1 Corinthians 13:8b (KJV) Charity never faileth!
Charity, or Giving Love never fails. This Truth is a key in the knowledge of our God. Our God is Love; He:
John 3:16-17(ICB) 16 “For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son. God gave His Son so that whoever believes in Him may not be lost, but have eternal life. 17 God did not send His Son into the world to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through Him.
Our God IS Giving Love and He loves us so much and so thoroughly that He planned our salvation, deliverance, and restoration BEFORE humanity fell to satan’s lies! His Sacrificial Lamb was slain in His heart and mind (Revelation 13:8), before He blew breathe into the body He made for Adam (male and female man; Genesis 5).
What must we do besides repent of sin and rebellion against our God and open our hearts and minds to Him to work change into our lives, by His Word and Holy Spirit? There is nothing else for us to do! Sounds simple; however, the crucifixion of flesh is not easy. Even so, our God’s grace (His Loving Help to be and do the impossible) comforts and guides our hearts, minds and spirits, until we reflect the glorious nature of our God.
Beloved watchmen, we must have faith in our God’s Love towards us. His Love Delivers Us from Fear and Its Torment.
John 14:1; 6 (KJV) “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Jesus tells His listeners not to allow themselves to be disturbed or fearful. He acknowledges their trust in God, and asks them to trust in Him, the One sent by God. He lets them know that He is the expressed image, the walking talking revelation of our Heavenly Father, who is LOVE. He is saying watch me and reject all fear, and you will discover who our Heavenly Father is (His Love, character, mind, heart, will, Word, power, and authority). We also discover who we are because of The Christ.
The Love of our God Repels all Fear!
Throughout the Scripture, we hear God speaking by His Holy Spirit, telling His people to “Fear not.”
1 John 4:18 (CJB) There is no fear in love. On the contrary, love that has achieved its goal gets rid of fear, because fear has to do with punishment; the person who keeps fearing has not been brought to maturity in regard to love.
This translation gives us an understanding of this Scripture from a different angle than is often taught; it depicts Love as an “working force” with a goal, a purpose, and directive in its operation. Love’s goal is to drive out (cast out according to the King James Version) fear and its accompanying torment of the spirit, soul, and body.
Our God IS the Working Force of Love!
Our God IS LOVE! His desire is that we fully embrace Him for who He is.
Hebrew 11:6 (KJV) Without faith it is impossible to please Him (our God): for he that cometh to God must believe that HE is, and that HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM.
Our God IS LOVE (1 John 4:8) and SPIRIT (John 4:24). Our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit is the same Presence, the same Love that walked in the garden of Eden, for the purpose of communion with the first Adam (male and female man; Genesis 5:1), in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8).
My personal experience with 1 John 4:18 and early teachings caused me to struggle against doubt and unbelief, as I felt I was failing to comprehend or understand the Love of God. I learned; however, that our God’s Love is His gift of Himself, needing only to be believed, embraced, and trusted.
Believe that our God, Who is Love Himself, Loves us!
Present day believers have the privilege of being saturated with our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit of LOVE!
We enjoy His indwelling Presence (1 Corinthians 3:16)
We are baptized with His Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11).
We are filled with His Holy Spirit (Acts 4:31).
We are baptized into Christ (the Love of God revealed) (Galatians 3:7).
Our God IS LOVE, and He loves us. Everything we will ever need is contained in Him. He is sovereign. He reins over all, in the heavens, the earth, the seas, and the underworld.
Why we should love and honor our God and follow His Christ.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the living narration, the expressed image of our Heavenly Father, in alignment with His Word (Scripture) and His Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was sent to us to defeat satan, sin, death, hell, and the grave; to lead us back to the path of our Heavenly Father’s righteousness, power, and authority; and reestablish the Truth about our Heavenly Father’s Love for humanity. We are His Beloved Offspring!
To every individual who sincerely desires to know our God, (our Heavenly Father, His Word (Jesus/Scripture), and His Holy Spirit), intimately, in a “working” relationship, meditate the following Scripture until the Truth of our God flows your heart and mind with Light:
John 14:21 (Amplified) The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who really loves Me; and whoever really loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him; I will make Myself real to him.
Honoring our God’s Word and following Jesus The Christ walks believers into revelation knowledge. It was so with our Apostle Peter (Matthew 16:16) and our God is not a respecter of person. Trusting God as we walk through the tests, trials, victories and celebrations in life allows Him to reveal Himself as our Provider, Protector, Leader, Nurturer, Comforter, Healer, and every good thing we need.
Our God IS The “Great I AM!”
When we embrace God’s Word (Romans 10:17), watch Jesus Christ (Hebrew 12:2), and trust our Heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit to lead, guide, protect, and provide for us (John 14:26; Romans 8:26-27), we discover how much and how powerful His Love is towards us and in our behalf. Our God is LOVE, the working force that give humanity life! All of darkness is as the noonday sun, (fully exposed) in the Light of our God’s Love, as revealed in Jesus Christ, our Savior, Lord, and soon coming King!
We thank You and appreciate You for who You are and all You have done for us. Thank You for pouring out the revelation knowledge of Your love upon Your people. Thank You for the power of Your Love. Thank You for the compassion that moves You to care for us so.
Open our eyes so that we see, even the more, what You accomplished for humanity through Jesus Christ, by Your Word and Holy Spirit. Open our eyes so we can see You, Love at work through and in Him on our behalf. Give us the grace to believe, embrace, and trust You; You are Love!
We pray as the Apostle Paul prayed; we fall to our knees before You, the Creator of the heavens and the earth. We offer up thanksgiving in prayer for your overcoming strength and wisdom. We are grateful that Your Word and Your Holy Spirit dwell in us richly. We thank You that the knowledge of Your love for us fills our lives.
Thank You that our hearts, minds, and lives find their roots in Your Love. More and more every day as we rely on Your Word and Your Holy Spirit, we are able to discern the width, the length, the height, and the depth of Your Love for us. We comprehend Your Love for us, and therefore fear is far from us.
Thank You for the faith to embrace all You are. Breathe on us again, open the eyes of our understanding even the more, change us more and more until we look like Your offspring, then use us Lord, so that others will come know Your Love.
Pour out Your Spirit, the Spirit of Love upon Your people, all over the world. Move us by Your great compassion to heal, deliver, and set others free. Speak Father; instruct us Lord God, we are listening. LEAD US BY YOUR LOVE.
In Jesus name we pray. Thank You.