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JESUS gave humanity 2 COMMANDS with 3 LOVES, “LOVE GOD, YOURSELF, ALL OTHERS!!!”
THESE ARE THE GREATEST COMMANDMENTS (Matthew 22: 34-40 and Mark 12: 28-33,
Luke 10:25-37, John 13: 34-35).
ALL ELSE is for the INCREASE AND ADVANCEMENT of these 2 COMMANDS with 3 LOVES. OTHERWISE, ALL ELSE IS SIMPLY of NO ETERNAL VALUE!
THESE 3 INSEPARABLE LOVES = THE 3 SIMULTANEOUS RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD, SELF, & ALL OTHERS = Kindness, Gentleness, Compassion, Tolerance, Faithfulness, Goodness,
Trust, Hope, Graciousness, Forgiveness, Honesty, Helpfulness, Guarding, Protecting, Peace, Joy, et al., ARE THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.
NB 1: Read the SCRIPTURES as a BOOK OF GOD’S LOVE- FOR THEREIN IS SPIRITUAL
INERRANCY, INFALLIBILITY, & PERFECTION!
NB 2: The Church is the body of Christ, i.e. people who are perfecting love in life each day.
The Church is NOT money, buildings, temples, organizations, positions, doctrines, etc.
The Church is a people functioning through life’s struggles to shine God’s love.
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💓38. THERE IS THIS LIGHT
There is this light An everlasting light Glowing love’s rays Of kindness to ALL To feel this warmth Is to touch perfection Radiance ever growing Tis Jesus love from above Inspired by: That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day. (DC 50:24)
💓37. LONGING CHRIST I long for the second coming of Jesus Christ . O, my imagination goes to places of awe, wonder, and amazement. I sense His coming. God’s love stirs the innermost sanctum of my soul. I know that I know I am an eternal being. I feel rushes of the Spirit. I long, O, how I long the return of Jesus Christ. I live words that reveal the wonderment of this longing for the perfect intimacy with Christ. Finally, we will receive infinite enlightenment. Dare to desire & worship God! Desire to embrace it & worship God! Embrace it, be enthralled & worship God! Jesus Christ is returning, O Hallelujah, how I long for our perfect eternity.
💓 36. Gems of God’s Will
Life’s journey is full of choices from very small choices- that seem inconsequential- to choices that seem at times so important. God provides the compass we need to navigate through these dynamics. For example, 1st Thessalonians 5: 15-18 provides such a terrific compass: 1. make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong 2. be kind to everyone 3. be joyful always 4. pray without ceasing 5. give thanks in all circumstances This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. These five jewels (and there are many more) are the keys for life’s purpose: LOVE GOD, YOURSELF, ALL OTHERS!
💓 35. WHAT DO THEY SEE?
When people look at me, what do they see? When they look at you, what do they see? If they see kindness, peace, gentleness, joy, meekness, humility, faith, goodness, forgiveness, and hope- they have witnessed the very LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST! Without love, reading the scriptures is just reading a book. Without love, hearing Jesus songs is just listening to performances. Without love, entering a house of worship is just going into an architectural building. Without love, visions and dreams are mirrors and smoke. The human that displays love in all attitudes and actions to all humans, without exception, there- all see God!
💓 34. Do not worry it is silly for a Christian to worry. It really is sad for any child of God to worry. To worry is a disservice to oneself and to others. Jesus said, “do not worry” (Matthew 6 25- 34) The less we worry the brighter Jesus’ love shines in us. Either we worry or we can pray. Prayer allows us to express all our concerns to our Heavenly Father. We trust Christ and leave all the concerns at the foot of the cross. Now, the spirit can really shine brighter in us. So, DO NOT WORRY!
💓 33. Long-suffering Blossoms Into the Gentler Way There is nothing greater than the love of God. The Scriptures tells us, “let your gentleness be evident to all.” Philippians 4:5 The love of God in Christ in us absorbs insults and injuries through love’s long suffering and redirects the insults & injuries to the foot of the cross at Calvary. Saints say, “I forgive them Lord, just as you forgive me daily and always.” Those who live by the sinful flesh absorb insults and injuries. They internalize these hurts. Sinful anger fuels the vicious cycle of destruction. Not so with long suffering: it’s patience blossoms into gentleness and goodness that is the gentler way.
