CHRISTIANS TO PRACTICE TRUE LOVE

CHRISTIANS TO PRACTICE TRUE LOVE

True love is good for everyone. It is good for God and it is good for humans.

Christians (out of all people on earth) must understand the importance of true love and practice it.

Christians must understand that God requires genuine love from us.

We must consider the practice as our basic essential requirement for inheriting God’s kingdom.

Each believer must appreciate the love of God and express it.

God expects his children to demonstrate true love notable as Agape Love – Which is void of an imperfection.

No Christians should find a basis in hatred.

The scripture stated,

“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness” (1 John 2:9 NIV).

God fulfilled his portion of love mandate by sending his beloved Son Jesus Christ to die for the world.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV).

God fulfilled his love obligation; we humans are now left with the task to fulfill ours!

Will it be easy to express true love at all times? Absolute not.

However, the Spirit of God that dwells in us can help us overcome the temptation of hated and motivate us to live in love.

Christians who desire to obey God and live in love should not focus on any hateful or hostile circumstance that surrounds him (or her).

A good Christian is expected to focus on God who is able to empower him to obey his commandment of living in True Love.

Christians should focus on Jesus Christ who abandoned his adorable heavenly home to live among wicked people on earth for the sake of saving their souls.

 

Why Should a Christian focus on Jesus Christ to Demonstrate True Love?

 

    • Christ loved the world that hated him.

 

    • Christ reciprocated love for hatred.

 

    • Christ died for the wicked world.

 

  • Christ commissioned his followers to keep showing his true love to the wicked world.

The call for Christians to live in true love must not only be demonstrated towards the wicked world.

Believers must also demonstrate true love towards one another.

Christians must love each other dearly!

“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness” (1 John 2:9 NIV).

Paul admonished Christians to live and operate in love that symbolizes God’s required Agape Love.

Paul stated,

“Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen” (2 Corinthians 13:11-14).

 

 

Christians need to be watchful of Factors that Derail True Love

It is important that children of God take caution not to fail on the subject of true love.

 

    1. Christians must ensure that the expression of our love is without reservation.

 

    1. Christians must allow the Holy Spirit to motivate and rule our love activities

 

    1. Christians must avoid selfishness when exercising love

 

    1. Christian must avoid partiality when exercising love

 

  1. Christian must allow God to be at the center of our activities, and let him take due glory.

 

Advantages of True Love

Some advantages are bound to come with an expression of true love.

 

    1. Love and unity will help the Christian community stay strong.

 

    1. The Christian body will experience growth with true love affirmation.

 

    1. The Christian community will experience God’s demonstrative power like bible time.

 

    1. More people will be added to God’s kingdom. Unbelievers will sense the presence of genuine love and be gravitated to it.

 

  1. Those who persecute Christianity will be challenged to drop batons and be converted to the faith.

Beyond the success of gospel evangelization that comes with True Love, the practice will also open a pathway of prosperity for believers.

That is, people who demonstrate true love are bound to prosper in this life, and the one to come!

So much joy awaits believers that demonstrate true love to glorify God!

 

 

Pray for God’s Empowerment to Demonstrate True Love

Dear God, I am determined to live in true love!

I want to represent you well on earth with the required true love so that I can qualify for your kingdom.

Please empower me through your Holy Spirit to live in true love!

I also pray for all believers throughout the world to receive your grace and power needed to sincerely love, as you required.

Please help my brothers and sisters in Christ to stay together and love each other dearly.

Help Christians to share and practice common love that meets your expectations.

Let believers throughout the world lay aside selfishness and segregation.

Help the church to promote activities that will solidify our relationship with you so that we can prosper!

Please let your Holy Spirit bind brethren together so that we can remain fit to inherit your eternal kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen!

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PROS AND CONS OF DAUGHTERS OF ZION

PROS AND CONS OF DAUGHTERS OF ZION

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The term Daughters of Zion was used in multiple places in the bible; it symbolizes the beauty and pride of Israel.

The term is used whenever God wanted to honor his children.

However due to the sin of Israelites, God downplayed the importance of “Daughters of Zion.”

He turned it to an entity that was worthy of his severe punishment.

One of the negative connotation attached to Daughter of Zion is as stated,

Moreover the Lord says: “Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with outstretched necks And wanton eyes, Walking and mincing as they go, Making a jingling with their feet, Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the Lord will uncover their secret parts” (Isaiah 3:16-17).

 

Daughters of Zion

 

Lesson on Daughters of Zion

Christians are Daughters of Zion; we the Lord’s apple eyes, and we must make God proud in our lives.

The Creator will go any extent to defend his interest in our lives if we can make him proud.

It is unfortunate to note that Jehovah will not turn a blind eye on a Christian who dishonor him.

Jehovah will not bless anyone who persists in sin, since he is just and faithful.

The Creator requires his children to represent him well so that he can bless them.

For believers to enjoy God’s optimum blessing and protection of God, we must comply with his laws.

Holiness is God’s standard, and all his children are required to be holy in order to be in good term with him.

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Prayer of Grace to be Worthy in His Presence

Dear God, I understand that sin can create a barrier between us; therefore, I am determined to live holy life before you so that you can be proud of me.

Please help me to work consistently with the bible, so that you can bless me!

Help me to represent you well on earth so that the term Daughter of Zion can suit me well to receive your blessing in this life, and in heaven also.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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