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 ...
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Another Kadesh-Barnea Moment
Dearly beloved by the Lord Jesus Christ, the book of Hebrews is God’s declaration of His Son to the people of Israel and what he accomplished. Some of Israel believed concerning what he accomplished, while some that believed on him wanted to mix the law given to Moses under the old covenant with the new covenant, while others from Israel rejected Jesus Christ as their Messiah.
By revelation from God, the writer of the book reveals how Jesus Christ fulfilled what God required to make a new covenant between Him and the house of Israel. He reveals how God sent His Son to them for salvation. Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was the mediator of this new covenant.
In the Old Testament we read that God told the Israelites at Kadesh-Barnea to go up and possess the land He had given them, but they rebelled against His commandment; they did not believe Him, nor hearkened to His voice.
Instead of believing what God said, they wandered in the wilderness for forty years. Why? Hebrews 3:19 says, “So we see that they entered not in because of unbelief.”Read more ...
The Certainty of Believing
Dearly beloved of God, as God’s children we are instructed to walk by believing, not by sight. It is not only that we are to believe, but also what we are to believe is important. When you consider “the great cloud of witnesses” listed in Hebrews 11, this becomes apparent.
They believed what God told them. They obeyed the information God gave them to believe. The list of believing ones culminates in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ was the author and finisher of the faith; he came to fulfill the law and the prophets, and he did fulfill them.
He was “the captain” of salvation; he accomplished what God asked of him. His last words were, “It is finished.” He led the way and finished the right way of believing. He gave his life as the Lamb of God for our redemption.Read more ...
The Revelation Truth of Our Hope
Dearly beloved of God, we have the revelation of our hope in Christ; it came by the Word of the Lord, not from Greek philosophy and mythology, pagan Romanism, or religious denominational dogma; it was “God-breathed”, and He gave it to us for our comfort.
We can learn from many sources, but when it comes to spiritual matters, there is only one we can trust – the revelation that God Himself gives us - the Scriptures, the Word of Truth. Once He gives the revelation, that settles it; we have His will on the subject.
“So then the [right way of] believing comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Once He reveals what we are to believe it is our responsibility to believe it. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it?Read more ...
The High Calling
Dearly beloved of God, Abraham was not called because of any personal worth, merit, or work of his own; but because God willed to call him. He came out of a family of Idolaters that lived in Mesopotamia before he dwelt in Haran.
The Word of God reveals that God took Israel’s father Abraham from the other side of the flood…He led him throughout all the land of Canaan… He multiplied his seed, and He gave him Isaac. All of it was by the grace of God.
At the time God called him, God did not tell him where he was going. He said, “unto a land that I will show thee.” (Genesis 12)
Then in Hebrews 11 we read, “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whether he went.”Read more ...
What Does Love Look Like?
Dearly beloved, what did the Lord Jesus Christ say about love?
What did the Lord Jesus Christ say about love? Sharing his last meal with his disciples the evening of his arrest he told his disciples:
“A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this [love] shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.”
Later that evening he said:
“He that has my commandments and keeps them, he it is that loves me, and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.”
“If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loves me not keeps not my sayings, and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father’s Who sent me.”
Grace Upon Grace
Dearly beloved of God our Father, everything we received from Him is by His grace; by His Divine, unmerited favor towards us in Christ. Grace is not hindered by sin, nor did we earn it by our works; He freely gives us all things with Christ.
God justified us freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. God set him forth as the place of redemption; it was His will to redeem us on this basis by His grace.
We are justified by believing in Jesus Christ, and we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have access into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.Read more ...
The Fake News or THE Good News
Dearly beloved of God, if you have turned on the idiot box, picked up the newspaper, read a magazine, or turned on the radio I am sure that you have heard enough bad news today, but there is good news!
We are sons of God, saved for eternal life and to be redeemed on the day of redemption. God is our Father and He says that He has caused us to triumph in Christ Jesus our Lord. He says that we are more than conquerors in him that loved us.
Our Father says that in Christ, we have access to His throne of grace to find mercy and timely help. He says ask according to His Word and He hears us, and if we know that He hears us, we know that have the petitions we asked of him.Read more ...
Joy, Rejoicing, and Fullness of Joy
Dearly beloved of God, rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice!
Remember in whom we are to rejoice; Christ Jesus our Lord. To begin with he gave his life for us so that we might be saved by the grace of God. Now then, we are the sons of God; that’s a pretty good place to start rejoicing, is it not? But wait, there’s more; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when Christ appears we will be like him!
