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Abiding in His Love

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”

John 15:10

The greatest relation is abiding in the love of God. The first in the mind of God is that He will be loved by His people. And so, the commandment in Mount Sinai, the number one among His commandments is for His people to love Him. The greatest commandments according to Christ in Matthew 22:37,

  “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”

This is the greatest of God’s demand to His people as it was first written in the tablet stones given to Moses to the children of Israel. As God’s people we must remember that the Ten Commandments was not given to all nations it was only to His people Israel. The word of God is very clear in Ephesians 2:12,

  “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.”

So before our calling, we are Gentiles, we have no covenant, we have no commandment from God and we have no promise. We are hopeless because we are Gentiles before but the children of Israel they have the Ten Commandments and the greatest of all of these Ten Commandments is love. That is God’s greatest demand. You must love the Lord your God above all.

But how can Israel love God. The Ten Commandments was actually given to them as an expression of God’s love to them. Let us notice when God demanded that His people must love Him above all and they are not to have any other gods it is because there is only but one God who loves His people. Any false gods are not God according to Paul; gods are useless in 1 Corinthians 10:19. False gods have no power, no mind and heart.

But false gods are not God. And usually these false gods are represented by people who teaches in other gods, let us call them god makers. God makers are demons using men, 1 Timothy 4:1,

  “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”

The god makers are cruel. To have false gods lead to bondage of sins. Because they made them or they made gods. These people who are god makers actually do not know the true God and because they do not know God, they think that their own minds and hearts and feelings are the mind and heart of God Himself. That is why people who teach other gods are not really teaching that there is another god but rather they are false god and they make themselves powerful than their false gods because it is them that think for their god. It is the creators of these idols that make their gods move, they carry them, they serve them and of course when their god speak, how can these god speak? For they are nothing, Isaiah 44:14-17,

 “He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.

He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:

And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.”

But how can Israel love God. The Ten Commandments was actually given to them as an expression of God’s love to them. Let us notice when God demanded that His people must love Him above all and they are not to have any other gods it is because there is only but one God who loves His people. Any false gods are not God according to Paul; gods are useless in 1 Corinthians 10:19. False gods have no power, no mind and heart.

But false gods are not God. And usually these false gods are represented by people who teaches in other gods, let us call them god makers. God makers are demons using men, 1 Timothy 4:1,

 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”

The god makers are cruel. To have false gods lead to bondage of sins. Because they made them or they made gods. These people who are god makers actually do not know the true God and because they do not know God, they think that their own minds and hearts and feelings are the mind and heart of God Himself. That is why people who teach other gods are not really teaching that there is another god but rather they are false god and they make themselves powerful than their false gods because it is them that think for their god. It is the creators of these idols that make their gods move, they carry them, they serve them and of course when their god speak, how can these god speak? For they are nothing, Isaiah 44:14-17,

  14He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

 15Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and worshippeth it; he maketh it a graven image, and falleth down thereto.

 16He burneth part thereof in the fire; with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is satisfied: yea, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, I am warm, I have seen the fire:

 17And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me; for thou art my god.”

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