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The Mystery of Being in Love

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Bishop is following up on His message about Love and relationship.

1. What does the word Believe mean ?

2. What part does Love have with the ten Commandments?

3. Explain te statement " Love Changes People"

4. So what is the focus?

5. What are the steps to bring focus?

7. What Proposal have you chosen?

8. Is the choice clearly defined?
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    Wednesday, May 09 2018, 08:52 AM - #Permalink
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    I have to say Rev. Mark that it truly saddens me when I get on here and see that nobody has commented. I have found that by getting involved in these discussions, and being honest, I find out what's really going on in me and where I really am. Because of this God has been able to do a tremendous work in me these last couple of weeks. I am not the same person I was even a couple of weeks ago. However, if people don't put the work in change can't happen. Okay, now that I got that out of my system let's move on to this weeks discussion!;)

    I absolutely love this past two weeks of Bishop explaining what believe really is---trust and obey. This clears is all up for me. I can believe that Jesus is Savior, that He died and shed His blood for all, but if I don't put my trust in Him and do what He said, then I am only believing something about Him. Real faith does something, that's what has changed in me the last two weeks. I went from believing about Jesus to doing what He said and I finally came to a place where I believe what He says about me. I don't want to take too much time with this but let's just say I have not had joy like I do now in a very long time.

    One other thing I want to touch on that Bishop talked about...God's correction is getting us ready to rule and reign with Him as His queen. I totally see this! I feel like these last many months has been so much correction I wondered if I would ever see the other side and yet I have finally started to see evidence of what God has been working in me. I am starting to see emotional intelligence in me. He has been causing me to learn emotional intelligence these last months and that along with other things He's doing is helping to get me where He needs me in order to rule and reign with Him. I figure if He's been doing that in me, it's very likely He's been doing it in others as well. Would love to hear someone else;s story.
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    Wednesday, May 09 2018, 10:48 AM - #Permalink
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    Love we invest into what we love we fix what we love. When we look at our relationship with God we have to ask ourselves am I investing into it Am I fixing it Am I giving it the attention it needs so that it becomes stronger and better. Jesus said if you love me then you'll keep the Commandments so it's a simple we will understand what we love by our actions if we don't invest into our relationship with God then it's not what is sustaining us. It's something we are living without.

    Do we love God when we don't quote quote need him do we love him when things are well when the sun is shining our bills are paid and there's no problems do we desire to talk with him and commune with him when things are going great. I think that's a great gauge to test how much we love. Do we think about him when we don't need anything from him or is our relationship with God we run to him in all sincerity and and heartfulness when we need something or when we reached our end. God loves us in those moments but that's just it that's God loving us the question really is when do we love him. Is it just after he's answered the prayer or is it still there after the prayers been answered after the needs been met and things are well. Do we still want to be with him.

    The cares of this life in the deceitfulness of riches they quickly come in and choke out that simple pure love It distracts us it gets our attention off him so that we don't invest into that time and relationship with God so well we learn to live without him until one day a problem a tragedy something we can't fix on our own. God wants to be with us simply because we love him not what he can do for us or what he has done for us but because we truly love who he is.
    when we love him like that the benefits of that relationship are realized and we have them all the time and there's no struggle to believe or to try to get them the benefits of being in a relationship with God are tangible there available at the moment that they're needed.
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    Thursday, May 10 2018, 07:42 AM - #Permalink
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    Thank you for your post Pastor Aaron, that has been my thoughts too. The way I was thinking about it is in the marriage vows, "in good times and bad, in sickness and in health, till death do us part." Do I love in all these areas, that was my question to myself. Especially with yesterday when something bad happened, is that the only time I love God enough to pray and communicate? I am thankful that before everyrhing happened I did take time to Relisten to Bishop's message and seek God on it and to think about my testimony for Sunday's offering. So, I was seeking God in the good times and the bad.

    As far as the word "believe" knowing the real definition of the word has greatly helped me in understanding what John 3:16 really means. With all of us thinking about somebody else, that can be a real moment when we talk with them; especially when we share about living the Commandments.

