How loved are you by God? Does God's love for me require me to be in His servitude? Is His love for me contingent on my good deeds? Will He ever curse me should I be disobedient to Him?
I'm sure these are some very valid questions to some of us out there.
The answer we seek is the Cross of Calvary. Please watch the short music video first before reading on.
"I See Love" by Third Day, soundtrack of The Passion.
I truly see Love on that rugged cross.
Can God love you so much that He gave His very best to be punished in your place? Yes because He is God. And HE can because He is a God of love.
We can use a phrase from the world to describe this: Love is not love till you give it away.
Can you and I do the same to our own child? To our own beloved flesh and blood? To punish your beloved one for someone else's sin?
This love is so amazing and incomprehensible that Paul called it a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Greeks.
22 For the Jews ask for a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;
23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness.
We declare to the world that Jesus Christ was crucified and rose again on the 3rd day conquering death, satan and hell, rising victoriously for us!
All that God has done for us was summed up on the cross, ALL His love for us was summed up on the cross, ALL His forgiveness, ALL His mercy, ALL His judgment was summed up on the cross. I used the word was because now we're living in the IS of God. He IS our Refuge, He IS our Shelter, He IS our Hiding place, He IS our Healing, He IS our Provider, He IS our Prosperity, He IS our Righteousness, He IS our Holiness. We're now IN Christ. Whatever GOD IS so are we!!! Amen! Hallelujah!
Now, that is love isn't it? UNCONDITIONAL, IRREVOCABLE, ETERNAL.
ALL that GOD IS, IS us now, the believer in Christ Jesus. He paid His own price of Judgment on His beloved Jesus.
Blessed ones, now Rejoice!
5 But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation(original Hebrew: Yeshua/Jesus).
Blessed is he who sees, blessed is he who hears.
Thank you Father that you hear me always! Father I rejoice in Your Yeshua!