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
You Are God’s Best
Dearly beloved of God, you are God’s best; don’t believe otherwise. Believe what He has to say about you, not what the world may say.
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” John 5:24
Beloved, that is the truth straight out of the mouth of God.
“For he [God] hath made him [Jesus] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” II Corinthians 5:21Read more ...
Dearly beloved of God, we are a day closer to the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rejoice!
As the Lord ascended into heaven, two angels stood by his disciples and said, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, Which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.”
When this occurs it will fulfill the prophecy in Zechariah 14:4 concerning his coming in the Day of the Lord. Christ’s feet will stand on the Mount of Olives and it will cleave in two. His coming will be as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines unto the west.Read more ...
The Treasure in Us
Dearly beloved of God, you are what God says you are. That statement may seem so simple, yet far too many do not know or believe this magnificent truth.
Dearly beloved, Almighty God our Father says, “we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.” We have this treasure in us. The flesh is not the treasure, the excellency of the power of God in us is the treasure.
We are “not sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; our sufficiency is of God.” This statement came from God’s lips, not from my mind. Our Father wants us to be confident that He is our sufficiency.
We may be troubled on every side, but not distressed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; knocked down, but not destroyed. Dearly beloved, we have the spirit from Him that raised Christ from the dead dwelling in us! We have the excellency of the power of God in us.
We can deal with whatever the adversary throws at us by the power of God that dwells in us; He is our sufficiency. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. When we are weak in ourselves, we are strong because of His power that lives in us.
Rejoice dearly beloved, we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus our Lord. This was the Father’s idea; it is His will, and He is able and willing to be our strength when we are weak.
He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think according to the power that works in us. He is willing to energize His power in our lives.
He wants us to know the exceeding greatness of His power to us who believe according to the working of His mighty power that He energized in Christ when He raised him from the dead and set him at His own right hand in the heavenly realm.
We are God’s habitations by the spirit, and that spirit is power from on high. We have all the resources we will ever need. Our sufficiency is of God, dearly beloved.
You are what God says you are, you have what He says you have, and you can do all things through Christ who infuses you with inner strength. Rejoice, and live with thanksgiving for the great love He has for us.
Do Not Be Ignorant
Dearly beloved of God, our Father does not want us ignorant concerning spiritual matters; in fact, He wants us to have enlightened understanding regarding them. He gave us His Word, and the gift of holy spirit for our profit so that we can live as more than conquerors in these evil times.
God sent His Son to declare Him; to make Him known. At the end of his ministry on earth, he summed up his life’s work saying, “I have given them Thy Word.” He made His Father known by teaching His Word and by always doing his Father’s will.
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the holy spirit and with power. He went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil for God was with him.Read more ...
I Am Amazed
Dearly beloved of God, I am constantly in awe that God sent His Son to save me and provide me with a life that is more than abundant. He is most certainly the God of love, grace, mercy, forgiveness, righteousness, and the hope.
When I was dead in sin, ungodly, and His enemy, He called me in Christ, chose me in him, and saved me. It is hard to take it in.
In Christ we are justified from the condemnation of Adam’s sin and death’s reign over us. He showed us the riches of His grace by forgiving us in Christ. Not only, we were healed by the stripes laid on him.
We are redeemed from the adversary’s dominion over us and on the day of redemption Christ Jesus our Lord will gather us up to him in the air to be glorified with him.Read more ...
Dearly beloved of God, if we all died today, the Word of God is still the Will of God. God meant what He said in His Word, and He said what He meant. Jesus Christ staked his life on the certainty of God’s Word and so can we. If no one believes it, it is still God’s Word!
We have God’s Word and we have His spirit born within us; the spirit of Him that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us. We are fully equipped to handle today! We have the victory through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Christ Jesus our Lord is coming, and we will absolutely see him face to face and be as he is when we meet him in the air. Until then we walk by believing, not by sight, and we look to Him to be our sufficiency regardless of what may come day by day. When we see him we will be glorified together with him, dearly beloved. Hide the hope deep in your heart.
God is our Father and He knows best. He is always present to deliver us. Practice His presence in your life. Trust Him to be who He says He is and to work in us to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Walk in His love of God towards others; be His Hallmark card to those who desperately need what only He can provide them. Let them see God by your godliness. Show them God’s Word by being a living epistle. Show them His power by walking in the power He has given you.
