- Created on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 21:08
- Written by Tom
GOD, Is Love! (1 John 4:8) HE THAT LOVETH NOT KNOWETH NOT GOD; FOR GOD IS LOVE. God is love. He can't stop loving us. In order for God to stop loving us, He would have to hate us, becoming a liar in all that He tells us. And everything that is made known for our benefit would not take place or exist. But because He Is Love, we can beleive everything He does for us is fueled by His Great Love and all things are made possible for us all. God even backs this up with many promises. Please read Psalms 136, this entire chapter is all about His love and mercy, that it last forever. Once we start to understand this love, it is God's hope that we follow, loving our fellow man, in every relationship, taking on the characteristics and traits of His Love. This is why He sent Jesus, as an example or pattern to follow. Jesus loved where ever He walked and ministered. The many parables teach this love. And just how far are we to take this LOVE, by God's design.
People, there is only one true way to love and that is by God's way explained in the scriptures. His standards are much higher than ours, so we must raise them. Then, we can love as God does. If we do not use the Word of God as our rules of engagement for love with one another, or in relationship or in marriage, in a friendship, or even with our enemy, WE WILL FAIL TO LOVE. IT will be a counterfeit love, that is patterned after the ways of the world and everything it teaches and it will fail every time. Because this love opposes God and this love only comes from the enemy, satan. WE MUST SAY NOT, TO IT!
LISTEN TO ME: Even in the church, people express love to one another with restrictions, guidelines that are self seeking, feeding the flesh. The percentage of false love, including in the church, if probably 95% in this false love. This is why you see so many divorce. It is a fact divorce is higher in the church than people not in church. What does this tell you. Churches are allowing divorce, standing behind divorce creating divorce care classes all over the place. (PEOPLE, YOU MUST WAKE UP!) THERE SHOULD BE NO DIVORCE OR ANY REASON FOR IT AT ALL. People, we divorce, because we don't like the way it is going. The truth is, no one wants to sacrifice in order to seek that love that God is giving us first hand. The pastors in the pulpit are deceived or will not stand their ground, in fear of loosing attendance. When we have this going on in the pulpit, this tells me, there is many things going on in that pastor's life, where he is being disobedient to God. And refuses to repent.
If we are to love, the love as God has for us, then we must learn this from Him. Simply reading the Word, will not surface that love of God in you. You, we must make an effort, take some action, meaning, getting up off of our comfort cushion and start making application of God's Word in your lives as He instructs. You must say no, to the world's standards and rules of love. You must not rely on the court system to solve your marriage problems. You must stop your complaining. Each one of us, must look in the mirror and say no to the evil that is in our hearts. We must repent, seek forgiveness with one another in all things until we see evidence of God's love taking place in our lives, restoring the broken relationship at all cost. The desire in our hearts must change also. Not only should we want our relationship restored, we willingly with joy do so, if for no other reason but to please the other person. If we do this, then and only then can we please God. And He will smile down on us for our good works. PLEASE, BEGIN TO SEEK SCRIPTURES THAT WILL SHOW YOU GOD'S LOVE. There are some scriptures in the bible that are there for instructing us. So we need to get a plan of action. IN ORDER FOR THIS TO TAKE PLACE WE MUST TAKE A COURSE OF ACTION THAT IS PLEASING TO GOD. This scripture continues to come to my spirit all the time. For the life of me, I just don't get it, why this is taken so, (not important). This scripture should be every pastor's motivation of getting up doing God's work, in spreading the Gospel. Let's look at it, please. Matthew 7:13-14 ENTER YE IN AT THE STRAIT GATE: FOR WIDE IS THE GATE, AND BROAD IS THE WAY, THAT LEADETH TO DESTRUCTION, AND MANY THERE BE WHICH GO IN THEREAT: BECAUSE STRAIT IS THE GATE AND NARROW IS THE WAY, WHICH LEADETH UNTO LIFE, AND FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT. This scripture should bother everyone, but very little take notice. Oh my, how sad would it be, if this scripture doesn't concern you, then you most likely will perish. LOVE HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH TAKING THE NARROW GATE TO LIFE.
Listen to me: We in the world are living, rather, loving by the standards of the world. This love was created since Adam and Eve's time. Because of separation from God, we all have learned to love one another, by deciding how the other has made us feel towards them. When we do this, we create restrictions and justification by self deciding just how far love will reach, before an offense is taken. Yes we have made it our decision to say to the other person, whether or not, he or she loves us or doesn't love us any longer. We can say, we have laws now on what is love and what is not love. Here are some examples.
WHO ARE WE TO DECIDE HOW GREAT THE OFFENSE IS, BEFORE WE SAY, I DON'T LOVE YOU ANY LONGER.
THIS IS HOW THE WORLD DECIDES HOW FAR TO GO WITH LOVE: Let's say, he or she said a cuss word to us. We then say, you hurt my feelings, but I am willing to forgive you and still love you. Maybe this happens all the time, well we can still live with that. Maybe he or she drinks a little too much. Well not to bad, I will drink too, and still love. Possible, he or she hits the other, well, I am not hurt too bad, so I can still love. Well maybe, he or she beat them up pretty bad, well this is something else. There are laws against that, I can leave him or her if this doesn't stop. Well maybe got drunk, or high, and spend life savings lost everything and their job. Well, its' not looking like I need to divorce. YOU SEE, THE WORSE THE CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES ARE IN A MARRIAGE, THE MORE REASONS COME UP TO LEAVE HIM OR HER AND DIVORCE THEM. BECAUSE WE NOW VENTURE INTO BREAKING THE LAW. IN THIS WORLD, THE LAW IS NOT THERE TO BRINGS A SOLUTION FOR CORRECTION OF THE PROBLEM, IT IS THERE TO AID IN TEARING APART WITH THE JUSTIFICATION BEING, FOR THE PROTECTION OF THAT PERSON. THE SAD PART, THE CHURCH FALL RIGHT INTO THIS DECEPTION OF THE WORLD, SAYING IT WAS THE BEST THING TO DO. The truth is, usually both parties are living in sin, disobedience to God, therefore becoming blinded or deceived in their own situation, they can't see the truth or find the right way out. And in most cases, you will see, one seeking the divorce and the other not really wanting the divorce. This happens because, GOD HATES DIVORCE. Because this represents separation and everyone is hurt by this act. No one wins, ever! YOU SEE, GOD LOVES US NO MATTER WHAT OR HOW WE ACT WITH ONE ANOTHER. WHY? BECAUSE GOD'S LOVE IS THE ONLY TRUE LOVE AND WAY TO LOVE. Aren't you glad, God doesn't have any conditions that will stop Him from loving us. I know I am.
I KEEP SAYING, WE MUST RAISE OUR STANDARDS: The first step in turning your love into God's love, stop lying, stop your excuses, stop thinking only of yourself, stop following the ways of the world, stop leaving God out of your day. Just say no to all of these things and replace them with the opposite. BE TRUTHFUL, KEEP TO YOUR WORD MEANING DO WHAT YOU SAY, START THINKING OF OTHERS FIRST, BE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF THE WORLD AND START YOUR DAY SAYING HELLO TO GOD AND THANKING HIM FOR HOW IT WILL TURN OUT. Thank you all so much, I love you, His good servant, pastor tom!!!Write comment (0 Comments)