And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 John 4:16 (KJV)
To dwell in God is to dwell in His love. When we understand that God does not have love, but that God is love, we find ourselves receiving His perfect love for us and in turn we can share it with others.
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
Ephesians 3:12 (NLT)
As a result of the finished works of Jesus, sin can no longer separate us from God. Through faith in Jesus, we can come boldly into the Father’s presence and receive freely His boundless blessings and favor.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6 (NKJV)
It takes a daily training of the mind to rid ourselves from the unproductive habit of worry, and instead take our needs and requests to God in simple and childlike faith. And so whatever need may arise, let us receive by faith the supply, the deliverance or the healing that God by His grace has already made available.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 13:34 (KJV)
Notice that the new commandment to love follows us first receiving God’s love for us. It is only when our hearts are saturated by the love of Christ that we have the ability to love others in the way He loves us. And so the more we focus on the love of God in Christ Jesus, the more will we find His love flowing out through us.
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Psalm 25:4-5 (KJV)
We open ourselves to supernatural favor and wisdom from above when we make it our practice to pause and seek the counsel and direction of God in all things. When we no longer insist on our own ways, but seek His ways, His paths and His truth, He will take us to places of breakthrough we could have never reached on our own.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (KJV)
God and His Word are one. We have deep and intimate fellowship with God by coming to know Him and by communing with Him through His Word. Everything God does He does through His Word, and our hearts filled with His Word will lead to our lives being transformed.
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
Romans 1:5 (KJV)
Obedience in the new covenant is obedience to the faith. Rather than trying to live by the law, our obedience is our commitment to right believing. We are obedient when we believe what God says about us which enables the Holy Spirit to work on the inside of us, shaping us more fully into who God has called us to be.
Communion is a powerful way for us to release our faith to receive what Jesus has already made available to us. I invite you to join me and to participate in this brief communion video.