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Monday, 18 April 2011

17/04/2011 receive the gift of love continued

Have a Blessed weekend!
Please read last weekends message first as we have covered a small part of the scripture so far!
We have been studying 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

Its a beautiful scripture. a powerful scripture. One that is over looked by many in church and certainly outside of believers.
The world and its people need Gods love, need us to walk in this love. The power of love is so powerful its a weapon without even realising it!
Weapon against what? Spiritual Wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12" For we wrestle not against flesh and blood ( man ) but against principalities, ( angel Ranks) against powers, ( angel ranks) against the rulers of the darkness of this world ( people working alongside satan/ILLUMINATI), against spiritual wickedness in high places."

This is what is operating in our world and on mankind. This is what happened when Adam and Eve back in Genesis 3 gave authority over to satan and why the world was cursed. See last weeks message!
Walking in Love is bringing Gods nature and character into the world. Instead of satans. The power of love is like no other.
1 John 4:8 " He who does not love has not become acquainted with God, for GOD IS LOVE"God is love, He doesn’t just feel it or act in it. He IS love.

1 John 4:7 “Beloved, Let us love one another, for love is from God; and He who loves his fellowmen is born of God and coming to know and understand God.”

God wants us to spread His love as Jesus Christ did. Jesus came and Freed all He came into contact with from satanic bondage (chains/ things that hold you back).
Jesus Christ Healed all who were oppressed of the devil…

Acts 10:38 "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him."
The definition of healing in the English Dictionary is much more than from sickness or disease. HEALING means:

To restore to health or soundness; cure. (that’s the power of love)

To set right; repair: healed the rift between us. (that’s the power of love)

To restore (a person) to spiritual wholeness. (that’s the power of love)

To become whole and sound; return to health. (that’s the power of love)
This is how God intended for mankind to be. He gave us Jesus Christ and anyone who excepts him into their heart can receive these!

John 1:4:9-11 says:
“ In this love of God was made manifest where we are concerned: in that God sent His son, the only begotten (born) son into the world so that we might LIVE through HIM.In this love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation ( atoning sacrifice) for our sins.Beloved, if God loved us so very much, we also ought to love one another

God wants us to Love one another just as he loves us. Gods love as shown in last weeks message is Agape love ( unconditional/not wanting anything in return/not ruled by emotions)
When you are in Christ ( have Jesus in your heart and life ) you receive His love and his life. This is from your Father who loves you, He wants to be in a relationship with you and guess what? You really can. Billions of us are already doing that. Having a personal relationship with our maker! God wants us to be like him and spread love to all people and the world. The world could do with it don’t you think?
Have you had a look around lately as to what is happening all over the world due to the curse, mans choice and satan.
The News if full of it. I don’t even watch it because of this yet I know so many who are fixed on the doom and gloom that is happening. Its poison!
You really don’t have to live like that infact you could live so very well and give it to others too.

John 1:4-5 " In Him (Jesus) was LIFE, and the LIFE was the LIGHT of all men".

Mathew 5:16 " Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

Loving God, the world and others.  Doing good glorifies the Father in Heaven, your Father in Heaven.

Jesus said in John 15:9-11 “ As the Father has loved me so have I loved you; continue in my Love. If you keep my commandments you shall abide (live) in my love, even as I have kept my Fathers commandments, and abide in His love.
This part is one major reason why God Says its wise to do this!

Verse 11: “ These things I have spoken to you, that my joy (Jesus‘) might remain in you and that your joy might be full”.

Gods word says in Nehemiah 8:9 that “The joy of the Lord is your strength“!

Do you want to be strong in all situations? God wants you to be, Do you want to hold out when times get rough? Gods wants you too. They all come down to walking in LOVE. Why was Jesus sent back? Jesus Christ was sent to earth because God loves us so much. God wanted to redeem man back from satans clutches and free them in their life here on earth but also eternally. If you have read last weeks message you will know we are a spirit being and that the spirit is eternal. ( lives on forever ) just not in this earthly body!
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten son, that who so ever shall believe on him shall not perish but have eternal life"

Ephesians 2:4 “But God--so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us.”
Thats Powerful!

The power of Gods love

1 Corinthians 12:31But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces. And yet I will show you a still more excellent way (one that is better by far and the highest of them all--love)Love is more powerful and more excellent than anything!
Fear is the opposite of love and the bible says perfect love casts out all fear!
1 John 4:18 " There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love."

I have used that scripture as have many any time fear has entered in to my life. This isn’t from God but satan. Spirit of Fear! I can say that once that scripture was spoken out in faith Fear left. That’s the power of Gods word and His love.

So lets look at more of this beautiful scripture we are studying. And what God says love is not!1 Corinthians 13:4-8"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

Love is not proud - Pride is how satan fell! Please read Ezekiel 28. We covered this last weekend. When in pride you elevate yourself/puff yourself up.In English dictionary the definition of Proud is:
Too High Opinion - Thinking that you are more important, skilful etc than you really are.
A proud person who would not admit to their mistakes.

