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Opening the Door

Opening the Door

And Lighting the Lamp

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s a celebration of the door to divinity being opened, and it’s the time of anticipating the door of creation opening on the other side enabling peace on earth and good will toward men.

Opening Doors

The inner sacred chamber of the soul resides in the pre-creation space between the realm of creation and the realm of divinity. Through this chamber is a door that opens to divinity. Likewise, on the opposite side of the door is another door that opens to the soul, thus into creation. Like the adjoining doors of shared hotel rooms, each door can only be opened from its side. When both doors are open, the Spirit of God, the divine consciousness, flows into the soul and into creation manifesting its likeness in a created form; manifesting the eternal light. “I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me (take in his Spirit).”

When both doors are open in a soul, as one gazes into the soul they see the reflection of the Creator.

Jesus Christ, the Creator’s reflection in this reality, revealed the open door to divinity, and the Spirit of Truth that is in him teaches the soul how to open the door of creation. The door of divinity stands wide open, the question is how do we open the door of the soul? With a key, of course. (Also illustrated by lighting the lamp, new birth, marriage, butterfly metamorphosis.)

The Key of Life

Throughout the soul’s journey through the wilderness on the path of enlightenment, the womb stage of spiritual development, the Spirit of Truth reformulates the seven soul elements to be able to integrate with the divine consciousness.

The seven soul elements are like the nooks in a door lock. The key is the Spirit of Life (Spirit of Christ) that fits perfectly into those nooks to liberate and transform the soul through an eternal oneness. When the soul door opens it opens to the open door on the opposite side; the door of divinity. In this, the soul receives the inflow of the divine consciousness and lights up like a lamp in the darkness. (Seven nooks are also like seven lamps of a lamp stand.)

The Divine Connection

The seven soul elements form the eternal interlocking connection between the soul and the divine consciousness. When the Spirit fills the soul elements, the soul becomes a glorious reflection of eternal life; a soul of his perfect light; a magnificent rainbow (ROYGBIV).

Red – Divine Judgment

Judgment. Our evaluative capacity to make a decision.

The divine consciousness comes through the soul’s point of origin in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye. This cuts off all error of self-determination and births perfect cause in righteousness. This inflow occurs at the root of the soul, divine judgment. This divine judgment, like fire, ignites the soul in life as every judgment it makes is governed by divine judgment, thus all error is extinguished. In this sense, to receive the divine judgment of God is a very good thing, it’s the end of self-determination and the beginning of eternal life.

The divine consciousness enters the soul in a moment like a flash of lightening because it enters at the origin of the soul, which is a singular point connecting it to divinity. Though it comes in a moment, its expression in reality fades in as ripple after ripple of perfect cause in righteousness creates a building harmony. The true “Big Bang” theory.

Orange – Time

Time. Our perceptual location in the time and space dimension.

Time is the commander of the other elements that strings them together creating immortal harmony. Every moment is perfectly laid upon the next in righteousness creating eternal, everlasting growth. Once the soul has harmony, it can never experience death. Perfect cause in righteousness wipes out death.

Once the soul harmonizes with time by divinely desiring to be governed by the divine consciousness, the soul, through transformative understanding, takes on the attributes of the divine consciousness within its seven soul elements. By gaining awareness through the incoming light, the soul elements are lit (as the key and door lock interconnect) and step by step it crosses the infinite chasm into the realm of divinity. With each step, it pushes through the darkness of night to enter the brilliant sunrise of an awakening new day.

Yellow – Emotions

Emotions. Our affective expression of our assimilated truths.

Emotions are the energy center of the soul. Out of this portal flows the energetic vibrations that have a creative impact on reality, like a thrown stone creating ripples on a lake. When governed by the divine consciousness, the energy of divine love governs all emotions. This energetic vibration traveling like the rays of the sun create living reflections of divinity.

Divine judgment, time and emotion are in complete likeness with the divine consciousness. At the element of desire, that oneness manifests in individualized expressions.

Green – Desire

Desires. Our creative intention or response to our current awareness.

Divine desire is the ignition to the other soul elements. Once the soul elements are known and fully desired in place of the self-determined representation of the elements, the divine consciousness can govern, fill and express itself through those elements. Divine desire, the center soul element, is desire for oneness with divine governance. It also holds the desires facilitating individual expression, represented in the next three elements (words, perception, and will).

