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Daniel Blair is a retired Minister, who has studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and served as Pastor of churches in both California and Kentucky. He has led many revivals in this country and preached internationally. Reverend Blair stays active podcasting Revelation Truth and is an inspired writer keeping up a popular blog, and producing Christian videos. Reverend Blair ministers and counsels many hurting people on the social media site Facebook. He has seen firsthand how the devil and a multitude of psychological problems have taken their toll on Christians. Blair's passion for helping Christians to overcome their many problems has led him to write his second book entitled "Stand Firm" available at my online bookstore or at a bookstore near you. His first book was published in 2006 entitled "Final Warning." Reverend Blair and his wife, Robin, live in Round Rock, Texas. They have six children and fifteen grandchildren.

Revelation – A New World Coming

Every true believer in Christ is looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth. However, what will concern us today is the new world that Satan and his henchmen are making right now under the noses of fallen humanity. For years we have all been concerned about the New World Order that would be established and ruled by the coming Antichrist. They have taught this in the schools of higher learning and in the movies that we’ve watched for over sixty years. For those who have been brought up to believe this, look forward to a time when every nation will work together in mutual respect and harmony. They have foreseen a world that has moved beyond the captivity of religion, especially Christianity, and into the future by overcoming the depravity of man through psychiatric counseling. They have foreseen the abolishment of hunger, wars, and the effects of Global Warming caused by man. I am here to say that this is all a fantasy. It’s a lie from the pit of hell. As we shall see unless man’s heart is changed by returning to the basic principles of our Christian faith then man’s wickedness will increase with the proportionate outpouring of God’s wrath through His Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls (See Revelation 6,8,9,16).

Fallen humanity cannot fix the depravity of their hearts. Although he has tried for thousands of years through every known religion and social structure, it has always failed. Even Christianity build on seven hills and the remnants of the great city of Rome it too has failed because it has allowed self-righteous man to enter its hallowed halls and change it’s faith (See Revelation 17:4-6, 9). They along with the rest of Christendom have all but rejected the Sufficiency of Scripture and the Exclusiveness of Christianity, which has allowed a great evil to enter the church (See II Peter 1:3; John 14:6). They have allowed Satan to lead them around by the nose instead of being transformed into a new creation in Christ (See II Corinthians 5:17). Even their unholy wedding with every social structure known to man has not been successful in changing the heart of man. All has been tried from Socialism to Communism, and from Fascism to Capitalism but all have failed. Nations and people still rage, as they invent newer ways to destroy one another. Horrific crimes that shock our sensibilities still go unabated against humanity. Hunger and diseases still ravages the planet and our once beautiful home is still being destroyed. Nothing has changed. Man’s heart is still depraved.

The world that’s being shaped now is not going to be any better. In fact, it’s going to be far worse, because they have rejected the only thing that can truly change man’s heart. Things are not what they appear. It doesn’t take an expert to see that most of our freedoms have already diminished by allowing evil to prevail in our legal system, health care, education, and the business sector driven by wealth and greed. Don’t think for a minute that evil will be eradicated just because some promises have been made by those in power. Experimental drugs will continue on the market as they seek to control and boost the productivity of the workforce and to refine drugs to help the mental experts deal with the depravity of humanity. Don’t think for a moment that we will overturn the rights of the homosexual community and stop the pedophile’s quest for sexual encounters with children. Don’t think for a moment that we will stop public education from teaching their perversions and historical revisions to our children. Don’t think for a moment that we will overturn the mother’s desire to kill their own child through abortion. Don’t think that for a moment that we will actually stop those who are destroying our planet or polluting the environment. Our freedoms have been taken away step by step over the past sixty years while most of us have slept. We have already lost our freedoms to carry our Bibles, to teach or preach in schools, in public buildings, malls, parks and on the streets without a permit.

