Delivered By
Bob & Julie Petersen
Delivered On
November 15, 2015
Description

We are like in the days of Noah where hatred and violence has and is filling the earth.

  • Genesis 6:11 NAS Now the earth was corrupt (Strong’s=to decay) in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence.

The Father’s love is unconditional

  • Our love is to be unconditional too

As an unsaved person we were trained to survive in a world without God

  • When we came to God our hearts were changed but our minds needed to be renewed
    • As a child of God I now have to retrain my mind to love (because my Father is love)
    • The memory engrams of anger to protect myself must be denied thus retraining myself to love.

Love is for us to do and not just feel

  • Perfected in love happens when we practice it
  • 1 John 4:11-13 NAS 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
  • 1 John 4:18 NAS There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.

Ephesians 4:31-32 NAS 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a NAS 4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails

You’re in a situation where finances are concerned and it scares you

  • Does the fear of the situation make you hateful and uncaring of anyone else or
  • Do you take the Father’s view and value that person and show love?
    • Is the Father concerned about that person AND you?
    • Does He have the money or the help to cover the fearful thing?

As a parent watching two of your kids fight because it’s one’s turn to play with the toy and he gets angry with the other walking towards it out of self-preservation.

  • Do you take the child’s view of anger or the parents view of love towards both children?

Love used will increase your capacity to love

The Final Quest – Rick Joyner - Angelo: In the vision I saw a man who was zealously serving the Lord. He was continually witnessing to people, teaching the Bible, and visiting the sick to pray for them. He was very zealous for the Lord and had a genuine love for people. Then I saw another man, named Angelo, who was obviously a tramp or a homeless person. When a small kitten wandered onto his path, he started to kick it but restrained himself, though he still shoved it out of the way rather harshly with his foot. Then the Lord asked me which of these men pleased Him the most. “The first,” I said without hesitating. “No, the second,” He responded, and began to tell me their stories. He shared that the first man had been raised in a wonderful family, which had always known the Lord. He grew up in a thriving church and then attended one of the best Bible colleges in the country. He had been given one hundred portions of His love, but he was using only seventy-five. The second man had been born deaf. He was abused and kept in a dark, cold attic until he was found by the authorities when he was eight years old. He had then been shifted from one institution to another, where the abuse continued. Finally, he was turned out onto the streets. The Lord had only given him three portions of His love to help him overcome all of this, but he had mustered every bit of it to fight the rage in his heart and keep from hurting the kitten.

“Lord, please tell me the rest of his story,” I begged. “Of course, that is why we are here. Angelo was so faithful with the little I had given to him that I gave him three more portions of My love. He used all of that to quit stealing. He almost starved, but he refused to take anything that was not his. He bought his food with what he could make collecting bottles, and occasionally he found someone who would let him do yard work. “Angelo could not hear, but he had learned to read, so I sent him a gospel tract. As he read it, the Spirit opened his heart, and he gave his life to Me. I again doubled the portions of My love to him, and he faithfully used all of them. He wanted to share Me with others, but he could not speak. Even though he lived in such poverty, he started spending over half of everything he made on gospel tracts to give out on street corners.” “How many did he lead to You?” I asked, thinking that it must have been multitudes for him to be sitting with the kings. “One,” the Lord answered. “In order to encourage him, I let him lead a dying alcoholic to Me. It encouraged him so much that he would have stood on that corner for many more years just to bring another soul to repentance. But all of heaven was entreating Me to bring him here quickly, and I, too, wanted him to receive his reward.”

“He overcame the world with My love. Very few have overcome so much with so little.

He then motioned for me to look up at Angelo. When I had turned, he had descended the steps to his throne and was now right in front of me. Opening his arms, he gave me a great hug and kissed my forehead like a father. Love poured over me and through me until I felt that it would overload my nervous system. When he finally released me, I was staggering as if I was drunk, but it was a wonderful feeling. It was love like I had never felt before.

 

Love hurts

To love past our hatred hurts

 

When I focused on my hurts I stopped loving

When you love past the pain the pain dissipates

When you focus on the pain, the pain magnifies

The Father tells us to look past our hurts and give them to Him

It’s the only way to be healed