Foundations. Part 2

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It’s time to turn the spotlight on the one true foundation that we should all be living by and that is…

GODS love…

At this point you may be thinking… yeah yeah I know all about Gods Love… but do you ???

I know I thought for 35 years serving in churches that I knew all about GODS love until I realized I had never given it more than a few seconds of thought but rather just assumed I knew.

I mean GODS love is….           BUT was it really…     I realized I had never done a study into what GODS Love actually was.

What I discovered was GODS Love is NOT openly taught and when it is it is often mixed up with confusing jargon making things even more confusing.

(You may have noticed I type “GODS Love” not “Gods Love.” The reason for this is I want you to think of GODS Love as separate from mans love or Hollywood’s love or even your parents Love.)

So what EXACTLY is GODS Love ?????       and that my friend is the $1,000,000 question.

There is only one

ABSOLUTE TRUTH

that all Truth flows from and that is

GODS LOVE

 

To understand GODS Love you have to first start with GODS Love…

 

GODS Love was there at the beginning of creation and GODS Love will be there at the end….

GODS Love was the reason Jesus was sent…

GODS Love was the life Jesus lived

GODS Love is the continuing foundation for all life.

The Church should only have one message and that’s Gods Love…

because everything else is just a distraction.

I have lost count of all the sermons, messages, teachings I have listened to over the years and all of them carry a similar message… “If you do what they did then you can have what they had” so hows that going for you…

 I have yet to see a man do better than what Jesus did even though Jesus said…

14:12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do… 

Jesus could only say these words because he truly understood how GODS Love works.

“Anyone can show you how GODS Love worked in the past through the scriptures BUT they cannot show you what GODS Love will look like tomorrow because you haven’t yet lived it.”

The reason we don’t see greater works than Jesus did is because we don’t understand how the basics on how GODS Love works…    Churches are praying for Gods power but you wouldn’t give a stick of dynamite to a baby to play with…

Obedience is the Key…

For most of Jesus life, scripture tells us Jesus was a carpenter…

At the age of 30 he was baptized by his cousin John and his life dramatically changed.

Rather than gong back to carpentry Jesus let himself be lead by the Spirit…

 

If there is one word that defines Jesus life after being baptized it is the word “Obedience” but was it because Jesus was afraid of going to Hell that motivated him or was it something greater…

Jesus like the Father was motivated by Love. How do I Know this ?    Because every action is motivated by love…        from the clothes you ware, the foods you eat, the car you drive, the place you live even the people you associate with… everything can be traced back to love.

This might be a good time to explain WHAT Love is….

To put it simply Love is an Emotion. In fact love is the source of all emotions and so love is often felt as a feeling of Happiness, Peace and Joy to name a few of the main feelings we have when feeling love.

WHY is Love?

Love was designed by God at the beginning of creation as a positive motivator for the universe.

HOW is Love?

Love cannot exist in a vacuum, it is always supported by an action or an object.

To put it another way….

Where there is no support there is no love…only separation.

 

Here’s where love becomes dependent on what you personally value… the foundations of your life.

What you value brings you Love…  Happiness, Peace and Joy… what you don’t love you separate yourself from.

For example

You might Love Chocolate but that is because you have tasted it and found that it bought a small sense of happiness, peace and joy…    But if your doctor told you that chocolate was killing you then you would have to decide what you value more… a long healthy life or chocolate.

 

There is a word in scripture that describes this personal love gain and that is Mammon

GODS Love is all about Family Gain where as Mammon is all about Personal Gain

Mat 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 

 

There are only two forces at work in our lives

… Gods Love or Mammon

This is why it is important to understand what GODS Love actually is…

If you are going to church because you want to avoid The Lake of Fire then that is Mammon, Personal gain. Mammon is also a happiness Peace and joy and is often mistaken for Gods Love.

Right now you are already operating in a value based system of love where there are rewards flowing from objects and actions…   but the question you need to ask is are those values origination from The Father.

Pro 3:5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
Pro 3:6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 

When you start looking at scripture through the eyes of GODS Love then you start seeing that all scripture is talking about the HEART and how will only find true lasting love in GODS Love.

Summary

There is only one ABSOLUTE TRUTH that all truth flows from and that is GODS LOVE.

GODS Love was created at the beginning of our reality as a Positive reward to motivate good works.

Love is the source of all Emotions and is often felt as happiness, peace and Joy.

Without support there is no…….

A. Hell

B. Heaven

C. Love