God Bless you this week. I hope you have had a wonderful time of late.
Loves Living Word Ministries UK has been blessed. God always puts the right people just at the right time in your way. Praise God for His blessings and faithfulness. Sometimes we may have to start out not knowing where things will lead us. We have to use our faith and just trust in what God and what your spirit confirms regarding moving in a certain direction. It may seem like it is so far out of reach and crazy to many. You may come up against opposition even from people you don’t expect. You may find that you have no help from anyone, and wonder why? You may find that people are present and watching yet they do nothing to help the vision come into being and again wonder why? Never ever get discouraged; God is the one who will elevate and make it happen NEVER man. Man can aid in the process but primarily it is God who is the source. Some of the time you will find people will have nothing good to say about the vision especially if you are young in the Lord. Don’t let this deter you from what God has shared with you. Go forward with God in Faith even if you don’t know your next step. God does and if you have faith in Him; He will bring exactly what you need just in time. This is living by Faith and as God is a God of Faith and we as His children of Righteousness are to live by faith as said in Romans 1:17. Living by faith is believing in things that are not seen, this is sometimes difficult to do when you have only had a word from the Lord and things have not seemed to move anywhere for a long time. Be assured if you are walking in Gods ways, things are without doubt moving behind the scenes in the spirit realm making way for it to manifest down in this realm. God hears your worship, your prayer and he knows your heart. He sees faithfulness over billions of unfaithful and scripture says we are to walk by faith and not by sight. Even in your darkest hour God has his hands on you always, no matter what you do or ever could do. So hold on to that vision or that burden in your heart, take small steps every day moving forwards towards that goal. Even if it is just spending time with the LORD. The more you spend time with him the more you get to know him. There is no greater than that! Be blessed this weekend and know that God rewards those who are faithful to Him, be assured that He does see and will bloom those seeds you have sown. Don’t grow weary, forge forward in Faith and Victory because the battle has already been won. It was done over 2000 years ago and its yours for the taking if you are in Christ. Reach out to Him today, release your fears and worries and hold on to your hats because God is about to do tremendous things with those who reverently and worshipfully fear him. Amen.
This week We are continuing with the series on 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."
This is the New living translation we have studied. But Lets take a look at the New King James Version because it explains things a bit better:
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
Today will are going to continue our study of “Love always protects” ( as said in the New Living Translation and in the New King James Version it says “Love bears all things”
We are going to study in a different direction today, we are going to study what the Greek and English words of the scripture and see in depth what the words in scripture actually mean this expands the scripture tremendously and we shall see through Holy Spirits choice of wording how important each individual word the Holy Spirit and its author uses.
Firstly lets take a look at the Greek word for both Protects and Bears:
Protect and bear means in the Greek Stego and it means to:
1. deck, thatch, to cover ( as in your home or something)
to protect or keep by covering, to preserve
2. by covering to keep off something which threatens, to bear up against, hold out against, and so endure, bear, forbear
Here we see that The Holy Ghost is saying that when Love protects all things or Love bears up all things He is saying that Love covers, protects, preserves.
This shows that Love is powerful as we have already seen in previous blogs.
Lets take a look at what the word covers actually means.
Cover in the English dictionary means: To hide, To clothe, to protect, to screen
So Love Hides us, clothes us, protects us and screens us. That’s powerful!
To be hidden from what? The enemy and his strategies and the darts of the evil one, as said in Ephesians 6:6
Lets take a look at Psalm 28:7 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise him.”
And Psalm 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Psalms 144:2 ”He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.”
In the Old testament and the times of the prophet Samuel; David who was King of Israel sang many beautiful songs to the lord, on this occasion the Lord had just delivered him from the hands of ALL his enemies its says and from the hand of Saul the previous King.
In 2 Samuel 22:31 it says David sang "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is truth. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him".
The lord wants to shield you from anything you are facing or with ever face. He is the only one who can shield you from sickness, poverty, strife etc. all these things do not come from God but the evil one. Praise God we can be hidden and shielded from such things. This is why its so important to be faithful to him so He can cover you. Love hides us/shields us through our FAITH in HIM
Clothe in English Dictionary literally means: to invest, to cover
1. We are to put on, to wear. Provide with clothes or put clothes on
2. To furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
Love clothes us with what? This is an interesting one, We are clothed in Gods glory firstly;
Psalms 3:3 “ But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.”
