Called to be as God is


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In times like these ones, we need to have a clear definition of what Love is and what is not.
Nothing better that the Bible to help us understand what love is.

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Called to be as God is

  1. 1. CALLED TO BE AS GOD IS. God is love. He loves us. We love Him. He lives in us. As a consequence his love should ooze out of us naturally.
  2. 2. GOD IS LOVE • If we ever want to be good representants of God, we need to be immersed in His love, to be able to let the abundance of His love flow out of us and touch and change those around us. • Becoming as God is does not imply an effort of our part, but actually is allowing God who lives in us, do His work
  3. 3. WHAT IS LOVE? •Let‟s review some scriptures to find out what God describes as love.
  4. 4. GOD IS LOVE (I JOHN. 4:8, 16). • Love is who God is. • And what God does. • In order to become like God, we cannot separate what love “IS” and what it “DOES” • These two need to stay together.
  7. 7. 1 Corinthians 13:4 New King James Version (NKJV) 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
  8. 8. 1 Corinthians 13:5 New King James Version (NKJV) 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
  9. 9. 1 Corinthians 13:6 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
  10. 10. 1 Corinthians 13:7 New King James Version (NKJV) 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
  11. 11. Galatians 5:22 New King James Version (NKJV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
  12. 12. Deuteronomy 7:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9 “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
  13. 13. Acts 2:38 New King James Version (NKJV) 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  14. 14. 1 John 4:16 New King James Version (NKJV) 16 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.
  15. 15. 1 John 4:10 New King James Version (NKJV) 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
  16. 16. Psalm 46:10 New King James Version (NKJV) 10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
  17. 17. Romans 5:8 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  18. 18. Isaiah 62:5 New King James Version (NKJV) 5 For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you.
  19. 19. 1 John 3:1 New King James Version (NKJV) 3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
  20. 20. •Commandments of love
  21. 21. John 13:34 New King James Version (NKJV) 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
  22. 22. 1 John 4:11 New King James Version (NKJV) 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
  23. 23. ROMANS 13:8-10 NEW KING JAMES VERSION (NKJV) • Love Your Neighbor • 8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
  24. 24. 1 Peter 4:8 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
  25. 25. John 13:34-35 New King James Version (NKJV) 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
  26. 26. Mark 12:30 New King James Version (NKJV) 30 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.‟ This is the first commandment.
  27. 27. Mark 12:31 New King James Version (NKJV) 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
  28. 28. Matthew 19:19 New King James Version (NKJV) 19 „Honor your father and your mother,‟ and, „You shall love your neighbor as yourself.‟ ”
  29. 29. 1 John 5:3 New King James Version (NKJV) 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
  30. 30. Joshua 1:8 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
  31. 31. Opening our heart and responding to His Love.
  32. 32. Proverbs 3:12 New King James Version (NKJV) 12 For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights.
  33. 33. John 13:35 New King James Version (NKJV) 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
  34. 34. John 14:23 New King James Version (NKJV) 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
  35. 35. 1 Corinthians 13:1 New King James Version (NKJV) The Greatest Gift 13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
  36. 36. Matthew 7:7 New King James Version (NKJV) Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
  37. 37. John 15:10 New International Version (NIV) 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father‟s commands and remain in his love.
  38. 38. John 14:21 New International Version (NIV) 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
  39. 39. 1 John 4:8 New International Version (NIV) 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
  40. 40. 1 John 4:19 New King James Version (NKJV) 19 We love Him because He first loved us.
  41. 41. John 15:13 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one‟s life for his friends.
  42. 42. •Opposites of love…
  43. 43. 1 John 4:20 New King James Version (NKJV) Obedience by Faith 20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
  44. 44. 1 John 4:18 New King James Version (NKJV) 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
  45. 45. Leviticus 19:18 New King James Version (NKJV) 18 You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
  46. 46. 1 John 3:16-18 New King James Version (NKJV) The Outworking of Love 16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world‟s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.
  47. 47. Matthew 6:24 New King James Version (NKJV) You Cannot Serve God and Riches 24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
  48. 48. PROPHETIC ACTIVATION. • Remember: • God is Love. • We are commanded to love God. • To love our neighbor. • To love ourselves.
  49. 49. WE ABIDE IN HIM • He‟s words abide in us. • We can ask what we desire. • And it will be done for us! • Ask with generosity
  50. 50. YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG ON THIS: • When you prophesy to someone that God loves him/her you are 100 % accurate in your prophecy; because that is the nature of God, that is what He is, that is what He does.
  51. 51. PROPHESYING IS SIMPLY SPEAKING GOD‟S HEART OVER A PERSON, OR OVER YOURSELF! • Tonight, you are prophesying over yourself: • That God loves you. • That you love God. • That you love your neighbor • That you love yourself
  52. 52. REMEMBER TO USE THE RIGHT GRAMMATICAL TENSE. • Time Expressions with Present Perfect • When we use the Present Perfect it means that something has happened at some point in our lives before now. Remember, the exact time the action happened is not important. • Time Expressions with Present Perfect • When we use the Present Perfect it means that something has happened at some point in our lives before now. Remember, the exact time the action happened is not important. • Present Perfect suggests the process is not complete and more actions are possible.
  53. 53. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? • God has loved you before He put the foundations of the universe! • He has blessed you since you were in your mothers womb! • His love is: • Eternal unconditional unlimite free • You cannot buy God‟s love. • You cannot pay for it. • Why you would try to buy something that you already possess and that has been giving you by free?
  54. 54. NEXT WEEK… • Next week we will start an Study of “The Feast of the Lord.” • Leviticus 23 speaks of the seven Feasts of the Lord. • These feast have a prophetical picture for Israel, for the Church and for our own lives.
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