John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
I’m IN LOVE, you guys. Like really, I’m seriously eternally IN LOVE. Some of y’all are like, “Whatttttt?! With who?!” And some of you get it. For those of you who don’t get it, let me explain.
I am IN LOVE. What does this mean? This doesn’t mean that I am passionate or “head over heels for”(Seriously, what does this phrase even mean? You falling backwards?) for some other soul. Ain’t no male created by Love Himself that can compare to what I’m talking about.
God is Love (1 John 4:7-21), and Love, Who is God HIMSELF LOVES US MORE THAN ENOUGH, soooo so much not only that HE would create us in HIS IMAGE so fearfully, wonderfully and beautifully (Genesis 1:27. Psalm 139:13-18), but He would personally care enough for His children to desire a relationship with us, even while in our sins, to come down TO EARTH as His only begotten Son JESUS and be crucified on a cross, defeating death, resurrecting from the grave for eternity 3 days later (death never had a chance), God has the eternal victory, therefore we have the victory IN HIM! God, who desires a relationship with us, has even, before He created time when He knew us still and what would happen and that He would still create, love, adore, and save us (He is all-knowing-omniscient), would, did, inside of us, HIS creation, the desire and need and want and passion for HIM. And HIM alone, only HIM. He PURPOSELY placed this desire and need inside of us for Him, because He knows who He is and that He is eternal fulfillment, and that no one and nothing else COULD ever fulfill this need and desire and want and longing, burning passion that we just want to KNOW and SEEK intently. Every other “pleasurable” thing is earthly. It will not last. Only He will, and He is not of this earth, not of this world, ever. He is God and He is good.
And WHEN we are saved. WHEN we are in a true, genuine eternal relationship with HIM, He makes us realize that it’s not even the relationship that is fulfilling, it’s HIM, only HIM, EVER AND ALWAYS, THE ETERNALLY, HE IS THE ETERNALLY!
He reveals to us, His children, the truth in what He has spoken: THE ETERNAL TRUTH, HIS WORD!
2 Corinthians 5:15-21
“15and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. 16Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. 17Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
When we are born again(John 3), when we are completely, fulfilling and eternally saved by GOD THE ETERNAL SAVIOR, the old is gone, the new has come. we are no longer our older selves. we are not “ourselves”, for we do not belong to ourselves, for that is selfish. We now realize, because THE GOOD LORD has made it fully known to us that IN HIM we are fully known, and yet FULLY LOVED, and HIS, no more “us”. for we are NOT GOD. HE ALONE IS GOD! We are NOT! So when we are living, our flesh is now dead. We still have our souls, and now our (His) souls are completely saved, for He created us, our souls. So since the flesh in which we were living in is dead, what now are we living in? Him. : we are living in complete freedom, complete love, complete fulfillment, satisfaction, completion, all eternal redemption. We are not Him, but by HIS ETERNAL EVERLASTING ABOUNDING LOVE AND GRACE WE ARE NOW LIVING IN HIM!
living IN LOVE.
God is Love, therefore we are walking in Love, living in Love, TRULY breathing and stepping out in faith and standing still and resting at the same time IN PEACE in LOVE. God is God and God is GREAT, LOVE HIMSELF is beyond greatness.
John 3 (NASB)
The New Birth
3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; 2 this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born gain he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
9 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. 12 If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. 14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
“20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”