Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:26 AM
To: James E. Campbell, Jr.
Subject: Re: A word of encouragement
Thank you for that insight. I believe everything flows out of that relationship of simply bring with the Father. It is immaturity that simply comes to God with a shopping list. I liken to father – children relationship. I love to simply be with my children and they do to, sitting on my lap, cuddling, playing, being. I am more than happy to provide and take care of them and the younger they are the lass they ask for because they know they have everything they need!
As sons of God we have a responsibility to mankind, I don’t ask God to heal, he already has so I command healing in others. The purpose of wealth or prosperity which is more than money is to establish His covenant / kingdom rule on this earth. A revolution is needed in the body, first to know the who and second to do the who on this earth as it is in heaven. We are soldiers in a real war on lives and when Christians realize this and the enemy is working 100% of the time to kill steal and destroy they will take their positions to appropriate what Jesus has already won. We are more than conquerors. No wimps. Have you ever noticed when a group of people have a common enemy they unite and differences don’t matter early as much as they have a task at hand which is often life threatening.
I’m realizing that only those who know the father really do the works of Jesus with the right motives.
Sorry for not getting back to you. I never even had time for lunch yesterday.
I’ll be in touch.
Thank you, Daniel. The sorts of things you said are what I want to hear, what I need to hear, over and over. It is hearing and believing the Truth that leads us from faith to faith, glory to glory. Constant complaining about what isn’t going right, how we need to pray more, how we need to pray for others more, how we need to lay hands on the sick more, how we need to give more… these are not necessarily bad in their proper place, but the complete fulfillment of God’s will is Christ in us. As He increasingly appears in our lives so does everything that we love about Him. Eternal life is not something Jesus gives but what He is. And eternal life includes everything we could ever need or want. In John 17:2, Jesus said (literal) that the Father gave Him authority to give eternal life, and in verse three Jesus calls it “the eternal life” referring to the fact that any other reference to an eternal type of life is not. And the purpose of giving us this eternal life is “in order that” we would know the only true God and His Son Jesus Christ. God has given us His life so that we will know Him! Wow! What else can we possibly need?
Thanks, again. And by the way, though I have been having some thoughts very consistent with your comment about a common enemy, I had not considered it the way you put it. You reinforced something God has been showing me for years but which I have recently realized is the plan towards which He has been working. He WILL do it.