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 I am Spiritual and  I Love Embracing My Spirituality...  I Love GOD and JESUS and All Other Living Things...  The greatest thing that we will ever learn is to love and be loved in return (Eden Abhez)...  My motto is:  I love everyone, if you have a problem with me, it's your problem, I love you.  Life is too Short to Sweat Stuff that I have Zero Control Over, Meaning You and Your Actions Toward Me.  I Trust GOD and JESUS CHRIST, So Please Accept My Faith. I Accept Your Religious Faith, However, My Faith Is Inclusive of a Father God, Jesus Christ as His Holy Son, and the Holy Spirit, Because I Champion THEM as the  True Keys to Life, Truth, and Physical Success!!! I Know that Our World is Big Enough for Everyone Within It to Be Successful in All Their Creative Abilities therefore,  I Want to Share Your Joy when You are Successful;  That is The Best Way to Live!!!  So Daily I Pray for Much, Much Love and Positive Success for Everyone in Our World Daily, Negativity is a Bad Thing So...

"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." - King Solomon - Proverb 4:23 - NLT

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Day 47 – Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers…

Day 47 – 
Love and Hatred 
for Fellow Believers…

Lesson 16: Hatred or Love? 
(1 John 3:11-18)
By Pastor Steven J. Cole
“…If we get weary of hearing over and over about the need to love one another, we should remember that John wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, who knows our hearts. We need to examine ourselves constantly because our default mode is to revert to selfishness, not to love. In our text, John again gets out his black and white paint and does not mix them into shades of gray. He wants to expose the errors of the heretics in the plainest of terms. So he contrasts the world with the church. His message is, the mark of the world is hatred, but the mark of the church is love. If loving others were only as easy as giving a hug to someone you don’t like, we all could excel in love. Just hug them and move on! But, love is a bit more difficult than that! It requires continual effort, because at the heart of loving others is putting the other person ahead of yourself, and that is always a huge battle. For this reason, the New Testament as a whole and the apostle John in this letter never tire of exhorting us to love one another.” Complete Commentary @ https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-16-hatred-or-love-1-john-311-18
   Love and Hatred for Fellow Believers
3We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete 
in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. 7Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining. 9Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. 10Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. 11But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them. 1 John 2 NIV @ http://biblehub.com/niv/1_john/2.htm  and at the Variety of Commentaries located @ http://biblehub.com/1_john/2-3.htm   plus at the Variety of Commentaries located @ http://biblehub.com/commentaries/1_john/2-3.htm

*Special Affirmation – 
As a Believer, my Father God blesses me for accepting his commandment for loving my spiritual brothers and sisters.  As a Believer, my Father God expects me to love not hate and he sees what I am doing, and He has rewarded me for my efforts of living in the light blessing and loving all his children.

Question: "What does the Bible say about Hate?"
Answer: 
Biblically speaking, there are positive and negative aspects to hatred. It is acceptable to hate those things that God hates; indeed, this is very much a proof of a right standing with God. “Let those who love the Lord hate evil” (Psalm 97:10a). Indeed, the closer our walk with the Lord and the more we fellowship with Him, the more conscious we will be of sin, both within and without. Do we not grieve and burn with anger when God’s name is maligned, when we see spiritual hypocrisy, when we see blatant unbelief and godless behavior? The more we understand God’s attributes and love His character, the more we will be like Him and the more we will hate those things that are contrary to His Word and nature. However, the hatred that is negative surely has to be that which is directed against others. The Lord mentions hatred in the Sermon on the Mount: “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment” (Matthew 5:22). The Lord commands that not only should we be reconciled with our brother before we go before the Lord, but also that we do it quickly (Matthew 5:23-26).  Complete Passage by Got Questions.org@ http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-hate.html 

Question: "What is the Sermon on the Mount?"
Answer: The Sermon on the Mount is the sermon that Jesus gave in Matthew chapters 5-7. Matthew 5:1-2 is the reason it is known as the Sermon on the Mount: "Now when He saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to Him, and He began to teach them..." The Sermon on the Mount is the most famous sermon Jesus ever gave, perhaps the most famous sermon ever given by anyone…”” Complete Passage by Got Questions.org @ http://www.gotquestions.org/sermon-on-the-mount.html

Major Focus and Background for 50 Days of Positive Affirmations

God is Spirit and His worshipers must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
(Translated from John 4:24 NIV)
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 NIVRead More Commentary @ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+4%3A23-24

Realize Your Worth!!! You are A Spiritual and Physical Being Made In God’s Image and You Matter So Live Like You Do!!! Always Remember that Jesus Christ and God Loves You…You are Created in God’s Wonderful Image and You are Wonderfully Made! “God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Read More Commentary @ http://biblehub.com/2_timothy/1-7.htm 

You are a Spiritual Sojourner
Always Remember the Amazing Image Looking Back in Your Mirror Daily IS You, and that Image is Your Gift from An Incredible God: Your Creator and Your Spiritual Father and He Loves You!!! Always Remember Jesus Christ and God Loves You… You are a Winner as A Child of God and Believer so Keep the Faith and Keep Moving as You Embrace Yourself and Others with Love and Forgiveness as We All Coexist in these Physical Bodies… We are All Spiritual Sojourners that Matter!!!  *"Stop living a negative and guilt-ridden life, complaining daily about what you do not have. Instead of complaining, start to live a positive, happy, and fulfilled life praising and thanking GOD for what you have... A Tidbit from My Book: *Embrace Your Spirituality: Remove Negative Habits and Addictions: Live Free...

*Notes –Read More Spiritual Sojourner Informational Tidbits of *Embrace Your Spirituality: Remove Negative Habits and Addictions: Live Free...Book @ https://www.facebook.com/Embrace-Your-Spirituality-Live-Free-127941687362650/timeline/  And More Commentary Also @ http://ibeatmybadhabitandaddiction.blogspot.com/2016/03/you-are-spiritual-sojourner.html

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