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10/14/15 – One Hundred Percent Guarantee that God is love.

Written by Carlton L. Arnold

This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.  And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.  If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.  God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.  1 John 4:13-16

Reread each sentence carefully to receive the full impact of God’s voice through His Word.

God has given you His Spirit.  See John 14-16.  He gave you His Spirit as a down payment guaranteeing that all of His future promises will come true.  He has given you His Spirit so that you will KNOW that you live in God and God lives in you.  Because He has given you His Spirit, you can be assured that God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.  Let me be cautious with God’s Word.  It will be settled (100% guarantee) in your spirit that God sent His Son if you have the Spirit living in you.  Reread the previous sentence and truthfully answer the question within your own spirit.  Do you have a 100% guarantee of God sending His Son to be the Savior of the world?

 

The Spirit of God is Spirit.  Therefore, it is the Spirit moving in and around you doing and speaking spiritual things to you.  You will always be seeing God’s love and His being at work around you. You will always see others who are in need, and will sacrifice yourself to take care of that need.  A mental acknowledgement or emotional outburst is not proof that the Spirit is living in you.  Instead, a love for God and a motivation to serve others must originate with the Spirit, and it will consume your life.

By acknowledging that Jesus is the Son of God to others, you will know that God lives in you and you live in God.  This is a profoundly deep spiritual conviction that is so simple that children acknowledge it without hesitation.  “Jesus loves me this I know…”  In comparison, adults can come up with all kinds of reasons as to why they cannot love someone as God loves them.

Without any doubt, you KNOW and RELY on the LOVE GOD has for YOU to live your life on this earth. Love should be the basis for all of our words and actions.  If you will think a moment about the current times, it is difficult to find love as a motivator for action.  Usually, some other motive replaces love.  For example, selfishness, pride, money, possessions, power, and many other things make us do what we do.  God’s intent is for love to be the primary and only motivator for doing things for others.  Why?  Because…

GOD IS LOVE

If you live in love, you are living in God and God is living in you.  This is how people will know that you know about Jesus.  This is how people will know that God is living in you and you are living in God.  What the world needs now is more unconditional love that starts with you.  Do you know that God has given you His Spirit?  To be a true Believer, you must answer this question in the affirmative.

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