Love is a two way street

How many of  us have ever been in  a love affair, only to find it is one sided?  It is very disheartening and sometimes even devastating. In regards to our Lord Jesus, it is clear He loved and loves us GREATLY. How many of us know that He asked for something in return? Yes, it is that we ALSO love Him!

The love was manifested in His brutal suffering He took for us so that we could be saved and live life eternal. So once we understand that Jesus did HIS PART to show His love for us it is only natural to ask “What can I DO to show this wonderful loving Lord that I LOVE HIM? This is indeed a most important question ALL true Christians should ask. Let’s look at the only real place to find the answer– God’s holy book- The Bible.

If we start in Genesis and read all the way to the end (Revelation) for a direct statement from God’s word of   ” How” to love Him, we find it!  As clear and pure and simple as possible . STRAIGHT FROM OUR LORD’S MOUTH!  It is ” If you love me, keep my commandments” (John  14:15)  There it is!   No misinterpreting this, no way , no how!  The Lord, who undertook great suffering love for us, asks us to “Love Him” by doing something. 

Ok, if this is what our Lord asks us to do, shall we ignore Him? Should we say “Oh Lord, you know I love you, but I don’t want to obey your Commandments”  Ofcourse not!  If we “love” Him we’ll do what He asks, correct?  Many say ” I love you Lord” yet don’t care enough to do what He asks TO SHOW YOU LOVE HIM!  As Jesus said “Why do you call me Lord, Lord, and do NOT the things I say?” (Luke 6:46)

Now here is the really sad thing, most Christians ignore(John 14:15). The blindness is indeed worldwide and only those being guided by the Holy Spirit see this and obey accordingly. And ALWAYS remember Jesus AUTHORED the great Moral Law “All things were made by Him, and without Him  was not anything made that was made”(John 1:3)

So won’t you ask yourself today  “Do I really LOVE Him and do what  He asks me to do”?  Please, don’t deceive yourself and “love” Him YOUR way. HE knows best for us, not we ourselves! It’s all about summiting to Him and BELIEVING HIS WORDS. For once we do what Jesus said to do (Keep His Commandments) we feel a true connection with Him. (1 John 2:3-4) ” For this is HOW we know we know Him, if we keep His Commandments. He that says ” I know him” and does not keep His Commandments, is  a liar, and the truth is not in Him”.  Jesus asks us to LOVE HIM and isn’t He worth it for what He has done for us?  amen.

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17 Responses to “Love is a two way street”

  1. Richard Says:

    Well, bro
    You are confusing this passage (Jn.14:15) with the “ten commandments”. That is because you are on a one way railroad speeding down the track and all you see is the “ten”.
    Christ said, “keep My commandments”. Did you ever spend some time in the Gospels and find out what where His commandments?
    Just a few:
    The new commandment (Jn.13:34)
    Keeping the words of Christ (Jn.14:23-24)
    Christ said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”. (Jn.15:12)
    We are His friends (if) we do whatever He commanded (Jn.15:14)

    And as far as 1Jn.2 goes, he is referring to Christ and His commands. In verse 2, he talks about Christ being our sacrifice for our sins. Then proceeding to verse 3, he says, “this is how we know Him” Who? Christ. Verse 4 it continues with Christ. Verse 5, by keeping “His” (Christ’s) word, the love of God is perfected. Verse 6, referring to Christ and how he lived.

    Verses 7-11, refers to the “new commandment” that Christ commanded. “Loving our brother as we love ourselves”. Love is the fulfilment of the Law. This is very evident in the new testament coming from what Christ commanded.

    No offence here, but you need to get away from “religious teachings” and go to The Great Teacher, The Holy Spirit.
    In love,
    Richard

  2. Rob Says:

    Let me ask you something, “who” do you think wrote the Moral Law(ten Commandments)?

  3. Todd G Says:

    Richard I am thankful for your desire to get away from religious teachings and your realization that all we need is God’s Word and His Holy Spirit to guide us.

