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God Demonstrated Love

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

How do you know someone loves you? Can love be shown without action? Many people who don’t know God would like to paint him as an angry and wrathful God. But when we understand what God, our Heavenly Father, has done for us already. We then understand that God does so love the world that he gave his only begotten Son (John 3:16) to free us from our bondages of sin and death

See even though we were rebellious, unholy, wicked, and disobedient. God granted you grace and mercy through Jesus Christ. Did we deserve grace and mercy? No but God’s love was demonstrated for us on the cross, Jesus tasted death for the punishment of our sins, not his.

There is no greater story of love and mercy than through Jesus Christ. Now don’t be misled, because of sin we still live in a broken world. There will still be pain and suffering. However, we can have peace and hope knowing that through Christ we will overcome death. Because our Lord has risen we will rise also and have eternal life in our Fathers Kingdom.

There is no love without action. Just as a man who loves a woman, demonstrates that love with the covenant of marriage. God has demonstrated his love to us through the covenant of his son Jesus Christ Amen!

Our Savior

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

God has a plan for the world and his name is Jesus. Since the beginning we have all fallen short to the glory of God, we have all become sinners. And the wages of sin equal death, however because God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son to save the world from our sins.

His Hebrew name is Yeshua which means “Salvation of Yahweh) which means God saved us through his son Jesus, who became the sacrificial Lamb to take the punishment for your sins. Through the birth of Jesus Christ, we can have hope and victory, because he has overcome the world

As we celebrate this Christmas Season let’s focus on the reason.  Its not about the presents and cookies, it about the lowly baby in the manger who is the King of the World, our Lord and Savior who is the manifestation of God in the flesh. Holy is his name, he is worthy to be  praised in Jesus Name Amen

Give Thanks

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus 1 Thessalonians 5:18

During Thanksgiving we ponder what we are thankful for, we recognize the blessings that God has given us. But the truth is we should treat every like Thanksgiving. Everyday is a gift from God, nothing should be taken for granted. If you wake up in the morning with breathe in your body, you should be thankful. However we have a tendency to become complacent. We take for granted everything that God has already given us and were not thankful anymore. We need to live each day like it’s a new day with a new beginning. Thank God everyday for your spouse, your children, your family, your job, your home. Don’t take a single blessing for granted.

Remember the victories that God has already won for you in the past, celebrate these and give glory to God. Don’t forget what your Father has already provided for you, because it pleases him to give you more. Most importantly we need to remember that there are many who suffer, your blessings may seem small to you but to others they would give anything to be in your place. Give Thank to God in all your circumstances , good or bad, because we are blessed and victorious in Jesus Name Amen

Happy Thanksgiving

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4

Will you enter today with “Thanksgiving” towards God? While we reflect on the things we are thankful for today, let’s remember to Thank our Heavenly Father! This is the day The Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it (Psalm 118:24)

We have so much to be Thankful for a lot of times we overlook the small victories in our life. Let’s first remember that we are here for a purpose, God has a plan for our lives. He made us in his image, breathed life into our bodies. Be Thankful God has put you here to fulfill your destiny!

Thank God for our Lord Jesus Christ, who laid down his life for us all to save us from our sins. We can be Thankful and hopeful today because we have victory through Christ! Our Father showed his grace and mercy towards us because he loves us like a Father

Lets be Thankful for everything God provides for us including our spouses, our children, our family, our home. Everything we have we give Thanks to The Lord, so today Enter his Gates with Thanksgiving because our God is an awesome God in Jesus Name Amen

Love Your Enemies

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. Matthew 5:38-39

One of the toughest lessons we learn from Jesus is to love our enemies. It’s difficult when people have wronged us it’s our natural instinct to seek revenge on them. But as Jesus is telling us we need to hold ourselves to a higher standard, take the higher ground. Instead of retaliating just shake it off and hold your peace.

Usually when we engage in the conflict its escalates it even further. As Christians we need to learn to be the peacemakers, to try to defuse a potential explosive situation not add fuel to the fire.

And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. Matthew 5:40-42

Most of us, we work hard for the things we have and God rewards us for working hard with honesty and integrity. However we just need to make sure our possessions don’t end up possessing us. If you see someone in need, if its possible help them out. Doesn’t always mean giving them money either, maybe they just need a friend or a ride to work. The little things can sometimes be the biggest blessings to someone

If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:46-48

It’s easy to love our family and friends but to love your enemies is a daunting task. Jesus showed us a great example of this when he was crucified on the cross, instead of cursing his enemies he prayed for them and said “Father Forgive them for they know not what they do”

We need to strive to be like Christ, just as Jesus said strive to be perfect just as God is. We know its impossible to be perfect but we can strive for perfection, set the bar high, love your enemies in Jesus Name Amen

No Greater Love

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.  John 15:13-14

How do we know if someone truly loves them? Words are nice but your actions will truly show how much you love someone. Jesus showed us the greatest act of love, to lay down his life for us. How can anyone put that deep of love into words?

Its just like a woman sacrificing her body to give birth to her child, is there any greater act of love that a mother could display than this? These sacrifices are acts of love, there is no greater love than this

I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

Jesus doesn’t see us as servants, as failures, he calls us his friends. How many people do you personally call your friend? And how many of them would you willingly lay down your life for?

In todays world we use the terms love and friend very loosely, but Jesus takes them very serious. Isn’t great to know you have a friend in Jesus who sacrificed everything for you?

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last–and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16

What’s even more amazing is Jesus comes to us, we don’t have to travel great distants or go thru great lengths to get to Jesus, he is with us. He sent us the Holy Spirit after his ascension to guide and comfort us.

