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The Extravagant Love of Christ

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The last rays of light that will fall on this darkened earth just before the end comes will be a revelation of God’s character of love. This is Bible teaching:

 

That last “revelation” will obviously be the same as the light of that “another angel” who comes down from heaven having great power. The “earth is lightened with his glory” (Rev. 18:1, 2). It’s not legalism gone wild, nor soft-soap emotionalism; it’s love (agape).

 

That “glory” in turn will obviously be the same as the message Jesus describes in John 12:32, 33: “‘I, if I am lifted up, will draw all to Myself.’ This He said, signifying by what death He should die.” That “love” which will “reveal the character of God” must be the same love that “holds together,” “controls” and “compels,” or motivates the ones who believe in Jesus. They are moved henceforth to live only for Him, “no longer for themselves” (2 Cor. 5:14, 15. There is tremendous power locked away in that “love” known as agape. Jesus longs to put His character in every believer! John 3:16

 

Again, that revelation of love in the last days must be what Paul meant when he said that he “determined not to know anything among [the Corinthians] except Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2). That was not extremism; it was only a “reasonable service” that Paul saw as appropriate to the extravagant love Christ had shown for him  ( Rom. 12:1). It was agape, not ordinary human love. Paul saw what we have not yet seen clearly.

 

In these last days when sin and selfishness will become so rampant, the Lord Jesus will be honored by those who “follow the Lamb [the crucified, risen Christ] wherever He goes. … They are without fault before the throne of God” (cf, Rev, 14:1-5). Whoever they are, there WILL be such a people who will glorify Christ! We might eventually be surprised who will end up in that group; let’s walk humbly before Him.

God has done this to demonstrate his righteousness both by the wiping out of the sins of the past and by showing in the present time that he is a just God and that He justifies everyone who has faith in Jesus Christ.  Romans 3:26 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)

Jesus longs for you to come to Him so He can change you into His image and likeness thus  ready for Heaven!! 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2Corinthians 5:14-15,17,20, 1John 3:2

 

The Heavens Declare That God Is Love

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   Aurora  As Seen In Ontario, October 28, 2011

 

 God Is Love 1 John 4:8

For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:22–23

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written:

“ For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.  For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39

 

God Deploys His Creative Power To Save Us!!!!

 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ,  for it is the Power of God to Salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.   For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

Romans 1:16-17, 20

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalm 19:1

 By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
         And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
  He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
         He lays up the deep in storehouses.

  Let all the earth fear the LORD;
         Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
  For He spoke, and it was done;
         He commanded, and it stood fast. Psalm 33:6-9

There’s nothing like gazing up into a dark, cloudless, star-filled sky to draw us into deeper communion with our Lord. He formed the universe in accordance with His greatness. It is unsearchably diverse, magnificently ordered, and astoundingly beautiful. On a journey begun years—even centuries—ago, starlight streams across the enormous expanse of space, revealing to us how the universe looked when it left its distant domain. There are strange and wonderful worlds out there: planets with impossibly high mountains, ring systems, and multiple moons; dense, colorful star clusters; and immense interstellar gas clouds. What new glories might we discover in these remote and mysterious havens!

But as beautiful and majestic as it is, the universe is groaning and longing—just as we are—for the completion of God’s magnificent redemptive purpose in Christ (Romans 8:23). In towering grace, He plans to eradicate sin, reverse death, and create all things new. The new heavens and the new Earth will be even more glorious than what we see now. And our relationship with Him, who made all these things for His glory and our delight, will be one of endless, unhindered, joy-filled love. This my friend, is the Gospel!!

What Wonderful Assurance is Ours!! Simply Accept His Free Gift!! Trust Jesus Completely and Give Him 100 percent Surrender 100 percent of the time!!

Jesus longs to work out His victory inside you and through you!! Praise God!!   Colossians 1:26-27, Romans 8:3-4, 11

Oh God, You are marvelous. No words can capture Your greatness. You are exalted in glory, yet intimate in care. Come back, Lord Jesus. Heal us fully from the curse. Come back, Lord Jesus. Remove Your enemies and stretch time into eternity, as it cannot now contain the full measure of our praise. Come back, Lord Jesus. Set all things right, Amen. Revelation 22:20

 We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!!  1John 5:11-13,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

What Is A Missionary?—Daily Devotion By Oswald Chambers

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  We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it.  Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!!  1John 5:11-13, 1John 3:2, John 17:3

 

 

 

By Oswald Chambers 

Author of: “My Utmost for His Highest”

Devotion For October 26th

 

 

 

As My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you.

A missionary is one sent by Jesus Christ as He was sent by God. The great dominant note is not the needs of men, but the command of Jesus. The source of our inspiration in work for God is behind, not before. The tendency to-day is to put the inspiration ahead, to sweep everything in front of us and bring it all out to our conception of success. In the New Testament the inspiration is put behind us, the Lord Jesus. The ideal is to be true to Him, to carry out His enterprises.

Personal attachment to the Lord Jesus and His point of view is the one thing that must not be overlooked. In missionary enterprise the great danger is that God’s call is effaced by the needs of the people until human sympathy absolutely overwhelms the meaning of being sent by Jesus. The needs are so enormous, the conditions so perplexing, that every power of mind falters and fails. We forget that the one great reason underneath all missionary enterprise is not first the elevation of the people, nor the education of the people, nor their needs; but first and foremost the command of Jesus Christ – “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations.”

When looking back on the lives of men and women of God the tendency is to say – What wonderfully astute wisdom they had! How perfectly they understood all God wanted! The astute mind behind is the Mind of God, not human wisdom at all. We give credit to human wisdom when we should give credit to the Divine guidance of God through childlike people who were foolish enough to trust God’s wisdom and the supernatural equipment of God.

John 20:21

First be Reconciled To Your Brother—Daily Devotion By Oswald Chambers

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By Oswald Chambers 

Author of: “My Utmost for His Highest”

Devotion For September 26th.

If . . you remember that your brother has ought against thee. . . .

If when you come to the altar, there you remember that your brother has anything against you, not – If you rake up something by a morbid sensitiveness, but – “If you remember,” that is, if it is brought to your conscious mind by the Spirit of God: “first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” Never object to the intense sensitiveness of the Spirit of God in you when He is educating you down to the scruple.

“First be reconciled to your brother . . .” Our Lord’s direction is simple, “first be reconciled.” Go back the way you came, go the way indicated to you by the conviction given at the altar; have an attitude of mind and a temper of soul to the one who has something against you that makes reconciliation as natural as breathing. Jesus does not mention the other person, He says – you go. There is no question of your rights. The stamp of the saint is that he can waive his own rights and obey the Lord Jesus.

“And then come and offer thy gift.” The process is clearly marked. First, the heroic spirit of self-sacrifice, then the sudden checking by the sensitiveness of the Holy Spirit, and the stoppage at the point of conviction, then the way of obedience to the word of God, constructing an unblameable attitude of mind and temper to the one with whom you have been in the wrong; then the glad, simple, unhindered offering of your gift to God.

Matthew 5:23