My Child,

 

You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

 

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.  Psalm 139:2

 

I am familiar with all your ways.  Psalm 139:3

 

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.  Matthew 10:29-31

 

For you are made in my image.  Genesis 1:27

 

In me you live and move and have your being.  Acts 17:28

 

For you are my offspring.  Acts 17:28

 

I knew you even before you were conceived.  Jeremiah 1:4, 5

 

I chose you when I planned creation.  Ephesians 1:11, 12

 

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book.  Psalm 139:15, 16

 

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live.  Acts 17:26

 

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:14

 

I knit you together in your mother’s womb.  Psalm 139:13

 

And brought you forth on the day you were born.  Psalm 71:6

 

I have been misrepresented by those who do not know me.  John 8:41-44

 

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love.  1 John 4:16

 

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.  1 John 3:1

 

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father.  1 John 3:1

 

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.  Matthew 7:11

 

For I am the perfect father.  Matthew 5:48

 

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.  James 1:17

 

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.  Matthew 6:31-33

 

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

 

Because I love you with an everlasting love.  Jeremiah 31:3

 

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.  Psalms 139:17, 18

 

And I rejoice over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3:7

 

I will never stop doing good to you.  Jeremiah 32:40

 

For you are my treasured possession.  Exodus 19:5

 

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul.  Jeremiah 32:41

 

And I want to show you great and marvelous things.  Jeremiah 33:3

 

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me.  Deuteronomy 4:29

 

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:4

 

For it is I who gave you those desires.  Philippians 2:13

 

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine.  Ephesians 3:20

 

For I am your greatest encourager.  2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17

 

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles.  2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

 

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you.  Psalm 34:18

 

As a Shepard carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart.  Isaiah 40:11

 

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes.  Revelation 21:3, 4

 

And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.  Revelation 21:3, 4

 

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus.  John 17:23

 

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.  John 17:26

 

He is the exact representation of my being.  Hebrews 1:3

 

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you.  Romans 8:31

 

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.  2 Corinthians 5:18, 19

 

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.  2 Corinthians 5:18, 19

 

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.  1John 4:10

 

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love.  Romans 8:31, 32

 

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me.  1 John 2:23

 

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again.  Romans 8:38, 39

 

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.  Luke 15:7

 

I have always been Father, and will always be Father.  Ephesians 3:14, 15

 

My question is… Will you be my child?  John 1:12, 13

 

I am waiting for you.  Luke 15:11-32

 

Love Your Dad,

Almighty God  It is written: "No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made him known." -John 1:18

"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
Reconciled in Christ
 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. -Colossians 1:15-20

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." -John 3:17

Al Thomas: God Says, "You are Greatly Loved, More than You Could Ever Comprehend"
by Al Thomas
Mar 27, 2009

The genesis of this word was originally birthed from a teaching delivered at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Frederick, Maryland. Being on the road most of the time, I was rejoicing at having the privilege of being fed. I heard a powerful message on the subject, "The Kingdom of God." I was greatly impacted by the word (pardon my bias, but it was delivered by my son, Pastor Justin Thomas).

As I was driving home, the Holy Spirit began to speak to me and I felt a great compulsion to seek the Father concerning some of the revelation I had just heard. Within three days, I received the following from God.

God said: "Many of My people are in bondage thinking (falsely) that they are failing Me. They pray, read My Word, etc., yet as the years roll on, discouragement rears its head, then guilt and shame become more than acquaintances, not to mention the harassment of the devil's condemnation. I have some powerful keys for My sheep to avoid this snare."

God Said: "Instead of Thinking You are Failing, Dwell on How Much I Love You"

"This is a truth that must be grasped by all of My children or they will never be able to truly be free. It saddens Me that many of My children say, 'God loves me,' but haven't truly accepted it. When you know you are loved by Me, there is a great freedom, a joy, and a sense of 'No matter what happens to me, I will be OK.' My Son did not say the truth will set you free. He said, 'You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free' (John 8:32).

