God is Love!

January 16, 2018 R.H. Koide

God is Love!

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God so loved the world, He offered up His only Son, in the form of humanity, in the flesh, with the Spirit of God

Love of God, the Gospel of Christ

1 John 4:7 & 8; Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Sin is the absence of God!

Sin is the absence of love!

Sin is the absence of the love of God!

*Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

When Jesus became sin for the world, God the Father separated Himself from His Son and Jesus died of a broken heart, because He was all alone, without the love of God, without the love of His Father.

How many children in this world today are living with broken hearts because they do not have the love of a father or a mother? How many adults are living with broken hearts because they too are not loved?

*Do you believe what Jesus did for you?

God so loved the world, He offered up His only Son, in the form of humanity, in the flesh, with the Spirit of God, as the perfect, unblemished sacrifice for the sins of mankind. Whoever hears this message, through the Spirit of God, dwelling within, by believing in Jesus the Son of God, His death and His resurrection, shall be saved.

*What else must I do to be saved?

Imagine in your dream, you are on the train going to heaven. You did not pay for the ticket. You did not have to go to the station to get on this train. You did not have to do anything to get on the train to heaven. But you had to believe, by remaining on this train, you would get to heaven. What if you do not believe? If you do not believe, you will not be on the train going to heaven. Yes, it does seem like a dream. This is what God has already done for the world, it is called grace, it is a gift, and it is absolutely free!

How does one accept this gift? By thanking God each and every day and doing what Jesus said.

John 15:4; Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Jesus is saying, unless you abide, remain, submit, surrender, rest and trust completely in me and in what I have already accomplished for you, you will never enter into my kingdom.

*What does this all mean?

When Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world, the Way to righteousness is through Jesus Christ. Whatever Jesus said and did is the Truth. Jesus is the Life, in Him we are made spiritually alive. We are connected to Jesus Christ through the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit, the helper, the comforter.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

Do you believe what Jesus did for you?

*Then why do you keep on sinning?

No one seems to have told the disciples of John the Baptist about the gift of the Holy Spirit. How about you? Has anyone told you about the gift of the Holy Spirit already existing within you?

Acts 19:1-7; And it came to pass, that, while A-pol’-los was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper (regions) coasts came to Eph’-e-sus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, (did you receive) Have ye received the Holy Ghost (when) since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then Paul said, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them: and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve.

Matthew 3:11; I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.

Have you ever found an expensive pen or pair of sunglasses, which someone had lost or forgotten, which you wanted to keep, but heard a small voice, your conscience, causing you to return it to the lost and found department?

What is this small voice, which some call our conscience? This is the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit. This is the Spirit which God had promised to pour out upon all flesh, all of mankind, to write upon their hearts the law of the love of God. Because of the Holy Spirit already dwelling within each person, everyone would be taught what is right and wrong regarding God’s law of love.  Jesus gave His disciples God’s law of love as a commandment for them to keep and to teach the world.

*How does one receive the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God?

Again, the Holy Spirit is given to the world, to each person as a gift. A gift is something given, whether the person accepts the gift or throws it away, the gift still remains a gift, especially if it was meant just for you. It was a part of the “Plan of Salvation.” The only explanation, the only way we as human beings can understand  or comprehend the love of God is called grace; God Reconciles All Christ Enters!

When Jesus died on the cross, he died for the sins of the world. But more important is the fact that Jesus rose up again, victorious over the penalty of sin, which is death. When Jesus Christ rose up from the grave, He became the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus Christ is the Way to all who believe in Him. Jesus Christ is the Truth to all who believe in Him. Jesus Christ is the Life to all who believe in Him.

John 14:6; Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

What we need to truly understand, only in Christ are we made perfect. We of ourselves are nothing! This is the first and most important step, we need to admit and know for certain, without Christ, we can do nothing. But even in this, we of ourselves cannot accomplish without the help of the Holy Spirit.

God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Spirit of God, planned before the creation of this world for mankind to be given the power to no longer continue to sin. Only with the love of God dwelling within man could they not sin. So God put His Spirit into all flesh, all of mankind to fulfill His promise.

Joel 2:28 &29; And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions: and also upon the (my menservants) servants and upon (my maidservants) the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Acts 2:32 & 33; This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

*What to do with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit?

1 Corinthians 3:16; Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?

2 Corinthians 6:16; And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

As we breathe and with our heart pumping blood through the arteries and veins supplying the vital oxygen to the cells to keep one alive physically, we need to be connected to Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit to keep us alive spiritually. The Holy Spirit is our connection to Jesus Christ. In Jesus Christ we are righteous and our only thought and desire is to love God and to love others.

In the Spirit of God, connected to Jesus Christ, you are sealed unto the day Jesus comes to take you to His heavenly kingdom. There is no fear while connected to Jesus. In Jesus you are connected in the love of God. Remember, you are a child of God. There is no way to describe heaven, but as God hath said, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Can you imagine a place where there will never be any sorrow, pain, tears, regrets, fears, destruction, wars, anger, hate, crimes and death? What would it be like to travel into outer space and travel for zillions of miles, to view the vastness of the universe? Would we be able to understand the mysteries which are only known by God Himself? How would it feel walking on streets as pure as gold?

*How can I get into Heaven?

Jesus is the way, the only way into the kingdom of heaven. There is no other way!

Many have tried in their spirit of flesh, self or carnal nature to be good and to keep the commandments of God. After awhile they become discouraged, frustrated and wonder why, others can and they can’t.

The truth is no one has, no one can do anything good of himself. Because of yourself, in yourself, with the spirit of self, in the “me”, in the “I”, you will not, and cannot do anything good.

Only by remaining, abiding, resting, submitting, surrendering, and being completely immersed, connected to Jesus Christ, you are guaranteed, sealed by the power of the Holy Spirit to get you into heaven.

Do you have a choice of rejecting Jesus Christ, God the Father, the Holy Spirit, the “Plan of Salvation”, grace and heaven? By not believing in Jesus, his death and resurrection, you already did!

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