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‘GRACE WAVES DEVOTIONAL’

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CAUGHT BY PURSUIT!

Gen 2:24 A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

The relationship of Adam and Eve foreshadows that of Christ and His Church!

God defined marriage as a man leaving his parents home and joining himself to his wife!

One of the meanings for ‘joined’ means to ‘catch by pursuit’; The Lord Jesus left His Father’s abode and pursued and caught His bride to be, the Church!

You see, He knew about you before you knew about Him! You didn’t go after Him, He came after you! He loved/s you first that you might love Him!

Such is the way of grace: The Bridegroom initiates – The Bride responds!

The Lord Jesus doesn’t stop pursuing you now He’s caught you! He’s always pursuing, always initiating new things with you in mind!

Two Become One: When Adam and Eve joined together, they became, ‘one flesh’!

When God joins Himself to a believer, He creates in Him a new spirit and fills that spirit with His Holy Spirit. There is a joining, a mingling together of God’s Spirit and the believer’s spirit! The two have become, ‘one’.

1 Cor 6:17 He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.

Initiator or Responder: Many believers get their relationship with Jesus the wrong way round!

They’ve been taught by a law gospel that says ‘YOU’ must love the Lord your God with all ‘YOUR’ heart, mind soul and strength.

This is a nail that is hammered repeatedly and becomes fixed in their minds. Hence they try with all their might to show their love for Jesus by works, outward performance or keep telling Him they love Him.

They are trying to initiate their love relationship and it always ends in burn out, defeat and hopelessness! This is an Old Covenant relationship with God!

There are also numerous believers who don’t know ‘HOW’ to love Jesus and simply mouth the words in prayer or worship!

God says to you today, “Stop being an initiator and become a responder”!

“Stop your works, outward performance and telling me that you love Me”

Instead simply worship Me for who I am and ask me to love you!”

“Give Me time to work a revelation of my love for you in your life, and out of gratitude for loving you, the desire to love Me in return will arise in your heart!
This is New Covenant relationship – responding to Jesus love for us!

Listen to the Apostles testimonies:

Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

1 Jn 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Jn 21:7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.
The tsunami wave of grace sweeping the global Church today, is the voice of Jesus
calling out to you and I, “Stop trying to prove your love for me and let me love you! Simply ask me to teach you how to respond to my love!”

1 Jn 4:19 We love Him because He first loved us.

Meditation Point: it is not us loving Jesus, but allowing Him to love us! Ask Him to reveal His love for you!


Phil 4:8 Meditate (think) on these things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 comments

  • Gill · February 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    This is a wonderful post, thank you for sharing.

    His love truly overwhelming.

    There’s so much truth and revelation to meditate on here! Excuse me whilst I engross myself in the Bridegrooms love!

    <3

  • Author comment by Peter Wilson · February 3, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Thanks Gillian for your encouraging comments!

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