“A Compelling Love”
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
I believe that when God created mankind, He created them with the DESIRE and NEED to be LOVED. Now, there are many different kinds of love, such as, Philia—brotherly love, Eros---erotic love, and Agape--- unconditional ‘God’ love. Philia love is the kind of love we have for friends. Eros love is an erotic love, and Agape love is the love that God has for His Children. We are going to talk about AGAPE LOVE. This type of LOVE is the LOVE that people search and search for. It is the ONLY type of LOVE that is TRULY SATISFYING, UNCONDITIONAL, UNFAILING, and ETERNAL.
Because of the LOVE of Christ, who died for ALL MANKIND, not just the Jews, or the Gentiles, but for ALL of MANKIND. RECONCILIATION between God and mankind was provided. There was NO OTHER WAY. NO OTHER SACRIFICE could bring about ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with the ALMIGHTY GOD, except for the DEATH and RESURRECTION of Christ Jesus, our Lord. The LOVE of God was EXEMPLIFIED through the DEATH of Christ on the cross. God desired a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with the Crown of His Creation, MANKIND, therefore, in order to have that RIGHT RELATIONSHIP, there had to be SACRIFICAL ATONEMENT, for the sins of MANKIND. Jesus Christ was that SACRIFICAL ATONEMENT.
Jesus died for ALL. He was the MEANS of God being RECONCILED to mankind. And because of this Act of RECONCILIATION, mankind has the opportunity to LIVE for Christ, and no longer for themselves. They can EXEMPLIFY THEIR LOVE for God, by LIVING for Christ, because He DIED for them, but PRAISE GOD, He’s NO LONGER DEAD, but is in Heaven, at the right-hand of FATHER GOD, interceding for ALL of God’s Children. Have you been RECONCILED to God? Have you experienced His AGAPE LOVE?
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT RECONCILED to Him, and you are probably still searching for His AGAPE LOVE, the kind of LOVE that COMPELLED Jesus to DIE for us, and the kind of LOVE that COMPELS us to LIVE for Him. In order for you to be RECONCILED to God and to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL of its HORRORS, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking 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 COMPELLED to LIVE for HIM, because He DIED for YOU! Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!