Love Has Enemies

It has been a while, brothers and sisters in Christ! I have been going through an intense season of testing and my cup truly overflows as I stretch out my thirsty soul towards the Lord! How are you doing? Has your trust in the Father grown? This morning, I see a dam breaking for Blue Mountain Ministry and powerful streams of water pushing through the bricks, silencing the voice of the enemy. Hallelujah!

May godly sorrow and grief lead us to repentance, allowing the Holy Spirit in us to just be Him and not who we want Him to be. May we say,

No, Lord, it’s not okay. I am no longer OK with my sins. My innermost thoughts should be about you, I should love you with all my heart, with all my strength and with all my mind. This cannot continue. Redeem me, do it for Your name’s sake and set me free forever! Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. I make room for you, Holy Spirit! I love you! Save me from ever settling down with less than You. I want my heart to want God above all else! Help!” 

Love has enemies. The people of this world do not like it when we lose our lives for Christ. The prince of this world hates God’s children. It is pure hatred directed against us but he disguises himself as an angel of light. If we are not careful, we end up partnering with him in hating our neighbors as we hate ourselves, instead of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Oh, but greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world! He has overcome!

He never leaves us but helps us and reminds us of His love – we only need to cry out and if we do and wait in patient love towards God, the Spirit turns the stony parts of our hearts into flesh. He sets us free from the heavy yoke of slavery so that we can rule over sin and not be slaves to them. He helps us be the person whom we were created to be.

Brothers and sisters, let me take you on a journey into the heart of God over the following days! I have powerful testimonies to share and I can’t wait to hear yours! We need each other in this hour. Arise, army of God! Breath of God, come and blow over the dry bones, let the tendons and flesh be attached and lives enter their bodies! Let Your Bride, Jesus, walk by the Spirit of life, her head raised and shining pure and bright with Your glory! Amen!

LOVERS OF GOD 3. “The Godly” (On 2. Timothy 3)

Today I want you to focus on Jesus.

Just close your eyes for a moment and meditate on the Son of Man. If you have forgotten how He is like, open the Bible and read through the four Gospels again.

But fix your eyes on Him for this.

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How are you feeling now?

I don’t know about you, but whenever God reveals His Son to me, I become very still before Him. I have nothing to say! What could I say in the presence of such a beautiful, godly man? Who am I, really, compared to Him?

Isn’t it crazy that this Jesus lives in us?

The One who loved,
The One who told the truth.
The One who lived a godly life.

The One who was hated for telling the truth,
persecuted for living a godly life,
and nailed to the cross for love.

“In the last days, people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, … lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.

Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

2. Timothy 3: 2a, 4-5, 12-13

How about you? Are you being persecuted? Do you live in the power of godliness?

Or do you compromise, live in bondage of sin, having only a form of godliness and being hated by noone for the sake of truth?

Jesus came to set you free. The truth sets you free. Do you believe? Do you believe that He loves you and is mighty enough to save? Do you believe in the power of godliness that is found in Jesus Christ who is IN you?

Love God with all your strength, all your heart and all your mind! Start afresh! Let Him help you be the standard who pulls the weaker out of their “best” into the better that God has for them! Believe first, ask God to help you believe and learn to THRIVE in the power of godliness! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!

The start and end of it all is Jesus. It will always be Jesus. Let Jesus increase in you. Decrease, deny yourself and take up the cross. Suffer with Him, be persecuted with Him. It will all happen naturally when you love Him more and more.

Oh, let us love Him, people of God!