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LOVE CONQUERS ALL
Love refuses to stop until It’s finished.
During this COVID-19 season, God’s church is His divine instrument empowered to eradicate division in our nation. It is my prayer that God will send revival through the heart of His bride, the church. That is why the Apostle Paul writes. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long...” (Rom. 8:35-ff., NIV).
Love defeated seven of the deadliest of enemies known to mankind: (1) Tribulation, (2) Distress, (3) Persecution, (4) Famine, (5) Nakedness, (6) Peril, and (7) the Sword. These are seven deadly enemies of God. They enjoy running together. They support each other. They seek to help each other out in that when one can’t take a soul under, they team up on the soul of a man or a woman or a boy or a girl. They love working together. They know if they are divided, they will lose a great amount of their collective power. They are bold and ugly. However, my sister, Joan saw these enemies as opportunities to demonstrate the love of God. Her love for God defeated all seven of these deadly enemies. Joan was the oldest daughter of a godly pastor. She witnessed each of these enemies attempting to crush her father, mother, and immediate family. However, Joan was taught that the seven enemies of her faith provided a unique opportunity of growth.
In the same way, like my sister, Joan, God allows these seven enemies to provide us with opportunities of growth as well. Growth in the Christian life is produced only during or after deep spiritual pain, suffering and heartaches. Pain and suffering fuels the core virtues of the Believer. Love remains. Grace remains. Peace remains, and joy never runs dry. Love truly conquers all. I have observed through the life of my sister, Joan, who challenged the seven most deadly enemies with a quiet inner peace.
Remember this following the attack of one’s enemy, expect, and anticipate a blessing from on high. A blessing demonstrative of God’s favor. That’s easy. The challenge comes when pain shows up. That is why the Apostle Paul said, in Romans 8, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors.” All means all. We are more than conquers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, as we share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, let us never forget to share Christ’s love to every soul we encounter in the marketplace. God’s love conquers all things.
A SIMPLE PRAYER:
Love is the most excellent way. Father, this is my hope. Lord, I can’t say enough about what it means to experience that wonder working power of Your love. Father, I know You are the lover of all mankind. We often mess up, yet You love us. We stumble and fall; yet You never give up on Your people. I know, dear Jesus, that it is authentic love. In Jesus’ Name – A-men!
The Good News SOUL WINNING Daily Devotional Manual, by Robert F. Loggins, Sr.