Knowing that The LORD, our GOD, has called us to LOVE HIM above all else, and our fellow man, as ourselves."
"What are your thoughts on this WORD from 1st Corrinthians 13:1-2?🤔 :
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not LOVE, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
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.
What's GOD'S WORD and instruction, saying to each of us?🤔
knowing that GOD expects us to LOVE one another,"
What does GOD see in us, if we won't share The GOSPEL, with our Brother?🤔
That we Believe HIM?" Or that we dont?"And if we claim to Believe, but won't share The GOSPEL." "What does that say about us?
What does our silence say?"
Well, what did the silence say of the servant that is spoken of in Mathew 25:24? The one that buried his talent, because he claimed to be so afraid, because he thought his lord, was a hard man?
I believe that the exact WORDS that he used, were that he knew him to be a hard man." But leaving what kind of man he was, aside. 🤔 What did his silence say of him, as a servant?" That he was a good servant?" That he was brave? Or that he was a coward?"
And what does Revelation 21:8 say?
Let me share it with you": But the Cowardly, Unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, Idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake of fire.
Could that be the final destination of him who was
to afraid to do the will of his MASTER? To afraid, to do the the work that had been entrusted to him?
What did his failure to act, say of HIM?"
An important work had been entrusted to him."
"Extremely important work, I would say?"
And because every Soul is precious to GOD, and that HE is not willing that any should perish. We can know!"
So to help us make an accurate assessment of what his failure to speak said of him. Let's consider Mathew 25:24-30 and get your thoughts on this servant.
It reads like this: "Then he who had recieved the one talent came and said, 'LORD, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and buried YOUR talent in the ground. 'Look, there you have what is yours.' "But his LORD answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited MY money with the bankers, and at MY coming I would have recieved back MY own with interest.
Therefore, take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. 'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. [That's an astonishing thing to happen to anyone, Beloved Brethren. "Wouldn't you say? To have what had already been given to you, taken away?"] And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Can you feel GOD calling us to take our calling to heart, and from obedience to HIS WORD, never depart?"
Yes, can you hear HIM calling us to serve HIM with all our heart? ❤️
Can you hear The WORD of The LIVING GOD assuring each of us, in Mathew 22:14? "Saying: Many are called but few are chosen?"
Can you feel that GOD has great expectations regarding us, Beloved Brethren?" Can you see that there will be a hereafter, and that our hope will not be cut-off 👀?
I pray that we can all see that, because in 2nd Corrinthians 5:20, GOD gives each of us our calling as "Ambassadors for CHRIST.
And within the calling, HE instructs us to reconcile the world to HIM.
Can we each see 👀 that every Soul is precious to GOD? I pray that we can each see that, Beloved Brethren. Because The LORD clearly instructs us to plead with this lost and dying generation, saying, be "reconciled" to GOD.
Consider how 2nd Corrinthians 5:20 reveals it, saying": Now then, we are Ambassadors for CHRIST, as though GOD were pleading through us: We implore you on CHRIST'S behalf, be reconciled to GOD.
For HE made HIM Who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD in HIM.
Knowing that GOD has expectations of us,
have you ever felt overwhelmed by rules and expectations? Yes?
Well, think of how the Jewish people must've felt as they tried to keep up with more than 600 rules from the Old Testament and many more that had been imposed on them by the religious leaders.
Now imagine their surprise when The LORD JESUS simplified the pursuit of RIGHTEOUSNESS by "narrowing" the list down to just two!" Mathew 22:37 reveals these True requirements, like this:
“LOVE The LORD your GOD” and “LOVE your neighbor as yourself.” In essence, our LORD JESUS," is telling us that the way GOD knows that we LOVE HIM, is by how we treat other people. "All people!" Yes, All people."
Considering the prospect of profound TRUTH, being found in the statement, that we only LOVE GOD, as much as the person we LOVE the least."
Well, because we've each been made in the image of GOD, and are each admonished by GOD, in 1st John 4:20-21.
"There, GOD admonishes each of us, by saying: If anyone says, "I LOVE GOD," and hates his Brother, he is a liar; for he who does not LOVE his brother whom he has seen, how can he LOVE GOD Whom he has not seen?
And this commandment we have from HIM: that he who LOVES GOD must LOVE his Brother also.
So can we find any TRUTH in that statement, Beloved? That we only LOVE GOD, as much as the person, we LOVE the least?
I Believe that there is!"
Nonetheless, let’s face it, LOVING our neighbor can be a real challenge." But when we do it to express our LOVE for GOD, we recieve strength to fulfill our Ministry.
The ministry that GOD instructs us to fulfill in 2nd Timothy 4:5. It reads like this: But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an Evangelist, fulfill your Ministry.
The LORD clearly wants us to do the work of an Evangelist, and to fulfill our Ministry.
For HE, HIMSELF, PERSONALLY speaks these WORDS from Romans 10:15, saying: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach The GOSPEL of PEACE, who bring Good News of Good things!"
Our LORD, is pleased with our obedience to tell everyone about what HE accomplished on The Cross, in order to take away the sin of the world!"
HE is pleased with our obedience to unleash a POWERFUL movement that primarily expresses LOVE for others.
And expressing LOVE for others, reveals our LOVE for GOD.
For in John 13:35 HE assures each of us, by saying:
By this all will know that you are MY disciples, if you have LOVE for one another.
Can you see it? 👀
CHRIST calling us to LOVE one another, and to live for HIS GLORY, being tenderhearted, LOVING as Brothers?🤔
Yes?" Can we see how important this is to GOD?
Especially, since HE pointedly says in Ezekiel 3:18-19 this 👁 Eye-opening statement to each of us." Consider it: When I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to SAVE his LIFE, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your Soul.
As we aim to LOVE GOD, and our neighbor as ourselves, everything else falls into place.
So I ask you, Brethren, Who can we share GOD’S LOVE with today?
Who can we tell about the gift of Everlasting LIFE, that CHRIST is giving away?
Just know this,
The more unlovable the person that we share The GOSPEL with, the greater the statement we make about our LOVE for GOD!"
So let's respond as Peter did, when The LORD asked him?" Simon, son of Jonah, do you LOVE ME more than these?"
he said to HIM."
"Yes, LORD; YOU know that I LOVE YOU,
HE said to him, feed MY Lambs.
And have we been eating well, Beloved Brethren?"
Have we been feeding on The same WORD that Jeremiah spoke of, when in Jeremiah 15:16, he declared: YOUR WORDS were found and I ate them, And YOUR WORD was to me the rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by YOUR NAME, O LORD GOD of hosts.
Yes, Beloved Brethren, we have been eating well!"
But what we are, without having LOVE for one another, I cannot tell!"