💗 32. GENTLE BREEZES FOR THE SOUL
Gentle Breeze 1
COME, FIND REST.. EASY & LIGHT ⭐⭐⭐ [Jesus Christ said “Come unto me, all ye that. labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30]
Gentle Breeze 2
GRACE Thru FAITH- A Gift From God Only, Blooming Good Works ⭐⭐⭐ [Ephesians 2: 8-10 reads: 8 For by grace are ye saved. through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.]
Gentle Breeze 3
“I FORGIVE, I AM GOOD, I ABOUND IN LOVE.” -GOD ⭐⭐⭐ [You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5]
Gentle Breeze 4
BEHOLD, WORLDS NOT SEEN NEW IMMORTAL SOUNDS MAGNIFICENT PARADISES ⭐⭐⭐ [But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9]
Gentle Breeze 5 WOMAN Mother of All First, Ancients, Now, End Embracing Wonders Birthing All Millenia- Valleys and Heights Most Modest, Most Beauty ⭐⭐⭐ [Proverbs 31:10-31 Throughout All Scriptures]
Gentle Breeze 6 GOD IS LOVE God Loves You SO Love God, Yourself, All AND Live Joyfully Forever ⭐⭐⭐ [1 John]
Gentle Breeze 7 God, Earth, Angels Blessed Virgin Born- Jesus the Christ ⭐⭐⭐ [Gospels & Hymns]
“Do everything in love” 1st Corinthians 16:14 “…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God .” 1st Corinthians 10:31 “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1 There is a sadness in the lives of so many. Let the GLORY of Jesus’ kindness, friendliness, healing, and loving care shine brightly: ‘LIGHT THE WORLD!’
💓30. POSITIVITY: Spiritual strength promotes positive thinking, positive ideals, positive habits, positive attitudes, and positive efforts. These are the qualities which promote wisdom, physical and mental well-being, and enthusiastic acceptance and response by others. (President Ezra Taft Benson, Ch 19/Part 2)
❤ 29. “What would Jesus do?” President Hunter starts his lesson of service to all unto Jesus with this question. The popular use of wrist cloth bracelets made this question, for all intents and purposes, worldwide famous. It is a great question that has reminded hundreds of millions on doing love as Jesus did. And that is so important: we need to study the Scriptures to really know what Jesus did if we are to do likewise.
❤ 28. MEDLEY OF DEEPLY MOVING SCRIPTURES:”The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” Mt 22:40 This is why I say over and over and for eternity that without LOVING GOD, YOURSELF, ALL OTHERS- all is amiss & void of any value (8/19/16)~~~~~~~Gospel Mt 11:28-30 Jesus said:“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart;and you will find rest for yourselves.For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
MY DEAR FELLOW SAINTS, CHRISTIANS LIVE IN A STATE OF PEACE BECAUSE
JESUS CHRIST TAKES OUR BURDENS AND GIVES US REST!~~~~~~~If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.John 15:10 NIV~~~~~~~Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.James 1:21 NIV~~~~~~~Micah 6:8″You have been told, O man, what is good,and what the LORD requires of you:Only to do the right and to love goodness,and to walk humbly with your God.”~~~~~~~Micah 7: 18-19 Who is there like you, the God who removes guilt and pardons sin for the remnant of his inheritance;Who does not persist in anger forever,but delights rather in clemency,And will again have compassion on us,treading underfoot our guilt?You will cast into the depths of the sea all our sins~~~~~~~I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.Psalm 119:30 NIV~~~~~~~John 1 (KJV)12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God~~~~~~~Psalm 90:4/KJV (time/timelessness)4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.~~~~~~~Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.James 1:22 NIV~~~~~~~“This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name:‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’Jeremiah 33:2-3 NIV~~~~~~~ Jer 31:31-34 The days are coming, says the LORD,when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers:the day I took them by the hand to lead them forth from the land of Egypt; for they broke my covenant, and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD.But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.No longer will they have need to teach their friends and relatives how to know the LORD.All, from least to greatest, shall know me, says the LORD, for I will forgive their evil doing and remember their sin no more~~~~~~~JOHN 8:12 ¶Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life~~~~~~~Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.Titus 2:2 NIV So in my old age I am to SHINE JESUS’ LIGHT especially with a GRATEFUL heart for HIS GRACE~~~~~~~By the day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me- a prayer to the God of my life. Ps 42:8, NIV/’84 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. Ps 94:18-19 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. Ps 116:1-2~~~~~~~Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.Proverbs 29:25 NIV~~~~~~~
❤ 27. SHINING JESUS CHRIST!!!
