Tuesday, April 27, 2010

As The Father Loved Me

John 15 v 9..."As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love"....

WOW! Do you get that? How much do you think the Father loved Jesus, His only Son? Do you think maybe more than anything, more than you could even explain? Well, then, that is how much Jesus loves you.

That is a lot of love. If ever you doubted the love Jesus has for you, re-read this scripture. There is no greater love than this. Jesus tells us this in the next few verses of this passage. He says, if you will do what He commands you, He will call you friend, and then He gives you His commandment.

John 15 v 12-14....This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. You are My friends if you will do whatever I command you.....

He didn't say keep these ten commandments and I will love you. No, He said keep this commandment that He gives you, to love one another. If you do this then the commandments written under the time of the law will fall into place. He is not disregarding the ten commandments, He has already died for them so that you would not be bound unto death because of them.

I heard someone say the other day, that America fights so hard to keep the ten commandments in the courthouses, the schools, but they should be fighting to keep John 3 v 16 in the schools, and the public offices. Jesus died and took the place of the law, (the ten commandments). We may be fighting too hard to keep people under the law instead of letting them know that they are free from the law, and under the GRACE of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. AMEN! He is not saying that you are free to sin, because you are free from the law (the ten commandments), no, He is saying that we are to keep His commandments that He leaves us with, the first is to love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind, and then the 2nd is like it, to love your neighbor as yourself. When we truly keep these two commandments, it would be hard for us to live in sin. AMEN!

Mark 12 v 30-31...."And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.".......

Remember Jesus loved you like the Father first loved Him. AMEN!


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