Today is the only day we have to walk with Him, so walk in His love, in His Word, and with His power as His witness. Christ came so we could have life and have it more abundantly, so live it.
Rejoice, Christ is coming! Maybe today…. The joy of the Lord is our strength. Joy and rejoice; we are His and He is ours. Christ is coming!
Dearly beloved of God, let’s pray. Dear beloved Father, we come before your throne of grace with thanksgiving and praise for all your loving kindness and tender mercies. You are the LORD our God, our Father, the One True Living God, the Almighty God. Thank you for your goodness towards us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thank you for a new day to walk with You, to see Your care, to hear Your voice, to see You at work in our lives to deliver us.
We ask that you continue to walk with us and care for us. Hear our prayer and show Yourself strong on our behalf; deliver us from the attacks of our adversary so that you are glorified.
Open the eyes of our understanding so we might grow in your grace and the knowledge of your beloved Son, and who we are in him.
Father work in us to will and to do of your good pleasure. Give us more boldness to speak your Word and to do your will. Energize your spirit in us so that we can minister deliverance to those in need.
Father, we are yours and You are ours and we have no one else to fight for us as You. Deliver us through your mighty power. Sustain us with your grace and love. Comfort those in need.
Thank you Father that we can live having Your peace and confidence regardless of what we are facing. We love you and thank you for your goodness, grace, and love in our lives. Thank you for giving us the victory in this day through Christ Jesus our Lord and the victory he will give us at his coming.
We come to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank you Father. Amen.
A New Creation
Dearly beloved of God, we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. We are a new creation in Christ Jesus. The spirit of God born in us. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. What we received in the new birth is a new creation; it never existed before God created it in us. Now we share in the Divine nature.
We read in the Old Testament that at times God put His spirit upon people, but it was on relatively few. They were not born of that spirit, nor did it give them everlasting life.
Today the holy spirit is born in everyone that confesses Jesus as Lord and believes that God raised him from the dead. It is a new creation. Today, that spirit is life; everlasting life.Read more ...
It Is Time for an Eye Exam
Dearly beloved of God, God sees us through the accomplishments of Jesus Christ, but how is your eyesight? How do you see God? Let’s check our vision against God’s eyesight chart.
Do you see God as the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning? Do you see Him as the God Who only gives good and perfect gifts; the God Who has no darkness in Him at all? He is not a god that blesses you one day and turns on you the next; He is not schizophrenic. Do you see Him as Light, not darkness, and Who does not change?
His will is only good concerning you. All that He did in Christ, He did by the good pleasure of His will for you. The goodness of God led you to a change of heart to love and believe in Him. Do you see God as only good, and Who leads you with His goodness?Read more ...
All of It, Grace, and Eternity
Dearly beloved of God, we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus! Jesus Christ did all the work to make this possible, not us, and we are complete in him.
The new man was created in righteousness and true holiness. There is neither Judean or Gentile, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free; but Christ is all, and in all. In Christ, we all have all of it by the grace of God!
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, dearly beloved. The love of Christ constrains us, that since one died for all, then all died, and he died for all so that we who live should no longer live for ourselves, but unto him who died for us and rose again from the dead. We ought to live as dead men raised to life, as those who walk in newness of life!
Dearly beloved, the new birth is newness of life, spirit life, and it is everlasting life. The spirit is the deposit, the down payment of that everlasting life that is yet to come. It is the pledge that we will inherit new bodies like Christ’s glorious body when he returns. The gift of holy spirit is God’s seal and token that we will partake of the day when God will make all things new again in a new heaven and new earth.
God sealed us with the earnest of the spirit, and the earnest of the spirit is His pledge of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.
All of this is ours by the grace of God toward us in Christ Jesus our Lord. What do we have that we did not receive? Our Father blessed us in Christ Jesus with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm both now and forevermore!
It will take our Father the ages to come to show us the exceeding riches of his grace to us in Christ Jesus, and He will show them to His beloved children with His loving kindness and tender mercies. Oh, what a day that will be!
