God is love and the forcefulness of His love drives out all fear of troubling circumstances in this world.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies are new every morning;” Lamentations 3:22-23
“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
God gave us His love through His son Jesus Christ. God proved His love when He gave His only Son to die on the cross for our sins. After His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples in the final weeks before He ascended into heaven to wait for the coming of His Holy Spirit. You can readily see the essence of the message: God loves us beyond comprehension, and He promises to be with us “even unto the end of the age (Matthew 28:20)”. Not only that, but He also calls us to be faithful as He is faithful (1 John 1:9).
God helped with His call on our life when He placed within us the Holy Spirit to seal our salvation by faith. This same Holy Spirit leads us day by day for His good pleasure. Of course, we always must make the choice to follow His lead, but it is true love when we follow because we want to, and we truly believe in Him. Our spiritual walk with the Lord will lead us where we could not possibly ever go alone. We left the path of destruction and turned around to walk toward the light of life filled with joy and peace.
God anoints us with gifts given by His Holy Spirit. These gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-31) are to equip us so that we can minister miracles of salvation, deliverance and healing. These gifts are a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for everyone. Point being, when God heals us or delivers us, it is because of His love and His ocean of grace for us. This gives us a standing to sincerely believe God is able and willing to work miracles in our lives. Even more importantly, no gift of the Holy Spirit is given to cause conflict or division, but to work in believers as a united body in Christ, to bring a strong example of His love to the world (1 Corinthians 12:13-31). I like what Kathryn Kuhlman said about the Holy Spirt in a chapel service in 1972 at Oral Roberts University: “The Holy Spirit is absolute perfection.”
The faithful members and attendees of our church have a great calling in the midst of these troubling times. We are part of a great awakening and returning to God. God wants to prove, beyond a shadow of doubt, that faith in His love and suffering on the cross was meant to bring us back to Him. When we received Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we are clothed in His righteousness. We experience a change in the way we feel and think of the world in which we live. We feel and see God’s love every day as we have become His sons and daughters. No one can take us away from Him when we stay “in the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1).
Our God saves, delivers, and heals! What a loving God! We are part of the invasion of heaven upon this chaotic nation, bringing revival to our land!
Blog contributed by Kevin Garland
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