Its ok to LoveWritten by Rev.Anthony Smith
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are to be doing with our husbands and wifes? Are we not also to be doing this with our enemies and neighbors? Are we not to be doing this with ourselves? To love with all our Heart, that is who we are inside and not outwardly. We can always find people that will love us outwardly. This is a false love, a love that exists only for moment. To love with all our Understanding, Understanding needs and wants of other. Being there when other crys, for no apparent reason, being there when other is depressed or down and not knowing why. To love with all our soul, part of us who makes us an individual, thoughts, emotions, feelings, one for another. I have always said, I am who I am by grace of God. To love with all our strength, loving to fullest measure that is within our ability. Jesus gave His life, knowing well that He would be able to take it up again unto Himself. We can Love, with all we are and still be assured that we are still in control of who we are. We do not have to give up our identity to love. We are still an individual, still able to make decisions based on what is right and what is wrong. Is Jesus stating, in John 10:17, that His Father would not have loved Him if He refused to be Sacrifice for man? No. Jesus is stating that no matter what His decision, His Father would always love Him. “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.” John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Can you love someone that doesn't love you, can you express love to someone else that refuses to return that love? Yes. Jesus did and we can. We don't have to be ashamed to express love. Expression is a way of venting our thoughts and feelings. To paraphrase a verse of scripture, love of God, and love of man, is shed abroad in our hearts by Holy Ghost. Just because others don't love you doesn't mean that you cant love them, just because others don't show love to you doesn't mean that you can show love to them. Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is fulfilling of law. We don't have to be ashamed to love. We can show love in many ways. Does a man love his children when he refuses to feed them, does a man love his spouse when he refuses to care for them, does a man love God when he refuses to serve Him? No. Refusing to feed, to care and to serve is absence of love and breaking of Law and not fulfillment of it. There are many verses in scripture that state what love is, love of God, love of Spouse, love of neighbor, love of enemy and love of Children. Lets not be afraid to love. ars
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123 ABC Numbers and the Bible Simply AmazingWritten by Paul Griffitts
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Of these nouns, 35 (5x7) are names of people and seven are ordinary nouns. Of these names 28 (4x7) are male ancestors of Christ and seven are not. Thus, an elaborate system of sevens occurs in these few short verses of Bible. If Matthew was not writing under inspiration of Holy Spirit, what a headache he must have had trying to figure out how to arrange all those sevens.
There is also a system of elevens in Greek and Hebrew texts of Scriptures and so wonderful is this that chance of these figures occurring by accident rather than design (this is by inspiration of God) is 1 in a number followed by 30 zeros, billion million taken a million times. No one in his right senses therefore could argue that all these happened by accident or by human cleverness. Mathematics says it could not do so. This marvelous system of numbers occurs right throughout Scripture from Genesis to Revelation. Attempts have been made to find same thing in human authors, especially those who lived about same time as writers of Bible but no such system has been discovered; it is only found in Word of God.
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