Saturday 21 Apr 2018
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John 6:51

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live for ever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

The Love of God

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For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth nor anything else in all of creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is Christ Jesus our Lord- (Romans 8:38 - 39)

The Love of God, how vast, how deep, how wide and how high. The day I get to fully explore and provide answers to these questions, how complete my joy will be. The Love that God has for me, how strong, how powerful and how compelling as it is very power moved and will continue to move God to do and to give me the best of heaven, so that I can come into the fullness of the life that Jesus came to give to me. It is the Love of God that opened the provisions of heavens while placing heaven's resources within my reach.

But I do have a problem here and the problem is, I do not fully understand the operation of this Love, neither do I understand why he should love me so much, since I never could do what he wanted me to do in the first place. I do not understand how the Love of God could circumvent the multitude of my transgressions and the resulting guilt. It was this guilt that drove me into a state of separation from God, guilt tells me on regular basis that there is no way back into the bosom of the Father, guilt succeeded in placing a wall between me and the love of God. Ridden with guilt, the Love of God became so remote, so abstract and so unattainable, it became an outpouring that I could never experience nor enjoy the provisions that it richly and freely made available.

But glory be unto God, who out of the riches of this Love set out a plan and a process that can be traced to the attributes that made Him a unique, awesome and wonderful Father and God. His Holiness derives from these attributes and without them I would be lost forever, my cause would be a forgone and a hopeless one. He said it is because he does not change in any of these attributes that my case was not written off as a hopeless one. For in my redemption, he opened the floodgate of the river of Mercy that flows right from his throne.

Mercy is the ever present, evergreen and ever new power of God that gives the sinner a second chance with God. It is the door that is always kept open to the sinner and the only hope a sinner can cling unto. The hope that can never fails because it opens the door of Forgiveness. The river of Mercy never runs dry, never becomes stale because it is always refreshed on a daily basis, and it is in the river of Mercy that God washes me with his forgiveness.

Forgiveness is the sponge and soap that washed the stains of my sins away, not only does it remove my sins and its ever present condemnation, but it also removed every stigma, every scar, every hurt and guilt, leaving me so debt free. It left me burden free to run into the Love of God. Ok so I am forgiven, but I still struggle to enter into this Love because I feel so unworthy to receive this love that is so pure and because of the low self esteem resulting from my state self condemnation, I shy away from what the Love of God says is available to me. I still agree with the lies of the devil that I do not deserve the best from God because of my past. I still listen to the condemning voices telling me, it is ok to be sick, it is ok to be broke, it is ok to live in torment and fear because God is punishing me for my past deeds. In this state I continue to fail to come into what this Love freely makes available to me, but praise be unto God for the provision of the Grace, that came to rescue me from my dilemma. Grace picked me up from the position of unworthiness and took away the feeling completely by calling me 'Son', thus revealing to me, my true identity and what I am really worth to God. For that is really what I am until I went astray, even while I was away from him, God still saw me as a son and waited for the day I will come to my senses and return home to him.

Having addressed me by my real name, Grace then proceeded to throw into my laps the gifts, blessings and provisions that a son truly deserves, by giving me an inheritance. Grace celebrated my home coming by doing everything to make me feel at home again. Grace understood my struggles, my fears and my short comings; he therefore stepped in with power divine to help me overcome the things that hindered me from coming into what God has prepared for me. Grace said to me, don't worry son, you deserve this, for the Father created it all for you. Grace said to me take it son, they are all yours, they have always been and they remains yours forever. He said to me ,The thoughts and the plans of your Father in heaven right from the beginning have always been, for you to come into these provisions.

Grace was careful not to mention my past; instead he was committed to ensuring that, that chapter of my life was drowned in the sea of forgetfulness forever. In reality that was accomplished when God washed me in the river of his mercies, those mistakes and their accusing memories were washed away forever.

What a wonderful God I serve and what a privilege to call him my Father, for the fellowship he has called me into in union with His Son Jesus, is that which is based on Sonship resulting from the regeneration and adoption of my human spirit. And just in case I ever forget my identity, he put the seal of his ownership on me, thus declaring to all that care to observe, listen or watch that I am a Son and no longer a slave. Oh how I pray that this memory will abide with me forever, for to ever lose this identity again will grieve him greatly. I don't know which would grieve him more, my being away or my returning home and still chose to live as a slave.

All of these, He beautifully wrapped in the wonderful gift of Salvation and these entire gifts he made available through his Love. He manifested this Love through Jesus Christ His Son. For God Loved the world so much, that He gave his only begotten Son Jesus, that whosoever shall believe in him, shall not perish but come into everlasting life.

The amazing thing about this Love is that it has no end, it cannot fail and nothing can stop him from loving me, for this is what defines him. He said nothing could separate me from this love that he has revealed through Jesus; he said no kingdom, no power, no dominion, and no circumstance. Anything I can think of he said will never be able to separate me from his love.

The first step into that Love is by inviting Jesus into your life; let him lead you all the way into the heart of God's love, for no one comes to the Father except through the son. The Love of God is available to you at all times and it comes with no condition attached, but the question is, are you available to receive this Love?

1 Corinthians 15:55-57
“?Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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