The unpopular love of God.
THE MOST CHALLENGING MESSAGE THAT YOU CAN EVER READ
Mat 9:37 Then said He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.
Because it cost the sacrifice of self to serve Him in the way and love of His Spirit.
We should all be growing daily in the love of God.
Notice in life when man can selfishly benefit he is quick to stand first in the que but as soon as God calls man to lay himself down for the benefit of others, he cringes in dissatisfaction, offense and disappointment.
You shall see all the more who the true disciples and followers of Christ are in the coming days.
John 13: 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another.
How exactly did He demonstate the GOD-KIND OF LOVE in himself?
John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 But regarding brotherly love, you do not need that I write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
TRUE LOVE CAN ONLY BE SATISFIED THROUGH THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS AS FATHER DECLARED
2Th 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, my brothers, as it is right, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each one of you abounds toward one another;
1Jn 3:11 For this is the message that you have heard from [the] beginning, that we should love one another;
1Jn 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone who loves has been born of God, and knows God.
Christ’s way is the way of sacrifice by which we impact eternity.
Mat 16:24 Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
We love God by demonstration, not through mere empty religious talk.
Joh 14:15 If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Joh 14:21 He that has My commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves Me: and he that loves Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.
To become the living habitation and demonstration of His love means to give God control of your entire life and your entire heart.
After a 12 day fast years ago the Lord spoke to me the following; “Did I not say in John 14 that I would come to those who demonstrate their devotion toward Me through an obedient heart?
Yes indeed, I love to inhabit a holy surrendered heart because so I have ordained it to be My eternal resting place. This is why I call those who love Me the temple of the Lord. Their hearts becomes the altar of eternal worship in the kingdom of My Father and their devotion towards us is like sweet incense before My throne.
I treasure a heart devoted towards Me because My love fills such a heart and is the greatest gift to man.”
Amazingly after the Lord Jesus finished His God-given assignment and after He touched, healed, restored and blessed so many lives in His earthly ministry, so much so that John writes in John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written, in Matthew 28 we see only 11 disciples present when Jesus gave the great commission.
Where were all those people that He touched?
The Holy Spirit asked me the following question;
Isn’t the reason for this that in every generation we find the givers and the takers?
Those who are in this thing called Christianity only because they want to see what they can get from God and the very few that are willing to follow the Master wherever He leads. The few that are willing to lay down their lives just like Jesus for the benefit of others.
Most love to be saved by Christ, most dislike to be challenged by His love.