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Who Should I Care About

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Who Should I Care About?

The Holy Spirit wants to create in all of us a new heart one of love that can melt the heart of any believer. But this love isn’t forced on anyone we must receive it willingly. God can change you but you need to be willing to change. Many “Christians” have never experienced this change churches all over this world have inner strife, congregations splitting up over nothing, people hating their own families and their church family as well.

In Acts 2 the disciples were in the upper room awaiting the promise of the Holy Spirit, they were of “all with one accord in one place” how is this that they were all together how did they experience such peace together. Was it the Holy Spirit? NO the Spirit hadn’t been sent just yet. It was something Christ had taught them that is Love.

John 13:34-35KJV

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Matthew 5:43-48KJV

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

The commandment of Moses said Thou shalt Love Thy neighbor as thyself” Israel had made 2 terrible mistakes.

1.     They said neighbor meant only the people of their community they didn’t include anyone else. They shut everyone else out! Many “Christians” do the same including only friends and other church members.

2.     they added to this law saying if they were to love their neighbor then they were to “hate their enemy” but this was not God’s law

Galatians 5:6KJV

6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

Galatians 5:22-23KJV

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 1 John 4:7-11KJV

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

This Love is Agape love it wishes well; it demonstrates kindness, benevolence, and esteem. It is a love of sacrifice for others, a love that cares gives, and works for another’s persons good no matter how the person may respond.

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