The Love of God
“Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”
— Genesis 22:2 NLT
• We need to stick with the plan of God. It is always right, even though it might not feel right.
• God doesn’t look at your mistakes, He looks at your victories. More importantly, He looks at Christ in your life and what He did.
• When we miss it, if God has given us His word, all we have to do is get back on track. All we have to do is pick it back up. God is bigger than any of your mistakes.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
— John 3:16 NLT
• Love is sacrificial. It will cost you something. When you love somebody, it will cost you something.
• Love is not always getting your way.
• We all have the wherewithal to want to put others first and sacrifice for them but it is a change of attitude, change of mind.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
— John 3:17-18 NKJV
• God’s purpose for dying on the cross was to save the world, not condemn. He who believes in Him is not condemned but he who does not believe is condemned already. God is not going to condemn someone because they do something wrong. He gave us an option to follow Him, and it is up to us to make that choice.
• The curse was pronounced on the Earth when Adam and Eve sinned, there has not been another one. When they sinned, God said, “As surely as you eat that fruit, you’ll die” — and the earth was cursed. The Earth is crying out for redemption. Your spirit has been redeemed, but your body hasn’t. Your body is not redeemed, it’s healed. This means there is no guilt and condemnation when you believe for healing. There is no condemnation if healing doesn’t manifest in your body. Your body has not been redeemed, it’s been healed. You have to receive healing. When the Bible says you are blessed, that includes everything. The blessing of the Lord makes one rich and He adds no sorrow. So when we are walking in the blessing of the Lord, so there is no sorrow. When God pronounced the curse in the garden, everything became cursed. What happened when we got born again? We received redemption and He took us out of the curse. And the way we stay out of the curse is to keep our mind renewed to the fact that we have been redeemed.
• You can walk in the curse as a Christian and not even know it and still make Heaven your home. You can be OK with God but you neglected the blessing that He offered you. How do you step into everything God has for you? You trust Him.
• We shouldn’t rest until we enter His rest.
• God didn’t condemn an individual, that individual was condemned when they were born. We were all born sinners. An individual will be redeemed if they will accept Jesus
“If you hinge your salvation on good works, that is a sad state of affairs”
— Pastor Danny
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
• Even if a person is an atheist and committing every sin possible, God still loves that person. Does He love you more? No, not in actuality. What changes? You. God doesn’t love us based on performance. We change when we receive His love.