It’s about unconditional love <3 Beloved<3


I know that people really don’t believe in unconditional love. But, it does exist. I would like to share more on that. I am going to start by talking about being beloved.

I am going to explain the word BELOVED: as it is mentioned in the Bible. God said that we are His beloved,that is so deep and stirring.

Beloved in Hebrew-הֶאָהוּב (he-ahuv)

in Hebrew means ‘beloved’ literally (derived from the root ’hb, ‘love’.) It is often used of people but can be used of other things too. A common pet name for one’s lover is ahuvi (m) or ahuvati (f), ‘my ahuv’. Works nicely in literary or informal contexts. This word, additionally, is the one that could stand on its own (as an adjective standing for a noun) the best. (Definite: he-ahuv.)

Beloved in Greek-Agapetos

in Greek means beloved, esteemed, dear, favourite, worthy of love

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 1 John 3:1-2 ESV

One of my favorite words in the Bible is the word beloved. It doesn’t appear in every version, but I think it’s a correct word for a key principle God is trying to teach us about His kind of love.

Often one of the hardest things for a person to do is to accept unconditional love. Perhaps it’s because the world is so void of that kind of love. The world often displays a love that is contingent on the recipient’s behavior or form of repayment of the love. It is a give and take kind of love…a “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” kind of trade-off for love. Sadly, many marriages share this kind of conditional love, where spouses agree to love each other as long as they are given equal or greater love in exchange.

That is not at all, however, the love of God the Bible teaches. The word beloved in the previous verse literally means “ beloved, esteemed, dear, favorite, worthy of love”. It’s a word indicating an action on the part of the one doing the loving. The God of the universe, the same God who paints a sunset, shapes a mountain and plans the waves at the beach, has chosen to love us, not because of who we are, but because of who He is. Our role in this is to BE-LOVED.

Are you struggling to accept that kind of unconditional love? Have the circumstances of life caused you to question God’s love? Will you do me a favor? Take some time today to read Job chapters 38-42. Job was experiencing more heartache than any person should ever experience and he was questioning his situation and ultimately God’s love for him at the time. In these chapters, God answers his dilemma. It’s a challenging and encouraging read.

You and I may never fully comprehend the love of God, but for today we can be encouraged that we have been called “beloved” and we can anticipate learning about and receiving more of His kind of love.

In the New Testament “beloved” used exclusively of Divine and Christian love, an affection begotten in the community of the new spiritual life in Christ, e.g. “beloved in the Lord” (Romans 16:8). The beauty, unity, endearment of this love is historically unique, being peculiarly Christian. “Brethren” in Christ are “beloved” (1 Thessalonians 1:4 1; Corinthians 15:58 ;James 1:16; James 2:5). Many individuals are specified by name: Timothy (2 Timothy 1:2); Philemon (Philemon 1:1); Amplias, Urbane, Stachys, Persis (Romans 16:8, 9, 12), etc. The aged John is the conspicuous New Testament illustration of the depth and tenderness of Christian love. In his epistles alone he addresses his disciples 12 times as “beloved.” Paul terms “God’s elect” “holy and beloved” (Colossians 3:12).

The term rises to still Diviner significance as an epithet of Christ, whom Paul, grateful for His “freely bestowed” grace, terms “the Beloved.” This is the word used repeatedly to express God the Father‘s infinite affection for Jesus His “beloved Son” (Matthew 3:17; Matthew 12:18; Matthew 17:5 Mark 1:11; Mark 9:7 Luke 3:22; Luke 20:13).

So through it all remember that you are loved deeply and unconditionally. Times and things might not always be easy or appear that you are not alone in this life. But, I can tell you from my life and experiences that God is always there even when we can’t see or feel Him.

 

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You Have A Calling…


God‘s got a call on each one of our lives. God is calling you to do the things that He has planned out for you and your life before you were born. In Jeremiah 1:5 it says this:

Jeremiah 1:5 NLT“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”

 

This shows us that God has a unique plan for us. He has allowed us to make the decisions that will lead up to what He has had planned out for us all along. We go through things to be able to relate and testify to others who are going through the same stuff that we have been through. We are then proof that God can bring you out of the situation and turn it all around for the good. But you have to really desire God and what He wants for you and your life. God will reveal to you the area that He has called you to. He will not call you to something that He hasn’t prepared you for.

