Jahreslosung 2013

Jahreslosung 2013
Wir haben hier keine bleibende Stadt, sondern die zukünftige suchen wir. (Hebräer 13, 14)

Donnerstag, 8. August 2013

Thoughts on the Love for God

In the second main part of my series I want my thoughts about the fruits or of the evidence of real true faith, familiarize themselves.

As a first proof of genuine and true faith is mentioned in many lessons the love to God. Therefore, today I will write down my thoughts about the love to God.

The love to God is, when it is not feigned, a sure proof of real and true faith. To ascertain that, you should examine yourself honestly and conscientiously. Would you respond to Jesus Christ as well as the young man in Luke 10, 27: "He answered, Thou shalt love Adonai your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself."

Above all, however this response, would really come from your heart? Is God in fact the most important thing in your life? Do you really love God more, than anything from the World, and more than your neighbour and more than yourself? Would you leave your earthly life for God?

Do you agree with the sons of Korah in the Psalm 42, 1-3, "As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?"

Can you, without lying with Asaph Psalm 73, 25 sing: "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire other than you."

If you can answer all these questions, with an honest yes, then you have a first proof that your faith is a true faith, and all the previously treated uncertain points are also applicable to you in a positive way.
Of course, then you've also subjected you to the commandments and the law of God, so that you, no longer dominated by your old nature. Remember that is what the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8, 7: "For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law (Torah) —indeed it cannot,"

To your understanding, the Torah, these are the five books of Moses, so also the commandments and laws of God.

If you think now, that this is no longer be applied to you, because someone has taught you the mistaken belief that this is no longer true in the new covenant, then your love for God is not complete and therefore not real and you were not honest with you. Remember, the Apostle Paul are lived in the new covenant, as he preached the gospel of Jesus Christ. The new covenant was given to the Israelites. He had the content, that God would write his commandments and his laws in the hearts of the Israelites. Through Jesus Christ the Gentiles also have the opportunity, as we would say today, as an asylum seeker, to prove himself worthy to in Israel and in all twelve tribes indeed naturalized to be. You have to note that the tribe of Judah is only one tribe from God's people and only those people are Jews, but Jesus Christ is from the tribe of Judah.

I wish you that Jesus Christ will help you to recognize its truth, and the Holy Spirit will teaches you everything, so you can say to yourself quite rightly and without arrogance, I have a real and true faith!

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the people of Israel and say to them: These are the appointed festivals of the Lord that you shall proclaim as holy convocations, my appointed festivals. Six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no work: it is a Sabbath to the Lord throughout your settlements. These are the appointed festivals of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall celebrate at the time appointed for them. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, there shall be a Passover offering to the Lord, and on the fifteenth day of the same month is the festival of unleavened bread to the Lord; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations.....
(LEVITICUS 23,1-8)

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