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If You  Love God


Matthew 22:37. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
and with all thy mind.
38. This is the first and great commandment.
39. The second is like unto it, thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself.
40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Love. a very much over abused word. I love brownies, I love pizza. we love everything
So the word love has lost it's impact
Love is expressed in our actions. I can tell my wife that I love her, but sheíll know if itís
true by how I treat her.
We say we love God. Most people in the church will tell you that they love God. But what
 does that mean? How would you express your Love for God? What are you doing that
shows God how much you love him? Could it be your prayer life? What do you pray
about? Are you praying give me prayers? Are you concerned mainly about yourself? Are
you praying for others? How about praying, what ever your will is Oh God.
How about obedience? Jesus does say that if we love Him we will keep His
Commandments. He says he that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: And the word that
you hear is not mine, but the Fathers. Wow, thatís right to the point.
Lets get to the main point. I should love what God loves, agreed? I should read my bible
and ask myself, what is it that God really loves. Well, I think itís pretty plain;
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have ever lasting life. God loves men.
He loves all of us, men, women, children, the whole world. He loves us so much, that he
sacrificed his only begotten Son. He sent his son to suffer and die a horrific death. He
exhibited His love by His actions.
So, knowing that the heart of God is to keep people from going to hell. How would you
exhibit your love to God in return? What would be your action that would show God how
much you love him? What would your lack of action indicate?
The scripture I started with says that we love God first, then, love our neighbor as
ourselves.
The same question. How would you exhibit your love for your neighbor? If you knew that
 your neighbor did not know God, that they were in danger of dying and going to hell, then
what would be your action? By witnessing, you would be showing your neighbor that you
really loved them, you would be showing God that you really loved Him also.
By not witnessing, you would be showing your indifference, your total lack of love towards
your neighbor and towards God. Youíre probably feeling upset at me at this point. Youíre
thinking, I love God, just because I donít witness doesnít mean that I donít love God.  
Some of you may be feeling condemned at this time. Just remember this; conviction comes
from the Holy Spirit, condemnation comes from the Devil. Conviction brings change,
condemnation brings death.
I love God, and Iím working on learning to love my neighbor. Itís a lot easier to love God
than to love my neighbor. But meanwhile, Iíll fake it. Iíll act out my love by witnessing to
my neighbor. It will be a lot easier to love my neighbor when they are saved and serving
God. But Iím showing God my love for Him by obeying him even when I havenít learned
to love my neighbor.
Matthew 15:8 These people draw neigh unto me with their mouths, and honor me with
their lips, but their heart is far from me.
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Are you following the teachings of men? Have you listened to a man that has told you that
you donít have to witness? That you only have to live it? That you donít have the gift of
evangelism, or its not your calling? Have you believed the lie, that witnessing is somebody
else job, or that you donít have to personally witness, just send a check?
A man told me once that his pastor told him that his gift was giving. That would be how he
did his part to fulfill the great commission. Pray for that pastor.
I pray, as Jesus instructed, for the lord of the Harvest. That He would send forth laborers.
I pray that each and everyone of you would enter into the labor force. I pray that you would walk in the anointing of the Holy Ghost, that you would be salt and light everywhere
that you go. That you would glorify God and bare much fruit for the Kingdom. I pray that
God would then prune you, so that you would bare more fruit. I pray that you would be a
100 fold fruit barer.
Pray that God will stir you up, give you a zeal for the lost, a burden to see people saved.
Pray, pray, prayÖ
Jesus is coming soon, stay busy, be ready.

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