Christ Jesus our Lord is our joy and rejoicing. He sent the promise of His Father which is the gift of holy spirit, power from on high. Now we are born of His spirit. Think of that; God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him truly via the spirit. Since we are now born of God’s spirit we are able to worship the Father as He desires.Read more ...
His Believing and Ours
Dearly beloved of God, “the great cloud of witnesses” recorded in Hebrews 11 was comprised of men and women that believed what God said, culminating in Jesus, the princely leader and finisher of the faith; he believed every word of God in order to accomplish our salvation and redemption.
Had he not believed what God said, our believing would be in vain, but he did. We were made the righteousness of God by the believing of Jesus Christ; we were justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that is in him.
God set Jesus before Himself as the sacrifice which was better than the blood of goats and calves. With his own blood, Jesus the Christ entered the heavenly holy places once and for all having obtained eternal redemption for us.Read more ...
How Do We Receive What God Promises?
Dearly beloved by God our Father, every last promise that God has made to us is ours by His grace, His Divine favor toward us, and we receive them by believing what He says.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God.” Romans 10:17
The noun “faith” is translated from the Greek word “pistis”. The noun is translated “faith” and the verb, “pisteuo” is translated “to believe.” They both come from the same root and their meaning is the same. Faith or believing is to have trust and confidence in what God says.
First we must hear what God says; we cannot believe if we have not heard what He says. He reveals His will to us by giving us His Word, the Scriptures. Once we know what He says about any subject we know His will regarding it; then we can have trust and confidence that He will perform what He has promised.Read more ...
Yes But or Yes Sir?
Dearly beloved of God, why do so many of God’s people not know His will concerning topics that are so vital to us? They are ignorant because no one has taught them what God has to say on the subjects.
The first lesson we must learn if we are to have the answers we so desperately need is that the Word of God reveals the Will of God. The scriptures were given by revelation from God to holy men of God for His people.
The Apostle Paul wrote, “All scripture is God-breathed, and it is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction; for instruction in righteousness.”Read more ...
Healed by His Stripes
Dearly beloved of God, I am especially blessed today to have heard from two ladies for whom we have been praying; they have been healed of breast cancer; our Heavenly Father is truly good to us.
Beloved, we know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.
Why do some find it so hard to believe that God is Who He says He is, He can do what He says He can do, and it is the good pleasure of His will to do it for anyone that loves Him?
“God anointed His Son, Jesus of Nazareth with the holy spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.”Read more ...
The Proper Perspective
Dearly beloved of God, I have no idea how many times I have read in the Scriptures, or heard in the worship manifestations words like, “Fear not, I am with you.” “I am faithful that called you.” “My Words are true and faithful.” “It shall be as I have spoken.” “Have not I told you the end from the beginning?” “I will never leave you, nor ever, ever forsake you.” “What is too hard for Me?” “Comfort one another with these words.” It really is pitiful how often He must remind me of these truths.
Who is man to ever call God in question? He is made out of dust. His life is but a vapor. Even if you put all of mankind together, the Almighty God says, “the nations are as a drop of a bucket and counted as the small dust of the balance.” “All nations before Him are as nothing; and they are counted to Him less than nothing, and vanity.” This should provide us the proper perspective – His.Read more ...
A Heavenly Body
Dearly beloved of God, the Church is the body of Christ, the group that he gave his life to save and redeem from sin and death, and from the prince of this world and his kingdom. The Church are those that God called out in Christ Jesus the Lord, separated from the common lot of men by the gift of holy spirit.
It is a body of saved people that God assembled in Christ, not a body that men determined to form. It is a group, who in Christ, are seated in the heavenly realm.
We cannot know any more about God’s heart concerning the Church than He reveals to us in His Word; He disseminates the information to us by revelation - we don’t tell him what it is.
God revealed by revelation to the Apostle Paul, “For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office [or function]: so we, being many members, are one body in Christ, and every one of another.” Romans 8:4 and 5Read more ...
The Beloved Family of God
Dearly beloved of God, I thank God for your life. I pray for you upon every remembrance.
We are God’s beloved children, His family, and as brethren we ought to dearly love one another.
We should manifest the same care for one another. Who else do we have to pray for us? Who else will teach us, minister healing to us when we are sick, support us with acts of kindness, edify and comfort us; we are the only ones that will be there for one another in time of need.
I am sorry to say this, but the world will not be made right in the next election; it will take the Prince of Peace to do that when he comes.Read more ...
