In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him. And in this is love …. Not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins! Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another! I JOHN 4 : 9 – 10
See the works of God which He worked FOR YOU from the beginning – LOVE!
God so loved you … His love did not start in the present, today, not just now …. Not even because you are taking a decision to become His child, NO!! Not that you loved God … for until you knew Him you did not know Him; neither His love nor how to respond to His love! You had no understanding of love, neither the capacity to love Him … you had no ability to carry or to show His love or to love like Him! So while you were yet a sinner … God loved! And this is love – He sent His only begotten Son into the world that you (I) MIGHT LIVE through Him! So if you are not ‘living’ through Jesus, the word of God you are already ‘dead’!
In Him, Jesus, is life and this life is the light of men… the light that shines out in darkness but darkness …Those blinded by the gods (bribe & briberies) of this world – money, gifts, evil communications by flatteries, lies & trickeries of men … can not see this light nor comprehend it as it is shining out! These love & are lovers of darkness rather than light (GOD) AND they try to quench it! Are you among these?
Without Jesus Christ there is no light in you. Anything you do or are doing outside God’s word (i.e. not Word-based) does not carry light for there is no light in it. And Jesus calls those deeds, EVIL! And they bring condemnation! (Read John3:16-21) ‘God loves you just as much as He loves Jesus.
Yes, that is the extent of His Love for you!! And Nothing can stop the full manifestation of that love, except you – either through disobedience, fear, unbelief, doubt. You must know and believe that His love is that much and goes that far, so that you may walk that far with Him in faith.
God loves you to the degree that He will certainly help you to succeed in life and maintain victory to the degree that Jesus had and maintained over all the forces of darkness and power of the enemy. He will defend, protect, cover provide and fight for you just as He did for Jesus, for Daniel, for Joshua, and ALL who abide in Him in faith. Just give God the very best of YOU … your life, your faith! Even Abraham went that far!
PERSONAL CONFESSION : The god and lusts of this world shall not blind or veil my eyes from seeing and manifesting in the Lord’s beauty of covenant blessings this year in Jesus, name. Love will order my steps and my doings as a lamp to my feet and a light to my path in Jesus’ name, Amen
FURTHER READING: John 3:16; John 1:4-5; Exodus 23:8; Psalm 26:10
BLESS God with Psalm 72:19a
Build an altar of savory praise unto the Lord today by just blessing the glorious name of the Lord. Enjoy His covenant releases!