The first two articles explain the origin of "Dearly Beloved"
Good morning beloved of God. God said that Jesus Christ was His beloved Son when John baptized him and the spirit descended and abode upon him; and God said it again on the mountain where he saw the vision of Moses and Elijah appearing to him in glory. This was his installation as Israel's permanent high priest.Read more ...
If you are new to this page, you may wonder why I constantly address the readers as “dearly beloved”.Read more ...
Most Recent "Dearly Beloved" Articles
How Do You See Things?
Dearly beloved of God, our Father’s ways are higher than man’s ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Sometimes it is hard for us to wrap our minds around what He says, but it is true whether we understand it or not.
If He reveals that we are His dearly beloved saints, even though that may not be what we see, take His Word it; it’s the truth.
His eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord is being fulfilled as we speak. He is making His manifold wisdom known by the body of Christ, the Church, to principalities, and powers in the heavenly realm. Is that what we see day by day, or do we see the “daily news”?Read more ...
The Lordship of Jesus Christ
Dearly beloved of God, the Lord Jesus Christ gave his all for us; once we are saved we ought to live in the lordship of Jesus Christ. It was not just that we confessed Jesus as Lord to get saved, but we should live in his lordship in our day by day living.
That lordship requires that we submit to the will of God day by day. We should do the will of God from the heart in all things; in our spiritual walk, in our families, at work, among God’s people, in all things. We should do all things as unto the Lord and not unto men.
None of us live unto ourselves. Christ both lived and died, and rose again that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. The Father committed all judgment into his hands and all of us are going to stand before the judgement seat of Christ; the bema.Read more ...
More or Less
Dearly beloved of God, in the Gospels they had Jesus Christ with them; we have Christ in us. We have everything Christ is born within us. The Father freely gives us all things with Christ. We share with him as joint-heirs. We are as he is completely filled with all in all of us.
God’s revelation to us is, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” We are enabled men and women. In Christ we are more than conquerors, not victims.
We are what the Word of God declares we are, dearly beloved. It is a matter of believing what God accomplished in Christ and who He made us in him. We grow in our application of the reality as we study God's Word and then apply it believingly in our lives.Read more ...
You’ve Been Forgiven
Dearly beloved of God, we’ve been forgiven. God forgave us in Christ. We have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace in which He has abounded toward us.
The Lamb of God gave his life for us; he died in our stead so that he could justify us from sin, and from the condemnation [the legal sentence] of death that it brought upon mankind.
By the grace of God we have the remission of sins that are past because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. Dearly beloved, in Christ we are as blameless before the Father as the Lamb that was sacrificed for us. What peace that should bring us!
When we fall short in our walks after we are saved we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. As God forgave us in Christ at the time of the new birth, so He is faithful to forgive us when we blow it in our walk with Him. If we confess our broken fellowship, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.Read more ...
Truly Amazing Grace
Dearly beloved of God, the Lord Jesus Christ gave his life for us. It did not matter whether we were a woman caught in the midst of adultery, a corrupt tax collector, a stiff necked Pharisee, a man possessed with an unclean spirit called legion, or a malefactor who turned to the Lord Jesus in the final minutes of his life as he hung on the cross next to him; the Lord does not turn anyone away.
Even though our lives were battered and scarred, the Lord Jesus Christ loved us enough to give his life for us and we were touched by the Master's hand. He made us whole.
Beloved, when a person confesses Jesus as Lord and believes that God raised him from the dead they are saved, born again of God’s spirit. He forgives them and He gives them eternal life. That truly is amazing grace.Read more ...
The Touch of the Master's Hand
An old violin
'Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while,
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a smile. –
“What am I bidden, good folk?” he cried,
“Who'll start the bidding for me?
A dollar – a dollar – then two, only two –
Two dollars, and who'll make it three?
Going for three!” But no; –
From the room far back, a grey haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow;
Then wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loosened string,
He played a melody pure and sweet,
As a caroling angel sings.
The Music ceased, and the auctioneer,
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said, “Now what am I bid for the old violin?”
And he held it up with the bow.
“A thousand dollars – and who'll make it two?
Two, and who'll make it three?
Three thousand once, three thousand twice,
And going, and gone,” cried he.
The people cheered, but some of them said,
“We fail to understand,
What changed the worth?” – quick came the reply,
“The touch of the master's hand.”
And many a man with life out of tune,
And battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless world,
Much like the old violin.
A “Mess of Pottage;” a glass of wine,
A game – and he travels on;
He is going once – he is going twice –
He is going, and almost gone!
But the Savior comes, and the foolish world
Is so slow to understand,
The worth of a soul, and the change that's worked,
By the touch of The Master's Hand.
