Devos

06/27/15 – Does love truly win?

If #LoveWins, why does #HateWin when it comes to the very God who loved humanity first?

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” ~ I John 4:10 NKJV

You might say, “I don’t hate God!”

Then why don’t you do the things He says?

Jesus said, “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” ~ John 15:9-10 NKJV

Again, Jesus: “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.” ~ John 15:12-14 NKJV

To my brothers and sisters who love God and do as he says…as a friend, as a pastor, as a spiritual brother, I want to remind and encourage you with the words from our savior himself. He knew what he was talking about and he knew that these kind of days were coming upon us because He is God. Read and be encouraged.

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’” ~ John 15:18-25 NKJV

I have noticed that Satan, the deceiver, likes to copycat. He imitates God. You can find it throughout the pages of scripture. A lot of what is happening in our world today is not original and seeks to replace God with anything else; because Satan hates God. For example, God created the rainbow as a symbol of promise to never flood the world again. Today, it is twisted to mean something that looks good but God did not originally intend.

Another one is, #LoveIsLove. God authored that one too. Originally, it was, #GodIsLove. Check it out:

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” ~ I John 4:8, 10 NKJV

So, if you have trusted and confessed Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, hang on! But if not, please, do some serious consideration; not with just your emotions but engage your mind. Don’t let your enemy rip you off.

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” ~ Galatians 6:7-8 NKJV

“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 NKJV


Devotional contributor: Samuel Chavez


Previous devotionals:

06/27/15 – Does love truly win?

12/21/14 – Miracles, signs and wonders…oh my!!!

08/24/14 – Answering the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

08/11/14 – Robin Williams, Laughter, Depression and Death

8/01/14  – God qualifies those who are willing

7/22/14 – Daniel 1 – “Having resolve”


Devotional contributor: Samuel Chavez

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