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ARE YOU PREPARED TO DEFEND FLESH – AND DIE IN LOVE,
KNOWING PASSING TO SPIRIT IS IN BLINKING OF THE EYE
Luke 22:36-38 – Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. [37] For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. [38] And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.
I Corinthians 15:51,52 – Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, [52] In a moment, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Physical flesh and blood is sinful and cannot go to heaven in that condition, but the saved soul in heaven is waiting for the body it once occupied to be changed into a glorious new body in the twinkling of an eye.
I Corinrhians 15:50 – Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

THE ‘I AM’ 2ND COMING IS DRAWING NIGH FOR THE SAVED
THE ‘I AM’ CAME INTO BETHLEHEM TO LOVE ALL MANKIND!
Exodus 3:14 – And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
John 8:58 – Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Luke 23:34 – Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

A FULNESS OF THE LOVE OF THE GODHEAD IS JESUS CHRIST!
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, & FOREVER
HE IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE 3 OFFICES IN ONE GOD,

HE’S ALMIGHTY GOD, OUR COUNSELOR, OUR COMFORTER,
OUR EVERLASTING FATHER PLUS OUR PRINCE OF ETERNAL
PEACE MANIFESTED IN HIS NEW JERUSALEM & DOMINION!
GOD IS LOVE, THE FULNESS OF HIS LOVE IS JESUS CHRIST

PART 1

November 21, 2014

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Following Excerpt was taken from:

http://www.gotquestions.org/LORD-GOD-Lord-God.html

Please Copy to read before New MBC Series Blogs on “I AM” Love
ALPHA & OMEGA 3 OFFICES – PRE-INCARNATE JESUS CHRIST
It can be very confusing to understand how the different titles used for God are used in the Bible. Part of the problem is that different Bible translations use the terms somewhat differently. The primary reason for the use of LORD in place of God’s Hebrew name is to follow the tradition of the Israelites in not pronouncing or spelling out God’s name. So, when God’s Hebrew name “YHWH” is used in the Old Testament, English translations usually use “LORD” in all caps or small caps. Also, since ancient Hebrew did not use vowels in its written form, it is not entirely clear how God’s name should be spelled or pronounced. It could be Yahweh, or Jehovah, or Yehowah, or something else.

As stated above, when “LORD” in all caps or small caps occurs in the Old Testament, it is a replacement for an occurrence of God’s Hebrew name “YHWH,” also known as the Tetragrammaton. This is fairly consistent throughout all the different English translations of the Bible. When “Lord” occurs in the Old Testament, referring to God, it is usually a rendering of “Adonai,” a name/title of God that emphasizes His lordship. LORD/YHWH and Lord/Adonai are by far the two most consistent renderings throughout all the different English Bible translations. In the Old Testament, when “God” is used, it is usually a rendering of the general Hebrew word for God, “Elohim.” When “LORD GOD” or “Lord GOD” occurs, it is usually a rendering of a dual name for God “Adonai YHWH.” The Hebrew term “YHWH Sabaoth” is usually rendered “Lord of Hosts.” The Hebrew term “YHWH Shaddai” is usually rendered “LORD Almighty.” The Old Testament uses many different names and titles to refer to God, to emphasize certain aspects of His person and attributes. This can result in confusion in translation, but in the original Hebrew, it was done entirely in an effort to glorify and magnify God’s name.

The usage of “Lord” and “God” in the New Testament is much less complicated. Almost universally, “God” is a translation of “theos,” the general Greek word for deity. Also almost universally, “Lord” is a translation of “kurios,” the general Greek word for a master. The key point in all of this is that whether we use His actual Hebrew name, or refer to Him as God, or Lord, or Lord God, we are to always show reverence to Him and His name.

Recommended Resources: The Names of God by Ken Hemphill and Logos Bible Software.

More: http://www.gotquestions.org/LORD-GOD-Lord-od.html#ixzz3JkAUBjsz

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BEGIN NEW SERIES

Micah 5:2 – But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Colossians 2:9,10 – For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. [10] And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Hebrews 13:8 – Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
I John 5:7 – For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: AND THESE THREE ARE ONE.
I John 4:16 – And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Isaiah 9:6,7 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. [7] Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
John 13:34,36 – A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. [35] By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. [36] Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
Revelation 22:14 – Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
I Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

      

THE ‘I AM’ 2ND COMING IS DRAWING NIGH FOR ALL HIS SAVED
THE ‘I AM’ CAME INTO BETHLEHEM TO LOVE ALL OF MANKIND!

This is the first in a lengthy series. WHEN he comes is not nearly as important as STILL BEING FOUND GROWING IN HIS LOVE when he DOES COME!

Charity (Agape) – Love given expecting none in return!

