April 16, 2024 – 04/16/2024
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16 – The Love Of God

1 John 4:16 (NKJV) And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.


God could demand your love, but He doesn’t. Love demanded is not love. He could demand your obedience, but He doesn’t. His will for your life, His heart for you, is like His love for you. He wants your permission and involvement.

Yes, God Almighty is looking for you to partner with Him. You can’t just say, “If it’s a God thing, it will happen. If it is not, it won’t,” especially as you and I tend to get in His way.

Here is what’s real about partnership: you can find your identity, purpose, and destiny through many avenues – all connected to the incredible heart of God. Here are just a few ways to get with His program.

1. Praise and worship as a weapon
2. Stewarding environments
3. Declarations and decrees made
4. Obtaining the mind of Christ
5. Going after the power of binding and loosing
6. Be connected to the right people for Kingdom advancement
7. Principles of pulling and casting down

There is also the word of your testimony and so much more. In short, you and I must cooperate with God by being sold out to His heart because He reveals it to us in any situation.

That’s still easier said than done. As human beings, we tend to jump on the defense when life brings trials. That is when our faith and everything we’ve learned ought to kick into high gear. Non-Christians are watching us to see how we will react to this or that. The good news is, so is God.

Luke 10:19 (NKJV) Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

We tend to focus on the serpents in this scripture, but if you read it, it also says we have power over all the enemy’s power. That power is a partnership with the Holy Spirit.

Do you know His plan? Get with the program and go after God’s will for your life.

Declaration: Father God, Thank You for Your unmerited love for me. The joy and comfort of knowing You have gone ahead of me and cleared my path is overwhelming. Lord, I choose to partner with You. Help me to love You with the measure You love me.

From My Sermon Series: Begat