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Love Wins!

There is a seed, born out of heartache, that ‘appears’ to be repentance–an all encompassing repentance; as if one were to cover the events of their entire life. One cannot do that, one can only repent for what has been.  Rather, heartache, often brings forth the ‘fruit of sorrow’ and sorrow causes one to want to repent–to rid the pain, for it ‘feels’ as if all is wrong.

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” II Corinthians 7:10 KJV

Sorrow not

For sorrow is punishment. To continue to sorrow is unbelief–if in faith you receive love, forgiveness, comfort–sorrow leaves. Without faith it is impossible to please Me.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Sorrow not

I want to relieve you of the hurt, answer your questions, deliver you from the pain of sorrow. But you revisit the wounds, rehearse your faults, failures and doubts–yes, I see.

Yes I know…but do you?

For if you see and know so much, that you have evidence to condemn yourself, then why is it you can grasp judgment, but not forgiveness?

Until you forgive yourself, you cannot forgive others.

And if you do not forgive others, I cannot forgive you.

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15

Now do you see?

For I do.

You must first begin with you!

Love yourself as I love you and then you will find that you love those too. Sorrow not–Love Wins!

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

Let your repentance be that of, not loving yourself, then turn your heart toward home–home is where the heart is–I AM in your heart.

“–since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:23-26

“–and I heard a voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3b-4
 

Measured Within

The true measure of a man–his stature–is measured from within. The appearance may not always be true, to you, but I see within and therein are no lies.

I know fully the make-up of a man, for the part that you cannot see is the heart–the heart I see.

You judge appearances–how can that be?

How can you judge what you cannot see?

Yes, the fruit will tell–what falls from the tree. Yet, still you’ve no right to judge, for judgement is not for thee. Do you know where he’s been; what has happened before then? Do you know his dreams or failures from when?

When you know all that I know, then you shall judge.

Will that ever be?

No, you’d best leave him to me. That is My plea–

–just leave him to Me!

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” Matthew 7:1-3

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord and one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. but grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” Ephesians 4:4-7

“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

“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 4:29-5:2

 

 

One Final Question

Apostasy, apathy, indifference, anger, hunger, pain, loss–need I go on? Emotions are stretched; hearts are hurting. The soul has lost control, for it was never meant to be in control.

Would you have your emotions run your life? Many do, and then wonder why their life is out of control. I created you spirit, soul and body. You are a human being, created in My image.

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’ So God created man in his own image; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:26-27

If I were to rule from emotion, of which would you prefer I rule?

  • Anger or Compassion?
  • Judgment or Forgiveness?

I AM all of these and more–I AM Love.

I ruled with Love when I gave My Son to take your place–

that is My Grace–that is My Love.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” John 3:16-18

You think through emotion and focus on sin. You find someone that you think has greater sin than you and point fingers–lay blame. Defensive strategy to take the focus off you, and the question. You see, it is the question I look to for each individual–their answer determines their fate.

Answer before it’s too late.

I don’t look to sin–the type doesn’t matter–for all have sinned as you know. What I look to is your decision–the answer to My question–this is your judgment call.

And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been wrought in God.” John 3:19-21

Have you received My Son as your Lord and Savior–received His Blood for your sin?

He lived and died that you may abide, for ever as if you’d not sinned.

“If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” I Corinthians 15:19-22

Now if you have, then one emotion should be overwhelming–that of joyfor you are welcomed into My Kingdom, where Love rules!

“With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:3

Judgment must fall upon all, but all are welcome to receive the Blessing of My Son, Jesus Christ, to all who believe–I call you son–for all eternity.

“Truly no man can ransom himself, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of his life is costly and can never suffice, that he should continue to live on for ever, and never see the Pit.

Yea, he shall see that even the wise die, the fool and the stupid alike must perish and leave their wealth to others. Their graves are their homes for ever, their dwelling places to all generations, though they named lands their own. Man cannot abide in his pomp, he is like the beasts that perish.

This is the fate of those who have foolish confidence, the end of those who are pleased with their portion. Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; straight to the grave they descend; and their form shall waste away; Sheol shall be their home.

But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me.” Psalms 49:7-15

“For no human being will be justified in his sight by works of the law, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.

For there is no distinction; since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins; it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:20-26

“For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him.” I Thessalonians 5:9-10

“Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:10-11

“May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.” I Thessalonians 5:23-24

 

 

Sittin on a Log

If I could just see to get that log out of my eye, I am confident that I will find that my brother doesn’t have the speck that I thought he had–it is merely the shadow of my own log.

“Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is a log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:3-5

Why can’t I seem to get that log out?

I think my fingers are too big, or pointed in the wrong direction. I will look to the Word. I am sure that therein is the tool to remove the log from my eye.

And when I’ve got that log out, I will see clearly to love my neighbor as myself; for I am certain to be more loveable then!

“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40

 

 

 

For the Least

Intense yearning–that is what I feel for My Body; an intense yearning to break free from the bondage of tradition. It is a hindrance to Me that so many are held by what they know, but not open to what they do not yet know.

They have a measure of Truth, but My Truth is far reaching and ever more revealing and it is all there in Word to be found by those who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

But there are blinders on those who have judgment in their heart.

Judge not that ye be not judged, for I have so much more for thee and it is written in My Word for ‘all’ to see. You need not have a degree in theology to understand My Word–I came to fishermen on the sea. I chose the simple of the world to confound the wise–simply for you to be free.

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is a log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5

Those who have knowledge, I caution you strictly, do not lord this knowledge over those who have not–do not hinder my little ones; for the least shall be first in My Kingdom. And those most vulnerable shall be held in greater honor. Rather, look to yourself for you lack something greater; you lack understanding of My Word–love thy neighbor as thyself.

“On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior part, that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.” I Corinthians 12:22-25

“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.'” Matthew 22:37-40

I shall hold you to account for those you have bound by judgment; the judgment goes to thee, for ‘those’ I have set free!

“And Jesus called them to him and said to them, ‘You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:42-45

“For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; therefore, as it is written, ‘Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord.'” I Corinthians 1:26-31

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any incentive of love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves. Let not each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which you have in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” Philippians 2:1-8

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. and we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” II Corinthians 3:17-18

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” Matthew 28:18-19

 

Royal Destiny

There is a great stirring of My people across the land; an agitated enemy arising to face those who serve the Lamb in a final attempt to bring fear and destruction. Those who know My Word have no fear–their destination is clear and they will not be thwarted nor derailed.

This is not a time for a child to continue on milk and soft foods.

You must be weaned quickly for, as the days grow colder, the chill in the air foretells of an increasing coldness in the hearts of man.

“And because wickedness is multiplied, most men’s love will grow cold. But he who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:12-14

The time has come for sides to be drawn.

Intermingling will not be tolerated, for as the days of the times wax shorter, it is expedient that all declare allegiance to the God they serve, or it will be the ‘god’ they serve. A somber note for a generation adept at avoiding the Truth.

Salt is good, but if it has lost it’s saltiness, of what use is it but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.

“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.” Matthew 5:13

You must find your place; be seasoned in Grace, as these latter days wind to an end.

“Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one.” Colossians 4:5-6

But you, My friend, are hidden from My Face–the wrath that must take place–the judgment to come upon all. For those who have found their place, set apart from the human race, are royal destiny awaiting the Throne.

“Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the generals and the rich and the strong, and every one, slave and free, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand before it?'” Revelation 6:15-17

Take a side–choose to abide.

“Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another; the Lord heeded and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and thought on his name. ‘They shall be mine, says the Lord of host, my special possession on the day when I act, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him. Then once more you shall distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.” Malachi 3:16-18

“‘For behold, the day comes burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go forth leaping like calves from the stall. And you shall tread down the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.” Malachi 4:1-3

“But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.” I Thessalonians 5:4-6

“For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him.” I Thessalonians 5:9-10

“And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that every one who does right is born of him.” I John 2:28-29

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.'” Psalms 91:1-2

“Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.” Psalms 91:14-16

 

 

A House of Glass

The structure would not be the same for a building of steel, as that of a building of glass. One would seem stronger, and yet, it takes greater strength to be transparent.

It is easy to hide behind a facade–as steel; to harden thy face, without the slightest trace of emotion or love. But that is a lonely place to be, always hiding–even from Me.

Oh can’t you see?

That it is love that draws others near…Love that stops the fear in a heart that feels split apart. The cries of a hurting soul reaches My ears…

“The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry.” Psalms 34:15

I’m right here.

And I wait for you to see clear, and step out from the house you hold dear; that shell, the lie that holds you there.

Your heart stands still…

Until

Allow Me to be revealed in thee.

Allow Me to transform the condition of your heart–to give you a brand new start, and a house that is strong; not made from steel, but what you can feel…

Love.

A love that changes that house of steel to glass–relationship at last!

Love

It’s how I see you.

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:10-14

“Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:9-10

“Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” Colossians 3:9-10

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.” Matthew 7:1-2

“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

“Above all hold unfailing your love for one another, since love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27