A class by Monireti Olorunmaye.
|“Oh! The Overwhelming, Never ending Reckless Love of God..|
Oh! It Chase’s me down, fights till am found, leaves the 99
I couldn’t earn it I don’t deserve it still you gave yourself away
Oh! The Overwhelming Never Ending Reckless Love of God.”
These are the lyrics of a song that I just have to believe was composed out of great Revelations of the love of a supreme being.
If I tell you I have a prepared note to come and read out scriptures to youI lie and the truth is not in me
This is not to say the Holy spirit is not ready to teach us
Am just telling you that this is not a prepared sermon.
This is you and I learning on the Go
I would have said we need to know who God is before we talk about His Love. But The Love of God is inseparable from who He is.John the Beloved affirm; God is love Ijhn 4:8 Brethren, the love of God might sound like a-well-known- fact to you. I know God loves me, He loves the whole world, We all know that.
So what’s new🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️🤷🏽♀️Eph.3.19 – [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
I will implore you to read this over and over again.Word for word, Line by line, Precept by precept.
You don’t just come to know something without experience.
That’s mere knowledge, there can be knowledge without experience, you only know because you see or hear of it.Not because you have the experience
Does God loves you? Yes God Loves me.How do you know? The Bible tells me so!I laugh you
We have sang that a number of times in children’s church
And I think we have it in our hymns.
Eph 3: 19 is still part of the Bible
That you may really come to know Practically, through experience for yourselves, the love of Christ.
Mercy Chinwo must have sat down and look at some scenarios in her life and come to the point to say;”This love is in Excess….. JESUS YOU love me too much.”
What is your own experience? Do you have a testimony or testimonies in your life that’s pointer to the fact that God Loves You? Something that makes you fully persuaded that this is nothing but the love of God. The problem now is not God, God loves the whole world Jhn 3:16. He hath loved us with an everlasting love Jer 31:3
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me saying; I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.
The Vilest sinner out there, that person you are looking at as the worst of all has God’s Love. God has loved that person, the same way he hath loved you. Rom 5 : 8; But God commended His love towards us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
So if you think it was the day you gave your life to Christ is when God started loving you. You are wrong Sir, please search through the Scriptures.
The love of God almost always being expressed in the past tense, “Hath loved.” In fact man is a creature that is most loved by God.What is man that thou hath mindful of him and the son of man that thou visited him?
The day you gave your life to Christ is the day you chose to accept the love that has been from everlasting. It is possible someone loves us.
And you don’t even have the slightest idea that he / she does, until we come to know Practically through experience for our own selves the love of Christ. We may just be resting and speaking through the experience of other people.
The question again
Does God love You? Yes!How do you know?
What experience (s) do you have that validates the fact that God loves you. Your Salvation experience? Fine!!!!
The love of God is deeper than what you and I or our finite mind could imagine. This is for someone out there who feels too laden with the burdens of sins and sorrow and the Devil is trying to make you feel God doesn’t Love you.
He is a liar and the Father of lies, God loves you but it’s a choice to accept that Love. Just the way lots of Uncle can say I love you to an aunty. She is left to decide if she will accept that Love and love you back. If she doesn’t , your love remain unrequited.
You can’t force Love on People, so you can’t expect God to force His love on you, but His Love is ever available for the whosoever. The love of God brought salvation from sin.
Titus 3:4 Rom 5:8, The love of God can be with a man, that he wakes up daily to have experiences that shows affirms that.
Check our usual II Cor 13:14. The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy spirit be with you all.
Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed: because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.
The Holy Spirit is an evidence of the love of God.
Do you know Him Do you have him How often do you commune with Him So the love of God does not just stop at Salvation or protection from accident or sicknesses.
Like I said earlier it’s deeper than you and I thought. That you may really come to know (practically, through experience for yourselves) the love of Christ, which far surpasses knowledge ( Without experience)
That ye may be filled through all your being) unto the fullness of God.
May have the richest measure of the Divine Presence and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself.When we have our own experiences of what the love of Christ can do or has done or is doing in our lives that is when we can filled with the richest measure of the Divine Presence of God Himself
This is simple;An uncle loves me, I accept, I love you too Uncle.We now begin to know ourselves, maybe all what he knows is my name. As I come to know him, we began to share experiences together, that it get to a points we literally become one.
I will begin to see different sides of his love confessions, so that when you ask me does that uncle loves you, I will say Yes.
How do you know, I can’t say because He tells me so but rather because have come to know and I have the experience that he does.
Simple!One of the experiences of God’s love is being chastise of him
Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord Loveth he chastise
That’s part of the experience;You have done something wrong and the Lord corrects you, how did we get this lucky to have God corrects us.
You think Pharaoh wouldn’t have wanted that too, when last did God correct you?
A quick one DEAR Aunty, If uncle has never for once corrected you, you are of all ladies most “unloved”. You can’t be right all the time,so if he really Loves you and have plans to grow with you, he will let you know when you are wrong.
But take note
As I round off
Let me let you know;That we can be separated from the love of God if we are not fully persuaded.
Rom 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ. It is not Christ separating himself from us now. Someone a ‘frienemy’ said: Tribulations, distress persecutions famine peril etc can separate us from the love of Christ.
So you should know that God loves me doesn’t mean my life will be distress free. There will be challenges just like in every relationships. It might get to a point that you will feel bad for being corrected and you be like. Wo, am done,
But when you are fully persuaded of His love. If you have not garnered/ gathered enough practical experiences you may not be Able to come to the point of being fully persuaded that nothing shall be able to separate you from the love of Christ
Rom 8: 35 – 39 Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with me and he with me.
My own version;Dear One, have made my love available from everlasting, if you now agree for me and accept that I love you I can now come and show you the sides of my Love to you so our love can then be perfected by you loving me back and we can then be One.
What then are you waiting for? You are yet to accept God’s love, It’s available. Come and taste and See
You have come.Then taste, drink , swim in his love and let him show you all sides of love. Have a track record of experiences of God’s love daily.
So that nothing will be able to separate you from your Lover!
Thanks for your time God lovers!
Be blessed as you read through
And I pray may these words find practical expressions in our lives.
Thank you God bless you .