I have heard some teachers tell their classes that the translation of the Greek word “agape” in Corinthians should have been “love,” and I can certainly understand why they say it. However, I contend that “charity” is able to transmit what “agape” really means. After one goes through countless lexicons, they all narrow down to the kind of live it is – a love given, which is not based on it ever being returned. Charity fits that definition to a “T.” It is love that is just given expecting nothing in return. Any love it receives in return is based on the gratitude of the one who receives it, which is strictly a voluntary act on their part. It is given to anyone and everyone, even if they do not want it or appreciate it, it is a gift based on unmerited favor.

I John 5:7 – For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
John 1:1-3 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 10:30,31 – I and my Father are one. [31] Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Colossians 2:9,10 – For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. [10] And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
I Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Because we believe Jesus was delivered for our offences and resurrected for our justification, we are justified by our FAITH in him, and have peace with the Office of the Father eternally through the Office of the Son, who returned to us in the Office of the Holy Spirit, whereby We stand eternally secure in the assurance of his everlasting grace, which causes us to rejoice in HOPE of the glory we know we will see in him at his appearing. As we wait for his appearance, the many tribulations we experience build up patience in us by the many times he delivers us, and in this experience we get from seeing how often he delivers us from our trials and tribulations, and we grow to LOVE him more because we begin to learn how much he first LOVED us.

Romans 4:25 to 5:11 – Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. [1] Therefore being justified BY FAITH, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: [2] By whom also we have access by FAITH into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in HOPE of the glory of God. [3] And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; [4] And patience, experience; and experience, HOPE: [5] And hope maketh not ashamed; because the LOVE of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. [6] For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. [7] For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. [8] But God commendeth his LOVE toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

I Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
This kind of love comes from God and is a literal part of God. This kind of love is more than a characteristic of God, it is his character. This love shines into born again hearts as the person of God in his Son living in us, and is the treasure we have in earthen vessels of sinful clay. It is his love in us that allows us to endure all the trials and tribulations that come against us, and allows us to live our lives in sinful flesh by his Son’s faith indwelling us. The victorious Christian life is one lived by the faith of the Son of God living in us in all our trials.

LOVE IS GOD’S NATURAL CHARACTER!
I John 4:7,8 – Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. [8] He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

CHRIST’S LOVE IS THE TREASURE ALONGSIDE OUR SAVED SOUL THAT SUSTAINS US!
II Corinthians 4:6-11 – For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. [7] But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. [8] We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; [9] Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; [10] Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. [11] For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

CHRIST’S FAITH LIVING IN US IN ALL OUR TRIALS IS THE WAY WE MANIFEST CHRISTIAN WALKS.
His love, his life, is made manifest in us, by the will of our souls submitting to his, and allowing him to live his life in us.
Galatians 2:20,21 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. [21] I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

THE LOVE OF GOD IS NOT LOUD OR BRASSY. IT IS THE WORD OF HIS SON LIVING IN US THAT MANIFESTS A SOUL SUBDUED BY THE LOVE OF HIS WORD.
This process of submission is outlined by Paul in his first epistle to Timothy.
I Timothy 4:13 – Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
II Timothy 2:15 – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
I Timothy 3:14,15 – These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: [15] But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Ephesians 3:21 – Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.
John 13:35 – By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, IF YE HAVE LOVE one to another.

  

THE SON OF DAVID & MAN IS ONE SPIRIT – GOD ALMIGHTY!
ARE YOU PREPARED TO DEFEND FLESH – AND DIE IN LOVE,
KNOWING PASSING TO SPIRIT IS IN BLINKING OF THE EYE
Luke 22:36-38 – I Corinthians 15:51,52 – I Corinthians 15:50
Physical flesh and blood is sinful and cannot go to heaven in that condition, but the saved soul in heaven is waiting for the body it once occupied to be changed into a glorious new body in the twinkling of the eye.
THE ‘I AM’ 2ND COMING IS DRAWING NIGH FOR THE SAVED
THE ‘I AM’ CAME INTO BETHLEHEM TO LOVE ALL MANKIND!
Exodus 3:14 – John 8:58 – Luke 23:34
A FULNESS OF THE LOVE OF THE GODHEAD IS JESUS CHRIST!
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, & FOREVER
JESUS IS THE MANIFESTATION OF THE 3 OFFICES IN ONE GOD
(See Part 1 for Other Scriptures Associated with This Series)
HE’S ALMIGHTY GOD+OUR COUNSELOR+OUR COMFORTER +
OUR EVERLASTING FATHER PLUS OUR PRINCE OF ETERNAL
PEACE MANIFESTED IN HIS NEW JERUSALEM & DOMINION!

