RENEW YOUR LOVE WORK TODAY
As Christian our love work is what shows the world that we are of God. Jesus said to his Disciples in John 13:35, “by this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” Love is the bedrock of Christianity. John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” It was God`s love for us that made Him send his son to die for us. It was that same love that caused Jesus to be faithful even unto to death, “greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends” John 15:13. Love always expresses itself in giving. God gave us His son and His Son gave us eternal life.
1 John 4:20 says “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” Col 3:13-14 says “Forebearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.” Without love, no man can claim to know Jesus.
Our hearts have to be pure in every area of service. Jesus said in Matthew 5:23-24, “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift”
1 Cor 13:1-7 defines love, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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” – Prophet D Behane
I SAY TO YOU, “REJOICE’’
Let it not alarm you when you fall into diverse trials. Do not be surprised by mans rejection of you but rather, rejoice. Yes, you are in this world, but you are not of it. The bible calls you a peculiar person. So how can the world understand you? You are a city set on a hill that cannot be hidden, a representative of a heavenly kingdom. 2 Cor 5:20 calls us ambassadors for Christ. We are on earth on a God given assignment and to serve as representatives of our Kingdom. We judge all things, yet we are judged by no man, 1 Cor 2:15. The Apostles rejoiced in persecution because they knew they were different because of the Holy Spirit in them. They attracted attention because of the greater one in them; You too, because of the same greater one in you will attract a lot of persecution and attention, so i say to you rejoice.- Prophet D. Behane