Remember the story of Disciples, after Jesus died on the cross, Peter denied Jesus and thought he left him forever. But after Jesus rose from the dead, he went to visit Peter on the shore. Jesus came looking for Peter, just as he looks for us also.

This is my command: Love each other. John 15:17

Jesus has taught us what it truly means to love, now let’s follow his commandment to Love each other just as Christ loves us. When the world lets you down, remember what Jesus has already done for you, there is no great love in Jesus Name Amen.

His Love Endures Forever

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalms 100:5

Being a parent, we all have times when our children are being disobedient and disobeying our commands. Although we become angry at first, we quickly forgive because we love our children and our love endures forever for them.

This is the same with our Heavenly Father, there are many times we disobey his commands and probably sometimes we might even anger him, but his promise and love endures forever. We are his children and he loves us that much.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:3-4

Gods love and mercy was displayed by the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus. A love that is so great it could never be matched. And this love will endure forever as you are washed by the Blood of The Lamb. We love God because he loved us first. His covenant will endure forever.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16

Many times when our children have done something wrong they will try to hide or hide it from us, for fear we won’t understand what they did. When in fact we usually know what they did before they even did it.

This is the same with God, many are afraid to approach him with there sin or think how could God ever understand me. The fact is Jesus was God in the Flesh, he knows the trials and temptations of being human.. He knows exactly who you are and how it feels to be you. So just like a parent, don’t be afraid to approach him for his love and mercy does endure forever.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34

So give thanks to God everyday for his love and mercy endures forever. And apply this to your everyday life, learn to love and forgive just as God loves and forgives you in Jesus Name Amen

God Is Love

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love 1 John 4:7-8

Hatred, violence, and racism don’t come from God. If anyone is filled with these things, they are not filled with the Spirit of God but are filled with the Spirit of Satan.

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. 1 John 4:9-10

God loves you enough to sacrifice his only begotten Son, to allow him to take the punishment for your sins. There is no greater love than to lay down your life for others, God displayed ultimate love

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit 1 John 4:11-13

The same Spirit that raised Christ from the Dead is living in you, that is the Spirit of God. You are called to be The Light of the World and The Salt of The Earth, Do people see God living in you?

  And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:14-16

Anyone who acknowledges Jesus before others he will acknowledge them before God. Confess today that Jesus is your Lord and Savior and become transformed with the Spirit of God

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 1 John 4:17

Nobody can get to the Father without going thru the Son, alone we are not worthy to stand before God but with the blood of Jesus we are worthy and redeemed

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

Fear doesn’t come from God but come from Satan to control and manipulate you. Break the chains today, if God be for us who can be against us, Fear no Evil

We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. 1 John 4:19-21

Jesus commanded us to Love One Another as we Love ourselves. Unless your doing this your not truly doing the Will of God.  Remember We love because he first love us, God made us in his image, he sacrificed his Son for our sins, there is no greater love than God in Jesus Name Amen

The Greatest Commandment

Owe nothing to anyone–except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law. Romans 13:8

Jesus said the greatest commandments are to love God with all our hearts and love your neighbor as yourself.  Sounds simple but yet the world is full of hatred and violence. Imagine a world if everyone did love each other as themselves?  Remember God is love, so when you look at the world with loving eyes, you look at the world thru Gods eyes, the way it was mean to be.

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Romans 13:9

All the commandments of the Bible can be fulfilled by following one commandment. Think about it if you truly loved your neighbor would you want to harm them or victimize them? No, the same goes for yourself. You don’t want anyone harming you or your family. If you treat people with the mutual respect that you wish to be treated, everyone can live together peacefully. Love is the cure to all problems.

Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:10

Why is it so difficult for the world to love one another? The answer is so simple yet nobody is willing to do it. The reason is selfishness, all sin is caused by selfishness. People refuse to love one another for reason of greed, envy, lust, and pride. If people learned to be more like Jesus, and think less about themselves and more about other people, then world peace would be possible.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew  22:37-40

If you can’t love, you can’t follow God, its as simple as that. The first thing we need to do as Christians, is have a “heart transplant”. When you accept Christ, remove all the hatred, bitterness, jealousy, ect from your heart. When you open your heart, then you will truly understand God and his ways.

Some people still are not going to like you, and some people are still going to do you wrong. Pay them no mind, fix your eyes on God and let them have to answer for there actions in Jesus name Amen.

Love One Another

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12

Gods commands us to Love one another as Christ has loved us. How did Jesus love us? He loved us enough to lay down his life for us. Do you love your neighbor enough to do that? Most of us won’t even say hello to our neighbor let alone lay down our life for them.

Why do we resist to love others? Because there is nothing in it for me? They hurt me? It’s easy for us to come up with reasons for hate but it’s not easy to Love one Another as God has commanded us.

(John 15:13) “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

The worlds view on Love are “feeling” people feel like there in love. But true love is much deeper than a feeling it’s action. When somebody truly loves you they will take care of you when you’re sick, lift you up when everyone pushes you down, stand by your side thru thick and thin.

No greater love was displayed than Jesus laid down his life for us at the Cross. You can question God on many things but you can’t question whether he loves you, there is no greater love than Jesus.

(Mark 12:30-31) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

When Jesus was asked what are the greatest commandments , he answered Love God with all your heart and Love your Neighbor as yourself. Are you getting the pattern? Love , Love, Love..

Hatred is unacceptable to God and those who claim to be Christians and still hate are false and really don’t know God. Hatred is a cancer that will consume you and everyone around you, it will destroy live and not prosper them. I ask that we call unto Jesus to fill our hearts and souls to Love One Another as Jesus loved us Amen