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Prove your love for God by keeping His commandments.

1st January 2014 (2)

Topic: Prove your love for God by keeping His commandments.

Words of Exhortation

Abu 149 (hymns A & M 166)

  • Verse 1 - talks about joy in two lines and then fear of God.  Some people have joy but no fear of God. In whatever you do, make sure you have fear of God.
  • Verse 2 – our Lord is God indeed and Daddy Hezekiah can prove it.  The devil is real and has power.  But Christ is the most powerful.

 

Preaching

  • If you want to be fulfilled/complete/perfect in God, you must strive to do anything He requests of you.

 

John 15 v 9 – 11, 17 = {[9] As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.  [10] If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.  [11] These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  [17] This I command you, to love one another. }

  •  The only way you can be a friend of God is by doing what He commands you to do.  Christ obeyed His Father in order to maintain the relation between them. Yet, His Father could not create the whole world without Him.
  •  What efforts are you making to be on good terms with God?  What efforts are you making to ensure unity in church?
  •  Christ is a leader by example (v10).  When you disobey Christ, you are His enemy.  Therefore, if you want remain in God’s love, you must do any and everything He bids you do.  You can only be His friend, pastor, committee member etc., if you do what He says.is by obedience.
  •  The best way to gain authority is by obedience. In as much as fasting and prayers is good, obedience is the best way to gain authority.
  •  Do not destroy the work of God in your life.  It is the will of God that we must bear fruits.

 John 14 v 15 -17 = {[15] "If you love me, you will keep my commandments.   [16] And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counsellor, to be with you for ever, [17] even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you. }

  • Before you can receive the Holy Spirit you must have the Word of God and do God’s commandments. Then, Jesus Christ will pray to the Father to give you the Holy Spirit.
  •  Note that it is disastrous to grieve or lose the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is too powerful and when He comes into you – believing He has obtained a home – if you grieve Him, He may hurt you.  If you do anything that causes Him you depart from you then it may be hard to bring Him back.

 2 Corinthians 6 v 1 – 3 = {[1] Working together with him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain.  [2] For he says, "At the acceptable time I have listened to you, and helped you on the day of salvation."  Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. [3] We put no obstacle in any one's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,}

  •  Mind yourself so that you do not become an obstacle or a stumbling block in another person’s path. For example, sewing seed in the flesh, dressing indecently etc.

 

Romans 14 v 12 & 13 = {[12] So each of us shall give account of himself to God.  [13] Then let us no more pass judgment on one another, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother. }

  •  Note that we will give account of ourselves.  We must not pass judgment on one other. 
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