The Power of God’s Love
By Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy
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I would like to tell you that God is not finished with man. He still wants man to come back to Him. God has perfected a plan which from the beginning He already started. This plan of salvation and this plan of redemption is going to be perfected — not by force, nor by power, not by the magnificence of God’s dealing with man through powerful manifestations.
He came without us asking for Him. It was a voluntary leaving of the portals of glory to come to this earth which is full of sin and iniquity.
What is this plan? It is the plan of redemption through the Power of God’s Love.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16
He came and walked among us. The Bible tells us that He walked around the dusty shores of Jerusalem, Judea, Galilee, and Samaria doing that which is good — healing the sick, letting the lame walk, cleansing the lepers, raising the dead, and allowing the blind to see. All of those that come to Him with diseases and with afflictions in the body are being healed. Demoniacs are being delivered at the word of the Master. When He says, “Be thou healed through faith,” and then it happens! It is love in demonstration!
Through the Power of God’s Love, Jesus Christ came. As the Bible says, Jesus Christ was like a lamb that was ready to go into the slaughter. He opened not His mouth.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.Isaiah 53:7
What was the Lord doing? He was gathering the broken pieces of God’s image in us which was smashed by the big hammer of the devil’s deception. We fell into the ground broken into pieces. Jesus Christ came and lovingly picked up all of the broken pieces of our lives and pieced them together delicately. Once again, He wants to create us in His own image.
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.Colossians 1:20
The Bible is not complete without the supreme sacrifice of love. Jesus Christ came, made himself defenseless and vulnerable, and walked in our midst. Satan was watching Him through the eyes of the Pharisees who followed Him from step to step.
Everywhere the Lord goes, the Pharisees go also. It was Satan who is not in a serpent anymore, but in human bodies who want to topple down what the Lord wants to do — the game plan of God, the plan of salvation at work so that man would be saved.
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.1 John 3:16
An excerpt from ACQ Classics – March 24, 1996 | Related Post: The Storyline of Salvation Completed