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The Love Of God In You!

 

Proverbs33v4“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:37-40)

“And now abide  faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love“(1 Corinthians 13:13 NKJV)

“But when the Holy Spirit control our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Galatians 5:22 NLT)

Love endures long and is patient and kind; love is never envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride);  it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly.
Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end].”
(1 Corinthians 13:4-8 AMP)

 

Wow! The first time I read this Scripture, as a new born-again believer, defining the Love of God in the Amplified Version of the Bible I was blown away. Continue reading

We Have What We Say!

 

Psalm141v3“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof”(Proverbs 18:21)

“I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19)

 

Our words have power! There is absolutely no doubt about that! God spoke you, me, and this world into existence. He tells us in His Word that we have the power to speak life or death, blessing or cursing into our lives, that of our children, those around us, and into our circumstances. God gave us a choice between life and death, blessings and curses, and in His Wisdom, He tells us to choose life that we and our descendants may live. Glory to God! Continue reading

Contend For the Faith

1thes5-11“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 1:3 KJV).

“Dear Friends, I wanted very much to write you about the salvation we all share. But I felt the need to write you about something else: I want to encourage you to fight hard for the faith that was given the holy people of God once and for all time” (Jude 1:3 NCV).

 

Here Jude urges the believer to contend (fight hard) for the faith of the early church. In this age when Christianity is being attacked at every level, the believer needs to know the uncompromised Word of God and fight to retain the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Be Not Afraid

 

isa41-13“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9)

 

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2Timothy 1:7)

 

God has commanded us over and over in His Word that we are not to be afraid, but to be strong and courageous for He is our God Who will never fail us nor forsake us. Continue reading

The Best Medicine

 

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones” (Proverbs 17:22)

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken” (Proverbs 15:13)

“All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast” (Proverbs 15:15)

 

 

A merry
sameach  (saw-may’-akh)
blithe or gleeful — (be) glad, joyful, (making) merry(-hearted), -ily), rejoice(-ing). Continue reading

Living Letters

 

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“Clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart” (2 Corinthians 3:3 NKJV)

 

The Word of God says in 2 Corinthians 3:3 that the believer in Christ Jesus is “an epistle of Christ”. They are living letters created by God and sent out into the world for all men to read. Hallelujah!

The “epistle of Christ”, the living letters, share many of the components of an ordinary letter except that: Continue reading

What If Some Did Not Believe?

 

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“What if some did not believe and were without faith? Does their lack of faith and their faithlessness nullify and make ineffective and void the faithfulness of God and His fidelity [to His Word]?” (Romans 3:3 AMP)

 

“For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” (Romans 3:3 KJV)

 

Unbelief is defined by some as “having little trust”, “skeptical”, and “an insult to divine veracity”. Continue reading