Do you know how much He Loves You? He loves you with an everlasting love

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Do you know how much He loves you? Do you really understand God’s love for you?

His love for you is indescribable
 its immeasurable
 it’s undeniable

Do you know that He knows everything about you? He cares deeply for you! He has each of your tears counted out. “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book

He knows your thoughts and your motives
He listens to you, He watches you
He commissions His mighty angels to protect you
He stops to hear your prayers
He made a way for you to go before His throne in the Heavens
His thoughts of you outnumber the sands on the seashore!

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
    They cannot be numbered!
 I can’t even count them;
    they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
    you are still with me! ps 139

   Imagine picking up a handful of sand- each tiny sand on the seashore represents a thought the Lord has of you- thoughts of peace, and not evil. Sometimes we can get all wrapped up in our rituals and works that we don’t stop to consider the Lord’s love for us. His Grace, Mercy, protection and loving-kindness surround us. Stop for a moment and consider this amazing love. Your God, your Savior, and your Creator reached down from heaven to free you from bondage, to set you free, and give you life. He leans down from His throne above the earth to hear your cries. He has a book of remembrance with your life and words written in them: “and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name” Malachi 3:16

He knew you before you were born and chose the generation you would live in: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; . and:From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.” He even chose the year, the generation and the location you would live”

God’s love for you is immeasurable:   The bible tells us that the Love Christ has for you is beyond all our knowledge- it’s too great for us to understand “how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is….it is too great to understand fully” We know He has this love for us because “He laid down his life for us”, and “gave himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God”. God’s love is shown and evident to us because “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.” ; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us

HE CHOSE YOU– How amazing is that!  Scripture tells us that we know Him because He chose us .You are chosen. Luke 10:22My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Matthew 11:27My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him John 15:16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name

HE MADE YOU WORTHY WHEN WE WERE UNWORTHY: He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God His Father. I am amazed at God’s Mercy and Grace, making us worthy of coming before His throne, fully cleansed- making my sins disappear as far as the east is too the west! He presents us “Holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight” by the blood of the cross.  God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.  And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.  For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.  So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God”

He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father.

Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.  No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

In Him we exist : “His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us.  For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ And; “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  Gal 2:20

JESUS SAID IT; THAT SETTLES IT: ” The Father himself loves you dearly because you love me and believe that I came from God

HE CALLS YOU HIS CHILDREN: We know He loves us because He calls us  “his children, and that is what we are!” And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father and the Lord says “ I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters


Psalm 139

He knows when you are sitting down and when you stand up
He knows your thoughts from afar off
He understands your path and the words you speak because He made your heart
He knows every word on your tongue
He protects you from evil
You can never hide from Him, even in the darkness, in the seas, or in the heavens
He strengthens you and Hold you up
He made all your inward parts and covered you in your mother’s womb
Although you were made in secret, He watched over you and saw you
His eyes saw you before you were ever born
He has all your days written before there was even one
He thinks of you and how precious are His thoughts of you
He is with you when you awaken
He searches your heart and knows your anxieties
He leads you in the way of everlasting

 

Who you are In Christ Jesus:

  1. I am now alive in Christ, because I was dead in my trangressions and sins.
  2. I have eternal life, the gift of God
  3. I am not condemned
  4. I am forgiven. God forgives me
  5. I cannot be separated from His love. Nothing can separate you from the Love of God
  6. I am chosen, a child of the Most High God, an heir to the inheritance of the saints and loved beyond measure.
  7. I am the righteousness of God
  8. We are all members of one body
  9. I  have been given grace
  10. I have righteousness, holiness, and redemption
  11. I will be made alive
  12. all the promises of God are Yes and Amen! In Him.
  13. I believe ; the veil is taken away so that we may see and understand.
  14. I am anointed and made to stand firm. The Lord God makes us stand firm and He anointed us in Christ Jesus
  15. I can speak before God with sincerity as those sent from God
  16. I am a new creation and the old has gone, the new is here!
  17. My sins are not counted against me, but through Jesus, God reconciled the world to himself in Christ
  18. I have freedom from condemnation, death, and the slavery to sin
  19. I am justified by faith in Christ, not works. So we put our faith in Christ Jesus because no one is justified by the law
  20. I am a child of God, and heir to the inheritance of Abraham through faith
  21. We are all one- Jew and Gentile, slave or free, male or female
  22. I have been blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ
  23. I have been marked with a seal- sealed with the Promise of the Holy Spirit- protected for I am His awaiting eternal life with Him
  24. I have been raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms
  25. I have access to the throne of Grace
  26. I have the promise of the Holy Spirit within me to lead me and teach me
  27. I can now go boldly to the Throne of Grace before the Living and Holy God- the secret place in the heavens
  28. I have been brought near (But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ)
  29. I am showered with His grace and Kindness
  30. I am God’s handiwork, created to do good works, which God prepared in advance for me to do.
  31. I boast in Him, for I put no confidence in the flesh
  32. I am a work in progress –He never gives up on me, because He who started a good work in me will continue it to the end
  33. I am protected and forgiven, all the promises of His word are for me- to protect, to heal, to knock down strongholds, to help me, lead me and teach me
  34. I have been chosen. John 15:16 Luke 10:22
  35. I have the righteousness of God the Father
  36. God calls me heavenward to press on toward the goal to win the prize
  37. My heart and mind are guarded: the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
  38. My God will meet all my needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus
  39. I have faith and a love for all people
  40. I am firm in my faith and disciplined
  41. I live
  42. I have been raised with Him and set my heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God
  43. the dead shall rise first
  44.  I can praise Him in my storms and trials. I can give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for me (Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.)
  45. He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time
  46. I have obtained salvation with eternal glory
  47. I am bold and courageous
  48. I live a godly life and do not fear man’s insults nor do I fear any weapon formed against me- for it shall not prosper
  49. I have been called to his eternal glory, and even if I suffer for a while, He will restore me and make me strong, firm and steadfast
  50. His promises are for Me because I believe
  51. I have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ because I have been justified by faith
  52. I was given the right to become a child of God because I received Him and believed in His name
  53. I am no longer called a servant, but His friend
  54. I am united and one with Him in the Spirit
  55. I was purchased and bought at a great price
  56. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
  57. All things in my life will work out for good because I love the Lord and have been called according to His purpose
  58. I am saved and forgiven. He intercedes on my behalf. Praise His Name!
  59. I can obtain Mercy in my time of need as I approach His Throne
  60. I am an heir of God through Christ
  61. I am strengthened and can do ALL things. That is yea and amen! For all God’s promises are true in Christ
Romans 6:11 Romans 6:23 Romans 8:1Romans 8:39 Romans 12:5 1 Corinthians 1:4 1 Corinthians 1:30 1 Corinthians 15:18 1 Corinthians 15:22 2 Corinthians 1:20 2 Corinthians 1:21,2 Corinthians 2:17 2 Corinthians 3:14 2 Corinthians 5:17 2 Corinthians 5:19 Galatians 2:4.Galatians 2:16.Galatians 3:26 Galatians 3:28 Galatians 5:1  Ephesians 1:3  Ephesians 1:12  Ephesians 1:13  Ephesians 2:1   Ephesians 2:6  Ephesians 2:7.Ephesians 2:10 Ephesians 2:13    Ephesians 3:6 Ephesians 4:32  Philippians 3:3 Philippians 3:9.Philippians 3:14.Philippians 4:7  Philippians 4:19 Colossians 1:4 Colossians 2:5 Colossians 2:9  ,Colossians 2:10 Colossians 2:17  Colossians 3:1 1 Thessalonians 2:14 1 Thessalonians 4:16 1 Thessalonians 5:18   1 Timothy 1:14 1 Timothy 3:13   2 Timothy 1:9 2 Timothy 1:13 2 Timothy 2:10 2 Timothy 3:12  2 Timothy 3:15  Philemon 1:8 Philemon 1:20 1 Peter 3:16  1 Peter 5:101 Peter 5:14 Romans 3:22 Galatians 3:22
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Love others as the Lord loves you. Forgiving with Mercy, treating your neighbor with love, compassion for others, being patient with the faults of others and always ready to lay down your life as Christ laid down His life for you. I hope and pray that you understand this great mystery that Christ died for you, and that God sent His only Son to take your place so you might live eternally with Him remembering always; He created you to be Holy, as He is holy.

“I am sending you out …Be as gentle as a dove and wise as a serpent…Be on guard.” Matthew 16

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                   It’s time to change- are you ready? Are you willing to step out for Christ? I want to see “God’s kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven” don’t you? I want to remind you of who you are in Christ, and what He has commissioned you to do. Be Strong and Very Courageous. Decide today who you will follow. What’s that? You’ve been knocked down and discouraged? oh- get over it! The church needs you- dust of, get back up and hear the word of the Lord:

Matthew  16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.  Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.  On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say,  for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

YOU ARE BEING SENT OUT TO DO THE WORKS JESUS DID. IT’S TIME TO CHANGE- TO BE THE NEW AND DIFFERENT PERSON CHRIST HAS CALLED US OUT TO BE.