So what do we do, as children of the Most High God? We cannot ultimately change the direction of the world, but there is much we can do, and should do. It can be summarized in two points: 1) come out from among them; and 2) draw close to Jesus Christ in faith and obedience. What matters most to me is that you will be prepared for the coming of Christ in the clouds (See Mark 13:26). So, the first thing we need to do, is stop following the world’s agenda that’s keeping you so confused and ignorant that you would not recognize the Beast (or the Antichrist) if he were standing right before you. Redeem the time. Quit following every wind of doctrine where the News Media, Social Media, public education, and Hollywood has become a cesspool of contradicting information to keep you uninformed, busy, and aggravated. Believe me, it will be totally unacceptable to withdraw from society. It will be illegal, if not already, to reject your children’s public education and its profane curriculum and to reject the counsel and drugs from your counselor of psychiatry (under the cloak of Social Services). It will, in the near future, be illegal to reject the world’s method to monitor your movement and purchases through a new and improved chip on your credit and debit cards. Cash and personal checks will no longer exist.

Now, for the second thing. Do not come to me for I am merely a man. Come to Jesus Christ believing that He has already given you everything you need for life and godliness (See II Peter 1:3). Listen to Him through Scripture confirmed by the indwelling Spirit. Walk with Him in obedience to all of His commands allowing the indwelling Spirit to produce every Spiritual fruit (See Galatians 5:22-23). If we say we truly believe in the Sufficiency of Scripture, then as Christians we will reject any and all forms of psychiatric counseling, psychotherapy, and especially their mind-altering drugs. I foresee a time when God’s faithful remnant will need to withdraw to a private place to teach their children and one another. To a place where they can counsel one another from the Holy Scriptures. The Bible says, “As far as I am concerned about you, my brothers, I am convinced that you especially are abounding in the highest goodness, richly supplied with perfect knowledge and competent to counsel one another” (Romans 15:14, Williams). To withdraw to a place where they can worship freely in the Spirit without being tracked by those in power. Believe me, that won’t sit well with those in power. They will seek to draw you back into the fold. Dear saints, this will call for patient endurance.

We must decide: are we children of the light or are we children of darkness? The children of light will only teach their children the truth and not allow them to be exposed to the evil in the world, especially at such a young tender age. Why would a five-year-old be told that he or she has a right to choose their own gender, or that they have a choice to become homosexual even if their parents are against it? The children of light would spend more time caring for the needs of others by helping them to grow up in their faith, rather than wasting it on senseless debates and chasing after every new wind of doctrine. The children of light would be more concerned with transformation and producing spiritual fruit, than following the latest news articles or bashing the other side. The children of light would learn how God’s Word answers every one of your emotional and psychological problems, rather than depending on the world to solve your problems. The children of light would embrace their own God given gender and seek to embrace the opposite sex, instead of chasing after the perversions of our society. Dear children let’s withdraw from society, seek out others of like faith, and be children of light, because Christ’s return is much closer than you think.

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Warning: Social Media and It’s Manipulation by Antichrist

Perhaps one of the greatest dangers facing any society is division among the masses. Give people a little knowledge and a voice on the world stage with no accountability or rules of engagement it will produce pandemonium and even greater confusion. Learning how to manipulate those voices into a coherent objective through false narratives is not only dangerous for any society but could also have devastating results for all of humanity. This will be used by Antichrist to manipulate the masses. That has never been possible before, beyond nation states relying on books, speeches, and print media. Dialogue was primarily between one’s neighbor, a small group, family clan or the reach of the Church, institutions or government assembly. Although we have had news media outlets for some time now in the modern age, most would have just accepted or rejected their brief reporting and then went on with the rest of their life, typically only sharing it among their peers.

With the coming of Social Media that has all changed. Now they have been given a much larger audience. It has given them a voice to the masses, not only to share their own personal thoughts about life, but to assimilate information from others. To receive information from many different kinds of people from every walk of life, religion, and morals. In conjunction with the portable cellphone these Social Media sites can all be accessed anywhere at any time 24/7 to share on, but mainly to assimilate information. There is a continuous news feed of information. Unlike schools of higher learning and Hollywood’s proliferation of countless movies to teach the masses, that has shaped our society for over sixty years, Social Media never turns off and has the ability to project a false narrative to a greater number of people in every corner of our world. The false narratives shared has only created greater confusion among the masses in every area of thought, especially in the area of politics and theology. This new platform has subjugated the local church and even the established news media to a certain degree with the latest manipulation from unseen powers seeking to shape the world in its own image.

