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Walter and Deborah

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  1. Continued from: If We Are Not Willing To Forgive. The more of our Lord's loving forgiveness we receive, the more of Him we receive because He is love. And the more of Him we receive, the more we are filled with His Holy Spirit because the Father, Son and Holy are in perfect union. The Holy Spirit then gives us the power we need to be what He wants us to be. Acts 1:8 then love begins to appear in the form of spiritual fruit, which is part of our Lord's plan for our lives. But all this is possible only as we receive more and more of God's forgiving love. Then as we begin to return His love, we have a personal relationship with Him-a channel for God's blessings. Some of the things Jesus said about relationships were: "Receive Me," "Abide in me," "Come unto union with Me as I am in union with the Father" and then He said that the greatest commandment is "you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind" Matthew 22:37 That is a very close personal relationship. It is clear that He wants us to abide in His love just as a branch abides, or is in union with the vine. If a Christian, who is a branch, abides in Jesus the vine, through a loving relationship, he comes into union with Him and with our heavenly Father. The result of this love in the branch then progressively produces the fruit of the Holy Spirit-love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We then, to a degree, have these qualities in common with God and they become the basis of an even deeper relationship with our Lord. John 15
  2. Amen, we should love one another as He had loved his disciples.
  3. Amen, He truly is working in us, that we should follow his steps.
  4. Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. 1 Peter 1:23 1 Peter 1
  5. I was reading the below from the booklet called: "The Blessings Of Receiving God's Love" What do you think of such a statement? Today all over America, to one degree or another, devastation occurs in families and individual lives because all of us tend offer human love in our personal relationships. But it is God's love that is the basis of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control Galatians 5:22-23. I think, these are the character qualities our Lord would have us to have. To me anyone of them is worth more than any price we could ever pay, what about you? Can you imagine a personal relationship between a husband and wife breaking down if these qualities are present? Certainly a teenage child would behave differently in the presence of these qualities. Many people expend a lot of energy in a great show of human love, but if they are not giving God's love, the relationship breaks down. The result is indifference, quarrels, divorce, teenage rebellion, etc. Only God's love works in this life. If it is not God's love given through His children, it is just not real. And if it is not real, it becomes a show in which it is the play actors. People everywhere spend much of their time and energy starring in a play written and directed by themselves. The play is generally about giving and receiving love-human love. The reason humanity gives and receives human love is because most people have not received God's love-we can not give something we do not have. It is vital in all of our lives that we receive God's love so that we can love Him back and love those around us with His love. If you are a Christian, the fact that God gives you His love is not new to you. What may be new is that you have to accept it (receive it) or it will not become yours.
  6. Hebrews 13:1-25 Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Love In The Social Realm: 1-6, Love In The Religious Realm 7-17, Conclusion 18-25. King James Bible Par ▾ From: Bible Hub - Bing Love for Brothers and Sisters: 1Let brotherly love continue. 2Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 4Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Jesus Christ is the Same 5Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. 7Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. 8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. 10We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. 11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. 12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. Sacrifices and Prayer 15By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. 18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 19But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner. Benediction and Final Greetings 20Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 22And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words. 23Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you. 24Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you. 25Grace be with you all. Amen. {Written to the Hebrews from Italy by Timothy. Commentary Hebrews 13 CEV Contemporary English Version
  7. Amen, The Vine And The Branches, and The Relationship Of Believers To Each Other as Friends In Words and Deeds.
  8. "The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear Him" Psalm 25:14. Wisdom: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it" Psalm 111:10. Obedience: "Praise the Lord, Blessed is the man or woman who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments" Psalms 112:1 Blessings like these surely encourage God's children to desire the fear of the Lord in their lives. But, to relate to the Lord as a friend and fear Him at the same time appears to be something of a dilemma-but it does not have to be that way. In a personal loving relationship with someone greater and higher, there has to be recognition of who is greater and higher right up front and that is exactly what the fear of the Lord does. If we humbly relate to Him with reverential awe, a balance appears-each one relates to the other exactly as they are. God does not become lower and we do not become higher, but there is a mutual recognition of the difference. Then the power of God's love takes over and friends begin to fellowship. The scripture says: "Fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man and woman" Ecclesiastes 12:13. That reverential awe leads to love and love leads to keeping His commandments. Love always, Walter
  9. As touching and agreement for: Cjen (from Asia) came to Prayer Closet in The name of Jesus Christ, be heal in their eyes wright now.
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