When you live your life, from the spectrum of what other people think of you, your life will be dismal and short. However, when you live your life, from the perspective of what heaven thinks of you, your life will be full and long. Don’t give people more power, in your life, than God should have.
“We know that we have passed from death into Life when we have love for the brethren. He who does not love abides (remains, is held and kept continually) in [spiritual] death.” (1 John 3:14). I love these two scriptures, We know that we have really changed from the place of death, when we have died to the opinions and expectations of people and simply love ❤️ people like the Father loves us. Love ❤️ is gladly expending yourself, more and more abundantly, although you may be loved less. When you can expend yourself, for God’s interest in others, not caring, what the cost will entail, loving with God’s purpose. Then you are walking in Yahweh’s Love. Love ❤️ is loving with God’s love and his purpose. (2 Corinthians 12:15)
Yahweh, through our yielding to the power of the Holy Spirit, empowers us to love people regardless, of how they treat us, destructively criticize us, falsely accuse or falsify information concerning us, or simply discuss us, with others, while avoiding conversing directly, to us (Matthew 18:15-22).
Sometimes, we are the worse army in the world 🌎, (the ones whom kill their own). We, the ambassadors and representatives of the Kingdom of Christ, when we are in our conferences, churches, ministries, choirs, worship teams, etc. However, inwardly ravening wolves 🐺, jealous of one another, killing each other with our mouths 👄 and spiritual prejudices. Singing and speaking how we are redeemed and forgiven, while holding others hostage, to judgment in our hearts, to their forgiven history or past sin, and to our religious Pharisee Sadducee opinion of them.
The condition of the world 🌎, is because of the condition of the church 🏡. The church 🏡 isn’t peripheral to the world 🌎, but the world 🌎 is peripheral to the church 🏡. The racism and prejudice in the world 🌎, is because of the spiritual racism and spiritual prejudice, in the church.
How can we, “God’s chosen vessels of honor, Treasures of God’s Glory, the Protégés of Christ”, represent the Kingdom of God’s love, if we cannot hold what someone tells us in private confidence, for disclosing it to others? We have to come to ourselves, like the prodigal son, (Luke 15:17 “…came to himself.“) like Peter came to himself.
Agape Love ❤️ is the end of selfishness and the beginning of self-fullness in Christ. The promotion of who we are IN CHRIST. Come to embracing, who you are in Christ. “And when Peter was COME TO HIMSELF, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath DELIVERED (PLUCKED OUT, TEAR OUT, RELEASE) me out of the hand of Herod (ruling spirit of death; principality that fights and opposes the purposes of God), and from all the expectation (infliction and evil intentions) of the people of the Jews.” (Acts 12:11).
Although, it is a process, Yahweh wants to deliver you from Herod (spirit of death) and deliver you from the fear or infliction of people. Yahweh doesn’t require everyone to love us, but he does require us to follow peace, with all men (pure holiness) and love them.
The last time I checked the Word in Psalms 23, God said, “I’m preparing a luxurious, exquisite, supernaturally tailored banquet table for “YOU”, in the presence of those who don’t even like “YOU.” It is not your responsibility to make everyone love or like you, it’s your responsibility to love ❤️ God withal your heart and love yourself the way the Father loves you. Therefore, you can’t afford to live, by the impulses of what other people think of you.
When you have the indisputable heavyweight champion of Glory, who loves you unconditionally, thinks only thoughts to prosper you, and not harm you. He wants to give you the future he placed in your heart. He wants to fulfill the desires of your heart, as you delight yourself in Him.
There are enough souls, broken-hearted, hurting, homeless, helpless, and aimless people, without Christ, for everyone to reach. We are stronger and better together, we are weak and bleak, apart. We are a great Lion 🦁, when we rise together. However, we are an inferior prey, to the enemy, when we fight each other and fall apart. Only the pure love of God and the Spirit of Truth can bring us together!
Delivered – active voice to tear out; middle voice to select; figuratively to release: – deliver pluck out rescue. pluck out
Expectation – apprehension (of evil); by implication infliction anticipated: – expectation looking after.
Pharisee – pretended holiness that leads to separation, more righteous than others, lacking genuine love ❤️, hypocrisy legalism
Sadducee – opposes the true Spirit of Christ; denial of resurrection and coming of the Messiah, more liberal than the Pharisees
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