Committed to Love – 26-Sep-2021

1 Corinthians 13:13 – FAITH – HOPE – LOVE

Faith (Pistis) The divinely imparted principle of inward Confidence, Trust, and Reliance on God

Hope (Elpis) Confident expectation based on solid certainty in God’s promises

Hope – sees future events in the past as though they have already happened

Faith – the present possession of GRACE

Faith, when matured, becomes transformed to VISION and sees things as they really are.  (2 Cor 5:7)

Hope turns into EXPERIENCE of God’s promises (Rom 8:24)

Matthew 22:28 – “Love one another” – John 15:12 – “Love as I have loved you.”

“How we PERCEIVE His love for us will determine the capacity we’ll have to love each other.” – PR.

Indecisive Faith and Wavering Hope will misrepresent Jesus for us by having us PERCEIVE it incorrectly.

Matthew 18:2-4 – “Little Ones” – Jesus’ followers

Matthew 18:6 – Cause a “little one” to lose faith and trust in Him >>> BAD NEWS for them

Faith and Hope work together in us to discover LOVE – to discover GOD

Any assault on our faith and hope is a direct assault on God

Hope allows us to Risk loving

Matthew 24 – “Cold Love” – I encourage you to read it again in the Passion Bible – PR

Matthew 24:10-12 (AMP)

“Cold Love” – a demonic stronghold formed in Fear and supported with Bitterness.

Hebrews 12:15 (TPT) – Root of bitterness will poison the hearts of many

Antidote: REPENTANCE – FORGIVENESS – THANKSGIVING (Ps 100:4)

It’s in His presence that we receive the GRACE for the HOPE of an eternal future

If you’re having trouble breaking through –Remember– “It’s the mixture of Darkness and Light that produces Depth, Texture, Color, and Beauty” – PR

James 1:3-4 (TPT) – Tested faith stirs up power within

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