OVERWHELMING LOVE (5)

(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) A bond is a connection that joins two together. Your bond of love with God keeps you in perfect relationship with Him, and your bond of love with people also keeps you in perfect relationship. That is why all the commandments are based on loving God and the people created in His image. Your love bond with God and the people in your life deserves your full attention. The body of Christ, the church, is supplied by the bond or joint between each other.

“… every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love, (Ephesians 4:16).  

b) In the Greek “every joint” could be better stated “every joint of the supply”. God meets the needs of, and supplies the body of Christ through the love-joint or bond connections we have with each other.

c) We believe that there is a unique bond created when two people love each other. If you are a parent think about your relationship with each of your children. You share a special bond of love that is different with each child. That is why you can have ten kids and if you loose one it is a loss that can not be replaced. The love-bond that you had with that child is not the same with any other child. 

d) When a parent and child bond it is as if a special love is created for their relationship. It is the same with our relationship with God. He created you to be unique and special from everyone else and the love He has for you is unique and special for you. You can not be replaced. God desires for you to bond with Him. Only you can give Him the love that He created you to give. What does God want? He just wants you to love Him. He is not interested in your performance or work. He actually will be the one to cause fruit to flow out of your life if you keep the bond of perfection with Him, See John chapter 15. Works done without the anointing of love are not profitable, see 1 Corinthians chapter 13.

e) Referring to the commandment to love your neighbor, Jesus was asked “Who is my neighbor”? He responded by telling the parable of the Good Samaritan, (Luke 10:27-37). The answer is that whoever we have compassion for and are moved to show compassion to, that person is our neighbor. The word neighbor means to be near. Compassion is true agape love. Whomever you experience the bond of love for is who you are near. When you share a bond of love for someone they can be on the other side of the world but you still feel a nearness to them. Just as in heaven, true love is not limited by time and space. Could it be that when we get to heaven our neighborhood will be populated with the people we showed compassion to on earth? 


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