God loves you with an everlasting love!
His love is unconditional! His love does not waiver.
Let’s take a look at the meaning of “unconditonal”
In the Webster’s English language dictionary the word unconditional means: without conditions, not depending on anything.
God does not put limits on it or conditions. Now that doesn’t mean we can go and do anything that our flesh desires to do. He will correct us. Prov 3:12 whom the lord loveth he correcteth. It is his desire that we are whole spirit, soul and body not lacking any good thing.
God does not depend on our love, so that he can love us.1 John 4:7-9
God first loved us.
He first loved us.1 John 4:10 , 1 John 4:11-21
Now read: Eph 3:14-21
Notice it says grounded and rooted in love and that ye may be filled with all the fullness of God
We should be grounded and rooted in love. My question to you today is ” Are you grounded and rooted in the love of God?”
Here is a hint. NOTHING will be able to seperate you from the love of God.
Romans 8:35-39 who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine or nakedness, or peril or sword?
Now we know the love of our Father God! He loves us so very much!
Along with him loving us and us loving him it is important that we love one another, and even our neighbor as ourselves.
Are you walking in love with others?
Many will wax cold in the last days.
Matt 24:12 tells us in the last days many shall wax cold. We can see that happening all around us and even in our churches. Let us continue to walk in love with one another. Love one another and do good. Bless those who persecute you. And most importantly forgive one another, even as God has forgiven you.
Matt 5:43-44 Jesus tells us to love our enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute you: He sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.
1 Corinthians: 13: 1-13
Starting in vs 1-3 we see that we cant think that we are so spiritual without love.
So love does not envy, it does not vaunteth, it is not puffed up, does not rejoice in iniquity, doesn’t behave unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil.
How would you and I measure our love walk by this?
Meaning of envy: wish you were more like someone else, or had what someone else had.
Vaunteth: Definition of Vaunt
Puffed up: prideful
Does not rejoice in sin,
Behave unseemly: not according with established standards of good form or taste <unseemly bickering> b: not suitable for time or place :
Not easily provoked: annoy on purpose
Thinks no evil: That which is bad; wickedness, bad or harmful things.
Philippians 4:8 whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and good, think on these.
Listen “As a man thinketh so is he.”
Are you thinking on things that are not true, not honest, unjust, evil?
Change your thoughts and think on the things of God.
Now we also see in vs. 4-8 what love is:
it sufferth long, and is kind, rejoices in truth , bears all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endures all things, it never faileth,
Suffereth long: When was the last time you had to wait, really wait, for something you didn’t think you should have to wait for?
To God’s perspective it doesn’t seem but a moment, compared to ours it can seem like a very long time.
You know it is amazing how much:
1 Corinthians 13 relates back to our need for patience.
We know that Jesus is the perfect example of long-suffering and patience.
I think of the many times of how the crowds pressed on him for answers.
Now think about how many times he had to teach and re-teach the same principles until his disciples could understand what he was trying to teach them and demonstrate to them.
I think of the many times of how he didn’t really have alot of personal space, like when the masses pressed upon Him. The people wanted to be served, even though he may have been exhausted.
Love is Kind! Rejoices in the truth, Love Bears all things. Love Believes all things. It Endures all things. It never fails.
Kind: good hearted, generous, helpful, caring, nice, something somes does for another person.
Truth: rejoices in truth not the false we know the word of God is truth. Remember we mentioned Philip 4 talked about think on whatsoever is true.
Bears all things carry or support something, being able to let something happen without being angry, or impatient
Believe all things: think something is true,
Hopes all things: Hope deferred maketh the heart sick Proverbs 13:12
Endures all things: be able to suffer or to survive under hard conditions, be able to bear something, Notice we see the word suffer and bear: just like we had seen about how love is long suffering and bear all things,
Neveth Faileth: It does not fail: Remember nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God and there is no such law against it.
We may fail, but love neveth faileth,
1 Corth vs 9-13 tells us we know in part and prophesy in part, but when the perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away with.
Read 2 Corth 3:18 and 5:7
vs. 13 now abideth faith, hope, loves, these three, but the greatest of these is love.
The greatest of these is love.
Love is powerful.
The opposite of love is hate, faith vs. fear, joyful or sad,
We can’t be in anger or bitterness and be walking in love, we must learn to forgive. Jesus told peter to forgive several times as many as 70 times 7
When one falls in sin, let us restore such a one in meekness and bear one anothers burdens. Just as Jesus bore our weaknesses.
We see in Galatians 6 to one who falls in sin, to restore such one in the spirit of meekness, Bear one anothers burdens.
Love suffereth long, Love is kind,
Let us walk in the spirit, and in the fruits of the spirit which are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son.
Read John 15, 1:13 Jesus is the true vine, abide in him, love one another even as he hath loved you.
Mat 11 :28 Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
vs.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest for your souls,
vs.30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
1 John 5:3 for this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous
God loves you with an unconditional love, you don’t need to try to earn his love. He loves you more than you know.
Remember “Nothing will be able to separate you from his love” Walk in love with others. Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.
By joyful! Laugh and Enjoy Life!
Prov 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones:
Psalms 37:1:-9 Fret not, Trust in the lord and do good! Delight in the Lord., Commit thy way to the lord, Rest in the lord, Cease from your own works, Cease from anger and forsake wrath, wait upon the lord,
So Fret not, Trust him, Do Good, Delight in him, Commit thy way to the Lord, Rest in the Lord, how do you do this you may be asking, you start by ceasing from your own works.
Rest in the Lord, wait patiently for him. Ceace from Anger.
Remember walking in anger is not love.
Fret not in any wise to do evil, wait upon the lord, and inherit the earth.
Notice the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace, we need an abundance of peace in these challenging times were living in.
vs 18 tells us that The Lord knoweth the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be forever., They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. Praise God!
vs.22 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth, and they that be cursed shall be cut off. ,
vs. 23-24 the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way, tho he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand,
God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. Seek him while he may be found.
Walk in love. Remember love faileth not! You are blessed and highly favored.
Always remember to be rooted and grounded in love. Love covers a multitude of sins.
Praise God for his mercy and goodness endureth forever.
Praise God for his wonderful works!
Praise God for his love for you and me.
Psalm 34:1-22 Praise and Trust God!
Perfected love cast out fear:
Fear not, perfected (make something good) love cast (meaning throw) out Fear (feeling something bad is going to happen, to be afraid of)
2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Rom 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, abba father
Acts 1:8 but ye shall receive power, after the holy ghost has come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and in Samarian, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.
But power and love
And a Sound (healthy in good condition) Mind
POWER < LOVE < SOUND MIND = 1 Corth 2:12-16 we have the mind of (Christ,) the anointed one and his anointing
Putting on the mind of Christ
Romans 12:2 be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,