Love Revealed – Part 2
Because of the lack of understanding God’s love in the public domain some people are still trying to EARN GOD’S FAVOUR while others want nothing to do with Him because HE SEEMS UNREASONABLE.
Until the Church starts preaching the truth about God’s UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, without compromise because of fear to lose what we have gained, the majority of people will continue to want nothing to do with Jesus Christ because to them He represents an unreasonable and angry God.
Some of us, in the Church, still tell people that God is the one that killed their loved ones, brings sicknesses and diseases to their lives, and cause horrendous things to happen to them because He is not happy with something in their lives. Scriptures from the old covenant, God had with Israel, are quoted to support this theory even though the Bible clearly states that the old covenant STOPPED WORKING when the new covenant started (Galatians 3:19,22-25). Truths like the fact that we have been redeemed from all the curses that were pronounced by the law are ignored (Galatians 3:13-14).
We should not preach that God is the cause of the pain that is felt by the world because the world has moved away from Him. When we do that we disregard new testament scriptures that say God is no longer angry BECAUSE HE HAS CHANGED THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT and now He doesn’t count people’s sins against them because Jesus paid for them (Hebrews 7:12 & 2 Corinthians 5:18-21). We now can come boldly to the throne of Grace to receive mercy (not getting the punishment we deserve) and grace (unearned favor) when we have a need for grace or mercy (Hebrews 4:16). Hebrews 4:16 tells us that we are dealing with the throne of Grace not Judgment. If you are in Christ you have passed from judgment (John 3:16-18 and Colossians 1:13), you can access the abundant grace of God while you are still on earth.
We need to correctly interpret scriptures to understand that we cannot apply the old covenant rules to the new covenant. Jesus rebuked His disciples who wanted to do what the great prophet Elijah did (2 Kings 1:1-15 and Luke 9:51-56). A lot of things that were done under the old covenant would not be permitted when Jesus walked on this earth and now that He sits on the throne. The reason for that is He introduced a completely new way for God to deal with people; He stopped counting people’s sins against them (2 Corinthians 5:19). Remember how He dealt with the woman that was caught in adultery (John 8:1-11).
The Church has been given the ministry to tell the world that God is now friendly toward us (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). The Bible tells us that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their sins against them (verse 19). Christ did not die for the godly; He died for the ungodly (Romans 5:6). He wants to show the ungodly His great love because He knows that if they can understand that HE IS FOR THEM they will change their ways (Romans 2:4).
God is giving us the revelation of His love because we need to correctly represent Him. He is not an angry God waiting for people to make a mistake and have them pay for it. It is time for us as the Church to boldly preach John 10:10; the enemy steals, kills, and destroys, but Jesus came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. It is time we tell the truth that God is no longer recording our sins because Jesus paid for all of them (Hebrews 10:14-17). We need to tell the world that Jesus died for the ungodly. If they allow Him, He will show them how to beat sin Romans 6:14.
The one thing against the world right now is that the majority part of the Church does not believe Romans 6:14, so we do not preach that truth.
Visit https://fountainofhisword.co.za for more info on Romans 6:14 as presented in an audio recording entitled “When Grace Enters the Devil Leaves”.
(To be continued…)