Its ok to Love

Written by Rev.Anthony Smith

Its OK. To Love. There are many occasions in our life that we love someone dearly. Sometimes itrepparttar first person that we see and sometimes we must hunt most of our lives to find that special someone. There are also ocassions that we never find that person that we are looking for, but we still have love to give. Love is not physical, love is a place in our spirit that needs to be filled. Sex is not love but onlyrepparttar 143927 expression of it. Love is sharingrepparttar 143928 good times andrepparttar 143929 bad. Love is an opportunity to deliver ones soul to another for safekeeping. Love is a fulfillment of Ideas and thoughts. Love isrepparttar 143930 union of two minds, two hearts and two souls. Love is sacrificing ones self for another. Pain, Suffering, anguish and many sleepless nights are also common in love. Tears and sorrow inrepparttar 143931 loss of a love. Many have asked, ”With all this, Is Loving someone really worth it?” The answer is yes. Without love Jesus would have never died for strangers and sinners, God would have never gave His Son for a sacrifice. Lets read a little scripture. Love is fulfillment ofrepparttar 143932 Law of God and any thing out side of Gods law is an abomination and not love. 2Co 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; {Paul is speaking, not financially but of his life. Sometimes we give all forrepparttar 143933 one we love.} thoughrepparttar 143934 more abundantly I love you,repparttar 143935 less I be loved. {This is very true. Sometimes we love so much that what we receive in return is less than what we give.} 2Co 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, byrepparttar 143936 Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, { Love takes many forms. There are too many people that relate love withrepparttar 143937 pleasures ofrepparttar 143938 body. These people are missing out of what love is all about.} 2Co 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; { The sacrifice ofrepparttar 143939 heart, as Paul states, is one ofrepparttar 143940 purest forms of love.} not that ye should be grieved, {Not allowingrepparttar 143941 other to suffer but to command all suffering to ones self.} but that ye might knowrepparttar 143942 love which I have more abundantly unto you. { The sacrifice of ones self is always recgonised byrepparttar 143943 other. Some ofrepparttar 143944 greatest love is when we scrafice all without letting anyone know it.} In John 14:15, Jesus commanded Love but does demand it, there is a difference. “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” Are we commanding or demanding love? Have we gotten so self-centered in our own lives that we forget what love is? How many, here today, are willing to give their own lives over torepparttar 143945 other? Are willing to give up your own life, needs, desires, wants and goals for someone else? Lets take, Mark 12:33as an example. [Speaking of God]“And to love him with allrepparttar 143946 heart, and with allrepparttar 143947 understanding, and with allrepparttar 143948 soul, and with allrepparttar 143949 strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And to love with ALL, Heart, Understanding, Soul and strength. Is this not what we

123 ABC Numbers and the Bible Simply Amazing

Written by Paul Griffitts

Underneathrepparttar Hebrew and Chaldee ofrepparttar 143829 Old Testament andrepparttar 143830 Greek ofrepparttar 143831 New Testament there is hidden an extraordinary disposition of numbers which cannot be explained away by human intelligence. In order to understand this we must remember that none of these languages had symbols for numbers such as we have (1,2,3,4, etc). Instead of numeric symbols they made use ofrepparttar 143832 letters of their alphabet so that a = 1, b =2 etc. One can easily see then that a word could be looked at in two ways, either as a word or as a series of numbers which could be added up to a total. For instance,repparttar 143833 Greek word for “word” is “logos”. If looked at from a numerical standpoint its value would be l =30, o – 70, g = 3, o = 70, s = 200; total 373. The numerical value of “logos” is therefore 373.

If we were to look atrepparttar 143834 Greek text ofrepparttar 143835 first eleven verses ofrepparttar 143836 New Testament (Matt. 1:1-11), we would find an elaborate scheme of sevens underlyingrepparttar 143837 words, which could not have been put there by chance, or even arranged by any human cleverness on Matthew’s part. These verses contain 49 words (7x7). Of these 49 words, 28 (4x7) begin with a vowel, and 21 (3x7) begin with a consonant. These 49 words have 266 letters (7x2x19); this number is itself 38 sevens, andrepparttar 143838 sum of its factors is 28 (4x7). Of these 266 letters, 140 (20x7) are vowels, and 126 (18x7) are consonants. Of these 49 words 35 (5x7) occur more than once inrepparttar 143839 passage and 14 (2x7) occur only once. Seven occur in more than one form and 42 (6x7) occur only in one form. The 49 words are divided thus: 42 (7x6) are nouns (the name of something) and seven are not nouns.

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