(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) Jesus also taught that we are to love even our enemy so that we will be perfect like our Father in Heaven (Matthew 5:43-48). Love is giving a part of your heart, a part of your life. Sometimes you meet people that you do not want to love. However, in those times you can ask God to let you experience His love for the person. You will begin to have compassion for the person and the Lord may reveal things to you about that person that will increase your compassion for them. You may be given understanding about why they are difficult to love. Love is light, where there is love there is revelation and things become clear.

b) Love does not always come easy it is sometimes a difficult sacrifice, a dying to yourself.  

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. (Ephesians 5:1-2) 

c) Love is a decision to allow a part of your heart, your life, to go out to another person. I believe that the Lord sometimes brings people into our lives that are difficult for us to love. However, the lesson to be learned is not about the other person, the lesson is that there is a part of your heart that does not love. Hatred, anger, and unforgiveness are all heart conditions that hurt our bond with another person. If those things occupy a part of your heart than that part of your heart is not occupied by God, He can only live in love. This is why God allows these things to be exposed in your heart; He wants your whole heart to be full of love so His presence can dwell in your whole heart.

d) When we began working with street kids the Lord gave us a strategy for their transformation called “Overwhelming Love”. The picture in my mind that came with those words was that of a great overpowering army attacking a weak enemy with overwhelming force. God’s love is so much greater than anything the enemy can throw at you.  

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39) 

e) Jesus dying on the cross is a picture of God’s overwhelming love for you. 

f) The glory of God is His love revealed. There are levels of glory, the more we stay focused on the Lord the more of God’s love we will experience, from glory to greater glory.  

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, (2 Corinthians 4:6). 

g) Focus the eyes of your heart on the face of Jesus and you will experience His love. Jesus is God’s love revealed. He is the Way to the Father, the Door we must go in to the Father. Stay focused on the face of Jesus. Don’t just spend a few minutes till you feel better and then turn away. Never turn away, we are to seek His face continually. Go for full transformation, experience overwhelming love and joy today. Be filled with the love of God and then become a dispenser of the river of life to the lost and dying around you.

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