September 14, 2006 – YOU ARE BORN IN MY IMAGE TO LOVE AS I LOVE!
Romans 8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. THE BANNER OVER YOU SIGNIFIES THE ARMY IN WHICH YOU ARE ENLISTED. MY BANNER OVER YOU IS “LOVE”. SONG 2:4 He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT YOU ARE COMMANDED NOT TO LOVE! YOU ARE NOT TO LOVE OR HAVE ANY GODS BEFORE ME. DO NOT LOVE THE WAYS OF THE WORLD AND ITS SIN. YOU ARE NOT TO LOVE VANITY, THE PRAISE OF MEN, MONEY, AND ANY KIND OF EVIL. 1 JOHN 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. IF THE WORLD AND ITS ALLUREMENTS ARE YOUR MASTER, AND YOUR LIFE AND WORKS FOLLOW SATAN, MY JUDGMENT WILL READ, “DEPART FROM ME, I NEVER KNEW YOU.” Matthew 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.’”
THE LOVE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL OF ITS FRUITS ARE NOT AN OPTION FOR MY CHILDREN, IT IS A COMMAND! YOU ARE TO SHOW THE WORLD MY PERFECT LOVE BY BECOMING A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF MY LOVE. EXEMPLIFY LOVE IN YOUR ACTIONS AND GLORIFY ME BY YOUR LIFE OF LOVE. 1 John 2:29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
THE LIFE OF CHRIST IS THE STANDARD OF PERFECTION THAT I WILL FORM IN YOU. Galatians 4:19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you. IF CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU, THEN PERFECTION OF YOUR LIFE IS OBTAINABLE. DO NOT SETTLE FOR LESS, FOR GREAT ARE YOUR REWARDS. GIVE YOURSELF TOTALLY TO YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR, WHO CAN MAKE YOU PERFECT. Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
1John 4:21 And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. YOU CAN PICK YOUR FRIENDS, BUT YOU CANNOT CHOOSE WHETHER YOU WILL LOVE OR NOT. YOU ARE TO LOVE OTHERS AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF. IN TRULY LOVING SOMEONE, YOU CARE FOR THEIR SOUL AND SPIRIT AS WELL. THE MEASURE AND DEPTH OF YOUR LOVE CAN BE ASSESSED BY THE NUMBER OF PERCEIVED SINS IT COVERS. I HAVE SEEN THE HURTS, WOUNDS, AND DIVISIONS AMONG YOU. I SAY UNTO YOU, “IT IS ENOUGH!” YOUR LOVE FOR OTHERS IS COUNTED AS THE MEASURE OF YOUR LOVE FOR ME.
THE WORLD WILL RECOGNIZE YOU AS MINE THROUGH MY VIRTUES THAT ARE IN YOU. THE GREATEST VIRTUE IS LOVE. (1COR. 13:13). Ephesians 5:2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. THE APOSTLE PAUL WROTE: “YOU OUGHT TO FORGIVE AND COMFORT HIM (OR HER), LEST PERHAPS SUCH A ONE BE SWALLOWED UP WITH TOO MUCH SORROW.” (2COR 2:7) FORGIVE AND CARE FOR THOSE THAT ARE HURTING. DO NOT CONDEMN, BECAUSE I CAME NOT TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE SAVED THROUGH ME.
THE WORLD IS FILLED WITH HATRED, BUT YOU ARE NOT OF THE WORLD. YOU ARE MY CHILDREN IF YOU LOVE ME AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. YOU HAVE SEEN WHAT HATRED IN THE NAME OF RELIGION PRODUCES! THE WORLD IS STARVED TO SEE SACRIFICIAL LOVE THAT HAS NO THOUGHT OF RETURN OR SELF GAIN. THROUGH YOUR LOVE THE WORLD WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY OBEDIENT CHILDREN. IN SPREADING MY LOVE, YOU ARE SHOWING THE WORLD THE LOVE OF GOD. LOVE PROVIDES A BALM AND COVERING TO THE MANY THAT HAVE BEEN HURT THROUGH THE SINS PRODUCED BY THOUGHTLESSNESS, REJECTION, UNFORGIVENESS, CRUELTY, AND HATE.
