His Name is higher far above other names, His is Jesus, His Name is God. His Name is higher far above other Names, His Name is Jesus, His Name is God.// Our God is a perfect God, our God is a perfect God, yes He is a perfect God.

Father, Your children are bowing before You in worship for Who You are. Blessed be Thy Name forever in Jesus Name. We thank You for guidance, protection, and provision all through the week, we are grateful and we say thank You and thank You again for Your love that faileth not.

Beloved, Friday is here, PLC is here, praise God. Let us sing unto the King of kings, our Lord and Master whose Hand is upholding us and have not fail us and we never fail us.  So let go- We are together again, just praising the Lord. We are together again in one accord, something good is already happening, something great in this place, we are together again just praising the Lord, just praising the Lord.

Beloved, we had a series of teaching on love all through  week, it wasn’t my plan but God made it possible by providing resources for it and I am blessed and am sure you are also.

I learnt so much about the nature of God and the love that comes from Him- true love. His love is unlimited and unstoppable. Nothing is powerful enough to separate us from His love. He is ready and willing to teach us His kind of love if we are willing to learn from Him.

God kind of love assumes the best for us. Because while we are yet sinners, His Son died for us to align us back to His plan and will for us. He forgave us our sin and He is expecting us to do same to everyone that have or will offend us (1 Jn 4:9)

God cannot say what He cannot perform. God cannot lie therefore His promises are Yea and Amen! God is love, therefore He gave. He is also inviting us to follow His footstep in going after lost souls.

Today, the Love of God will bring us to the place of obedience to His command. If we believe in what we profess concerning Him, it will compel us to obey Him without reservation.

We will obey His commandment and going after loss souls will not be any issue to us, praise God. We will be willing to make sacrifices like Abraham with his son and God conferred his love for Him and therefore gave him a generational blessing of which we are beneficial by faith. Praise God.

Beloved, let your love for God moves you into taking mountain as Caleb and Joshua did and God blessed them. However, if you have forsaken your first love, there is a chance to reconcile with Him today. Confess your sins to Him, He is willing to forgive you and welcome you back to Himself.

I have a question for you, “Have you forgotten your first love?” The second ministration is meant to address it and help you to trace your way back to your first love- Our Jesus Christ.

Let us go through the teaching to gain more:

“The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.”—John 14:21

Obedience to God’s commands comes from your heart. When you begin struggling to obey God, that is a clear indication that your heart has shifted away from Him. Some claim: “I love God, but I’m having difficulty obeying Him in certain areas of my life.” That is a spiritual impossibility. If I were to ask you, “Do you love God?” you might easily respond, “Yes!”

However, if I were to ask you, “Are you obeying God?” would you answer yes as quickly? Yet I would be asking you the same question! Genuine love for God leads to wholehearted obedience. If you told your spouse that you loved her at certain times but that you struggled to love her at others, your relationship would be in jeopardy. Yet we assume that God is satisfied with occasional love or partial obedience. He is not.

Obedience without love is legalism. Obedience for its own sake can be nothing more than perfectionism, which leads to pride. Many conscientious Christians seek to cultivate discipline in their lives to be more obedient to Christ. As helpful as spiritual disciplines can be, they never can replace your love for God. Love is the discipline. God looks beyond your godly habits, beyond your moral lifestyle, and beyond your church involvement and focuses His penetrating gaze upon your heart.

Has your worship become empty and routine? Have you lost your motivation to read God’s Word? Are you experiencing spiritual lethargy? Is your prayer life reduced to a ritual? These are symptoms of a heart that has shifted away from God. Return to your first love. Love is the greatest motivation for a relationship with God and for serving Him.

“Thou hast left thy first love.” Revelation 2:4

Ever to be remembered is that best and brightest of hours, when first we saw the Lord, lost our burden, received the roll of promise, rejoiced in full salvation, and went on our way in peace. It was spring time in the soul; the winter was past; the mutterings of Sinai’s thunders were hushed; the flashings of its lightnings were no more perceived; God was beheld as reconciled; the law threatened no vengeance, justice demanded no punishment.

Then the flowers appeared in our heart; hope, love, peace, and patience sprung from the sod; the hyacinth of repentance, the snowdrop of pure holiness, the crocus of golden faith, the daffodil of early love, all decked the garden of the soul. The time of the singing of birds was come, and we rejoiced with thanksgiving; we magnified the holy name of our forgiving God, and our resolve was, “Lord, I am Thine, wholly Thine; all I am, and all I have, I would devote to Thee.

Thou hast brought me with Thy blood—let me spend myself and be spent in Thy service. In life and in death let me be consecrated to Thee.” How have we kept this resolve? Our espousal love burned with a holy flame of devoutedness to Jesus—is it the same now? Might not Jesus well say to us, “I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left they first love”?

Alas! it is but little we have done for our Master’s glory. Our winter has lasted all too long. We are as cold as ice when we should feel a summer’s glow and bloom with sacred flowers. We give to God pence when He deserveth pounds, nay, deserveth our heart’s blood to be coined in the service of His church and of His truth.

But shall we continue thus? O Lord, after Thou hast so richly blessed us, shall we be ungrateful and become indifferent to Thy good cause and work? O quicken us that we may return to our first love, and do our first works! Send us a genial spring, O Sun of Righteousness.

Beloveth, let this kind of love be in your heart, to love as God loves us. To give as He gave us. Overthrow unforgiveness from your heart, determine to assume the best in every circumstances that happens around you. Beloved, be willing and obedient in service of God and you will be shock at what God is going to do in your live, family, situation, career and ministry in Jesus Name.

As I was about to sign off for the week, the Spirit of God promote me to do what am about to do now. I was instructed to pray. If you remember earlier in the week I told you that you cannot do this except God help you. So, we are not going to force you but the Spirit of God will make you willing. Beloved, you are hurting and you have decide to switch off your heart concerning the word “love”.

The Spirit of God is saying to such a person there is “balm in Gilead,” and is available for you. I AM here to heal if only you will allow me. You have suffered abused, violence, you have lost so much because of your obedience to my Word, hear me say the Spirit of God I will restore you much more than you ever lost , just free your heart, cry no more, the end has come. I will fill your cup to overflowing. You will remember this day for good and you will return all glory to God. Be clam and know that I am God. Is there anything difficult for me to do? Even up to the last of your lost will replenished and restore unto you say the Spirit of the most High God in Jesus Name.

Beloved, I have spoken as commanded by the Spirit of God, be willing to receive and it will be so. Praise God.  (1 pet 4:11; Jer 8:22).

For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Psalms 149:4 (KJV)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

 

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.