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Understanding The God of the Third Heaven

posted by Jael Ever @ 16:02 PM
August 2, 2016

Hebrews-10While downloading various Scriptures on the judgments which born-again believers will face, such as Hebrews 10: 22-31:“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised); And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

“For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.  He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
“For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

. . . Hmm. It occurred to this professing Christian: Believers should provoke to love and to good works, huh? Then there is 1 Peter 4: 17-18: “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

But whoa: these verses from First John gave a real roaring shock: “Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world (4: 15-18).”

Big hmmm #2:  Christians can boldly face their judgment when they love—love God and love man just as God loves–unconditionally!  But then let-down: that means most American Christians today will fail their final test, if they make it in at all, because in this generation, most professing believers love Jesus-Firstthemselves first, and maybe their own families second.

Of course, when God’s Holy Spirit writes “love,” He means the supernatural love that The LORD Jesus Christ showed during His earthy ministry. His example is the most crucial test that Americans who claim to be Christians do not understand: The Lord Jesus walked continually in love for ALL people—except those who faked religion under the guise of rightful leadership—these do everything they can to kill God’s true love!

In everything He did and said, The LORD Jesus was living testimony of The Love of God.  Even most of His disciples could not comprehend such love: first that He chose them, common working men, to be His disciples. Judas interpreted such ‘unseen before love’ as human weakness that he betray to his advantage.  Peter thought he could easily deny and disassociate himself from such love.

But that God Kind of Love forgives those who repent as Peter did, and Judas did not. That’s the God-kind of love that Apostle Paul—who had hated and violently persecuted Christian believers—discovered on the Damascus Road (Acts 9: 3 – 15).  It is the kind of love that enabled him years later to explain in 1 Corinthians 13:

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity [love], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity [love], I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity [love], it profiteth me nothing (1-3) . . . .

Meditating in wholesale Christian Bibles, leaves nothing more to say, except: “Oh God, please, please help me to love in every way that I can as you love”!

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