This element resides in the pre-creative space of the soul. It reaches into to the limitless divine potentials in the realm of divinity. It’s through this element those potentials first enter the soul, as desire, which leads to the potentials being cultivated, grown and manifested.

Blue – Words

Words. Our cognitive expression of our assimilated truths.

Living words are the spoken and unspoken cognitive expressions of the individualized soul in oneness with the Spirit of Life. They give shape to the divine potentials as they enter creation in order to manifest them. Like mist that falls from heaven to create growth, living words of the Spirit fall upon the reality through the soul to manifest eternal growth. Their expressions manifest the souls individual reality which when looked into one sees the reflection of God.

Indigo – Perception

Perception. Our level of comprehension based on level of awareness.

When the soul eye is filled with light, the entire soul thus reality becomes filled with light. Divine perception translates all it sees by the perfect perception of the all knowing eye of God, which knows the highest good for every moment. No longer does the soul see in darkness and error that manifests the shadow of death within its soul and reality. It perceives with the eternal eye of royal divinity that gazes upon creation to guide the divine expressions to manifest divine love.

Violet – Will

Will. Our internal combustion to create.

Divine will is the soul’s ability to create reflections of divinity in its reality. Where divine judgment is the root, this is the crown of eternal life for it’s the creative act that manifests an ever-expanding reality. Like the array of royalty, divine will gives the soul authority over its reality, for its will is now one with the will of God.

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done.

Once both doors are opened, the soul consumes the Spirit and the Spirit consumes the soul. In this oneness, the soul doesn’t self-determine anything, but the divine consciousness continuously flows through it. Thus, when you look into this soul you see the Creator’s reflection. Though, the Creator is always beyond creation, in his love he manifests a way to be connected to his creation in love. Thus, he is intimately known and loved by his creation as it receives his love and returns it back to him.

In this oneness, the soul no longer knows death in any of its numerous forms. Death manifested by the self-determined consciousness is swallowed up by the life created by the divine consciousness, as the light swallows up the darkness creating a brilliant array of divine reflections.

 

Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Manifesting a Divine Reflection

Manifesting a Divine Reflection

The Kingdom of God

 

Reality reflects the attributes that create it.

As the soul becomes united to the divine consciousness, its reflective reality begins to alter in beautiful and magnificent ways. As the soul is no longer self-determining anything, the divine attributes governed by the divine consciousness begin to methodically determine the soul’s expressions. The soul transitions from being a dormant and image bound creation into a living and divinely free creation.

Our reality assembles itself by conscious observation. Until we observe it, it remains waves of potential. In this simulated and projective nature of our reality, our state of consciousness determines what we see and our experience of reality. Thus to change our reality, our consciousness has to change, which is what Jesus Christ came preaching and teaching. The Kingdom of God, governance of the divine consciousness, comes from within. It comes through a change of spirit or consciousness (new birth), which alters the outward reflection or experiential reality, thus manifesting the Kingdom outwardly.

Formulation of Consciousness

Our core attributes defined by their relative truths that make up our soul’s foundation flow through seven expressive soul elementsThe unique combination of each element defines our particular expression in any moment. Assimilating in various qualities and proportions, they interpret and create our conscious experience and shape our reflective reality in a vast array of expressions.

  1. Judgment. Our evaluative capacity to make a decision.
  2. Time. Our perceptual location in the time and space dimension.
  3. Emotions. Our affective expression of our assimilated truths.
  4. Desires. Our creative intention or response to our current awareness.
  5. Words. Our cognitive expression of our assimilated truths.
  6. Perception. Our level of comprehension based on level of awareness.
  7. Will. Our internal combustion to create.

Depending on our soul’s foundation, these elements can be self-driven or divinely driven. A divine soul projects the fulfilled promise of immortality represented by the energetic vibration of the seven colors of the rainbow (ROYGBIV).