As a Christian, and a pastor for over 40 years, I know I can never really change the direction of the world, but I can help His children and those willing to listen to understand what’s happening behind the scenes. To see the big picture on how this generation is being manipulated to forget their original calling of God and to be sucked into a false narrative to fight against the opposition even if that completely changes their character making them just as bad in the eyes of a Holy God. A trespass is a trespass no matter which side is committing it. 1Those in power have already proven that they can take a ragtag group of so-called deplorable people and turn them into a powerful force to be reckoned with among the world’s elite. And this was accomplished through Social Media. I am not, at least at this point, referring to President Trump, whom I support and voted for. However, I do see the stage being set through the manipulating of voices on Social Media. It does not take much narrative, false or otherwise, to control and manipulate a very large segment of the population through Social Media.

As Christians we need great discernment to stop believing the lie or the false narrative. Stop believing every post that you read. Stop believing every video you watch. A good way to discern blog articles and videos is what are they trying to advertise with their pop-up ads? Is it sexual in nature or does their ad promote something contrary to sound doctrine? Moreover, don’t you realize that God’s Word is free and that it should never be peddled as merchandise?2 Don’t you know that God can raise up prophets and pastors to speak on things in society without you surfing through the internet discovering half-truths on your own?3 People have become masters at twisting the truth and making it a lie or taking a lie and making look like the gospel truth.4 If we can’t get past the third or fourth post on the Social Media news-feed without red flags going off, then we must realize that someone is passing on false narratives to be used by those in power and that will be used by the coming Antichrist. Remember it was Christ who instituted the Church giving authority to its leaders to give you everything you need for life and godliness.5

We must come out from among them while we can and the best place to begin is stop participating in their hateful rhetoric. Social media has robbed humanity of so very much, and of course, that was, the devil’s plans from the beginning.6 If he can change history by re-writing it, or change the narrative and make you believe it, then you will be led to fight against any opposing force. He may even lead you to persecute Christians on the other side, which has been seen throughout Christian history. You will be led to follow the new deliverer in accepting any new initiative or project coming in the future. He will fill up your minds with hateful rhetoric for the other side that will grow like a virus. I have been amazed at how easy people can attack others on Social Media because they did not align with their pitiful understanding of theology or world affairs. This is made easier because they are not talking to the other person face to face, in person. Primarily, because there is no longer Church authority, they have easily accepted whatever makes sense to them or what they have found on the internet to agree with them in their error.7

When Christians start getting their theology only from Social Media we are in deep trouble as a nation and as a people of God. Even the quoting of Scripture can be taken completely out of context to prove a false narrative. This break down of Biblical theology among God’s children allows them to easily assimilate false doctrine at an alarming rate on Social Media. If we are not grounded in our faith, then we will believe the lie.8 We say that we are against globalization, but we easily talk to other faiths and assimilate whatever makes sense even if disagrees with the clear teachings from God’s Word. Dear children, we really need to spend more time in the Bible developing our theology and allowing the indwelling Spirit to write it on our hearts.9 For the Christian their narrative should always be about Jesus Christ and the new life He promises, not to fill their heads with nonsense.10 Dear children, we all see the signs of His coming so let’s get busy now and make sure we are living the life that He has called us to.

We have given up so much to be tied to our cellphones and the Social Media platform. Although I too have developed a few select friends on Facebook, I spend much more time developing a personal relationship with my Lord. Let me encourage everyone to come out from the world and find a small group of friends or neighbors to share your life with. If possible, find a church home that still preaches the truth, a place where you can build meaningful relationships with real people you can converse with face to face, in person. Believe me, you will be much richer because of it. You will learn to be more sympathetic, more understanding, and more giving when you are looking at the person you are talking to. We were actually created for God and for one another.11 It’s a wonderful thing to actually read the other person’s body language when talking to them in person, to sense their feelings and to reach out and touch their hurts. Take time now, before time is no more, to develop a personal relationship with others and with God through personal prayer and meditation. Stand firm dear children, because the coming Antichrist will use Social Media and the internet to manipulate you to follow him.

