Growing Love In Our Hearts, Part 2
Lion of Judah Worship Center Ministries, Pastor E. C. Dowdy
Scriptural text — Romans 5:5 “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” For clarity on this verse, read from verse 1-verse 10 of this chapter.
So here we are again looking at the love of God, and how it should impact us as adopted children of the Most High.
We are going to take an aside and look briefly at God 101: Who is this entity we refer to as Creator, Healer, Peace? How do we love someone we have never seen physically? Therein lies much of the misunderstanding: we have heard various things about God, we read His Word without a clear understanding of its meaning, get frustrated and walk away, or resign ourselves as failures.
God’s love is always an action verb. He demonstrated that love to us while we were yet sinners (not us physically, but the writers of the Word), by sending His Son to die for our sins, that we may be redeemed. By this act and others, He demonstrates a love that is not based on emotion. How can we know Him? We can know Him through Jesus, who stated: “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.” We come to know Jesus by reading the gospels and the book of Acts, where He demonstrated the will of the Father towards humanity. Jesus did not go off on a tangent, doing His own thing, He stated: “I only do those things that I see my Father do, and I only say those things that I hear my Father say.” Clearly they were in one accord. When we view the Godhead through that prism of loving, providing, redeeming, healing, protecting, and saving us from the authority of the kingdom of darkness, we begin to understand His incredible love, and we willingly reciprocate. Describing Him as love does not indicate any weakness, or inability in Him. It does not mean that He will arbitrarily disregard our lifestyle and thought patterns. Remember, He looks on the heart! “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7).
The love that replaces the nature of Satan in our hearts is developed because we have taken the time to read, study, and meditate on His Word. That Word has to be transformed from head knowledge to heart conviction for changes to take place in us, through us and with us. It is His love that delivers us from fear. It also delivers us from all of the attacks that arise from the kingdom of darkness. Remember Jesus defeated the prince of darkness with the Word.
Let us create a dwelling place for his love in our hearts by concentrating on His love, care, and provision.
Listen now: The service has been separated into three parts, like a delectable meal prepared specially for you. Be blessed!
Healing and Deliverance
Foundation Scripture for LOJWC Ministry:
“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Mark 11:23
What We Believe:
We believe in God, the Father, Almighty, and in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. On the third day he rose again according to Scripture. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, from whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God-head, who revealed himself on the day of Pentecost. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and their continuous operation in the body of Christ. And we believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic church. Amen.
We conduct spiritual warfare. It begins with us as we speak God’s word and speak to our bodies, minds, and emotions. Therefore we make a faith confession which says: “Satan, in the Name of Jesus, I declare this body a sickness-disease-free zone. Every germ, virus, bacterium, etc., that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus, who bore my sicknesses, carried my diseases, and by whose stripes I have been healed. Therefore I command life into every cell in this body, I receive healing for my emotions from every past embedded hurtful, fearful memory. I speak active deliverance from the law of sin and death, according to the finished works of Jesus the Christ, the anointed and His anointing.”
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