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Lois 2002
01-20-02, 09:23 AM
Believe the Love

"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us." (1 John 4:16)

One day I was walking along a highway through a park praying and I asked
a simple question, "Lord, what do You want me to tell Your people?"
Without a moment's hesitation, these words came ringing through my
spirit and my mind:

Tell them how much I love them.

They were so filled with love and compassion that it defies words to
express it. For days afterward all I could think of was 1 John 4:16.
"And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us."

We've read about God's love. We've heard about it. But I don't think
many of us have really believed it. If we did, it would totally change
everything about us and everything around us.

It's that love that caused Jesus to lay down His life for us and to
experience for Himself all the pains and weaknesses we experience. It's
that love that says to us, even when we feel so unworthy, "Come to Me
and get what you need. Don't be shy about it. I've been there. Come
boldly to the throne of grace that you may obtain mercy and find grace
to help in time of need."

Think about it. God is in love with you--so in love, He's given you
everything He has! He's given you all the healing, all the wisdom, all
the wealth, all the strength you could ever need.

"But what about my terrible past?"

That's what His mercy is for! It's taken care of your past. It's covered
every sin and failure you ever had. All you have to do now is believe
and receive His love.

What a shame it is that people suffer at the hands of sickness and
disease and every other cursed thing just because they can't believe the
love God has for them. Don't let that happen to you. Learn to believe
the love.

Believe the love God has for you. It's already been released in the
blood of Jesus.

Believe the love. It's already been released in Jesus' Name.

Believe the love. It's already been released in His Word.

Meditate that scripture over and over. Say it to yourself again and
again all day, "I believe the love Jesus has for me." Once it gets down
into your heart, you'll never be the same again.


Kenneth Copeland
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 139:1-18

Breni Sue
01-20-02, 05:40 PM
Loved the message, Lois. It was just what I needed today. And I think it is something that we should all try to remember about God and His love! :)