I want to encourage you in these times to make a choice to rejoice, to praise, to give thanksgiving to the Lord. Start meditating and think about how much God loved you and how He served you before you even were anything on the earth. Let the Holy Spirit just blow up your mind. Blow up your natural human thinking, your ideas and your philosophies about life that don’t line up with the Word of God and make sure that they don’t ever come back. That’s the only way you are going to get to the good things that God has for you.
No small plans made here.
The closer you get to God, the more you are going to think like Him. If you get the mind of Christ in you, no small things are going to happen in your life – only big and only good things.
Please read Romans 12:1-2 in the Passion and Message Translations again.
2Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. (Romans 12:2 AMPC).
Don’t be conformed to everything that is culturally relevant to this timestamp.
Tap into the inward man to get new ideas and attitudes from the Holy Spirit. Change your mind. Let His thinking become your thinking. Stop thinking and doing everything everybody else has been doing. You can’t live in two camps. You can’t discern God’s ideal will for your life, while sharing and imitating opinions and ideals and norms of people around you (the culture) – just because that’s what everybody does. You can’t be hot or cold; live in light and dark; drink bitter water and sweet from the same well.
There’s no in-between in God’s will. You’re either living in the will of God or you’re not. You might walk in the will of God marginally, that you experience some of His goodness and some of what’s acceptable and some of what’s good for you. But God’s will is not marginalist, it’s either His will or it’s not. The permissive will of God only refers to the right of humans to live on the earth and what their choices are.
Meditate on John 3:10-16 in both the Passion and Message Translations.
God’s unconditional, agape love demanded of Himself that He redeemed mankind – that’s why He gave His only Son.
A lot of people are faced with the very real power of the love of God, yet they procrastinate with questions, “Is God really?” If you can’t recognize and believe the love of God that you see in other believers, then how will you be able to understand a spiritual revelation that gets shown to you?
Fundamentally, we have to understand the love of God.
16By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren, 17But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19And by this we know that we are of the truth and shall assure our hearts before Him. 20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. 22And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 23And 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 (1 John 3:16-23 NKJV).
This passage of scripture liberated Pastor John’s spirit to serve God in faith, with everything he’s got. It literally blew up his limitations and distrust or his lack of wanting to give his everything to God. By this truth that God loves us and laid down His life for us, we can assure our hearts before Him.
We have an assurance. Whatever is happening in your life, assure your heart, because God’s love is there for you. You don’t have to do something extravagant to earn it. You don’t have to do something special to get it. He’s already picked you for His love, by His love.
Your heart would condemn you if you have a lack of assurance. Why would you have a lack of assurance? Maybe I’m not perfect enough? Maybe I’m not good enough? Maybe I haven’t done enough. Maybe I haven’t confessed enough? Maybe I haven’t prayed enough? Maybe I did something wrong? Assure your heart that God loves you because He died for you. But if your heart for some reason is lacking confidence, tell it to be quiet, because God is greater than your heart and He knows all things.
This should blow your mind knowing there’s nothing more you can do in your life to get God’s approval on anything. He already approves of you!
It is in human nature to examine reasons why you might not be getting results. Asking, “What do I have to do to get God to actually come through for me?” God is greater than everything that your conscience or your confidence could tell you that you can’t get.
Receive what God gives you, take it and go for it. You can go anywhere with your faith and God will back you. This is not about how much sin you have or don’t have in your life, because there’s no level of perfection you can ever achieve in your life that can get better results for you. It’s how much you choose to keep loving Him and keep walking with Him. You’ve got Jesus in you. You love Him. Go for it.
We have confidence, complete assurance and boldness before God. We don’t ever have to doubt God with our faith. We can always know that He will come through for us. Our biggest challenge in life is whether we have the endurance to stay the course and stay the distance.
Only you can separate you from the love of God. That is your choice.
38For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 NKJV). (Meditate on the Message and Passion Translation as well).
A revelation of the love of God in your heart sustains you through everything.
22Let us draw near, let us draw near to God, with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled, sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water (Hebrews 10:22 NKJV).
It’s an evil performance related conscience that says, “If I do A to Z, I’ll get a result” or “If I do one plus one I will get to two”.
God says, “I’ve already done the one plus one, I’ve already done the A to Z for you; there’s nothing more you can do. You must just accept that that’s it, it’s done.”
21And since we now have a magnificent High Priest to welcome us into God’s house, 22we come closer to God and approach him with an open heart, fully convinced that nothing will keep us at a distance from him. For our hearts have been sprinkled with blood to remove impurity, and we have been freed from an accusing conscience. Now we are clean, unstained, and presentable to God inside and out! (Hebrew 10:21-22 TPT).
There is nothing that should prevent you from receiving everything that God has for you. He loves you 100%. He loves you unconditionally. His great love makes sure there is nothing between you and Him.
Blow Your Mind with the love of God.
Get a great revelation of His love and live fully in this love. Receive the confidence and assurance by revelation into your heart through this message. Step up into a boldness with God to go forward in life with His plan and His assignment; and all the good things that He has planned for you to walk in.
May God’s peace rests upon you, may joy rise inside of you and may God’s great love free and liberate you to be in His presence and to receive everything that Jesus paid for, for you to walk in life with assurance and confidence.