“A Prayer for ALL True Believers”
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May He strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all His holy ones. 1Thessalonians 3:12-13
This was what the Apostle Paul desired for the TRUE believers in Thessalonica. He wanted their love, which was a Christian love, to increase and overflow. A Christian love like that cannot be poured out to excess. Christian love is something that wells up from within and should be shared with EVERYONE, NOT just the fellow Christians.
A Christian love like that can only come from the Holy Spirit of God, which indwells ALL TRUE believers. And it is something that the believer should NOT keep inside or share ONLY with other believers, but the TRUE believer, should have a heart for ALL mankind and have the mindset of Christ, who came here to ‘seek and to save the lost,’ His main concern was for those who were NOT believers.
That mandate was handed down through the ages to EVERY TRUE believer to reach the lost with the GOOD NEWS, JESUS SAVES. And that He is the ONLY WAY to Heaven. Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father, but through Me.” (John 14:6)
Paul also wanted the heart of the TRUE believer to be strengthened in their faith. And that they might be BLAMELESS, not sinless, being sinless is IMPOSSIBLE. As long as we are in these earthly bodies, in the flesh, we will sin, but for the TRUE believer our sins are FORGIVEN, when we confess them to the Father. The Bible tells us that if we confess our sins to God, He is FAITHFUL to FORGIVE us of our sins. But the confession MUST come from a REPENTANT heart.
And Paul wanted them to be HOLY before God, to be separated to God when the Lord Jesus Christ returns with all His holy ones. The holy ones, more than likely are those who left their earthly bodies, in death, to go and be with Him, and will come back with Him, during the RAPTURE, to be reunited with their bodies, which will be made into glorified bodies, in a twinkling of an eye.
All of what the Apostle Paul said is applicable to the TRUE BELIEVER, today. It should encourage us, yet, cause us to take inventory of our own lives as to whether or not, we are living with a HEART of Christian love that is overflowing to ALL people, and is strengthened in our FAITH. Can we be found BLAMELESS, and HOLY before God, when the Lord Jesus returns? And we do not know when that will be.
If you have not given your Heart and Life to God, then you are not one of His TRUE believers, and you are NOT ready for the return of the Lord Jesus, but you can be ready to go when He comes, if you will: Confess your sins to Him and ask Him for His forgiveness, believing, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is alive in Heaven, making intercession, for you, before God, then accept His gift of salvation and be READY to go when He comes back to get the TRUE BELIEVERS, don’t be left behind and destined for Hell, but be made NEW through His blood. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!