1 John 2:15
15 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
Today’s Inspiration: As we reach the end of the age, God is focusing on restoration of families and bringing them together in one unity. The fruit we are going to produce to our Father when we reach heaven will be our fruit in the spirit which is our character encompassing our behavior, attitudes and our families. How we steward our families is a very important purpose in our life. This is why Apostle John recorded in 1 John 2:15 not to love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. So what is in the world? V16 the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. This is not of the Father but of the world. Only doing the will of God abides forever. V17. The world is passing away even the lust of it. Hence it’s time the Body of Christ educate their children to observe the principles of God and to steward them the values of family unity.
From beginning of time, God created family first before vocation or ministry. The Lord has paid emphasis and laid down the principles of marriage in 1 Corinthians 7 and Ephesians 5 and 6 including Deuteronomy 6 etc. This shows family is close to God’s heart. This is why I have produced a film of how God spoke to me about principles of marriage and restoration of my family that led to family ministry. I hope you can find time to watch this film on 28 December. It is in this context that God prompted me to implement a reparenting program called Father me, which is meant to heal the inappropriate parenting and formative influences during our childhood and then reparenting them with the principles of God that will follow them throughout all generations.
The Bible keeps emphasising to love our brethren and whoever hates his brethren is a murderer and no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15. Therefore it is important that we adopt a forgiving spirit that Jesus did at cavalry and during his life. He refuted only religious leaders with God’s wisdom but there was no spiritual pride nor anger nor bitterness in the explanation of spiritual truths to the religious leaders and the crowd.
We can do all the right things yet without love we are nothing. God desires a Loving church that has power not a popular church that has no power. Apostle John ends with 1 John 3:23 on the commandment of love. Love should not be within our own family but also the family of Christ and the perishing lost. God’s commandment is to believe in Jesus Christ His Son and love for one another. Today church is individualistic and self-righteous. This is why there is no power. If the church is loveable, and in unity, how powerful will the church be. The last days are evil days and we have to be on the alert, to watch and pray. Let’s follow the leading of the Lord to focus on building strong families in these last days, which is the prophetic word for 2020. God be praised.