The Love of GodBro. David Chancellor
1/9/2011 11:00 AM
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.
Most church folks know this verse. God sent Jesus down to walk among men and experience all of human life. God saw that an humble beginning was the best way for Christ to come. He occupied a lowly place on earth.
We can find and walk with God here. This is the message of the gospel. The life we seek and desire is in Jesus. He came that we might have abundant life. He will supply our need and give us a blessed life. It’s blessed because we can walk and live with Him.
We can enjoy the love of God here and throughout eternity if we give Him our hearts.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
As long as we stay with God, we have nothing to fear. Nobody has the power to keep you from the love God has for you. We can walk with God. What would come between you and God? God still loves you. Bring troubles and trials to God. If you’re starving to death, God still loves you. If you don’t have enough clothing, God still loves you. Your clothes aren’t holding you back. You can worship God no matter what clothes you have to wear. There might be dangers, but people still meet together and worship God. God loves everyone everywhere. No matter what the devil would try to put in the way, God still loves you. In all the difficult places of life, God’s love is still there. Even death can’t take away the love of God. The troubles of life can’t steal it away. God can keep you in all the things life can bring. God gives grace and help for every situation.
Angels can’t turn God against you. God’s angels wouldn’t; but if false angels try to turn you from God, God still loves you.
Rulers can make all kinds of rules, but they can’t keep you from serving God and they can’t stop God’s love from reaching down to you.
Your situation doesn’t have to change for you to go to God. Go to God in it, and give him all your heart. God can work on the situation.
No matter what might come, love God and he will bring you through it. No matter how high or low you go, God’s love can reach you there. No one can stop God from loving you. No one can come between you and God, unless you let them.
None of these things can separate us from God. The only thing not on this list is you. If you refuse God’s love, it will be there for you, but you will be without it. None of man’s excuses are what stops him from having the love of God.
Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
"It’s you." When people go into sin, they have turned their backs on God. When you turn to God, nothing will keep God away. God sent His Son so we could be freed from sin and rebellion and be justified before God. God loves mankind. Too many are short of the love of God, but God stands waiting for them to turn to Him.
2 Thessalonians 3:3-5
But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil. And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
"And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ." This is our prayer, that God would direct people into His love. God can bring us into a loving relationship with Him if we’ll turn to Him. People need to turn to Him with all their hearts.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Keep yourselves in the love of God. Only turning from Him will separate you from Him. Enter into prayer such that the Spirit of God move on and in us. Pray with faith and caring.
Life happens, but none of it has to separate us from the love of God. God will bring us through all we face. His glory is shown in victory over trial.