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"Love Overcomes All things"

In his book "Absolute Surrender" Andrew Murray pointed out that one of the commands of Christ Jesus is to "Love one another," and he related to when love first stopped in the world... It was when Adam "got defensive and critical with Eve, and when she ate the forbidden fruit." 

And so, on and on, lack of love was prevalent in this world (even carried over after Noah and his family were the only eight people to survive the flood.)

And Father, Who is love

  • 1 John 4:16 And we know (understand, recognise, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells {and} continues in love dwells {and} continues in God, and God dwells {and} continues in him.
  • 1 John 4:17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion {and} attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.
  • 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors {and} expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love's complete perfection].

…..Father sent His Son to pay for all man's "unloving" and later to send the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of love) to be available for ANY person who is BORN AGAIN (their self dies, and a cleansed and a loving spirit enters them, (Luke 4:18-19, John 19:30)) when they are "grafted into the True Vine" (Lord Jesus …. Who is love!) by Father ……

  • (Amp) 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in 

Christ (the Messiah) is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh {and} new has come!

  • 2 Cor 5:18 But all things are from God, Who through {Jesus} Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].

The Truth (Lord Jesus) HAS set ALL born again believers free, BUT man is deceived by Satan into thinking, "I have to strive and put in lots of effort to be a born again believer!"…… 

But Christ Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life …. The Truth will (and has) set you free!"….. So be as a grafted in branch of the Vine, RESTING IN HIM AND RECEIVING MOMENT BY MOMENT ALL THAT IS NEEDED TO LIVE STRONG AND PRODUCE HIS FRUIT. 

  • Gal 5:22-23: But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
  • Gal 5:24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites {and} desires.
  • Gal 5:25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [because by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.] ……..

Commanding Satan, "In Lord Jesus' name Get behind Me, Satan! You are in my way [an offense and a hindrance and a snare to me]." 

BECAUSE 

(Gal 2:20) I have been (spiritually) crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

  • 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God (born again, the old "self" washed away by Christ Jesus' blood), is victorious over the world (anything not conforming to Father's will); and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith. (His eternal life (the Son of God) in us.)
  • 1 John 5:5 Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world [anything that goes against God's will] but we who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact]?  …branches, cut from the Adam vine and grafted into Lord Jesus by Father.

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' (the Son of God's) blood and righteousness …. which moment by moment is spiritually flowing into me. (Into us, Father's children.)

  • Rom 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.)
  • John 15:7 If (as) you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you {and} continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you …. 

His love overcomes all things – Father HAS supplied His armour, so simply stand! (Eph 6:10-17) and call out "Thank You Father! Thank You Lord Jesus!" and 

  • Eph 6:18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose {and} perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).

(This commandment of Jesus summarises all the others.)

"My command is this: "Love each other as I have loved you," (John 15:12) and Me in you, empowers you to do that!

Get ready for a worldwide revival! …. Zech 4:6 ….. Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

Rejoice!


Brian V McMichan

Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia

mcmichanco@hotmail.com 



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Love Overcomes All Things



"Lets Teach Our Children to Love"

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"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it" (Prov 22:6).

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