Peter a disciple who walked with Christ wrote to believers through the Holy Spirit, he talked about hanging on in Christ he encouraged us though hard times. He said this:
1 Peter 4:14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. ( this has happened to billions of us who love and walk with Christ)! Why the world doesn’t understand what it cant yet see!. YET!
When we accept Christ His glory comes to live inside us by the Holy Spirit but when we pray and worship him it calls the glory, His glory upon ( which means inside) us. Many times in the bible has the glory of the Lord come upon people. In the Old testament the glory of God used to come down from heaven either dwelling in the temple as in 1 Kings 8:10 when Solomon finished the temple. Gods glory came down on mount Sinai with Moses in Exodus 24:15-18 His spirit came on many people, this is how the bible was written but it wasn’t permanent as it is in our covenant with him. Now in the New testament we have a precious gift. The Holy Spirit coming to live on the inside of us as we have seen in previous blogs. This means his glory is in and upon us.
In Acts 1:4,8, Jesus instructed His disciples not to go forth preaching and teaching until they received "the promise of the Father," which was the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 5:5 says “ Now hope does not disappoint, because the LOVE of GOD had been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us".
So LOVE clothes us with His glory, and when in Christ His glory lives in us.
In Ephesians The apostle Paul shared one of the most important messages against spiritual warfare He said this.
Ephesians 6:11 “ Put on the whole Armour of God so you can withstand the wiles and deceit of the devil” it carries on to say “for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities ( fallen angels/demons) against Powers (fallen angels and demons) against the rulers of darkness, against spiritual host of wickedness in high places ( spirits ruling the air /atmosphere).
When we are in Christ as you have learnt last week you are given the gift of righteousness. When you are walking in his ways and not sinning you are not exposed to the enemy and his demons and therefore you are fully clothed with the full armour of God. As soon as you step out of his protection ( armour) then you are wide open to the enemy and his attacks. Don’t get me wrong even with the full armour the enemy will attack but as the scripture says stand you will be able to do so and it wont do too much damage. Paul and the Holy Spirit emphasised the word against each time they mentioned a demonic rank.
The “Against” in the scripture is taken from the word Pros and this means a forward position or face to face. So basically He was saying that we come “face to face with” and then he listed the rank of demons. Each as despicable and foul as each other. Starting with the highest rank first. Praise God He has given u the armour to be able to withstand and defeat coming face to face with such evil spirits!
Lets take a quick look at what “The armour of God” is. This is full armour to help you against the trickery and deceit ( whiles) of the devil. God is so Good He keeps on giving, Freely. Its says “put on”
Meaning to apply, to clothe, to add, to produce.
We are clothed with The Helmet of Salvation ( when you accept Christ/ Eternal salvation, but also being saved here in this life on earth too) The Helmet protects your mind as you re new it to the word of God and you keep out the attacks of the enemy. He attacks your mind, thought processes. The Helmet Paul was talking about was a Roman Helmet. It was very extravagant, beautiful and shiny. Nothing could pierce it as it was solid! You knew The Roman soldier was coming a long way off Because of the Red elivated centre pice. JUST as the darkone knows someone who is sealed with the HOLY GHOST! Ephesians 2:8-10
Jesus is our Savoir meaning “ one who rescues us from evil”
Save in English Dictionary means: to bring SAFE out of evil, to rescue, to bring out of danger, To protect (there is that word again in conjunction with the meaning of the word Cover) (Love covers which we are studying!) Love covers protects and preserves. Save also means To preserve (again the same word as earlier).
In Greek means Sozo = to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction To make whole, To heal.
Salvation in English dictionary means: protected from harm, risk, loss destruction.
Lets take a look at the route word in Greek: Salvation means Soteria
This means deliverance, preservation, safety, healing,
Salvation is so much more than your eternal place in Heaven. Jesus knows the struggles was face whilst here on earth. it’s a fallen world, Cursed, That’s why He came back. To Save us. A Free Gift of LOVE. He gave us the Helmet of Salvation which cannot be pierced, no demon is getting in. When you know who you are in Christ, you are confident about your Salvation. This means you will be walking powerfully in the reality of your salvation. And I guarantee people will notice this! Just as you would notice the extravagant and beautiful helmet the Roman soldier wore!
