“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
“Give us this day our daily bread.”
“I am that bread of life.”
“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
”Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”
Our God is incomprehensible, the more He reveals Himself to you the more dazed in awe you become; resolved to submission, you raise both hands with a declaration never to let them hang.
The Lord Jesus died for the church, and the glorious church is disposed to die for her Love according the will of the Father. This mind which was in Christ Jesus breaks all barriers and obstacles; the mind of Love. So we as believers can not truly die for Christ if we are not willing to die for the world; we are called to die daily to ourselves that through this sacrifice the Holy Spirit is able to redeem mankind by the blood of Jesus; the Holy Spirit working in and through us, as we become mere spectators in our bodies closely observing the Glory of our mighty God.
The Family, husband & wife, is the smallest unit of the church and a place of purification for the saints. As Christ gave up Himself for the church so is the husband to give up himself for his wife; without this mind of love in both husband and wife marriage will not live up to God’s design. Without this mind we will fight against the purification called marriage; with the mind of Christ then are we victors, casting away all through the Word, in Spirit, in Love and with the Blood. If we exercise the mind of Christ, then marriage is a bliss for obstacles evaporate; marriage purifies us not our spouses; God is more concerned about your conduct than that of your spouse, keep the commandments. This union of purification applies to both partners; iron sharpens iron, dying daily that we may be conformed to the person of Christ, giving birth to the glorious church.
“If we can die daily for someone, then it obviously becomes easier to love the person daily”
“It would be foolhardy to laugh and criticize a blind man when he falls about, the blind will naturally fall if not guided, stop laughing and help the blind man along, this is wisdom; the word is able to remove all blindness by the power of the Holy Spirit the executor of the righteous covenant blood of Jesus .”
The Providence of Time and Space
Wrought in the vast space of time,
I sought myself; I found Jesus,
I sought my soul; I found you,
Tightly in God’s hand;
Arm in arm we journey,
To that great light in Heaven.
This is Love.