“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love…12This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:9,12
There is no greater love in all the universe than the love the Father has for His Son. No doubt, the love Jesus has for the Father is just as infinite. It is a love beyond our natural ability to achieve. However, it is possible for you and me to love others with the same grand love the Father and the Son have. In fact Jesus made it a commandment. Therefore let us love one another as Christ has loved us.
“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.” John 12:3
Our worship services will be filled with an aroma of Christ if we can give our all and humble ourselves at the feet of Jesus.
“A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4
Saints, we the bride of Christ can either be a crown for His head or rottenness in His bones. Let us not concern ourselves with the crowns we will receive, but instead concern ourselves with the crown we must be for the Lord’s head. Those other crowns will then be a lot more attainable.
“Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” Romans 8:34
In the last Eyesalve, we saw that the Devil goes before God, day and night, to accuse us. Be encouraged saints because there is also One there on your behalf. He is sitting on the right hand of the Father. He is Jesus Christ the righteous. Jesus is there interceding for you and for me. Hallelujah.
“To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” Acts 25:18
Jesus called Paul to open the eyes of the people and turn them from darkness. The simplest way there is to help people see is to turn on a light. Saints, the answer to the darkness this world is in is to show them the light of Christ. If we don’t have that light, then they won’t be able to see anything else we can do for them.
“Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.” Luke 13:24
The reason many will try to enter in and cannot is because they want to get IN, not get HIM.
“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Matthew 25:21
To enter “into the joy of thy Lord” Jesus Christ, you have to first be saved by Jesus Christ the Savior. Yet the verse does not say, enter into the joy of thy Savior. So I ask, is He your Lord?
“Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;” Job 38:25
Though a bolt of lightning may not be exactly straight, God does direct its path so it will hit the exact mark He intended. So too, even if you go a little crooked at times, if you completely trust the Lord with your life, you will hit the exact mark He expects you to. Of course, that mark is Christ.