Believe In Love

Be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith. Be courageous and strong. Do everything with love.

1 Corinthians 16:13‭-‬14 GW

You were also taught to become a new person created to be like God, truly righteous and holy.

Ephesians 4:24 GW

Then an expert in Moses’ Teachings stood up to test Jesus. He asked, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Jesus answered him, “What is written in Moses’ Teachings? What do you read there?”

He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as you love yourself.’”

Jesus told him, “You’re right! Do this, and life will be yours.”

Luke 10:25‭-‬28 GW

God is love.

God is righteous.

God is holy.

You were created to be like God.

When we believe, when we possess faith, we believe in the person and attributes of Our Creator God.

God’s power is based in love.

Miracles, signs, wonders, healings and deliverance are evidence of His love.

They follow His believers.

Don’t go chasing after the evidence.

It will chase you if your heart is chasing after God.

Love heals.

Love sets us free from our demons.

Love makes the impossible happen.

Love saves us.

Love moves mountains of doubt and fear and replaces them with peace and joy.

What’s the first fruit of the Spirit?

Love.

Without love, you will not have any of the other fruits.

What’s the last fruit of the Spirit?

Self-control.

Trying to get self-control, or discipline, without first loving God and others is an exercise in frustration and futility.

Love naturally yields a harvest of righteousness.

Love naturally leads to a holy life.

You will become what you love.

You will become what you worship.

Conversely, you will become what you hate.

You will become what you judge.

There is only One who judges fairly.

Human nature is to be hypocritical.

Human nature is to be prideful.

Human nature is to be selfish.

That’s why it’s called the corrupt nature.

We are born again of an incorruptible seed.

Our spirit is born of God and is incorruptible and cannot sin.

However, we still live in these tents of flesh.

The flesh can still rear its ugly head and lead us into sin.

That’s why we must be submitted to God’s Holy Spirit as our head.

We have the mind of Christ.

Use it or lose it.

Life is a daily battle to keep God first and to love at all costs.

The Father didn’t spare His Son but handed Him over to death.

Love is stronger than the grave.

Christ Jesus rose from the dead three days later with the keys to the Kingdom and He’s giving them away freely in these final days.

Whatever the problem, whatever the question, whatever the circumstance, love is the answer.

We know that Jesus is the answer.

Jesus is the physical manifestation of love.

God is love.

What am I supposed to be doing?

Loving God and loving people.

It’s that simple.

The world will try to seduce you into doing anything but that.

Love will overcome every obstacle.

We are more than overcomers.

Love transcends all wisdom and knowledge.

Love knows no bounds.

Love endures forever.

Abide in the love of Christ.

What is ministry?

Loving people.

We are all called to minister.

The gifts to the Church help prepare and equip us to serve.

Don’t make the gifts an idol.

They simply serve a purpose.

To enable us to love more purely and effectively.

It’s all about love.

God’s message is this: I love you so much that I was willing to die for you. And even death couldn’t stop My love from coming back to love you some more!

He’s coming back again.

Don’t let Him catch you sleeping.

Love like there’s no tomorrow because today is all we have.

May God’s love abide in you richly.

Amen.

Dedicated in love to all my brothers and sisters who faithfully pursue God and share His Love with the lost, broken and hurting on the streets.

May God give you great success in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Amen.

Freedom Rising

O Lord, who would be able to stand if you kept a record of sins?

But with you there is forgiveness so that you can be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and with hope I wait for his word.

Psalms 130:3‭-‬5 GW

I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains. But if I don’t have love, I am nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:2 GW

Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one goes to the Father except through me. If you have known me, you will also know my Father. From now on you know him ⌊through me⌋ and have seen him ⌊in me⌋.”

John 14:6‭-‬7 GW

Jesus is the answer to all of life’s challenges.

There is an army of God being raised up in this hour that loves God more than their own lives.

If God asked you to give up everything for Him, would that stumble you?

If so, you are worshipping a false god.

Do not be deceived, the world and its ways are a trap.

Get addicted to consumerism and the next thing you know you’re isolated, anxious, unhappy and alone.

You’re also enslaved to the economic system that controls the world.

There is a better way.

But it means you can’t let your flesh dictate your desires.

God wants to set us all free.

But first, you must rid yourself of pride.

Pride thinks of self over others.

We’re told to consider others as greater than ourselves.

The Church is going through a purge.

Worldliness, carnal motives, greed, and selfishness are being crucified.

Those who love those things more than God are abandoning the faith.

Don’t be surprised when people who appeared to have a godly life but didn’t let God’s power change them desert you.

They will follow their fleshly desires into the grave.

It would have been better if they never knew the way of truth.

Their end will be worse than their beginning.

But there is always a remnant.

Discarded by the world, frowned on by the in crowd, there are always a few true believers.

If twelve disciples can turn the Roman Empire upside down, imagine what we could do to Mystery Babylon?

This is our time.

It’s time to rise up and stand firm in the faith.

Double-mindedness be damned.

There is only One true God.

There is only One Lord, Christ Jesus.

Where is your loyalty?

To God or to money?

Who do you serve?

Yourself or God?

It’s time to surrender all for the faith.

Search every part of me, O Lord, and see if there is any wickedness in me.

Test me in Your fire and try my motives to see if they are pure.

The lost and broken are crying out for a Savior.

They just don’t know who He is.