I Want to Talk About Me
Dearly beloved of God, to this day it is hard for me to wrap my mind around the love that God has shown me. I am amazed that He would ever consider saving someone as worthless as me, but He did.
In spite of my worthlessness, His Word says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him [Jesus the Christ] should not perish, but have everlasting life.” That’s not exactly a fair trade in my mind; his life for my worthless hide.
For the record, let me talk about me and why it is so hard to wrap my mind His great love for me.
I was dead in sin, guilty before God, ungodly, an enemy of God who formerly walked according to this worldly age, according to the prince of the power of the air [that’s the devil], the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience. My lifestyle and behavior in times past was in the lusts of my flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; I was by nature a child of wrath, just like all the other children of disobedience. I was definitely far out there; lost with no hope in sight.Read more ...
Remember What Your Life is About
Dearly beloved of God, there is no question about it; Christ is coming! He will come to save and redeem us, but the ungodly will not be so fortunate; they will finally get their just judgment.
No man knows the day or hour; not the angels of heaven, nor even the Son of God knows, only the Father. But, make no mistake about it, when God gives the order, “Son, go redeem them and bring them home,” every believer in Christ in this Age of the Grace of God will be gathered unto Him, whether we are yet alive, or we have fallen asleep. Every man will know who the Lord is in that day; it will be undeniable!
Christ Jesus the Lord will execute the extraordinary power His Father has vested in him and we will ascend to meet him in the air, the same as he did when he was called on high.Read more ...
Physicians of Love
Dearly beloved by the Father, there is nothing else on this earth that makes the impact that you do when you walk in the love of God and manifest it to others. God made us physicians of love.
You are the extension of God’s will as He works in you to will and to do of His good pleasure, and that good pleasure is always demonstrated in love; don’t ever take it for granted.
Right practice comes from right doctrine, but so few know anything about the things of God like those of you that know the truth of God’s Word.
Romans 12-15 reveals how we are to walk in the doctrine of God’s love without hypocrisy. In spite of this, religious hypocrisy is what many are exposed to, not the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation. Our Heavenly Father wants us to be His living epistles known and read by all men.Read more ...
Dearly beloved of God, and dearly beloved by me, today is a new day, a fresh start to live in the presence of God with His solutions to the devil's attacks on our lives.
Yesterday at our fellowship I shared one verse; then we prayed for the rest of the morning for the prayer requests on speaktomefather.com (This is not a commercial).
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." John 14:12
I've met some that believe the first part; but the second part is so overlooked. Jesus died, was raised, ascended, and seated at God's right side in the heavenly realm above all and every power so we could do the second part of this verse.Read more ...
Dearly beloved of God, our Father will fulfill every word of His promise before all is said and done. He put Himself on the hot seat when He gave us His Word; He made the promises in it and He will fulfill all of them by His almighty power; power that far exceeds all human means. Fear not; He will perform His Word in our lives as we believe Him.
He is the Living God; don't ever doubt it. He will not withhold any good thing from you.. He is faithful and He does not lie to us about His promises.
He will deliver you in your time of need. He says what He means and means what He says in His Word. I have seen His work in action now for over 50 years.Read more ...
A Man Who Believed God
Dearly beloved of God, George Muller was no different from you or me, or for that matter,any of the folks mentioned in Hebrews 11; he was a man of like passions as we are. He believed God's Word; that's how he walked with the Living God.
God is the same for us as He was for him. He does not respect any one person more than any than any other; He respects those who believe Him.
Our Father is a rewarder of those who believe Him. Anyone who walks with Him must believe that He is; without believing it is impossible to please Him. He is a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him.Read more ...
Realize Your Importance
Dearly beloved of God, you are important to your Heavenly Father and to the people who need what you have been freely given. They need the answers you have, a reason to go on living, a way out from under the oppression of the devil.
God only has our hands with which to give the people bread, and when I say bread, I am speaking of His Word. He only has our feet to walk among the almost dead. We say we are His and He is ours, deeds are the proof of this and these are the proving hours.
I pray that these words ring in your ears and live in your heart like a fire shut up in your bones.
We are not called to save whales, the world, the environment, the government; God sent us minister salvation to people, to give them the answers they need, and the power of His spirit so they can live a life that is more than abundant.
Beloved, you can help one person at a time. God works in you to will and to do of His good pleasure if you want Him to. You speak God's Word and it does the work to set people free; SPEAK IT, dearly beloved.Read more ...
Let Me Think About That
Dearly beloved of God, in the least common denominator, there are only two ways to think; the way God instructs us to think, or how the adversary manipulates us into his way of thinking.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear [cowardice] but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
The devil wants to enslave us with fear to the end we are cowards; to the end we are afraid to stand as the children of God.