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The New Resistance Ordained by God

If the current division in this country and from around the world goes unabated, then the devil will have won. If the mudslinging and hateful rhetoric continues, then we will have made a path for the coming Antichrist to exercise his dominion over all humanity. If the marching, the vandalism, and the fighting continues, then we will become the devil’s kingdom that will be cast into utter darkness and decay. As Christians, we must resist the powers of darkness and the devil, but our strategy must change. Destruction, persecution, and death are on the horizon if we don’t change course immediately. We need a new resistance. We need a resistance ordained by God.

We have all been quite busy, since our awakening of what’s been happening over the past sixty years. We have had our share of rallies, marches, and protest. We have posted are memes, secret recordings, and quotes from the other side. We have followed most of the same tactics of the other side being careful not to cross the line; well, especially in public view. On the other hand, we have voted and prayed that our side would win so that we can bring God’s Holy Laws to bear on the other side. Our unspoken motto often repeated in most of our minds is, “Repent or go to jail.” Unfortunately, all this has not worked out so well. We could never match the other side in their shocking vulgarity and their unchecked brutality. As the resistance, we need a new plan or rules of engagement. Let’s look together at God’s Holy Word to ordain our resistance movement.

Before we continue, we all must resist. There is no sitting on the sidelines. We must engage the enemy. I don’t think any of you need to be reminded who the enemy is and how the old devil has brought them this far to stand against God’s Holy commands. They have had sixty years to prepare and we are just now getting started. Yes, for the most part, they look, dress and talk the same way we do. They may even go to the same church, but on the inside, they are working for the other side. They are working for the devil even if they don’t admit it. If they are for the killing of unborn children, they are working for the devil. If they are for the homosexual, the transgender, bestiality, or any other form of sexual perversion, then they are working for the devil. If they have substituted psychology for trusting in God alone, then they are clearly working for the devil. If they agree that the Bible and prayer must be removed from public education, then clearly, they are working for the devil. So, how do we fight back against the enemy?

Well, it needs to get personal and up close. Our real success on social media is seriously questioned. We need to speak or write to a much larger audience than a few select friends allowed to see our post on social media. Expand your horizons. If need be, get a blog, write a book, publish a song or teach in your church. Let everyone know that the rules of engagement must change. When the Bible says we need to come out from among them, it means just that. Stop following their ways. Believe me, God’s ways are completely the opposite and much more powerful. So, how do we confront those working for the other side? It’s good to always start with prayer. If need be, do it silently or later, but don’t let it interfere with your listening power. If we listen long enough with serious concentration, we will hear their struggles. We will hear and feel their pain. God will reveal their needs, just don’t be shocked.

The second thing we need to do is try to meet their needs. The Bible says, “Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head” (Romans 12:20). Let’s be clear the Bible is talking about your enemy. This food and water is the most basic needs for their survival. Let me suggest it also includes their emotional and psychological needs for which their counseling and drugs have not helped much, if at all. It includes all of their basic needs for survival. Once we have determined their real needs from active listening, then as a Christian offer to meet their needs. Let them know that you’re doing it out of Christian love. Believe me, it will be just like heaping hot coals on their heads. It will bring tears to the hardest person. Don’t forget their greatest need is salvation. Learn how to share the simple Gospel, then lead them to accept Jesus Christ as both Lord and Savior. There is no greater joy than seeing a sinner repent and ask God for forgiveness. Also, don’t forget to agree with them in your discussion on the points that you can. The truth is the truth, no matter which side is proclaiming it. I have personally hoped that our side would take a stronger stance on protecting our beautiful creation and its delicate environment.