 

There is a price to pay for the calling and truly walking in it. You have to truly want it. The journey for it will not be easy but it will be worth it. In all things remember what all Jesus paid for us. We are so unworthy compared to Him. So, the things we will face are so small in comparison but are worth it also. We will have freedom in God and we will help lead others to that freedom. So we need to always look to God even when we are paying the price for the call on our lives. It can be tough,I know. There are times that you might just want to quit. That is when you have to push yourself and think about the one person that is relying on you to tell them about Jesus so that they won’t go to hell for all eternity.

 

The narrow road that says a lot in itself. There are a lot of things that can’t be taken down the narrow road. The Bible talks about the narrow road in Matthew 7:13-14 it says this:

Matthew 7:13-14 NLT

 

13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose the easy way. 14 But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.

This tells us that we have to life holy sanctified lives to make it down that narrow road. The sacrifices that we make here on earth will be rewarded far more greatly in heaven.

 

Talk to God today and listen to Him. He will talk back and see what He has planned for you and your life.

Words…Can Hurt?


The tongue is a very powerful weapon.It says in Proverbs 18:21(NLT) The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

You can build someone up or tear them down  by the words we say.The words we say can really hurt someone. You know the saying “Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones But Words Can Never Hurt Me“. That is a complete lie! Ask anybody that has been hurt by what someone said. They would have wanted the person hit them than to have said the things they did. Words are planted in us. Negative or hurtful words stay and linger with us, they cause more damage. Then, every time  the words come back to remembrance, it causes a new deeper pain/wound. We should only speak the truth. Also, only speak things that will glorify God.

Ephesians 4:29-32 (NKJV)

29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have talked to people who are new in Christ and still have trouble cussing. They asked if I knew a good way or how did I stop cussing. I told them to every time a cuss word comes to mind replace it with something good like, Praise God, I love Jesus, Thank you Jesus, Hallelujah, or other good things,etc. Something bad might slip but when it does immediately say something positive, and ask for forgiveness and help from God. Also, read your Bible and pray. It says in, Matthew 15:18 (NLT) But the words you speak come from the heart–that’s what defiles you.

So, cleanse your heart from the filth and replace it will holiness. It says in, Matthew 12:36 (NLT) And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day of every idle word you speak.

 

So, in ending, please be careful in the words you say. It says in,Proverbs 21:23 (NKJV)Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.

Think before you speak. Ask yourself would it hurt you if someone else told you what you are about to say.


Stand Firm!!!


1 Corinthians 16:13 (NLT) Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

Stand Firm! These are very important words. As a Christian Believer, we are called to Stand Firm. There are a lot of people in the world getting persecuted for their beliefs. You need to make sure that what you believe is worth dying for and stand firm in what you believe.

Isaiah 7:9 b (NIV)…If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.'”

 

Daniel 3:1-30(NLT)

Nebuchadnezzar’s Gold Statue

1King Nebuchadnezzar made a gold statue ninety feet tall and nine feet widea and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon2Then he sent messages to the high officers, officials, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the provincial officials to come to the dedication of the statue he had set up. 3So all these officialsb came and stood before the statue King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

4Then a herald shouted out, “People of all races and nations and languages, listen to the king’s command! 5When you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments,c bow to the ground to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s gold statue. 6Anyone who refuses to obey will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”

7So at the sound of the musical instruments,d all the people, whatever their race or nation or language, bowed to the ground and worshiped the gold statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

8But some of the astrologerse went to the king and informed on the Jews. 9They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “Long live the king! 10You issued a decree requiring all the people to bow down and worship the gold statue when they hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and other musical instruments. 11That decree also states that those who refuse to obey must be thrown into a blazing furnace. 12But there are some Jews—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—whom you have put in charge of the province of Babylon. They pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They refuse to serve your gods and do not worship the gold statue you have set up.”