We carry the Good News of the Gospel of Peace inside of us.

God doesn’t hold our faults against us.

He has already provided a way out of hell.

His Name is Jesus.

And He’s the Savior of the world.

He rescues us from our sin.

His anointing breaks the yoke of slavery to sin.

He alone has the power to save.

He alone confirms His word with miracles, signs, wonders, healing and deliverance.

We go in the Name of Jesus into the world to rescue the lost.

We bring them the freedom that Christ won for us.

Faith comes by hearing.

And hearing by the word of God.

Speak the Word.

Read the Word.

Live the Word.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

God, save us from ourselves.

Purify our hearts Lord.

Break our hearts for what breaks Yours.

Let us be Your hands and feet.

Let us carry the message of freedom into the streets.

Give us wisdom and revelation.

Let us be bold as lions and gentle as lambs.

Give us the victory you have already won.

We are Your sons and daughters.

Lead us, O Lord.

Baptize us in the Holy Spirit and fire.

In Jesus’ Name we pray.

Amen and amen.

Needful Things

A servant of the Lord must not quarrel. Instead, he must be kind to everyone. He must be a good teacher. He must be willing to suffer wrong.

He must be gentle in correcting those who oppose the Good News. Maybe God will allow them to change the way they think and act and lead them to know the truth.

Then they might come back to their senses and God will free them from the devil’s snare so that they can do his will.

2 Timothy 2:24‭-‬26 GW

Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God’s approval.

They equip God’s servants so that they are completely prepared to do good things.

2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17 GW

But you must keep a clear head in everything. Endure suffering. Do the work of a missionary. Devote yourself completely to your work.

2 Timothy 4:5 GW

I may have said this before, but it’s important to think before you speak.

Everything you say should be kind and well thought out.

We are surrounded by examples of what not to do.

The blind lead the blind.

There is a great tragedy consuming carnal Christian churches.

They excuse hypocrisy as acceptable and expected behavior.

There is no repentance.

Only a resignation to their sinful, carnal, corrupt nature.

Where is the victory in that?

I’m appalled by some of the things that come from the mouths of their false teachers and false prophets.

Avoid such people.

Who is a teacher of truth?

Who prophesies the Word of the Lord?

Those who are submitted to God.

False brethren are liars.

They say what they think you want to hear.

Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.

They manipulate people for selfish gain.

That’s the opposite of the way of the Lord.

We need to repent and return to holiness.

God commands us to be holy as He is holy.

If we are born from above, then the fruit of our lives will be spiritual fruit.

We will be living examples of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Hate does not come from God.

God is love.

You were created to be like God.

You were created to love unconditionally.

Jesus warned us not to judge or we will be judged by the same measure that we judge others.

Do you want to be forgiven?

Then you must forgive.

People, we are just empty vessels.

What are you filling yourself up with?

The things of the world?

Or God’s Holy Spirit?

Jesus came to bring division.

He divides the sheep from the goats, snakes, dogs, and pigs.

You will know them by their fruit.

Do they do the works of righteousness?

Do they love sincerely from a pure heart?

Are they submitted to, accountable to and dependent on the Shepherd of their lives?

Do they follow Jesus?

Then they are sheep.

They produce eternal fruit that yields an eternal reward.

Do they constantly consume with a desire for more?

Do they like to take the high position of honor to be seen by others?

Do they butt heads with everyone around them?

Then they are goats.

Are they liars?

Do they backbite and lay in wait to attack others?

Are their words judgment and condemnation?

Then they are venomous snakes.

Are they slaves to their flesh?

Do they sin sexually?

Is their belly their god?

Then they are dogs.

Do they clean up their lives only to return to their sinful ways?

Do they consume without producing any fruit?

Are they boastful and arrogant?

Do they make a lot of noise but say nothing of value?

Then they are pigs.

Let your eyes be opened to see.

Let your ears be opened to hear.

Guard your heart.

We are in a spiritual war, and the casualities are real.

If you neglect your spiritual walk, you will fall into sin.

I know because it’s happened to me before and I watch it happen all around me to formerly faithful people.

We can no longer afford to be spiritually lazy.

Corruption has infiltrated all levels of the Church.

If we are to present ourselves to God as holy and blameless without spot or wrinkle, then we’ve got a lot of work to do.

The world is going to hate you.

That’s okay.

The world and its lusts are passing away.

They will be consumed in fire.

The Word of the Lord endures forever.

I encourage you to spend time everyday in fervent prayer.

Spend time reading and studying the Bible everyday.

Share the Gospel everyday.

Remind each other of truth.

The voice of the world is roaring in every form of media and out of the mouth of every fool.

The voice of the Lord is a still, small voice.

It’s unshakable.

It’s unwavering.

It’s a constant stream of life giving wisdom and knowledge.

It doesn’t have to boast because it stands on truth.

Witness the rebirth of a nation.

Have we sunken far enough into hell that we’ve had enough?

I know I have.

The prodigals are returning.

The gates of hell will not prevail.

The first fruits are appearing.

Revival is chasing fast on our heels.

As each individual repents and returns to God, as we each change the way we think and act, as we each take up our cross and die to ourselves, God will give the increase.

To win in this life, you must surrender.

Surrender to God’s will, God’s plan, God’s purpose.

It’s wakeup time.

It’s time to open your eyes.

And do something.

To God be the glory.

Amen.