GOD IS LOVE, THE FULNESS OF HIS LOVE IS JESUS CHRIST!

PART 2

November 23, 2014

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For the last forty years I have anxiously waited for the time to arrive when I believed the Middle East situation would unfurl a series of events which would let me have the assurance that the second coming of Christ would be occurring within a reasonable window of time. I do not know the hour, the day, the week, the month, the seasons (summer, winter, fall or spring), the times (the phases of the moon), or the year. But I am not a child of darkness, and I know it is drawing near. It is certainly true that the day of the rapture occurs as a thief in the night, but God’s children should not be overtaken by it. If a person knew the general time the thief might come, based on information available to him, and his pattern of operation in the area around him, he could make necessary preparations and capture him. In the New Testament the admonition has continually been “to be ready, to be watching.” Soon Jesus is coming. He will capture his children, and take them with him. We do not want to be spiritually asleep when he comes for us.

I Thessalonians 4:15 to 5:6 – For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. [16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: [17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. [18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words. [1] But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. [2] For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. [3] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. [4] But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. [5] Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. [6] Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Since I do believe his coming is drawing near, the most important thing to do is to be found growing in faith, hope, and charity in one of his churches when he comes, and for that reason, Lord willing, each week, on the regular Prophecy Update, I will have a continuing series of an exposition of the entire thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians. This is the first in a length series. WHEN he comes is not nearly as important as being READY when he arrives.

Charity (Agape) – Love given anticipating no return!
I have heard some teachers tell their classes that the translation of the Greek word “agape” in Corinthians should have been “love,” and I can certainly understand why they say it. However, I contend that “charity” is able to transmit what “agape” really means. After one goes through countless lexicons, they all narrow down to the kind of live it is – a love given, which is not based on it ever being returned. Charity fits that definition to a “T.” It is love that is just given expecting nothing in return. Any love it receives in return is based on the gratitude of the one who receives it, which is strictly a voluntary act on their part. It is given to anyone and everyone, even if they do not want it or appreciate it, it is a gift based on unmerited favor.

I Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Because we believe Jesus was delivered for our offences and resurrected for our justification we are justified by our FAITH in him, and have peace with God eternally through his Son. We stand eternally secure in the assurance of his everlasting grace, which causes us to rejoice in HOPE of the glory we know we will see in him at his appearing. As we wait for his appearance, the many tribulations we experience build up patience in us by the many times he delivers us, and in this experience we get from seeing how often he delivers us from our trials and tribulations, we grow to LOVE him because we begin to learn how much he LOVES us.

Romans 4:25 to 5:11 – Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. [1] Therefore being justified BY FAITH, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: [2] By whom also we have access by FAITH into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in HOPE of the glory of God. [3] And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; [4] And patience, experience; and experience, HOPE: [5] And hope maketh not ashamed; because the LOVE of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. [6] For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. [7] For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. [8] But God commendeth his LOVE toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

I Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

This kind of love comes from God and is a literal part of God. This kind of love is more than a characteristic of God, it is his character. This love shines into born again hearts as the person of God in his Son living in us, and is the treasure we have in earthen vessels of sinful clay. It is his love in us that allows us to endure all the trials and tribulations that come against us, and allows us to live our lives in sinful flesh by his Son’s faith indwelling us. The victorious Christian life is one lived by the faith of the Son of God living in us in all our trials.

LOVE IS GOD’S NATURAL CHARACTER!
I John 4:7,8 – Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. [8] He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

CHRIST’S LOVE IS THE TREASURE ALONGSIDE OUR SAVED SOUL THAT SUSTAINS US!
II Corinthians 4:6-11 – For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. [7] But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. [8] We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; [9] Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; [10] Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. [11] For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

CHRIST’S FAITH LIVING IN US IN ALL OUR TRIALS IS THE WAY WE MANIFEST A CHRISTIAN WALK.
His love, his life, is made manifest in us, by the will of our souls submitting to his, and allowing him to live his life in us.
Galatians 2:20,21 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. [21] I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

THE LOVE OF GOD IS NOT LOUD OR BRASSY, IT IS THE WORD OF HIS SON LIVING IN US THAT MANIFESTS A SOUL SUBDUED BY THE LOVE OF HIS WORD.
This process of submission is outlined by Paul in his first epistle to Timothy.
I Timothy 4:13 – Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
II Timothy 2:15 – Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
I Timothy 3:14,15 – These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: [15] But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Ephesians 3:21 – Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.

John 13:35 – By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, IF YE HAVE LOVE one to another.
 