The Bible also says, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). They say that most people make an immediate decision to fight or flee when confronted by a hostile enemy. From my Seminary days when confronted with a loaded weapon aimed at me demanding money, I realized that there is a third option. Seek to understand the needs of your enemy. Although I was unable to save the establishments money, I can only tell you, because of my sincere concern for his well-being it kept us from getting hurt and had a profound effect upon this young man who kept apologizing. For a moment I thought I had talked him out of the armed robbery and that he would actually accept my offer to help. I don’t think many of us will need to deal with such extremes, but the lesson is still relevant. We can overcome evil with good. We must try very hard not to fight back as the pagans do. The early Christians learned this lesson well and their persecution was later seen as the seeds of the church.

Finally, the Bible says we should not be, “A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren (Proverbs 6:19). We have heard a lot, as of late, about people on both sides spreading lies in order to make the other side look worse than what they really are. Many times words are taken out of context, pictures are photoshopped or even videos are slightly doctored or slowed down to give a different effect. Perhaps we have all been guilty of this at one time or another. We cannot hope to bring peace if we keep throwing logs on the fire. Reconciliation is impossible if we keep sharing things that are hurtful to the other side and that may not be true. Don’t you realize that the more we read and share this kind of hurtful rhetoric that it will only raise your level of hate, tempting you to strike back even harder? As Christians we should remember what the Bible says, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Romans 12:19). Let me encourage everyone who calls upon the Name of Christ to join the new resistance movement; a new resistance ordained by God. Amen

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The Depth of Evil is Exposed on the Left

It’s only been two years since many believers in Christ decided to support a new political leader, an outsider, who promised to disrupt the flow of history. For over sixty years it had pushed civilization to the left of center, first in our movies and entertainment then in our system of education to the masses. With our new leader, we embarked on a new journey to the far reaches of the right to overcome some of the greatest sins of our century. With one conservative appointment after another followed by the boldest executive orders, something began to happen that shocked all of us. First, it came by way of the media ready and willing to report on the slightest discrepancy trying desperately to make the new movement look horrific in the sight of the crying masses. It wasn’t long before the expert organizers had their people marching in the streets, vandalizing public property, and demonizing innocent people that supported the new administration. But all this was just the beginning.

There were threats in a graphic of a starlet holding the severed head of President Donald Trump along with many other clear and veiled threats of assassination on the public airwaves, yet the left sees nothing wrong with this grotesque and violent behavior. Perhaps beating up supporters, egging them, ripping off their MAGA hats and a throwing beverage on them is only seen as innocent child’s play. Perhaps ejecting his supporters from restaurants, taunting them on the streets, and projecting foul and demeaning language on the public stage is also seen as just good political discourse. Their accusations are non-ending on the liberal media channels as they allow the other side to make threats of civil war if they don’t win back control of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Yet, they quickly explain that bad behavior away too We are compelled to ask ourselves, why are they so angry? What could cause such bad behavior?

Could it really be the administration’s denial of global warming and its withdrawal from the climate accords? Even when he has signed an Executive Order to clean up the oceans, lakes and waterways. Could it be that the administration wants to enforce the law that deters illegal immigration? When he has shown that illegal aliens have caused a drain on our economy and is responsible for rape, murders, and violent gangs. Could it be that the administration wants to build a wall to stop the illegal flow of drugs into our country? Or could it be that the administration is stopping the transgender from entering the women’s restroom or stopping the homosexual community from taking the whole country hostage to perform its will? Could it be that they think the administration in the near future would stop abortion, the massive killing of unborn children? Could it be our right to bear arms and our rejection of their legislation that would eventually disarm the public? Even when we have demonstrated time and again it’s not the weapon that does the killing but the person pulling the trigger. Could it be that they simply don’t like President Trump and all the good things that he has accomplished? No, I believe it something much more sinister.

No, the problem is, we are attempting to change an entire nation that has been brainwashed by Hollywood and public education for over sixty years. What they really want is a New World Order to unite the entire world together making everyone an equal servant to those in power. It would be necessary to remove all borders and any hint of nationalism. What they really want is to destroy capitalism and institute a new form of socialism without the need for money. What they really want is to have complete control over the masses by causing them to depend totally upon the government for their well-being. What they really want is to mark or microchip the entire civilization to keep track of their every movement. What they really want is to destroy all forms of religion that points toward an all-powerful God. Once that has been accomplished then it would be easy to allow one person to take that position. The Bible says, “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (II Thessalonians 2:4). What they really want is a brave new world, as they are being seduced by Satan himself, who they hope will raise up one to defeat Trump in 2020, performing great miracles to lead the entire world astray.

