LOVE❤️!

“Satan would like nothing better than to gain entry to your home and turn it into a living hell, and every time you fly into a rage, you lose ground to him. That’s why the Scriptures say, ‘It’s smart to be patient, but it’s stupid to lose your temper.’ Proverbs 14:29 CEV. The key to managing your anger lies in finding healthy ways to express it so that it doesn’t end up hurting more than helping. It’s important to share your feelings, but you must always do it in the right way. Ultimately it’s not about who’s right and who’s wrong, or who can shout the loudest. It’s about finding the solution that’s best for everyone. Understand this: nobody can be everything you want them to be all the time. It’s impossible to have a long-term, loving relationship without learning to accept human weakness. So instead of dwelling on one another’s shortcomings, focus on your collective strengths as a family.” Bob & Debbie Gass

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Colossians‬ ‭3:13-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Beloved, have a lovely weekend ✝️❤️🎶🎉

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THE DYNAMICS OF LOVE

             (UNDERSTANDING THE LOVE OF GOD)

                       Pastor Wole Gbogboade

Text: Mark 12: 29-31Jesus was asked to tell the Pharisees and teachers of the Law the most important of the commandments. The Lord invariably told the reasons for the commandments which are: love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with your entire mind and with all your strength. The second one is to love your neighbour as yourself. The Lord was simply teaching them to emphasize LOVE and not the LAW. Deut. 6:2-9. Even, in the Ten Commandments, God is not laying emphasis on the commandments but on love. If you love God, you will reverence Him, you will honour Him in your heart, your mind and serve Him with your strength. Secondly, you will not do anything that does not please God either to Him or your neighbor by stealing, killing, lying, fornicating or coveting your neighbour’s wife or stuff etc. The love of God will compel you to avoid whatever displeases God. Exodus 20: 1-17. Only through God’s love can we forgive, even pray for our enemy and love those who hate us. Only through God’s love can we forgive, even pray for our enemy and love those who hate us.

Manifestations of love: If you follow the commandments from your heart, you will love God and you will not hurt your neighbour (parents, family, leaders and fellow human beings). The end of the law is love, not just to observe rules and regulations. The love of God and our neighbour will breed godly relationships between us and God as well as our neighbours.

How come the Pharisees said He has spoken well yet, they didn’t love Him nor follow Him despite the fact that they claimed to be serving God and they were the custodians of the Torah (word of God from Genesis to Malachi). They were mere religious leaders whereas God wanted a relationship. The Bible says, “God is a Spirit. And those who worship God must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.”

In the Church today, many Christians either misinterpret the concept of biblical love to suit their own selfish purpose or there is outright ignorance of the word love. Some are confusing worldly and biblical meanings of love altogether. For the avoidance of doubt, Christians need to know the different types of love:

1-    Eros: The Greek word means love by feelings. A kind of affection or feelings a man has toward the opposite sex.

2-    Philia or Phileo: Brotherly love. This is the kind of love among blood relations like brethren of the same mother and father or relatives.

3-    Storge: Love for things. It can be sports, money, gold, silver or town. Etc.

4-    Agape: This is God’s kind of love. Agape is sacrificial love. The others are determined by flesh, emotion while Agape is from God’s perspective. The others are usually beneficial to the person’s soul but agape is always drawing you to give: spirit, soul, financial or material. “For God so loved the world, He gave…” John 3:16. Agape moves you to give sacrificially without expecting reward from the recipients; you give as unto the Lord. God never said, you will reap where you sow instead; He said you will reap what you sow. When you make God your source, you will not depend on man who is a mere resource. God can use anyone to bless you, continue to hold on to God as your source. Your service is as unto the Lord not man, not man pleasing but God glorifying. Col. 3:17, 23-24

Biblical Love: Love in the kingdom is hinged on obedience to the word of God.

And this is what demonstrates love: that we live according to God’s commandments. Just as you have heard from the beginning what he commanded, you must live by it.” 2John 1:6 (ISV)

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Messiah has been born from God, and everyone who loves the parent also loves the child. This is how we know that we love God’s children: we love God and keep his commandments.” 1 John 5:1-2 (ISV)

Love therefore has boundaries. Love operates within the ambit of God’s command. Therefore, as God’s children, we can only love what God loves and approves. We love to do only what is pleasing to God. 1 Cor. 13:7. Love hates evil but loves the truth. The attribute and character of God is to love the truth and hate evil.

 JESUS is our example. He exhibited complete love for the Father by His total obedience; the Father’s work and His command:

The Father’s commandJohn 5:19, 30-31. John 14:31

The Father’s work: John 4:34, Mark 1:35-38

The Father’s word: 1 John 5:7 (KJV), John 8:18, 28, John 10:32. John 14:10-11

Jesus so loved the Father that He had a mindset of absolute obedience towards the Father even, He humbly obeyed His Father to death. Phil. 2:5-8.