Luke 10:19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

AND YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT OF THIS; THAT HE WHO BEGAN A GOOD WORK IN YOU WILL CARRY IT ON UNTIL COMPLETION UNTIL THE DAY OF JESUS CHRIST. THE POWER THAT RAISED CHRIST FROM THE DEAD LIVES WITHIN YOU.  YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS YOU.

You have been chosen: Jesus said :“My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Luke 10:22

We’ve been called to do the Works Jesus did. John 10 :12-18 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

The Message translation : The person who trusts me will not only do what I’m doing but even greater things, because I, on my way to the Father, am giving you the same work to do that I’ve been doing. You can count on it. From now on, whatever you request along the lines of who I am and what I am doing, I’ll do it. That’s how the Father will be seen for who he is in the Son. I mean it. Whatever you request in this way, I’ll do.

Think about that: The works Jesus did and even greater works in His name because He has gone to the Father. He walked on water, healed the sick, set the captives free, turned water into wine, feed 5000 men with a small basket of food, calmed the stormy sea, healed disease, brought the dead back to life, restored a severed ear, opened blind ears, caused the deaf to hear, caught a fish with a coin in it’s mouth, healed and freed those possessed by a demon/s, healed the mute, healed a withered hand, healed a paralyzed man, healed leprosy. Jesus said you can do these works, and even greater in His name so He can honor the Father.

I want to see a church on fire for God. I want our lives to Glorify Him. I don’t want to live and learn a life of a watered down gospel. I know God’s word is alive and powerful and I want to see His people Glorify His name in our places of worship.

Easter Sunday is around the corner and yet again I dread going to church.  I used to feel bad about thinking that. It seems nothing has changed since I was that 13 yr old rebellious teen. I loved God, knew He could do incredible things and even had scripture engrained in my heart- but church- ugh! was torture to me. I can remember that Sunday as if it were yesterday.  “ I AM NOOOOOOOT going to church!!” I yelled to my father as I sprinted out the door and down the street. He chased me 3 blocks as I sprinted along the sidewalk.

I see God’s work in my life. I see Him answer prayers. I’ve seen Him do mighty miracles and I ‘ve heard His voice. I know how much He loves us and I know without a doubt every single word in the bible is so true- it’s actually alive.  Sometimes I think I’d find the children’s worship much more fun for me. God’s word isn’t boring, but why is church sometimes so difficult to sit through? Maybe it’s my hyperness , I don’t know- but that’s what makes me ME. It may sound like I’m all over the place- but everything fits like a puzzle within my thoughts. The scripture somehow comes together like a puzzle in my mind and it never stops—it goes on and on and on.

I see something missing :
WHERE IS THE FEAR OF GOD IN OUR CHURCHES?
Love for others?

     Has the church gotten too worldly. I questioned even writing this and prayed about it, wondering- should I really put my thoughts here? I prefer to put only God’s word and what the Lord shows me through scripture, but today  is…different. As I talked to the Lord about my thoughts, I sat down at the computer and opened up todays news- Sun Sentinel. Front page- a church is doing a whodunnit, a who shot the pastor  show for Easter. I want to cry.  God’s word, His power, His Majesty, His Holiness, His Mercy is so amazing, so exciting, so opposite of boring to me- how could any worldly idea even match it? Has the true word of God become so boring and lifeless to people that we have to make our churches more worldly to bring them into God’s house.

Where are the works of Jesus in the Church? Are you seeing them in your church? Really…please share to encourage the rest of us. I see sickness, death, depression, complaining, isolation,  texting, disrespect- yes, now we can sip coffee and dip donuts in God’s house.  We can’t for one hour have a little respect. Where is the Fear of God?   Do you know how terrifying it is to be in His presence?  If we saw Him we would surely die!  The Lord is mighty, awesome and so Holy- words on earth cannot even describe it. Once I was before His throne and I was terribly afraid! We are so unworthy, yet He has made us worthy. His Holiness is indescribable, His absolute love for us is beyond our ability to understand.  Have the “worldly” Christians silenced those Christians who want to do the works of Jesus. Where is it? I want to see it. It has been proclaimed for us. Why do I dread going to church?  I love the word of God, I love the Father and I love to sit and study and meditate on scripture all day, yet Sunday morning rolls around and nothing has changed.

