“And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”
Brothers and Sisters what is The Depth Of Your Love, for it can be measured. This measurement is a part of Our Judgment when we Stand and Bow before Jesus, The Christ. In this One Scripture is The Godhead Satisfied (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), with us and Fulfills the Law of The Flesh and the Law of The Spirit.
Change Must take place before, in order for us to Please The Father, there Must Be a Change in The Spirit, a Sacrifice For our Sin, in which Jesus has taken care of, but then there must be a Change In Our Physical Bodys as well and the Two Must Agree!
As The Lord Jesus has said to me long ago and I have repeated many times, if Salvation was only because Jesus shed His Blood, then there would be No Need for a Book Or Books, all could be fulfilled in One Scripture…
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
But, see it is Not that simple, but it is Our Heart, Our Soul, Our Strength and Our Mind that Must Change from Ungodliness to Godliness and it is Not one in an Instant as some would believe, or else the rest of The Scriptures would be void and the Work of The Apostles and Prophets are in vain.
In each of these areas WE HAVE CONTROL OVER…Not God! It is Our Responsibility to take The Sacrifice Of Jesus to a Depth Of Love that cannot be Judged Against.
The Scriptures tells us that Our Minds Must Be Renewed, that Our Thinking is Not Godly, but is of The Flesh.
“1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
We Must take what Thoughts that we have and Weigh them Against Scripture to see if They Agree As One. If Our Thoughts do not agree then we Must Change How We Think, which is why The Holy Spirit was Sent and dwells within us, so that we may Learn those things that Please The Father.
Everything in Your Life is not going to change automatically, nor is it going to be instant, but Requires Discipline having The Root Of Love With Jesus, that Change Can and Will take place in Your Life.
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
This Scripture above so many have been taught incorrectly. Many have been taught that because You Accept Jesus As Savior that All Things are Automatically Changed, from Ungodliness to Godliness, but this is incorrect. The Scripture above is a Two Part Requirement, One, Salvation, that is, Jesus Has Become Savior… YOU HAD TO ASK, YOU HAD TO REPENT it was not just handed to you. Two, is to Make Jesus Lord, that the way YOU USED TO SEE THINGS and UNDERSTAND THINGS…MUST BECOME NEW, in which takes YOUR ACTION, YOUR DISCIPLINE to make it happen…Jesus did not do it for you, nor is He going to, but, in Your Efforts To Become Godly, Jesus is there through Every Step of Your Walk.
To MAKE Jesus Lord Over YOUR LIFE, you Must Surrender Who YOU ARE and Become what Jesus Demands and Desires, just as Jesus in the Garden Of Gethsemane had to Surrender His Will To The Father, so Must we do likewise to Jesus, His Word and The Holy Spirit!
“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”
Jesus, The Son Of God, had to Surrender…Surrender…Surrender HIS WILL and ACCEPT THE WILL OF THE FATHER, but what most people do not understand is that Jesus HAD A CHOICE.
“53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?”
Jesus could have done things His Way, but Willingly…WILLINGLY Chose to Live According To The Fathers Will, Choosing Death over Life. You must also Understand this, Jesus could Not Just Accept, could Not Just Speak The Words, Jesus had to BECOME THE WORDS, just as we Must Become Godly!
As The Lord Jesus has lead me many times to our Brother James, that Salvation is not Mere Words, but Requires Action that the Two Are One.
Jas 2:17, 19-20
“17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. … 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
So then, Your Depth Of Love FOR Jesus depends upon Your Walk, that is, Our Heart, Our Soul, Our Strength and Our Mind MUST BEAR FRUIT, MUST HAVE WORKS, MUST BEAR WITNESS to The Blood Of Jesus, who Saved You!
Understand this, that Our Minds, Control the Heart, Soul and Strength, it is Our Minds that bring in Reason for all other functions to Submit To.
“But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
Jesus said that IF YOU LOVE HIM, then YOUR WORKS, YOUR LIFE will BEAR SUCH FRUIT.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
“17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”
So, Your Love For Jesus can be measured and will be measured when we stand before Jesus As Judge. There are Two things that Jesus will look at, One; is Your Name written in the Lambs Book Of Life, and Two; does Your Walk Bear Witness To Jesus As Lord!
“He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”
The Scripture above is a Two Fold Scripture, He who Overcomes The Flesh and Lives By and In The Spirit and Your Name is Written In The Book Of Life. The Two Must Walk Hand In Hand As ONE! This is The Measure Of The Depth Of Your Love For Jesus!
To make it very clear, when we Accept Jesus as Savior, we MUST ALSO Accept Jesus as Lord Over Our Lives and the Two are One in Jesus Eyes. So, if you say that you have Accepted Jesus, but Do Not Obey His Word, The Scriptures, then, YOU ARE A LIAR and The Truth is not in you. Our Lives Must be Weighed every moment of the day to see if WE are in Agreement With The Word and The Spirit and if we are not, then, Repentance is required, that we MIGHT find Grace and Mercy in Jesus.
Every person on earth has a Choice, all have a Free Will To Choose and it is in this that Life and Death are both present.
The Depth Of Your Love…
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!