    That being said, try to imagine you’ve never heard the millions of “teachers” out there trying to convince everyone that Jesus came to destroy the law and that the Ten Commandments are no longer God’s will for our lives. If we then read through the entire Scriptures we see that those “teachers” are completely false.

    Christ said, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” (Matt 5:17)

    We cannot ignore the Words of Jesus and if we try to twist His meaning we “wrest the scriptures to our own destruction.” (2 Pet 3:16)

    He showed us what it was to be a true follower of God…showed us what it was to walk according to God’s laws. And not only the letter, as the Pharisees, but the spirit of the law.

    Starting in verse 21, Jesus spends the rest of Matthew chapter 5 teaching us about the Spirit of the law. He taught us that to hate is breaking the spirit of the commandment not to murder, and to lust is breaking the commandment not to commit adultery.

    Since Christ has revealed the true spirit of the law, does that negate the letter? Is it now acceptable to God for the Christian to murder, as long as he doesn’t hate? Can the Christian commit adultery as long as he doesn’t lust? May it never be!

    Was God’s law temporary? Please read through the Psalms and tell me what you read…for they are absolutely FILLED with the proclamation that God’s law is everlasting, holy, righteous and just.

    “The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.” Psalm 111:7-8

    My brother in Christ, Rob, asked a very important question…whose finger do you think it was that wrote on the tablets of stone?

    I’ll ask you another: Do you believe it’s God’s will for a Christian to break the Ten Commandments?

  4. Rob Says:

    You stole my lines! lol. Anyway, my dear brother is convinced the Holy “Moral Law” is somehow changed, lessened, and of no effect now. It is truly sad that a “brother” CANNOT or WILLNOT acknowledge God’s Holy loving Laws. Somehow he thinks he has “rose above” His righteous Laws and therefore treats them with disdain. Todd, Let us pray for his misguided spirit. He continues to break,by working week after week on His Holy day, His Holy Sabbath because it is NO LONGER Holy to him, amazing!

  5. T.R. Gallegos Says:

    I believe the Spirit is working on his heart…why else would he read this blog and leave comments? Praise God!

    I KNOW that as a believer he cannot deny that a Christian should NOT murder, commit adultery, lie, steal or covet…and that a Christian should NOT have any gods before God, worship idols or take the Lord’s name in vain…

    Since he cannot deny that Christians should live by those commandments he is left with the glaring inconsistency that those who have taught him still believe we should live by 9 commandments.

    THEN he must ask himself the reason for this contradiction in their teachings…that the Ten Commandments have been done away with BUT we should still keep NINE of them.

  6. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Yes, I believe his teachings have not brought to him the real “truth”. You are correct that he (or any other Christian) cannot deny that the Holy Laws are righteous. So if they are righteous and loving, WHY does he continue to disparage His Laws(?) They represent God’s character. It is CERTAINLY NOT the Holy Spirit that has guided him on this. It is PRIDE and puffed up FALSE knowledge that allows him to continue in this way, sadly.

  7. T.R. Gallegos Says:

    And we reveal the love and truth of God to him…you and I are the body of Christ. It’s pretty awesome! We sow the seeds and God does the rest. Richard and others like him who are so sadly misled cannot deny the plain truth forever…eventually they will have to make a choice to be with God or against Him. The more truth we give him the harder it will be for him to deny the Spirit’s promptings.

    But if he keeps denying the truth there will be a point when he will no longer hear the Spirit’s voice.

    “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thes 2:9-12

    Richard…please consider carefully whether what you believe is the truth ACCORDING to the Bible only, and not the teachings you’ve heard from men.

    Please think about the phrase “the lawless one” and how he’s associated with those who did not love the truth and were condemned because they “had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

  8. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Amen!

