“Without Love, You are NOTHING !!” 11/03/2016 written by bruce r. mills

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   “Without Love, You are NOTHING !!”

                     Faith Hope Love 1 Corinthians 13:13 vinyl wall art decal of a great Christian Bible Scripture

1 Corinthians 13:11-13When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (NKJV)

The Apostle Paul was the one who penned 1 Corinthians chapter 13, commonly known as the “Love Chapter”… (See 1. Below)    The Apostle Paul begins this chapter 13, by telling us that just because we are doing all these good things for the Lord (all these good works)…if we don’t have this special love, it profits us nothing…

1 Corinthians 13:3…  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned but have not love, it profits me nothing(NKJV)

The love the Apostle Paul is speaking about, is agape love…which is only experienced, when the love of Christ fills the new Christian’s heart, mind, and soul with the Holy Spirit…  Without the Holy Spirit’s intervention in our lives…we will be unable to do the things the Apostle Paul goes on to pen, describing this amazing love…   Here is what the helping hand of the Holy Spirit will do for the Spirit filled Christian (Ephesians 5:18-20), when we have this agape love of Christ, in us…

1 Corinthians 13:4-8…   Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails.  (NKJV)

The love of Christ will never fail the true Christian…  We see time and again in God’s Word, that God will never leave, nor forsake His redeemed children…(See 2. below)  We may think God has forgotten about us, as we go through the trials all believers will have to endure…  But once we have experienced this agape love of Christ in us, (Colossians 1:27)…our lives should be forever changed…

Do you have absolute peace through all of your trials ??  This is God given peace, unlike the peace the world experiences…(John 14:27)…  The Apostle Paul tells us about this supernatural peace, beyond our mortal understanding, in…

 

Philippians 4:6-7…  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus(NKJV)

Do you have absolute joy through all of the trials of life ??  This joy is not a joy like parents having their first child…  It is a spiritual joy, that we can still experience, even when things are at their worst…  The Apostle James pens this, in…

 

James 1:2-4…  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.  (NKJV)

Do you live without fear from anyone, or anything…including the thought of your own death ??  The Apostle John pens this, in…

 

1 John 4:18…  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love(NKJV)

My friends, I am here to tell you, that this perfect love that eliminates any, and all fear…this agape love that provides amazing peace, and the ability to be able to still find joy through life’s toughest trials…is right there to be experienced by those that are graced by God with salvation…  An unbeliever becomes a Christian, filled with the Holy Spirit by God Himself…by understanding, and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…(See 3. Below)

Those not filled with the Holy Spirit by God…may call themselves Christians…  But the proof, as they say…is in the pudding !!  You will absolutely know you have become a Christian in God’s eyes, because the Holy Spirit will confirm to your spirit, that you are indeed a redeemed child of God…  We see this promise made by the Apostle Paul, in…

Romans 8:15-16…  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God(NKJV)

So if you don’t have this agape love of Christ in you, producing this amazing Spirit filled life…seek the Lord, while He may still be found…Isaiah 55:6-7…  Look into the Gospel presentation that follows…(See 3. Below)…    Believe that Jesus died and was buried…and that He rose again in 3 days… Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross, to shed His blood that will cleanse away your lifetime of sins…   And after understanding that you can in no way save yourself…confess your sins before the Lord with godly sorrow, and a repentant heart…

But you must seek God’s grace with ALL of your heart, mind, and soul…  God knows when you are sincere…   If you do…God promises to bring you into His family of redeemed children…promising you a room in His mansion in heaven, when you pass on from this life…John 14:1-4

Blessings in Christ,  bruce

References:

  1. Love chapter…  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1cor13&version=NKJV

  2. God will never leave us…  http://www.thejourney2grace.com/index.cfm?i=11059&mid=1000&id=324730

  3. Gospel presentation…  http://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/

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