Everlasting Father, everlasting Son, Immortal Holy Ghost be thou glorified 2x.// What shall I say unto the Lord all I have to say is thank You Lord 2x. Thank You Lord 2x all I have to say is Thank You Lord.
Our Father, Blessed Redeemer, Everlasting King, how Wonderful and Faithful are You Lord. Thank You for You have done for us, the blessings of the Lord add no sorrow. Thank You for healings, deliverance, provisions, protections, Safety and Your undying love on us Your children.
Beloved, are you showing gratitude to God this morning? Is your heart full of praise and thanksgiving? Are you thanking God for His finger to see His hand? Have you experience any miracle that you think that it was just because He loves you?
Our topic today is taking us above our natural tendencies up above our natural inclines to the place where He is so that we can enjoy what He died for. Jesus changes not. What He stood for long before you were born; He still stand for up until now (Heb 13:8).
Today is the first working day of the week and Jesus is extending an invitation to you, “Abide in my love” will you accept it and experience the wonders in the total package. Jesus is love just as His Father is, wouldn’t you rather be like them. Let’s go into the teaching of today:
Jesus Said: “Abide In My Love.”
Easier said than done when you are:
- Fighting time pressures.
- Facing unrealistic expectations from clients…
- Struggling with gnarled traffic and self-serving fellow-workers.
So, how is it possible to abide in His love? Let’s take it a step at a time: Jesus said, “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.” (John 15:9)
“JUST AS THE FATHER HAS LOVED ME… “
The love of the Father for the Son is unconditional, all-encompassing, unchanging and eternal. Christ has always lived in the Father’s love.
“I HAVE ALSO LOVED YOU… “
In like manner, Christ’s love for us is of the same quality as the Father’s love for His Son. Whether we “perform” or not, His love is there! Whether we “feel” close to Him or not His love is there! Whether we have spent time with Him or not His love is there: Encircling us, unconditional… unceasing.
“ABIDE IN MY LOVE”
Jesus extends Himself to us by saying in effect, “My love for you is available now. You don‘t have to work or beg for it. Just accept it and rest in it. Because I have already paid the price for your sin, I offer My love to you freely. Simply live in it. Freely drink of it.“
To abide in His love, we need to understand two truths: First, Christ’s love for us is unconditional. Second, experiencing His love is predicated upon obedience to His Word:
“If you obey My commands, you will remain in My love, just as I have obeyed My Father‘s commands and remain in His love.” (John 15:10 ).
As Jesus experienced the Father’s love through obedience to His will, so we experience Jesus’ love through uncompromising obedience to His Word.
“Abide in My love“. This is Jesus’ gracious invitation to you today. Take Him at His Word and enjoy what He died to give you: His loving friendship.
Beloved, are accepting that invite? Are struggling with love in any area of your life? It will be good for you to accept this invite, why? Someone wants to know? Because it will enable you to love just as Christ loves. You will be able to love those whom the devil is using to make you derail from this heavenly race. It will help you to overlook what they are doing and you see yourself moving ahead despite their wicked acts and schemes (Matt 5:44). You will love just as Christ loves (Lk 23:34).
Let’s read further:
“All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head.” Psalm 22:7
Mockery was a great ingredient in our Lord’s woe. Judas mocked Him in the garden; the chief priests and scribes laughed Him to scorn; Herod set Him at nought; the servants and the soldiers jeered at Him, and brutally insulted Him; Pilate and his guards ridiculed His royalty; and on the tree all sorts of horrid jests and hideous taunts were hurled at Him.
Ridicule is always hard to bear, but when we are in intense pain it is so heartless, so cruel, that it cuts us to the quick. Imagine the Saviour crucified, racked with anguish far beyond all mortal guess, and then picture that motley multitude, all wagging their heads or thrusting out the lip in bitterest contempt of one poor suffering victim!
Surely there must have been something more in the crucified One than they could see, or else such a great and mingled crowd would not unanimously have honoured Him with such contempt. Was it not evil confessing, in the very moment of its greatest apparent triumph, that after all it could do no more than mock at that victorious goodness which was then reigning on the cross? O Jesus, “despised and rejected of men,” how couldst Thou die for men who treated Thee so ill?
Herein is love amazing, love divine, yea, love beyond degree. We, too, have despised Thee in the days of our unregeneracy, and even since our new birth we have set the world on high in our hearts, and yet Thou bleedest to heal our wounds, and diest to give us life.
O that we could set Thee on a glorious high throne in all men’s hearts! We would ring out Thy praises over land and sea till men should as universally adore as once they did unanimously reject.
Thy creatures wrong Thee, O Thou sovereign Good!
Thou art not loved, because not understood:
This grieves me most, that vain pursuits beguile
Ungrateful men, regardless of Thy smile.
Beloved, though He was scorn upon, He not only forgave them, He gracious brought them into His undying love. Look around you today and do likewise to those who offended you, so that we truly gain dominion over all that hitherto troubled you.
This week is declared blessed in the Name of the Lord. Don’t forget to abide in His love and sit in command of your situation. Praise the Lord.
Remain blessed in the Lord.