♡♡♡ PRAISE RISES ABOVE ALL ♡♡♡ SHINE HOLY LIVING Col 3:1-17 SHINE LIFE By The SPIRIT Gal 5:16-26 ☆☆☆☆☆
Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Jn 8:12 “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.” (USCCB)
Php 2:15 “shine like starsin the universe” ~~~~~~~~~~~~
SENIORS SHINING”Teach the older men to be temperate (moderate & kind), worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance (tolerance & bearing with gentleness ).” Titus 2:2 NIV/’84
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.” Js 3:13 NIV/’84
“…live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Tim 2:2b NIV/’84
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ep 4:29 NIV/’84
❤ 26. SIN is like tasty candy: never mind it is laced with poison.
SIN is like a gorgeous beach with wondrous coral: never mind it is shark infested. SIN is an awesome rush like skydiving: never mind your parachute is broken.
THE LOVE OF GOD IN CHRIST IS ALL WONDERFUL WITHOUT ANY NEVER MINDS.
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS, ANY OTHER COMMANDMENTS, DECREES, CREEDS, DOCTRINES, ET AL. ARE SUMMARIZED IN:
Brothers and sisters:
Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;
for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
The commandments, You shall not commit adultery;
you shall not kill;
you shall not steal;
you shall not covet,
and whatever other commandment there may be,
are summed up in this saying, namely,
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Love does no evil to the neighbor;
hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.
❤ 24. WISDOM OF THREE
*KEEP IT SIMPLE
*GOD IS LOVE
*CONCEIVE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE
*PURSUE YOUR GOALS
*LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE
*HAPPINESS, HEALTH, PROSPERITY
*THINK, GROW RICH
*WINNERS NEVER QUIT
*LOVE GOD, SELF, NEIGHBOR
*FAITH, HOPE, LOVE
*PEACE WITH GOD
*PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
*SMILE AT DEATH
*FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT^
*GOD, FAMILY, COUNTRY
*ALLEGIANCE TO USA
*LIFE, LIBERTY, HAPPINESS
*POSITIVITY PAYS A$AP
*ELIMINATE ALL NEGATIVES
*HAPPINESS, HEALTH, CONTENTMENT
*LET IT GO
*JUST WALK AWAY
*SILENCE IS GOLDEN
*SILENT, LISTEN… ACT
*WHAT JESUS DOES
*GOD BLESS AMERICA
*GOD’s HOLY SCRIPTURE
*GOD BLESS YOU
*ALWAYS BE THANKFUL
*BE A WINNER
*ADD YOUR THREES
❤ 23. I desire to walk in the Spirit and live daily the holiness that comes from the most excellent way of love. I am a believer in Christ “feasting upon His love.”
God has spoken, once again. Of all places, a giant white billboard with three black words in Hollywood stated: “YOU BELONG HERE,” on my way to the airport. I wanted to leave and not come back. I felt that TOLERANCE & TRUTH could not co-exist to a FULL DEGREE. My wife and I decided that I should go to Florida to visit my mother afflicted by Alzheimer’s. She already has difficulty knowing who I am. My thinking was a 8 week break. I was hoping to visit my newest grandson in Michigan. I had soo many emotions flying.
Followers of Jesus Christ are called to a temperance of sober- mindfulness that spawns from the humility which is found in being Christ-minded. These thoughts are all in the Scriptures. We are called to walk in a manner with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
God was calling me to a life of “BEING & DOING” TOTAL NON-VIOLENCE. What shall I say about my darling wife, Marie: a walking “angel” and an ocean of peace. My eldest sister and surrogate mother, Raquel- tolerance to a “fault.” But of course, there is no flaw because Christ is BRILLIANT in these lives. God’s SPLENDOR in them is the light of the living Christ to the world.
