Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Tuesday, November 19th,2019;
LOVE’S DWELLING PLACE ;
(Show Your Love For The Lord)
👤 Pastor Chris Oyakhilome;
📖 TO THE BIBLE
John 14:23 AMP C “Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.”
◀️ LET’S TALK
In John 14:23, the Lord Jesus said, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him….” This prompts a question: “Didn’t the Father already love everyone?” John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” When He said the Father would love the one who keeps His words, He wasn’t talking about the general love of God, but love that produces fellowship. The Father would take notice of you and have special fellowship with you if you love Him.
If anyone has this profound love for the Master, He says, “…We (the Father and Son) will come to him and make our home with him” (John 14:23). This wasn’t going to be a visit; rather, He meant the Father and the Son would set up their headquarters with and in you. I discovered this many years ago, and it made a deep impression on my spirit. I couldn’t get away from the phrase, “…make our home with him,” because I understood what it meant. It’s a glorious communion; an inseparable oneness with divinity. You’re in Him, and He’s in you; you’ve become His operational headquarters, while He becomes your dwelling place.
This is what sets you apart in life—your fellowship with the Lord in love. You love the Lord passionately, and He’s all that you seek. Your love for Him is the reason you pray, fast, study the Word, win souls, and do the things you do. It’s the reason you’re in every church service and committed to the things of the Spirit. God’s greater blessings are only experienced by those who are in this class, those who are in fellowship with Him by love, and not by law.
🎯 Go Deeper
John 15:5; 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 John 1:3
Blessed Father, you’re my life, and all that I seek. In you I live, and move, and have my being; you’re my peace, my refuge, and my strength. I abide in you, just as you abide in me, and I’m bearing fruits of righteousness, walking in your greater blessings, in Jesus’ Name.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
James 2-3:1-13, Ezekiel 20-21
1 John 4:14-21, Daniel 3-4
Worship the Lord and declare your love for Him right now.