13Then Nebuchadnezzar flew into a rage and ordered that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego be brought before him. When they were brought in, 14Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you refuse to serve my gods or to worship the gold statue I have set up? 15I will give you one more chance to bow down and worship the statue I have made when you hear the sound of the musical instruments.f But if you refuse, you will be thrown immediately into the blazing furnace. And then what god will be able to rescue you from my power?”

16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. 17If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. 18But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

The Blazing Furnace


19Nebuchadnezzar was so furious with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego that his face became distorted with rage. He commanded that the furnace be heated seven times hotter than usual. 20Then he ordered some of the strongest men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. 21So they tied them up and threw them into the furnace, fully dressed in their pants, turbans, robes, and other garments. 22And because the king, in his anger, had demanded such a hot fire in the furnace, the flames killed the soldiers as they threw the three men in. 23So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, securely tied, fell into the roaring flames.

24But suddenly, Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in amazement and exclaimed to his advisers, “Didn’t we tie up three men and throw them into the furnace?”

“Yes, Your Majesty, we certainly did,” they replied.

25“Look!” Nebuchadnezzar shouted. “I see four men, unbound, walking around in the fire unharmed! And the fourth looks like a godg!”

26Then Nebuchadnezzar came as close as he could to the door of the flaming furnace and shouted: “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!”So Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stepped out of the fire.

27Then the high officers, officials, governors, and advisers crowded around them and saw that the fire had not touched them. Not a hair on their heads was singed, and their clothing was not scorched. They didn’t even smell of smoke!

28Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent his angel to rescue his servants who trusted in him. They defied the king’s command and were willing to die rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. 29Therefore, I make this decree: If any people, whatever their race or nation or language, speak a word against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, they will be torn limb from limb, and their houses will be turned into heaps of rubble. There is no other god who can rescue like this!”

30Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to even higher positions in the province of Babylon.

 

We see that in Daniel 3 that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did not compromise their faith and what they believed in. They stood firm. They knew that God would be with them in every situation, whether it was to be saved from persecution or death. This is a great example of how we should live our lives.

Seek The Kingdom Of God


Matthew 6:33(KJV)
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Wikipedia says:The Greek word basileia “kingdom, kingship” derives from basil “king”.[5]In the synoptic Gospels, Mark and Luke use the Greek term “Basileia tou Theou“, commonly translated in English as “Kingdom of God.”

Matthew, on the other hand, employs the Greek term “Basileia tōn Ouranōn” (Βασιλεία τῶν Ουρανῶν),[Mt 13:45] which is translated as “Kingdom of Heaven” 31 times and “Kingdom of God” only 6 times, with “the Kingdom” with no qualifier appearing a further 10 tens, and “in my Father’s kingdom” once. Some Biblical scholars speculate that the Matthean text adopted the Greek word for “heaven” instead of the Greek word for “God” because, unlike Mark and Luke, it was written by a Jew for a Jewish audience. It was the Jewish practice to avoid using God’s name as an act of piety. In Matthew, “heaven” stands for “God.”[6][7] The basis for these terms being equivalent is found in the apocalyptic literature of Daniel 2:44 where “the ‘God of heaven’ will set up a ‘kingdom’ which will never be destroyed.”

Luke 17:21 (King James Bible)
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Bible Concordance/Dictionary it says that KINGDOM is a rule or realm, dominion of a king

Luke 12:29-31 (New King James Version)

29 And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.

30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.

31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Born Again Believers, Jesus Christ is the Ruler and King over us. His Kingdom dwells inside of us; as He lives inside of us. We should seek after the good things from the spiritual realm(through Jesus).We have to Jesus and His Kingdom before anything. Our thoughts, actions, and ways should pertain to the Kingdom of God and His Ways. When we have our thoughts and desires set on Jesus and His Kingdom, we will be rewarded for our sincerity. But, you will truly only received something if you do the things you do because you love Him and them, not because you will gain something from it.

