Ministerial message: The greatest love

Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else.

Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, or selfishly seek its own honour. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offence.

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Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up (1 Corinthians 13: 4-8).

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, there’s no doubt that many are looking for creative ways to celebrate and appreciate their loved ones. Maybe now so more than ever due to the effects of being in a global pandemic. Love can easily be described as the greatest positive force known to man.

Jesus said, “For the greatest love of all is a love that sacrifices all. And this great love is demonstrated when a person sacrifices his life for his friends”( John 15:13 TPT).

The Lord Jesus Christ was going to prove these words by sacrificing his own life for the sin of mankind, because of his love for people. Oh what a love!

In Romans 8: 35-37 (TPT), it says, “Who could ever separate us from the endless love of God’s Anointed One?” Absolutely no one! For nothing in the universe has the power to diminish his love toward us. Troubles, pressures, and problems are unable to come between us and heaven’s love. What about persecutions, deprivations, dangers, and death threats? No, for they are all impotent to hinder omnipotent love…”

This love is full-proof and indestructible.

The power of this love sent Jesus to reconcile us to the Heavenly Father and take care of the payout that sin gives…death. His love-sacrifice also made way for us to have a new life in Him. The bible says anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved and this salvation is put into effect when we believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. God’s love transforms, it heals, and it delivers.

Are you looking for love? A love that just doesn’t quit but keeps on giving? Do you want to experience that today? Then join me in saying this prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive me of my sin. Wash me and cleanse me with the blood of Jesus. I believe that Jesus died for me and was resurrected on the third day. I declare Jesus Lord over my life. I thank you that the love of God floods through my life now and forever. Amen.

I end with the line from a famous song that goes, “What the world needs now is love sweet love”. What the world needs now IS love sweet love and this love is expressed through the person of Jesus Chris

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