John Simms Street, Windhoek North

GREATER LOVE JOHN 15:9-14

As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
JESUS SAYS AS THE FATHER HATH LOVE ME.JESUS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE FATHER LOVED HIM
HE SAYS IN JOHN10 THAT THE FATHER LOVED HIM BECAUSE HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE SELFLESSLY
THEREFORE DOTH MY FATHER LOVE ME, BECAUSE I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN.NO MAN TAKETH IT FROM ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MYSELF. I HAVE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN, AND I HAVE POWER TO TAKE IT AGAIN. THIS COMMANDMENT HAVE I RECEIVED OF MY FATHER JOHN 10:17-18

WHAT KIND OF FATHER WOULD COMMAMND HIS SON TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR THE SINS HE DID NOT COMMIT?
SADLY WE DON’T YET UNDERSTAND THAT KIND OF LOVE HERE ON EARTH.
SAD INDEED THAT WE DON’T YET UNDERSTAND ,EVEN THOUGH THE TIME IS UP,IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR RAPTURE
AND WHAT KIND OF SON WOULD EVEN SEE THAT AS LOVE?
THIS FATHER AND SON ARE PERFECTLY ONE IN VISION AND ONE IN DIVINE AGENDA
THEYARE PERFECTLY ONE IN FAITH AND IN PURPOSE CONCERNING THE DESTINY MANKIND
LET US GO TO PHIL. 2:1-11

IF THERE BE THEREFORE ANY CONSOLATION IN CHRIST, IF ANY COMFORT OF LOVE, IF ANY FELLOWSHIP OF THE SPIRIT, IF ANY BOWELS AND MERCIES, FULFIL YE MY JOY, THAT YE BE LIKEMINDED, HAVING THE SAME LOVE, BEING OF ONE ACCORD, OF ONE MIND. LET NOTHING BE DONE THROUGH STRIFE OR VAINGLORY; BUT IN LOWLINESS OF MIND LET EACH ESTEEM OTHER BETTER THAN THEMSELVES. LOOK NOT EVERY MAN ON HIS OWN THINGS, BUT EVERY MAN ALSO ON THE THINGS OF OTHERS. LET THIS MIND BE IN YOU, WHICH WAS ALSO IN CHRIST JESUS: WHO, BEING IN THE FORM OF GOD, THOUGHT IT NOT ROBBERY TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD: BUT MADE HIMSELF OF NO REPUTATION, AND TOOK UPON HIM THE FORM OF A SERVANT, AND WAS MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF MEN: AND BEING FOUND IN FASHION AS A MAN, HE HUMBLED HIMSELF, AND BECAME OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH, EVEN THE DEATH OF THE CROSS. WHEREFORE GOD ALSO HATH HIGHLY EXALTED HIM, AND GIVEN HIM A NAME WHICH IS ABOVE EVERY NAME: THAT AT THE NAME OF JESUS EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, OF THINGS IN HEAVEN, AND THINGS IN EARTH, AND THINGS UNDER THE EARTH;AND THAT EVERY TONGUE SHOULD CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.