Image Bound Creation

Images, physical or abstract, are a directive force in the self-determined consciousness’ creative process. Being image driven is why visioning or visualization is a popular technique in trying to change one’s life. However, within the self-determined consciousness, the soul is bound from creating the fullness of its desires. With a foundation of a lack of divine love and its corresponding attributes, the soul tries to create a reflective reality of desirable images; often images reflecting attributes counter to its foundational attributes. For example, it tries to create a loving family image out of a soul of fear and control, harmony in its relationships out of its disharmonious emotional expressions, and acceptance of self out of its inherent sense of rejection. So from the foundation of discordant attributes, the soul strives for the likeness of the “perfect” career, spouse, marriage, family, home life, lifestyle, physical appearance, and religious or spiritual appearance all defined by particular images that are pleasing to the soul. It doesn’t work. Though it may obtain aspects of the image, it experiences the attributes that manifested it; its discordant foundational attributes. To change the experiential reality, the foundational attributes have to change.

The experiential reality including the emotional atmosphere of the soul isn’t based on what the image seems to reflect or promise, but it’s based on how the soul goes about obtaining the image. Images themselves don’t produce the desired states that they appear to project. They are empty. There is nothing behind them; but the image itself and the soul’s desire for that image because of what it believes it will create in its life.

The experiential reality is crafted by the soul’s foundational attributes and what it does in pursuit of an image. As the self tries to gather a certain image from the world to be a part of its image, a “successful” career, often its emotional state is compromised; overworked, neglected, ignored, suppressed, withdrawn, dishonored, etc. The soul constantly forfeits its emotional wellbeing for obtainment of the images it desires. It’s driven by its core attributes of fear, control, false-judgment, conditional love, vindictiveness, anger, self-pity, self-righteousness, selfishness, and in the process of trying to obtain the image it creates its reality based on these attributes. Thus, the soul’s experiential reality contains these attributes, again whether it achieves aspects of the superficial image or not.

This outside in mentality creates a lifeless image-bound soul-life. This is why people can achieve the images and still feel empty. Thus, they pursue more images as the pursuit itself masks the void.

In this image mentality, the soul strives to connect to God through images. Through rituals, ceremonies, sacraments, and religious settings, the soul seeks a connection to God by obtaining the likeness of being connected to Him through manifesting images of what it thinks it means to be connect to God. Thus, the soul pursues the image of him, and in this illusion doesn’t possess the truth of him. This fundamental disconnect keeps the soul bound in darkness. When the soul seeks to know God in spirit and truth, it begins to step outside of this image bound mentality and finds the path of enlightenment, which begins its journey to becoming a divine soul.

Transforming Consciousness

During the soul’s transformation into a divine soul, the soul is led by the Spirit of Truth to let go of its empty images and to begin to live in faith from the divine attributes. This creates an undoing of its reality, because the soul built a life on images. As the soul lets go of the obtainment of the images and this manner of creating its reality, the images fall away as something far more glorious takes its place; a manifestation of the divine attributes.

Divinely Free Creation

The divine consciousness is driven and directed by the divine attributes (love, honor, compassion, humility, forgiveness, gentleness, integrity, equanimity, magnanimity, etc). Thus, the divine soul desires to express the divine attributes, versus obtaining some particular image, to fulfill its purpose and desires. It leaves the creation of its reflective reality to the Spirit’s craftsmanship through those attributes. The divine attributes are reflections of truth that manifest divine potentials in creation. The reflection or image is a by-product, not the driver. It grows out of the attributes. When a reality is created this way, it’s an abundant multi-dimensional living reality directed by the Spirit of God from within the soul. Because the soul isn’t determining the image or reflection but simply living by the attributes themselves, the soul becomes a witness to what the Spirit of God through the divine attributes manifests through its soul in its reflective reality, which creates a magnificent reflection of perfect cause in righteousness.

As the divine consciousness layers one moment of perfect cause upon another it creates ripple after ripple of harmony. This layering of each moment defined by the divine attributes manifests a beautifully rich and expansive experience of those divine attributes. Instead of possessing a lifeless two-dimensional likeness created by empty images, the soul experiences a living multi-dimensional divinely free reality. It’s infinite and limitless in its expressions as its governed by the Spirit of God.