Walk worthily of the calling to which He has called us, dearly beloved. Our Father determined these things, He purposed them, planned them, and willed them, and His beloved Son did the work to make them available to us.
We should be so thankful for what our Father purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord in accordance with the purpose of the ages. It is all ours in Christ by the grace of God ...and he is coming!
That Is All It Takes
Dearly beloved, walking with God requires that we walk by believing, not by sight. The things that we see are temporary; they are not to be our focal point. We are to believe what God reveals to us in His Word. Believing comes by hearing, by hearing the Word of God.
Believing is to take God at His Word as though what He says is already a present reality; as though it has already occurred. We are to walk by believing; we are to literally walk out on God’s Word, on what He says, whether it is the written Word, or the words He gives us in specific situations by revelation.
Believing is the title deed, the substance or foundation of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The just will live by believing.
How did you get saved? You confessed with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believed that God raised him from the dead. You literally believed the accurate information that God revealed in His Word concerning salvation and He saved you.Read more ...
Turn It Around
Dearly beloved of God, have you ever had a day when it seemed like the whole world was collapsing on you? King Hezekiah did.
Can you imagine having had the cities around yours captured by the enemy and now yours was surrounded and yours was the next to be attacked? That was King Hezekiah's dilemma.
Sennacherib the king of Assyria had him surrounded and taunted his men on the city walls telling them that they had captured so many nations and lands, and the gods they worshiped. Jerusalem was no different they said: wrong. He even sent Hezekiah a threatening letter.
What did Hezekiah do? He took the letter and spread it before the LORD and told Him that this king was speaking trash about Him, the Living God!Read more ...
It’s Always Something
Dearly beloved of God, it’s always something. We are bombarded day after day with the lies of the adversary, who is also known as the devil, Satan, the liar, the deceiver, and by other descriptive titles in God’s Word.
It is always something; the liar tells us that God is either not able or that He is not willing to help us.
No one has the resources or ability to overcome everything we face in life without God’s help. Sometimes we are so overwhelmed it seems that we just can’t cope. Don’t faint; it just is not so.
Turn on any media you choose and you will see his footprints all over it. It is all fake news and propaganda designed to get us to conform to the course of this world and reject God’s solutions. He is the liar and the deceiver that deceives the whole world.
If we expect the outcomes that God promises us, it would not hurt to have a mind receptive to His Word and Will. He provides us with the truth, not a lie that seduces us into not believing the promises of God.Read more ...
From Death Unto Life
Dearly beloved of God, we are born as natural men who have a body and soul life, which is breath life; not everlasting life. Every human being has a temporary lease on life because of Adam’s condemnation of death that passed upon all men.
The soul is not immortal; it can die, and it can be destroyed, but if anyone confesses Jesus as Lord and believes that God raised him from the dead they will be saved when Christ Jesus the Lord returns to gather his Church together.
“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself [Jesus Christ] likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2:14 and 15
God sent His Son to deliver us from the bondage of death and the fear by which it enslaves people.Read more ...
Is It Ever Too Late?
Dearly beloved, God can heal us from anything, at any stage of illness, at any time. He can even raise the dead. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to save us to the uttermost.
Jesus Christ ministered to a man who was born blind and he was healed. He healed a woman who had an issue or hemorrhage of blood for twelve years. He healed lepers. He healed the lame. He healed paralytics. He healed a man with a withered hand. He healed a man of dropsy. He even put Malchus’ ear back on when Peter cut it off. He healed the man at the pool of Bethesda. He healed the centurion’s servant who lay sick of a fever. He healed the man at pool of Bethesda who had an infirmity for thirty eight years; he took up his bed and walked.Read more ...
Be Confident in Him
Dearly beloved of God, our God is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He is present to deliver us as we face the pressures of life, even from death itself.
God created the heavens and the earth. He raised Jesus Christ from the dead. He made eternal life available through Jesus Christ. There is nothing too hard for Him. When we believe what He says, we can be confident that He is able and willing to perform it.
“For no promise from God will be impossible of fulfillment.” Luke 1:37 Weymouth
The word translated “nothing” means, “every word”. The statement emphasizes that nothing God says is impossible for Him to perform.Read more ...
