Nails of the Crucified ChristBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 1:3–9, NASB95)

Wallowing in self-pity has been one of the tricks the enemy has used in the past to deceive you and destroy your spirit.  He is attacking you again but you need not fall into his trap.  You are My beloved child and I can protect you from this wasteful attitude if you call upon the power of My Blood now.  Do this at once at the first thought of self-pity that knocks at the door of your mind.  Send a wave of gratitude against the enemy.  Let Me answer that Satanic knock.  In praise and thanksgiving let Me take possession of your heart.

Anne S. White

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Dayspring 61 – I Peter 1:3-9
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