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Spiritual Truths

Believe in God's Amazing Love

 

The 15th chapter of Luke tells us the story of the Prodigal son.

We are like the Son who took a journey into a far country.

Do you suppose His Father saw faults in him, when he returned?

Did the Father clothe his wandering son with the best Robe, because he saw dirty clothes on him, or did the Father just Love him, with incredible Compassion and mercy?

That Robe represents The Robe of Righteousness, spoken of in Isaiah 61:10, Psalm 132:9, and is also the Fine Linen in Rev. 19:8.

The Father gave it to his son freely as a gift, because he Loved him. Did the son understand his Father's great Love?

The Father ignored the faults in the son, and like our Father in Heaven cast all of his sins into the deepest sea, never to be remembered again. How many times would the Father forgive His son?  Only once?

Jesus was asked by Peter. Matthew 18:21 - 'Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times?

Jesus said, Matthew 18:22 - "I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven."

So you see, God, Our Father, who Is The Lord Jesus, forgives us untold numbers of times- not dwelling on our sin or trespasses, but Loving us Infinitely.

Do you suppose a chunk of coal, as it is being squeezed under pressure into to a diamond, says, I am ugly, and no good? Does it say, I am dirty? We are being changed into God's jewels, and when we are crystal clear, like a diamond, HIS Glorious light can shine through us. A diamond merely reflects the light, and without the light a diamond has no beauty. It is the same with us, we reflect Jesus through us, without Jesus (who is the Light of Love) we have no beauty.

If you had a little child, and they were playing and got dirty, how would you feel? How many times would you wash the child? Would you still Love the child even if it  had dirt on it? Of course you would!  It is the same with God. He washes us and Loves us constantly.

The answer is this: We cannot be Righteous of ourselves, FOR ONLY GOD IS RIGHTEOUS. But He shares His Righteousness with us, as a free Gift, through faith. Ro 3:22, Ro 1:17, Php 3:9, He 11:7, Ga 5:5.

"You will not be Judged, If you Judge not", regardless if you are a Teacher, Preacher, Prophet, or any other Worker for the Lord. Only those who JUDGE others, will be Judged with the same Judgement they Judge others with.

Let me repeat this, so it will be clear: Only those who JUDGE others, will be Judged.

Matthew 7:1 - "JUDGE NOT, THAT YE BE NOT JUDGED"

Luke 6:37 - "JUDGE NOT, AND YE SHALL NOT BE JUDGED; CONDEMN NOT, AND YE SHALL NOT BE CONDEMNED: FORGIVE, AND YE SHALL BE FORGIVEN"

A mother was once told, "Your son is in Jail and has broken the law, and done many bad things." She replied, "I Don't care what he has done, He is still my son".

The Father of the Prodigal son, felt the same way. He did not care what his son had done in that far off country, He was still His Son! God doesn't care what you have done, HE JUST LOVES YOU AND WANTS YOU TO KNOW THIS AND TO LOVE HIM.

So let us not dwell on the faults that we see in ourselves or others. The devil wants us to see ourselves as evil, and see our brethren as evil. The devil wants us to dwell on sin and find fault. The devil is the accuser.

Jesus died to save us from sin and eternal guilt. Therefore let us believe in God's Infinite Love, as shown to us in JESUS. And condemn no one, not even ourselves. Believe in God's forgiveness.

The prodigal son had to believe that his Father forgave him and Loved him, so do we.

The conclusion is this: Seek to understand the magnitude of God's Incredible, Amazing, Wonderful, Infinite, Eternal, Glorious LOVE. And keep your focus on HIS LOVE.

Keep your focus on HIS LOVE!

Let us not think about ourselves or others, as if we were separated from God; For without HIM we are nothing.

HE IS OUR EVERYTHING.

 

Note: To be lukewarm means: to Love only a little.

 

John Daniel