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The Third Step to Transformation in Christ is Love (Video)

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. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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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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The Flame is Burning Close to the White House (Video)

Jarred Kushner the President’s most trusted advisor, seen by some in the administration as a genius, works behind the scenes shaping the world. The outcome may be beyond what you could hardly imagine. Mr. Kushner, a soft-spoken millionaire, in his own rights, is married to the President’s daughter, Ivanka. He has given up his position as the CEO of his own business and the leadership role as the owner of The New York Observer to help his father-in-law get elected as President of the United States. He was the brains behind … After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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The Flame is Burning Close to the White House

I come humbly before the throne of grace asking that you confirm to me what has been revealed not by dreams or visions but simply by seeing what’s there for everyone to see if they have eyes to see. Through a course of unrelated events, I have witnessed you working in the world to bring the time of the Gentiles to a conclusion (See Luke 21:24, and Romans 11:25) so that you can open the eyes of your people, the nation of Israel. As your beloved children, we never wish to run ahead of you or lag behind, so I ask that you confirm to me when I should go public with what you have so purposely revealed to me. I know to move ahead takes a great deal of faith believing that your children are ready for your next great move in the life of all humanity. I also know that you have never done anything major without first revealing it to your servants, so I will step out in faith and follow your lead. I pray this in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Bible says, “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7).

Jarred Kushner the President’s most trusted advisor, seen by some in the administration as a genius, works behind the scenes shaping the world. The outcome may be beyond what you could hardly imagine. Mr. Kushner, a soft-spoken millionaire, in his own rights, is married to the President’s daughter, Ivanka. He has given up his position as the CEO of his own business and the leadership role as the owner of The New York Observer to help his father-in-law get elected as President of the United States. He was the brains behind the social media campaigns to help him win the election. This was a tremendous ideological change for Mr. Kushner who has given generously (as much as $10,000.) to the Democratic Party in years past and has always since childhood, the age of 11, embraced the tenets of liberalism, which is openly shared by his wife, Ivanka. You would think by now that red flags should already be raised, but we have barely scratched the surface.

Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew and the grandson of Holocaust survivors led his wife to Judaism before their marriage. They both have followed closely all the Jewish rites and holy days living in a kosher home. They have both opposed all the ultra-right leaders in the administration during its early days and winning, causing much of the revolving door in the West Wing. Mr. Kushner has been the mastermind behind many of the major decisions in the White House, working behind the scenes and giving few interviews. They say that he was responsible for the latest revision of the NAFTA deal and has been working hard to revive the Peace Deal between Israel and all of its Arab neighbors. Apparently, his direction has been seen as ingenious from those who have been involved in the process. As Christians, we would do well to keep an eye on Mr. Kushner, especially if he ultimately becomes responsible for the Peace Deal and if he has future aspirations in political leadership. Most of us, are not unaware that Israel is actively looking for an Orthodox Jewish Messiah to come back as a powerful political leader that would allow them to build their third Temple in Jerusalem. It is clear that this must be a political and not a legal action. Those who understand Daniel’s prophecy of the seventieth week (See Daniel 9:27) know that it is a future political leader, the Antichrist of Revelation 13, who will one day make a deceptive covenant with the Jewish leaders, leading to the rebuilding of the Third Temple.

Not only was Mr. Kushner instrumental, by working behind the scenes, to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem he is also active in the Prison Reform and the Opioid epidemic allowing him into prisons, half-way houses, drug rehabilitation centers, and hospitals with his plans, which accounts for a large part of the population. One can only wonder what kind of rehabilitation may be mandated with his liberal tendencies and especially his participation in the movement of Transcendental Meditation that has captured most of the liberal elite, which includes Hollywood. I must admit that I was not too surprised at its popularity in this country and from around the world but was quite amazed at its acceptance in the nation of Israel. This along with the total acceptance of Psychology and Psychotherapy one wonders who is left to put their total trust in God alone to fix all their problems through salvation in Christ. Where is our faith in the transformation? The saying is true, “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” (Revelation 13:7). And all this without one shot being fired.

Like we said, we have barely scratched the surface of this “Ultimate Jewish Power Couple”, as reported in the Jerusalem Post, and currently the most trusted advisors of our President. It was just reported not long ago that Mr. Kushner just won his permanent Top Security Clearance allowing him to sit with the President and offer his advice during all the intelligence briefings. I understand his office is the closest to the President. They have also won the respect and the ear of many of the world’s leaders. Time will only tell what political position this couple will ascend to in the coming years, but it would be wise to keep our eyes on them and not be blind to their supposed allegiance to the Christian right. The coming years may appear the most exciting and at the same time the most horrifying to the Christian community worldwide. God help us to keep our eyes wide open so that we can truly Stand Firm.

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Use Your Gifts, Our Second Step to Transformation (Video)

The Bible says, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (I Corinthians 12:1). Yet, we live in a day when most Christians, even those who claim to be mature, are ignorant concerning spiritual gifts. Unfortunately, this ignorance is a choice in the lukewarm church. They purposely chose to ignore the Spiritual gifts because of the many abuses and the inclination for pride among those who claim to use them. So, instead of picking out the Spiritual gifts that have less controversy they throw out the whole lot. After watching this video on my secure website, please share with others.

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