We are Clothed with The Breast plate of Righteousness ( your legal position in Christ now you are saved) PURE, in Right standing with God no matter what!) 2 Corinthians 5:21 We learnt about Righteousness last week, lets share a small amount more here! When you know you are forgiven and in right standing with God once again. Redeemed from the curse and no longer separated from him; there is something that is noticeably different about you. You will walk with your chest out and head held high. No condemnation that the world and people try to bring you. A Roman soldiers armour the breast plate was huge and Bright, imagine the sun shining off it as they walked, It would blind their enemies. Walk in the brightness and boldness of your position in Christ. This is a little of what the breast plate of Righteousness brings in, Read last weeks blog!
We are Clothed with The Sword of the Spirit ( this is Gods word, His word is creative Power, it is God talking to us, Hebrews 4:12 says “its alive and powerful“.When you use this things change and happen in this realm and the spirit realm. IT IS SO POWERFUL. it’s a book of LIVING seeds. Hence the Ministry name LOVES LIVING WORD MINISTRIES . Seeds do what? They grow if fed, watered and given light. They need to be put in good moist fertile soil. Gods word if you attend to it and study it does just that. It provides you with a solid ground in your life. Spirit Soul and Body.. It is the very thing the enemy ( devil) has tried to get people to dis believe from the very beginning. The word of God is what nations have been built on although as we are now at the end of an era of grace. Satan has made sure that the word of God is not central in many nations. The word of God stands forever whether he did this or not. Heaven and earth shall pass away scripture says but the word of God shall stand forever. Why? Because Gods word cannot be moved, changed, broken or destroyed. HE IS LIFE itself, HE IS LOVE itself. He spoke and the world came into being. He spoke and the trees and the flowers sprouted. He made us speaking spirits just as He is. WHY? Because if we speak His word into being there is POWER and things will change. Circumstances will change. Proverbs 4:20 " Attend to my words, incline your ear to my saying, for they are LIFE to those that find them and health to ALL their flesh". Gods word is LIFE.
We are clothed with The Loin Belt of Truth. This is walking in the truth, Gods word is the TRUTH. Instead of walking in the deception that is upon the world, Gods light is shining! Without being fixed in his word and walking in this truth, without having your loins girt with the truth as scripture says, It is impossible for all the other armour to stand in place. The belt holds the sword, the shield is attached to it, the breast place and the belt are attached and lance at the back. Its the major piece that keeps all the others in place! John 8:31-32 Jesus said "you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” Walk and live in His truth, have your Loins gurt with the truth.!
Free in English dictionary means: Not bound, ( with the curse you are bound to the enemy as his power of you) Free also means at liberty ( freedom)
Jesus also said in John 16:25 that "the spirit of truth will come". ( he was talking to his disciples and preparing them for when he was about to leave this world) God gift to you, Loves clothes us in Truth.
We are clothed with The Shield of faith ( Faith is given as we have seen by God, scripture says we all have a measure of faith. It is up to us to grow in that faith. God lives by Faith and we are made in his image so we too are to live by faith “ the Just shall live by faith” Hebrew 11:1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped the evidence of things not seen" So when things in this world are not happening as Gods word says it should be we are clothed in the shield of Faith. God Hides you with this shield of faith from the fiery darts of the evil one as we saw earlier. For it was by faith that you are saved scripture says. Faith will see you through and shield you from a terrible report from the doctor, Faith in God can change that bad report around. Faith can change any circumstance around and is essential to a persons life and walk with God. He operates by Faith as must we. A Romans soldiers sheild was very large like a door shape covering much of the soldier, it was made put of many layers of thick leather when bound together made a very hard surface. this however needed to be oiled daily by the soldier other wise it would grow brittle and then it would be broken in battle. Just as we need to be oiled by the Holy Spirit daily otherwise our faith would become broken in time! Walk in the re newed faith of God as you oil yourself in the Holy Spirit daily! Nothing will penetrate!
