Obedience, An Expression Of Love!

Jesus said, “If you love Me, you obey Me.” (John 14:15)

Obedience is birthed from love.  We love because He FIRST loved us (1 John 4:19).  It is our established identity of being loved is what graces us to love.  Always keep in mind that our being precedes our doing and that we cannot give what we do not have.  Obedience therefore is an expression of our love for Him.

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Born To Reign

For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive God’s overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the FREE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS [putting them into right standing with Himself] REIGN AS KINGS IN LIFE through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”  (Romans 5:17 AMPC)

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Know Jesus And Make Him Known

The effectiveness of making Jesus known to the ends of the earth comes from our experiential knowledge of Him.  Gone are the days when people preach out of their intellectual capacity that only equip them to argue.  The good news is the gospel of peace that brings unity in diversity and the only way to effectively do this is to walk in the love of God … not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of God.

“TASTE and SEE that the Lord is good; BLESSED is the one who takes refuge in Him.” (Psalm 34:8)

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Freedom Comes When He Speaks

Have you ever experienced doing things for God to earn His favor and love?  Oh … I have!  But praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ Who purchased us and paid for all our iniquities by the power of His blood and restored our identity back into being God’s beloved not because of what we do but all because of His finished work at the cross.

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Jehovah Jireh, The Lord Will Provide!

God ALWAYS answers our prayer requests as long as they don’t violate His plans and purposes for our lives.   We may not know when and how, but our confidence comes from what He has spoken.

“Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.” (Jeremiah 33:3 MSG)

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