Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love

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Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love.


That year, my boyfriend had forgotten my birthday.
I didn’t take it as a big deal since I wasn’t exactly the party, celebration kind of girl. Plus, I rarely celebrated the day myself unless someone else decided to do it on my behalf. Most years, it just went by like any other day unless someone surprised me like happened that particular year.


I was therefore shocked when I got a call from a friend telling me, “When you are in town, please give me a call, I have something that has your name on it and belongs to you.”


When I eventually got to town, my friend had a package with a number of goodies and among them was the biggest, most expensive looking box of Chocolates I had ever seen in my life!


I looked at the box very surprised and speechless. He looked at me, not sure whether I was happy or not. So he went on to explain further, “I didn’t know what to get you. I wanted it to be a surprise so I didn’t ask whether you like chocolates or not. I hope you love them”


I then told him, ‘It’s not that. I’m just really deeply moved right now. That is why I’m speechless.’


He prodded me, “Go ahead and open the box. These are really delicious chocolates. Plus they are rare to find in these parts. I know you will love them.”


I told him, “No! I will open them later, when I’m home and settled. I want to savor them. Slowly and patiently.”


But something deeply intrigued me. So I asked him, ‘Why did you get me all this?’ He then proceeded to tell me, “Simply because I think you deserve this and much more.” I wasn’t very convinced, so I asked him, “Really? Is it not because it was my birthday a few days ago?”


He told me, “It was your birthday? Why didn’t you tell me? I didn’t know.”


I looked at him speechless and with my eyes a little misty. I don’t know if he saw the pain and untold stories in my eyes that day, but he went on to say, “You deserve every beautiful thing in this world.”


I just looked at him quietly. Deeply moved and speechless. I didn’t know what to tell him. But in my mind I kept thinking, ‘Wow! Wow! God still does create them like this! God you still make them this way, there is Hope for humanity after all.”


That day, as I meditated on the events that had happened, the word, Kindness took on a whole new meaning.
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There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4:18-19

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

1 Corinthians 13:4


Jules


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“My heart goes out to you, and I long to see you all coming constantly to God for a fresh supply of love.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Joy is love exalted; peace is love in response; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in tough situations; and temperance is love in training.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Temperance is love in training.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“There has never been a time in my life when I felt that I could take a gun and shoot down a fellow-being. In this respect I am a Quaker.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“His is a loving, tender hand, full of sympathy and compassion.”

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“The Spirit of God first imparts love; He next inspires hope, and then gives liberty; and that is about the last thing we have in a good many of our churches at the present time.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Lying covers a multitude of sins – temporarily.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“If we have got the true love of God shed abroad in our hearts, we will show it in our lives. We will not have to go up and down the earth proclaiming it. We will show it in everything we say or do.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“I tell you there is one thing that draws above everything else in this world, and that is love.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“I never knew up to that time that God loved us so much. This heart of mine began to thaw out; I could not keep back the tears. I just drank it in…I tell you there is one thing that draws above everything else in the world and that is love.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Faith makes all things possible … love makes all things easy.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“The measure of a man is not how many servants he has but how many men he serves.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“If you can really make a man believe you love him, you have won him; and if I could only make people really believe that God loves them, what a rush we would see for the kingdom of God!”

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“The Gospel of John opens with Jesus Christ in the bosom of God, and closes with the sinner in the bosom of Jesus Christ.”

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“The world does not understand theology or dogma, but it understands love and sympathy.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful.”

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“A good example is far better than a good precept.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“No matter how low down you are; no matter what your disposition has been; you may be low in your thoughts, words, and actions; you may be selfish; your heart may be overflowing with corruption and wickedness; yet Jesus will have compassion upon you. He will speak comforting words to you; not treat you coldly or spurn you, as perhaps those of earth would, but will speak tender words, and words of love and affection and kindness. Just come at once. He is a faithful friend – a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“The last business of Christ’s life was the saving of a poor penitent thief.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Grace means undeserved kindness. It is the gift of God to man the moment he sees he is unworthy of God’s favor.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“It is a wonderful fact that men and women saved by the blood of Jesus rarely remain subjects of charity, but rise at once to comfort and respectability… I never saw a man who put Christ first in his life that wasn’t successful.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Character is what a man is in the dark.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“The reward of service is more service.”

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“Jesus came from heaven down to earth. He left all grandeur behind Him, He passed by palaces and thrones-to be born in a manger! He was born lowly, that He might raise men up to God. The poor have a friend in Jesus. If no one else loves them, He loves them. He came to give them liberty, to proclaim to them the gospel of God’s grace.”

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“Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land tomorrow.”

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“A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”

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“I went to preaching again. The sermons were not different; I did not present any new truths, and yet hundreds were converted. I would not now be placed back where I was before that blessed experience if you should give me all the world – it would be as dust in the balance.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Lust is the devil’s counterfeit for love. There is nothing more beautiful on earth than a pure love and there is nothing so blighting as lust.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Every one of our children will be brought into the ark, if we pray and work earnestly for them.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Whatever you love more than God is your idol.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“Right now I’m having so much trouble with D.L. Moody that I don’t have time to find fault with the other fellow.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“A worker must win the hearts and affections of the people before he can do any effective work.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“If we do not commend the Gospel to people by our holy walk and conversation, we shall not win them to Christ. Some little act of kindness will perhaps do more to influence them than any number of long sermons.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“A great many people wonder why it was that Christ did not come at once to Martha and Mary, whom He loved, whenever He heard of their affliction. It was to try them, and it is the same with His dealings toward us. If He seems not to come to us in our affliction, it is only to test us.”

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“God has two thrones, on in the highest heavens, the other in the lowliest heart.”

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“The voice of sin is loud, but the voice of forgiveness is louder.”

