In the center of Love

                                 in the heart of God!
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Now hope does not disappoint because
    the love of God has been poured out in our hearts
       by the Holy Spirit who was given to us
           Rom 5 5

       Thank You.
   Thank You.
Thank You.

We have
      known and believed the love that God has for us.
       1John 4 16

for
      God is love, and he who abides in love
       abides in God, and God in him.
       1John 4 16

knowing that
      There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear,
       1John 4 18

and therefore
      We love You because You first loved us.
       1John 4 19

because
      as You are, so are we in this world.
       1 John 4 17

and now
      abide faith, hope, love, these three;
      but the greatest of these is love.
       1 Corinthians 13 13

quite simply because
      Love never fails.
       1 Corinthians 13 8

 

In His provision…

                                 …by His Spirit!
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Do you want God
… to truly be God in your life?
Do you want God
… to do all that He promised in your life?
Then start depending on Him!

      Not just by finding what He promised in His Word!
      Not just by confessing His Word!
      Not by ‘5 steps’ to receiving God’s promises!
      But … by His Spirit

      Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,
      Says the Lord of hosts.
      Zech 4:6

For this very reason God gave us the Holy Spirit,
… to be our helper, teacher and guide.
Let Him guide you into all truth.
Let Him show you things to come,
and most importantly,
let Him be the power of God in your life.

      Now we have received,
      not the spirit of the world,
      but the Spirit who is from God,
      that we might know the things
      that have been freely given to us by God.
      1Cor.2:12

And that we walk in and may become,
… all that God planned for us to be.

      For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
      these are sons of God.
      Rom 8 14

 

The denial of reality…

                                 …negating what is!
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Just as darkness is the absence of light,
… and black is the absence of colour,
so evil is the absence of good,
… of what is real,
… of what is right!

      It is the denial of what is true,
      and therefore cannot exist on its own.

It is in opposition to God,
… the negative of what is good,
thereby opposing creation and existence itself!

      It is for this very reason that
      … God told Adam NOT to eat,
      of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Knowing what is good,
… and that evil is the opposite thereof,
… is sufficient,
because by partaking of evil,
… you are in fact denying what is good,
… the reality of God, of life
and of creation itself.

      But he who does the truth comes to the light,
      that his deeds may be clearly seen,
      that they have been done in God.
      John 3 21

 

Prosperity…

                                 Life in abundance!
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Mostly when we talk about prosperity,
… we are talking about money and the things we have,
but is that God’s idea of prosperity?

      Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things
      and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
      3 John 2-3

Why does God want us to prosper?
Not primarily so that we have,
… but so that we have to give.

True prosperity is having more than you need,
for the specific purpose that you will have
– seed in your hands to give –

      Let the Lord be magnified,
      Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
      Psalm 35 27

God not only wants us to give
but He desires that we be prosperous in all things
… able and free to abundantly give!

      I am come that they might have life,
      and that they might have it more abundantly.
      John 10 10

 

Religion or reality?

                                         The choice is yours

Is your God living in a book?
… is he a god of laws and traditions,
… a god of rules and regulations?

      If so, it is religion and it produces fear,
      … the fear of being wrong or failing!

Or is your God real, is your God alive?
… is He inviting you to rest in Him,
… asking you to allow Him into your life
… and to share your burdens with Him,
so He can share His love with you?

      That is the reality of a true relationship,
      a relationship in which you are free,
      … and in which you can live
      that uniqueness God put in you
      … to the full!

      for in Him we live and move and have our being.
      Acts 17 28

 

Hopeful not Hopeless

                                     … and certainly not faithless!

We probably all know,
or at least have heard the scripture …

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Heb 11 1

But what does that mean where I am?

Well, answer these questions for yourself …
– What am I expecting or hoping for?
– What do I believe is going to happen?

      If you don’t have hope for what God promised,
      … you are hopeless.
      If you don’t believe that God will do what He promised,
      … you are faithless.
      But …

      If you believe God is able to do what is not seen (as yet),
      … you have hope and you have faith.