Great Self Respect - Having respect for yourself, so that you are embarrassed to ask for help when you are in a difficult situation.
Proud - Thinking you are too superior to get help. Loftiness - Elevated in character and spirit. ( puffing yourself up)
Arrogant - Thinking you are better than other people or more important than you are.
Haughty and Lordly - Thinking you are more superior either in position or birth.
Pompous ( excessively arrogant ) Showing how important you are.
Overbearing - Exercising power in a cruel way, to be harsh, severe. Oppressive (heavy/ burdensome) or disrespectful, insulting, rude.

Is it just me or are so many people like this today? Everywhere you go there are people behaving like this. PRIDE covers a large spectrum. There is that famous saying “there is always one” never mind always one. There are millions of people behaving like this and guess what? Is it Gods nature they are taking after or satans? You got it satans. Who would want to take after satan? He is pure evil.
Jesus said to the Pharisee’s (religious people funny enough) the ones who had him killed trying to stop His love and light spreading to the world.

John 8:44  “You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stayed not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

Satan is a murderer, liar, thief and wants to keep you with him so that you don’t receive the truth. Satan wants to keep all people in Pride and everything that isn’t love. Why? To steal what is yours. To stop you receiving what God has for you. To keep you in deception and He loves you denying God and blaming God for all that is happening in the world.

The world is full of Prideful people! Lets see what Gods word says about things like hatred.. Pride is one of the reasons why hatred can come. Lets see what scripture says about hatred And what loves can do instead.

Proverbs 10:12 “ Hatred stirs up contentions ( rivalry), but love covers all transgressions ( sins, violations).

Proverbs 15:17 “Better a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.”
1 John 4:20-21 “ If anyone says, I love God and hates his brother, he is a liar; For He who does not love His brother, whom He has seen, cannot love God, whom He has not seen”. And this command we have from Him ( Jesus ) that He who loves God shall love His brother also.

This may be difficult to do if someone is behaving badly to you, you may want to lash out give them a taste of their own medicine so to speak. BUT if you do you are breeding satans nature, and giving him access into your life” to steal to Kill, to destroy” as it says in John 10:10. Its poison!

It may be difficult If you have had a hard life so far. Things can change you have heard the truth here.
No one is perfect but through Jesus you receive Gods nature, His abilities to cope with this sort of thing. As I have already shown you in last weeks message.

In Galatians 5:22 His nature and character is “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance”.

Jesus gives comfort in our sufferings:
Romans 5:5 “ such hope never disappoints or shames us, For Gods love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given unto us".

And when you except Christ Jesus into your life and heart, You really can overcome such a thing.

Philipians 4:13 “I can do all things by Christ Jesus who strengthens me”. If I can do it and believe me I have suffered my fair share in wrongs you can do it too!

Lets look at Pride itself.

Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Haughty means ( condescendingly and scornfully proud)
Isaiah 5:21 “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.” 

Proverbs 26:1 “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”John 5:44 “How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?”

Now the good part,

Romans 5:8 “ But Gods shows His own love for us by the fact that while we were still yet sinners ( in Sin nature because of fall of man) Christ dies for us".
Jesus said:Mathew 5:44 “But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

Love is what this world needs. Love is what you need. Gods love is available.
Always has been, to receive but also to give. All for the highest good. Spread love, get rid pride it will destroy you and others. Get to know your maker. Your Father in heaven through His word and have a personal relationship with Him through Christ Jesus. I guarantee you will be glad you did. And you will experience TRUE POWER! His love is the ultimate power!

Power against evil in this world and operating in the spirit realm. Power over your life and your families. Power in your work place. Power like you have never encountered against all odds!
Don’t just sit back and carry on as if all is ok. You will find out the hard way that actually it isn’t.

If you have pride  get into it aside accepting Jesus into your heart, All you need to do is Ask God to help you and HE WILL, in fact you will find out He has been waiting for you to ask and give it to HIM.
We don’t have to be slaves to darkness. He wants you to operate like He does and make such a difference for your own life and the life of many others. Are you selfish or don’t care? Or do you want to give what was given to you? Freely?
Love is more than a feeling. Love gives no matter what. For nothing in return, always! You operate like that You will have joy and strength beyond your wildest dreams. Satan doesn’t want you to experience that. Sad thing is its free! Its your choice. God gives you a choice. He would never violate your freewill. That’s the POWER of LOVE!

Are you ready for the truth?

God bless you this new week.
God loves you,

Lisa Uk


1 comment:

  1. Another beautiful message, spot on! Its all about Love. 1 John 4:18 "Perfect Love casts out fear" i have been saying this over the last few days, for the battle am going through at the moment.
    God bless
    Twinkle x x x