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Conservatism mixed with a little end time theology

The Ultimate Statement of Our Worth

The affections that the Father has towards His Son Jesus are turned around and felt for us by Jesus.  We are His Church, His Body, and His Bride.

John 15:9

9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

Jesus also lays out a very important command here: Abide in My love.

This is something we have to contend for, to wrestle and lay hold of.  The enemy will do everything he can to keep us from abiding in the love Jesus has for us.  When we touch this reality it will change our lives.  Our desire to read the Word, to pray, and to fast will be motivated by experiencing God’s affection.

This isn’t about earning God’s affection or love; You know when you’ve touched the affection of God when everything you do is motivated by having more.

“I must have more of you Jesus!”  God’s presence is the greatest gift He can give to man’s spirit.  We will still be fascinated by His holiness for billions and billions of years.

How do we ‘abide’ in God’s love?  Jesus tells us if we continue in John 15:10-11 –

10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.  11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

We abide in His love by obeying His commands in the written Word of God, just as Jesus obeyed the commands of His Father.  This also takes effort and Jesus so enjoys the immature reach of our spirit to obey Him, know Him, and love Him.  It’s not condemning, it’s liberating.  We find joy when we obey God.

Immaturity does not mean rebellion.  God loves the unbeliever just as much as He loves the new believer and He loves them as much as He loves the  seasoned Apostle.  The difference is that God enjoys the believer and his or her reach to become fully abandoned to God.

I speak to you as one not who has perfected this, but one who is, on a daily basis, learning more and more to experience God’s affections.  Believe me, some days are easier than others!  But, I encourage you as I am encouraged in writing this, to continue the race and know, even when we’re not feeling it, God is enjoying the reach of our spirit to love Him.

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