In the End, It is About Character

6 07 2022

Amy Israel 1

I believe in the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, but they are His means to an end. The end is reproducing in us the nature and character of God Himself. Jesus came to show us the Father.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV

If this character of God is not happening in your life, you are missing the boat. (And, yes, that is a reference to Noah and the Flood.) Love is not an act, it is His nature, and our character conforming to His. Divine love is not a gift, it is a process. The Holy Spirit is here to enable that transformation. Don’t diminish the power of the Holy Spirit. Move in the gifts and listen to His voice. He is changing us from selfishness to selflessness. Jesus had this same love, and He gave us the Holy Spirit to finish the work in us!

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:5-8

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” John 14:25-26

BECOME LOVE.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists.               (Read: “Gog and Magog? …Nope.”)





Astounding Love

17 08 2017

Dry Bones test

Hate Nazis, hate white supremacists, hate Jews, hate Muslims, hate alt-right, hate alt-left, hate Antifa, hate communists, hate police, hate media, and hate Trump. Exactly how many people from either side in Charlottesville last week were motivated by the love of Jesus? The number one attribute of Yehovah God is love. His love for the whole world is astounding. More hatred is directed at God than at any human being. Yet He loves us.

There is a new method for reaching Muslims for Jesus. A friend who has spent time on the ground in Europe among the refugees has shared an amazing fact. The best way to share Jesus is to use a smart phone. Find out their language and bring up 1 Corinthians 13 in their language. That type of love is unknown in their religion and personal experience. One man began reading and weeping as he said he had never heard of such love. He accepted Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God and was baptized. This is being repeated over and over. Praise God!

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
So, what do we see in the riots and terrorism? Is it love? Of course not, it is simply what the Bible calls the deeds of the flesh. 

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-25

In addition, we know that satan is adding fuel to the fire with his demonic minions and principalities. It is more important than ever that we do not go there. Don’t give your soul to the wars of men. Stand for righteousness. Stand for Jesus and His love. Be led by the Holy Spirit in everything you say and everything you do. Speak up, and stand up in the supernatural love of Yehovah.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)

 

 








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