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The Substance of Love

A cleansing must come to the Body of Christ, for it has not yet been purified, to be presented–

My perfect Bride.

“But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? ‘For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, till they present right offerings to the Lord.” Malachi 3:2-3

The spirit is made perfect by My Blood, but the soul must be perfected by love.♥

  • Love is what changes the heart and the soul.
  • Love is what makes a broken man whole.
  • My love gave the perfect sacrifice.
  • It is My Love that makes an evil man nice.

Do you understand that My Word is Love?

For it is the substance of Me–substance that you can see and hold in your hand; that you may understand that I gave My Life to set the captives free.

When you feed on that Word, you are inviting Love in.

Every day that you stay in the Word, you stay in Love. If you make it your habit to maintain My Word–you will love habitually.

“He who says ‘I know him’ but disobeys his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps his word, in him truly love for God is perfected. By this we may be sure that we are in him: he who says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” I John 2:4-6

For some it is easy, for others it takes a lifetime of yielding to My Love–to be loved; for their soul has been so tightly bound.

Stay with it, stay in My Word.

For I came to set the captive free, and I will come for a Bride without spot or blemish–purified in My Word; sanctified by My Blood; made holy and wholly in Love–it is My substance

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 KJV

“Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:26-27

I AM Love.

“Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.

In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” I John 4:7-12

“And you, who once were estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him, provided that you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.” Colossians 1:21-23

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2

“The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.

Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire! But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.” II Peter 3:9-14

 

 

The Season

Mighty are those who have heard My words and choose to act on them. I give messages in season, for the proper time, but My Word is a season in itself. It is always instant in season and out, and so shall you be if you abide in My Word and act upon what you hear.

In the parable of the talents, I was angry with the man who hid the talent given him. He feared Me, and did not know Me. He did not seek Me, to know of My ways. Had he done this, I would have taught him what to do with the given talent–his measure, to increase him greatly in knowledge, wisdom and stature. Those who made use of their talents were given more. Their wisdom, money, and abilities increased. More was given–more is then required. The cycle continues for as I have spoken earlier, there is always more.

You will be ever learning and ever growing in stature and responsibility in My Kingdom if you so choose, or, you could choose to bury what has been given to you and see Me as a harsh, unbending, and unyielding task master, as did the wicked servant.

I AM love to those who love Me, and I AM yet love to those who don’t. I do not change, but I cannot abide wickedness and will not accept or tolerate it. I AM unchanging, remaining constant for ever. Man must therefore change to remain constant for ever!

I will be found by those who seek Me.

Time is too precious to sell, and yet it runs through your fingers like fine sand.

You cannot grasp it.

You cannot hold on to it.

You can only spend it, therefore, spend wisely before it runs out…

Before it’s too late!

Tis the season.

“Preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching.” II Timothy 4:2

“And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the equipment of the saints, for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ; so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the cunning of men, by their craftiness in deceitful wiles. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love.” Ephesians 4:11-16

“For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.” “Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master. And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much; enter into the joy of your master.’ He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not winnow; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sowed, and gather where I have not winnowed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents. For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'” Matthew 25:14-15, 19-30

“The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up. Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire! But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” II Peter 3:9-13

“For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those that do evil.” I Peter 3:12