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“If we do not love one another, we certainly shall not have much power with God in prayer.”

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“I thank God that the gospel is to be preached to every creature. There is no man so far gone, but the grace of God can reach him; no man so desperate or black, but He can forgive him.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“I never yet have known the Spirit of God to work where the Lord’s people were divided.”

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“I now opened my Bible and began to study, and faith has been growing ever since.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“What makes the Dead Sea dead? Because it is all the time receiving, never giving out anything. Why is it that many Christians are cold? Because they are all the time receiving, never giving out anything.”

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“If you can’t see His way past the tears, trust His heart.”

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“What we want is to be real. Let us not appear to be more than we are. Don’t let us put on any cant, any assumed humility, but let us be real; that is the delight of God. God wants us to be real men and women, and if we profess to be what we are not, God knows all about us.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


Thanks be to God, there is hope to-day; this very hour you can choose Him and serve Him.”

Dwight Lyman Moody


“If you do not feel a fervent love and profound pity for humanity, be assured that the gift of Christian eloquence has been denied you. You will not win souls, neither will you acquire that most excellent of earthly sovereignties – sovereignty over human hearts….Love is irresistible.”

Dwight Lyman Moody



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“There must be knowledge of God before there can be love to God: there must be a knowledge of divine things, as they are revealed, before there can be an enjoyment of them.”

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“Love is an exotic; it is not a plant which will flourish naturally in human soil, it must be watered from above. Love to Jesus is a flower of a delicate nature, and if it received no nourishment but that which could be drawn from the rock of our hearts it would soon wither.”

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“In the Salem of our peaceful hearts, the name of Jesus is great beyond compare: He has won our love, and He shall wear it.”

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Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.”

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“God could not have given this promise, except from love and grace; therefore it is quite certain his Word will be fulfilled.”

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“There is no physician like Him, none can save as He can; we love Him, and He loves us, and therefore we put ourselves into His hands, accept whatever he prescribes, and do whatever He bids.We feel that nothing can be wrongly ordered while He is the director of our affairs; for He loves us too well to let us perish, or suffer a single needless pang.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“O child of God, be more careful to keep the way of the Lord, more concentrated in heart in seeking His glory, and you will see the loving-kindness and the tender mercy of the Lord in your life.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“He who does not hate the false does not love the true; and he to whom it is all the same whether it be God’s word or man’s, is himself unrenewed at heart.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“My Lord, I leave the infinite to Thee, and pray Thee to put far from me such a love for the tree of knowledge as might keep me from the tree of life.”

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“Love and self-denial for the object loved go hand-in-hand. If I profess to love a certain person, and yet will neither give my silver nor my gold to relieve his wants, nor in any way deny myself comfort or ease for his sake, such love is contemptible; it wears the name, but lacks the reality of love: true love must be measured by the degree to which the person loving will be willing to subject himself to crosses and losses, to suffering and self-denials. After all, the value of a thing in the market is what a man will give for it, and you must estimate the value of a man’s love by that which he is willing to give up for it.”

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“Love should give wings to the feet of service, and strength to the arms of labour.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Oh, the stoop of the Redeemer’s amazing love! Let us, henceforth, contend how low we can go side by side with Him, but remember when we have gone to the lowest He descends lower still, so that we can truly feel that the very lowest place is too high for us, because He has gone lower still.”

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“I would not give a penny for your love to the truth if it is not accompanied with a hearty hatred of error.”

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“For the least love to God, and the simplest act  of obedience to him, are better than the profoundest knowledge. My  Lord, I leave the infinite to thee, and pray thee to put far from me  such a love for the tree of knowledge as might keep me from the tree of  life.”

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“Slavish fear brings not back the backslider to God, but the sweet wooings of love allure him to Jesus’ bosom.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“You must be conquerors through him who hath loved you, if conquerors at all. Our laurels must grow among his olives in Gethsemane.”

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“I bear my witness that the worst days I have ever had have turned out to be my best days. And when God has seemed most cruel to me he has then been most kind. If there is anything in this world for which I would bless him more than for anything else it is for pain and affliction. I am sure that in these things the richest tenderest love has been manifested to me. Our Father’s wagons rumble most heavily when they are bringing us the richest freight of the bullion of his grace. Love letters from heaven are often sent in black-edged envelopes. The cloud that is black with horror is big with mercy. Fear not the storm. It brings healing in its wings and when Jesus is with you in the vessel the tempest only hastens the ship to its desired haven.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Jesus does not cherish an offense, loving us as well after the offense as before it.”

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“No dependence can be placed upon our natural qualities, or our spiritual attainments; but God abideth faithful. He is faithful in His love; He knows no variableness, neither shadow of turning. He is faithful to His purpose; He doth not begin a work and then leave it undone. He is faithful to His relationships; as a Father He will not renounce His children, as a friend He will not deny His people, as a Creator He will not forsake the work of His own hands.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Shame on our cold hearts! We are but poor lovers of our sweet Lord Jesus, not fit to be his servants, much less to be his brides, and yet he hath exalted us to be bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh, married to him by a glorious marriage covenant. Herein is love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“God loves the church with a love too deep for human imagination: He loves her with all His infinite heart. Therefore let her sons be of good courage; she cannot be far from prosperity.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Wean our heart from every creature Thee to love and Thee alone.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“God’s Fatherly prerogative, ” is a kingly attribute so sweetly veiled in love, that the King’s crown is forgotten in the King’s face, and His sceptre becomes, not a rod of iron, but a silver sceptre of mercy—the sceptre indeed seems to be forgotten in the tender hand of Him who wields it.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Nothing but the infinite can ever satisfy me; I am such a great sinner that I must have infinite merit to wash my sin away;” but we have had our sin removed, and found that there was merit to spare; we have had our hunger relieved at the feast of sacred love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“To have sweet sleep we must have sweet lives, sweet tempers, sweet meditations, and sweet love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“O, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall it have a cold love in return? Shall Jesus’ marvellous lovingkindness and tender care meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment? O my soul, tune thy harp to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go to thy rest rejoicing, for thou art no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by thy Lord.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss.”

