KHANDIE'S KORNER - November 14, 2004

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Timely Insights into God's Word from Khandielese Reyes

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“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.  For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore LOVE is the fulfilling of the law.”  (Rom 13:8-10) “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.   But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and truth.”  (1st John 3:16-18) 

Throughout scripture, the command has been given to the children of God that we should LOVE one another.  This is not a suggestion, a desired hope, nor a vain idea, but a COMMAND given by The Lord Himself.  The message of love did not begin and end at the Cross, (although this was the GREATEST demonstration of unconditional Love known to man)  but   has been with us since the beginning of time, upon the very first day of creation, BY the very creator of LOVE himself, The LORD OUR GOD and the word declares that everyone who loves is born of God and KNOWS God, for HE is the very essence of love.  Those who love not have never known the LORD GOD despite their declaration of such.  Love, for the believer is so vitally important that above EVERY COMMANDMENT given, it is deemed the very FIRST and GREATEST of all and yet for many, it has been pushed somewhere down the list of priority.   

When the question was asked of the Lord “what is the GREATEST” commandment of all, he replied: “Thou shalt LOVE the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  THIS is the first and great commandment” (Matt 22:37-38)  and he went on to say the following: “And the second is like unto it.   Thou shalt LOVE thy NEIGHBOR as thyself.” (Matt 22:39) and he summed it all up by declaring: “On these two commandments hang ALL the law and the prophets.” (Matt 22:40)  Now, it cannot get any more simple than this and yet I find it tremendously disturbing that above ALL things, this is the LEAST taught in the church today.  Every other message is preached, and every other commandment taught, yet very little time is spent speaking on these two most powerful and absolute necessary commandments.  There are MORE men/women preaching on the message of “prosperity” (among other things) then there is on the message of LOVING the LORD OUR GOD and our neighbor as ourselves.  Therefore, before we continue in this foolish and spiritually damaging manner, let us stop now and return BACK to the basics, for somewhere along the line we’ve missed it and the Lord is no longer the center of adoration amongst the members of the body, but have only become adored for what one can  received of him!  So, let us begin over starting with the FIRST and GREAT commandment: “Thou shalt LOVE the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”  Now, if anyone should say they are indeed submissive to this commandment and yet have placed ANYTHING or ANYONE before The LORD GOD whether it be in deed or in thought, are fooling themselves.  For to TRULY LOVE someone with all your heart, soul and mind, is to place that individual ABOVE ALL ELSE!   This means that such becomes the very center of one’s adoration, and all that you do is done with the very desire of pleasing that one you claim to love.  Therefore, IF you indeed love the Lord God with all your heart, soul and mind, then it should be quite simple to submit FULLY to the second commandment which the Lord declares is LIKE UNTO THE FIRST: Thou shalt LOVE thy NEIGHBOR as thyself.”  If you struggle with the second commandment, you’ve yet to truly surrender to the first for the second will follow closely behind the first.   Upon TRULY submitting to the first, the second will automatically and NATURALLY follow.  Now, to love one’s neighbor as oneself is not just in word, but in deed.   For there are many that are quick to utter the words “I love you”, but acting upon that love through deed is not always visible.  So what good is it to say, and not do!  Love visibly reaches out to the hurting, is a friend to one who’d be considered friendless, encourages, prays, comforts, and strengthen other members of the body that are suffering, and shares it’s worldly goods with members who are in need.  When one member is hurting, all members react to that pain and when one is rejoicing, all rejoice with it.   The word declares that he who has this worlds goods and see his brother in need, and yet close his heart of compassion towards him does NOT have the Love of God dwelling in him.   For it is inconceivable to me that there should be one brother who’s wealthy and another brother who’s destitute and poor, BOTH profess to LOVE The LORD GOD,  and yet the wealthy knowing his brothers hunger, would not feed him but instead watch as he walks away in his pain.  This is incomprehensible to me, beyond my understanding how one’s heart could be so hardened towards his brother.  And yet, DAILY I witness this within the Body by those professing The LORD GOD, placing MORE VALUE on worldly goods and wealth, than on the need of a brother.  Somewhere, the church missed it!  At some point the church surrendered to selfishness and rejected compassion.   Every man to himself, to each his own, yet this was not the teachings of the church of old nor was this the commandment of our Lord.   For in the days of the Apostles, when the church was striving and growing massively, the message of love was not only spoken of but delivered.  The value of a brother was far more important than the goods they possessed so much so, that those who believed on the words spoken by the Apostles sold their worldly goods and laid them at the Apostles feet, where the proceeds where then DISTRIBUTED TO THOSE BRETHREN IN NEED!    Therefore the word declares that NONE suffered lack, but they had ALL things in common!  The church then grew in number and was blessed of the Lord for in all they did TWO things were quite visible.  They “LOVED THE LORD GOD with all their hearts, all their souls, and all their minds, AND they loved their neighbors as themselves.”  Their love for the Lord was quite visible in their HUNGER and DESIRE for Him.  They desired HIM, and to KNOW Him,  MORE than the desire of what they could get from Him.  They wanted to GIVE more than receive, and He was the reason of their giving and the center of their adoration and their love for their neighbors was visible in not only through their words, but in their deeds!   We should all this day have that SAME Hunger, and demonstrate that SAME love towards one another for LOVE is “A Debt Never Paid in Full”.  It is not something we do for a season, but is something that is commanded of us and must be put into practice every day of our lives.  It is the ONE thing that is everlasting and the GREATEST of all that we may possess as the word declares “Now abideth faith, hope, charity (love) these three; BUT the GREATEST of these is Charity (LOVE)” (1st cor 13:13)

“Beloved, let us LOVE one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and KNOWETH God.  He that loveth not knoweth NOT God; for GOD IS LOVE.” (1st John 4:7-8)

I love you all so very much. Have a blessed week in the Lord and remember: Whatever we do, do ALL for the GLORY of GOD, who ALONE is worthy of the GLORY and the PRAISE!

The Lord be with you this day and always!  Shalom Uvracha (Peace and Blessings)…….. 

Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh,
Adonai Elohim Tzeva-ot
Asher Hayah Va-ho-veh VaY’vo

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come!

May the peace of the Lord be with you today and always……

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