Friday, 5 February 2016

Never In Doubt

Proverbs 2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

      Never doubt the love of God; it is the only thing that can fix any and every problem on earth. The love of God toward us should never be in doubt. We never have to doubt the love that God has poured out on each and every one of us who believe and for those who do not believe in him. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 
      God loves everyone. He even loves the enemies marked by politicians as the people we should be hating vigorously. God's love is for everyone, not just a few. What God does not love, is sin. God loves the sinner but hates sin regardless of where you live on this earth or who you are. Rom. 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 
      Someone might say, "Hasn't everything been said there is to say about the love of God?" Categorically, absolutely, definitely no! We have not even scratched the tip of a pinhead when it comes to the knowledge and understanding of the love of God and His plan of love for each and every one of us. 1 John 4:15 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him. 
      How can a love that seems too good to be true be understood with a few platitudes delivered through a few homilies once a week? Saints, it takes personal a relationship with our Lord to begin to understand His love for us. No matter what book of the bible we read we can find Jesus through the pages declaring His love toward us. Each book prophetically points to Jesus and his desire for a relationship with each member of his created beings. 
      The types and symbols that speak of lordship, authority and the divinity of Jesus Christ permeate the pages of the Bible while pronouncing the blessing of God's love for each and every person on earth. Wow! What a love so hard to describe that lives within us who have accepted God's gift of love through our Lord Jesus. Rom. 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
      Never be in doubt of the abundant love available to heal, provide, and renew our lives for the glory of God. A man with leprosy said to Jesus, "If you are willing you can make me clean." Jesus stated that He was willing. Luke 5:12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." 13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him. 
      In this one encounter with Jesus, this man who had been a plague in society was healed, restored, and provided for with one kind loving act from the Lord Jesus. From that point on there was no doubt in this man's heart of the love of God. The law had shunned and alienated this man from family and society because of a disease the law could not heal. However, the grace of Jesus' love provided all the man needed to live an abundant life. John 10:10b I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 
      What part of God's love are you in doubt about these days? Are you doubting God will heal you? Maybe you have lost your job and you see no way of being provided for. The love that once flourished in your marriage has waned and you want the relationship restored. Some family members seem off track and are making dangerous choices causing some to doubt in the love of God. 
      Let me assure you through God's word there is nothing the love of God cannot heal, fix, conquer, repair, or restore for you and your family. Jer. 33:27 "I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? Never be in doubt of Jesus' intentions toward our souls. 
      Jesus knew his reason for coming and loving us in the flesh per se. Isa. 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3a and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
      The Lord fulfilled the mandate proclaimed in the above verses at the cross for each and every person on earth. What an amazing love Christ has for us. Never be in doubt of that fact. God loves you!

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