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Love Is The Opposite of Control and Dependency-2a

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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,   1 John 3:2,   John 17:3

Celebrate  by asking Jesus to come into your heart this very moment!

Today is the day of Salvation!  1John 5:11-13

Jesus will make you just like Him.

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.  1John 3:2, 2 Corinthians 3:18.

And what is Jesus like?

Jesus  is Steadfast unfailing Love, a Love that will hold you together and never forsake you!!

When I thought, “My foot slips,”
your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. Psalms 94:18

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1John 4:7-8

The facts are that everyone will know that we are disciples of Jesus by the way we love one another!

By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”John 13:35

His love is The Gospel! That unfailing Love will draw me to Him and Save me!   John 12:32,  Romans 1:16-17.

 

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

 

 When I thought, “My foot slips,”
   your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. 

Psalms 94:18 

  And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:17  

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;

  2 Corinthians 5:14

When healthy love does not successfully emerge and instead selfishness dominates, dependency is frequently the result.

Love is doing what is good regardless of how one feels. Love is doing what is in the best interest of another and giving of oneself for another. Love is selfless. When we love, we live. When we stop loving, we die. Of course it is the infection of selfishness that is the complete opposite of true love.

Unfortunately all nature is infected with the virus of selfishness. This includes each one of us!! Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23.

Selfishness is the principle of taking, while love is the principle of giving.

And Love Is Other Centered!!  Philippians 2:1-4, 1John 4:8, John 3:16, 1Corinthians 13:5. Matthew 5:43-48, Philippians 2:5-8,12-13.

 

Love heals, while dependency destroys.

Love liberates, while dependency always seeks to control.

Love gives, while dependency constantly takes.

Love is fearless, while dependency is fear-ridden.

Love is interested in another, while dependency focuses on self.

Love is stable, while dependency wavers.

Love is orderly and reliable, while dependency is chaotic and unreliable.

Love is based on principle, while dependency is based on feelings.

Love is consistent, while dependency is inconsistent.

Love is honest and truthful, while dependency is dishonest and deceitful.

Love is patient, while dependency is impulsive.

Love is kind, while dependency is cruel.

Love is forgiving, while dependency is resentful.

Love protects, while dependency exploits.

Love sacrifices self, while dependency sacrifices others.

Love never ends, while dependency never lasts.

Love never fails, while dependency never succeeds.

“Courtesy Dr. Tim Jennings and ComeAndReason.com”

 

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

 

The Truth About Our Heavenly Father! A Powerful Message From Graham Maxwell-2b

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Speaking Well of God

 


I believe that the most important of all Christian beliefs is the one that brings joy and assurance to God’s friends everywhere — the truth about our Heavenly Father that was confirmed at such cost by the life and death of His Son.

God is not the kind of person His enemies have made Him out to be — arbitrary, unforgiving and severe. Jesus said, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” God is just as loving and trustworthy as His Son, just as willing to forgive and heal. Though infinite in majesty and power, our Creator is an equally gracious Person who values nothing higher than the freedom, dignity, and individuality of His intelligent creatures — that their love, their faith, their willingness to listen and obey may be freely given. He even prefers to regard us not as servants but as friends.

This is the truth revealed through all the books of Scripture. This is the everlasting Good News that wins the trust and admiration of God’s loyal children throughout the universe.

Like Abraham and Moses — the ones God spoke of as His trusted friends — God’s friends today want to speak well and truly of our Heavenly Father. We covet as the highest of all commendations the words of God about Job: “He has said of Me what is right.” Job 42:7,8

Jeremiah 31:3, John 17:23-24,26

Speaking Well of God

A. Graham Maxwell, born July 18, 1921 and passed to his rest November 28, 2010. Graham, as he liked to be called, was a husband, father, consummate gentleman, Bible scholar, expert in Biblical languages who wrote the SDA commentary on Romans and beloved teacher. He spent the majority of his life sharing  the truth about God, that God is just as Jesus revealed Him to be, with all who would listen. And because of his steadfast loyalty to revealing God’s character of love with such clarity, he came under constant attack from those who didn’t appreciate his view of God. The most common attack was in the form of spreading rumors about his teaching, claiming he taught things contrary to Scripture.