    I know I'm looking for part 3..... :-)
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    Thursday, May 10 2018, 07:42 AM - #Permalink
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    Thank you for your post Pastor Aaron, that has been my thoughts too. The way I was thinking about it is in the marriage vows, "in good times and bad, in sickness and in health, till death do us part." Do I love in all these areas, that was my question to myself. Especially with yesterday when something bad happened, is that the only time I love God enough to pray and communicate? I am thankful that before everyrhing happened I did take time to Relisten to Bishop's message and seek God on it and to think about my testimony for Sunday's offering. So, I was seeking God in the good times and the bad.

    As far as the word "believe" knowing the real definition of the word has greatly helped me in understanding what John 3:16 really means. With all of us thinking about somebody else, that can be a real moment when we talk with them; especially when we share about living the Commandments.

    I know I'm looking for part 3..... :-)
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    Thursday, May 10 2018, 01:34 PM - #Permalink
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    Thank you Ps. Aaron and Min. Riley for bringing out another aspect for us to think about. That's one thing I really appreciate about the discussions each week; God speaks to us personally through the message and we hear what we really need and that may be a little different for each of us. Hearing someone bring out something else helps us to hear more, so thank you.

    I love what you brought out Min. Riley about in marriage it's in good and bad, sickness and health, til death do us part; that is what a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ really is. I think all of us have experienced the good and the bad, the sickness and the health in our relationship with Him and like both of you said, we have to make sure we still love whether things are going good or bad. I'm reminded that the way we love Him is by keeping the Commandments so regardless if our emotions feel high or feel low, we can still love Him the way He wants to be loved.
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    Thursday, May 10 2018, 03:06 PM - #Permalink
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    Be fruitful and multiply... This part of the message is what has really stood out to me. I have been absolutely amazed at how God shows us Himself through His plan for marriages! And once again He has shown us another aspect of that "picture" of marriage.
    In terms of a marriage and comparing it to our relationship with God... Our relationship should be fruitful. There should be evidence that I love Him. Just like in my marriage, if I love Him I don't want to participate or do the things that I know would grieve Him. I want to show Him that I'm on the same team! He shows us His likes and dislikes clearly in His Torah. If I love Him, then I would care to find out those likes and dislikes about everything, in the same way I like to know what my husband's likes and dislikes are!
    This relationship should also multiply... This reminds me of seeing the look on my husband's face when our daughter was born. He was beaming with pride and joy! As his help mate, I felt so much joy being a part of that. It was indescribable! And it was work! And painful... and being willing to litterally lay down my own life, and definitely set aside my own agendas and personal feelings... A LOT of work. Lol! It was worth it, though, of course! And when she was finally born, there was so much rejoicing. I see evangelism the same way. Being a part of bringing the Good News to someone else that ultimately brings them salvation! There is much rejoicing! And just like birth and all that it includes, it IS work! And I want to be a part of that too! And then someone else can now experience this joy too! And new souls bring joy to Yehovah!
    Love IS a mystery... In the same way God created woman for man, and knowing how much I have that inner desire to love my husband and be his helpmate, I believe that's how God created us. With an inner desire to love Him. But many just don't know yet what that inner desire is all about. It's for Yehovah! To have that yearning and longing for Him. As God has been showing Himself more and more through marriage the kind of relationship He wants with me, it has dramatically changed the way that I view who God is! He loves us SO much, and desires a real, fruitful relationship with Him. And He's looking for those who truly love Him and want to be on the same team as Him and be His helpmates.
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    Thursday, May 10 2018, 07:30 PM - #Permalink
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    Great posts everyone!!! Sorry for posting so late in the week but there have been obstacles to overcome in the evening that caused me to focus on something else rather than this. I am so thankful Bishop brought out John 3:36 when it comes to love because so many people are mislead by John 3:16 that they get so excited about that and forget to read the rest of the chapter. This challenged me in my own personal walk. When Bishop made the statement "We must obey and believe the Son, if not the wrath of God remains on them!" WOW It opened up my eyes to see how much love requires not only obedience and belief but repentance. Why do we need repentance and to ask God to forgive us? Obviously, we missed the mark and sinned against Him but the deeper revelation I received is because we questioned His love for us!!! If I choose sin over obedience, then I love the consequences of sin more than I love the consequences of obedience!!!! Ouch.. His love for us should never be questioned because of what He did for us to redeem us from the curse of the law that said our punishment should be death.
    If we continue in that mindset of choosing sin over God's love then we really have not been changed and we are not in Christ!!! OUCH!!! Well praise God that He loves us enough to give us another chance to take a bath and get washed by His Word daily so we can have a day full of His presence and blessings instead of the wrath of God on our lives.
    Powerful message that took me places in my walk with God that needs more attention. It is time to get the love tank full again so I have enough love in my tank to go where He needs me to go because someone's life is at stake.
    Love you all!
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    Friday, May 11 2018, 12:27 PM - #Permalink
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    Elder Christy

