TO THE POSITION THAT YOU LOVE GOD, IS HOW MUCH YOU LOVE YOURSELF THROUGH CHRIST JESUS!!! TO THE POSITION THAT YOU LOVE GOD AND LOVE YOURSELF IS EVIDENCED BY HOW YOU LOVE OTHERS!
You shall not take revenge or bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord. LEVITICUS 19:18 AMP
26 Jesus said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it? 27 And he replied, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. 28 And Jesus said to him, You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live [enjoy active, blessed, endless life in the kingdom of God]. LUKE 10:26-28 AMP
YOU WILL KNOW THOSE IN CHRIST JESUS BY THEIR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER!! NOT BY HOW MANY REVELATIONS THEY HAVE, HOW MANY DEVILS ARE CAST OUT, HOW MANY SICK PEOPLE ARE HEALED AND SO FORTH! YOU WILL KNOW THE TRUE CHURCH BY ONE THING THIER LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER!!!!
34 I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. 35 By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves]. JOHN 13:34-35
REAL LOVE IS TESTED WITHIN OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH ONE ANOTHER! I’VE SEEN THOSE THAT ACT AS THOUGH THEY ARE THE MOST LOVING PEOPLE EVER AND THEY ARE FULL OF VENOM AND HAVE NOT THE LOVE OF THE FATHER IN THEM; THEY CURSE THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST, AND ARE WITHOUT PATIENCE WHICH IS WHERE LOVE MATURES.
THE TRUE LOVE OF THE FATHER WITHSTANDS THE STORMS AND DOES NOT LET GO!!!
GOD SHOWED ME IN 2003 A GREAT ANALOGY AND BROUGHT IT TO REMEMBRANCE LAST WEEK. THIS IS IT:
HE SHOWED ME KIDS PLAYING RED ROVER. YOU KNOW THEY STAND HOLDING HANDS AND CALL OUT TO THE OTHER SIDE “RED ROVER, RED ROVER SEND REBECCA RIGHT OVER.” AS THEY ARE DOING THAT THE PERSON FROM THE OTHER SIDE IS TO RUN AND TRY AND BREAK THE CHAIN, THE UNITY OF THAT GROUP IN ORDER TO GET SOMEONE AND BRING BACK TO THEIR LINE. HOWEVER!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOO HOOOO IF THE CHAIN CANNOT BE BROKEN THEN THE PERSON HAS TO JOIN IN WITH THAT GROUP!!!
NOW SEE THIS; GOD SHOWED ME THE TRUE CHURCH THAT HAS LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER THEIR CHAIN CANNOT BE BROKEN!! NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THEY ARE TESTED IN LOVE THEY STAND IN THE UNITY OF THE FATHER’S LOVE IN CHRIST JESUS NOT JUST FOR THEMSELVES BUT FOR OTHERS!!! THIS IS THE REAL CHURCH AND OH IT WILL BE TESTED BUT OH MY WHEN THEY TELL THAT ONE, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU TRY TO BREAK THIS CHAIN AND HURT US WE ARE GOING TO LOVE YOU EVEN MORE!!!! THAT LOVE MELTS THE HARDEST HEART!!!! THAT LOVE HEALS!!!! THAT LOVE TURNS MAN TO REPENTANCE!!!!!
SO ASK YOURSELF, DO YOU WALK IN THE EVIDENCE OF THAT LOVE NOT ONLY IN YOUR FAMILY BUT IN YOUR FELLOWSHIP OF BELIEVERS?
GOD BLESS YOU!
STILL PLAYING RED ROVER FOR JESUS AND LOVING IT!!