1 John 5:4-5

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes If I am called to hard places—to where the shadows are thicker than the poisoned air all the dead breathe, to where the fallen suns’ reign over the hearts of the dead is strongest, to where the War in the realms unseen crosses over most palpably into what even the dead can see—how shall it be for you and me?

1 John 3:2

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes The Way is not easy. The dead are cut off from it, and the Living can only walk it by Life and Life’s power restoring and renewing them from within. We walk—held and kept by the Helper, without turning to the left or to the right, without turning back.

1 John 2:15; 17

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes The shadows of my former being fall away with each passing moment, and soon only what is true and eternal shall remain. Yet you belong to a world of mist and vapor, a thin phantom, a vanishing specter. The remnants of death in me are capable of receiving your touch, but Life living in me cannot tolerate death and will not suffer me to be charmed once more by its lullaby. I belong to Truth, so I speak only what is true when I say I cannot love you.

1 John 4:5

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Can you hear me? If you can hear me, can you hear my voice clearly? If you can hear my voice clearly, can you understand what these words mean? If you can understand what these words mean, do they make any sense to you? If they do make sense to you, do they speak to your heart? If they do speak to your heart, your heart of hearts, will you step into the Light?

Isaiah 62:5

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes I see you, lovely, beloved Bride. I see your Bridegroom’s face, radiant, resplendent, and majestic in your eyes. With the King I rejoice over you, for my eyes will gaze solely on the day you shall know your Bridegroom. I cannot be certain if I shall be yours to have and to hold, but by faith I know you are His bride.

Isaiah 62:4

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes My heavy heart laughs in the midst of its tears. It finds rest in the Conquering King who will rescue you. All things are created by him, for him, and through him. You were made for His pleasure, for His delight, and you will delight in Him and find your heart’s purpose. Nothing and no one can keep Him from what is His, and you are His, beloved, from before His Song breathed the worlds to be.