The Perpetual Love of God

January 20, 2016

 

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

The Perpetual Love of God

John 3:16 is like the ABC’s of Christianity.  It may have been the first verse that we ever memorized.   It is like the powerful foundational scripture of our faith and yet many might deem it simplistic and elementary.  It is elementary all right.  It is the elementary foundation that all else is built upon.  It is God’ love that created us.  It is God’s love that has kept Him from destroying us.  It is God’s love that calls us back to Him when we have been his enemies in sin and rebellion and it is God’s love that was so great that He was even willing to give for us His only begotten Son.  

God doesn’t teach His love by word only, but by the demonstration of giving us His most prized possession, His Son.  Who of us would sacrifice our children willingly for any man?  Yet, this sounds the depths to which God loves His humanity.  

Jesus came to do the work of the Father, to destroy the works of the devil and to finish the work on the cross that would open the door of reconciliation for all of mankind to come back to the Father.  All He asked us to do was to respond to His ultimate gift of love.  That is what Jesus is to the believer, God’s greatest gift to all who will simply believe and receive.  

What we may not see is that through God’s only begotten Son, He has called many sons to glory through Him.  What Jesus completed upon the cross as the incarnate, God expression, of God giving Himself for us, He is now bringing to completion and perfection through Christ the many-membered body with Jesus as it’s head.  What Jesus did as the forerunner, the first-fruits, the template and pattern son, He is now bringing forth through His body after the same example in a company of sons.  

In Hebrews 10:12-14 the Word says, ” But when this priest (Jesus) had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. 13Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, 14because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.”  Now you put your feet, not your head on the footstool.  If we are the body of Christ then those feet of His body can represent, the lowest, the last and the members that carry us into the completion of our victory and full overcoming in Christ.  When we get a revelation that Jesus has put His feet up then we can come into the rest of knowing that our enemies are under our feet as well, because we are all one in Him.  

God’s love is perpetual, not just in His Son Jesus, but in and through His many-membered Son Christ Jesus that envelops all of the household of God.  We are the continued expression, being and doing of Jesus in the earth.  His love is perpetuated through us as we are in Christ, living, moving and having our being.  God gave His only begotten Son, not only to love us through Him, but He so loved the world through the ages that He continues to perpetuate His love to the world through the expression and life of His Son in us.  

Remember that as you go forth today.  You are the expression of Jesus to this world because He abides in you and you abide in Him.  Perpetuate God’s love to a lost and dying world, because that is His heart, and His heart is in you.

Blessings,

#kent

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