We Are Born Again
We are born again; born again of incorruptible seed, seated in the heavenlies, God’s seed is born inside of me; dearly beloved of God, we’re born again!
We will absolutely not be disappointed in our expectation of salvation. We are certain of the reality of God’s promise in Christ. Rejoice and again I say rejoice!
We may live in this evil world, but we are not of it! We are heaven bound and all hell can’t stop us from going because we are born again, born of God’s spirit.Read more ...
Dearly beloved of God, none of us are exempt from the adversary’s attacks. I don’t know about you, but I am high maintenance. I need God’s constant assurance that He loves me and has my back.
He does just that. He reminds us how He feels about us page after page in His Word. Every time we hear the manifestations in fellowship He ministers His comfort, edification, and exhortation to our hearts. He pierces the days troubles with fitly spoken words like apples of gold on a silver platter. He brings us peace from the troubles of the day.
As we speak to Him via the spirit In our private prayers He witnesses to our inner being that we are His and He is ours. He reaffirms we are His child, His heirs, joint heirs with Christ, and that the present things we suffer are not worthy to be compared to the glory that He is going to reveal to us firsthand. He builds us up spiritually. He has our backs and ministers to our hearts every day.Read more ...
God Will Make a Way
Dearly beloved of God, the Father will make a way for you today regardless of your situation.
God’s Word is chocked full of records about people that He did just that. He had them written to show us that He is our delivering God. He is not a respecter of persons. What He has done for one, He is willing to do for each and every one of us.
He did not have these records written to show us that they were somehow special or better than we are; they were folks just like us. They put their pants on the same way we do. God is not a respecter of persons but of believing.
What He says is available IS available. Believe it and see God go to work.
God makes a way where there seems to be no way, even if it means making a path through the sea, taking down the walls of Jericho, or making the sun stand still so we could win a battle. Even against all odds our God is able and willing to perform His Word in our lives to bless us.
Look to Him today and expect miracles; they are available. Ask with believing and you shall receive, dearly beloved. God will make a way for you; you are in Christ, the apple of His eye, a pearl of great price, His dearly beloved and highly favored child.
It Changed Everything
The pivot point of history is the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord from the dead, dearly beloved of God. It changed everything for those who believe on him.
His last words from the cross were, “It is finished.” He finished the work that God gave him to accomplish to make salvation and redemption available to all men. To validate what he accomplished God raised him out from among all the dead people!
The Lord Jesus Christ said, "I am he that lives, and was dead; and behold, I am alive fore evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell [the grave] and of death."Read more ...
It Is the Will of God
Dearly beloved of God, Jesus Christ went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil. He always did the Father's will.
He also sent the twelve apostles out to heal the sick when he was on earth.
Towards the end of his earthly ministry he said that "Whosoever believes on Me, the works that I do shall he do also and greater [works] than these shall he do because I go unto My Father." This is God's will, dearly beloved.
We have the God-given ability in the new birth, the right, and the commission to heal the sick. Freely we have received; freely we can give to those in need. It is the will of God.Read more ...
Eternal Victory is Ours
News flash dearly beloved of God; when Jesus Christ was crucified and died, we died to the sin that Adam brought upon us, along with its condemnation.
You were nailed to his cross and buried with him. When he rose from the dead, you arose with him. When he ascended and sat down at God’s right hand, God seated you there in him in rest, completeness, and power. When Christ returns to save and redeem us, he will gather us together in the air and we will be glorified together with him throughout eternity.
Our Father freely gives us all things with Christ, dearly beloved. We completely share with Christ in his accomplishments. God gave us His Word so we can know the things that are freely given to us by Him. We have the victory!Read more ...
It Is Simple
Dearly beloved of God, walking with God is simple, but the adversary talks us out of it. He tells us that we aren’t good enough, or that we don’t know enough, or that God doesn’t love us because of our sins; nothing could be further from the truth.
Our Heavenly Father says, “Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you.” How many of our cares does He instruct us to cast upon Him? ALL of them. He said it and that’s what He meant, but we get talked out of it.
The walk is simple, but the adversary deceives us and gets us to settle for less than God makes available to us. Instead of listening to the Father we listen to the old man, the neighbors, the community, the news – the world, which is run by the adversary.Read more ...
It Is Your Right
Dearly beloved of God, we can receive anything from God that He has promised us in His Word. Our part is to know and believe it; God’s part is to perform it.
God says that He will supply all our need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. That settles it! All we must do is take God at His Word; He is the One that promises to fulfill it, and He will; He is faithful.
Dearly beloved, the Father has freely given us all things with Christ. Now all things are ours, we are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s. We walk by believing what God says. Rejoice and live with thanksgiving in your heart.Read more ...
