will be sufficient for you.
How much do I love you? I love you so much that I sent My Son to die for you that, believing in
Him, you might dwell with Me forever, and not just later, in heaven where I have prepared a place
for you, but now, today, for I have come to dwell in you and with you. I stood at the door and
knocked and you let Me in and now I dine with you. You are My temple. You are My Holy of
Holies, My inner place, My dwelling place. I have made the final sacrifice and I have torn the veil
that separated Me from you that you and I may fellowship together, that we may have a
relationship with nothing between us. I invite you to come boldly into My presence—I have washed
you, sanctified you, and justified you. You are a new creation, the old has passed away and you
have become new, and I have sealed you with My Holy Spirit of My promise.
As I told My son David, I number your wanderings; I put your tears into My bottle and record
them in My book. I am familiar with your sufferings, and I have experienced your temptations. Not
even five sparrows sold for a couple of copper coins are forgotten before Me, certainly I will never
forget you nor take My eyes off of You.
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You may wonder what My love for you looks like. Let Me tell you that My love for you is patient; it
is kind; it is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. My love for you does not insist on its own
way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. My love for you never
fails—it keeps coming and coming and coming.
By Me all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created by Me and for
Me. Let Me tell you about that, because you need to understand something about it. When there
was but a void, I was, and I stared into it, into the blackness, and into it I spoke and My very
Word brought forth My desire. I created first the heavens and the earth. I then created light for
the earth, and I separated the land from the waters. I covered the land with grass and seeds and
trees, and I placed the stars in the sky. I then filled the seas with life, and after that the land. I
covered it with animals of all kinds. Finally I created a special place, a place called Eden, which
means “pleasure” or “delight,” and then I crowned it all—with you! You see, My child, that while
the heavens, the oceans, the trees and flowers and animals that grow and reproduce, the rainbow,
the Northern Lights, the coral reefs and their the brilliant colored fish, the magnificent eagle and
all the other wonders of My creation that astound and marvel and please you may seem to you to
be My crowning glory—may seem to you more amazing than you can fathom—you need to
understand that all that was just the opening act. You are My crowning glory! You are My greatest
creation! No one forced Me to create you. I did it by choice, knowing all you would ever do and not
do, and knowing all that your choices would cost Me. Understand, My love, that all of creation was
just the frame—it still awaited the picture it was created for, it still awaited My pride and
joy...and that was you. You are the one reserved to have a relationship with Me. You were the one
created in My image. You are the one I gave My creation to for your use and rule. You were the
one I destined to spend forever in My presence. You were the one I called My own. You were the
one I died for—chasing you like a shepherd chases his lost sheep—drawing you to Me. You were
the one I placed My Spirit in. You were the one who became My dwelling place. You were before
My eyes as I made all the rest.
Do not be fooled, My child—it was not for man in general that I did this—you are not just “a part
of the package” that is “thrown in” with the rest in a “take one you have to take it all” deal. You,
yourself, are known by Me and precious to Me. I know the very number of hairs on your head. As I
told My son Jeremiah—before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set
you apart. You are not a surprise to Me, nor an accident. I made you by choice, in love. I formed
your inward parts; I covered you in your mother’s womb. You are fearfully and wonderfully
made—your frame was not hidden from Me when I made you in secret—My eyes saw your
substance when you were still unformed. You are mine, forever, and nothing can separate you
from My love! I am for you, and when I am for you who can be against you?
You have thought that if I knew the real you I could not love you, but I have searched you and I do
know you. I know your sitting down and your rising up. I understand your thoughts afar off—they
are not hidden or a surprise to Me. Beloved, I know you and I love you. Just as I knew Peter’s
denial of me, and Paul’s murder of my children, and Noah’s drunkenness, and Moses doubt, and
Rahab’s prostitution and I have loved them and called them My own, I know your failings too and I
love you and call you My own. Remember, My child, I do not look at outward things as man does,
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but I look at your heart.
Now I ask you, “Does this scare you, that I look at your heart? That I see its darkest parts?” Don’t
let it, My child—as you have confessed your sins to Me I have cleansed you of all unrighteousness
and I have separated you from your sins as far as the east is from the west. I have forgiven you. I
have released you. There is no condemnation for you. You are hidden in My Son, and that was My
choice to do and I did it freely, because I love you. Remember My Samaritan daughter, your sister
whom I found by the well, who’d had many men in her life and today she dwells with Me in
paradise. Remember the thief who hung next to Me on the cross who today dwells with Me in
paradise as your brother and My Son. Remember Peter, who long before he found his strength in
Me I already gave a new name to—the stone, the rock—calling those things about him that were
not yet as though they already were. I, too, see who you are in Me, and not where you have fallen
and will fall.
Think, again, if you will My child, of Rahab’s prostitution, of Abraham’s cowardice while in a
foreign land with a beautiful wife, of Noah’s drunkenness, of Sarah’s doubt and laughter...and
then think of how I recorded their story in My letter to the Hebrew believers. I did not record
their failures, but their success. It is their victories I held to their name, not their defeats. It is
their stands of faith I boasted about to the world as their proud Father. Think of My son and your
brother David who, though he stumbled, I have called a man after My own heart. I rejoice over
each of these, all of them, even with all their mistakes, and they each await you in heaven for an
eternity of rejoicing together!