In 1996, after suffering from long standing misrepresentation regarding his beliefs and what he taught, Graham wrote a short paper entitled, “The Scourge of Theological Gossip.” As was typical for Graham he gently exposed the dangers of this insidious practice and directed us back to safe paths.

“Courtesy Dr. Tim Jennings and ComeAndReason.com”

 

 

A Promise Of Grace: Jesus Dwells In Me & Gives Me His Victory

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

JULY 4,2011

A Promise Of Victory and Grace!!  Jeremiah 31:3, Romans 8:3-4, 2Corinthians 12:9-10

By Grace again today, I claimed afresh by faith that I died in Christ nearly 2000 years ago. 2Corinthians 5:14-15, Colossians 2:2 , Colossians 3:1-4. Now, by His Grace according to His faithful promise, as I abide in His Word, He dwells in me & gives me His Victory. So He is the only thing in me worth knowing! Praise God!!

Here is a huge help!!

Prove to yourself that Jesus Lives… Read a chapter a day prayerfully in the Gospel of John… never miss a day…Somewhere before the end of the book, you will see some of the gifts of the Holy Spirit coming into your life. “…Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control (Spirit Control).” Galatians 5:22-23

The Love of Jesus Holds You Up and Controls You!! Psalm 94:18, 2Corinthians 5:14,17, Romans 8:37-39, Galatians 2:20

And My God Loved Me Even Before Our World Existed!! Wow!! My God Is Incredible!! You have got to read these fabulous verses of encouragement!! John 17:3, 24-26.

If we trust Jesus, then He will perfectly heal us. It is in this trust relationship with Christ that we find our assurance of salvation. At the moment we trust Him and turn our lives over to Him we have His assurance that He will save us. 1John 5:11-13,John 3:16-17,Romans 3:26,10:9

“Courtesy Dr. Tim Jennings and ComeAndReason.com”

Shabbat Shalom! I Will Give You Rest! – A Brief Bible Study

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HAPPY SABBATH!! JESUS WILL GIVE YOU HIS REST!!

There is a great Music Video at the end of this post. Pillars Music: “I Will Give You Rest”! Be sure and listen.
THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT JESUS GIVES THE ONLY TRUE REST!

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.

God wants us to sit down and enjoy all the blessings we have “in Christ Jesus”.

30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31.

In other words Jesus wants us to stop all the striving and the anxiety that comes as a result of us putting forth our own effort trying to save our-selves!! 

THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT IT’S GOD WHO SAVES US AND MAKES US HOLY.

12 Moreover I also gave them My Sabbaths, to be a sign between them and Me, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

20 hallow My Sabbaths, and they will be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.’ Ezekiel 20:12,20.

I repeat; It’s Jesus alone  who can make us Holy and not we ourselves!!

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots?
Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil”. Jeremiah 13:23.

THE SABBATH IS A REMINDER THAT I HAVE SALVATION ONLY BY FAITH IN JESUS! PERIOD!

There is nothing that I can do in terms of my own efforts that will save me! Absolutely Nothing!  See Hebrews 3:19, 4:1-4,10.

It’s all about Jesus! And Jesus will save me completely!                                                                        

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it. 1Thessalonians 5:23-24.

So what is it that I can do to be saved and have eternal life?

My part is to simply Trust Jesus With My Life!! Period!!

Dr Tim Jennings puts it this way:

If we trust Jesus, then He will perfectly heal us. It is in this trust relationship with Christ that we find our assurance of salvation. At the moment we trust Him and turn our lives over to Him we have His assurance that He will save us . 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”. John 17:3

“Courtesy Dr. Tim Jennings and ComeAndReason.com”

I am so thankful that the Sabbath is a wonderful reminder that I have true rest from all my efforts to save my self!! The Sabbath simply points me to Jesus who alone has the power to save me and give me life eternal! Praise God!!  Ephesians 2:4-10.

A Wonderful Music Video: “I Will Give You Rest”-Pillars Music

SHABBAT SHABBAT SHALOM!! HAPPY SABBATH!!

Hebrews 8:10-12.


Thanks to Pastor Dennis Smith who’s material is a huge blessing!