My heart and my love are with you today as you begin another day of activity for your family and for me. In fact, everything you do for others from a heart of love, is done for me, because you are doing what I would be doing if I were there in person. You see, all of heaven is mobilized and activated for service. The angels in heaven serve around the throne, waiting for my bidding to be in active service throughout the universe for my Father and me. My Father and I rejoice every day to serve our vast creation and to bring life and love to every creature. Nothing that we have made is beneath our notice. So it is with mankind. We created you to love and serve one another and receive the benefits and heavenly joy that comes from service. When you are alone and serve only yourself you are robbed of the flow of energy and love that is a product of true unselfish service. Therefore, my topic for today is "service."
First I want to trace what happened at the fall of man, and how this interrupted the God-given blessing of the circle of love that comes from service. When Adam and Eve were created, their natures were completely unselfish, and their constant joy was to love one another and enjoy the companionship and love and adoration of the lower creatures who are also created for service. Every animal, bird, fish and insect, and even the vegetation that covers the earth with beauty, is constantly giving and receiving in the cycle of life. But when Eve succumbed to the temptations of the serpent, she did so because he used flattery, and the desire to rise above her present condition, and appealed to her pride, which is completely self-centered.
When Adam sinned, he did so because of his desire to not be separated from his companion, instead of coming to me to receive my help to save her. Thus, both Adam and Eve fell on the basis of self-centered and emotional reactions to temptation. That is why I had to come to earth and demonstrate what true, pure motives are in face of the needs of others. I came to save my bride, even though it meant my death on the cross of Calvary. Adam gave up his leadership to Eve. I came to restore godly manhood to the pre-fall condition of Adam. And now, I want a restored bride who, following my example of unselfish service, is cleansed back to the pre-fall condition in which I created Eve. Nothing else but purity of heart and holiness, which is complete agreement between us, will be acceptable.
Selfishness and disagreement with the principles and laws of my kingdom is the root of all sin and rebellion, beginning with Lucifer and extending to the fall of mankind. Therefore, perfect agreement is the condition of complete recovery from the problem of sin, for all sin is centered in self and self-serving, which is the opposite of the character of God and all of heaven. So, in the cleansing of your characters, what do you think you should be searching for in your daily life and thinking processes? Yes, any feelings of selfishness, criticism, resentment, anger, jealousy, pride, self-justification, envy - in short, anything that would advantage yourself to the disadvantage of others. Without my help it is impossible for you to cleanse yourselves from these feelings and reactions because you have inherited the sins of fallen humanity. But with me at your side and in your heart through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, you will be renewed in holiness, and my righteous character of love and unselfishness will be implanted in you as you surrender to the regeneration that I have provided for every person who comes to me for cleansing of heart and soul.
So what about today? Do you realize that I have already planned your day for you? Remember - every day ordained for you was written in my book before one of them came to be! [Psalms 139:16.] Because you have given yourself to me, I have forgiven your past sins and now I will guide you through today and every day to restore the years that the locust has eaten [Joel 2:2325], so that my original blueprint plan for you will be fulfilled! That is what my perfect life, death, resurrection and ministry for you will accomplish if you will consent to have my presence and guidance in your life. How much joy and satisfaction it gives me to live out my perfect blueprint for your life each day as you allow me to live that plan out in you!
"Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be as wool." Isa. 1:18.
Now go to the activities of your day, but watch for opportunities to serve others around you, just as I would do if I were there in person. Then you will receive my joy, not only from your own satisfaction in service, but also my joy from being able to serve others through you! Lovingly, Jesus.