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“To trust him is the sure way to every blessing, and he is worthy of the most implicit confidence; but unbelief makes them prefer the cold porches of Bethesda to the warm bosom of his love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Love for God is obedience; love for God is holiness. To love God and to love man is to be conformed to the image of Christ, and this is salvation.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“But, Lord, we have yet another burden — it is that we ourselves do not love Thee as we should.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Men will allow God to be everywhere but on his throne. They will allow him to be in his workshop to fashion worlds and make stars. They will allow Him to be in His almonry to dispense His alms and bestow his bounties. they will allow Him to sustain the earth and bear up the pillars thereof, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the ever-moving ocean; but when God ascends Hes throne, His creatures then gnash their teeth. And we proclaim an enthroned God, and His right to do as He wills with His own, to dispose of His creatures as He thinks well, without consulting them in the matter; then it is that we are hissed and execrated, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on His throne is not the God they love. But it is God upon the throne that we love to preach. It is God upon His throne whom we trust.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Christ loved the sons of men before there were sons of men, and me before there was me. If he was going to get tired of me, he would have done so before now.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Then no attribute of God can cease to be engaged for us. Is he mighty? He will show himself strong on the behalf of them that trust him. Is he love? Then with lovingkindness will he have mercy upon us. Whatever attributes may compose the character of Deity, every one of them to its fullest extent shall be engaged on our side.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“But, Lord, we have yet another burden — it is that we ourselves do not love Thee as we should.”

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“The more unworthy you feel yourself to be, the more evidence have you that nothing but unspeakable love could have led the Lord Jesus to save such a soul as yours. The more demerit you feel, the clearer is the display of the abounding love of God in having chosen you, and called you, and made you an heir of bliss.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“I feel myself to be a lump of unworthiness, a mass of corruption, and a heap of sin, apart from His almighty love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“May the Lord bring us in contemplation to Calvary, then our position will no longer be that of the pompous man of pride, but we shall take the humble place of one who loves much because much has been forgiven him. Pride cannot live beneath the cross. Let us sit there and learn our lesson, and then rise and carry it into practice.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Though you wear your fingers to the bone with service, weep your eyes out with repentance, make your knees hard with kneeling, and dry your throat with shouting, if your heart does not beat with love, your religion falls to the ground like a withered leaf in autumn.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Humiliation of soul always brings a positive blessing with it. If we empty our hearts of self, God will fill them with his love.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Our gifts are very pleasant to Him. He loves to see us lay our time, our talents, our substance on the altar not for the value of what we give, but for the sake of the motive from which the gift springs.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Is not the gospel its own sign and wonder? Is not this a miracle of miracles, that ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish’? Surely that precious word, ‘Whosoever will, let him come and take the water of life freely’ and that solemn promise, ‘Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out,’ are better than signs and wonders! A truthful Saviour ought to be believed. He is truth itself. Why will you ask proof of the veracity of One who cannot lie?”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“There is no repentance where a man can talk lightly of sin, much less where he can speak tenderly and lovingly of it.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Zeal–what is it? How shall I describe it? Possess it, and you will know what it is. Be consumed with love for Christ, and let the flame burn continuously, not flaming up at public meetings and dying out in the routine work of every day.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“The intensity of the love of the upright is not so much to be judged by what it appears as by what the upright long for. It is our daily lament that we cannot love enough.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Oh, blessed trust! To trust Him . . . whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be confounded, and whose perfect goodness can never know a diminution!”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“Come in, O strong and deep love of Jesus, like the sea at the flood in spring tides, cover all my powers, drown all my sins, wash out all my cares, lift up my earth bound soul, and float it right up to my Lord’s feet, and there let me lie, a poor broken shell, washed up by his love, having no virtue or value; and only venturing to whisper to him that if he will put his ear to me, he will hear within my heart faint echoes of the vast waves of his own love which have brought me where it is my delight to lie, even at his feet for ever.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


“That same spirit which makes us love the praise of men makes us dread the threats of men. You cannot be pleased with the adulation of mankind without becoming fearful of tour censure.”

Charles Haddon Spurgeon



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For a long time we have been told and taught that, “Home is where the heart is found is.” Another variation to this idea was the notion that home was a place or a location.  Some place to put our heads when exhausted and tired. Some spot to put our legs at the end of a long day. A refugee away from the cares of life. An area to find peace and to relax.

For a long time we have been told and taught that, “Home is where the heart is found is.” Another variation to this idea was the notion that home was a place or a location.  Some place to put our heads when exhausted and tired. Some spot to put our legs at the end of a long day. A refugee away from the cares of life. An area to find peace and to relax.

Yet other people told us home was a soul. And the idea and philosophical school of thought on soulmates especially philosophized by Plato and his friend Aristophanes was popularized by literature. We started thinking that home was a  soulmate. We therefore started searching for soul mates. In the hope that when we finally found our soulmate, we could finally find home and thus belonging and understanding.

But home is not a heart, it is not a mind, it is not a soul or a body.

Home Is A Spirit.

And the spirit is so strong that you don’t have to be in the same location with another person to feel the electromagnetic waves and forces of it’s might and work in action.

The spirit is able to find another individual anywhere in this world. You cannot hide from the spirit.

I mean are there no couples who share the same house, sleep in the same bed, but are strangers? Couples who speak to themselves daily but they can not understand themselves or are unable to communicate?