Keys 2 The Kingdom


Matthew 16:19 (NLT) And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”

 

We have the same power and authority that Jesus did and does ( if we are Born Again Christians). There is nothing in this world that should stand in way because Jesus is on our side and helping us fight all the elements and things in our lives. We can use the same power that Jesus did to heal people not just the sick but the diseased as well. We can cast out devils. We can perform signs, wonders, and miracles only to glorify God and bring all the attention back to Him since it is through Him that we can do these things. We can do nothing on our own. It is all by the power of God that are able to do anything.

Following Who?




 

 

 

There are so many people out there in the world today that do there own thing. They follow themselves or all these people and things that have become idols to them and their lives. Instead of what they should be doing. The sin in this world has overtaken so many people that now most don’t realize that it even is a sin or wrong. Society is telling people lots of things are normal and okay to do when they know that it is not. But, it will make it easier for them to control you if you follow what they are saying and doing. Also, if they can keep you as far away from the truth and God.We are to be following Jesus Christ. He came and lived how we are suppose to live and did the things we are to be doing. Every day we wake up we are to praise God. Then,crucify our ways to the cross and follow Jesus and His ways. It is not a thing you can just do lightly. It is a lifestyle not a form of Godliness. The more God we pour into us the less sin nature that remains in our lives. If we stay focused on Him and His ways the trials and tribulation will not seem as bad. He is there with us and we are going through hard times to test what we will do and to strengthen our faith and love for God. Depending on how Holy you want to be or how hungry you are for God , will depend on the things in which you allow yourself to spend time doing. Just so you know that everything that you allow your members(eyes,ears, and thoughts) to be exposed to is effecting you and is planting something inside you. You can always know if it is the right thing to do or not by asking if Jesus was physically here with me would I or should I do it. That is what a lot of people have seem to forgotten that when you are a Born Again Christian that Jesus is everywhere with you. Every move, action, words, and thoughts He was right there with you witnessing them. We also are to be out in the streets and everywhere we go telling people about Jesus and the love He has for them and us. We always want to feel comfortable so sometimes we just wont tell someone about Jesus, because they might think we are weird or crazy and it would make us uneasy. But, that is the least we could do considering all the Jesus did for us and I am sure He was uncomfortable being beat , hang on the cross, and the weight of our sins on Him. It is so hard to even begin to understand the pain He went through for us. All because He desires us and wants us to be with Him.

John 10:27(NLT) My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

Luke 14:27(NLT) And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple.

Are You Broken Hearted Or Just Lost?


When all you see and feel pain realize there is so much more. You can be happy and without pain. Your heart can be healed.With Jesus in your heart it will make the hard times easier to rejoice because you know that He is there with you and helping you through them.

 

Here is a little something that God is saying to the broken hearted.

 

I see you sitting there, contemplating if  it’s worth living for, I see the hurt inside. And you crying on the floor saying I can’t take this anymore.

So, hear the words that I’m saying, I am here for you just lean your head on my hands, I will always be there for you. I’ll be right there holding your hand. I want to wrap you in my arms and hold you tight, for if you give me your heart, tonight everything will be alright.

For tonight is the night, to let it all go. Give me your burdens, and watch how you’ll grow. I will never steer you wrong. I’ve loved you always, and that will never fade. So,give me your heart.

I can mend things that men can not see. I’ve been there when you were there with the blade to your wrist. I just want you to know that I’m God and I care.

Please listen closely. I want to repair, all the times you were abused and neglected, all the times you hated yourself and didn’t know why, all the times you tried to drown your sorrows in the drugs and the drinking.

Still hear what I say, I can take away your pain. I can make you feel new. Just ask my Spirit to come and live in you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John 3:3-5 (NLT)

3Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

4“What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

5Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. 6Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. 7So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ 8The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”

 

Matthew 11:30 (NLT)

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

 

John 3:16 (NLT)

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

 

Romans 3:23 (KJV)

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

Romans 6:23(NLT)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

If you are troubled cry out to God and He will hear you. Give Him your life and see what He will do.

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