"I Am the LORD that Heals Thee"
Dearly beloved of God, it is God's Will for people to have good health. When people are sick, He wants them to be healed. Sickness is oppression from the devil, it does not come from the One True God.
God has done so much for us in the field of healing. He made the body to heal itself, and this is just considering what He did at the physical level. He put information in the DNA of the human body so that it repairs itself day after day. The body is stocked with anti-bodies to fight disease. Everything He did when he created, made, and formed man was very good.
“Who forgives all thine iniquities; who heals all thy diseases;” Psalm 103:3. This is God’s will for our lives.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” III John 2.
“Who his own self [Jesus Christ] bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” I Peter 2:24Read more ...
Having Begun in the Spirit....
Dearly beloved, our relationship and walk with God as our Father began the day we received the spirit. We received the promise of the spirit through believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Now we have the spirit of sonship, and have the promise of life in Christ Jesus; everlasting life.
We have the whole, entire package associated with the new birth; every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm in Christ Jesus, spiritual ability, rights, and the privileges of sonship. We received it all in all of us at the time of the new birth.
There is nothing more to receive (until Christ returns and he transforms our bodies to be like his glorious body). Until then, we can grow in the knowledge of what we received as sons of God. We can grow in our awareness of how God works in us to will and to do of His good pleasure. We can grow in our confidence and proficiency in operating the power from on high we received in the new birth.Read more ...
“Scientific” Fake News and Creation
Dearly beloved of God, Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
The word for “God” is "Elohim" in the Hebrew text. Elohim is used of God as the Creator. The Hebrew accent Athnach places the emphasis in the verse on God, the Creator.
The word “create” is the word "bara" in the Hebrew and the verb in the Kal always means “to bring into existence.” It is only used of God creating; producing that which did not exist previously. In the true sense of the word, creating is something that only God can do.
When man speaks of creating something, he always starts with raw materials and then he assembles, molds, manufactures, builds, etc. He does not start with nothing and bring something into existence. He does not have the power to speak substance into being. This verse speaks of the original creation of the heaven and the earth.Read more ...
Be a Berean
Dearly beloved of God, we know that one plus one equals two; water is two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen, and God wrote the information code in DNA in every living thing. Do you really think that the Creator of the heavens and the earth would be less precise with the revelation knowledge of His Word than He was with the mathematical and scientific laws He devised to govern life and the universe?
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” II Peter 1:20
It is not my word, or your word, or the word of this group or that; the prophecy of the scripture is God’s Word.
“Private” is the Greek word, “idios,” which means “one’s own”. The word “interpretation” is “epiluo,” which means to “let loose upon” as you would let a hunting dog loose upon game. We are not to let loose upon the Word of God with our own opinions and ideas.Read more ...
More Sure Than Being With Jesus
Dearly beloved of God, if people were educated in the Word of God they would not be ignorant of spiritual realities concerning who we are in Christ. If they knew God’s Word they would know the will of God and understand what is available to them from the Heavenly Father.
“Where there is no knowledge of God people wander aimlessly.”
Sadly, this is the condition for far too many folks today. Since men communicate with words, God communicated to men with His Word, the scriptures.Read more ...
What a Trip!
Dearly beloved of God, the course of this world is one construction zone after another. It is the land of orange cones and detours whether you may run into bad health, lack of finances, loss of loved ones, divorce, hurt between family members and loved ones, lost jobs, mental pressures, or even the loss of life itself.
We all have to navigate these and/or other potholes in life. But rejoice, there is an alternative route to the course of this world!
We may suffer these and many other things because we are licensed drivers as citizens of the kingdom of God and the adversary hates us. Who cares?! If God is for us, who can be against us? Who cares?!Read more ...
It Was His Idea
Dearly beloved of God, allow the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, comfort you in all your troubles; you are His dearly beloved and highly favored child.
He provided us with the entrance into His kingdom through Jesus Christ and His accomplishments. We have the entrance by the spirit that is born within us. His throne of grace is open to us in our time of need. It was His idea that we approach Him, not ours.
We are not far off from Him, we are near Him, even His habitation by the spirit. We have access to Him by the spirit, and He sealed us with it for eternal life. This was His idea!Read more ...