Of course this kind of disequilibrium often leads to unhappy homes full of chaos and confusion because there is often misunderstanding and a lack of communication.

And in some instances these differences lead to cheating and unfaithfulness even when the said couple share three meals a day and sleep together at night.

Because while their bodies maybe in the same place, their spirits are communing with another spirit.

However in the same vein, we have couples, physically away from each other for various reasons but with the most beautiful kind of connections because their spirits commune with each other.

Believers in Jesus Christ of Nazareth have the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is home for believers in Jesus. He is everything we need. When you have the Holy spirit, there is nothing you can lack. The Holy Spirit brings peace, self-control, joy, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, forbearance, meekness and love.

The Holy Spirit is the one who keep’s believer couples glued together for life. The Holy Spirit is the one who helps couples manage to overcome the various storms of life together as part of a team. Without the Holy Spirit holding families and relationships together, they invariably crumble.

What the Apostle Paul greatly summarizes in Galatians as the Fruit of the Spirit:

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, we must also follow the Spirit. 26 We must not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Galatians 5:22-26

On the other side of the divide, the same way we have the Holy Spirit, we also have evil spirits.

Evil spirits keep occult couples and unions together. It sounds unbelievable but it is what it is.

There are two Kingdoms in the spiritual. The Kingdom of light and the the Kingdom of darkness.

There are occult couples who stay together for life. They too are able to communicate in the spirit. How? Through evil spirits who are a counterfeit to the Holy Spirit.

I understand this leaves a third category of individuals. These are the people who are blind or asleep.

What side do they belong?

Well, that is why there is a raging war and battle in the spiritual.

It is to determine where these individuals will end up.

In the Kingdom of light or in the Kingdom of darkness.

Jules

Is Lying To Those We Cherish Part Of Love – Exploring Love In The New Age

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Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius say a song titled, “Lying In Love With You.” One of the lines in the song goes like, “Won’t hurt to tell a white lie or two . When I’m lying in love with you.”

“The idea that lying occurs in all intimate relationships may be hard to accept. What may be even harder to acknowledge is that some of those lies may actually be necessary for love to thrive.” writes Dr. Randi Gunther a clinical psychologist and marriage counselor in an article where she seems to be justifying and encouraging lying in relationships and marriage.

Love has become a very misunderstood concept in today’s world and the new age.

In New age teachings of these times, the different kinds of guides will keep giving people pieces of advice like, “If you love someone and telling them the truth hurts them then you are better off lying.”

These kinds of counsel  are wrong on all levels because they condone and justify deception.

Once we start justifying sin and making excuses for it, it doesn’t take long before it becomes a habit, a culture and the norm.

Furthermore, many feel lust and assume it’s love. Many are infatuated and call it love.

The people of Corinth in Paul’s time were confusing love with other phenomenon and this chaos is what compelled Paul to write them 1 Corinthians 13 to explain what love is.

If it lacks truth, then it’s not love.

If it’s filled with deceit then it’s not love.

If you find yourself constantly telling lies, then you don’t have love.

Love is Truth. If it has no truth, then it is another phenomenon.

God Is Love
God Is Truth

The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:8
And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.

1 John 4:16
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

Let us stop justifying sin and calling it love! Let us not allow the enemy to defile and pollute godly unions, relationships and marriages.

I pray we can all walk in the Power of Love which is Truth.

Jules

Your Love Should Be Zealous And Passionate – Exploring Love In The New Age

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Your Love Should Be Zealous And Passionate – Exploring Love In The New Age.

In the new age that we live in, love has grown cold and numb. Often times, most people just go through the motions of loving others. People who love passionately are often shunned and called denigrating names like radicals, fanatics, weirdos etc.

But love should be passionate, hot and zealous for it to be effective and long lasting.

In fact God’s love is passionate and zealous. And the bible verse below which is found in the book of Isaiah, show’s us what things hot, zealous and passionate love can accomplish.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
Wonderful,
Counsellor,
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end,
upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom,
to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice
from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 9:6-7

Power, earth transformative changes can occur when we do things passionately and zealously.

There is a lot we can learn from God on how to love passionately and with zeal.

God’s zeal and passion for mankind led him to leave his heavenly throne and become a man.

What honor he bestowed onto us.

What a gift he gave us.

What a privilege to be so loved by him.

We too can take from the example of Jesus. We can choose to love God and other people passionately and with zeal. Let’s not allow the world or our circumstances to make our love grow cold.

Let’s not become lukewarm in a world that tries so desperately to extinguish the fire with in.

“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.

Revelation 3:15

Jules

Questions And Answers About Marriage – Holy Matrimony – Wedlock

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What is the current definition of being married?

Our definition of marriage: A formal union, marriage is a social, and legal contract between two individuals that unites their lives legally, economically, and emotionally. … Being married also gives legitimacy to sexual relations within the marriage. The Spruce 


What is the original definition of marriage?

Etymology. The word “marriage” derives from Middle English mariage, which first appears in 1250–1300 CE. This in turn is derived from Old French, marier (tomarry), and ultimately Latin, marītāre, meaning to provide with a husband or wife and marītāri meaning to get married. Wikipedia 





What are the basic functions of marriage?

It is a social contract of two opposite sexes for the satisfaction of physical, biological, social, psychological and spiritual needs of males and females. It leads to the formation of family and the procreation of children. Sexual relationship and production of children are the basic aim of marriage. Study Lecture Notes 


What does marriage legally mean?

Definition of MarriageMarriage is the legal union of two people, who are joined together after they obtain a marriage license from their state and take part in a ceremony. … In some states, couples can become legally married without a license or ceremony. Nolo 


What is the true meaning of marriage?

