The Love of Christ

John 3:16 says 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life'.

He loved the world of men, not the world of trees or houses or inanimate objects. Based on His love for us, He sent His Son to die for the world. While we were yet sinners the Bible says Christ died for us. God is love and love is God. His love was and is not based on our actions or inactions.

Therefore, there is nothing in this world that He can’t do for us. All He’s asking is for us to love Him and open up our hearts to receive Him. If as an individual you were the only one on earth, He would have still sent His Son to die on the cross. On that cross, the Bible says when the spear was thrust into His side blood and water gushed out showing that His heart had ruptured. Before He died, He shouted out ‘My God My God why hast thou forsaken me’. This was because God turned His back on Him. God does not behold iniquity. All the sins of the world was laid on Jesus.

He did it all for you and me because of His love

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The Inward Man

Man is a spirit, he has a soul and lives in a body. There are two kinds of men; the outward man also called the carnal man and the spirit man or the inward man. The carnal man makes his conclusions based on his senses; what he feels, sees, touches, tastes etc, but the spirit man makes his conclusions based on the word of God. We must first of all pay attention to the man on the inside.

The inward man is also called the spiritual man and his real food is the Word of God. Just as the physical body requires food for strength, likewise the inward man is strengthened by feeding on the word of God.

Change comes from inside not from outside. To effect a meaningful and lasting change, the inside has to change first. As a Spirit man, you have to develop your spirit and let it come alive. Let all you do be based on the leading of God and His word and not on your feelings; do what the word says to do irrespective of your feelings.

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