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It is our belief in Christ Chapel that it is up to the Church to pray God’s will into the earth because Jesus says: “I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of heaven”. (Matthew 16:18-19). Jesus has given us the authority to release His will on earth through prayer.
Romans 12:21 “Be not overcome of evil but overcome evil with good”
God’s way is love, we can only have God’s kind of result if we do things God’s way, Love is the answer of God to the world.
Looking down through the ages, God has always answered through love. For instance, when man sinned against God in the Garden of Eden God killed a lamb and clothed their nakedness to cover man up. God does not answer tit-for –tat, an eye for an eye. His way is the way of love. You must choose to answer life with love. Unless we make this choice, things will become more and more difficult for us.
Brethren, you have been wired to respond in love, any other reaction will not bring victory. You have to train yourself to live this way. You must readily adjust yourself to love. The onus of this love walk is not on the other person but on you.
If God was supposed to respond any other way towards us, guess what? You and I will not be where we are today.
1Peter 2:18” Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear not only to the good and gentle but also to the forward….”
“Bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you”
You must learn to leave your case in the hands of the one who judges fairly (God). The reason some of us do not see God answer for us in our situation is because we have answered for ourselves. We have taken the matter into our own hands.
1Peter3:9 “Never return evil for evil or insult for insult…” when you do good, good comes back to you. Every single time you obey God on this, you always come out victorious, untouched, and unscratched.
There is big time winning waiting for you in this season we are in and you must ask yourself: Do you want to get it your way or God’s way? It’s only going to happen if you choose God’s way – the way of love. You have to determine and deliberately choose love.
Gal 5:6 “…for in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision availeth anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love.”
The world’s way is not going to solve our problem. We believers had better wise up and start training ourselves the way of love. Paul says” …..I show you a more excellent way” (1Cor.12:31). Faith with love is like having a turbo engine attached to your canoe as opposed to paddling a canoe manually. Folks, what should take you days may take a year without love. Walk the walk of faith through love.
You do not kill your enemies, you love them. In loving them you remove the case from your hands and you put it in God’s hands. If we are going to have victory God’s way, we must learn God’s way. Stop relying on the arms of the flesh. Every other way apart from God’s way is the arm of flesh and by the flesh shall no man prevail. The Bible says we should be like Jesus that when he was reviled, He reviled not.
Love is not self seeking. We live in a self seeking generation – a selfish world that does things its’ own way.
Let us overcome everything that is not love by love and then see what God does with it.
You have to determine that this is where you are going; the result you want to see is of a greater price than what anyone can do to you.
Love is to unreservedly give yourself to another. If love stops then we know it is not love at all. If love find barriers with a person’s peculiarity, looks or gifts then that love was merely an enchantment or lust.
Genuine love will never give up.