Thursday, March 1, 2018
(291.5) 6-1/2 hours sleep. Let’s pay attention to weight loss with sleep time; along with food.
Back to 1 John 4:15-17:
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of GOD, GOD dwelleth in him and he in GOD.
If we will confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD, GOD takes up residence in us, and at the same time we take up residence in GOD. It would be wise for us to remain there.
16a And we have known and believed the love that GOD hath to us.
We have recognized and believed the love that GOD has toward us.
16b GOD is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in GOD, and GOD in him.
GOD exists as LOVE. GOD told Moses, “Hayah Hayah.” I AM I AM. GOD IS WHO GOD IS GOD EXIST AS GOD EXISTS. Here, John reveals to us by inspiration of Holy Spirit that GOD EXISTS AS LOVE. When we reside in love, making LOVE our home, we have taken up residence in GOD, and GOD takes up residence in us.
This love, is at times translated “charity” in the KJV and for good reason. From the Greek, this word for “love” or “charity” is “agape”, which is the abundant, selflessly giving love that does not have requirements on the object (person) that is loved, it is an abundant love-feast that never runs out and never ends.
This is the “love” we are to dwell in because this is how GOD first, and continually LOVES us. And by believing and confessing LORD Jesus IS the Son of GOD when we accept this as Truth, we are accepting LORD Jesus the One sent by the Father, and by accepting the One sent, we accept the One Who Sent Him. Therefore, we have accepted the LOVE THAT GOD IS to come into our hearts (spirit) and take up residence. When we choose to not only accept (temporarily, or for the moment, or occasionally for a visit) but to permanently reside in the LOVE THAT GOD IS, then LOVE (GOD) takes up permanent residence in us, and the LOVE THAT GOD IS (the LOVE OF GOD) is shed abroad in our hearts by Holy Spirit. Thus, we become the Temple of LOVE THAT GOD IS, a permanently dedicated and committed home of the GOD WHO IS LOVE.
As we work out our salvation with fear (holy wonder and reverence) and trembling from spirit to soul (by the renewing of our minds by the washing of the water of the WORD) to our bodies (training the flesh to act ([behave} in accord with the WAY OF GOD, the WAY OF LOVE) we become ever brighter lights that live as human incarnations of the LOVE OF GOD. We become like LORD Jesus Christ. We become what we are created to be, the Image and Likeness of GOD.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
In this (described above) is our love (the LOVE of GOD in us) made mature and complete so that in the day of judgment because as our Lord Jesus Christ IS, as GOD IS (LOVE), so are we in this world. WE ARE, WE EXIST as LOVE, the Image and Likeness of GOD WHO IS LOVE.