In this the soul begins to interact with its reality in an authentic and living way. For example, when the soul creates by the divine attributes, it truly sees itself and others. In this perspective of light, it connects to others according to divine love. This transition feels like the heart opening up to be a fount of divine love. In this reality, the soul doesn’t have to sacrifice anything to get everything. The soul creates out of joy, harmony, divine love, and every magnificent divine attribute and this is what the soul experiences and its reality reflects.

 


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Slave to Servant to Son

Slave to Servant to Son

 

As a soul acts in living faith, exchanges the elements of mortality for those of divinity, integrates into the Source of Life through divine gratitude, and experiences transformative grace, its metamorphosis into a son of divinity commences. Infused with the divine consciousness, the soul rises out of the depths and above its reality where it resides with God as a son of God, with all of creation supportive to its expansion.

Foundation of the Soul

The soul’s foundation determines and guides all its actions. It determines how it makes it choices and what choices it makes. The soul begins its journey with a foundation created by the self-determined consciousness; whose perceptions are defined by an absence of divine love. Attributes lacking this love create its foundation; unworthiness, fear, control, retribution, selfishness, pride, self-pity, etc. The soul is enslaved to these faulty characteristics and what grows out of them.

On the path of enlightenment, the soul learns this enslavement is for its instruction. The soul becomes a servant to its lessons and in this awareness advances toward a divine soul state. When its lessons are complete, it begins its transition into a son.

As the soul becomes rooted in the divine attributes, they govern all its choices; what is loving, honoring, right, true, and merciful, etc. When a soul’s foundation changes, everything changes. If it’s of the finite self-determined consciousness, the soul creates the absence of divinity, death. If it’s of the infinite divine consciousness, the soul creates in divine love, life.

Foundation to the Divine Soul Temple

Sparkling like brilliant liquid gems, the foundation of the divine soul is laid with the divine attributes. The Source of these attributes is in the realm of divinity. Thus, though the divine soul is in creation, it is no longer anchored in the finite realm of self-generated potentials, but in the limitless realm of divine potentials, which enables its eternal growth, thus divine sonship.

The framework of this foundation consists of the constructs of the divine attributes, which are knit into the soul by the Spirit of Truth along the path of enlightenment. When the establishment of the constructs is complete, they enable the Spirit, who contains the substance of those attributes, to join to the soul in a oneness, and infuse the seven soul elements with the energetic vibrations of the attributes to create a living divine soul. This divine light fills the divine soul awakening it to life; manifesting a son of God.

Transformation by Grace

As the divine consciousness meticulously infuses the soul, the soul’s present reflective reality becomes undone, quakes, crumbles, changes and transitions. All that was constructed by the self-determined consciousness falls away as the divine consciousness manifests its reflection through the soul; like a butterfly’s cocoon falling away. As everything becomes uprooted, the soul’s trust in the workings of the Spirit carry it through. Trust, like divine gratitude, creates a link from the soul to divinity upon which the Spirit can work and flow. It keeps the soul connected to divinity to bring it through the transition and to the other side of the infinite chasm.

The soul is no longer self-determining anything. So through this transition, trust becomes its mainstay as one reality fades and another takes its place. If the soul lacked this deep trust, it would revert to its prior false securities instead of pushing forward in living faith. This deep trust in the Spirit’s workmanship is crafted through the soul’s desert journey of enlightenment, where it learned to trust the leading of the Spirit of Truth above all. To trust what it doesn’t see but knows to be true above what it does see.

Through this shift from servant to son, the battles of the soul end. As part of the soul’s formation, it endlessly strived to alleviate or absolve its brokenness that created its inner and outward suffering, pain, hardship and disharmony. Rooted in the divine, the soul’s truth becomes an extension and reflection of absolute truth, which manifests immortal harmony. This harmony begins to renew the soul’s entire being and reflection from the inside out. Harmony can’t exist as long as a soul operates according to its relative truth based on its finite self-generated reality. But when a soul is anchored in the Source of Life beyond its creative reality, then it’s driven by absolute truth. Unity with divinity cultivates a stream of harmony in the soul and into its reflective reality. In this divinity, which is a state of being; being divine love of endless expressions, the soul enters its eternal rest.

Rooted in eternity allows the limitless divine potentials of immortal harmony to continuously flow through the soul and create a new reality. The soul becomes a glorious reflection of the eternal light.

