December 17 – Conditions of Blessing
Jesus, we love Thee. We see that all things are planned by Thee. We rejoice in that vision.
Rejoice in the fact that you are Mine. The privileges of the members of My Kingdom are many. When I said of My Father, “He maketh His Sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust,” you will notice it was the temporal and material blessings I spoke.
I did not mean that the believer and unbeliever could be treated alike. That is not possible; I can send rain and sunshine and money and worldly blessings equally to both, but of the blessing of the Kingdom that would be impossible.
There are conditions that control the bestowal of these. My followers do not always understand this, it is necessary they should do so if they are remembering My injunction which followed — “Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.”
To attempt to bestow on all alike your Love and Understanding and interchange of thought would be impossible. But temporal blessings you too bestow, as does My Father. All must be done in Love and in the spirit of true forgiveness.
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,
and ordained you, that
ye should go and bring forth fruit,
and that your fruit should remain.”