Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A STORY of GOD's LOVE

1 John 1:7

King James Version

7 But if we walk in the light, 

as he is in the light, 

we have fellowship one with another, 

and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son 

cleanseth us from all sin.


Have you any idea how much God loves you?

Let the Bible tell us how.

God loves us so much, He sent His only begotten Son.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 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.


Even as the world lieth in wickedness.

1 John 5:19

King James Version

19 And we know that we are of God, 

and the whole world lieth in wickedness.


He had clear instructions for Jesus.

John 6:37-39

King James Version

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; 

and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

38 For I came down from heaven, 

not to do mine own will, 

but the will of him that sent me.

39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, 

that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, 

but should raise it up again at the last day.


So, Jesus came for us sinners.

Luke 5:32

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32 I came not to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.


For we were in great need of the Lord's healing grace.

Mark 2:17

King James Version

17 When Jesus heard it, 

he saith unto them, 

They that are whole have no need of the physician, 

but they that are sick

I came not to call the righteous, 

but sinners to repentance.


He was not about to forget anyone among us.

Luke 15:4-6

King James Version

4 What man of you, 

having an hundred sheep, 

if he lose one of them, 

doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, 

and go after that which is lost, 

until he find it?

5 And when he hath found it, 

he layeth it on his shoulders, 

rejoicing.

6 And when he cometh home, 

he calleth together his friends and neighbours, 

saying unto them, 

Rejoice with me; 

for I have found my sheep which was lost.


To be saved, we had to believe in Him.

John 6:40

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, 

that every one which seeth the Son, 

and believeth on him

may have everlasting life: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


We also had to keep the Father's commandments.

1 John 2:3

King James Version

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, 

if we keep his commandments.


We had to obey His will.

Matthew 7:21

King James Version

21 Not every one that saith unto me, 

Lord, Lord, 

shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; 

but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.


We had to confess our sins.

1 John 1:8-10

King James Version

8 If we say that we have no sin, 

we deceive ourselves, 

and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, 

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, 

we make him a liar, 

and his word is not in us.


We had to repent.

Luke 15:7

King James Version

7 I say unto you, 

that likewise joy shall be in heaven 

over one sinner that repenteth, 

more than over ninety and nine just persons, 

which need no repentance.


Through the Son's death, He gave us the gift of life, and sanctification.

Hebrews 10:14

King James Version

14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever 

them that are sanctified.


Good works on earth couldn't give us that salvation, only God could.

Ephesians 2:8-9

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, 

lest any man should boast.


Jesus became our advocate.

1 John 2:1-2

King James Version

2 My little children, 

these things write I unto you, 

that ye sin not. 

And if any man sin, 

we have an advocate with the Father, 

Jesus Christ the righteous:

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: 

and not for ours only, 

but also for the sins of the whole world.


He became our mediator.

1 Timothy 2:5

King James Version

5 For there is one God, 

and one mediator between God and men, 

the man Christ Jesus;


For it is God's will all of us be saved.

1 Timothy 2:1-4

King James Version

2 I exhort therefore, that, 

first of all, 

supplications, 

prayers, 

intercessions, 

and giving of thanks, 

be made for all men;

2 For kings, 

and for all that are in authority; 

that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life 

in all godliness and honesty.

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4 Who will have all men to be saved, 

and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.


But He had to sacrifice His Son, that we may have eternal life.

John 6:44

King James Version

44 No man can come to me, 

except the Father which hath sent me draw him: 

and I will raise him up at the last day.


It pleased God to give us His kingdom.

Luke 12:32

King James Version

32 Fear not, little flock; 

for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.


Which Jesus said was in our hearts, too.

Luke 17:21

King James Version

21 Neither shall they say, 

Lo here! 

or, lo there! 

for, behold, 

the kingdom of God is within you.


Before Jesus went back to the Father, He gave us a gift.

John 14:16-17

King James Version

16 And I will pray the Father, 

and he shall give you another Comforter, 

that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; 

whom the world cannot receive, 

because it seeth him not, 

neither knoweth him: 

but ye know him; 

for he dwelleth with you, 

and shall be in you.


We need the gift of the Holy Spirit to help us how to pray.

Romans 8:26

King James Version

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: 

for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: 

but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us 

with groanings which cannot be uttered.


And that intercession is aligned with the will of God.

Romans 8:27

King James Version

27 And he that searcheth the hearts 

knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, 

because he maketh intercession for the saints 

according to the will of God.


The Father really wants everyone saved.

Even if we continue to defy Him.

He is just, merciful, patient, and faithful to His people.

Deuteronomy 7:9

King James Version

9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, 

he is God, 

the faithful God, 

which keepeth covenant and mercy 

with them that love him 

and keep his  commandments 

to a thousand generations;


It is the GREATEST love of all -- this love GOD has for us.

To the point of sacrificing His own Son, who knew no sin, and had to be made mortal.

May we all be worthy.


Updated 22 January 2022


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