Sunday, April 24, 2011

Amazing Love!

Amazing Love!
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" 
1 John3:1 
God has lavished His love on you, even though it may not seem like it, looking at your circumstances! The more you grasp this Bible truth the more your life will change until you experience the fullness of God!  Become established in the fact of His love for you and your life will change for the better. 
More blessings than you can imagine! 
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20
Jesus died to save you!
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4
Where will you spend eternity? 
God has made it so easy for you to know for certain that you will go to heaven! “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  Romans 10:9 Read the script, "How To Be Saved" to the right.
Let Christ live in your heart by faith.
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”  Ephesians 3:16
God love will not fail! “How priceless is your unfailing love O Lord. People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 36:7
“Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies (Psalm 36:5).
I pray that you ... may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” Ephesians 3:17

Love is sweeter than honey!
Lavished with love!
“But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love.” Psalm 103:8
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness" Jeremiah 31:3
"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing" Zephaniah 3:17
Dwelling on God's love for you constantly will remove all fear from your life!   “There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment and the one who fears is not perfected in love”. John 10:10
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-21
“O God, we meditate on Your unfailing love” Psalm 48:9  If we meditate on God's Word day and night, then we will have great success. Instead of thinking about problems, memorize these love scriptures. (Joshua 1:8)

Stop the performance!
Most people have been told that God will love them in proportion to their performance. That is not what the Bible teaches. God loves us in spite of who we are.
As believers we accept that getting saved and being born again is not based on performance but simply on receiving Jesus' atonement for sins. We know that it is just as easy for a thief or drunk or adulterer to get saved as it is for a good man. When it comes to healing, prosperity, joy etc., people think that unless you are doing what you should and conforming to certain standards that God won't bless you.
You have to put faith not in what you do but in what Jesus has already done for you. That is the Gospel, the good news. Jesus already died for your salvation, your healing, your deliverance and your prosperity independent of your performance.
The quality of our performance does not gain us anything with God. Only the faith that He has already given us all these things does. Looking to Jesus as Savior and Lord, means accepting His unconditional love and the freedom from being rejected based on your level of performance or how good you are. How well you are performing is not the issue with God but how much you believe or put your faith in His performance on your behalf!  Yours is a full and complete salvation that includes freedom from want in every area. Do not set performance standards for yourself as to what you have to do to be more worthy of receiving Gods love, healing, wealth, peace etc. As a believer, you are already saved (Romans 10:9), you are already healed (Isaiah 53:5), you are already delivered (Colossians 1:13) and you are already rich! (1 Corinthians 8:9). You simply have to receive these facts as true for you as a spiritual truth just as God is true in spirit, and all those blessings will start manifesting in your life!

Keep Your Back Door Shut!

Living a holy life will never earn God's goodness, but it will stop the devil from stealing the blessings God has for you.

"The thief comes only to  steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Holiness does not change Gods heart towards you. He loves a sinner and a holy person equally. We can do nothing to earn His love.
Sinning is acting in line with the fallen nature of man and that gives the devil a legal right to attack you.
When you commit sin you yield yourself to the author of that temptation which is the devil and he will see to it that you have sickness, poverty and broken fellowship with God.
If you sin, it does not stop God from loving you and blessing you. It is like keeping your front door open to receive the love and blessing of God and at the same time leaving your back door open for the devil to sneak in and steal them all!

You have been receiving from God only what you think you deserve. Because of his unconditional love, God is trying to give you what you don’t deserve. He loves and blesses not because of who you are but because of who He is!  He is love!
Satan will do his best for you not to realize this so he can keep you in a crushed and defeated state.
Sin stops your blessings from manifesting! Rise up, submit yourself to God, and he, the devil will flee from you! (James 4:70)


Unloved, Condemned & Depressed?

"To condemn", is a word used when a building is declared unfit for use. Condemnation is the worst tool that Satan uses against you. The devil will get you to feel unloved, inadequate, condemned and unfit for use. He whispers in your ear, “How could God use you or love you? Why would He bless you, save you, heal you or provide for you? If you really understood how much God loves you and how unconditional His love is, condemnation which comes to you from the devil who uses people for the job will no longer be a factor holding you back. 

Jesus was condemned so that you can walk free of it. Every negative feeling that you may feel, you can be free of because He took all those bad thoughts and feelings of inadequacy upon himself at the cross so that you can walk away a free person. Decide to do that each time it comes up. 

The Bible says that, "there is now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.'
Romans 8:1

God holds nothing against you. The very reason Jesus died was so that he could remove every accusation that anyone could ever make against you! That is the good news!
Judgment will one day come to people not because they are sinners but because they did not escape the penalty of their wrong deeds by accepting that Jesus' paid the price for those sins. Jesus paid the price for all of mankind's past and future sins 2000 years ago, long before you committed your wrong deeds.

He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.”  2 Corinthians 5:15

God is not ready to strike you down the moment you put your foot wrong. If He did He would have to let Jesus die all over again so you could walk free again. That is just nonsense!
He looks at you with total love as though He is looking at Jesus. God looks at you with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness in His eyes. He is totally in love with you like a newlywed husband with you, His bride!

“All you need is love!”

“All you need is love”, sang the Beatles years ago and the world sang it with them, recognizing a truth in there somewhere. The love we all need is not the falling in love kind but the God kind of love that the old Greek text of the Bible calls “agape.”

When you get the love of God in your heart you will find it easy to believe God for His promises and for your requests to Him because the Bible teaches us that faith or the ability to believe works by love! The power of believing or having faith has seen the dead raised and countless miracles right here in our times. 
If we continually live and operate in the love of God we will easily see our faith for the miraculous rise to new levels because faith operates by love.

“For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor un-circumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love.“ Galatians 5:6 (Amplified Bible)

Your faith for Gods promises won’t work if you think that God’s love for you is conditional and  disappears every time you mess up. 

God tells us to forgive others 70 x 7 times a day for the same offense, and that means every single time! Through Jesus, He has forgiven all of yours. His love never waxes or wanes but is consistent. He loves you regardless of how many times you have sinned. Get rid of self condemnation and accept His forgiveness. If you don't, He is not your Lord and Savior in that area of your life and Jesus died in vain for that aspect of your life.

Because God’s love for you is so great, your faith for miracles can be equally great. Start believing Him now for things you never dared to before. He loves you so much and has all the power to bring it about. He just needs you to cooperate with Him and believe that He is doing it!
"Without faith it is impossible to please God."  Hebrews 11:6

If you have a problem having faith, then you don’t believe that God loves you. God so loves us that he submitted His kingdom to us. ”It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 
There is plenty of everything you need in the kingdom of God! 

God’s kind of love loves you at all times. God submitted Himself to the Word that He gave us. 
If you do not accept the Word or promise that He gives you, He cannot move on your behalf. You have to choose to believe it and speak it out. He respects the freedom to choose that He gave you. If He moves on your behalf without your consent He would have to violate His Word. He has committed certain powers and authorities such as free will to us and He will not violate that. 

When a person gets saved today his sins did not just get forgiven but they are receiving today what Jesus did for them long ago. In the same way you can receive the wealth, health, joy and peace and prosperity that He paid for on your behalf all those years ago. God did everything He is going to do as a love gift to you. Now, you need to do your part by receiving it, and saying that you have it. It is your choice to believe it and to receive it or not to!

God is love. He wants you to love others with the God kind of love. That’s the way He loves you!
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always per-severes. Love never fails.”  1 Corinthians 13;4-8

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