What do we mean when we say we love the Lord? What we are saying is that we love His righteousness. We love His goodness. How do we show it? We embrace life rather than death, and we seek truth rather than deception. We “do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” John 6:27
My personal testimony is that I place the love of God in my heart above all others. I have accepted the resurrected Jesus into my heart, and I know that all that He is, so am I. He gives me strength in my weakness, having adopted me as a son, as the guarantee of my inheritance. This is the fullness. This is the treasure more precious than gold or jewels. You can let go of gold and you can let go of jewels, but when you have the fullness, you are persuaded that “nothing will be able to separate you from the love of God which is in Jesus Christ, our Lord” and righteousness. Romans 8:38-39
He is my rock and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” Psalm 92:15
For He is Lord of Lords, King of Kings, and those who are with Him are called, chosen and faithful. Rev. 17:14 God “raised Jesus from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Eph. 1:20-23
“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Col. 2:9-10
Jesus is the over-comer and so am I. Jesus said, “I have overcome the world so that in Him I (we) may have peace.” John 16:3 I am an over-comer of the broken heart.
God’s love has made it possible to move out of sin and suffering. As Paul wrote in Colossians 1:13, 14 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He made it possible for us to have the eternal life and the fulfillment thereof. “For it pleased the Father, that in Him (Christ) all the fullness should dwell…having made peace through the blood of the cross…to present you holy, and blameless and above reproach in His sight.” 1 Col 1 9-22
“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Mathew 5:6
The Lord urges us to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called…with humility, patience, forbearing one another in love. (Ephes. 4:1, 2)
God is calling us to be His partners in the fulfillment of prophecy, to gather the remnant back into the fold, to live fully and to live in righteousness. In John 21:17, Jesus asked his disciple Simon Peter, “Do You Love Me?” (x3) and Jesus told him that if you Love Me, Feed My Sheep!
“Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” Eph. 5:25-27
I pray as Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:17-19 “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling…and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe…” Praise God, for His loving kindness, and His patience.
Because I have believed and received, I know my redeemer lives in me!
Copyright 2011 by Osundara Mayuri – Author, The Book Of Mayuri: Why We Can’t Have Peace and How We Can Have Peace -Westbow Press, 2010
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