A MESSAGE OF LOVE .

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

A MESSAGE OF LOVE .

Wednesday, October 11th , 2017

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but canceling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation [of the restoration to favor] (2 Corinthians 5:19 AMPC).

The message of the Gospel is so simple. Our opening verse richly summarizes it as a message of love. Love doesn’t consider wrongs or hold an offence against the offender. The Bible says God isn’t counting men’s sins against them. That’s the message He’s charged us to preach around the world. God knows they would turn away from their sins and fall in love with Him if they heard and accepted His Gospel of love.

The reason the world doesn’t know God is that they don’t know how much He loves them. Love begets love. When they understand the love of God, they’ll respond accordingly. This is the reason He tells us to tell the world of His love. You too once had the Gospel preached to you before you received salvation. Thus, it’s your responsibility to take the same message of His love that transformed your life to the ends of the earth.

It’s our job—yours and mine—to let the world know that though sin separated man from God, the Lord Jesus consummated the reconciliation, and made peace between God and man through the sacrifice of His blood. Through that sacrifice, He presented all men holy and without blame to God (Ephesians 1:4). He delivered all men from the dominion and thraldom of darkness, and today, anyone who receives Him, receives newness of life; a life of righteousness. This is the good news He’s committed to us to preach.

We’re God’s ambassadors, sent into the world as ministers of reconciliation. The world will never hear or know what God has done if we don’t announce the Gospel through every available means. That’s why you must be a Gospel-activist, spreading the message of Christ’s love to your world, and to the regions beyond.

CONFESSION

The Word of God, the Gospel of His love, is as fire shut up in my bones, and I can’t keep quiet. I herald this message with passion and conviction, knowing that it’s God’s power to liberate men from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God. Today, I make manifest the savour of the knowledge of Christ everywhere I go, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY: John 3:16 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.

1 John 4:9-10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Colossians 4:2-18,
Isaiah 52-53
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 5:10-18,
1 Kings 17-18

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2 thoughts on “A MESSAGE OF LOVE .

  1. It seems like the gentleman meant that people only need to understand God’s love for them, and they’ll love Him back. However, Romans 8 says that the mind that is set on the things of the flesh is hostile toward God, Romans 1 says that people are haters of God, and 1 Corinthians 1 says that the gospel is something that makes Jews sin, and is foolishness to Greeks. Also, 1 Corinthians says that the natural man cannot understand the things of the Spirit, including the gospel. Finally, Ephesians 2 implies that all people are naturally spiritually dead. On the other side of the coin, 1 John 4 says that we love because God first loved us. Notice that it does not say that we love because we know that God first loved us. It’s saying that the reason that we love is because He loved us. However, earlier in that passage, it says “in this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us.” That seems to imply that He loved us even when we didn’t love Him.

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    1. Thanks so much for your time and comments. I really appreciate it. We must continue to spread the love of God. Let the world see heaven in our eyes, we must show them love they can’t deny.

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