LOOKING AT VERSES 1&2 APOSTLE PAUL SAYS TO US IF THEREFORE WE WANT TO EXHORT EACH OTHER IN CHRIST
IF WE WANT TO CONSOLE EACH OTHER CONCERNING THE LOVE OF GOD
IF THERE IS ANY FELLOWSHIP IN THE SPIRIT OR ANY TENDER MERCIES AND COMPASSIONS
WE MUST BE OF THE SAME MIND WITH CHRIST AND GOD THE FATHER
WE MUST HAVE THE SAME LOVE, BEING OF ONE ACCORD AND OF THE SAME MIND WITH THE LORD AND HIS FATHER
HE TOLD THE PHILIPIAN BRTEHREN THAT IF THEY WOULD BE LIKE THAT HE WOULD BE VERY HAPPY
I WISH WE WOULD ALL BE LIKE THAT AS WELL
I WISH WE SOUL ALL HAVE THE SAME LOVE,THE SAME MIND,AS CHRIST
THE SAME COMPASSION AND FELLOESHIP OF THE SPIRIT,THAT WOUL REALLY ENCOURAGE MY HEART.
IN VERSES 3 &4 HE ENCOURAGES THEM AND US AGAINST DOING ANYTHING IN PRIDE AND SELF-CENTEREDNESS AND VAIN GLORY
WE MUST HAVE TRUE HUMILITY OF HEART LIKE JESUS
THEN FROM VERSES 5-10 HE SAYS WE SHOUD HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST
HIS MIND IS VERY HUMBLE AND HIS IS A SELFLESS LOVE
THE LOVE OF GOD THE FATHER IS LIKE THE LOVE OF GOD THE SON ,JUST SELFLESS
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON
WHAT ARE WE EVEN EVER DOING OUT OF LOVE FOR GOD OR ONE ANOTHER
ARE NOT BEING MOTIVATED AND FEAR AND OTHER FACTORS
WE ARE TOLD THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE.PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR
1 JOHN 4:18
THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE; BUT PERFECT LOVE CASTETH OUT FEAR: BECAUSE FEAR HATH TORMENT. HE THAT FEARETH IS NOT MADE PERFECT IN LOVE.
WHY ARE WE NOT PREACHINGBTHE GOSPEL AND HEALING THE SICK ?
FEAR ,SHAME,UNBELIEF,TOO BUSY WITH THE CARES OF THIS LIFE OUR PERSONAL LIVES ETC
ALL KINDS OFTHINGS THAT SIMPLY INDICATE THAT WE ARE NOT YET MADE PERFECT IN THE LOVE OF CHRIST: 2Tm:1:6-9
“WHEREFORE I PUT THEE IN REMEMBRANCE THAT THOU STIR UP THE GIFT OF GOD, WHICH IS IN THEE BY THE PUTTING ON OF MY HANDS. FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND. BE NOT THOU THEREFORE ASHAMED OF THE TESTIMONY OF OUR LORD, NOR OF ME HIS PRISONER: BUT BE THOU PARTAKER OF THE AFFLICTIONS OF THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE POWER OF GOD; WHO HATH SAVED US, AND CALLED US WITH AN HOLY CALLING, NOT ACCORDING TO OUR WORKS, BUT ACCORDING TO HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE, WHICH WAS GIVEN US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN,”
THE SON OF GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE ACCEPTED TO DIE FOR US
ROMANS 5:6-8
“FOR WHEN WE WERE YET WITHOUT STRENGTH, IN DUE TIME CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNGODLY.FOR SCARCELY FOR A RIGHTEOUS MAN WILL ONE DIE: YET PERADVENTURE FOR A GOOD MAN SOME WOULD EVEN DARE TO DIE.BUT GOD COMMENDETH HIS LOVE TOWARD US, IN THAT, WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, CHRIST DIED FOR US.”

BRTHREN THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE MUST BEGIN TO MANIFESTS ,IS NOT JUST EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER
IT IS POSTIVE POWERFUL ACTION THAT SHOULD LEAD OTHERS IN THE PATH OF ETERNAL LIFE
THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT PROVOKING EACH OTHER UNTO GOOD WORKS
THE LOVE OF GOD WILL MAKE YOU AND I LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR EACH OTHER
WHEN YOU ARE POSSESSED WITH CHRIST’S LOVE YOU WIL NEVER PUT YOUR OWN FEELINGS OR CONVENINCE FORWARD IN ANY FORM
CHRIST’S LOVE IS SELFLESS AND TOTALY GIVING AND ALWAYS FORGIVING
1 COR 13 (READ)
1Jo 4:9-10: IN THIS WAS MANIFESTED THE LOVE OF GOD TOWARD US, BECAUSE THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON INTO THE WORLD, THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM. HEREIN IS LOVE, NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD, BUT THAT HE LOVED US, AND SENT HIS SON TO BE THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS.
WHAT IS THAT ACTION THAT GOD CAN SEE IN YOU THAT MAKES HIM LOVE LIKE HIM AND YOUR BRETHREN OR THAT SINNER OUR THERE?
JAMES SAYS SHOW ME YOUR FAITH AND I WILL SHOW YOU MY FAITH BY MY WORKS
FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD
YOUR FAITH CAN ONLY WORK BY GOD’S LOVE IN YOU
1JO 4:11-21: Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us.
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

JESUS TEACHESUS HOW TO PRACTICE CHRIST’SLOVE IN M’t:538-48

Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also: And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
WE ARE ALSO TOLD BY THE LORD NOT TO LOVE THE WORLD
1 JOHN 2 15-17
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.: For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
MINISTERATION
SONG :ROCK OF AGES CLEFT FOR ME
PRAYERS
PS 139 : 23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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