That is the problem pure and simple. You might ask where was the church during this silent takeover of our country? Why did we allow our children to be taught things in public education that stands against our Christian heritage? Perhaps the simplest answer is that the church has grown lukewarm over the past sixty years no longer trusting in God alone to provide for their every emotional and psychological need. This opened Pandora’s Box that allowed the world into the church. Then with the coming of the technological revolution, the old ways seemed slow and not so relevant to meet the struggles in the new world. With the coming of movies and the television, we found a new teacher to enlighten us and train our children in the ways they should go. With the coming of higher education and its accessibility to the masses, professors were free to teach things that no longer aligned with our Christian upbringing, such as, the sufficiency of Scripture, and the exclusiveness of Christianity. This led the church and the world to accept Psychology and Psychotherapy that paves the road to socialism, dependence upon the New World Order and enslavement to the powers of evil, the prince of darkness. We have entered a world of future shock led by the master deceiver himself, Satan.

Do you really think that these deceived liberal children are crying on their own? No, they have been told that their world is being destroyed by us and that they must fight back, or all will be lost. So their evil behavior is really not seen as that bad, because they are fighting against a much greater evil. This evil is magnified by the liberal media and the Hollywood elite. They do so by comparing President Trump to Adolph Hitler and referring to his supporters as Nazi collaborators and fascist. They are like spoiled children throwing a tantrum, who justify their bad behavior by calling us evil. This thinking is as old as the first Christian persecutions. It’s easier to hurt the other side if they are seen as evil and themselves as being good. In their eyes the coming civil war, if they lose both houses of Congress, is somehow justified. Oh Lord, we feel as though your beloved children are standing against Goliath who has been seduced by Satan and see us as the evil ones who have finally woke up and are fighting back.

We know somehow if we lose this fight through the ballot box and the proclamation of the Gospel then all will truly be lost as your judgment will continue to be poured out on an evil world. They can blame Mother Nature or Global Warming, but we know who is standing behind the Judgment. They can blame President Trump, the conservative movement, and even the Christian, but we know it is you who will bring forth your judgment upon a very evil world that has mandated public education but denies your existence and teaches evolution. We know you will continue to bring forth your judgment if we fail to stop their liberal agenda. Oh Lord, give your precious children strength to pray, to vote, to awaken the lukewarm church and proclaim the eternal Gospel. Give them strength, Oh Lord, to put on the whole armor of God and take their stand against the enemy. Please, dear children, share this article and keep up the good fight.

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The Third Step to Transformation in Christ is Love

We have seen in the last article in the series transformation in Christ that understanding and using our unique Spiritual gifts was the second step. Now as God’s Word says, “But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way” (I Corinthians 12:31). Of course, that most excellent way is both a Spiritual gift and a fruit of the Spirit, which I am calling our third step to transformation in Christ. This is the gift that opens the floodgates of Heaven because true love comes from God. Let’s be clear right in the beginning, we cannot conjure up this love. It either comes from God or it’s not true love. God is Love. His greatest desire is to love His creation. In fact, the miracle is He chooses to love others through us. We simply cannot out love God. Do you really want to feel God’s love then allow His love to flow through you to others? This is your next step to transformation in Christ.

Before that happens, we need to look beyond the mask that others wear. Yes, everyone wears a mask. We need to look beyond our judgment that’s often shaped by an evil world. We need to look beyond the race or the color. When all those lenses are removed, and we truly look at the heart of the other individual something miraculously happens. We actually see them for the first time. We see the precious child inside. Only then can we truly love them or allow God to love them through us. I am compelled to say something good about social media (well at least one good thing). People often don’t show their most updated photo instead they share a photo of a young beautiful person or no photo at all, because they believe others will more readily accept them. Well, that’s the way our love works we must learn to look beyond the rough or aged exterior of the other person. For the world, this is nearly impossible to do, but for those who are being transformed in Christ, we see the miracle of looking beyond the face and the outward behavior to the heart of the other individual.