Our God gives us power, love, and a sound mind. He wants us to think and believe what He says; that's a sound mind. To think otherwise is insane; it's outside the bounds of our reality in Christ. Be strong and of good courage; He is with us and for us!Read more ...
Where is Your Confidence?
Dearly beloved of God, I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ; never doubt it. He will work in you to will and to do of His good pleasure until he returns for you.
We are the sons of God, blameless and harmless and without rebuke in the midst of this crooked and perverse generation. We shine as lights as we live in the liberty we have in Christ.
We have God's power and authority to touch people's lives with His love, show them His forgiveness, minister His grace to the hearers, show them the way out from under their troubles, heal their diseases, teach them how to live as the super conquerors that He made us in Christ Jesus; in short we have the privilege of bringing them into the path of life.Read more ...
Just Part of One Chapter
Dearly beloved of God; we read right over the words, but do we really take them to heart? God the Father had His apostle, Paul deliver the mail to us with incredible revelation and He desires that we take it to heart.
To begin with, He addresses us as saints - His saints! He has distinguished us in the category of holy ones, sanctified ones in Christ Jesus. He reveals that He chose us in Christ and in him we are holy and without blame.
He tells us that He is blessed to have blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm. What did He withhold from us? He blessed us with each and every one of these blessings in the realm in which He exists! If we have every one, what do we lack?Read more ...
Mining Jewels of Truth
Dearly beloved of God, read the Word of God, the Bible, as God's love letters to you; they are you know. The letters specifically addressed to you, the Church of the Grace of God, are the Church Epistles, the books of Romans through II Thessalonians.
We can learn from the entire Word of God, but we not only learn from the Church Epistles, we can apply the teaching in them since they are addressed to us. They give us revelation truth from our Father explaining the work of the Lord Jesus Christ and his accomplishments. We are to conduct ourselves in accordance with this doctrinal truth.
The four gospel records were written about the Lord Jesus and His ministry to Israel; they tell us what he did to fulfill all righteousness, including the law.Read more ...
What Keeps Me Going
Dearly beloved of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, if there is no hope of resurrection life in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied because we will have lived a life based on a lie.
If he did not rise from the dead, neither shall we. We are yet in our sins, our believing is worthless, and they who have fallen asleep have perished forever, but thankfully that is not the case.
Christ Jesus the Lord is risen from the dead and become the first fruit of those that slept. "For since by man [Adam] came death, by man (Jesus Christ) came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."
The Basics of Christianity
Dearly beloved of the Lord, you are who God says you are, not who the old man of the flesh says you are. God went to a lot of trouble for you. Let's talk basics....
He sent His only begotten Son to suffer and die in your stead, and then by His grace He accounted everything he accomplished to you. Now you are as he is; you are identified with him in his accomplishments.
Everything we receive from God comes by believing. Believing is to have trust and confidence in information you receive to the end you act on it. What did God reveal to us that we are to believe?Read more ...
Only A Glimpse
Dearly beloved of God, by the grace of God our Father, He has pulled back the curtain of eternity and given us a glimpse of what awaits us. We will not be subjects of death forever; we have a hope of everlasting life.
The time is coming that God will send His Son for us. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God.
The dead in Christ will rise first, and they which are alive and remain shall be snatched up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore encourage one another with these words.
Dearly beloved, we are seated in the heavenly realm in Christ; in the realm that he has given us citizenship. This is where we look for the Savior Jesus Christ, who shall change these bodies of humiliation, so that they will be transfigured to be like his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.Read more ...
Dearly beloved of God, who could have imagined the exceeding riches of grace that our Father freely gave us in Christ? They stymie the imagination.
Had He not revealed them to us by the revelation of His Word we would remain forever ignorant of them.
Who could have conceived the birth from above other than Him? We are born again; we have the spirit of sonship and eternal life. Now God is our Father and we are His children.Read more ...
The Right Kind of Love
Dearly beloved of God, what does it mean to you when someone loves you with the love of God?
There’s no hypocrisy in this kind of love, no political correctness in it. It manifests God’s heart; His love. It is to touch someone with the touch of the Master’s hand. It has eyes that see the needs of others and freely ministers deliverance to them. That is the right kind of love, the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation.
It speaks words that edify, comfort, and lovingly exhort to a more worthy endeavor. It is kindly affectioned, like a brother or sister loves a family member.Read more ...
- Written by Gerald Wrenn