1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
Faith, Hope and Love [that is God's kind of love 'agape' love] are all Godly attributes.
Satan possesses none of these and hates everyone who does possess them.
I wonder as we go the rest of 2018, are we allowing these qualities to overflow in our lives?
God is the God of faith, the God of all hope, and God is love. These are His characteristics.
Those who genuinely possess these qualities are God possessed, for these only come from and through the Lord Himself.
Galatians 5:6 says “Faith works by love.”
Many people in today's society sometimes lack these Godly qualities, but they have existed since God breathed His life into man and they will be here as long as He continues to live in men's hearts. They abide regardless of political systems.
Men, however, under the direction of the devil, have tried to eradicate them, but their efforts have fallen short and always will.
* Love never fails according to 1 Cor 13:8
* Our Faith overcomes the world according to 1 John 5:4
* By Hope we are saved according to Romans 8:24
These are the qualities that give our lives meaning and great enjoyment.
These characteristics distinguish men from animals. Remove them and people begin to act like wild animals, as is happening in many places today.
However, when Jesus injects faith, hope, and love into the vilest heart, then it can be melted and reshaped in the image of God. Living without faith, hope and love diminishes the quality of life.
Satan seeks to strip men and women of these three God-like qualities while God never wants us to be without them. There is constant warfare between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness over these three special virtues.
Today, why not let God fill you with His faith, His hope and His love and then be a channel through which He can release these virtues to those who need faith; those who need hope and those who are starving for true agape love.
We must all determine to be all that God has already planned for us to be!
SPECIAL NOTICE: Our LAST First Thursday Faith Connection for 2018 is Thursday December 6, from 7.30 - 9.00pm, our last for this year. Invite friends and neighbours who need to be saved or need a touch from The Lord! Supper will be provided. There will be BRIGHT SINGING and also will be a great word from Duane Sherriff. So don't miss out! If you're in the area please come and join us, you are always welcome at:
FAMILY FAITH CENTRE [PVAC Building]
160 Centenary Drive, Mill Park Vic 3082, Australia