  9. Rob Says:

    Well bro, as usual I guess you’ll ignore my question. we should be willing to search for the “truth” and how can this be if you make your statements but don’t clairify when asked a question? May God steer you on the straight and truthful path. But I do worry about you as you don’t really understand WHY he died for us. It was because we KEPT breaking His Holy Law! But to you His Law amounts to nothing and shouldn’t even be dwelt upon. Sort of a free wheeling ‘spiritualism” and just roam around speaking about our Lord and NOT telling people to OBEY Him AND His Holy Laws as new believers in Christ. I do pray for you bro.

  10. Mary Lee Says:

    Hello Brothers and sisters in Christ.
    Weel when i read the post that you all post here, I found out that you all love God very much and really want to love Him.

    My question here.
    If we want to Love God,
    should we ask our self how to love Him?
    should we ask our friends how to Love Him?
    should we ask our church how to LOve Him?
    Should we ask God how to love Him?

    Well we should ask God how He want us to LOve Him.
    Jesus Love us so much friend.
    come lets the Bible talk to us.

    Jesus said :-
    He promises to be with us in the deep waters
    and fiery trials life…Isa 43:1-3
    John 14:15…God said IF you love me keep My commandment.
    it is very clear what God have said here.
    when we are saved by Faith we desire to keep God’s Law…Rom 3:28-31
    But if there is no faith in us there will be no obediences to His LAw.
    If we Love Jesus truly from the bottom of our heart,
    We feel free and glad to follow what God’s ask from us.
    LOVE always leads to obedience.
    He places within our hearts the desire to do His will…Ps 40:8
    God’s last day people keep His Commandments through Faith….Rev 14:12
    His remnant ,
    like the faithful through the ages,
    keep His Law…Rev 12:17

    Is God comandment bad?
    Because some Christians follow and the other part said we dont have to follow?
    Read through His commandment and ask our self about it.
    Was that a bad commandment?
    Perfectly NO.
    It was LOve…
    That is why God says Love each other.
    The contain of every Love is in our heart to obey God’s Law.

    Back in year 2001.
    When i read the Bible, i found out that who is this men?
    He die for me?
    And my family too?
    so i get excited about who is this men.
    And it was Jesus Christ.
    I straight away FAlled in LOVE with Him.
    Because what He done for me ,
    no one ever can do that….
    Until now i still LOve Him from the bottom of my heart.
    so i dont find any difficulties to obey His commandment.

    That is Love.
    We do everything to get that Love.
    Let me show you all what is God love.

    Can you do me a favor?
    Can you do it now?
    Take your hand close to your lips and blow slowly…
    What do you feel?
    A breath and it was cold and warm.
    It Jesus in we, and His love is inside us.
    Was that not enough?
    Its keep me alive until now and here i am still writing.

    I Love you Jesus and i will always do.
    Amen

  11. godsloveandlaw Says:

    Very good truth spoken Mary. Thanks for sharing this. may God continue to guide you and bless with such knowledge!

  12. cynfree Says:

    1) SUCH GOOD POINTS U ALL MAKE, BUT I DIDN’T HEAR ANY1 TALK THE 3 I THINK COULD SEAL THE DEAL. THEY DID FOR MY FRIEND IN THE CHURCH 4 YRS NOW. YES JESUS CAME CUZ WE BROKE THE 10 LAWS OF LOVE. THAT IS WHAT THEY R RICHARD NOT 10 DON’TS BUT THE LAWS GIVEN TO SHOW US HOW TO LOVE. THE 1ST 4 OUR GOD THE LAST 6 OUR FELLOW MAN. BUT WE WENT THRU THAT. WHAT WASN’T MENTIONED IS 1JN 3:4 IS VERY CLEAR WHAT SIN IS, SIN IS TRANSGRESSION OF THE LAW.NKJ (SOME TRAN SAY LAWLESSNESS) NOW LOOK @ MATT 7:21, 4 THE SAKE OF SPACE PLEASE & I’LL TOUCH THE TERRIFYING PT THAT MAKES MY BLOOD COLD. HE SAYS TO MANY AWAY Y BCUZ THEY PRACTICED LAWLESSNESS WHAT WAS LAWLESSNESS 1JN 3:4 SIN. THEY WERE VERY MUCH SEEMING TO BE GOOD CHRISTIANS BUT THE BROKE THE LAW. WHAT LAW? THAT IS UP FOR DEBATE BUT IN NY OPINION THE ONLY ONE THE MAJORITY OF CHRISTENDOM IS AGAINST IS THE 4TH. Y? MY THEORIES ABOUND AS TO Y BUT I DO BELIEVE IT HAS A LOT TO DO W THE THE PROPAGANDA AGAINST THEY WHO KEEP THE 7TH DAY. THAT BEING SAID IN MATT 7:21 I’D LIKE

