Posted on September 15, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, September

For God Hath Not Given us The Spirit Of Fear but of Power; AND OF LOVE….

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2 Timothy 1:7. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Beloved, there is one unique virtue, that characterised the triune God. It is love.
The love of God the Father.

Romans 5:8. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

The love of Jesus our Lord.

John 15:13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

The blessed Holy Spirit

Romans 15:30. Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

This same virtue characterized the lifestyle of saints and believers alike in Bible days and our contemporary times.

1 John 5:2-3. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

The Bible severally reveals that God, our loving Father in heaven indeed is love personified.

John 3:16-17. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

2 Corinthians 13:14. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

1 John 4:16. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Beloved, because of this everyone and anyone who profess to have anything to do with God, must be loving after God, the Father. He or she also must love God supremely as God loves humanity.

2 Timothy 1:7. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Pause a little. Do you love God? Prove it. How can your love for God be proved?

Deuteronomy 6:4-5. Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Deuteronomy 10:12. And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

1 John 5:3. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Beloved, unfathomable and indescribable earthly and eternal blessings are usually the heritages of such believers that loves God biblically. These shall be your portion in Jesus name.

1 Corinthians 2:9. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Dearly beloved, just like God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry,
can only be described by one word. Love for His Father and humanity to the end.

John 14:31. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

John 15:13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

John 13:1. Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

Jesus our Lord demanded this same virtue from all His followers of all ages and that includes you.

John 13:34-35. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

However, this love to Him can be proved biblically. See it.

John 14:15. If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:23-24. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

The blessed Holy Spirit who knows the benefits associated with loving God and also the consequence of not loving Him, encouraged believers of all ages and you in particular, to love God.

2 Timothy 1:7. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

See how the Bible affirms it.

Romans 8:35-39.  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 thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that 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 creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Dearly beloved, receive grace to love God and fellow human beings, friends and foes alike in Jesus name.
Friend, always remember this. Loving God biblically shall open unfathomable heritages for you here and hereafter.  I earnestly pray for you that, these shall be your portion in Jesus name.

1 Corinthians 2:9. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him

However,  not loving God and humanity friend and foes, have dare consequences.. In fact it will  be a principal requisite for those that shall be part of the dawning rapture. See what the Bible says.

1 John 3:14-15. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

1 John 4:20-21. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

Because of this, necessity is laid on you as you are preparing for the rapture, to receive grace and be loving biblically.

1 John 3:16-18. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

1 John 4:12. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

May the good Lord not find you in particular wanting in this most essential biblical love, that determines eternal well being of saints in Jesus name.  Remember God has endowed you with the spirit of love. So love the triune God by being obedient to the entirety of the commandments in the Bible and also love humanity, friends and foes.

2 Timothy 1:7. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind

Matthew 5:43-48. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

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