Jesus was tempted at every point: spirit, soul and body by the devil but, He didn’t budge because of His relationship with the Father. His love for the Father would not let Him listen and do the devil’s bidding. Hence, at every point, Jesus always overcomes the devil and confounds him despite all his antics toward Him. Matt. 4:4-11. Heb. 4:15

He said to His disciples, “…for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do…” John 14:30-31.

Truly, in this world there are troubles but, in Christ we overcome the world. The love of God made the Father send the Son to come and save us. John 3:16

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (KJV)

But, Jesus overcomes the world through love. Love is a great weapon that can and will always be used to destroy the armory of the devil. The Bible says,

Submit yourselves therefore to God (love God absolutely). Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

In conclusion, as we submit ourselves to God and we know that God is Love then, we can through the love of God overcome the enemy of our soul. How? By our love and obedience to His commands, our love for the word of God. And as we live the word, it attracts God’s love and connects us in intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. This makes us to war in righteousness and we become warriors of righteousness and not just beating about the bush. 2 Cor. 10:3-5, Rom. 12:17-21

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19

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LOVE!

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children…..
Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:4-7‬, Mark 12:29-31 KJV‬‬

The Lord is emphasizing LOVE not the LAW. When we love The Lord and our neighbours, we will not want to do anything to displease The Lord. Likewise, when we love our neighbours, we will not steal, covet, kill, lie to them; we’ll also honour our parents. Therefore, emphasis should be to love God as we obey His commands and teach our children as well. In the kingdom, everything should be done in love. 1 Cor. 16:14

“And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” 2 John‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Beloved, have a great day ❤️✝️📖🍎🍇🍒
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FRUITFUL!

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PARENTING!

“Dedicate your children to God and point them in the way that they should go, and the values they’ve learned from you will be with them for life.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:6‬ ‭TPT‬‬
Socio-political and Economic problems in Society is hinged on 2 vital issues:
1- Breakdown in family
2- Absence of godly father figure.
May The Lord raise morally sound parenting for this generation to raise tomorrow’s leaders for the Family, the Church and the Nation. Amen
Beloved, have a blessed weekend ✝️📖🍇🍒🍎
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GOD!

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REVIVAL!

WHAT WENT WRONG ?😢😰😭

In the early years of my Christian walk as a youth………

  1. Fridays night were meant for vigils in the Church
  2. Youth *conventions were purely for prayers, fasting, Bible study, and edifying activities
  3. As a single when you are going to visit an opposite sex you don’t dare go alone
  4. When your Pastor scolds you, you bow your head in tears for being a source of concern to him
  5. We don’t purchase any clothe we can’t wear to church
  6. During youth programmes we engage in activities like draw your sword, Bible quizzes
  7. Every Saturday was for Evangelism
  8. We were mobile Bibles as we could quote tens of scriptures by heart
  9. We don’t dare leave our houses for church without a Bible
  10. We arrive church hours before service to prepare the church
  11. Virginity was dignity to us and not lack of opportunity
  12. It wasn’t difficult to identify us from unbelievers even as classroom students because you see God’s glory on us
  13. We were not ashamed to publicly declare our Christian faith
  14. We go out for morning cry as early as 5 : 00AM daily
  15. We always preached in every bus we took
  16. There was this deep hunger in us to attend programmes in church
  17. Even without an official ordination we were called Pastors and Evangelists
  18. We usually go to pray for the sick in hospitals for healing
  19. We dared to pray for the dead to come back to life
  20. Having a daily devotional was important to us
  21. We challenged ourselves to spend more time in the things of the kingdom
  22. We looked forward to our yearly camp meeting for an encounter with God
  23. During worship sessions we received accurate words of knowledge from the Lord
  24. We were used as models to correct unbelievers
  25. We were a source of Joy and honour to our parents and church
  26. Our conscience were very active and alive to admit when our ways were not right with GodDo I have witnesses out there !!! WHAT WENT WRONG , 😭 😭😭 WHERE DID WE MISS IT ?

Where are the youth of my generation! Can there still be revival again?

I hear the Lord say to me:
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Kindly share to as many as you can. Join us in our cry for revival😭😭😭!

  • A CRY FOR REVIVAL . Copied
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SALVATION!

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CALLED!

“Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” Romans‬ ‭8:30‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Beloved, have a grateful weekend ❤️✝️🍇🍒🍎
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JESUS!

Paul said, “for me to live is Christ, to die is gain…”.
Really, there’s nothing we do for Christ and His kingdom that is ever enough or too much for the One Who paid supreme price of crucifixion without sin. John 15:13-14. 2Cor. 5: 21.
Beloved, have a graciously impacting day ❤️🎶✝️🍇🍒🍎

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