Yes, Lord. I am now TOTALLY obedient to your spiritual gift of and call to tolerance that ALWAYS speaks kindly while affirming the truth of love, joy, peace, self-control, kindness, gentleness, and all that is good. Physical, mental, nor emotional harm can separate me from the love of Christ. I am finally committed to TOTAL NON-VIOLENCE including things that do violence to our spirits, minds, hearts, and souls. I will fail but will quickly
seek God’s forgiveness. Strike me Satan! Strike me enemies of Christ! The Holy Spirit will guard me even to the pain of death which has no sting to those who follow the living resurrected Christ. Any suffering will be joyfully welcomed for Christ’s name and His sake.
I ask forgiveness of ALL whom have experienced my lack of tolerance.
Remind me if I falter. I thank you.
As Dale Carnegie once said, “DO NOT COMPLAIN, CRITICIZE, OR CONDEMN.”
Our strength is in the JOY OF THE LORD.
I’LL SHOW YOU GOD’S LOVE & ALL ELSE I’LL LEAVE IN GOD’S HANDS.
❤ 22. It is in simplicity that the gospel- the good news of His love- will reach our world with gentleness, compassion and kindness without human judgment: wondrous grace! It is in the simple and obvious will of God that the very end of true religion resides and the only thing of eternal value is to be found- THE LOVE OF JESUS.
NOT MISSING THE OBVIOUS
What is the pure unadulterated will of God? It is utterly simple and just this:
‘ “Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and
with all your soul and
with all your mind and
with all your strength.’
…’Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30, 31)
This portion of Scripture in of itself should be unquestionably enough to know God’s will. Jesus called it the greatest commandments. Jesus spoke it and lived it by daily actions. But God in His boundless grace provides a glorious repetition that truly leaves each person without any doubt:
*A new command-“Love one another.” (John 13:34)
*The ultimate apologetic- “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35)
*The royal law- “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (James 2:8)
*The believer’ s allegiance- “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.” (Romans 12:10)
*The only debt- “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another.” (Romans 13:8)
*The great security- “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?…neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in
Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35, 38, 39)
*The fulfillment of the law- “…he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8)
*The summary of whatever commandment there may be- “…summed up in this one rule:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Romans 13:10)
*The pinnacle of God’s very being- “God is love.” (John 4:8)
*The only place of complete freedom from fear- “There is no fear in love. But perfect life love
drives out fear…” (1 John 4:18)
*The final evidence of the believer’ s faith- “Whoever does not love does not know God…”
(1 John 4:8)
*It is the charge of God and the mark of a Christian- “Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (1 John 4:21)
*It is the only acceptable response to His infinite sacrifice- “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:9-11)
*It is God’s will- “Who ever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” (1John 4:16)
*It is the heart of obedience- “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” (John 14:15)
*It has been, is and always will be- “This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.” (1 John 3:11)
Here is the irreducible centrality and irrefutable message of the gospel: to love God with the love He has lavishly poured upon us; and to love ourselves and one another with His love. The Scriptures have scores of passages in love. The Scriptures are a book of love. It is God’s love letter to mankind. Any serious study of God’s Word must be subject to and for the purpose of supporting love for God and toward each other. If not, it is a useless doctrine of man and an exercise in futility. It is that simple and, yes, that obvious.
❤ 21. GOALS MUST BE VISUALIZED IN THE PRESENT, SPECIFIC, DATED, ! ENTHUSIASTIC, INSPIRED, WRITTEN WITH A SIGNATURE TO OWN THEM
❤ 20. ” SPEAK KINDLY, AFFIRM TRUTH “
Balancing Truth & Tolerance, By Elder Dallin H. Oaks
We believe in absolute truth, including the existence of God and the right and wrong established by His commandments. We know that the existence of God and the existence of absolute truth are fundamental to life on this earth, whether they are believed in or not. We also know that evil exists and that some things are simply, wrong.
…followers of Jesus Christ are commanded to be leaven, we must seek tolerance from those who hate us for not being of the world. As part of this, we will sometimes need to challenge laws that would impair our freedom to practice our faith, doing so in reliance on our constitutional rights to the free exercise of religion. The big concern is “the ability of people of all faiths to work out their relationship with God and one another without the government looking over their shoulder.” That is why we need understanding and support when we must contend for religious freedom.