Five Facets of the True Meaning of Marriage. … But generally, everyone understands that the meaning of marriage is when two people make a public pledge or commitment to live together and share their lives in a way that is recognized legally, socially and sometimes religiously. Marriage


What does marriage symbolize?

Probably the most obvious of all marriage symbols, the engagement ring and the wedding band represent commitment and the faithful love two people share. The circle, an international symbol of marriage, represents infinity or everlasting love. Everyday Health 





What is marriage life?

A happy marriage constitutes of two people who love each other very much and are committed to bringing out the best in each other. A great marriage also has an environment of positive energy where gratitude and appreciation for each other are freely flowing. … A happy married life is what is in for store for you. Marriage 


Is a marriage religious?

Marriage has historically occurred to join two people and two families. In many cultures, it’s more of a business transaction than being about love and commitment. … The wedding ceremony is often based on religious belief and practice, but marriage itself is a civil institution. News Times 


What are the keys to a happy marriage?

  • Love/Commitment. At its core, love is a decision to be committed to another person. …
  • Sexual Faithfulness. …
  • Humility. …
  • Patience/Forgiveness. …
  • Time. …
  • Honesty and Trust. …
  • Communication. …
  • Selflessness. Becoming Minimalist 

What does marriage mean in the Bible?

The Bible Defines Marriage as a Covenant. God sketched his original plan formarriage in Genesis 2:24 when one man (Adam) and one woman (Eve) united together to become one flesh: Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. ThoughtCo


What are the types of marriage?

In general there are two types: civil marriage and religious marriage, and typically marriages employ a combination of both (religious marriages must often be licensed and recognized by the state, and conversely civil marriages, while not sanctioned under religious law, are nevertheless respected). Wikipedia 





What is a happy marriage?

happy marriage is a cocktail of open communication, honesty, hard work, and a whole lotta love. … “In a happy marriage, two people share things equally,” says another married woman. “It doesn’t sound romantic, but I’m honestly happybecause my husband does the dishes and the laundry as often as I do. Brides 


What is marriage blessing?

The Blessing of the Marriage is the conclusion to a wedding ceremony and comes just before the bride and groom are pronounced husband and wife. OfficiantEric 


What is the importance of marriage?

It also provides an opportunity to grow in selflessness as you serve your wife and children. Marriage is more than a physical union; it is also a spiritual and emotional union. This union mirrors the one between God and His Church. AllProDad 


What are the characteristics of marriage?

  • Ownership: Taking Responsibility. Often, couples believe their problems are the result of the other person’s actions. …
  • Hope: Believing that Good Ultimately Triumphs. The foundation of hope is belief. …
  • Empathy: Walking in your Spouse’s Shoes. …
  • Forgiveness: Healing the Wounds. …
  • Commitment: Loving for Life.  Mark Merrill 

Is marriage an institution?

That is, marriage is the union of a man and woman as husband and wife to provide any children of that union with a father and a mother. … As Roberts explained: “When the institution of marriage developed historically, people didn’t get around and say let’s have this institution, but let’s keep out homosexuals. Heritage





What are the forms of marriage?

  • The main forms of marriage are: Monogamy: …
  • There are three basic forms of polygamy:
  • (a) Polygyny: It refers to plurality of wives or having more than one wife at the same time. …
  • (b) Polyandry: …
  • (c) Group Marriage:  Your Article Library 

Are you legally married after living together for years?

Despite much belief to the contrary, the length of time you live together does not by itself determine whether a common law marriage exists. No state law or court decision says seven years or ten years of cohabitation is all that is needed for a common law marriage. It’s only one factor the court may consider. Nolo


Do married people live longer?

Men, marriage, and mortality. … Men who have marital partners also live longerthan men without spouses; men who marry after age 25 get more protection than those who tie the knot at a younger age, and the longer a man stays married, the greater his survival advantage over his unmarried peers. Health 


What are the benefits of getting married?

  • It makes you richer. …
  • There are better tax benefits. …
  • There are health insurance benefits. …
  • Married people have lower stress. …
  • Married couples are less likely to be depressed. …
  • People with a spouse are less likely to engage in risky behavior. …
  • They have better outcomes after major surgery. …
  • They are more likely to survive cancer.  The List 

Are you legally married with just a marriage license?

marriage certificate is a document that proves you are married. Typically, couples obtain a marriage license, hold the wedding ceremony, and then have the person who performed the ceremony file a marriage certificate in the appropriate county office within a few days. … This is often done just after the ceremony. Family 


What does getting married in a dream mean?

Getting married in a dream. To dream you are getting married may represent your commitment to or partnership with someone or something. May represent a union or merging of the masculine and feminine aspects of yourself. May be wish fulfillment, if you desire to get married in waking life. Dreamscloud


Do you pay less tax if you are married?

Taxes and the Family. A couple incurs a marriage penalty if the two pay more income tax filing jointly as a married couple than they would pay if they were single and filed as individuals. Conversely, a couple receives a marriage bonus if they pay less tax filing jointly than they would if they were single. Tax Policy Center 





What is a purpose of marriage?

The Purpose of Marriage is Not Procreation. … Having children, therefore, is the fulfillment and meaning of marriage. A natural response is to ask about the legitimacy of marriages for infertile couples, given the assumption that procreation both defines and fulfills marriage, and the Declaration has an answer. Huffington Post 


How can I propose marriage?

  1. Make sure that you’re both ready for marriage. Before you take the plunge, you should know if you’re really ready to be with your special someone for the long haul. …
  2. Pick the right ring. Before you propose, you have to choose the right ring. …
  3. Pick the right time. …
  4. Pick the perfect location. …
  5. Ask the right way.  WikiHow 

What it means to be married?

What Does Commitment Mean In A Marriage? … It’s a commitment to be willing to do whatever it takes to make the marriage work, and that means there are going to be many times when you’re just not going to get your way. And you’re going to have to be OK with it, they say. Huffington Post 


What a marriage is all about?