Like Father, Like Sons
Dearly beloved of God, we should be merciful, as our Heavenly Father is merciful. He is compassionate. He is the God of love, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our tribulations so that we may comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
We ought to be kind to one another, tenderhearted – not hard hearted - forgiving one another, even as our Heavenly Father forgave us in Christ Jesus. When we were at our worst and needed it the most He forgave us. Shouldn’t we extend the same privilege to others that God extended to us?Read more ...
Are We Still Here?
Dearly beloved of God, I woke up this morning and the Lord had not come back – bummer, but after I realized I was still here I started thinking of how thankful I am for all the Father has freely given me in Christ. I cannot imagine living without that knowledge.
When I watch the news it is hard to believe the things going on in the world today; it truly is insane, but we are not of this world. God has not given us a spirit of cowardice, but a spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. We are the sons of God filled with power from on high!
Do you remember what it was like to live without the peace of God, or to have His joy in your heart, or not to be His dearly beloved child and highly favored in His sight - I do. Thank God He saved me by His grace and showed me mercy.Read more ...
What Leads Us?
Dearly beloved of God, the goodness of God leads a man from a heart of unbelief to one of believing what He says. He would have every man to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth, but everyone does not comply with His will, do they?
God offers salvation to all men. He gave this revelation to the Apostle Paul to make His will known to everyone. He said, “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
I’d say that is surely the goodness of God, wouldn’t you? We could argue with God and reject His will, but that wouldn’t be profitable to us, nor bring us any closer to Him.Read more ...
Good Listening Habits
Dearly beloved of God, our Father does not want us ignorant concerning spiritual matters. This is His will, but in spite of this relatively few listen to what He has to say. God wants us to be knowledgeable of His will and believingly walk out on it.
It is impossible to please God if we do not listen to what He has to say and believe it. Believing comes by hearing, by hearing the Word of God.
He revealed His wisdom to us with spiritual words so that we might know the things that are freely given to us by Him. Every one of His Words is profitable to us.Read more ...
Promises Made, Promises Kept
Dearly beloved of God, our Heavenly Father is true and faithful. He means what He says, and He says what He means. We can count on Him; He will not let us down. As He says, so it becomes.
His first recorded words in the Scriptures are, “And God said, ‘Let there be light:’ and there was light. Such power! Who as God can speak and so it becomes?
The first recorded distinction between God and the adversary, the old serpent the devil concerns this very thing. His first recorded words in the Scriptures are, “Yea, has God said…?” He questions undermines God’s Word by questioning its veracity.Read more ...
Open Door Policy
Dearly beloved of God, our Father is accessible to us today. He gave us access by the gift of holy spirit we received in the new birth.
We can approach Him any time we like; He wants us to, it is His will and He wants us to come with boldness and confidence, dearly beloved.
He seated us before Him in Christ. We are in His presence. He seated us there in Christ as holy and without blame, and fortunately we are unimpeachable in His sight.Read more ...
The Lord Calls Press Conference
Good morning dearly beloved of God. The Lord Jesus Christ called for a press conference this morning. Let’s see what he has to say.
Reporter: What can you tell us about your conflict with the adversary?
The Lord: I have rescued my people from the power of darkness, and God has given them citizenship in my kingdom. I have saved them. I have given them spirit life and freed them from their captivity. Now they can stand fast in the liberty wherewith I have made them free. I led captivity captive!Read more ...
Good Morning LORD
Dearly beloved of God, say good morning to the LORD our God. He is the LORD that sees and provides, the LORD who is present, the LORD that heals us, the LORD our peace, the LORD our righteousness, the LORD that sanctifies us, the LORD our banner or canopy, the LORD our shepherd: the LORD God is our Father!
The LORD is our Father and He does not change. He is the God of love, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and the God of the hope. He is light, not darkness. He is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort Who comforts us in all our tribulations. Good morning LORD!
He is the Almighty God, the all bountiful God that is both able and willing to supply all our need. He blesses, supports, defends, and supplies us with His unlimited resources. The LORD our God is our Father and He is our sufficiency, dearly beloved. Good morning LORD!
We can swallow the daily dose of unbelief indoctrination from the world that will lead us away from our Father, or we can receive the Living Word from His lips which will produce believing confidence in our lives so we can walk victoriously with Him as more than conquerors.
Dearly beloved of God, “open the book” as Ezra did, and “eat” the words of God as Jeremiah did so that it is the joy and rejoicing of our hearts like it was for him. God’s Word was in his heart as a burning fire shut up in his bones; may it burn in ours.