We must also practice tolerance and respect toward others. As the Apostle Paul taught, Christians should “follow after the things which make for peace” (Romans 14:19) and, as much as possible, “live peaceably with all men” (Romans . 12:18) Consequently, we should be alert to honor the good we should see in all people and in many opinions and practices that differ from our own
While we must practice tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs, including their right to explain and advocate their positions, we are not required to respect and tolerate wrong behavior. Our duty to truth requires us to seek relief from behavior that is wrong.
Our Savior applied this principle When He faced the woman taken in adultery, Jesus spoke the comforting words of tolerance:. “Neither do I condemn thee.” Then, as He sent her away, He spoke the commanding words of truth: “Go, and sin no more “(John 8:11) We should all be edified and strengthened by this example of speaking both tolerance and truth:. kindness in the communication but firmness in the truth.
Our obligation to tolerance means that none of these behaviors-or others we consider deviations from the truth-should ever cause us to react with hateful communications or unkind actions. But our obligation to truth has its own set of requirements and its own set of blessings . When we “speak every man truth with his neighbour” and when we “[speak] the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15, 25), we are acting as servants of the Lord Jesus Christ, doing His work. Angels will stand with us, and He will send His Holy Spirit to guide us.
❤ 19. A man is wheeled into the emergency room of a busy metropolitan hospital. He has suffered a heart attack. Fortunately, this medical facility has all the state of the art technology with highest trained staff to save his life. Then, the bizarre occurs . As preparations to save his life are taken with clockwork efficiency, perfected by the experience of hundreds of such emergencies, they notice a non-life threatening fracture on his leg Incredibly, every effort is diverted to his broken limb:. x-rays, diagnosis, followed by orthopedic surgery are executed with textbook perfection. The leg is better than new. The patient, however, dies from the heart attack which was left unattended.
This picture draws an absurdity to the mind. Yet, it is in such absurdity that so many of us live our lives. Oh, that we could see how we are enslaved to the non-essentials of life while tragically we let the “patient” die.
To seek God’s will outside of His love, is to seek the non-essential.
To seek God’s will with a cursory grasp of His love, is to seek the non-essential.
To seek God’s will with a payload of obtuse doctrines, is to seek the non-essential.
To seek God’s will outside of His love, in the light of eternity, is to seek all that is utterly insignificant: hence, the ultimate non-essential!
- The love of God is the Simplicity of God’s Will.
- The love of God is the very center of God’s Will.
- The love of God is the entirety of God’s Will.
THE LOVE OF JESUS = GOD’S WILL.
This is God’s will for each person without exception Period Final No if ‘s, and’ s or but ‘s; No however’!.. S, addition ‘s, nor’ s …
When our Lives serve as the receptacles of God’s love, When the Signature of All WE are and All WE do is marked by His grace, then and only then, the Prayers Jesus Taught US Finds ITS fruition: . “Thy Will be DONE” Matthew 6:10
❤ 18. James 3: 17-18 KJV
Verse of the Day: But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace. of them that make peace.
Regardless of different personalities, cultures, economic levels, social status, and / or education: Christ we talk, in Christ we rejoice, Christ we preach, and Christ we prophesy because Christ is the source we look to for remission of our sins Oh! , my soul loves Christ because Christ first loved us while we were yet sinners! (found throughout SCRIPTURES).
James 3: 17-18 is only possible because of the LOVE OF GOD IN CHRIST & LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER.
❤ 17. To study Christ is not to know Christ; to know Christ is a personal love experience It is that very amazing love that. drives the human heart to seek closeness to God through reading His Word and prayer for the purpose of love’s kindness becoming evident in all we are and do So the question for every saint is:. Am I studying Christ or Am I knowing Christ?
❤ 16. A writer in regard to “THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH” stated, “The fundamental principles of our religion are … concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended Into heaven; and ALL other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it. “(emphasis added,” Our Heritage, “p. v). Why did Jesus die? Why was He buried and resurrected? Why did Christ ascend into heaven? The answer is simply: “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
The love of God in Christ exists and is empowered by that death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ ALL else is secondary and supportive:! That is to say, “appendages.” Otherwise, if not connected to God’s love, it is of no value!
I pray for each of you. I miss you but am so energized that together we are all partaking in this wonderful journey of divine love. Oh, how wonderful! Just KNOW that a kind smile, a gentle word, a helpful gesture, or our testimonies ARE ALWAYS EMPOWERED by the Holy Spirit to a world aflame without Jesus Christ.
