An ‘open letter’ to my friend:
As believers in Him who passionately loves the world, we are on our knees asking that the Father would bring you salvation. We lift you up in our prayers, so that you will have an immediate and definite contact with the Holy Spirit. We have consecrated you to Him. You are now marked and set apart, as we await further instructions from our Father.
There is no happiness, no real satisfaction apart from Him. Just stop trying, you are getting nowhere. The pain and guilt are real, aren’t they? There is in you a deep sadness–a grief. But the Lord sees it, and absorbs it for you. He sets you free, not for you to duplicate the sin, but to set you free from it. His action on your life is meant to liberate you.
Dear one, you struggle so intensely and have so many issues. We know this, but we have prayed, and we gathered you up to Him. (You are now a real target, thanks to us.) All of the issues you face from now on, have been initiated by God, and us who pray. I hope they won’t be too many. That you’ll respond to them, and turn to Him.
You are welcome to join us, we are indeed waiting just for you.
So enter into the grim arena. Already we have stepped into its ugly locales. You can meet us there. We know that there is no one who can keep us from His Spirit. You will find us standing against gladiator, and lion and sin. You are welcome to join us, we are indeed waiting just for you.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”