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Topic: Expand (07/18/13)
TITLE: Let love expand in our hearts
By Mark Geier
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The Father, Son, Spirit always existed by themselves with nothing else. The Trinity went into a planning session to create humanity to demonstrate their love. The Trinity full of sacrificial-love and wanting to give it away.
The Trinity knowing you cannot demonstrate sacrificial-love in a vacuum. They knew there had to be evil to contrast dramatically their sacrificial-love. They created some of the angels with a defect that allowed them to be self-centered in their thoughts and actions.
As part of creation, these angels who would fall never existed before. As created beings, they have a beginning in the same way humans have a beginning. These defected angels became overcome with self-centeredness and wanted to be bigger than the Trinity.
The Father could not allow this evil to be part of His sacrificial-love in heaven and kicked them out. These fallen angels wanted to destroy the Father and all He stood for. They wanted to be king and ruler of the universe.
Now it was time for the Trinity to put their plan into action. The Father spoke the universe into existence. The universe came out of the Fatherís moth where nothing existed before. The universe started out the size of a pea and expanded out filling the void.
As Creator, the Trinity is outside the confines of their creation. This includes time. The Trinity is outside of time and move through time as they will. They encompass time. They know the beginning from the end and all that is in between.
As the Father spoke the universe into existence billions of years ago, He has been in control over His creation all the time. He has been forming the suns, planets, galaxies, and the universes all along. All of it expanding from a pea size.
As all the building material expanded out of the Fatherís moth, it conformed to His plan. As time progressed, He eventually made the little solar system we reside in. He made the sun and all the planets.
As the earth cooled and at just the right time the Father introduced plants and animals in conditions that we cannot even phantom. He created each species for a particular place and purposes in a progressive scale to fill the earth and make it habitual for His prize possession. The Fatherís prize possession of His creation is humanity.
The Father created humanity to be able to demonstrate the Trinityís sacrificial-love. The Father knew all along humanity would fail, sin, and need of a Savior, Jesus Christ. The Father, pure sacrificial-love, created humanity knowing all along that He would have to send His own Son to be their Redeemer.
Our Redeemer only had one purpose to demonstrate the sacrificial-love of the Father (Ephesians 3:19). Throughout His life, He demonstrated the sacrificial-love of the Father. All that He did and all His teachings demonstrate the sacrificial-love of the Father.
Now as children of the Father, He instructed Paul to write what He wants His children to do in Ephesians 5:1-2, ď1Therefore you must be imitators of God as children, who are objects of His love, 2you must live a life in love, just as Jesus Christ loved us, and gave over Himself on our behalf, as a sweet-smelling fragrant offering and a sacrifice to God.Ē (Translation mine)
Let the Fatherís love expand in your heart in order for you to demonstrate His sacrificial-love to a lost and dying word. As we demonstrate the Fatherís sacrificial-love expanding into the world, the world will want His love.
Let the Fatherís sacrificial-love expand in our hearts. The same love and power that created the universe, raised Jesus Christ from the dead, and seated Him at the Fatherís right side is in you. Let the Fatherís sacrificial-love expand in our hearts to fill the universe with His love.
As the Fatherís sacrificial-love grows and expands in your heart let it completely fill your heart to the full and to it over fills and flows to a lost and dying world. The world is looking for love. As our Redeemer demonstrated the Fatherís love to the world, let our love influence the world.
The world is looking for love, real love, and sacrificial-love. We have the Fatherís sacrificial-love in us that must go out to a lovesick world. Let the Fatherís sacrificial-love in you expand out and fill the universe.
Let love expand in our hearts
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