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Rebecca’s Well: ‘I am His’

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By Dr. Rebecca R. Rivka
• “My Beloved is Mine and I AM His: He feedeth among the lilies.” (Song of Solomon 2:16)
• “I AM my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine. He feedeth among the lilies.” (Song of Solomon 6:3)
• “I AM My Beloved’s and His desire is toward me.” (Song of Songs 7:10)
• When we reach the I AM center, we meet Jesus. The center of our being is love. Jesus is the lover of our souls, the God nature in us.
• Jesus is the manifestation of the scripture: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son …” (John 3:16)
• Jesus is the Father’s love gift to us. We are Jesus’ love gift to the Father. This is our divine agape nature in Christ Jesus.
• We are now climbing companions, evolving spirit beings. Moving away from the crowded sphere of mortal life, yet all the while remaining the authentic true servant-self; a vessel of holiness for the indwelling spirit and a sacrificial love vessel for the Lord. We are making melody in our hearts to the Lord in Psalms, Hymns, spiritual songs, etc.” (Ephesians 5:19)
• How does one achieve the Divine Nature of Jesus and dwell therein? One way is to “add to faith, virtue and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge, temperance, and to temperance, patience, and to patience Godliness, and to Godliness, brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, charity, which is love.” The Bible says if we are fruitful and abound in these things we will never be barren in the knowledge and nature of Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:1-10)
• Jesus is the sacrificial love nature in us. His love causes us to sacrificial living. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
• When we live Jesus words sacrificial love will be our status symbol and all form, fashion, and business as usual will cease in the church and elsewhere.
• Then the true Church of Jesus Christ will rise to become his Living Body and the world will know we are Christians by our love one to another.

Note: “Things” are translated as “words” in Hebrew. On a deeper level, Jesus says His words are Spirit and they are Life. (John 6:63). So keep your eyes on the words of the Bible, for these words are more than ink on paper. “They are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh” (Proverbs 4:20-23)
Amen. (Oh Yes!)

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