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Emanna for 07/16/2019

Love Being the Heart of God

Bible Verses

Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? (39) Nor height nor depth nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.... 1 John 4:16 And we know and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love....

Words of Ministry

What is God's love? Love is the heart of God. God's love issues out of His heart. Righteousness is the way of God, holiness is the nature of God, glory is the expression of God, and love is the heart of God. After speaking of God's righteousness, holiness, and glory, Paul brings us into God's heart of love. Why has God demonstrated His righteousness? Because man was fallen. Man was wrong with God and needed His righteousness. Why must God exercise His holiness? Because man is common. God must sanctify all of His common, chosen ones. Why must God give us His glory? Because all His chosen ones are low, mean, and vile. Hence, He must exercise His glory to transfigure us. But what was in God's heart originally? Love. Before God exercised His righteousness, holiness, and glory He loved us. Love was the fountain, love was the root, and love was the source of it all. God loved us before He predestinated us, He loved us before He called us, He loved us before He justified us, and He loved us before He glorified us. Before everything and anything else He loved us. Our salvation originated with the love of God. Love is the source of all that God does for us, and this love is His heart. Therefore, after God's salvation has been fully accomplished, His love remains our security. The love of God is not only the source of our salvation, it is the security of our salvation.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 254. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 10/6/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.