    thank you for appreciating how sad I feel when only a few take the opportunity that God has given us through the Discussion to grow. I really have seen it more this year about people that know about God and know about Jesus and think they are good , but do not have a true relationship with them. Our Churches are full of them. It is upi to us to tell the Truth that will set them free! I appreciate you for being faithful since we started this blog. Keep on growing and posting!

    Pastor Aaron Anderson

    So So true ! I was reminded by your post to take time just to LOVE GOD, Praise Him and include Him in all I think and do. It is easy to love Him when we are asking Him to do things and He responds. I also have found that thanking Him for what i see Him doing in others lives seems like it is closer than when I am focusing on me. Thank you also for being a faithful blogger I think it draws us closer as a Church family!

    Minister Aaron Riley

    I like the way you likened it to marriage! We are the bride! So we praise HIm in the morning, Praise HIm in the moontime and praise Him when the sun goes down!!

    Amanda Riley

    Well said! the inner Love for God that is in us should be the Love motivator! It is true that it takes work and selflessness. That is a word I use more often than ever! Jesus was selfless. He said "I don't so anything unless my Father tells me too". No entertainment, no business plans, Just pure doing the Fathers business. I love your response and a great post,,



    Minister Ryan Welker

    Ever since I realized many years ago that the Greek word for believe is pisteu┼Źn and means cling to trust in and rely on, I saw that that wasn't the relationship I saw in most people, and that it was one was constantly developing. as I stated above , so many people know about god and Jesus and think they are good but only have mental ascent , not true belief! BUt our Love for Him must also expand beyond the pale of thank You for doing such and such. It should be straight from the heart for no other reason than we Love Him!

    Great posts everyone!! thanks elder Christy to responding to others posts. everyone don't be shy to answer and expand the conversation!
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    Saturday, May 12 2018, 10:27 PM - #Permalink
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    Wow the last two messages has been amazing! It has definitely opened and caused me to ask myself how much love and devotion am I giving to God. . . The one question that really stood out to me how is love shown through the commandments. .. I think back to what Bishop has been reminding us about. . " If you love me keep my commandments, And for me the commandments is the vow the I have made to God. . This phrase has been pounding on my heart and I realized I needed to repent and keep on going. .

    The other statement I heard was actually from last week when Bishop was asking us How much do we really love God, Or in other words have we been falling in and out of love with Him. . He mention when we are in love with somebody we cannot shut up about and that they are always on are mind. . . That was so powerful to me! I had to set my priorities and my focus back on Him. . Also the statement He made was what you spent most of your time with and giving all your attention to is what your in love with. . . After hearing these statements it has definitely caused me to change my course. . .


    Thank you Bishop for opening my Eyes and for bringing back to my first love!
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    Monday, May 14 2018, 06:06 PM - #Permalink
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    Stephanie Shrall

    Great post! The Love we can show is when we share these things with those around us! So it is saying that we can't shut up about Jesus our Church and how great He is in our life. I appreciate what you said about getting your focus ob HIM! that is what we all continue to decide every day. What will I focus on today ? Love you in the Lord and keep up the good work!
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