Wednesday, March 22, 2017

God Testifies

Deus caritas est! “…God is love.” 1 John 4:16
As we enter this season of reflection and renewal, let’s rediscover God calling to His children, revealing His goodness, and transforming each one with Perfect Love. "This is real love – not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins" (1 John 4:10) ~ Donna Oswalt

God is love. His whole nature and perfection is love... Christ is the Son of God's love, the bearer, the revealer, the communicator of that love... The Holy Spirit is the spirit of love... Full salvation is perfect love. Andrew Murray, The True Vine (p.115)
In this world we rely on the testimony of witnesses when seeking to discover the truth. Courts and judges listen intently to these accounts. The Bible also provides us with a record of holy testimony regarding Jesus.

And all the while the Spirit is confirming the truth, the reality of God's presence at Jesus' baptism and crucifixion, bringing those occasions alive for us. A triple testimony: the Spirit, the Baptism, the Crucifixion. All three in perfect agreement.  1John 5:6-8 The Message  

Christ is declared the Beloved Son of God, confirmed by the Spirit. God's testimony is further evidenced by Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. This is Perfect Love offered as full salvation for each of us.

READ 1 John 5:6-10

consider this!

- Who's testimony about Christ is greatest? (vs. 9)

- How do water, blood, spirit testify about Christ?

- What does my testimony say about Christ?

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, guard my heart from the powers of the world that pursue me. Forgive me when my actions do not bear witness to the holiness of Christ. Thank You for full salvation. Amen. -dho

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