We are clothed in the Shoes of the Gospel of Peace. The rest of the armour of God will not work properly without shoes. You cannot go into battle without them. Imagine a soldier going on the front line today without shoes? Would he get far? I don’t think so. He would be vulnerable. The shoes of the Gospel of peace are what we now wear when in Christ. He gives us His peace “ Peace I give unto you and Peace I leave with you” as we have already seen in previous blogs and we are able in peace to go and share the gospel with the world as we are meant to. Able to stand against the enemy who will and does try to come up against in you any form He can. We go and share the Gospel not for ourselves, we don’t benefit we are already saved. We Know where we are going after this life and we have the tools down here to get by supernaturally and miraculously against all odds; full of Gods blessings and promises fulfilled! We go to share the gospel, so that everyone has a choice and the opportunity to get set free, saved and experience their walk with their maker instead of separation and the chains/bound that they are in ( unkowningly) at times without him! This is for them alone and their destiny, there is nothing greater than knowing you have helped in share the Gospel “The TRUTH” and peoples lives are set free from the clutches of evil and its destruction of the enemy. ( look around how many messed up people are there)? It doesn’t have to be that way!!!
GOD says that He wishes ALL to come to know TRUTH 1 Timothy 2:4 and that He wishes NON should perish in scripture.( read the bible and find that scripture) If that is Gods will and we have been given a mandate to help them then Praise God what a JOB! I have to say there is nothing better, Your Supernatural, All Powerful, Heavenly, Almighty and Holy God trusts you to go in His name and share the Gospel. Talk about job satisfaction! Its awesome!!!! Being shod (wearing footwear/Clothed) with the Gospel of Peace. Ephesians 6:14-18
To have a healthy walk with God it requires that we have true peace and knowledge with our Lord; we should be “walking” away from the things of the past, problems, people who do harm and “walking” or in my case RUNNING towards the Father. You have the peace of God over circumstances in your life and anything the enemy ( devil) throws your way.
This has been a brief look into the armour of God there is so much more we could have shared here. Have a study for yourself and find out about the armour of God. Without you are not armed as God intended you to be!
1 Corinthians 13:7
“Love always Protects or Loves always Bears up in all things”
The Holy Spirit says Love protects all things or Love bears up all things He is saying that Love covers, protects, preserves as we are studying the meaning of the word protects and bears up.
We are given by the LOVE of God another powerful weapon to CLOTHE ( cover) ourselves with!!
The garment of Praise.
What is Praise?
In English Dictionary it means: To Glorify, to assign value to, to speak highly of, to commend, To extol (to lift up)
The enemy cannot be around a faith believing child of God who is singing and praising their heavenly Father. This is one of the ways that Gods glory and anointing is stirred up and becomes very strong from within and upon. This is why as a corporate body we are to come and worship Father together so we can be unified in spirit as scripture says and the anointing and power of God will grow stronger. The more you worship and praise the more the glory of God rises from within you and others. Many people have been set free by just worshipping and praising God from many different situations, Sickness, addictions, abuse of any kind, a broken heart, The list goes on, The power of God breaks any bondage ( sin or problem) It is too powerful for any demon to stay in its presence. God wants us in the midst of any trail or tribulation that you are facing to Praise him through it. I guarantee that if you take your mind off the circumstance and praise and worship God ( put on the garment of Praise) then that situation is about to and will change. There is POWER In the GARMENT OF PRAISE. However in the natural world, it’s the last thing you would do when you are hurting, faced with terrible circumstances, In fact what normally happens is that people magnify the PROBLEM by talking about it to whoever will listen then they who listened pass that information on to others and they discuss it. ( all this is bringing it about in the atmosphere) our words are powerful, our word is a seed, just as we are, we came from a seed, in fact you will find everything is a seed. So instead of sowing the problem we are to sow the answer which is Gods word and we are to praise Him for who He is. The ALMIGHTY GOD, The ALL POWERFUL ALL KNOWING ALL PRESENT GOD. We are to Love him scripture says that “He loved us first”. You will love him if He has helped you get out of terrible circumstances. Some people havnt been through that ands still love him for who He is. He is PURE LOVE and HOLY and wants to be with you. Don’t walk by! Get to know Him. You will be so glad you did. Things will never be the same again and you will be in the truth not the lie so many are in.
