But, as for you, divinely loved ones, building yourselves up constantly in the sphere of and by means of your most holy Faith, and as constantly praying in the sphere of and by means of the Holy Spirit, with watchful care keep yourselves within the sphere of God’s love, expectantly looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ resulting in life eternal. Jude 1:20 Kenneth Wuest Translation
What is your most “holy faith?” Strong’s dictionary describes it as faith which came from God and is therefore to be heeded most sacredly. The word holy is the Greek word hagios and it means to be separate or set apart for God by God for an exclusive reason or purpose or person. What that means is that God the Father has set apart praying in the Spirit FOR YOU as a gift. This is similar to the way Jesus was set apart as a gift for us. Did you know that if you are a believer you were set apart by the Father as a gift for Jesus? YOU ARE HOLY! Let’s prove that Jesus is a gift from the Father to you and you are a gift to Jesus by The Word.
Answered Jesus and said to her, If you knew the gratuitous gift of God, and Who it is Who is saying to you, Give me to drink, you would in that case have asked Him and He would have given to you water which is alive. John 4;10 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Here Jesus is talking to the woman at the well and tell her if she only knew the gratuitous gift of God in which He was speaking of Himself. So not only was Jesus a gift but He knew He was a gift. This indicates to us that we should know who and what we are because Jesus knows Who and What He is. Now lets look at us being a gift to Jesus.
The sheep which are mine are in the habit of listening to my voice, and I know them by experience, and they take the same road that I take with me, and I give to them life eternal. And they shall positively not perish, never. And no one will snatch them by force out of my hand. My Father who gave them to me as a permanent gift is greater than all. And no one is able to be snatching them by force out of the hand of my Father. I and the Father are one in essence. John 10:27-30 Kenneth Wuest Translation
So here Jesus details that ‘the sheep which are His’, thats believers, were given to Him by The Father as a permanent gift. You were separated out as belonging to Jesus and Jesus was set apart as belonging to you. You belong to Him, He belongs to you. You’re His sweetheart!! I know that is a secular song but I like to sing it to myself but see God the Father singing it to me. Do you know what the word sweetheart means? It means a person that one is in love with. It also means a particularly lovable or pleasing person. This is the ONLY way God sees you because He sees you thru Christ. He does not see your faults or failures and missteps because He put those away and placed all your sins and missing the marks on Christ. Many believers don’t understand or know this. Unfortunately they think God is waiting for them to blow it so He can fry them with a lighting bolt for doing wrong. But that is not my God or my Father. He is Love. He is Grace. Jesus and He are One and the Bible says Jesus is FULL of GRACE and TRUTH. And the Father has set aside Jesus and all of His Grace and Truth and Love and Favor just for you!. Think about that this weekend. Think about all the Holy or set apart things the Father already has given to you and receive them by faith.
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!