You are, My child, as white as snow. You may not feel that, but I have told you that you walk by
faith and not by sight, fixing your eyes not on what you feel but on what I have told you, anchored
in the unseen and not the seen. I promise you, You are Mine, and I do love you, and I call you my
own. You are a chosen one, a royal priest, My own special person, and I have called you out of
darkness into My marvelous light. You are a joint heir of Mine with My Son, Jesus and I am your
Maker, your husband. The LORD of hosts is My name. With everlasting kindness I have mercy on
you. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart
from you. I am your God, forever and ever, and I will be your guide even unto death. I have loved
you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. How can I give you up? My
heart is turned over within Me. Your prayers to Me—your talking with Me—are like a sweet
fragrance or incense to Me and I surround My throne with them. I love you as I love my own Son!
When you are broken hearted today I am near to you. When you wait upon me I renew your
strength and I make you to mount up with wings like eagles, and when you arrive in heaven I will
wipe away every tear from your eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying and
no more pain.
I am love, and I abide in you! My thoughts that I think toward you are thoughts of peace and not
of evil, to give you a future and a hope, and you can be confident of this very thing, that I who
have begun a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. I promise you that as you honor Me
I will honor you, and when you call upon Me and go and pray to Me, I will listen to you. You will
seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Even if I chasten and correct
you, I do it because of My love for you that it might yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness in
you. Even when you sorrow I give you reason to do so differently than the others, not like those
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who have no hope. Why? How? Because your hope and your faith no longer need to be limited by
you and your ability, but now have a new object. I, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Good
Shepherd, the Wonderful Counselor, the great I Am, the Maker of the Universe, the Spotless
Lamb, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End am now the object of your hope and
faith, and I know no boundaries, there is no power greater than Mine, and My love for you knows
no end. I give to you a living hope and a faith that moves mountains—a faith that is not in the
wisdom of men but in My power. I am the Father of mercies and the God of comfort and I will
comfort you in all tribulation. Cast all your burdens upon Me because I care for you, and I will
sustain you—I will not permit you to be moved. There is no temptation to great for you to bear as
you walk with Me. As you avoid the counsel of the ungodly and the path of sinners, and as you
delight in My law and meditate upon it day and night you will be blessed, whatever you do will
prosper, and you will be like a tree firmly planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit
in season and whose leaf will not wither. In My presence you will find fulness of joy. Delight in Me
and I will give you the desires of your heart.
My child, I rejoice in you. I sing for you. I take pleasure in you. As I continually pursued Israel,
longing for their heart, I have searched after you with all of My heart, and I and all of heaven
were filled with joy when you chose to come home to Me! Now, My child, your name is written in
heaven! Your name is written in My Book of Life!
Do not tremble, My child. Do not live in fear as though you are on the losing side, but rather, go
in boldness for you are Mine, and I have defeated the enemy! Go, knowing you are loved. Go,
knowing you are Mine! Go into all the nations! Go into all the world teaching them about Me,
making followers of Me, teaching them to obey all I have commanded you. You are My chosen
preacher of My Good News. You are My chosen custodian of the only message and power that
stands in opposition to the work of the devil in the world! You are now privy to the mysteries of
Mine and the things of My Spirit. You are who I have called to be the salt of the earth, the light of
the world—to comfort those in trouble as I have comforted you. It is you I have chosen to be My
hands and feet, doing My will, continuing My mission of seeking the lost and destroying the works
of the devil. In My name you will cast out demons. In My name you will lay hands on the sick and
they will recover. In fact, you will do greater works than even My Son did on earth, and I look for
ways to show Myself strong and mighty on your behalf.
Go in courage. Be strong and not afraid. Your weapons in Me are mighty for pulling down
strongholds of the enemy, and as you humble yourself in My sight I will lift you up.
I don’t give you a Spirit of fear, but of power and love and sound mind. You are more than a
conqueror through Me. Your effective, fervent prayer avails much, and whatsoever you ask
according to My will you have.
I am on your side. I want you to succeed. I have not just placed My desires and will in you, but I
work in you to bring them to pass. I send you in My authority. I send you in My name. You have an
anointing from Me. You are My soldier. You are My ambassador, and My kingdom is not in word,
but in power! Nothing is impossible with Me. When you speak in My name and when you act in My
stead it is as if I have spoken and acted. When they reject you they are rejecting Me! You carry My
name. You carry My authority. As you transform your mind to Mine you will prove My good and
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perfect will. When you resist the devil he will flee from you, you will stand against him when you
put on My armor and take up My sword, and you will overcome him by the blood of My Son, by
the power of the testimony, and by not loving your life unto death. Your faith, My child, is the
victory that overcomes the world! Though the devil would love you to think that you stand alone,
you in fact co-labor with Me. When the demons tremble before Me remember, it is Me in you that
they see! Greater am I in you than he who is in the world! Do not be dismayed, the battle is not
yours but Mine! Never, ever forget, My child, that even when you cannot see them, those who are
with you are more than those who are with the enemy, that My angel encamps around you to
deliver you, and that the angels are there to minister to you, who will inherit salvation. You, My
child, can do all things through Me who strengthen you.
My child, let Me close for now with this. I know that you will not always understand My ways or
My “whys”—My thoughts and ways are often past finding out for you—but you can trust Me. I will
not make you trust Me, but I give you My love as a reason to. Greater love has no one than
this—than to lay down one’s life for his friends—and I have lain down My life for yours. I stretch
out the heavens like a curtain, and spread them out like a tent to dwell in, but you are My beloved,
you are My bride, and to you alone do I say, “Sanctify yourself—set yourself apart for Me—for
tomorrow I will do wonders among you!” Remember, and never, ever forget. I made you. I love
you. And, lo, I will be with you always, even unto the end of the age!
Your Father,
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