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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Empowered to Obey God

John 14:15 “Loving Me empowers you to obey my commands”

How is to Love God? The Bible says to Love God is to obey His commands. What command does HE want us to obey. If God is Love and if we love God then His Love should flow from us. How are we to respond in gratitude?

1 John 4:19-20 “Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.
20 Anyone can say, “I love God,” yet have hatred toward another believer. This makes him a phony, because if you don’t love a brother or sister, whom you can see, how can you truly love God, whom you can’t see?”

What is hatred toward another believer. Hatred is resentment, bitterness, unforgiveness, ill feelings, jealousy, and murder.

The empowerment to obey God’s command is reflected as we love one another. We are responding to His Love by giving each other the same mercy, grace, and love that HE has given us. Then we truly will know God.

Jesus came to suffer so that we may be free. HE said HE will not resist what is coming for Him which was the cross because HE loves us so much. Why do His people resist so much when we are Called to be broken? Why do we pray and focus to get out of the cup of suffering when Jesus Himself said HE will not ask the Father to get Him out.

We tell God that we will do anything so that HE may be glorified but most have no idea what they are talking about.

John 12:-27-28 “Even though I am torn within, and my soul is in turmoil, I will not ask the Father to rescue me from this hour of trial. For I have come to fulfill my purpose—to offer myself to God. 28 So, Father, bring glory to your name!” Then suddenly a booming voice was heard from the sky,

Jesus said to Father, ‘bring Glory to Your Name.’ There was a price to pay to bring glory to Father’s Name. Jesus had to endure the hour of His Trial.

Are we able to endure our trials, tests and tribulation not only to make it to the kingdom of God but to bring His Name Glory
or are we asking Him to always rescue us because the pressure is too much?

Pastor Steve Kim

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