The Hidden Glory of Love

Chozeh Connections

As I read through the Gospel of John over the weekend, my favorite New Testament book, I remembered a dream I saw on Friday morning. The dream seemed to focus on a small footbridge that spanned a canal. The unending canal ran adjacent and parallel to an unending road. The scenery was beautiful, a lot of vibrant greenery, lawns and shrubs. President Trump and his family were in a house across the road and there were some other people on the canal side. The Holy Spirit never fails to amaze in His ability to communicate through two seemingly unrelated activities: a dream and a random selection of Scripture. However, the “parallels” in my dream became clearer as I read the Gospel and revisited Israel in the time of Jesus.

Censorship and Cancel Culture?

The Pharisees were annoyed that Jesus had gained quite a following. They would have preferred that He…

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Loved And Privileged By Yahweh

Pure Glory

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

Spending time meditating on Yahweh’s goodness and mercy. I love my life. I am grateful to be loved and privileged to be different. I’m just overwhelmed by the Love he has for me. There is nothing greater, nothing stronger, nothing more powerful, nothing more gratifying, and nothing more constant, THAN THE LOVE YAHWEH HAS FOR YOU! Who can measure how deep his love is for you? How great is his love for you? How high? How wide? I don’t know, because the more we receive his love, the more revelation is released from his love.

Jesus loves you more than you can fathom, you don’t know how much he loves you. You don’t know how much he loves you…Selah

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We Are Loved

Overcoming The Times

Whoever you are, Wherever you are from, No matter what you have done…I want to let you know that God loves you, and He will never stop loving you. Neither your accomplishments nor your failures, Your victories nor your defeats qualify you nor disqualify you from God’s love.

Let the truth of God’s Word set you free. When God looked at us, He doesn’t think paying with the most precious thing He had in all of eternity, that’s Jesus Christ, was too high a price for you and I. God displayed for all of creation and eternity, His immeasurable and untouchable love for us. This kind of love is hard to comprehend by the natural man. Afterall, prior to us accepting salvation we had no understanding of spiritual things. Yet even inspite of us doing mischievous things, God still loved us: And when we ask Him to save us, The…

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love does not mean being a pushover


“We must stand up for the rights of our neighbour who is suffering from injustice;
we must defend them all the more vigorously because we see Jesus present in them.
Surely this is our duty because of our love for others for his sake.
We have no right to be ‘sleeping watchmen’ or dumb watch-dogs.
Whenever we see evil we must sound the alarm.”

Blessed Charles de Foucauld

(Sainte-Chapelle / Paris, France /Julie Cook / 2018)
Just because we are Christians does not mean that we are to bend to every whim of man.
We are not commanded to bend to everything and anything that happens in the name of
worldly tolerance and acceptance.
Our Christian beliefs in such things as compassion, acceptance and love…does not equate to the
acceptance and approval of sinful acts and actions.
Things that go against the word of God.

As Christians we understand that…

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Amazing Love…

Beholding Him Ministries

John 3.16Love 4God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’Ephesians 2:4-5But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—

1 John 4:9-11In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Galatians 2:20I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives…

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Refocus our Hearts

Curriculum of the Spiritual Life

Abba, Father,

As we gather together, we praise You for this day and Your purpose for it. Reset our agendas, as we sit in Your presence. For You assure us that where two or more gather in Your name You are here. Recalibrate our intentions and refocus our hearts. Your will for our lives does not always reflect our plans. Change them to reflect Your will. Help us to understand that we don’t need full clarity to walk into the unique purpose You’ve inlaid in our lives.

Lift our eyes to seek You first today, and always, surrendering our need to achieve, understand, and be known. Shift our perspective to seek Your peace above all else. In every situation we ponder in our daily lives, let the Holy Spirit translate Your commands. Give us renewed strength and godly courage to obey You without questioning. Forgive us for striving beyond our…

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God’s Holiness, God’s Love

Reasoned Cases for Christ

If we could be continually aware of the Holiness of God, the contrast between who He is in His Holiness, and who we are, in ourselves, would just in itself, compel us to worship Him. There is no hesitation, no question as to whether it is appropriate. Nothing else is appropriate. The response is immediate. The difference between God and ourselves is immense, truly beyond, what I believe, the human mind can comprehend.

And yet, in spite of that contrast that defies description, equally astounding, is the love of God that flows towards us who believe in Him. As God emulates Holiness, so does He emulate love. The two are inseparable. Once again, truly beyond what I believe, the human mind can comprehend.

The thing is, I am not continually aware of His Holiness nor of His love. Sometimes I get a taste of it, a snippet if you…

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What Is Love?

Ryan Callahan's Blog

Photo by Ryan, Venice Beach, FL

Good morning and God bless you all. I am sitting on the beach in Venice, Florida right now. I’ve never written a post using the WordPress app on my phone, so I hope this goes well. It is Valentine’s Day weekend, so my thoughts are turned towards love. We all want to be loved, but it is crucial that we understand what love truly is to love and be loved properly. My hope is that this post will help answer the age old question: what is love?

On my way to the beach this morning, I passed a church that had a simple and powerful message on their sign, which stated “God is love.” That eternal truth is where we must start to truly understand what love is. We know what love is and we have love because God is love. If God did…

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Heart of Glass

Heart of Glass

Stained by the Spirit

Genesis 38:28 KJV “And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first.”

Just before Valentine’s Day came around I wanted to make a few things for my family so I decided to make a few hearts. I make stained glass, and so I drew out the pattern and went to work. Now stained glass is a lot of work but I do enjoy it. But for some reason as I was making this heart I started thinking about Tamar and the twins.

Tamar means upright like a palm tree, but it relates back to the word meaning to consume, melt, so righteousness melting, consuming. Now these two twins were named Pharez and Zarah.

Zarah put forth his hand first and to it was tied, the red ribbon…

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What Is Love?

Mitch Teemley

Valentine’s Day has rep for being shallow,a sales gimmick for the greeting card and candy companies. And it can be that–if we let it. On the other hand, it can be a day for celebrating something bigger and more important than mere infatuation–if we let it. After all, it’s something we innately sense is bigger than us, that existed before us, and may even be the reason there is an us. The movie Interstellar intriguingly implies that love is the ultimate unified field, the force that holds the entire universe together. But then we’ve known that all along, haven’t we?

Love is Perpetual MotionFrom the novelization of the movie Healing River

        “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”          ~1 John 4:8

I sought to hear the voice of God

and climbed the topmost steeple,

but God declared, “Go down…

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