OVERWHELMING LOVE (3)

(Message by Tanny Keng)

1. Overwhelming Love

(Psalms 100:4-5) 
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.

a) If you are wondering if God really loves you think about the fact that He made you in His image, you have His DNA. He did not make you a dog, a cat, or a mouse; you are a human being made in His likeness. That means your purpose is to have a love relationship with Him. When sin caused a separation between people and God; He paid the ultimate price to have a restored relationship with people, including you. You are bought with a great price. The Father watched His only begotten Son die on a cross and pay for your sins, so that you could become His son or daughter. You are valuable and greatly loved by your Creator.

b) Let’s look deeper at the scriptures in the prayer above.  

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, (Ephesians 3:14-15)  

c) Jesus came to save us and restore our relationship with God which was lost through sin. He also came to reveal God as your perfect and loving Father. Jesus said in John 17:26 “And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” The name of God that Jesus declares to us is “Father”. The revelation that the creator of the universe, made you in His image, and that He wants you to accept Him as your Papa; will impart God’s love into you. Love creates a place for the Father and Jesus to dwell in.

That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, (Ephesians 3:16) 

d) Out of the abundance of God’s glory (the manifestation of His love) He will give you strength through the Holy Spirit, His Spirit to your spirit. The word for “might” means power and ability, power to achieve and succeed. You need to be infused with this power from the Holy Spirit so; that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height–(Ephesians 3:18)  

e) A saint becomes a saint in part because of the revelation of how great and vast is God’s love. Rooted and grounded means that your stability and steadfast foundation of faith in God comes from knowing His love.

To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God, (Ephesians 3:19). 


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