The Victory is Ours
Dearly beloved of God, we should be confident that He Which hath begun a good work in us will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. It is as true today as it was in the lives of the first century saints.
Our Father will never leave us, and He will never, never forsake us. We can boldly say, “The Lord is my helper. I will not fear.” The Lord is at hand to deliver us. We have His Word on it.
We have an old nature composed of a body and soul life, and a new nature of the spirit life. The old nature will die should the Lord tarry, but the new is the guarantee of eternal life!Read more ...
Dearly beloved of God, did Jesus Christ change his mind about the Word of God as his only reference for spiritual matters after God raised him from the dead? He said this to two disciples on the road to Emmaus after he was raised from the dead.
Luke 24: 25-27
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
What did he expound to them after he rose from the dead? Did he talk to them about his life after death experiences? Did he give them guidance from the afterlife? Did he offer them his opinions, or give them his philosophy about life after death?
No, he began in Genesis and went throughout the prophets . . . throughout all the scriptures . . . to expound the things written about him. The scriptures explain both his suffering and his glory.Read more ...
It Cannot Be Broken
Dearly beloved of God, Matthew records a time when the Sadducees tried to set a trap for the Lord by quoting Deuteronomy 25:5, and then raising a hypothetical question regarding the resurrection of the dead (a belief they strongly denied).
When the Sadducees attacked him, the Lord responded with one single authority.
And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God .
What was his reference for truth concerning the resurrection of the dead? He asked the religious leaders of his day if they had read what God said about it in His Word.
God Will Keep His Word
Dearly beloved, God instructs us to take Him at His Word, to believe what He says. Faith or believing is to have trust and confidence that God will perform His Word.
God is responsible for bringing His Word to pass as He said He would. Our responsibility is to take God at His Word; to believe what He says, therefore, act on it.
There is power in believing because we are putting our trust and confidence in the Living God Who is able and willing to perform His Word. Believing says that God is all-powerful, and He is faithful to keep His Word.Read more ...
How Blessed Are We?
Good morning dearly beloved of God. Just think, our Father has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm. It is all of them in all of us who confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead. How blessed are we?
God started with the birth from above, the birth of His spirit. A birth indicates life. That which is born of the spirit is spirit, and the end of that birth is eternal life. The spirit gives us the entrance into the kingdom of God. We are citizens of heaven.
He not only gave us a spirit of sonship, He gave us sonship rights. He not only made Christ the wisdom to us, but righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
He justified us from the condemnation of the sin and the death that Adam brought upon mankind, and He forgave us our sins by the riches of His grace.Read more ...
Don’t Be Talked Out of the Victory
Dearly beloved of God, God measures everything by the perfections of His Son, not ours. He determined that we are in Christ, in union with him in his accomplishments.
Too often when we look at things we start from the wrong perspective. Instead of seeing things from the divine perspective, too often we look at things carnally. When we think this way we are easily manipulated by the prince of the power of the air our adversary, and he talks us out of what is ours in Christ.
God delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son. We entered this kingdom by being born again of God’s spirit. This is an accomplished reality.Read more ...
In Christ Jesus the Lord
Dearly beloved of God, everything we have as God’s children is in Christ, and because of his accomplishments, not ours.
II Corinthians 5:17 and 18
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [creation]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things [all of the new things] are of God, Who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ…. “
When one person is said to be in another person, in the Greek it means that they are in a particular relationship to one another. In the Greek this usage of the preposition is known as the static “en.” It means in association with, in connection with, in union with.Read more ...
The Realm of the Miraculous
Dearly beloved of God, when we were born again of God’s spirit we received power from on high.
Throughout the book of Acts we see people manifest this power. They ministered the new birth to people, they worshiped God via the spirit, they received revelation that directed their steps, they ministered healing, and they performed miracles of deliverance.
Dearly beloved, our Heavenly Father is a miracle working God. The power of God and His Word are set forth at the very commencement of revelation.
God always accomplishes His purposes. Heaven and earth move at His Word. Nothing is too hard for Him because He is all-powerful. God is infinitely capable of performing His Word. Nothing can keep Him from His purposes. When He speaks, that settles it.Read more ...
- Written by Gerald Wrenn