The two on the road to Emmaus said, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” We can’t get any closer to God than His Word, dearly beloved. Go to His Word so it can burn in your heart, also. Open it and say, “Good morning LORD! What can I do for you today?”
A Special Good Morning Greeting
Dearly beloved of God, the brethren of the Lord Jesus Christ, those who are members of the body of Christ, fellow citizens and saints of the household of God, the called of Jesus Christ, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, God’s dear children, the elect of God, good morning!
I know this is but a greeting, but these are our Father's expressions given to the Apostle Paul by revelation to express how He thinks about us, dearly beloved. He sees us in Christ and in his accomplishments.
Don’t throw His mail away, it is as true today as the day as the day He first gave the revelation. Cherish His words, cling to every last one of them; He means what He says. Put a bow around His love letters and hold His loving words in your heart.Read more ...
Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
Dearly beloved of God, everyday we are flooded with fake news, so let’s start today with the truth for a change.
News flash: The One True and Living God created the heavens and the earth. There is no God besides Him!
God created man in His image; His image is spirit. He placed man in the Garden of Eden or Paradise. Man would have lived forever had he not disobeyed God, but he died the very day he sinned. He lost the spirit life God had given him. From that time forward he came under the reign of sin and its condemnation of death.
The old serpent the devil seduced Eve with his lies and she believed him instead of God. Adam followed along knowing full well both the Word and Will of God. He committed treason against his Creator.Read more ...
It Is All in Christ
Dearly beloved of God, we are complete in Christ, a member of his body, and He filled us with all in all of us.
In Christ we are the righteousness of God. God freely justified us through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. There is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, and we will never again come into condemnation. In Christ we have peace with God.
We stand before God in His grace, encircled with His divine favor and friendly willingness to bless us in Christ. How much did He bless us? He blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm.Read more ...
Practice Makes Perfect
Dearly beloved of God, God is for us, not against us; He says so. It is the good pleasure of His will to bless us. He will not withhold any good thing from us. He desires to work in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. How do I know these things? He says so in His Word.
God gave us the light of His Word for our profit. He gave us the manifestations of the spirit that we can utilize in specific situations for godly profit, also. He supplied us with these tools so we could live abundantly.
It does not matter if we are paying the bills, challenged with sickness, confronted with a sudden crisis, dealing with a family crisis, or with upset travel plans, God is for us. We ought to practice the presence of God in our lives. He will never, never leave us, or ever, ever forsake us. He is our loving Heavenly Father. He is present, able, and He is willing to help us. He says so!Read more ...
What Is the Issue?
Dearly beloved of God, God was not any better to Abraham, Moses, David, or anyone else than He is to you. He does not favor one person above another. The issue is not of God respect one person over another, the issue is our believing of God.
Dearly beloved, Jesus Christ said, “He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my Father.” Does that sound like he is a respecter of persons?
Who did he say shall do these works? Those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
What shall they do? The works the Lord Jesus Christ did and greater.Read more ...
From the Mountain Top to the Valley
Dearly beloved of God, after every mountain top experience we return to the valley of human need. We need times to recharge our batteries, but afterwards we return to the valley where we live and minister to others. That valley is fraught with the stuff, junk, and things of life: it is the world where we live.
Every morning should be a mountain top experience where we spend time with the Father in prayer and in His Word.
We can truly worship the Father via the spirit as He desires and edify ourselves spiritually. We can fill our minds with His thoughts so that our soul is edified.Read more ...
Much More Glorious
Dearly beloved of God, God made us able ministers of the new covenant. If we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ we can do the works he did and greater because he went to the Father to make it available.
Jesus Christ made entrance into the kingdom of God available to us by being born again. The words “born again” mean begotten from above.
He said, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, You must be born again.” John 3:6 and 7Read more ...
Whose Idea Was It?
Dearly beloved of God, behold what manner of love the Father has for us that we should be called the sons of God; and we are! We are born of God’s spirit. We have His seed born within us.
Is this what you hear from the world, from the neighbors, at work, even at church? The world does not recognize who we are - God does!
It was His idea to seat us in His presence in Christ as holy and without blame, as His dearly beloved and highly favored children.
It was the good pleasure of His will to make us complete in Christ and fill us with all in all of us.Read more ...
God’s Wisdom and Power
Dearly beloved of God, that Almighty God would share His wisdom and power with us is beyond my comprehension, but He did.
“But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness:
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” I Corinthians 1:23-25
People are willing to take on a lifetime of debt and devote years to learn how to be successful. Most never learn how to be wise and powerful.
God willingly shared His wisdom with us, and He enables us with His power so we can live a more abundant life. He provides us with all things that pertain to life and godliness. He teaches us how to profit.Read more ...
- Written by Gerald Wrenn