Rising Above the Reality

As the soul rises above its reality, it’s longer a slave and servant to it. When the soul’s foundation is crafted out of self-determination it creates closed system on a faulty foundation, thus an endless loop of bondage for the soul. This closed system served to teach the soul many necessary truths, but it’s bondage nonetheless. When the Spirit dwells in the soul in oneness, then the soul rises outside its reality though still connected to it. In this pre-creative space of eternity, it becomes a master of its reality and all its components. Every element of creation begins to prosper the soul in righteousness because it’s now one with the Spirit of God, and all creation serves his spirit.

Perfect Cause in Righteousness

The soul begins to live in what was once impossible in its self-determined state; perfect cause in righteousness in every moment, which creates the eternal present. There is always perfect cause in the soul’s life, but it was perfect cause in error (in the dark). Everything the soul experienced brought it perfectly to its metamorphosis, but it experienced the pain of its choices and errors. In perfect cause in righteousness, the soul experiences the effects of righteousness, thus eternal growth, life and divine love and all the corresponding attributes. Moment by moment, as perfect cause layers upon the next perfect cause, the soul grows stronger and expands its righteous loving impact on creation. Every action past, present and future supports the present moment, thus time of the eternal present becomes supportive to the workings of the divine soul.

In the formulation of perfect cause in righteousness, the soul consistently chooses the perfect action through the Spirit working in oneness with it. It creates perfect cause that manifests the perfect ripples effects for all of creation. This infinity times infinity perfection of choice creates immortal harmony, the eternal present, and an ever-expanding divine soul state. The soul and its reality no longer decays as when it was subjected to the elements of death created by the errors of the self-determined consciousness. In oneness, it continually grows through the expansion of the divine attributes through its expressions.

In this foundation of divinity, the soul is rooted in eternity like a tree planted with its roots extending into the divine attributes beyond its reality, and it branches growing upward and manifesting its reality. It self-determines nothing, though it chooses anything. The soul experiences absolute freedom of choice because all its desires are aligned to the Source. Every possible choice flows from the realm of divinity into the soul, thus the soul can make no error. Free from self-determination and knit into the perfect cause of righteousness, the soul resides as a son of divinity and no longer a slave and servant of mortality. From this place above and beyond reality where creation serves the soul, the soul serves all creation in love as divine love seamlessly flows through it in a brilliant array of expressions.


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Awakened by Grace

Awakening the Divine Soul

By Grace

 

When the soul opens its sacred inner chamber through divine gratitude to the Spirit of Truth, the soul never knows what it will receive, for it always receives exactly what it needs and what it’s prepared for.

When the soul’s divine soul structure is ready for the divine consciousness, it receives the transformative work of divine grace. Divine grace is the regenerative energy that establishes the constructs of a divine soul within the soul, and when this work is complete, divine grace is the power that awakens it to life. This awakening is a transcendent period of regeneration, liberation, returning to innocence, and the beginning of righteousness governing perfect cause.

Exploring Grace

When we give grace to another, we pour love and forgiveness into a life that helps it to heal in a way it couldn’t without it. When the Creator pours his grace into us, we regenerate and our divine souls are awakened and manifested, which couldn’t occur without it. At it’s reception, this divine grace travels through us and into the souls around us uniting us into one harmonious entity.

Grace is the healing and regenerative power of love. It encapsulates the elements of love, compassion, forgiveness, and mercy. It’s given to a humble soul who has embraced its lesson in love, and is ready to heal and move forward on its spiritual path. It’s given when the soul is ready to give that same grace to others. And when it’s divine grace, thus all of its elements divine, it has a regenerative effect on the soul. Where there once was error, this grace heals and renews the soul bringing it into righteousness.

Any attribute; love, forgiveness, judgment, justice, gratitude, grace etc. can be known through the self-determined mind or through the eternal spirit mind. The former is of our self-generated understanding. The latter is of the Spirit of Truth’s craftsmanship within our soul. When these attributes are of the former, they are limited, finite, and succumb to error. But when they are of the latter, they possess the spirit of divinity in the likeness of the Creator.

