TOPIC: Divine Love 1
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” – (1 John 4:10)
READ: John 15:13-14 (KJV)
RCCG Open Heaven 25 December 2022 MESSAGE:
Divine love is the love that is of God. This is a love that gives all. John 3:16 says God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. This is a love that does not hold back at all. Romans 8:32 says:
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
The day Jesus Christ was crucified, He was stripped naked – He surrendered all! Divine love is powerful because it is unchangeable. (1 John 4:8) says God is love. Thus the love of God cannot change because God Himself cannot change (Hebrews 13:8, Malachi 3:6). This means that when God falls in love with you, it is until the end. The latter part of John 13:1 says:
…having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
If you have never been disappointed by a friend yet, get ready, it may occur anytime. By the time you are as old as I am, you may have been disappointed by many friends. God, however, never disappoints. He is the One who says, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” and believe me honestly, He means it.
God has two levels of people He loves. There is the general love He has for everybody. That is the love spoken of in John 3:16. It is because of this love that Jesus came to die for everybody. It is because of this love that we all enjoy rain, the sun and the likes (Matthew 5:45).
However, (1 John 4:19) says, “We love Him, because He first loved us” this set of people who reciprocate His general love get to enjoy His greater love. These are the ones about whom He says “I love them that loves me; and those that seek me early shall find me” (Proverbs 8:17).
To enjoy this great divine love, you have to love Him and He says in John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments”. If you want to enjoy this unfailing love, holiness is a must.
Live holy and God will love you specially.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
2 Peter 3 – 1 John 3
Hymn 30 – Wonderful story of love
RCCG Open Heaven Devotional 25 December 2022, Open Heaven Today Message. Open Heaven Daily Devotional Guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
Have you ever made Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life?
If not, pray this prayer and start a new life in Christ.
Dear God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
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