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Radical love

Posted by appolus on April 15, 2020

It is said that love covers a multitude of sins. It is said in 1 Peter 4:8. It is not just any kind of love that covers a multitude of sins, it is a fervent love. No where should we see this more than between a husband and wife. A love that overlooks the imperfection of the other and focuses on the good. And not just focuses on the good but fervently focuses on the good. A love that would defend and sheild the other come what may and always think the best of the other. The opposite of this, and therefore the opposite of love is a desire to expose the other. A fervent desire to focus on the bad that we see. This is self love. Self love has a fervency all of its own and it is always driven by self. If you love yourself above all things then you cannot love Jesus and you certainly cannot love your spouse. True love, as personified on the cross is sacrificial. It is willing to die for the object of its love.

It is said that love keeps no record of wrongs. It is said in 1 Cor 13:5. It is worth pondering on that for a moment. It keeps no record of wrongs. It is patient and is kind. It is not envious and it is not boastful nor is it proud. It is not rude nor self seeking and it is not easily angered. It does not delight when the other falls but rejoices in their goodness. It is always protective, it always trusts and hopes and it endures. Now the Word of God says that we can have the gift of prophecy, understand all mysteries and be right and even have a faith that could move mountains, yet without this kind of love, it would mean nothing. You could give all that you have to the poor and even give your body to be burned. All of it would gain you nothing if you do not have a fervent love. Above all things, love prevails.

The question then is this. How do you love? How do you love your husband? How do you love your wife? How do you compare to the Word of God when it comes to love? If we cannot love the people that are closest to us in the fashion described above then what have we gained from our walk with Jesus? If we go back to 1 Peter 4 and look at verse one. For as much then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. The word flesh when it used to speak of Jesus signifies the Lord’s human nature. The second use of the word flesh in this verse is a reference to man’s fallen nature. When we arm ourselves with the resolve of our Lord Jesus Christ as personified by His enduring and overcoming on the cross, then we can cause our own flesh to suffer, suffer defeat. When you take up your cross daily, then the flesh suffers and is put to flight and sin is put to flight. Will you suffer in the flesh to love your husband in the manner prescribed? Will you husband suffer likewise to love your wife? Love is the greatest battle of them all and it is so because it is love that conquers the fires of hell. Lets enter the battle today, follow the instructions above. We shall give an account for it to the Lord Himself.

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Confronting fears at the gates of hell.

Posted by appolus on April 15, 2020

1 Sam 17:48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.

For Christians, victories are won in the depths of the valley for this is where strongholds are broken down and conquered. This is where the fight is taken to the enemy. This place is his dark domain. This is a place that we would never voluntarily go to. We would never come to this place willingly. Yet this place is where we see the gates of bronze broken down and the bars of iron cut in two. Perhaps you are in the depths of a deep valley today and surrounded by darkness? Be of good cheer and be encouraged, for this place where the enemy would see you destroyed is actually the place where you will see victory in Christ. Your mourning shall be turned in dancing and He will put upon you a garment of praise and this spirit of heaviness shall flee before His presence.

The Christian walk is a violent one spiritually speaking. There is nothing passive about what you have been called to. There is an enemy of your soul and the Lord is the Lord of your whole life. Under no circumstances will He allow a stronghold of the enemy to exist in the depths of who you are. Consider young David as he runs towards Goliath. David runs to where the enemy is and destroys him. The Lord takes us to places that in the natural we would not go. Confrontation is the way of the Lord. It is no surprise that most folks hate confrontation yet the Lord leads us into confrontations.

Will you confront your fears today? Will you stand for the truth today? As Christians we are spiritual soldiers. We have been called to battle. And even although much of modern Christianity has been feminized this does not change the true nature of who we are. There can be no co-existence between light and darkness, whether that is inner darkness in you or in the world. Light will have its way and in this place there can be no room for darkness.

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