What is love?

In John 13:34-35, Jesus said, “A new commandment I give you: that you love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”

There are a few extraordinarily powerful proclamations that God makes in the above scripture. He uses the word “new.” In this particular content, “new” is not used as replacement to any of the commandments but a fulfillment of them. First, it means that all commandments fall underneath the banner of this (new) ideology. Secondly, in this “new” commandment, Jesus’ powerful words exhort us to love one another as He has loved us. Notice that Jesus doesn’t instruct us to love one another as we think they ought to be loved, but He commands that we love one another the way He loved us. God loved us in our brokenness, therefore, we are commissioned to love others in their brokenness. God loved us when we offended Him, therefore, we are commissioned to love those who offended hurt us…

The last and arguably the most critical point that Jesus powerfully proclaims in John 13:34-35 is that all men will know that we are disciples of Christ if we love one another. Men do not know that we are disciples because we are nice. Men do not know that we are disciples if we are friendly. Men do not know that we are disciples if we go to church, hang crosses on our wall, or if we can quote bible scriptures. What reveals that we are disciplined believers of Jesus Christ is if we have love for one another.

What is love? 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends…

The Amplified translation defines love this way:

“Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.  It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured.  It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].  Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].  Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).

May we, as disciples of Christ, be mindful of how we treat one another in the name of love.

me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

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  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
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  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
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Spiritual Warfare

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:12).
Oftentimes, before I speak, I take hours, sometimes days reminding myself who God choose me to be! The opposition and attack of the enemy can be so severe, and I take my assignment so serious, if I’m not careful I will literally slip into depression. The devil has almost succeeded on numerous occasions in convincing me, I’m a fraud! That Jesus didn’t choose me to preach, that it’s completely my imagination! Considering my past and varies other factors, it wouldn’t be a stretch. BUT GOD!!! As I read through the books I’ve published and previous sermons I’ve preached, I am reminded – the Spirit of the Lord not only choose me but will cover and speak through me.
No, I don’t use breathing patterns – no, I don’t hoop – no, I don’t run around the pulpit – no, I will not be telling anyone to high-five, slap or shake their neighbor throughout the message – no, I am not charming when I preach, and probably won’t make you laugh. Chances are the Lord is going to use me to sternly challenge our integrity, faith, humility, character, obedience or capacity to love. And, after the message you will either curse me or thank God!
Though, I am different than most – God is still God! But, I have to fight to believe Jesus because the emeny wants me to go somewhere and shut-up! The cost is expensive! For me, it means trying not to loose my mind in the mist of psychological (spiritual) warfare!
If you have similar challenges, remember and meditate on who the Lord has called you to be before the foundation of the earth and feast on His Holy Word, allowing the Spirit of God to manifest that which He has anointed you to do.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not harm you, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:12).

me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • If you are ready for true transformation, Join Us for the Sent by Jesus Conference! Click here to learn more!
  • Find my NEW books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at www.sentbyjesus.bigcartel.com, Amazon or at Barnes and Noble!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • Join us for bi-weekly prayer, schedule is listed on meetup.com 

Consecrated Blood!

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I’m nice because I’m a nice person…

Several years ago, I had the esteemed privilege to set under the teaching of Bishop Noel Jones for a length of time. He taught me many profound lessons. One of many quote’s that is ingrained in my mind is when he said, “I’m not nice to you because you’re paying me to be nice (or, because I want something from you); I’m nice to you because I’m a nice person, because I had an experience with God!!!” Those words perfectly explain the sentiment of my heart time and time again.

It is truly heartbreaking that pain ruins so deep, that many people have been so broken and bruised, so used and abused (refusing to truly believe God) that most oftentimes, few have the capacity to discern the selfless and honest virtue of love or kindness.

Frequently, the expression of doubt, curiosity, suspicion and even shock is exposed when I seek to reciprocate the love, grace or kindness to someone that Jesus has been so merciful to show to me. Some wives think you want their husband, some people think you want their approval, people think you want their position, people think you’re trying to uncover private information, people think you want their endorsement… At times, it can be slightly amusing but, more often then not, it is simply heartbreaking, exposing the deeply rooted trauma that one has yet to conquer.

May the LORD heal the secret brokenness and torment that dwells deeply in the heart, mind and soul of His children. In Jesus name I pray.

 me-new“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, you walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • Find my NEW books, “Blessed Is” and “Examine First, Yourself” at www.sentbyjesus.bigcartel.com or on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  • If you live in Lancaster, CA I would like to invite you to join me for prayer on Tuesday evenings at Lancaster City Library or Friday’s at 12pm at Total Deliverance Church in Lancaster!

Humility

Interestingly, the bible said in Matthew 8:14-15, when Jesus healed Peter’s mother-in-law from a fever, she arose and SERVED THEM. An extraordinary example of not only humility but, priority.

The Holy Spirit is saying, “I did not heal you to be served. I healed you to serve My people.”

He that hath a ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

Dear Heavenly Father, not my will but let Thine will be done. In Jesus name.

“Everyone has a divine purpose; my hope is through the Power of God, youme-new walk boldly in yours!” ~ With Love, Minister Angela

Remember, God loves you! Trust Him!

 

A few things:

  • If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can today!
  • Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook
  • If you’re not part of a local church, it is extremely important that you seek God in leading you to an anointed place of worship. One of the enemy’s greatest and most powerful weapons is to have you separated from the assembly.
  •  Find my devotional book, “Sent by Jesus: The Father sent Jesus, and Jesus sent you,”  on Amazon as well as evangelistic appeal, gifts and more at www.sentbyjesus.bigcartel.com
  • Join us, Sent by Jesus Ministries, Tuesday evening’s at Lancaster City Library for corporate prayer (resuming in February, 2017).