Praising God and Jesus is no doubt like screeching to any demon including the enemy ( the devil). He is the fallen angel who wanted to be magnified, praised, worshipped. We already know he wanted what and who God is and that could never be. He even said to Jesus when He went through the 40 days and nights temptation in the wilderness; I will give you all this ( he showed him all the kingdoms) if you will just bow down and worship me” There is Power in Praise and worship. What did Jesus DO? He came back in response to the enemy and said IT IS WRITTEN and He spoke Gods word which is power and what did satan do? He had to flee! The enemy only has power if you give him it, once you are born again. SO its important to stay with the FULL armour of God on!
In the Old testament David knew the power of Praise He wrote a lot of the psalms in the bible and they are so powerful.
Psalms 103 starts with “Bless the lord oh my soul all that is within me bless his Holy Name” Bless The Lord oh My soul who forgets not His benefits, Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your disease. who redeems my life from destruction, Who crowns me with loving Kindness and tender mercies; who satisfies my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed like the eagles”
David was declaring that His soul ( his mind will and emotions/feelings) would praise The Almighty God our Father.
You may not feel like praising God when all Hell is breaking loose. But you have the choice, The soul realm is not the pilot of your life if you are born again and you can praise Him with all you have. When you do what David did Your soul realm( mind will emotions) will change. And so will the circumstance.
Same as the story of Paul and Silas in the New Testament of Acts 16.
Paul an apostle of Christ and Silas had preached and taught in Phillipi and done nothing other than this and casting unclean spirits out of people. They had been imprisoned for this, (there was such opposition in the early church just as there is in the end of the church era today!) They were chained in the prison, they were about to be killed the next day. It was their darkest hour scripture says ( how many dark hours have you had?) I have had my fair share that’s for sure ( bedridden without the use of my body and a child running around with no help from anyone was probably one of the worst!) They knew the power of praise and at their darkest hour they started to praise God in the jail cell. Imagine what the other prisoners must have been thinking? There is these two preachers of “the way” singing and praising God whilst in chains ready to be killed the next day. Do you know what happened when they did this? The Glory and power of God showed up. There was a great earthquake scripture says the whole jail shook and immediately the doors flung open and the chains unfastened! The Jailer who was guarding them had been asleep and woke up to find the doors open. He panicked as you would and he was about to kill himself because he thought all the prisoners had escaped. ( as a roman soldier, it would have been better to die by himself then have them kill him which they would have done) He drew His sword and Paul shouted do not harm yourself!!! We are all here!
( Paul and Silas had an opportunity to escape but they didn’t. In fact the soldier saw the power of what praising God had done and trembling with fear he asked Paul and Silas “sirs what I must do to be saved”? they said believe “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house. And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with his whole household.”
This is the power of Praise, It will set people free. The jailer and his household all got born again and saved through Paul and Silas praising God at their darkest hour. They didn’t despair or give up and say that is it then. Were finished.! They didn’t give up, they looked to God who is the ONLY answer in such circumstances. We face them all the time ( illness, accidents, job losses and the rest) NEVER EVER GIVE UP! You give up, the enemy has won and you will be under the lie. Jesus already stripped him of his power and if you are in Christ you have the power of him too!
Put on (CLOTHE/COVER) The GARMENT OF PRAISE instead a powerful and precious tool your heavenly Father has given you! Love has you covered!
As we saw earlier To Clothe also means “ To Furnish with Power and Authority”
Furnish In English Dictionary means To supply, To equip, to provide
Then we have “with Power and authority“.
Power in Greek means Dunamis. It means- strength, power, ability EXPLOSIVE kind!
inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth power for performing miracles
moral power and excellence of soul, the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth. Power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts.
