Monday, November 3, 2014
“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
How does GOD regard you? God is Big! He created a Universe from nothing 14 Billion light years across precisely orbiting some 100 Billion Galaxies. Two primary qualities of God are infinite Holiness and Love. “Be Holy, for I am Holy,” says the Father (1 Pet 1:16). “Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) according to Our likeness” (Gen 1:26).
To man Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). And God sent Jesus to redeem you and to cover your sin, to teach you how to love. When you turn to him, he forgives your sins perfectly, he forgets perfectly, and he cleans your sins perfectly.
Put on the Savior Jesus in your body, mind, heart, and spirit as a cloak to stand before the all Holy God. He calls you to dwell constantly in his Holiness and Love. That's how God regards you.
Simply stated, God is perfect Light, Love, and Holiness. He can not sin. Justice is one of his perfections. As Master of all Creation, he is also the Healer. Jesus came to show us the Way to God, the Truth about God, and Life with God. God is divinely three persons in One God. He created Creation from Love.
(To understand One God as Three Persons in the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, look at this number “123”. It's one number composed of three digits with different values or functions.)
Satan, with his demons, is a rebellious angel who absolutely hates and deceives. He is the father of evil and lies. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. People often blame this work on the Holy God. God is Never the author of evil. Followers of Jesus can defeat the attacks of the devils with warrior angels to help.
God gives us the gift of free will to choose between good and evil, but not without eternal consequences.
It is certain, when wicked men steal, abuse, kill, and destroy the Master Artist's creation, this evil arouses God's Wrath. Perfect Justice demands just punishment. Rebellion against the Eternal God and his instruction demands eternal punishment, itself. False gods, false doctrines, false priests, man's deceit and lies are no excuse against the Holy Divine Spirit of Truth or even his instilled truth in man's internal conscience.
As Jesus the Messiah warns, the wicked are sentenced to “where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.” This is the lot of Hitler, Stalin, Mao Tze-Tung, and any unrepentant authors of rebellion, great or less, against the Creator.
To activate God's flowing Love, Man keys his mind with Faith, receives Divine Love into the chambers of his heart, and disperses it to the two-fold being of his body and spirit. Love is not just a manifestation of God; Love is the essence in the Divine Trinity. “God is Love.”
It is also termed God's Presence, God's Grace or Favor, the Anointing of the Spirit, his Healing Power, or his Life Force. All in reality is God's Love.
God creates and sustains by his Love. His Love is the Gift of Life in man's body and spirit. Man's body contains some 80-100 trillion cells, each more complicated than a computer as seen under a high power electron microscope. The known Universe contains some 100 Billion Galaxies. All by God's Love. Conclusion: learn to pray and to love.
Why does God completely reject unforgiveness? Entrance to Heaven is locked from unforgiveness. (NKJV Mt 6:15) "But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Imagine the putrid stink of a skunk; it is gagging. God will not admit such a smell into his House!
Conversely, there is an aromatic perfume dominating Heaven. (Eph 5:1-2) “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”
To the Holy God, we are in our witness to Jesus His Son the sweetest smell existing. (2 Co 2:15) “For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”
At one time, I smelled such an overwhelming perfume, I went to the door in my hallway to find the, I thought, “feminine” source of such beauty. No one was there! Returning to my desk, I now discovered the aroma stopped and started as I closed and opened my Bible! It was indeed the “fragrance of Christ,” the WORD.
Seek the Loving God,