All About MarriageMarriage is the process by which two people make their relationship public, official, and permanent. It is the joining of two people in a bond that putatively lasts until death, but in practice is increasingly cut short by divorce. … And no marriage is free of conflict. Psychology Today 


What is meant by early marriage?

Early marriage, or child marriage, is defined as the marriage or union between two people in which one or both parties are younger than 18 years of age. … Parents often feel that a young girl is an economic burden and therefore wish to marry off their young daughters before they become an economic liability. K4Health


How can u make ur husband happy?

  1. Show respect. Make sure your husband knows that he is your number one. …
  2. Show interest in his hobbies. This doesn’t mean you have to be with him every time he plays basketball with his buddies. …
  3. Have sex. …
  4. Do something unexpected. …
  5. Be yourself, all the time. …
  6. Let it go. …
  7. Take care of him. …
  8. Don’t nag.  PairedLife 

How do I make my wife happy?

  1. Tell her you love her. Cliché, you say? …
  2. Build her up. …
  3. Give her some space. …
  4. Look nice for her. …
  5. Don’t make her hangry. …
  6. Be faithful to her. …
  7. Know what she (really) likes. …
  8. Think about her.   Famifi 

How can I have a successful marriage?

  1. Remind your partner (and yourself) that you appreciate them. …
  2. Say thank you for the little things. …
  3. Practice honesty, even when you’re ashamed. …
  4. Take care of your appearance. …
  5. Foster relationships outside your marriage. …
  6. Watch your words. …
  7. Put away the jumper cables yourself. …
  8. Relish the silence.   Huffington Post 

What qualities make a good wife?

  • She shares your beliefs. When it comes to finding your wife, I’ve heard “equally yoked.” …
  • She makes you a better man. …
  • She’s trustworthy. …
  • She has ambition. …
  • She’s selfless. …
  • She’s attractive. …
  • She’s smart. …
  • She loves you unconditionally.   Goodguyswag 

What does Bible say about marriage?

Ephesians 5:25: “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.” Genesis 2:24: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”  The Knot


What is the definition of marriage vows?

The promises a couple make to each other in a marriage ceremony. The aim would be to make couples think more seriously about their responsibilities before they make their wedding vows. Collins English DictionaryCollins Dictionary 


What is the meaning of ghost marriage?

In Sudan, a ghost marriage is a marriage where a deceased groom is replaced by his brother. The brother serves as a stand in to the bride, and any resulting children are considered children of the deceased spouse. Wikipedia 


What is the most common type of marriage in the world?

Monogamy. Monogamy is a form of marriage in which one man marries the woman. It is most common form of the marriage found among in the societies around the world. Sociology Guide 


How do you keep your marriage alive?

  1. Break your routine.
  2. Surprise your spouse.
  3. Don’t get bogged down with chores.
  4. Ditch the distractions for an hour.
  5. Try new things together.
  6. Stay connected.   Live About 

How long is a church wedding?

A Guide to a Typical Wedding Timeline. A very simple ceremony with no readings, special wording or photographs can be as short as 10 minutes. However most ceremonies usually take approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Most couples tend to have photos at the Church after the service. GTB


What is the concept of marriage?

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage). Wikipedia 


What are the characteristics of a healthy marriage?

  • Mutual respect. Respect is one of the most important healthy relationship characteristics. …
  • Spending time together. When you have free time you look for ways to spend it with your mate. …
  • Open communication. …
  • Sexual compatibility. …
  • Support. …
  • Trust. …
  • Confidence. …
  • You like each other.  Marriage 

What is the meaning of love marriage?

Love marriage is a term used primarily in South Asia, especially in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, to describe a marriage where the individuals love each other and get married with or without consent of their parents. There is no clear definition of love marriage. Wikipedia 


What is the meaning of void marriage?

void marriage is a marriage which is unlawful or invalid under the laws of the jurisdiction where it is entered. A void marriage is “one that is void and invalid from its beginning. It is as though the marriage never existed and it requires no formality to terminate.”  Wikipedia 


How many types of Hindu marriages are there?

There are eight different types of Hindu marriages according to Manusmriti, the law of Manu although not all of them have religious sanction. These marriages are: 1.BRAHMA VIVAAH: Considered to be the best marriage where the boy and girl belonged to same varna and came belonged to good families.  Quora 


Who ordain’s marriage?

A clergy person (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.) is someone who is ordained by a religious organization to marry two people. A judge, notary public, justice of the peace, and certain other public servants often solemnize marriages as part of their job responsibilities.  Bustle 


What are the health benefits of marriage?

  • Less chance of heart attacks. Credit: Alamy. …
  • Encourages safer behaviour. Credit: Getty. …
  • Less chance of strokes. Credit: Getty. …
  • Lower stress levels. Credit: Alamy. …
  • Higher chance of recovering from major surgery. Credit: Alamy. …
  • Less chance of developing mental illness. Credit: Getty. …
  • Better sleep. Credit: Alamy. …
  • You live for longer.  Telegraph 

What does Levirate marriage mean?

Levirate marriage is a type of marriage in which the brother of a deceased man isobliged to marry his brother’s widow. The term levirate is itself a derivative of the Latin word levir meaning “husband’s brother”. Wikipedia 



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Questions And Answers About Love

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Questions And Answers About Love.


What is the definition of God’s love?

Love of God can mean either love for God or love by God. … The Greek term theophilia means the love or favour of God, and theophilos means friend of God, originally in the sense of being loved by God or loved by the gods; but is today sometimes understood in the sense of showing love for God. Wikipedia 


What is love in the Bible?

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8


What are the different styles and kinds of love?

