Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart;
wait, I say, on the LORD.
- Psalm 27:14
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A letter from heaven to the graduate
There is a lot of excitement in the air as graduation from high school/college is celebrated all across our great land of our United States of America.

Speeches are made through which the accomplishments of the past are celebrated, appreciation for those who have contributed to those accomplishments is given, and the hopes and dreams for future accomplishment and contributions are planned and charted. But suppose, just suppose Our Triune God was giving the speech at the commencement exercises. What would He say? I have considered this and prayerfully have from the Scriptures written what He could say to our dear graduates on their occasion of graduation.


To my dear child,

I am thankful for you and I joy in you. I have great pleasure in your being and I pour out my favor upon you this day through my Son Jesus in the Holy Spirit. I am love and therefore I love you, my dear child.

I has blessed you, my dear child, with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. I made a decision for you for Myself before the foundation of the world, that you should be holy and blameless before Me through Jesus, in love. I chose My path for you by adopting you through Jesus Christ, because that is what I wanted to do, so that My Name would be made great through you in Christ Jesus. For my greatest desire for you, my dear child, is that you would know and experience the blessings of My grace and mercy: The forgiveness of your sins, a blessed and fruitful life here on earth in the midst of the sinful and fallen world and eternity with me and all those who are Mine.

You have reached a big milestone in your life and are looking ahead into your future with hope and excitement. You know and believe that the foundation of your life that you have received through your parents and family, through your church and through your godly friends is built upon my Son, the Solid Rock as revealed in the Bible. And you know that the plans and future I have for you are of hope and of expectation, a future which ultimately will be in heaven with Me.

In your early years of Sunday School you learned the basics about who I am. One of the first things that you learned is that I am for you and not against you. From the First Commandment comes this beautiful affirmation of My love for you: "I am the Lord your God, Thou shalt not have any other gods before me."
What I am saying in this Commandment is the same thought that is included in the second paragraph of this letter to you, that I have made a decision for you through Jesus Christ because that is what I wanted to do for you. You were lost and I found you. I love you and want to have an exclusive relationship of love and truth through my Son Jesus.

My dear child, I love you so much that I do not want anything to come between us in our relationship that would cause us to be separated in our love. I am for you, not against you. Because I love you, I warn you against those things that would cause your devotion to Me to be divided, so that you and I would no longer be one in My love and truth.

My dear child, if you lack wisdom, ask Me for it, and I will give it to you, for I give it generously and I never rebuke anyone who asks Me for My wisdom. But remember to ask in faith, don't doubt Me, for when you doubt Me, you will be like a wave in the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind.

I have left you with a wonderful book of wisdom, called Proverbs which will teach you, along with the rest of My Word, how to live your everyday life. Please remember that My wisdom is lived out by applying My knowledge into your everyday life. I have given you a ready made reading plan for reading the book of Proverbs as there are 31 chapters in this book. Once you get into a rhythm of reading the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds with the day's date, you will find that over time you will look forward to hearing of wisdom from Me daily. This will help you immensely to be able to discern that which is good from that which is evil. Stand on those things that I say, dear Alex, and you will have a blessed life and one that will be a blessing to others around you. I have blessed you so that you may be a blessing to others. Stand firm on those things that I share with you from My love letter to you, the Bible.

Perhaps each morning, My dear child, when you arise from a night's sleep, consider putting on My armor, one piece at a time. Beginning with your heart and mind turned heavenward in a spirit of prayer, first wrap around you the belt of truth onto which all other parts of My armor will be fastened. This is where reading my Word comes in, My dear child, for that is like putting on the belt of truth each day. Vow to walk in truth as you begin each new day in Me.

Then consider putting on the breastplate which means that you are covered by the righteousness of My Son, Jesus Christ. Do not forget, My dear child, that My Son was tempted in all points by sin, but He never sinned. Through your believing in Him, His perfection is your perfection, never never forget that, for your entire existence is based upon this truth. That is why I invite you to first put on the belt of truth, for all of your beliefs and convictions must be connected to My Word of Truth, the Bible.

As you go through life, you may be tempted to believe that your identity as a person is based on your accomplishments, your outward appearance, your popularity and so forth. But that is not how I place value upon you, for you are priceless in my sight because I created you in My image. Even though you fell into sin along with the entire human race, My Son has given you a new identity by dying in your place for your sin, experiencing death for you, and then arising from the dead on Easter morning. You died in Him and were also raised in Him. You now exist in Him and through Him you are a new creation in Christ. Never, never, never forget that!! You do not belong to the world, to the Deceiver or to your own estimation of yourself.

As you slip into the shoes of peace, know that they will be able to keep your feet firmly planted on the promises of God as you began to walk the new day in Him. They will not only keep you from slipping, but they will also give you a sense of peace as you live in the peace that He gave you and a peace that the world cannot ever take away from you. He is your Peace and your Stability..


Then grasp the shield of faith in one of your hands by which you are able to move from position to position to ward off the darts of accusation that you know the devil will throw at you in the new day as he tries to take away the peace that you have, my dear child. The Deceiver does not want to you believe that forgiveness is a gift, but that it is something that you have to earn or something which you deserve. That is not right, for I have given you the greatest gift ever, for My Son took your sin and guilt and gave you forgiveness and life through the Gospel. Always believe that message, always believe it and never doubt it!

As you place the shield over your head so that your mind would be protected from ungodly thoughts that tend to creep into our minds, know that by thinking on the things of God your mind will be protected as well as it will be disciplined to grow to be more like the mind of Christ.

Lastly before you head out the door to face the new day, I ask you to pick up one of the two offensive weapons of your armor, My Word. With this sword of the Spirit you will be able to address any questions that would come before you in your day. You will be able to ward off any attack that might come against you. As you leave your home, do so with the other offensive weapon, prayer, by being in the spirit of prayer as you step into the light of a new day. For having put on My entire armor, you are now prepared to walk in my truth in love and to demonstrate through your attitudes, words and actions of who you are in My Son, Jesus Christ.

May your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge of Me and in all judgment; That you approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of Me.

We love you, We are in you and you one in Us, My dear child.

God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit,
Posted on 01 Jun 2014 by Pastor Orval Wirkkala
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