Saturday, June 1, 2019

Love of the Triune Godhead (GL80)

       'Appreciating God's Love'

Triune Godhead Revealed
I John 5:7  For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
    God revealed Himself in the Triune Godhead as the Father, the Son (Word) and the Holy Spirit, for us to perceive the unity and harmony from the flawless love within the Godhead.
    Whoever comprehends and practices God's perfect love, he too will be able to find the unity and harmony within his own family and also in the family of God.
John 17:22  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

Father's Greatest Blessing
    From the OT, we have a fair knowledge of His attributes of love which includes mercy, provision, delivery, salvation, teaching, protection, healing, comfort and care.
    A good, holy and faithful Father whose unfailing love and great patience blesses His children through teaching and helping them to reject and overcome sin. He guides them to walk in righteousness, to live in holiness and to partake in Jesus' sufferings until they achieve perfection.
Acts 3:26  "To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities."

Father's Chastisement
Heb 12:6,11  For whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives... Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
    Out of His great love, our Father God chastises His wayward children in order to transform them into bearers of peaceable fruit of righteousness.
    Unfortunately, disobedient and faithless Christians using worldly wisdom have created spoilt brats.

Father's Protection
    From the OT, many cannot understand God, who seemed cruel and unreasonable for wiping out many nations, till we see Jesus protecting His people from being destroyed by deceptions, idolatry and abominable practices of the wolves and the wicked.
    Jesus cursed the depraved and covetous Jewish leaders who were wolves in sheepskin and hypocrites for they were the devil's agents out to destroy the faith of His people and to lead them into damnation.
Note: remove all wolves from your chat groups and churches.
Mat 23:13-14 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in."

Jesus as the Son
Phi 2:5,8  Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus... And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
    As a Son, Jesus obeyed the Father even to the point of horrific death on the cross.
    Similarly, as God's children, we must obey Him by keeping His commandments.

Jesus as the Husband
Eph 5:23-26  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,
    Jesus loved His church by willingly accepting all the pains, sufferings and death meant for us because of our sins. We, being His bride, must love Him by keeping His words.

Holy Spirit as the Helper
John 16:13-14  "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."
    God sent the Spirit of truth to teach and guide us into all truth so that we are free from all worldly fears and bondage, and helps us to overcome the deceptions and temptations of the evil one.

Indwelling of the Triune Godhead
John 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."
    The Triune God loves to dwell within us to temporarily fellowship with us before finally accepting us as the bride of the Lamb in eternity.