Do you know that every parent; whether saved or unsaved, poor or rich, black or white, all shares a common DNA or trait (Love DNA) of their creator to affectionately love and give to their children, irrespective of their performance or behavior. What gives most parents the audacity to think that their love for their kids is greater than the love of God towards them? Man’s love is questionable, due to our imperfections, but God’s love is daily loaded with glorious benefits, which never fails.
NOW WORD: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35
IT IS ONE THING TO KNOW THAT GOD IS LOVE AND ANOTHER THING TO BELIEVE IN HIS LOVE FOR US – A belief system which points people to how good God is and yet how inaccessible is His goodness, always leads to wrong opinion and persuasion in our hearts towards God, which limits most Christians from experiencing the goodness of God. Most parents love their children regardless of their children’s behavior. Yet many parents thinks they are more loving than God. That is really interesting… they have been taught that “Sure God loves you, but He’s also mad at you”. So you better watch yourself.” They talks about the love of God with strong conditions; it is based entirely on your good behavior and perfect score in religious adherence. Do you believe my friend that God loves you and wants to lavish you with His goodness, without sweat? I grew up loving God so deeply in all of my actions as a teenager, but I had this thing going on in my mind; “God is love and He is willing to bestow His goodness on others but as far as I was concerned, I never thought of being qualified to share in His goodness” My focus was heaven’s bliss, an earthly pain. (A destination goal) I would have been still locked up in the bondage of ignorance had God not shine His light on my heart. He said He is Love and you got to believe!!
What makes you think that your love for your kids or your parents love for you is greater than the love of God towards you? Hear the voice of the altogether lovely Jesus when He reveals the heart of the Father; “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:11) Isn’t it beautiful to know that you have earthly parents who cares about you and are passionate about your future? How awesome will it be if you can comprehend the length, the width, the deaths and how unfailing is the loving-kindness of your heavenly father. His love for you is irresistible, relentless and everlastingly unchangeable. He loves you with passion and He is committed to His promise to love you to the end, fulfilling every promise, without any interference. He assures us through the Prophet Isaiah… Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills depart, his unfailing love for you will not be removed.”
GOD’S LOVE WAS REVEALED IN IT’S PEAK AT CALVARY – In our very state depravity, we deserved to have die in sin but undeservingly He poured forth the goodness of His forgiveness through the obedience of His Son Jesus Christ, for all humanity (See John 3:16). Friend, remember He did love you whiles you were still a sinner, sinning without control. The Just God hates sin; the falling man couldn’t fulfill the high standard of His holiness and righteousness, but out of His relentless love for us, He step down from heaven and swap place with us, to receive the full wrath of God, that we might stand before God without guilt and shame. What did sinful men do to merit this love? Absolutely nothing! He did not wait for us to clean our own mess or go back to Eden on our own to have a fresh start with Him.
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8) I love the part which says; “much more then”. Are you enjoying the much more of His goodness through grace in Christ, instead of works to appropriate His precious promises? Romans 5:9-10 (NKJV) 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
As condemned citizens of this world, we were saved from God’s wrath through the finished work of Christ. Now that we are covenant children of grace, there is a much more of God’s life through Christ, we need to explore. We were justified by the blood from sin through His love, and we are being saved from every form of evil on this side of life, through the quality life of His Son, in our born again spirit. Are you enjoying the much more of His life of peace, joy, prosperity, health, boldness and wholeness through faith? Do not be entangled in the form of doctrine which says; “God is mad at you”. God is not in mood swing precious one. Be happy for you are in His plans, no matter your condition. (I do not urge you to continue to walk in sin…yet in your sins God’s love is still the same. The unfortunate thing is that, sin blinds us from enjoying His goodness)
STOP TRYING AND RECEIVE – Friend, the good news is love at its best, independent of our human effort for the new creation believer. It is time for the Church of Jesus Christ to stop trying to qualify for such an awesome love which emanates out from the very nature of His being, without our meritorious acts or deeds? God is not just a giver of love. He is love – It is in His nature to love, and it should be the nature of the new creation believer to savor and enjoy His love, which last for a lifetime. He love to bless, prosper, protect, shields, forgive, favor, promote and let all of His goodness to be with you all the days of your life. Don’t be robbed of such a privilege to walk with a being whose love is not based on your performance.
I have personally observed folks in the body of Christ, even in their sick-bed they want to use fasting as motivation tool to compel God to work on their behalf. Don’t get me wrong; fasting is good but you don’t fast to earn your way into God’s blessing. Fasting helps you to control the carnal impulse of the flesh so that you can align your thoughts and emotions with His word, for faith to be activated in response to His good will. Fasting do helps the believer, but does not help God in any way. Do You desire wholeness?
COMPLETELLY ROBBED – We have been completely robbed of the freedom to enjoy a personal God who loves us freely. Enough is enough… break free from this religious cancer of self effort, which is sucking life from millions of believers. Sharing this living message with a young woman; she called me recently and told me of how she felt so personal with God, speaking to Him about small details of His life. (She talk to God about her hair) Yes! God cares about every details of your life, including your very hair. “I have never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love and more love! (Jeremiah 31:3b MSG) . Expect good instead of the evil which so
permeate the mind of most of us. Are you dealing with guilt, loss, shame, sickness or a very delicate issue and you feel like it not going to end for your good. Let God’s love influence your persuasion and see Him turn the tables for your favor. It is His nature to defend, heal and restore justice to His own. Glory alleluia!!
EARTHLY LOVE – Earthly or human love is established on the platform of human conditions but divine love is spontaneous action, out of the fullness of Gods nature to love. God does not love you because of the good deeds you exhibited and neither does He love you less, because of your inadequacies. He loves you because He is love!! That is the difference between His love and that of men. If your parents did not treat you right growing up and it has cast a shadow on how you see God, you can break free from mental prison to experience a love greater than the love of man. Let this truth sink deep into your heart; “I have never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love and more love! (Jeremiah 31:3b MSG)
16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. 18 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. (1 John 4:16-18 NAS)
THE GREATEST DELIVERANCE MINISTER IS LOVE – Love (God-consciousness) casts out the torment of fear out of the hearts of the most miserable, and despaired souls when one allow Him to flood his hearts with the liquid presence of His favor. Friend, today let faith arise in your heart as you become conscious of His love for you to see you healed, restored and positioned on the solid rock of His righteousness. All the men and women, who stood face to face with adversity and laugh through their storms to the complete shock of their enemies, were men and women who were flowing deep in the ocean of His love. Some were burned on the stakes and yet they kept
praising God without fear of death. Whether you are in jail or at the end of your rope reading this write-up, be encouraged that God is not in mood swing about His good plan for your life. He always makes all things beautiful by working our mess into a message. Scripture says that …Faith works in love (Gal 5:6).
FAITH WORKS IN LOVE – Your faith does not work in system of works or performance (your level of performance will not motivate God in any way to love you more. To walk in faith… to have a good opinion of God. When His opinion or His feeling (love) towards you becomes your daily persuasion, you effortlessly open yourself up to personally experience His supernatural power in all areas of your life, as a child of the king. Amen!! In some quarters of the Church some consider faith as a weapon to make God work. Your faith is a response to what God has already done through Christ.
A PRAYER TO PRAY – Abba, you have not giving me a spirit of fear but of love and sound mind. Today, I walk in the victory of your love, in all that I do. I embrace your love presence; overwhelming the activities of my hand for good success, in Jesus name
A TRUTH TO REMEMBER – The fear of missing out love presence… Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4