Genesis 3:17 “To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.”
“He named him Noah and said, “He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed.”
Calvary was supposed to had freed us from a “curse”. Remind us my Lord what this “curse” was.
Let me feel the LOVE only to the things that draw me nearer to you my Lord and may the things of SIN be the only time I feel the sacrifice and the sweat of my brow.
John 3 NIV
“17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”
Romans 14:23 NLT
“But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.”
Wait on love. If you doubt anything, wait on God. Don’t just try to achieve a simple result and sell your birth right for bean stew or for a honeycomb.
For there is not enough sacrifices we or mankind can give that will even touch our our debt of sin.
Only Christ can pay that debt in your heart and give us that joy and peace that we repeatedly try to find in sin.
Just receive it and receive it daily brethren.
What separates LOVE and SACRIFICE is INTIMACY with God.
It is what separates a Father’s love or a friend’s love from that of a love of a bride.
To those who remain in the old, they only know sacrifice and will preach sacrifice.
But to those of us born of the Spirit, the old is gone and the journey of our rebirth has begun towards our intimacy and maturity with God and His love.
Apostle Paul knew love but his “Thorn” was that the “good” that he was suppose to do was still “sacrifice” to him. He was a “swordsman” and he still struggled with his nature, like we do.
His life by no means was it perfect my man’s standards, but “perfect” by God’s standards. And this maturity had set and example for the “Church” that to be mature is to know where you are immature. That our lives be symbolic of a life that represents a shield vs. a sword.
Because “perfection” is about maturity and to me, the Apostle Paul had more maturity than ALL the of old testament prophets combined.
In the name that has fulfilled the prophecy of old and gives closure to all things, our Lord Jesus Christ.