“Eros” or Erotic Love. The first kind of love is Eros, which is named after the Greek god of love and fertility. …
“Philia” or Affectionate Love. …
“Storge” or Familiar Love. …
“Ludus” or Playful Love. …
“Mania” or Obsessive Love. …
“Pragma” or Enduring Love. …
“Philautia” or Self Love. …
“Agape” or Selfless Love.  LonerWolf 


What are the signs of love?

  • Give and take in love. …
  • Pure happiness. …
  • Pain and anger. …
  • You make sacrifices for their happiness or wellbeing even if they may not realise it.
  • The right effort. …
  • You can’t hurt them. …
  • You keep your promises. …
  • When you truly love your partner, you see them as part of your life and your future.  Risings 

What defines love in a relationship?

  • 1. A strong feeling of affection and concern toward another person, as that arising from kinship or close friendship.
  • 2. A strong feeling of affection and concern for another person accompanied by sexual attraction. Free Dictionary 

Can you explain love?

Love isn’t the easiest of emotions to describe but here are 20 quotes that will helpyou try! Although love is an emotion that can‘t be easily explained, it is the seed to other growing emotions; whether it’s anger, sadness or happiness. All those emotions are evoked from some type of loveYour Tango 


What is God’s love called?

Agape (Ancient Greek ἀγάπη, agapē) is a Greco-Christian term referring to love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God“. … Within Christianity, agape is considered to be the love originating from God or Christ for mankind.  Wikipedia 


Is love a real emotion?

Yet real love is a steadfast promise that repeats itself endlessly through life and beyond death. Love does not increase or decrease in response to its environment, and it does not change with the changing winds. Love is not an emotion; it doesn’t behave the way emotions do. Real love is in a category of its own. Karla Mclaren 


What do I love in a relationship?

Attraction without closeness is more like a crush or infatuation. You’re attracted to someone physically but don’t know the person well enough yet to feel the closeness that comes from sharing personal experiences and feelings. Romantic love is when attraction and closeness are combined. KidsHealth 


What are the languages of love?

  • Words of affirmation. According to Dr. Chapman, this language uses words to affirm other people. …
  • Quality time. This language is all about giving the other person your undivided attention. …
  • Receiving gifts. …
  • Acts of service. …
  • Physical touch.  SheKnows 

Is love a real thing?

Love has many permutations, but romantic love is very real. It causes us to move mountains and change the course of our lives. It can break up an existing relationship, and can alter your priorities. … Love is a human construct, and therefore is actually a real thing. Quora 


Is jealousy part of love?

Yes it is. Jealousy is a part of Love. It sounds paradoxical and yet it is the truth. It is important not to confuse envy with jealousy though.


What are some qualities of love?

  • Effortless and Eternal Attraction. When we are truly in love with someone, we discover moments of love and affection in the most normal of situations. …
  • Mutual Respect. …
  • Acceptance. …
  • Selflessness. …
  • Trust. …
  • Healing. …
  • Growth. …
  • Companionship.  Elite Daily 

What is playful love?

Or a couple of lovers. There’s something about the playful connection between them – the way they respond to each other, pay attention to each other, lead each other to happy places and people and things – that makes you think of love. They’re having fun together. A very certain kind of fun. A Playful Path 


What is love affection?

Affection, attraction, infatuation, or fondness is a “disposition or state of mind or body” that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, and state of being. Wikipedia 


What is infatuation how does it differ from love?

The difference between infatuation vs love is that infatuation is a short-lived passion for someone whereas love is a deep affection for someone that lasts the test of time. … If you’ve only known the person for a short time, then it isinfatuation vs loveLove takes a while to develop. Ilanelanzen 


What words describe love?


Is love a feeling or a choice?

Love is a Choice More than a Feeling. Most of us tend to focus on falling in loveand use the feeling of love to determine the duration of a relationship. Falling inlove is easy to do, almost effortless, but losing that loving feeling is not that hard to do, either. … Feelings, however, can be fleeting. PsychCentral 


Can you stop loving someone if you truly loved them?

The relationship might have ended, but all the feelings that came with it usually insist on following you around. I‘ve been there, so much so that I never really stopped loving the last person I was in love with. … “[You] may never stop lovingthe person,” says Dr. Brenner, “but you‘re not in love.”  Elite Daily 


Can love be proven?

Here are 6 scientifically proven facts about love. While chemistry and passion are a crucial component of love, they are not enough on their own. … Love is a long-term drive. Lust for one person doesn’t last for hours, months and years without stopping.  The Anatomy Of Love 


Is love a chemical?

Researchers say this is due to the dopamine, norepinephrine and phenylethylamine we’re releasing. Dopamine is thought to be the “pleasure chemical,” producing a feeling of bliss. Norepinephrine is similar to adrenaline and produces the racing heart and excitement.  How Stuff Works 


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God’s Love Is A Holistic Covering Over Your Heart, Body, Soul, Spirit And Mind.

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God’s Love Is A Holistic Covering Over Your Heart, Body, Soul, Spirit And Mind.

Below are awesome bible scriptures to remind you that God’s love is a great covering over our whole being.

God doesn’t love just one part of you. He loves everything about you. You are precious and deeply cherished.

So, anytime you are going through a difficult patch in life or you are feeling unloved, just remember God loves all of you, all the time and for ever.

God’s love over your Heart:

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 14:27

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

God’s love over your Body:

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said,

Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,

Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Matthew 26:26-28

God’s love over your Soul:

Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.

Psalms 62:5-6

God’s love over your Spirit:

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

John 6:63

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

John 14:26

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:14

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control.

Galatians 5:22-23

God’s love over your Mind:

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

Isaiah 26:3

“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.

