The Power of Love
Our God of Friendship & Power
Jesus is our friend. He is intense in His Love for us & His Pursuit of us. He brings wholeness through one statement (John 3:16 / Micah 7:18 / Genesis 18:17)
The Love and Power of Hope and the Power of a Friend!
Prov 18:24- “…but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”
John 15:12- “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
John 15:15- “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”
God's Friendship Manifesting through Us
Through one another, God's True Love will lead us, turning us to God and the Wisdom of His Righteousness
Friends of Deep Love & Promise
Phil 2:17- “But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. “
2 Sam 23:16- “So the three mighty men broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the Lord. “
Deut 13:3-4- “The Lord, your God will test you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the Lord, your God that you must follow, and Him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him.”
2 Cor 3:18- “And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” See in one another when rightly linked
The 3 Levels of Friendship or 3 Cups of Tea!
1) The “Friend” Level of Friendship
2) The “Family” Level of Friendship
3) The “I'll Die for You” Level Friendship
The 3 Levels Of Relationship
The First Relationship Level:
“Love and Impart”
The First Level of Relationship: “Friends of Kindness, Love & Hope.”
God has a “Love Movement” that He wants to spread through us!
We share Friendship, Common Love, and Helpful Input to each other is key!
This is NOT superficial! This Level of Relationship is refreshing!
We experience friendship with the Rain of His Love and Hearing His Voice.
This is an environment where we can love and serve, and then explore the possibilities at the right time for future building.
It is focused on “Freedom, Fulfillment and Fun Vision imparting”. We serve and it unfolds.
At this Love Stage, we can prophesy, have great love and launching for the people, bringing Peace, Reconciliation, & Joy!
Hebrews 13:16 – to love is to communicate
John 10:27 – sheep hear God's voice!
2 Cor 9:7- “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Phil 4:3-“Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel”
The Second Relationship Level:
“Build & Bless”
At the 2nd Relationship Level you experience the “Co-activity of Marvelous Comrades who Build Together”
You share some common building blocks of God with each other.
You get to pull back the Veil of Adoration and ask God about His Heart for the Community
At the 2nd Relationship Level you not only “Bless” but you “Build” as well.
Instead of only having common acts and love, now you work together through decisions of Life and Love.
Neh 3- all built their part of the wall in unity- find family and plow with them
The 3rd Relationship Level:
Building Day by Day, for the “Long Haul”
Bible Example: David & Jonathon
You build together versus building alone and you build a long ways out.
1 Sam 20:17- “And Jonathan had David reaffirm his oath out of love for him, because he loved him as he loved himself.”
We need each other! God turns our Fractures & Fissures into FURIOUS LOVE!
He is the “God of Pursuit” through one another! -Philippians 2
Consider others greater than yourselves – John 13
The Brotherly Love of Amos 1:9 -This is what the LORD says: “For three sins of Tyre, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because she sold whole communities of captives to Edom, disregarding a treaty of brotherhood. Restorers of Brotherhood. Birthing place of great lovers. Give God the love that He’s due.
Acts 2:42-47- “They devoted themselves to … the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 – 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Isaiah 60:22- “The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly.”
Ecc 4:9-12- “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Deut 32:30- “… one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight
The “Band of Brothers” that will adopt a Romans 5:5, every member as important.
We are One Body in Christ, and members belong to each other
Hope Reformers will use their gifts and abilities to help each other to be partakers of the Divine Knowledge of God in Midst of the Marketplace by going to the Garden.
They will whole heartedly listen and utilize their Discovery of God to lead others into their own discovery of God.
Vibrant Worship will come forth from them, these small but mighty groups!
The Communion of the Saints with such a Joining of our Hearts Together!