06/02/2019 | Relating to God [2/6]: The Love of God [1/3] | 32:34
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8
According as he [God] hath chosen us in him [Christ] before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:Ephesians 1:4-6
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:Romans 5:1-5
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
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.
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.Romans 5:20
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.Romans 6:11-14
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.Romans 5:9-11
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.Romans 8:1-2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
The gospel of the grace of God
When you believed Christ died for your sin, you were baptised into Christ
You received the Holy Spirit when you believed Christ died for your sin
You are righteous
Your righteousness is sealed
You were baptised into Christ
God has set up a union between your spirit and Christ
God has set up a relationship between your spirit and Christ
God has set up a relationship between you and Him
You can relate to God regarding your emotions
Your spirit is the centre of your soul
Your soul has a mind, a will and emotions
The primary emotion of God towards you, is His love for you
God chose you to be in Christ, in love
God chose you to be included in what Christ did on the cross, in love
God chose you to have your sins forgiven, in love
The thing that moved God to include you in Christ, was His love for you
God in love decided to save you
God in love decided to forgive your sin
The thing that moved God to save you, was his love for you
God caused you to be in Christ
God caused you to be in Christ, and God was glorified because of that
The Love of God included you in Christ
A Christian can experience the Love of God as something separate from the initial Love of God that was sent in your direction when you believed
Having been declared righteous because of your faith, you got peace with God
You have the gift of righteousness
You have the righteousness of God
You have the gift of righteousness by faith in Christ
When you stand upon the gift of righteousness, you glorify God
Grace increases when you believe Christ died for your sin
Grace reigns when you stand upon the righteousness of God
Grace reigns when you stand upon the gift of righteousness
When you stand upon the gift of righteousness, you glorify God, and God testifies to your righteousness by shedding the Love of God abroad in your heart by the Holy Spirit which is given to you
When you stand upon the gift of righteousness, you glorify God, and God sheds abroad in your heart the Love of God, to testify to you that you are actually standing upon the righteousness of God
The Love of God is made manifest to you when you are saved
After you become saved, when you stand upon the righteousness of God, the Love of God is shed abroad in your heart to testify to you that you are actually standing upon the righteousness of God
When you worship God, you glorify God
Worship is based upon God being glorified
The Love of God that is shed abroad in your hearts when you stand upon the righteousness of God, gets stirred up in worship
Worship stirs up that Love of God which is shed in your heart
The Love of God is God’s love for you
If you believe Christ died for your sins, you have the Holy Spirit
There is a general Presence of God in which the Holy Spirit bears fruit in you
There is an exceptional Presence of God in which God just manifests in the way that He wants to
One type of exceptional Presence of God is the manifestation of the Love of God
You can know that God loves you, and then there is the manifestation of the Love of God
The manifestation of the Love of God is a tangible thing
The Love of God is shed abroad in your heart when you stand upon the righteousness of God
The Love of God is shed abroad in your hearts when you glorify God, by standing upon the righteousness of God
The Love of God can be stirred up in worship, because worship is an arena in which God is glorified
Worship amplifies the Love of God that has already been shed in you
The Love of God shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Spirit, is the Life of Christ made manifest in you