A snapshot of scriptures about Love and my gut response vis a vis the Church
1. “Love is patient, love is kind…” (1 Corinthians 13)
The Church needs to rid itself of gossip.
2. “Love does not keep a record of wrongs.”
The Church needs to forgive — its leaders and its congregants.
3. The GOD of love commands, “Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbour as yourself.”
Who is our neighbour? Are we not each other’s neighbour? The body of Christ, aka the Church, needs to love GOD with all passion and love our brothers and sisters in Christ too. Then, we need to embrace our fellow man, with the same love, grace and mercy of GOD that we have received.
4. Amos 5:15 indicts us to “Hate evil, love good; Establish justice in the gate.”
Let us hold neither grudges nor offences.
5. “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)
Let us be ready to welcome all into church services and events, giving the best places to those of the most humble estate, showing no favouritism to the wealthy nor those of social position.
6. Let us practise “Fear not” which recurs in scripture so many times!
Let us be transparent… with GOD and with one another. That takes courage but it is what we need to be prepared for revival, for a huge influx of new believers, and for Jesus when He calls us or comes for us.
I pray we can change… for we are the Church.
1 John 3: 18-23 says, “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.”
When we are operating in this way, simple, earnest, loving, surrendered, then we are a ready Church indeed!
6 replies on “LOVE: Church needs to Change Pt 13”
Hi Sarah. I am presently writing a manuscript, based upon the truth. As a Jew thanks to Mishiach, removing the spiritual cover from my eyes, so I could see clearly why Elohim, allowed Him to be the Passover Lamb. To we who are Hebrews, in the Cultivated Olive Tree, Rabbi Shaul-Paul taught in Romans). There can be no covenant agreed between man-woman with God-Elohim, without a cut were blood is? Now sister Sarah! After reading your letter LOVE: The Church needs to change, I suddenly realised why I couldn’t not complete chapter 1 in my book.
I have written proof due to their actions, why there is no love in the majority of Christian Church leaders worldwide.
Sarah once I was spiritualy blind, a wretch, lost son, and Elohim knows I had to eat from the pigwill, to stay alive. But the second Yeshua removed the spiritual cover from my eyes, I found a righteouse man of God-Elohim, to whiteness my repentance, from every obstacle I allowed, between God and myself. I agree with your heart Sarah, before any fellowship can share the love of God in Messiah Yeshua-Jesus, they first have to stop persecuting Yeshua the Son of Zion, and lay down any manmade will, that has rejected the Will of Elohim, to except the Law of God His Will first.
Sarah the reason Yeshua asked Paul? why was he persecuting Him Yeshua! He did not sat persecuting the church! Without the love of God in Jesus-Yeshua Messiah, in dwelling in the fruit of any person, it is then impossible to fulfill the 613 Laws of God… Bless you Sarah for being honest, for your passion that calls out to those, who have asked the LORD to be Lord of their life, but have made a public statements, which prevent them fulfilling the 1st and 2nd Greatest Laws, remember Sarah, fulfill these 2, then we fulfill all 613 + all the prophets. I am grateful to Elohim for your ministry, and boldness sister. Together with the Ruach of Elohim, and love for our Rabboni Jesus, God is going to heal the Christians who have persecuted Him and His Chosen People. I also love these Christians that’s why I will complete my manuscript, I realy wanted to walk away from completing it. But if God can save a wretch like me, then I will help him to fulfill a divine exchange? Which requires spiritual circumcision!
Take care Sarah love all so to your son.
You too, brother Kenny, are passionate and I am grateful to share with you. Thank you for writing your comments. And thank you for writing your book. Hallelujah. Jesus will send His messengers and the messages will be received where they need to be. Bless you, Brother. In His love, Sarah
Such jewel filled truths in this. I sometimes despair at how brethren in the church can be no different to the world. We are to be set apart! We’re chosen as the choicest perfume, flower, food… yet we do not act this way.
If only all of us genuinely knew the spiritual meaning in the SOng of Songs! We would indeed be changed!
Indeed. We learn and grow when we sit in the Psalms, Song of Songs/Solomon, and in any of the Word. Bless you for your heart-felt comment. We are family!
It is so encouraging to read this. To know that some people from all over the world are coming to the Lord Jesus! I can only praise Him! Like many Christians, I want to grow nearer to Him! Each day, through reading His word I grow a little bit and He shows me His Way! It’s not always easy to elevate the human in me but by His grace He gives the resources to fight. What Joy to know ans serve Him.
How lovely to hear from you. And although you may have struggles from time to time, you are always moving forward in and through Him and His abundant grace. Sending much love to you dear Ginette.