And what about HOLINESS. Aren’t we called to be Holy? then why do I cringe with embarrassment when I ride by some of church signs with obvious double meaning- “hey mom,  why does that church say that the pastor is naked?” ok, kids, don’t look, that’s just a ……. ‘uh, mom, why does that sign say come to my church where everyone is naked” don’t read that kids, that’s someone who doesn’t know God. “mom, what does “****** up” mean on that church sign,;uh…. that means they don’t read the bible. It gets worse, maybe it’s just my area, but a lot of the signs are so ungodly and so unholy. Sure, everyone hears the excuse “it calls in the lost” really???? because that is not the way Jesus called in the lost. If there’s one thing. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and acts like a duck, it’s a duck” So with that I can conclude- if it looks unholy, if it sounds unholy, if it acts unholy, well then Its unholy! y ya!

BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. FEAR GOD AND DO NOT FEAR MAN. REJOICE IN OPPOSITION AND DON’T LET PEOPLE’S SCORN AND COUNTENANCE KNOCK YOU DOWN.

Isaiah 51: 12-17 “I, even I, am he who comforts you.  Who are you that you fear mere mortals,  human beings who are but grass, that you forget the LORD your Maker, who stretches out the heavens and who lays the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor,  who is bent on destruction?…..  For I am the LORD your God,  who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the LORD Almighty is his name. I have put my words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand— I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”

            That is yea and amen!

  He has hidden us in the shadow of His hand, but for some of you, it is time to stand up. He is calling many- but who will listen? Who is bold enough to stand in oppositions to the world? Who is strong enough to proclaim Jesus lives in a world where Jesus is mocked?

   When I consider the cross and what Jesus did for me- he took the chastisement I deserved, he was mocked and hated and treated harshly…am I ready to take that hatred from the world as well? It’s not easy, but I think that if we want to see real change in the church,  we need to be ready for opposition. We need to have no fear of naysayers. We need to have fear of God in our churches. We need to stop fearing the words of people  and live by the word of God. I guess what I am saying is this-  If we really want to see the works of Jesus, if we really want to see the fear of God in our churches, we must be ready to step out in God’s way with no mind to people’s criticism.  I just shouldn’t care anymore about peoples opinion- May the Fear of God be mighty and strong within us. May the Lord fill us with amazing Faith and begin to step out in order to Glorify the Lord- and the Lord only. 

                    I don’t want to hear another watered down gospel message. I don’t want to hear all the ugly things you did in your past as you use them as a badge of honor, I don’t want to praise God like we are a bunch of corpses, I don’t want to hear all the church gossip, I don’t want to do to a class on your religious man made rules, I don’t want to go to your club and work my way up into the church hierarchy. I’m so sick and tired of it!  I want to see God’s prescence. I want to see a fear of God. I want to see people hungry for the word. I don’t want to hear another fake encouragement session with man made ideas and philosophy from the pulpit. I don’t want to hear a sermon on why the sacred rituals and the religious sacraments make your church better than everyone else. I can see right through you holy rollers proclaiming the Spirit’s prescence while the air is thick with greed and absolutely no love for those around you even though you proclaim it so loudly. I’m just so annoyed, can you tell?  Money, greed, fame, popularity- I don’t hear this in the words of Jeremiah, Isaiah, or Ezekiel.  I can’t imagine Jeremiah sporting around town with a starbucks in his hand and a $200 shirt and $450 boots.  All I can say right now is

Many will call out to him saying  “Lord, Lord!” and in turn the lord will say, get away from me, I never knew you.

 What do you want to see in the Church? How can we call in the Lost, when there is no where to bring them? Let’s start with this :  Fear of the Lord, Holiness, Faith, Knowledge of the Scriptures, Love for God and a love for all people,Compassion, Mercy, Humility,  those with humble and contrite hearts, Fire of the holy spirit ablaze in believers,Boldness for Christ ,Passion for the lost, Works of the Holy Spirit,Works that Jesus did, and even greater – I want to see.- don’t you?

Lord,  give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hands with healing powers. May miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of Jesus Christ. Lead us along the right pathways and teach us and lead us as we bring in the lost as you have commissioned us to do. In the precious name of your son, Jesus, Amen (Act 4:27)

Luke 10:22 You have been chosen.