Divine attributes are received from the Source when the soul is ready to receive them and willing to freely give them to all others and all of creation. Thus, before they are received anything that hinders them from being received or given is addressed by the Spirit of Truth. This is the soul’s journey through the wilderness that eventually brings the soul to the juxtaposition of realities, where it encounters divine grace to transition it into a divine soul state.

Awakening the Soul

When the soul lets go of its self-determined ways and exchanges them for faith in the ways of the divine; then it’s prepared to transition into a divine soul state. At its awakening, living faith carries the divine elements from the Source into the divinely constructed soul. As the soul walks in faith in divine love, its faith reaches into the Source, connects to it, and then pulls the divine elements back into its soul. Then the working of grace transitions those elements from faith into substance, until those divine elements are fully at one with the soul.

Beauty for Ashes

From my observer’s seat within my soul, a distinct delineation resides between the reflection of my self-determined soul and the vision of the divine soul forming within. What a twisted mess the self-determined consciousness is, and the reality it manifests. Yet, I’m filled with eternal gratitude for the perfection of his work in all these imperfections as he reveals them to me step by step.

Liberation from the soul’s self-determined ways comes through the working of divine grace, which is more than sufficient to conquer the afflictions that avail the soul. When the soul’s lessons from its temporary imperfections are complete, this grace makes all things divine. Only the Spirit of Truth knows when the temple of the divine soul is finished, so until then the soul’s trust resides in peace in his perfect workmanship.

Everything is purposeful and perfect. The Spirit gives the soul only what it needs to advance, nothing less and nothing more. Every personal circumstance conditions the soul for oneness. Through this process, mindful awareness enables the soul to advance toward a divine soul state; otherwise the soul remains stuck in a circuitous state and repeats the same circumstantial lessons over and over.

Though I see the purposefulness and even perfection in all these things, at times I tire of my self-determined reflection. The Spirit of Truth has formed an insatiable desire in my soul that can only be filled through oneness with the divine consciousness. As I draw closer to him, this desire increases and the increasing contrast of my frailties drapes my soul with a spirit of heaviness. Yet, even this spirit is purposeful in his profound love. Through the weightiness, he pours deeper revelations of his grace into my soul, and he beckons me to put down the weight of weakness and embrace the power of his grace, which in its perfect progression transforms every weakness. This workmanship belongs to him, and the liberation is for all. As I perceive grace’s power to transform my soul, the magnificence of his ways and the flawlessness of his love overwhelm me time and time again.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always have all sufficiency in all things and may have an abundance for every good work (a work grounded in divine love). 2 Corinthians 9:8

In response, I willingly and joyously meet him at the altar so his all-consuming love may engulf all that isn’t of his character, which allows his reflection to shine through my soul. As what I created becomes ash, what he created arises from the ashes in a beauty of oneness. He fashioned my inner soul in grace, and as grace has its final work in transforming me into a divine soul, it accomplishes what I cannot as a self-determined soul; to cross the infinite chasm into a divine soul state of oneness.

This power of divine grace enters a soul; first, when it fully desires to completely reflect the divine attributes, which is a significant part of the soul journey. Second, when it humbly recognizes it can’t accomplish this on it’s own because of its current soul state. Third, when it fully lets go of self-determination. When these soul states are reached, then the soul is ready to receive transformative divine grace.

Upon this divine grace’s entrance into the soul, it experiences a heightened state of divine gratitude, the essence of praise. In this dawning light, every hunger, thirst, desire, hope and promise begins to be fulfilled. The soul’s perception of time alters as divine forgiveness, encapsulated in divine grace, transmutes the past, present and future bringing it into a harmonious expression of present perfect cause. The soul rises above time. And, as the soul encounters this incoming living light, the results of divine grace are experienced and the divine soul awakens to the internal eternal light.

This soul journey into a divine soul is as difficult as it is inspiring. There is no greater pursuit, and no pursuit will ask as much of the sojourning soul. Weaknesses grow continuously more prevalent, yet the purpose and restitution of them is magnificently inspiring. Thus, for a traveller on this path, the grace of the Creator is like the most brilliant indescribable gift. It’s the regenerative power that awakens the divine soul within.

 

To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3

(A picture of the working of divine grace)

 

Abundant grace and peace to you.