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« Reply #750 on: October 14, 2021, 06:20:40 AM »
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« Reply #751 on: October 15, 2021, 07:10:19 AM »

60. John, the beloved



John, Jesus’s Apostle and evangelist lives a relationship close to perfection with Jesus.

He’s not perfect, but John seems to have found the way to surrender to the Heart of God. He reveals to us the truth. John is the only one who sums up the Heart of God and the core message of the Bible, in three words:
“God is Love.” 1 John, chapter 4, verse 16b

And John wrote just before:
“We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us.” 1 John, chapter 4, verse 16a

John speaks to “us” in this last statement, but is he aware of what this implies: “We have come to know and to believe in the Love God has for us.” However, to have written it, John must have experienced the Love of God in the depths of his being.

John is near God. It is therefore possible to believe in God and to know his Love. But are we aware of it? How do we determine that we know his Love?

Some texts in the Bible give the impression that God isn’t Love. How many of our contemporaries like to rebel against God and say that with all that is happening in our world, God cannot be Love? It just keeps on going.
Let’s add this excerpt:
“Whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.” 1 John, Chapter 4, verse 16b

John’s powerful words remind us to remain in Love to know God.
So why do we deny God’s truth? What are the reasons for being opposed to John’s words? Consciously or unconsciously, in many ways and words we assume that God isn’t Love. Why does attraction to evil lead us so far?

It’s crucial to update our database. “God is Love” and God can only be Love. Maybe we underestimate the Love of God, but we can never overestimate the Love of God.

The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: Let’s reveal God, Normand Thomas
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« Reply #752 on: October 15, 2021, 07:11:31 AM »
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« Reply #753 on: October 16, 2021, 08:12:17 AM »

61. Jesus respects the people



Jesus is very respectful of people. He cannot reach us if we don’t want to welcome him. Yet he could force us to receive his Love, but patiently he prefers to wait on us.

Jesus says to them:
“A prophet is not without honour except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. He went around to the villages in the vicinity teaching. Mark, chapter 6, verses 4 to 6

Jesus leaves, he goes to the neighbouring villages. In fact, it is us, we are leaving and keeping Jesus away. It’s us who reject him because we’re not interested in his message. Jesus is always with us, but we are not always with him. Jesus goes so far as to be surprised at the lack of faith.

Jesus saves us, he heals us from evil, he shows us the only way to be joyful and to embark with him if we want.

The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: Let’s reveal God, Normand Thomas
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« Reply #754 on: October 16, 2021, 08:13:03 AM »
God says : I Love you
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