This love is the gift that keeps giving even in the face of rejection or open meanness and hostility. This is not a gushy or worldly kind of love. It is a strong powerful love that seeks the real needs of others. It says, “What can we do, Oh Lord, to really help this other person; what can we do to break down this barrier?” It may be hidden, but contrary to what they may say, everyone has a need. Everyone wants to be loved even if they don’t admit it. This true love from heaven passing through us will break down the emotional barriers of previous hurts or regrets. It is good to keep in mind that emotional problems have been known to cause physical problems and bad behavior. We will reach out and touch their heart with the love of God if we start to meet their real needs; not their felt needs, but their real needs. There is great power in love that keeps on giving without expecting anything in return, which is the definition of true love.

It’s impossible for the world to keep loving without expecting anything in return. They teach the 50/50 principle, or I will give what I can get in return. Or I will love you as long as I can get something out of it. When we love without ever expecting anything in return therein is its true power. A power so strong it can transform lives. This is the same love we receive from the Father. It’s the same love that He wants to love others with, through us. One of the miracles of our transformation is that we feel the great magnitude of His love for us. It’s a love that’s overflowing like liquid love covering every square inch of our bodies with tremendously powerful impulses. We simply cannot retain it. We must give it away to others, allowing His love to flow through us to others. Now here is another miracle, that I call the perfect triangle of love. As our love flows down from God on one side of the triangle it then flows horizontally to others who then returns the love back to God on the other side of the triangle. Praise God.

So if we are not expecting anything in return, what is love? To answer this question in one word it is “self-giving.” We learn how to give ourselves to others. Let’s say right here, very emphatically, this is not sexual. We must learn to give ourselves to others without the world’s definition of love. There is a time and place for sexuality but not to be covered in our discussion of self-giving love. We can start by asking the question how can our gifts, talents, abilities, and intellect make up for what’s lacking in others. How can we best meet their emotional, psychological and physical needs? Let me be clear, you will never learn their needs while you do all the talking. We must learn to listen, to really listen and if we do speak ask some thought-out questions that will help them to share their deepest concerns and problems. And then when we finally respond, we learn that we have compassion, not pity; that we demonstrate sincere kindness, not rudeness or being condescending; that we demonstrate true humility, not boasting or prideful, along with the many other beautiful traits described in God’s Holy Word.

Let’s also be clear that true love always tells the truth. It cannot lie in order to make or keep friends. It does not lie to cover-up their trespass. With love in our hearts, we feel compelled to speak the truth even if it momentarily hurts the other person. To point out their trespass and then help them to walk through it by repenting and seeking God’s forgiveness is the true measure of love. To overlook their trespass will not help them and is not true love. This is especially difficult when they attack you for pointing it out, which is in the nature of those living in the world. No one likes to be confronted with their sins. They will not receive lightly what you have to say, but if you say it in love with a sincere desire to see them rejoicing in forgiveness from God and a life free from their bondage of guilt it will help them to receive your love. Remember, God has called us to love one another which is our true path to transformation in Christ.

Finally, we cannot say that God is transforming us if we have not allowed His magnificent love to be perfected in us. The Bible says, “No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us” (I John 4:12). This love that is being perfected is the epitome of our transformation in Christ. Only those who are being truly transformed and walking in His love for others will have an impact upon the world. As the world grows darker by the day, the light of His love flowing through us will keep the world from being destroyed. All the marching and chanting will not change the darkness. All the Facebook post and videos will not change the darkness. All the complaining and changing of laws will not change the darkness. Only God’s beloved children who are being transformed in Christ exercising His powerful love for others will overcome the darkness and bring forth a marvelous light. Amen

Let me conclude by quoting in part from the great chapter of love. We all need to memorize these three little verses in the Bible allowing God to write them on our hearts. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (I Corinthians 13:4-7). Dear children, please take the next step into transformation by allowing God to love others through you.

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