if You find yourself going over your faults or your successes its nice to remind yourself that Jesus blood is the ONLY rightousness that there is. Your works or faults don’t come into yoru right standing with God If they did you could be justified by the law or your won works. The word clearly says that by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. God judged sin in the flesh. That was the part of man that betrayed God in the garden. Relying on Jesus is the only rightousness. Its seperate from you. You can’t get in there to muck it up or make it worse. It’s the only rightstanding with God. Thats comforting.
The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the holy spirit. We can “tune” that love in by faith and walk in him. This keeps us safe from darkness. The god of this world is a angel. I looked up angel in the Greek and one of the roots it comes from is “reflector”. He reflects light. You know like “I can see that”, or this is the truth I see. Etc etc. So he is constantly broadcasting pictures, feelings, thoughts and spiritual understanding that is light but not the true light. This explains why people believe evolution and other silly ideas. The big trick of this spiritual governor is to get us offended with another, thus separating us from love and that means separation from God who IS love. Love is light and love believes all things. The God of this world blinds the mind of those who don’t believe (since they don’t love). The light came into the world and the darkness comprehendeth it not. When we walk out of love we this we have sin, since we are walking outside of God who is love. Our lens on reality which is our heart then becomes a little darker and we see everything through that darkness. “now we see through a glass darkly” Well darkness leads to more darkness and then we will pretty much believe any old thing. The blood of Christ can cleanse us of that sin. Then we can see right in love. The love of God mixed with his word gives us light and starts cleaning up our heart. Jesus commanded us to make our HOME in his love. This leads us to psalm 91 which is the shelter (home) of the most high. This keeps you “safe from the strife of tongues”. So we can escape all the talking from the darkness. We then walk in the light as he is in the light.
I was talking to God and this idea came to mind. “Gods furious love.” I thought that was weird but upon examination of what I knew of the bible I found it interesting. God has wrath and that is big in most peoples mind. However he says he has no pleasure in the death of the wicked. How ever it says that the redemption of man brings him great pleasure. It says his anger is for a moment but his mercy lasts forever. Gods emphasis is on the Love. Its peoples dark hearts that emphasize the wrath. God is much more interested in the love. (and hes already taken out his wrath on Jesus)
A kingdom divided against itself can not stand. Jesus said this. In the bible it also says that love is the “bond of perfection”. That means love binds together. That gives light to the command “love the lord with all your heart” and love your neighbor as yourself.
The devils strategy is to divide us and God and our fellow Christians. If we live in love we can’t be divided.
In the bible it says the spirits rule, and in the new testament it says the one you obey he will take you. Since you will have some sort of spiritual master why not choose God who is love. By keeping in love you stay in union with God. He then controlls you. You can, in love, offer yourself as a living sacrifice, holy the kind he can accept. By faith walk in love. The world looks different. You will think different since “love thinks no evil”. You will be failure proof since “love never fails.” You make your heart strong and sinless when you love. You will be one with God since God is love and “love is the bond of perfection”. When you walk in the light the bible says we have friendship one with another and that the blood of Jesus Christ Gods son continually cleanses us from all sin. This all starts by rightousness since “the love of God is IN Christ Jesus, and Jesus said that he that eats his flesh and drinks his blood abides in him. Thats our rightousness. We enter by his blood we stay clean by walking in love. He that abides in him does not sin, it says. Even Jesus said that as the father loved him so he loved us and for us to “make our home in his love.” God always tells me to stay in the house, the shelter of the most high.
Jesus rightousness=entrance>Gods Love=continuous shelter.
See the post below about abiding in the secret place of the most high. It says in the old testament tthat God keeps us safe from the strife of tounges in a pavillion. All those icky thoughts go by by in the shelter. Once you peg your acceptance with God on Jesus alone, and then walk in love all that negative talk has got to go. When it shows up it looks pretty silly in the light of love. It tells us in the bible to put on the armor of light. Gods is light, pure light in whom there is no darkness at all, God is love. Without love all the nasty little impulses take control. In the greek sin is sometimes translated “the evil urge”. Those urges come from satans programing in your heart and the spiritual powers pulling strings in the spirit world. Jesus blood got us legal freedom from those impulses. It cut the strings. Then Jesus words reshape the heart to be like him. “speaking the truth in love we grow up into him who is the head principality and power.” When you start to walk in love the light goes on and you see how many little “urges” and “impulses” have taken you over. You start to weed them out and say no to them. There is suffering involved in this. Thats why it says he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sins. Those that belong to Christ have crucified their flesh with the lusts and appitites thereof. As you start to walk in the freedom Christ has bought you you can say no to the flesh, yes to God. It all culminates in Love. When we are in love we live in God and we become one with him. This is what Jesus wanted when he prayed we would be one with him as he is with his father. Love is the bond of perfection. Love wants to be the spiritual boss. The one you obey he will take you it says. With LOVE calling the shots you become alive again, your spirit ascends over your flesh and carnal mind. Thats why it says the mind set on the flesh is death, the mind set on the spirit is life and peace. It also says we were like the others children of wrath who obey the impulses of the flesh and the mind. We need to get in line with the spirit of God, Who is love. All this is due to Jesus and his power over sin.
By the way two important sources of love. One you are a branch not a vine. We love him because he first loves us.
When we recieve Gods love, by faith then we love him. Its exausting to do it the other way around. Meditation helps here, in the jewish bible meditation is translated like a cow “chewing the cud”. The cow eats grass, burps it up and chews it swallows it, goes to another stomach and then burps it up etc etc. Mediating on Gods love by his word and by his testimonies.
We focus on Gods love for us and we naturally love back. The other source is that the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the holy spirit. Its there to use and develop by faith. You can start shining it all around and make your heart bright and clean inside! Its used by faith. Its kind of mazing what happens when you start to practice it. Its like you had this treasure you never knew you had.