Topic: The Implication of the Love of God
Scripture: But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (KJV)
I will love to read the same verses in some other versions for better understanding – But God has made clear his love to us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us. (BBE). But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Amplified)
I decided to write about this topic today believing that God will use it to deal with ignorance that has ravaged a lot of believers who are too righteous to assume some wicked acts on God. I call this character assassination. Saying someone does what He has not done is a character assassination offence if I am right.
It is very good that we understand the love of God very well and clearly. If we do not do that we will miss understand so many things about God. This is the reason so many people have come up with the saying that God is pouring His wrath upon the world through Covid-19 because of the sins of the world. That is ignoramus.
The love of God is real to the believers and also to the unbelievers. It is love for the whole world. This love was what made Christ to die for every soul in the world even when the world was lost in sin. Whatever sin we are seeing today are not new they all have root in the sins from the beginning with such sin God said He loves the world. You can’t understand this love until you can give your child to die for another person or even yourself like Jesus Christ did for the world. It is easier for anyone not to understand this love except you are fully guided in the spirit of death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This Love will not and will never permit God to allow a sinner to die but to repent. No wonder Christ prays for such sinners daily – 1 John 2:1-2. This love will not allow God to be angry on sinners or believers in Him. This love made God to be ready to forgive us any time we sin willingly, This love will never make God to curse, destroy, kill anyone no matter the degree of your sin or demand anything from us as his children before giving us anything we can ever ask for other than faith in him and that is free.
Romans 8:32 says – He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 1 Corinthians 1:12 says “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God”.
Please up your knowledge in the grace and finished work of Christ it will really make us to be at breast of all power that is available to us in Christ Jesus. Is this a message to support the sinners against repentance absolutely not; what we preach as a gospel is salvation which s repentance from sinful lifestyle to live the life of Christ – Gal 2:20, 2 Cor 5:19-20.
Think of this! If God is angry with the world and has sent covid-19 to destroy or teaches them lesson how are we also suffering the effect of the sinners’ punishment. That statement is not adding up! Agreed we are not victim of the disease but we are all victims of the effect such as lockdown and no public gathering to worship etc. What does that profit God as a good father whom we serve and worship? – Mathew 7:11
Should a righteous suffer with the sinners? No even before the end of the Old Testament season God changed that system – Jere 31:29-30 says “In those days they shall say no more, the fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge”.
Father you are awesome. You are loving, kind and powerful. I live in you and you in me. This is my confidence that when I pray according to you will I get results. Therefore I declare that I am exempted from the attack of this Covid-19 pandemic in Jesus name. Amen
Father together in the unity of faith we declare the end of this Covid-19 pandemic in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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By Pastor Bakare Stephen