"You are greatly loved, more so than you could ever comprehend. Each of My children will enter their mansion (John 14:2) accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6). I have received you as a son/daughter, period. Stop looking at your imperfections and study My Word to see how much I love you (Romans 8:35-39). I think of you affectionately every day."

God Said: "Dwell on the Revelation that I Loved You First"

"There is this strong undercurrent in much of My Church that if you don't please Me in all that you do, then (you feel) in some way I simply don't love you like you think I would (because you had some kind of failure). Be careful, I am not saying you shouldn't be obedient or submit to Me and crucify your flesh. But, the work of sanctification is an ongoing process (2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 5:26).

Yet no matter how much you do or not do for Me, I will love you the same—unequivocally. That doesn't mean you should be lazy, but who of you completely measures up? None of you, but that is why My Son came to die for you (Philippians 3:12)."

God Said: "The Devil Wants You to Think I Don't Completely Love You"

"Did you know that the devil can get you to think of a certain Scripture...to fool you? He tried it with My Son (Matthew 4:5-6), so he will try it with you. One of the Scriptures that he uses to condemn many of you is Revelation 2:4: "Nevertheless I have something against you, because thou hast left thy first love."

"In the two verses before this one, My Son highly compliments the Church for good works, patience, not putting up with evil people and for being strong and not fainting. But (and here is the truth many miss), you can work hard, be long suffering, resist evil, etc., and still miss the depth of My love for you. You see, I am not saying the fault is because you don't love me enough...My Son is saying, 'You don't know (or have forgotten) how much I love you!' He loves you first...and that is the first love! (1 John 4:19)."

God Said: "Dwell on My Son Being Your Husband, Not a Legalistic Tyrant"

"My prophet Hosea said, 'Therefore, behold, I will allure her, bring her into the wilderness and speak kindly to her. Then I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor as a door of hope. And she will sing there as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. "It will come about in that day," declares the LORD, "that you will call Me husband, and will no longer call Me Baali (Master)"' (Hosea 2:14-16).

"Above all, My Son Jesus longs to be your Lover. Once you know you are loved, a great weight will be lifted, and then no matter what happens, you will always be convinced that I love you madly. Child, I will continue to love you. As you digest this great truth, then you will truly start to enter freedom and joy. You belong to Me and My Son, and we love you dearly. I loved you first. You will never be able to love Me more than I love you. So, just accept it. Once you do, you will automatically want to love Me back."

God Said: "Stop Feeling Guilty for Not Spending Quality Time with Me"

"Don't misunderstand; of course I want you to spend time with Me. But many think I am mad at them. So many of My children have simply forgotten how much I dearly love them. Instead of feeling guilty for not loving Me enough, firmly grasp how much I love you. Yes, some have distanced themselves from Me because of offences and false brethren, but they misunderstand that I have never stopped loving them (although My heart breaks and longs for them to return to Me).

"My greatest wish is for My children to get to the place where they grasp the revelation of the intense love I have for them. My love conquers everything (1 Corinthians 13). In the book of Galatians 2:6-9, My servant Paul speaks of Peter, James and John. If anyone had a special place in My heart it was these men.

"When My Son walked on earth they were His closest friends. Later they were called the pillars of the Church. Paul was speaking about Peter, and about all the leaders of the early Church, when inspired to write, 'Whatever they were, it makes no difference to me; God shows personal favoritism to no one.'

"I want you to tell yourself (some need to shout it, repeat it daily, and get it in their heart), 'The Bible says I am as loved and as important to God as Peter, James and John.' Never ask or think or doubt again how much I love you."

"Now, what did you say your problem was?"

Al Thomas
Celebrating His Life Ministries
Email: a.thomas@myactv.net

Al Thomas' Itinerary:
April 3-5, 2009 (Fri-Sat 7pm, Sun 10:30am)
Calvary Grace Assembly
La Plata, MD
Contact: 240-776-4318

April 19, 2009 (10am)
Church Triumphant
Ridgeley, WV
Contact: 301-738-3368

April 19, 2009 (7:30pm)
Souls Harbor
Cumberland, MD
Contact: 301-777-1025

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Psalm 105:19