A relationship with Jesus Christ is more than grace overshadowing the laws of sin and death. It is the inevitable Blessing that is the fulfillment of both the law and grace. When the first day of Pentecost occurred two thousand years ago, the Holy Spirit of God was sent among Believers in The Way, which was the early Christian church. Through a relationship with Jesus, men had access to the Holy Spirit of God. And it is through this transaction that we are endowed with the inevitable Blessing that comes with righteousness, blessing, peace, expectation, joy and meekness, boldness, mercy, wisdom, and love.
Inevitable is a glimpse into these characteristics of the Believer based on biblical truths and revealed study to edify the church. These essays are meant to strengthen a faith in Jesus Christ as a part of a daily seeking God through the Word of God.
Joy & Meekness
The end time church is part of a worship-based prayer movement that demonstrates God’s grace leading to the Second Coming of Messiah Yeshua, called Jesus in the western world. The Holy Scriptures foretell of this grand event in the New Testament book of Revelation by the Spirit to the apostle John, and is the mission of all Christ followers in this time. Developing a confidence in Christ to display the characteristics of God, which are righteousness, blessing, peace, mercy, etc., are essential attributes of the end time church.
Each chapter is designed to lift you up. The following is an excerpt on the Love chapter:
The intense feeling of affection and intimacy we call love is a most complicated subject. Not only are their many different kinds of love (romantic, friendly, family) but each person expresses love uniquely. Gary Chapman wrote about the different ways in which people love and want to receive love in his 1995 book The Five Love Languages. The focus of this book involved the companionship of a married couple and dealt mostly with romantic or friendly love. But there is
another kind of love, the one we experience first, which greatly shapes our ability to love and be loved.
Familial love, or agape love, is the kind of love felt between most family members because it is the most selfless love humans express. It is the kind of love a mother has for her child before even giving birth to that child. It is the highest form of love and is often characterized by ‘charity’ because agape is not dependent on the responses of the receiving person. When children or parents act less than loveable, they are still loved because agape is the love that relationship is built upon. Unlike with a friend, agape transcends petty hurts and causes those in the relationship to work at ensuring love remains even when it’s hard to do so.
Agape is the kind of love that cannot be turned off - it is ever present, passionate, and deep. This is the love God has for humanity. But unlike mortal expressions of agape love, God’s expression is a true test of the definition because it is eternal. When God created the earth and mankind he did so out of love. This love is not erotic nor brotherly, as in philia meaning “friendly affectionate.”
To understand the breadth of the God-kind of love simply look to the heart of the matter described in John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son. So that whosoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.”
The Inevitable Conference Edition includes reflection questions and space to journal or take notes during a conference you attend. Each chapter is designed to lift you up. A relationship with Jesus Christ is more than grace overshadowing the laws of sin and death. It is the inevitable Blessing that is the fulfillment of both the law and grace. When the first day of Pentecost occurred two thousand years ago, the Holy Spirit of God was sent among Believers in The Way, which was the early Christian church.More →