Monthly Archives: October 2012

God’s Unbelievable Love

Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,Christ died for us”.

Here we have God’s unbelievable love and the great depth of Justification.This passage also gives one of the clearest definitions of God’s love,agape love.It actuall shows the meaning of agape love.It is a new kind of love a love unknown to mankind.It is a godly love,a sacrificial love,a love that gives itself for those without strength,for the ungodly,for sinners,and for the enemies of God.It’s God’s unbelievable love.

God’s great love is seen in this unbelievable act.We were without strength; we were weak,worthless, useless, helpless,hopeless,destitute,powerless, we were spiritually unable to help ourselves.We were ungodly,not like God,different from God,profane,having a different lifestyle than God.We were on our way to Hell in a hurry, and in due time, in God’s time, He sent His Son to die for us.See mankind had to be prepared for Christ before God could send Him into the world.We had to know that we were sinners in need of salvation.Even now we must come to the realization that we are lost before we will began to look to be saved.Christ died for us,for our benifit, because of our sins.Christ didn’t died for those who were righteous or holy,but God commended His love toward us that while we were yet sinner, still in sin, enemies to God, Christ died for us.

It is impossible for the carnal mind to fully comprehend all that God did for man that man might be reconciled back to his loving creator.So Jesus told us to only believe.Let us take God at His word and accept on faith this unbelievable love He has given us.Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Who Is Your Father

1John 3:10 “In this the children of God and the devil are manifest:Who ever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother”.

The scripture reveals that God’s children occasionally sin after baptism.But, if they wish to continue in His favor,they must not only confess to Him but also ask Him to”cleanse them from unrighteousness”. We cannot please God if we deliberately practice sinning.However,some habits deeply ingrained from early childhood may not be that easily overcome.The effects of such sin fosters serious weaknesses in our walk.It may take a long period of diligent striving to finally overcome.Paul put it this way:”Put to death, therefore,whatever belongs to your earthy nature”.We can accomplish this through the power of God’s Spirit.

James puts God’s requirements in perspective:”Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water?Can a fig tree, my brethren,produce olives, or a vine produce figs?Neither can salt water produce fresh.Who among you is wise and understanding?Let Him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentlness of wisdom.But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth.This wisdom is not that which comes down from above,but is earthly,natural, demonic.For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing”.

God is love,and love is the foundation of God’s character.God’s love in us should transform our character and we should bear a resemblance to our Father.We should be patience with one another as our Fathers love is longsuffering.We must be kind,not envious of one another;seeking to do harm one to another.That is not the character of our Father which art in heaven.See God’s love seeks good and to do good in all circumstances and rejoices with the truth;bears all things, believes all things,hopes all things, endures all things.God’s love never fails. No matter what the situation God’s love will be just that ,God’s love.We are not just to love our friends and family,but we are to love all that Christ died for and he died to save the whole world.We must with God’s love,overcome evil with good. Let us be known as a child of God by portraying the fruits of God’s Spirit

Magnify The Lord

Philippians 1:20 “According to my earnest expectation and my hope,that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness,as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body,whether it be by life or by death.”

If there ever was a man who lived a life of total commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ it was Paul.Now remember he was in prison facing a capital crime with his deliverance looking almost hopeless.Death was staring him in the face.Yet Jesus Christ and Him crucified remained the focus of his life.We all have only one great expectation and hope, to magnify Christ in our body.

Paul said his earnest expectation,meaning he was aiming all his attention,at one object with total concentration,eagerness,and intensity.He turned his eyes and thoughts away from everything else and focus on one thing and one thing alone, Jesus Christ and Him crucified, and magnifying Him in his life that all might be saved.This was his expectation and his hope.Here he is in prison and yet his thoughts and hope was not on his own freedom or his impending death, it was on allowing others to be able to see Jesus that they might be saved.Paul knew the human body has a tendency to lean towards doubt,self centerness, pride boasting etc.But he also realized there was only one way Jesus could be seen by a dying world and that was if he was magnified in his own body.So Paul gave his body to Jesus Christ, he surrender himself for the masters use.

We to must surrender our bodies to Christ for Him to use as He sees fit.The life we now live in the flesh ,we live, not we but Christ lives through us.We must surrender ourselves that we become His instrument unto righteousness. He is the light that we must let shine, that all in darkness might be saved. Magnify the Lord in your body that a lost world might see the good news of salvation…

Unconditional Love

Hosea 3:1 ” Then said the Lord unto me,Go yet,love a woman beloved of her friend,yet an adulteress, according to the Lord toward the children of Israel,who look to other gods,and love flagons of wine.”

God’s love for us is unconditional.He loves us inspite of, and Jesus tells us to love one another as He has loved us.See we are to love each other regardless.Not so much because of who we are, or who they are ,but because of whose we claim to be and who they belong to.Jesus died to save the whole world. All souls belong to Him and He shed just as much blood for the least of them as He did the greatest of them.

Here in our text God tells Hosea to go marry a harlot or a prostitute.See he wanted Hosea to feel what He feels when those who claim to be His go a whoring around with other gods.See we claim to be part of the bride of Christ ,yet we fornicate and committe adultry,as we play footsy under the covers with the enemy.With our lips we tell the Lord we love Him yet our actions show a love for another.In our story after Gomar was taken from a beautiful woman down to a as we say today a skank,God told Hosea to go and buy her back and love her inspite of.After sin has taken us from being in the image and likeness of God, down to something born in sin and shaped in iniquity,God sent His only begotten Son to redeem us back and He loved us inspite of.

Nobody forces us to profess Christianity,so it is the profession of our own faith.So if you profess to be Christ like, live Christ like and love like Christ loves.We must love inspite of.We must love even the worst of men,after all in Gods eyes at one time we were all the worst of men.And no matter who you are,when it comes to salvation we are all the same, lost in need of a savior,and all must come to Christ the same way.Let us love one another unconditionally.