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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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From: PAULFROMNYS

Oct-19

   I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3 GW)

   “I have borne with you all this time because I love you; anything could have happened to you, but I have not let it, I have shown you infinite longsuffering and patience, and earnest solicitude for your eternal wellbeing: because I love you, I have kept you alive, and have brought you to this time and to this place; I have not let you go.” Oh, that this might come home to us! We may, all unconsciously, be hearing this message now simply because of this infinite love of God which has been preserving us unto this hour to let us know it. You may think it is quite fortuitous that you are hearing it – just one of the chance happenings of life; but if you knew the truth it is this infinite love of God which has held you to this time in relation to the infinite purposes of that love to let you know it. There is nothing casual about it, there is sovereign love here. “Because I have so loved, because, selfsufficient as I am, I cannot do without you” – oh, mystery of Divine love! – “because I so much wanted you I created you, and now at this moment I am drawing you.” We cannot take that in, but that is the teaching of the Word of God.... God does not want that kind of love that is not love at all because it gets everything that it wants to satiate its own lusts. That is not love. This love of God must make us like itself, it must be after its own kind. And so, strangely enough, many have come to find the love of God through the dark way of suffering – to discover that God was not their enemy but their friend, when they thought that He was pursuing with the object of destroying them.... Listen again, whoever you may be. If you know yourself only a little you must be amazed at this statement, but if it does not come to you as the most wonderful thing that ever was or could be, there is something grievously the matter with you; that such a One should say to such as WE, “I have loved THEE, with an everlasting love.” May God Himself bring that home to us with something of its implication, something of its meaning and value, its glory, its wonder. If He should graciously do that, we shall be worshippers for the rest of our lives; there will be something about us that is in the nature of awe and wonder and we shall go softly. The realization of it will smite all our pride to the dust. There is no room for pride here. This will remove all those horrible things – pride, avarice, covetousness, self-interest, worldly ambition – and we shall be very humble, very grateful people, full of a great longing somehow to requite that love, somehow to win for that One His rights. 

Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)

Oct-19

PAULFROMNYS said:

 I love you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3 GW)

Jeremiah is a wonderful book. In it is the revelation of:

1. What God wants from us. He wants us to come to Him, the fountain of living water, and drink.

Jeremiah 2:13   For My people have committed two evils: / They have forsaken Me, / The fountain of living waters, / To hew out for themselves cisterns, / Broken cisterns, / Which hold no water.

2. What we are in our fallen condition:

Jeremiah 17:9   The heart is deceitful above all things, / And it is incurable; / Who can know it?

Jeremiah 13:23  Can the #### change his skin, / Or the leopard his spots? / Then you also may be able to do good, / Who are accustomed to do evil.

3. What Christ is to us:

Jeremiah23:5   Indeed, days are coming, / Declares Jehovah, / When I will raise up to David a righteous Shoot; / And He will reign as King and act prudently / And will execute justice and righteousness in the land.
23:6   In His days Judah will be saved, / And Israel will dwell securely; / And this is His name by which He will be called, / Jehovah our righteousness
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There is none righteous, there is none who seeks after God, not so much as one. We cannot change or reform ourselves. Salvation is to come to God as the fountain, the source, and receive Him, take Him in, drink Him. In this way Christ, the embodiment of the Triune God as the Spirit becomes our righteousness. He becomes to us righteousness from God.

1 Corinthians  1:30   But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God: both righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

PAULFROMNYS

From: PAULFROMNYS

Oct-19

   Amen:   And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

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