  13. cynfree Says:

    2 )POINT OUT MATT 7:13,14. AGAIN FOR THE SAKE OF SPACE (I’M IN MOBILE BONDAGE). THE CRUX IS THE NARROW PATH & THE BROAD WAY. WHERE DOES THE BSOAD WAY LEAD TO DESTRUCTION. WHO GO THAT WAY MANY. JUST LIKE IN VS 21. I ASK U WHAT DO THE MAJORITY OBSERVE? IT WILL SOON BE AN EDICT OF THE PAPACY. EVER HEAR OF ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT? I’M VERY SURE U HAVE ALL THE CHURCHES COME TOGETHER IN UNITY UNDER ONE WORSHIP. REV 13 8 ALL WHO DWELL…WORSHIP-“. I1LL GIVE U A LITTLE FACT THE PAPACY ADM4TS BUT DO TO IGNORACY & DEPTH DECEPTION THEY NO NOT THE FAR REACHING EVIL DISGUISE BEHIND CRINSON AND PURPLE GARB. REV 17:4 THE WOMAN …IN PUPLE &SCARLET. THE EARLY CHURCH” MELDED THE PAGAN RELIGIONS TO GROW THE CHURCH. & THE THE PAPACY FREELY ADMITS THAT; “THE CHANGING OF THE 7TH DAY SABBATH WAS DONE BY HER AS A (mark) OF HER AUTHORITY & ANY WHO FOLLOW THE CHANGE R BOWING TO HER AUTHORITY.” HHMMM LET’S DISECT THAT. A MARK WHAT DO WE NO IN SCRIPTURE THAT MENTIONS A MARK CONCERNING AUTHORITY REV 13:16-HE CAUSESS ALL…TO RECV A

  14. cynfree Says:

    3) A (MARK) THERE IT IS AGAIN. WHERE R THEY TO RECV IT? THE RIGHT HAND AND THE FOREHEAD Y THESE PLACES. ANY WHO HAVE FELT THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAK WISDOM NO THERE IS AN INNER KNOWING THAT HITS U BETWEEN THE EYES. THIS A DECISION WE FIND FURTHER EVIDENCE IN REV 7:3 SEALED THE SEVANTS OF GOD IN THERE FOREHEADS-.WHAT IS IN THEIR FOREHEADS? 14:1..HAVING HIS FATHER’S NAME- WHOSE OUR FATHER? GOD-WHAT IS IN A NAME THE CHARACTER- THE BIBLE HAS MANY EXAMPLE OF NAMES JACOB-DECIVER-ISREAL GOD RULES- JABEZ-PAIN. THE FATHER HIS CHARACTER IS IN HIS LAW HE IS GOOD GOD LUKE 18:19 THE 10 RO 7:12 GOD IS PERFECT- MATT 5:48 THE 10 PS 19:7 RIGHTEOUS-EX 9:27 THE 10-PS 19:9 THE LIST GOES ON. HE WANTS TO KEEP THE LAW BCUZ HE KNOWS IF WE DON’T WE WILL GET HURT. HE PROMISES TO FIX THE BROKEN HE DOES SO BY THE KEEPING OF HIS LAW-HE RECREATES US THAT WAY. NOW BACK TO MATT7:1314 I ASK U WHAT DO U NO REGARDING WORSHIP- WE SAW IN REV 13 IT WILL BE ABOUT JUST THAT- WHAT FEW DO U NO WHO WORSHIP DIFFERENTLY. NOW GO BACK TO REV 14 VS 6-9 THE

