The Love of God is Awesome!!! His Love is much greater than you or I will ever be able to fully comprehend during our physical existence on this planet. Once we begin to understand the reality and the depth of the Love of God, we will never cease to be amazed at how much greater His Love actually is than we think we understand it to be at any given time. His Love is infinite, supernatural, without limits, and unconditional. His Love never changes. He doesn’t get angry when we sin unintentionally. In fact, He gave (provided) Himself, in the manifestation of His only begotten Son, as the necessary sacrifice to cleanse us of all our sins (Genesis 22:8) and He doesn’t remember any of them (Jeremiah 31:34).
Billy Graham spoke of God’s Love like this:
As I read the Bible, I find love to be the supreme and dominant attribute of God. The promises of God’s love and forgiveness are as real, as sure, as positive, as human words can make them. But the total beauty of the ocean cannot be understood until it is seen, and it is the same with God’s love. Until you actually experience it, until you actually possess it, no one can describe its wonders to you.
Never question God’s great love, for it is as unchangeable a part of God as His holiness. Were it not for the love of God, none of us would ever have a chance in the future life. But God is love! And His love for us is everlasting. – Jeremiah 31:3
The purpose of this website is to assist people like you, myself, and all others who need to know about God’s Great Love for mankind by providing resources which can help us to grow in knowing the never ending, Great Love that the Creator of all things has for us and for all of mankind and all of His creation. His Love is much deeper than any human is capable of even imagining, and it is totally unconditional. Because of His Great Love for us all (Romans 8:38-39), more than 2,000 years ago God took extraordinary measures to provide what was needed in order for us to be able to be with Him forever. Think about it, Jesus, the SON of GOD came to EARTH as a MAN and was crucified as a CRIMINAL although He was perfectly innocent. He did that FOR YOU!!!
In short, God loves us all so much that He came to earth to live as a sinless human (Hebrews 4:15) just so He could die and shed His Precious blood, thereby paying the death penalty for us all that we ourselves earn because of our sins (John 1:29). He did that just to make it possible for all of mankind to have the opportunity to come to experience the Joy of knowing Him and to live in His Presence always and forever. Three days after He was maliciously murdered and buried He was raised back to life (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and was later transported back to heaven as a divine human man where He to this day remains as our Great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1) and intervenes for us daily (Romans 8:34, 1 John 2:1). One day in the future He will return to this planet to rule over it as King of Kings (Revelation 14:14, 19:16)
No matter what we have ever thought or done, or will think or do, He is always waiting for us to look to Him and accept His sacrifice of Love for us all. There’s a good chance that our Loving Creator has led you to this web site without you even realizing He did so. Look to Him now to fill the emptiness you may feel with more Real Love than you know is possible.
I pray that you will find the resources in these pages and those linked to from other websites helpful to you as you strive to learn more about God’s Great Love for you and for all the others He is drawing to Himself via this website.
I highly recommend the King James version Bible as it is the most accurate english language word for word translation available that was derived from the original Greek text. If you find that version difficult to read, here is a guide that should be helpful to you, or you can try the New King James version which is the second most reliable translation, and is easier to read. I discourage using most other translations as the majority of them are thought for thought translations, and they were not made from the original Greek text. Although they may be easier to read and understand, most are not reliable translations, based on another Greek text written later than the original. Some of them change the meaning of the thought from the original text entirely or even omit parts of the text.
I heard the audio below more than a year after writing this section about Bible versions and this Pastor’s thoughts are the same as mine are concerning the many different Bible versions.
If you are comfortable and satisfied reading the version of God’s Word that you have been reading, keep reading it. The important thing is that, no matter the version you have or that you choose, Read it. Just be aware that the “modern versions” have been altered from the original text received from God. That being said, God will speak to your heart whenever He chooses as you read His Word, and the Being with intelligence enough to design and create you, the universe, and all that is in it is intelligent enough to communicate His message to you no matter how man has corrupted the translation you may be using. As long as you read the Bible, He is able to speak to your heart. And as stated in the prior section, “Read it again!!!”. God may reveal a truth to you that you didn’t notice before. A truth that He knew your mind was not ready to receive when you read a certain passage at an earlier time. The most important thing is…
READ YOUR BIBLE!!!
This book will keep you from sin… Sin will keep you from this book.
For anyone interested, here is The King James Bible BBC Documentary Video about the origin of the King James Bible.
The Sh’ma, from Deuteronomy 6:4-9
4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
5 “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
7 “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8 “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9 “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
This week’s Verse by Verse Bible teaching from NorthCountryChapel.com
from Pastor Bob
Hear David Guzik teach about Nebuchadnezzer’s Dream
“Some christians have a feast after every Sunday service featuring barbecued pastor.”
~ J. Vernon McGee
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. (Psalm 43:5 NKJV)
In terms used today this might be saying "Why am I so depressed? And why do I feel so much anxiety?" We sometimes, like David, feel like this when we are overwhelmed by circumstances and situations we find ourselves in. We are sometimes told by others that we should not feel these things because we are Christians and as Christians these things won't bother us. Baloney!!!
Yes, the strength that we receive from God can prevent us from suffering these feelings. But we are all still weak, struggling, imperfect flesh and blood. We feel these things when we have removed ourselves from the presence of the Spirit of our Loving God and don't consider God to be a part of the picture. Apart from our Loving God, we don't have the strength to withstand these thoughts that come to our minds directly from Satan, (...the prince of the power of the air... - Eph. 2:2) who continually broadcasts these types of thoughts to influence all of those not protected by the Spirit of our Loving God. When we attempt to find solutions to our problems without help from our Loving God, we can be overwhelmed and succumb to feelings of depression and anxiety.
The only solution to overcome these situations is to put God back into the picture and allow His Strength to overcome the obstacles causing us to feel these things. As David states in the last part of today's scripture,"Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God." Whenever you feel depressed, simply put your Loving God back into the equation and praise Him for lifting you up out of your depression.
Love, the summation of God’s laws – “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. (Deut. 11:13) This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Lev. 19:18) On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40 NKJV
The message of God’s law is: be loving. Love God fully. Love others sacrificially. – Bob Hoekstra
Psalm 34 (NKJV)
A PSALM OF DAVID WHEN HE PRETENDED MADNESS BEFORE ABIMELECH WHO DROVE HIM AWAY
1 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.
8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
11 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
20 He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
22 The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.
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