TOUGH LOVE WILL STAND FOR ME AGAINST ALL EVIL! YOU ARE NOT TO BE WORLDLY ACCEPTABLE OR POLITICALLY CORRECT, BUT YOU ARE SPIRITUALLY CALLED AND ANOINTED TO FINISH MY WORK BY DESTROYING THE WORKS OF SATAN. LOVE WILL BREAK SATAN’S POWER! YOU ARE TO OVERCOME EVIL WITH “GOOD”. 1John 3:8B The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO STAND FOR “GOOD” AND THE POWER TO TAKE A STRONG STAND AGAINST EVIL. Matthew 10:26 “So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
AS YOU CAN REPLENISH THE SALT IN THE SHAKER, AND THE SUGAR IN THE SUGAR BOWL, YOU CAN REPLENISH YOUR LOVE THROUGH MY SPIRIT SIMPLY BY “ASKING, SEEKING, AND KNOCKING” ON MY DOOR. THE SPIRIT WITHIN YOU IS A FLOWING RIVER AND HAS DIFFERING DEPTHS, CURRENTS, AND OBSTACLES. I HAVE GIVEN YOU RIVERS OF “LIVING WATER” TO SUSTAIN YOU.
I WEEP WHEN I HEAR PARENTS SAYING TO ONE ANOTHER, “I HAVE FALLEN OUT OF LOVE” AS THEIR ONLY MAJOR EXCUSE FOR DIVORCE. THAT IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR SINNING AGAINST YOUR VOWS TO ME AND TO ONE ANOTHER! YOU ADD EVEN GREATER SIN BY SINNING AGAINST YOUR CHILDREN THROUGH THE BREAKING OF YOUR VOWS. YOU WILL SURELY REAP YOUR SINS AND CUT OFF MY BLESSINGS. I WILL NOT BLESS SIN! I AM LOVE, AND I CAN RENEW YOUR LOVE AND MAKE IT FLOURISH IF YOU REPENT OF YOUR SELFISHNESS AND BETRAYAL OF YOUR MARRIAGE.
PERFECT LOVE WILL FORGIVE. IT IS FAR BETTER TO FORGIVE SOMEONE SEEKING FORGIVENESS FOR SIN, THAN TO DESTROY A RELATIONSHIP OR MARRIAGE. I CAN RESTORE TO LOVE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ANY RELATIONSHIP THAT IS GIVEN TO ME BASED ON TRUE REPENTANCE. FORGIVENESS WILL REAP GREATER BLESSINGS THAN TEARING APART THAT WHICH I CAN MEND.
YOUR LOVE WILL LEAD YOU TO GREATER SERVICE IN MY KINGDOM. 2Corinthians 5:14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
LOVE WILL MAKE YOU BOLD! 1John 4:17 In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love because he first loved us.
MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL NEVER FAIL! I WILL SUPPLY YOUR EVERY NEED! MANY ARE STUMBLING BECAUSE OF LACK OF VIRTUE AND YET THEY DO NOT ASK FOR MY HELP. WILL YOU NOT BE FOUND TWICE GUILTY? I HAVE OFFERED YOU MY WISDOM: James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. I HAVE OFFERED YOU BLESSINGS AND GIFTS, YET YOU HAVE NOT APPEALED YOUR CASE TO HEAVEN! James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
YOU ARE NOT FULLY RECOGNIZING YOUR SOURCE OF LIFE! EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE IS AVAILABLE THROUGH CHRIST. 2Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. IF YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE AND YOU ARE REAPING SORROW AND SHAME, MY DOOR TO REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS IS ALWAYS OPEN. YOU CAN BEGIN A NEW AND BLESSED LIFE THROUGH LIVING YOUR LIFE THROUGH MY SON. HEAR ME MY CHILDREN! MY SON ALONE IS THE SOURCE OF ABUNDANT AND BLESSED LIFE NOW AND FOR ALL ETERNITY. COME, I BID YOU COME! I HAVE YOUR NEEDED ANSWERS AND I WILL MAKE A WAY WHEN IT SEEMS THERE IS NONE! Psalms 107:4 Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. 5 They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. 6 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. 7 He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.
John 14:5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.