The Love Gospel

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You see my friends this is the word that best explains the true nature of the Gospel of God and of His Christ which is Love agape style!  The church has been running from the teaching and implications of this self giving love for far to long, and there is a movement afoot to reclaim the Gospel for Love!  Actually there have been people proclaiming this message since the beginning but they where always marginalized or worse, in fact the original messenger of this God message was crucified.  The last stronghold of the enemy is the same as it has always been fear, fear of Hell that is and judgment for not obeying the Gospel of Man in all it’s forms. 

Jesus said:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,  so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.”   Remember these are not just the words of Jesus but also the mind and very heart of God a heart of unconditional Love.  I hope you see the implications of The Love Gospel here my friends for as the prophet said “Salvation is of the Lord.”

Jesus also said: As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”  Is it any wonder while many Christians are not really full of joy and peace of mind?   Believing as many do that God’s Love is so puny as to only rescue a few of his children the rest sadly to be tortured forever, with no recourse by the God of the universe helpless in the face of a Man made Gospel of religious works.

The Good News though is being reborn in the hearts of many who are beginning to speak up and reject with boldness the lie that has been told for so very long to so very many!  You see it is the Gospel that includes all although all do not know it, the enemy and well as the stranger in the land, it is beautiful because it is all big God Love of the Agape kind.  It’s a Radical Grace which rejects the notions  and theologies of men who would without hesitation by those same theologies, do condemn the whole world to save their own souls and the souls of their friends and family.

Jesus said this:  “For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  Now the perishing is here and now in this world for those who don’t understand that God’s loves the whole world, do you know that, do you believe that unconditionally, for the children of God surely do! 

Don’t you see any Gospel that is conditional, changing and self-seeking is a false Gospel as Paul so keenly warned us about in many of his letters. 

This false Gospel is conditional because it puts man’s ideas of God’s holiness and justice above the truth taught by Jesus, Paul & John. 

It is changing because as some believe you can gain it and loss it at your own choice, with God a mere bystander to the will of man.

It is self-seeking because in many places it has become all about going to heaven in order not to go to hell, what could be more self-seeking than that message?

The Apostle Paul teaches us that God’s love is self emptying in the Philippians 2, and it has always been this way before creation as well as in the eons to come, when all shall confess and finally know as they are known by God in Love. 

The beauty of this simple blog post is some will read this and for the first time get a taste of The Love Gospel, and shall repent for the Kingdom of God has come to them today.

ANZAHOLYMAN
a recovering Hell Fire and Brimstone preacher

SALVATION is a BIG PICTURE

Now in Judaism the High Priest made an offering for the people once a year, every year.  It was only good for the people of Israel who were the people of the covenant, all outside this offering where not lost in an everlasting sense.  They where however outside the National Promises made to a Covenant People, they where to be so blessed in this life that all would be drawn in God’s Kingdom demonstrated and Manifested on Earth.

That Israel was chosen as the vessel of Gods blessing, was not meant to mean God had abandoned all outside of Israel.  You see Israel was a chosen people through which God would introduce the Savior of the World.  Now Jesus Christ is that savior but not just of those who are in The Church, although being in the Body of Christ comes with blessings just like the Nation Israel.  The book of Hebrews tells us Christ as High priest made one offering for all people for all time.  Revelation tells us He is this Offering of God which was offered as a demonstration of God’s love for the world, was a reality before the foundations of the world.

So we see that although God entrusts people with the knowledge of Salvation, that knowledge is not in and of itself what Salvation is.  It is God who saves period and there is a good reason for this, because people will make the way evermore narrow until no one but a very small group are actually saved according to them.  This is why it is appointed for all to stand before God, now blessed are those in the first resurrection for they shall never die.   There is a second resurrection however and many people will find the Salvation of the Lord during that great judgement.

Because as Paul teaches in the book of Romans that as we where all under Adam, so are we all under the Savior of the Worlds offering of himself. This as far as I can calculate is all of humanity, and it is not necessary that they be present when the High Priest made the offering.  Nor was it required reading with the appropriate verbal responses to the proper questions.  With Christ’s loving offering transcending time, space and location, it matters not whether you where a Plains Indian in 4000 BC or an Eskimo in 1400 AD.  How wonderful to share this story of the Salvation of the Lord and to free the soul here and now.  I fear however we have narrowed the way with our pride of knowing we are his children, and thinking that means no body else can be unless we get to them first.  God already has before time, and the sooner we see how Big the Picture of Salvation is the more we will praise HIM.  

So what then tips the balance for entrance into the future Kingdoms of God, why living like His dear son in this life silly.  You did not think knowing you were forgiven was all there was to this KIngdom stuff did you.  Oh and by the way Christ is not just the propitiation of your sins because you are aware of it, but the sins of the whole unaware world.  As Jesus taught it matters how you live in this world, not what you know or have read, or even believed with your mind.  What God accomplished before time began is way bigger then any system men have designed to contain it.  Jesus is Lord and He shall save all of Israel and that’s a way bigger group then we have ever imagined.

ANZAHOLYMAN