If you need anything please let us know because we’ll do everything in His name to help you. With love that is so awesome I humbly thank you for being my brothers and sisters.
❤ 15. Psalm 73: 25-26 NIV
Verse of the Day: Whom have I in heaven but you And earth has nothing I desire besides you My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever?..
“LET GO … & LET GOD!” My soul meditates and behold, this psalm speaks so much love. My flesh and heart have failed so very many times because I did not let go of worldly things and passions. But God is my real strength and my all throughout eternity! My weaknesses resist vehemently, but I let go of their lie and illusion that they are my lot. All I need to do is be silent, still, and quiet because my loving and faithful God is my portion .
❤ 14. Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing “.
GOD WILL QUIET ME & YOU WITH LOVE BECAUSE “GOD IS LOVE!”
Peace, Tranquility, Still Presence, Oneness, Comfort, Healing … Oh, the
Sweetness of Jesus! 2/23/15
❤ 13. 1 John 4: 11 States,. “Dear Friends, since God so love US, WE Also ought to love one Another” When humans love one Another by being kind, Showing Compassion, Offering Help, PROVIDING Encouragement, and Living out the . wonderful love God has given us in Christ — then, and only then, God is brilliantly displayed as the illuminated light of all The following verse 12 continues, “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. “NO NEED TO ARGUE WHETHER GOD EXISTS OR NOT:! JUST SHOW GOD BY LOVING ONE ANOTHER No one has seen God, but we all can” see “love and hatred.
❤ 12. MY # 1 DAILY CUE:
“God is love!” [1 Jn 4: 8,16]
~ ~ ~
2 COMMANDS, 3 LOVES: “LOVE GOD, YOURSELF, ALL OTHERS !!!”
TGC = the greatest commandment [Mk 12: 30-31, Mt 22: 36-40]
TLOGIC = the love of God in Christ [Jn 3:16]
TDFFA = the divine fiat for ALL [Ro 2: 9-16]
PASS IT ON: “GOD IS LOVE!”
❤ 11. GOD’S LOVE DEFEATS ALL SINS- AND THEY ARE NO MORE:
PSALM 25:! 7 “Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord.” (NIV / 1985)
GOD’S LOVE ERASES ALL SHAME, ALL GUILT, ALL CONDEMNATION!
GOD’S LOVE RESTORES ALL LIFE’S BROKENNESS, ALL ITS WEAKNESS, ALL ITS DESTITUDENESS “You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea “MICAH 7:19 / NIV
What is the greatest human flaw? Lack of forgiveness: not seeking it, not receiving it, nor giving it. What is the devil’s greatest lie? That we cannot be forgiven &/or forgive others. LOVE ALWAYS FORGIVES! So should we. 🙂
PASS IT ON: “GOD IS LOVE!”
❤ 10. * GRACE is the love of God in Christ towards sinners, i.e. us humans; GRATITUDE is our daily humble response shown in loving one another
PASS IT ON: “GOD IS LOVE!”
❤ 9. * The Holy SCRIPTURES is God’s Book of Love. Seek & find God’s love therein: EXPERIENCE THE PERSONAL LOVE OF GOD, HOW WONDERFUL!
❤ 8. A MEDITATION- WHY GLORIFY GOD? Weeping With Joy I Say: “Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness Ps 115:1 (NIV Bible)
· Let love and faithfulness never leave you; Pr 3:3
· For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
. Be exalted, O GOD, above the heavens, and let your glory be over all the earth
· The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” Jer 31: 3
· Know therefore that the LORD your GOD is GOD; he is the faithful GOD, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands De 7: 9.
· Because of the LORD’S great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fail They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness Lam 3:. 22,23.
· Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you Ps 63:. 3❤ #7. 1 John 2: 4-64 Whoever says I know him but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.How did Jesus walk? What did Jesus do? HE SIMPLY LOVED GOD, HE LOVED HIMSELF WITH THE FATHERS LOVE, & ALL OTHERS!
