Part 2

In the letter to the Romans the 8th chapter and from verse 35 vi read: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ our Lord.”

When I share these verses with somebody, I always take one hand and holds it tight to my chest. I want to demonstrate that nothing can come before the love of Christ. That comes first, it is the greatest and it is eternal. You cannot say any more that you aren’t loved. We read a couple of verses earlier: “Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.”

The devil is an expert in accusing and he especially loves to accuse us Christians. We receive those accusations way too often. I sometimes make a roleplay and lead a person into an imaginary courtroom with a prosecutor, a defender and a judge. It is the prosecutor that does the accusing and he is coming with a list of wrongdoings. In this case it is Jesus who is the Defender and He says: “Let my client go. I have paid the price. Everything is in order.” The judge cannot do anything else than allowing the person to go free. I know that we in the real li have to pay a punishment when we have committed a crime, but the door to heaven is open when we confess our sins and accept Jesus as a sacrificial lamb for our sins.

                                Have you accepted Him as your Savior?

On the earth we have One, calling Himself for our Helper, The Holy Spirit. When Jesus left the earth and went back to His Father, The Holy Spirit entered the earth as the third part of the Divinity. The Holy Spirit can be at many places at the same time and He is willing to help everybody asking for help.

                            Why do you work so hard in your own strength?

Many people come to me and say that they cannot stand any more problems or work. Sometimes I believe that they get tired because they do things that God never asked them to do. If you know that you are loved by God and you love yourself, you do not work so hard to be loved by others. I am often I contact with people that are worn-out by living in a fear of rejection. They are afraid of not doing enough. I have talked with people that just started a new job, but they get condemned by themselves because they think they are stupid if they cannot know everything right away.

                              Don’t put unreasonable demands on yourself.

Some people think that God is a slave-dealer. They do not think that they are loved if they do not read a certain amount in the Bible every day or pray a long time every day. Some people cannot say no to the pastor when he askes for help in the church and they are more in church than home with their own family. They might think that they are very clever and very mature Christians, but I think they are insecure about the fact that they are unconditionally loved. We read in Ephesians 2:8 that we are saved by grace. Do you believe that your Daddy loves you?

              The best sanctification is done with the help of The Holy Spirit.

Some people are willing to change since they live in fear of being punished. We read in 1.John 4:18 that there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. He who fears has not been made perfect in love. We are actually loving others because we have been loved first.

                           We must be able to receive love in order to give love.

We cannot say that we love God, but hate our brother. We cannot say that we love God, but we do not care about His Word. If we love somebody, we want to hear what that person has to say. We know that words have either life nor death in them. God created by saying and we can do the same. We might start by telling God that we love Him, but we can also stand in front of a mirror and tell ourself how nice we are. This might seem a little odd in the beginning, but since the words create what they say, continue to encourage yourself. You Can also say encouraging words to others. How often do we say to ourselves and others that Jesus loves you?. We read in James that faith without deeds is a dead faith. If we really love somebody, we will not only speak, but also come with loving deeds.


Mother Else                            


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