Luke 12:29-30

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7

God’s love over our Soul, Spirit, Body, Mind and Heart:

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

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Redefining and Classifying Love – Types of Love – Exploring Love In The New Age

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Redefining and Classifying Love – Types of Love – Exploring Love In The New Age.

Over the years, I have heard love classified a variety of ways.

The most common psychology classification is the one in which love is grouped into seven categories.

I didn’t really believe any of those classifications as they didn’t make sense to me but for a few weeks now, a particular Bible passage has been niggling at the back of my mind.

 

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.”

Matthew 24:12

And it’s on the basis of that passage that I have come up with my own rendition on the classification and types of love.

  1. Hot Love
  2. Cold Love

  3. Lukewarm Love

Let’s consider these three types of love further:

Love type number 3:

Lukewarm Love:

I like to think of this as the worst kind of love. People with lukewarm love are the one’s who are neither here or there. They have no idea what they want. They are indecisive and wishy washy. When I consider it, I think it consists of lying and false lures.

Revelations has this to say further on Lukewarm Love.

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Revelation 3:15-16

Love type number 2:

 

Cold Love:

This is love with no passion, ardor or fire. It consists of people who are insensitive, unfeeling and have buried their emotions.

In Matthew 24:12, Jesus is not saying people will not be able to love. They will love, except that their love will be cold.

Love type number 1:

Hot Love:

This is the best kind of love. Jesus wants us burning hot with desire and passion for him, the gospel and other people. Hot love is heavenly, holy, and from the heart. It pushes us beyond our bounds to give our all. It changes people and situations.

Hot Love Liberates, Cold Love Numbs and Lukewarm Love Destroys.

I pray we can all have hot love and burn with passion for Jesus. Let us not allow our love to die.

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It Is Okay To Be Romantic – Romance Was Created By God And Not By The Devil

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It Is Okay To Be Romantic – Romance Was Created By God And Not By The Devil.

Jesus is the greatest romantic of all time. I therefore don’t understand believers who want to separate romance from love. There is nothing evil, wicked, weak and dark about romance.

It’s time we stopped giving the devil platitudes he has never earned.

Which devil has ever created true and genuine romance?
Of course the devil is always in the business of duplicates to dilute the original but it doesn’t take away from the true source.

People let’s be realistic and lets stop cheating God by giving away all his glory.

God created romance. Not the devil.
Forget Saint valentine and what the world, marketer’s and secularists preach and peddle.
Jesus’s romantic skills begin way back in Genesis, even before Man comes on the scene.

Look at the earth. The romance of flower petals and their fragrance. The romantic sounds streams and springs make as they flow by. The romantic whistling of birds chirping in the morning. The feel of a new born baby as you carry them. Our world is filled with romantic gestures created by God. If only we could open our eyes to appreciate his handiwork.

How do people think God continually expresses his love for us?
The evidence of his romantic displays are everywhere but clearly some people lack the ability to see and sense these displays. It is the only way we can explain the muteness, blindness and total lack of feeling to the splendor and magnificence of God’s romantic displays.

I pray that the Lord will open the eyes of the blind so that they can marvel and gaze at his romantic spendor.

Love goes hand in hand with romance. However, I personally believe that love comes before romance but they certainly flow together once they mesh. Not separately.

Now, countless times I have been accused of being sappy and emotional and an incurable romantic.

I used to shun the title, because I wanted to join the club of the unfeeling, insensitive and hard people.

However, one day, the Lord Jesus gently reminded me why he created me as a human being with all the dimensions possessed by humans including an emotional dimensional and not a Nephilim hybrid lacking some human components.

Anyhow, now I wear my incurable romantic label like a badge. I’m glad I can sense and feel deeply. The challenge is not my depth. The challenge is people’s superficiality.

Let’s be serious. A man who can beautifully, descriptively, delicately, creatively and poetically describe how he wants something as unromantic as lamp stands to be designed for him to be labelled unromantic is beyond me. Just beyond me!

Reading the scripture below, we can all certainly pick a leaf from the master romantic on how to be romantic.

33 Three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms are to be on one branch, three on the next branch, and the same for all six branches extending from the lampstand.
34 And on the lampstand there are to be four cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.
35 One bud shall be under the first pair of branches extending from the lampstand, a second bud under the second pair, and a third bud under the third pair—six branches in all.
36 The buds and branches shall all be of one piece with the lampstand, hammered out of pure gold.

Exodus 25:33-36

Jules

If You Find Yourself Alone Or Lonely I Hope You Are Met By Love

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Valentine’s day comes every year on February 14th.

Some people are blessed to have a partner, spouse, friends and family to celebrate with.

Others find themselves lonely or alone during this time.

For the lonely and alone, I pray you run to Jesus when you are feeling unloved, alone, lonely, uncared for or rejected.

The arms of Jesus are open wide to give you the love you desperately need and are searching for.

So, on this day, I send out love, light, hope, faith and prayers to all those who are alone, hurting, lonely and those searching for true love.

Jesus is true love!

And if you need proof of his love for you, just look to his cross.

His cross is awash with immeasurable words like:

You matter

You are loved

You are worthy

You are precious

You are awesome

You are beautiful

You are handsome

You are cherished

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4:7-11

I dedicate United Pursuit’s Song, Met By Love:

There is none, none like You
Who can know my heart like You do?
For all creation sings Your song
I will join with them, Declaring Your glory

There is none, none like You
Who can know my heart like You do?
For all creation sings Your song
I will join with them, declaring Your glory

We can run straight into Your arms, unafraid
‘Cause every time we need You, we’re met by love
And we can lift our hands to Heaven, full of faith
‘Cause every time we worship, we see Your face

We see Your face
We see Your face
We see Your face
We see Your face

There is no one like You, Lord
You, Lord
Oh, there is no one like You, Lord

John