And your faith will surely work!
Because …

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Heb 11 1

 

To judge or …

                                            … not to judge!

It is easy to point a finger and categorise people,
… judging them, even condemning them!
But is that God’s way?

      God does not judge us according to who we are,
      … but God looks at our heart!
      God does not judge us according to our failures,
      … but according to what we do about them!

      And do not be conformed to this world,
      but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
      that you may prove what is that good
      and acceptable and perfect will of God.
      Romans 12 2

Although God wants us to change,
… God cannot make us change
… because He gave us freewill,
and therefore He says to us,

      work out your own salvation with fear and trembling
      Philippians 2 12

And as we change our way of thinking,
… and the way we do things,
God will help us,
… because He does not want to judge us
He wants to bless us!

      I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
      John 12 47

 

A whole new world…

                                             … at your finger tips!

There is a whole world inside that ‘smart-phone’

      A world that may seem unreal, but shows you
      … ‘unbelievable’ possibilities and opportunities
      … that are available to you.
      All you need do is to download them and use them!
      … at a cost that everyone can afford!

And what do we do?
We search, download, install, find out how it works
… accept and play!
A GAME or whatever, taking over our time, thinking and life!

      Easy to believe and easy to use,
      because we see it changing and filling our lives!

Did you know that there is a REAL world inside the Bible?

      A world that may seem equally unreal, but shows you
      … ‘unbelievable’ possibilities and opportunities
      … that are available to you.
      All you need do is to download them and use them!
      … at a cost that everyone can afford!

And, if you see the Bible’s true value.
… it is easy to believe and easy to use!
It WILL change and fill your life to overflowing.
Because the developer, God, is not on some digital platform,
but real, present and installing all those promises
personally for you, with you and in you!

Download today – so that He can upload your TOMORROW!

      And my God shall supply all your need
      according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
      Phil 4 19

 

Character of a Loving God

                                             … His will – your choice!

God does not demand or do anything
… in which He forces His will on others!

For example,
God wants everyone to be blessed,
but at the same time, God hates sin.
… Yet the angels could sin, the devil could sin,
… and even we are allowed to sin!

God does and makes everything perfectly,
and God has awesome plans for all of His creation,
… providing all the necessary potential for them to come to pass.
But what we do with that potential,
… God leaves up to us.

      For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, ‘For this very purpose
      I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you,
      and that My name may be declared in all the earth.’
      Rom 9 17

Pharaoh had a choice, the choice God gave him through Moses.
In fact – 10 times God said to Pharaoh – ‘Let My people go!’
God gave Pharaoh the choice of what happens to Egypt,
… and we know the choice Pharaoh made!

God’s plan for ALL of our lives is …

      that He might make known the riches of His glory
      on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared
      beforehand for glory, even us whom He called…
      Rom 9 23-24

      ‘Life, and life in abundance’
      John 10 10

God’s plan is simple
but the manifestation thereof, God put in our hands!

 

If it’s not personal…

                                             … it just isn’t!

God knows everything and everyone,
… but He does not only want to know about us,
God wants to know us personally!
Not just our name and address,
but He desires a personal relationship with Him.

Jesus gave us this illustration of what a real relationship is, saying

      Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord,
      have we not prophesied in Your name …
      and done many wonders in Your name?’
      And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you.’
      Matt 7 22-23

It is not about our wants or needs,
… or what we think we can do for Him,
but about who He is,
… and what He wants to do in our lives!

So how does God get to know us?
In the same way as we get to truly know anyone else,
… by spending time with Him.
by opening our lives up to Him.

      But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,
      and all these things shall be added to you.
      Matt 6 33

God wants to be God in our lives,
… doing for us what we cannot do,
but that is only possible if we allow Him to be God,
… not of what we want, but of what He wants.

      For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
      So are My ways higher than your ways,
      And My thoughts than your thoughts.
      Isa 55 9