Week of April 16-20,
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
We have all of God’s love. God loves us with the greatest love. Love gives. God
is a giver. God gave everything He had to ransom us back to Himself. He paid the
ultimate price to Himself to get us back. He gave His own life: past, present,
and future. He could have cheated. He could have cancelled all prior plans,
destroyed the earth and created man all over again, but He would have to have
declared us a worthless mistake in order to accomplish that. He would have to
have not loved us so much in order to destroy us. But He didn’t, because He
gives us all His love. He holds nothing back.
If you are in need of healing, there is good news!
Proverbs 4:20-22 says:
son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their
So there is life and health in
God's word. Since God's word is medicine, we must take it like we would
a prescription. I suggest three times a day, like you would your food.
Remember, healing is the children's bread. Consider this your "dose"
Remember, read, and meditate three times a day the following:
~ How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power:
who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil;
for God was with him.
to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Tim. 2:15
If you've never studied the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, we invite
you to join us as we read through the Bible in a year. Read and
meditate on these chapters today:
**April 16 --- Leviticus 20,
Psalms 25, Ecclesiastes 3, 1 Timothy 5
**April 17 --- Leviticus 21, Psalms
26-27, Ecclesiastes 4, 1 Timothy 6
**April 18 --- Leviticus 22, Psalms 28-29,
Ecclesiastes 5, 2 Timothy 1
**April 19 --- Leviticus 23, Psalms 30,
Ecclesiastes 6, 2 Timothy 2
**April 20 --- Leviticus 24, Psalms 31,
Ecclesiastes 7, 2 Timothy 3
**April 21 --- Leviticus 25, Psalms 32,
Ecclesiastes 8, 2 Timothy 4
**April 22 --- Leviticus 26, Psalms 33,
Ecclesiastes 9, Titus 1
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I
have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I
He loves us with an everlasting love. It never goes away. The love of God is
ours forever. Friends may come and go because people are limited in their
ability to love. They are limited in their knowledge of how to love and their
desire to give love. God is unlimited. His love outlasts our earthly lives. It
outlasts our love for Him. He just loves all the time. He has no options in
this. He couldn’t stop loving us. He would never want to. It is against His
nature not to love us because He is love.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 4:8
Everything about God is love. His words speak love to us. His words have the
power to calm us, to give us hope, break chains of bondage off us. His words
keep us holy and in good standing with Him. His words elevate us, correct us,
and help us to manage our lives. God loves us without even trying, so His love
is unconditional. Even when we sin, He already knows how He is going to respond
to us. He will forgive us, if we confess our sins. Without fail He will do this.
The central theme of love is forgiveness. Love forgives.
Charity never faileth: but whether there be
prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether
there be knowledge,
it shall vanish away.
1 Corinthians 13:8
Love never fails. Love will last forever. The world needs to know this. “What
the world needs now is love, sweet love…” were the words to a popular song. What
the world does not have is love, because love is not of this world. This is why
the world is in such need of it. The love of God is a product of heaven, a place
where God rules. This is why He commands that we pray that it would be done on
earth as it is in heaven. As His ambassadors, we can give this love to the
world. It is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. Thank God that He
does the loving through us.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these
three; but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Love hurts, sometimes. There is a pain involved in love. One may have to lay
down one’s life for love. Jesus did. Jesus went to the cross. He endured the
shame of loving us when we were sinners. There may be someone we love who will
cause us pain. Love enables us to endure this pain. It may be a child on drugs,
a spouse who is difficult to live peacefully with, or a friend who has great
potential, but lacks motivation or discipline. It is painful to love when we are
disappointed or hurt, but that’s when God’s love must conquer in the situation.
The passion of Christ was to love in spite of, thereby defeating Satan. We have
all His love.