TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBER – 3/28/2023
Romans 3:28 – Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.
King Jesus said, “It is finished,” when He gave His life to give you yours. Notice He didn’t say, “It’s over.” It’s not about works for salvation but working to extend His Kingdom in you. He created you for freedom, grace, and love. Your understanding of the Lord should always be changing and growing. He is that big!
Declaration: I will not be complacent. I’m growing and maturing as I sit at the feet of My King. He is not finished with me yet.
FORGETTING YOUR FIRST LOVE?
In the book of Revelation, God is disappointed with the church of Ephesus. He tells them,
Nevertheless, I have this against you, that you have left your first love. – Revelation 2:4
What does He mean? What is their first love? It’s this: They have left the principle of how everything works in the spiritual realm. That is so very true of many churches across the world today.
Hey, just because it was written to the church in Ephesus does not mean it doesn’t apply to us today. To help you see where I’m really trying to go with this, let me pull from another book by John.
“We love Him because He first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19
God acted first – He initiated – by loving us. Our response is to love Him back.
Can I say this? You have no capacity to love God whatsoever. Only God can love God. God is holy, just, righteous, sanctified, set apart, justified. Only God has the ability to fully understand and love Himself.
You and I are marred, smeared, corrupted by sin. We’re human beings. How do we have the ability to love God? We don’t. Therefore, God had to love us first. By loving us, He’s equipped us to love Him back.
When we forget this, when we start loving ourselves, our jobs, family, money and even our comfort more than God. He’s the most awesome person ever and He deserves to be number one in our lives.
Have you forgotten how love works in the spiritual realm – that God provides the love you need to love Him back. Repent! Put things right and run back to your first love today.
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