He loves us as much as His only begotten Son!

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This is the part of the prayer that Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, he pours out His heart to His Father and makes some revealing statements in this prayer…

19 “For their sake I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.(So we are sanctified by His sanctification)

20 “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word ;

21 that they may all be one ; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. (He is in God and we are in Him!!!)

22 “The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, ( I have the glory of God given to me by God) that they may be one, just as We are one;

23 I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.(The greatest proclamation of love ever!!! He loves me as much as He loves His Son and that is a lot!!)

24 “Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

25″O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me;

26 and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” (Repeat, is that the love that you loved me is in them!!)

This is an incredible passage that God reveals his unending love for us! He so desires us, loves us and wants to have that intimate relationship with us…

Can you make God angry?

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What a great question, can you make God angry? Well let’s set this up, God sent his Son into the world to pay for the sins of all mankind, right. OK then if all of the sins of mankind are paid for, then how can God be mad? In fact I think the answer is quite the opposite. You cannot make God angry regardless of what you do. I do not think that religion today teaches exactly how much God adores you! The Bible says that God yearns after you and I, He desperately wants to be with you in an intimate way, talking about your cares and needs and just about anything. You are the righteousness of God, he has brought you from a place of commonness and brought you into His family and presented you as an heir along with Jesus Christ. That thought is almost too much for this human brain to get it’s arms around. The creator of the universe, God of all mankind, the Big Kahuna in the sky has made and adopted me into His family with all the rights and privileges of being one of His. Yes, Yes and Yes again. I had to come to the place that I understood this as a truth, so that regardless of whether I believed that or not, it is nevertheless true. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, right now. We are already filled with all of the things that are inherent in Jesus Christ himself, grace, faith and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead! Really the same power, yes we may not know how to access it presently, but the power is there and available. When you are ready sit down and ask God exactly what He sees when He sees you! He will show you how incredible you are in His sight!