  15. cynfree Says:

    3) SDA R ABOUT THESE 3 ANGELS, WE R THE ONLY CHURCH TO SPEAK IT. WHAT DO THESE ANGELS SAY-6 THIS ONE IS HEARLDING THE EVERLASTING NON WATERED DOWN TRUTH. 7-FEAR GOD GIVE HIM GLORY ECC12:13 ,14. TELLS US KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS GIVE HIM GLORY. WORSHIP (THERE IT IS AGAIN THIS TIME IT IS GOD) HIM HE MADE EVERYTHING! 8- BABYLON WHO IS BABYLON WE LEARNED THE WOMAN IN PURPLE & SCARLET WAS BABYLON WHAT DOES SHE MAKE THE EARTH DO.? DRINK…WRATH OF HER FORNICATIONS. WHAT FORNICATION THE KEEPING OF A THE FALSE DAY OF REST. WHEN IT IS MADE LAW. THEY R WANTING TO MAKE IT AN EDICT (CHUCH ORDINANCE IN ’12) BUT NEXT YR THE POPE IS ASKING ALL UNDER HIS AUTHORITY ( REMEMBER THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT I MENTINED) IN ’11. NOW VS 9- THE 3RD ANGEL “IF ANYONE WORSHIPS THE BEAST THE (REV13)…RECV HIS MARK) ..THE HAND FORCED TO TAKE. U HAVE ALL THE EVIDENCE WE GAVE IT TO U. NOW I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT BY WORSHIPING ON SUN NOW, DOES NOT GIVE U THE MARK NOT UNTIL IT IS LAW. I NO WHAT UR THINKING THIS IS THE US LAND OF THE FREE.

  16. cynfree Says:

    4) IS IT REALLY? ANYMORE? WE CAN’T EVEN RENT ANYTHING FROM A LIBRARY W/O THE GOV KNOWING IT. HAS IT REALLY BEEN SINCE ’01 SEP 11. WE AS THEY WHO FOLLOW CHRIST WERE LABELED TERRORIST IN ’07. THE CROWNING ACT OF BUSH-WE R NOT A FREE UNION WE REGISTER OUR GUNS-Y NOT FOR SAFETY-SO IF A REVOLT LOOKS LIKELY THEY’LL GET CONFISCATED. I’LL STOP THERE, BUT WHEN U QUESTION IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT IS LIKELY ASK URSELF HOW MANY OF OUR BILL OF RIGHTS IS STILL IN TACT. I HAUE A COPY ON MY WALL, ONE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. BUT FOR HOW LONG? WHEN THE VOICES CRY OUT IN UNISON “WE MUST GET BACK TO GOD THAT IS Y THIS ALL IS HAPPENING”- DUCK CUZ A LAND MINE IS ABOUT TO HIT-(FIGURETIVELY) BUT WHEN THE GOV TELLS WHERE, WHEN, HOW ,AND WHO, TO WORSHIP TAKE PAUSE BUT NOT TOO LONG THEY DID AND THE PAPACY REIGNED IN TERROR FOR A TIME TIMES AND 1/2 OF TIME. 3 AND A HALF YRS. SOUND FAMILIAR. THAT WAS THE PRECURSOR THERE WAS A DEATH DECREE THEN TOO. GO INTO UR PRAYER CLOSET, PRAY IN UR NATIVE TONGUE. MAY THE SPIRIT SPEAK ON TRUTH WE SPOKE.

  17. Rob Says:

    May we all have this understanding that you have shown Cynfree, thank you.

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