As I was on my way to go fishing, on Mt Rubidoux." I was walking behind a young woman, who wore a "T-shirt,
that read": “LOVE Is for Losers!”
As I looked," I thought to myself; "What a sad message!"
Especially, since 1st John 4:7 tell us, that "GOD, HIMSELF, is LOVE!"
Yes, and that everyone who LOVES, is of GOD, and BORN of GOD."
Let me share, that SCRIPTURE with you. It reads": Beloved, let us LOVE one another, for LOVE is of GOD. And everyone who LOVES is BORN of GOD, and knows GOD.
[Yes, we know Whom, we have Believed, and it's HIM, Whom we obey." And we call HIM, LORD," that way.
And it's, HIM, Whom we choose to embrace, when we embrace The LOVE of GOD." And it is, HE, Who teaches us, to prove our LOVE for HIM, by LOVING one another." Yes, HE teaches us, to pray for them, that hate us, and spitefully, use us."
And we do, this," Beloved, because GOD, is LOVE." And HE gives, to each of us, HIS WORD." So that, we might know, what we are." If we have not LOVE," for one another."
Consider how 1st Corrinthians 13:1-3 reveals it, by saying": Though I speak with the tongue of men and of angels, but have not LOVE, I have become sounding brass or a clanging symbol.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all FAITH, so that I could remove mountains, but have not LOVE, I am nothing.
[Brethren, John 3:3 assures us,
that "Unless one is BORN AGAIN," he cannot see The KINGDOM Of HEAVEN."
And it's absolutely "accurate" to say, that one who chooses to embrace the hate of the devil. Is simply still dead in his trespasses and sins, and "needs to be BORN of The WATER of GOD’S WORD, and of HIS SPIRIT."
Yes, needs to be "BORN AGAIN."
For it's by Believing, The WORD of The LIVING GOD, in TRUTH."
That we are willing, to obey "HIS WORD, in TRUTH."
Right!" By embracing GOD'S WORD of TRUTH," we are now willing, to do the will of GOD, in TRUTH!"
For in that way, we are to call, "JESUS," LORD!"
Yes, in TRUTH."
By our LOVE, to do the will of GOD, and "refusing" to do the will, and desires of the devil."
We won't be found among those, whom John 8:44-45 has this harsh WORD for." It reads like this": You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in The TRUTH, because there is no TRUTH in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources; for he is a liar and the father of it." [And everyone, who prefers to hate, is a "murderer," in The Eye's of GOD. And so, The LORD continues by saying."] But because I tell The TRUTH, you do not Believe ME.
Everyone, who Believes The WORD of GOD." Aims to walk in "obedience," to The WORD of The LIVING GOD.
Because GOD'S "LIGHT," has brought us out of the darkness, to LOVE GOD, and one another.
Thus, we walk in GOD'S LIGHT.
For "JESUS CHRIST," being HIMSELF, The WORD of The LIVING GOD, and The LIGHT of the world.
Is HE," Whom is spoken of, in Psalm 119:105." There, we read": YOUR WORD is a Lamp to my feet, and a LIGHT to my path.
And so, in 1st John 1:7 we are admonished": But if we walk in The LIGHT as HE is in The LIGHT, we have fellowship with one another, and the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST, HIS Son cleanses us from all sin.
[With that, said,
I ask you, Beloved, without LOVE for GOD, and one another. "What are we?"] And without LOVE, "how can anyone be counted among the RIGHTEOUS?" I don't see how?"
For 1st Corrinthians 6:9-11 speaks to everyone, whom GOD has brought out darkness, saying: Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit The KINGDOM Of GOD? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit The KINGDOM Of GOD."
And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were SANCTIFIED, but you were JUSTIFIED in The NAME Of The LORD JESUS and by The SPIRIT Of our GOD.
"Were it not for The LOVE," and MERCY of GOD,"
Where, Beloved, would we be?"
We wouldn't be, BORN of GOD, and being used, by HIS SPIRIT."
I don't see how!" For without possessing The SPIRIT of GOD," we wouldn't even be able, to look upon The One, "Who descended from above."
We wouldn't be able to look upon JESUS, Who came and live among us sinners, to teach us, how to LOVE!"❤️
Thus, HE says to each of us, in John 15:9-12
:As The FATHER has LOVED ME, I also have LOVED you; abide in my LOVE. If you keep MY commandments, you will abide in MY LOVE, just as I have kept MY FATHER'S commandments and abide in HIS LOVE.
"These things I have spoken to you, that MY Joy may remain in you, and that your Joy may be full. This is MY commandment,
that you LOVE one another as I have LOVED you.
["So our, responsibility, is to do what, Beloved?" To LOVE one another?"
To care, about our fellow man?" To "Abide in The LOVE of GOD, and for HIS GLORY,
do all, that we can?"
Yes, doing, HIS will, and preaching The "GOSPEL of HIS Son, still?" Yes, still!"
Isn't that, Beloved, the will of GOD?"
I Believe," that it most certainly is!"
But getting back to the young woman, with the "T-shirt," that caught my attention.
In the game of tennis, a “LOVE” score is zero. If your score in a game is “LOVE,” you lose the match, because you have no points.
"So in tennis, LOVE" really is for losers!
So the young woman that I walked behind, wearing the T-shirt that read: LOVE is for losers; "Was quite possibly a "tennis player."
It's easy to jump to wrong conclusions, Beloved."
"GOD is LOVE!""
"LOVE one another, Beloved!"❤️