Authority in Greek means Exousia. It means Authority power of choice, liberty physical and mental power. The ability or strength with which one is endued, which he either possesses or exercises. The power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege), the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed)
So we see that LOVE clothes (Covers) us with all these things and on top we are Furnished with EXPLOSIVE POWER and AUTHORITY. Have a good read at the word meanings of both and you will see what you possess when you live and walk in love. When you abide in Gods LOVE
1 Corinthians 13:7
“Love always Protects or Loves always Bears up in all things”
We have been studying the meaning of the word cover which is what both Protect and bear means. We have seen that Gods and His love Hides/shields, it covers, and now lets take a brief look at protects. Its says Gods love always protects.
Protect in the English Dictionary means to: to shield from danger, to defend, to guard and to strengthen.
This is what Gods love does for you, this is what Love does period. You are to do this for people too.
When a person is sharing the gospel of Christ they are trying to protect you from the evil one and the lie and destruction operating in this world. We discussed this earlier.
Protection is what you provide for your family and children if you are decent and a healthy fully functioning family. God is your Father and all he has ever wanted to do is to protect you. He wants to guide and protect you throughout your life. This is part of his job as your dad! You must see him as your Father because that is who is. But He is unable to fully protect you until you come to him and see the truth. He is also unable to fully protect you as we have seen if you are out of his will and not wearing the full armour of God.
Here is just a few protection scriptures from the Psalms in the Old Testament alone; there are hundreds in the bible.
In the psalms it says “The angel of the Lord encamps around those the reverently and worshipfully fear him”
Proverbs 18:10 “ The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
This is a song we sing when in worship!
Psalm 121:2 “ My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
Psalm 121:3 “He will not let your foot slip, he who watches over you will not slumber.”
Psalm 121:7 “ The Lord will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life”
Psalm 121:8 “ The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore.”
Psalms 91 is a powerful Psalm this should be said daily: have a read for yourself it covers so much. I speak this Psalm a lot!
We are in a better covenant now than the people of the old testament, we are now in His Covenant of LOVE so how much are those who are his children protected! We have many more gifts than the people in the old testament had. We have His precious spirit on the inside of us.
“Greater is He that is in me than He that is of the world” it says in 1 John 4:4
In The Gospels talking to His disciples Jesus said in I will send you another, He was referring to the Holy Spirit who is now in all who believe in Christ , they receive that precious gift when you accept him into your heart as we have seen in previous blogs, Jesus calls him your Comforter, Protector, Helper, advocate, intercessor, guide.
He is there to keep you safe from trouble, harm, the wrong path, wrong decisions, illness and anything you can think of. He will always be by your side and is always ready to guide and protect you. Just like a decent Father or mother does. He is more than a father and mother though. He is like a warring soldier armed and ready and has his Angels at our every side ready to step in as said in Psalm 91 “ for He shall give His angels charge over you to accompany and defend you in all of your ways” did that say ALL! Yes it did. Not just some ALL your ways.
God wont let you down condemn you, judge you, abandon you, this is the nature of the enemy. GODS LOVE IS PURE AND HOLY AND PERFECT. He see’s you that way too when you come to know Christ and walk in his ways. God is right there to defend you. This is His protection.
To defend someone you are maintaining them from attack as it says in the English dictionary. It also says to prohibit, to forbid, to ward off, to resist.
Love does all those things, so we see how important Love really is when the Holy Spirit shared this in 1 Corinthians 13:7 “Loves always Protects” “Loves always bears up” You are completely under His wings and in his arms if you operate in love.
Operating in LOVE is what the enemy can not win against, it defeats his intentions and obliterates his evil. Its so important that you walk in love towards others. You have seen its power.
Gods love “Bears up against all things” and Gods Love “Protects all things!” Nothing can stand against it.
Be Blessed this weekend and we shall continue with the end of the series of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 next week. We almost there!
To all of you who wish to have a deeper walk and knowledge of God Love say this prayer:
The apostle Paul and the Holy Spirit wrote this in the New testament in Ephesians. If you say this prayer daily the next 6 months your life will have changed for the better and You will be strengthened beyond your wildest dreams, How do I know? I have done it for years. It works. Don’t knock it till you try it!
Personalise this beautiful prayer to you and whoever you wish to add:
Ephesians 3:16-19 “I pray that out of his glorious riches that he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. “
In Jesus Christ Holy Name
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1 Corinthians 1:18
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God".