 

THE “I AM” 2ND COMING IS DRAWING NIGH FOR THE SAVED

HE IS NOT GOING TO RAPTURE THEM BEFORE TRUMPET 7

THE PRE-INCARNATE JESUS CHRIST IS THE GREAT ‘I AM’

GOD CAME TO US AS A PERFECT MAN IN SINLESS FLESH

FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD DWELT IN CHRIST BODILY

GLORIFIED JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONE GOD IN HEAVEN

THE SAVED WON’T SEE THREE GODS AS THEY ARRIVE.

GOD PERFORMED IN 3 OFFICES TO SAVE MAN IN LOVE

THE ONE AND ONLY GOD IN HEAVEN IS NAMED JESUS!

NOW’S THE TIME TO WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT&TRUTH

TIME STILL REMAINS TO DO IT BEFORE 7 TRUMPET 7

WHEN A RAPTURE OCCURS ISN’T A DOCTRINAL ISSUE.

BELIEVERS ARE SEALED TO GO UP HEAVEN TO JESUS,

BUT SALVATION BY GRACE–ETERNAL SECURITY FOR

SAVED–IMMERSION BAPTISM BY JESUS’ AUTHORITY

GIVEN TO HIS FIRST CHURCH – AND OBSERVANCE OF

COMMUNION HE DIRECTED FOR HIS LOCAL CHURCH

TO OBSERVE IN LOVE ACCORDING TO INSTRUCTION.

WORSHIP IN LOVE IS FOLLOWING HIS INSTRUCTION,

KNOWING WE LOVE HIM BECAUSE HE 1ST LOVED US!!

PART 3

November 24, 2014

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John 4:23,24 – But the hour cometh, AND NOW IS, when the TRUE worshippers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. [24] God is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST worship him in spirit and in truth.

Philippians 2:8-11 – And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Acts 4:12 – Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

John 13:30-35 – He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night. [31] Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. [32] If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him. [33] Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you. [34] A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. [35] By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

I Corinthians 13:2 – And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

AND THOUGH I HAVE THE GIFT OF PROPHECY, AND ALL MYSTERIES, AND ALL KNOWLEDGE;

Although the word “prophecy” applies more frequently to simply proclaiming the word of God, in this context it refers more to proclaiming future events.  The teaching of the future events revealed by God are certainly a part of the book of God’s love we call the Bible, but it is not in any way superior to the teachings of the Bible that cause the believer to grow in the love of God.  Some believers are prophecy nuts, and thrive on it, but are sadly lacking in the love of the one who gave the very prophecies they seem to thrive on.  It is the love of God manifested in all these prophecies that is the spirit of prophecy, the mystery of prophecy, and the knowledge gained from prophecy, and the thing we should seek from them.  It is the love of God that causes us to watch, to desire, and to hope for his coming.  It is not the time of his coming that is most important, it is that he IS coming, and that we hope it is soon.  If our motivation in wanting to understand the prophecies of God is based on a love to reveal them to others, so they may be used to establish them in the love that is in Christ Jesus, then our presentation of prophecy has the right motive.  The primary motive behind prophecy presentation should always be to build up the local body of Christ in love for “the obedience of the faith.”

Romans 16:25-27 – Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, [26] But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: [27] To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:21 – Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

AND ALL MYSTERIES, AND ALL KNOWLEDGE;

Love is superior to great knowledge and understanding.  This involves inspiration and prophecy, which was the work of the prophets.  Had they not been filled with the love of God, they could not have written it, so it always leads back to God, who is love.  All the true knowledge, prophecy, and understanding we possess, we have only because God, in his great love, chose to reveal it to us. 

AND THOUGH I HAVE ALL FAITH, SO THAT I COULD REMOVE MOUNTAINS, AND HAVE NOT CHARITY, I AM NOTHING.

Whatever it is that we have, which can be classified as acceptable to God, we received from God, and his love in us is his very nature, and the greatest gift of all, for all the others stem out of it.   

John 3:27 – John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be GIVEN him from heaven.

Romans 12:3,4 – For I say, through the grace GIVEN unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath DEALT to every man the MEASURE OF FAITH. [4] For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

Ephesians 2:22 – In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

John 13:34,35 – A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. [35] By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

This new commandment is superior and is the law of Christ.  It is this commandment that is to be the reason, the motivation, for our service to Christ, and this is the motivation that Christ seeks to implant in our hearts. 

Galatians 6:2,3 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. [3] For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

The main point that Paul puts forward in I Corinthians 13 is that worship in the local church is to be based on love, not individual gifts the members were excelling in, such as prophecy, knowledge, understanding, or faith, or any other thing except love for the brethren.  We were born from above for that purpose – unfeigned love of the brethren.

I Peter 1:22,23 – Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: [23] Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Romans 5:5 – And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is GIVEN unto us.

I Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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I Corinthians 13:13 – And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.