❤ 6. “I SURRENDER ALL” 5/9/14 Yesterday was hard! DARK thoughts, weeping, and utterly sad. My head was exploding. I know so many pray for me and I thank you because in the midst of that pain, somehow GRACE keeps me. The Lord this morning took me to the hymn “I Surrender All” & to the Scripture “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God “(Mt 5: 8) The Lord spoke to my heart:. surrender all, surrender daily, surrender your demons, surrender the pain, surrender your past, surrender your opinions, surrender your thoughts … and I assure you because of my grace, you WILL SEE GOD! Again, thanks My Beloved and thanks to His beloved. EM 5/9/14
❤ 5. GAZING WITH LOVE At my age of twelve, I recall one of my favorite songs was: “I’m my Beloved’sand He is mine- His banner over me is Love! “51 years later this simple song is still one of my all time favorites. Henri J M Nouwen wrote a book that is considered the flagship of his writings, “Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living In A Secular World. “Henri writes,” What was happening between us seemed tome quite similar to what happened when Jesus looked steadily at the rich young man and ‘was filled with love for him’ (Mark 10:21). “This sentence grabbed my attention, my heart, and my deepest emotions. I used Strong’s Dictionary of the Greek and this is what I confirmed:· Love is agape (that moral love, to love dearly, the divine / human perfect love)· “Jesus looked steadily” (gazed upon him, beheld him).Every beloved should deeply look upon other humans with this deep love regardless of whomever they are or whatever they do. Then, the power of God’s LOVE will manifest itself. Whether people walk away or engage you does not matter. We are ALL loved by God. What anyone does with that AGAPE is a matter solely in God’s hands. So I remain gazing upon you, God’s beloved. :-)(EMAILED)
❤ 4. GOD’S LOVE IS THE ONLY GOVERNING POWER My precious children, my dear family, friends and others- YOU ARE God’s beloved! I just wanted to inform you that any written or spoken material by me (such as my doctoral dissertation) should be edited to add God’s Love.Anything that is rude, brazen, tough, etc. should be discarded. I have thrown out my personal notes from Dr. Harry Conn’s and Gordon Olsen’s Moral Government and my national lecture notes. Why? They chose man’s free will to be the governing force of their theology. I still do not embrace Calvinism for the same reason- it chooses God’s sovereignty as the central force of their theology. GOD’S LOVE IS THE ONLY GOVERNING FORCE(POWER, CONTROL, ET AL.) OF KINDNESS, COMPASSION, JOY, PEACE … &GRACE. Loving God, Yourself, All Others is the ONLY relationships all humans are commanded to follow. Anyway, always use this as your litmus test. The answer to the popularized question “What Would Jesus Do?”is:. LOVE GOD, YOURSELF, ALL OTHERS I swell with love for you as God’s Beloved.
❤ 3. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Psalm 63: 3-4, “3. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will. praise you 4. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. “Because of God’s Love in Christ, we will live forever! No creed has shown me care, no doctrine has been dear to me, no theology has shed tears with me, no religion has reached me with unconditional love, no school of thought has sacrificed anything for me, and no teaching has held me tight. But God’s love has done all these things and SOOO much more!I remember decades ago a day that became one of my most cherished days ever because the love was greater than life! My three precious children and I played in a seven levels pool in a very exclusive Caribbean resort. We literally spent all day there playing and eating inside a bar in the pool. We played”Indiana Jones” climbing up against the current. We loved each other as one-it was better than life! It was better than anything else in my life. Such is unconditional love. Where did such love come from? My children at ages of approximately 9, 8, & 5 did not know either. But there it was and it’s still there like it was just today. That, my beloved, I have come to realize, is the love of God in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ! Any human engaging in such unconditional love is simply displaying and obeying what is written as a divine fiat (authoritative order) in all human hearts: LOVING GOD,YOURSELF, ALL OTHERS!
❤ 2. I write this, first and foremost, because of my friendship with Jesus. He is by me every moment. I write this because it is my glorious LOVE gift to give in my death (a spiritual gain). I write this for my loved ones, their children, and the countless souls I do not now know, but someday will. Who am I? My name is of no consequence. I am a sinner, a sickly old man, finally enjoying God’s daily peace found ONLY IN GOD’S LOVE. I love you.
❤ 1. Loving God, Yourself, All Others is THE CHRIST IDENTITY!In Mark 12:31 (NIV), Jesus says, “There is no commandment greater than these. “