How God’s Love Restores Fallen Human Minds


By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

In the love of God there is more than a mere comfort to the sinner. The sinner wants to be comforted in the thought that he is not cast out and by God’s great love we are told that He has brought Jesus into our midst to show us that we are not cast out. God has come very close to us. His love also accepts us just as we are; that is what justification is all about: He accepts us as we are, but He loves us too much to leave us as we are. He accepts us, yes, and this is important to remember, that His love is of such a nature that He accepts us grotty and filthy and sinful as we are because Jesus has come and taken upon Himself the filth and the sinfulness of every sinner and has nailed it to the cross; but He doesn’t want to leave us like that.

With extreme sensitivities, He takes us over the ground repeatedly again and again identifying the elements of our life that are offensive to heaven. Just because He does that, that does not mean He is not receiving us, it’s such an important principle to know, that when my sins are all laid out in front of me, that does not mean that God has stopped loving me, that He is telling me where I’m wrong does not mean that He has stopped loving me; He loves me and receives me, and He still holds me. But very lovingly and very carefully, He keeps on letting me know that those particular areas of my life that are offensive to heaven need to be dealt with by His grace.

Offensive in the Sight of Heaven

… when He lays hold upon your case you will see that you have made grievous mistakes, and what you supposed was of little importance was offensive in the sight of Heaven. {TMK 237.3}

There are many things that a person in his natural condition does not appreciate as its offensiveness in heaven; he doesn’t know, so God in His loving kindness has to show him, and, of course, if he doesn’t like to be shown, he thinks he’s being disliked of God. No … God loves us but He shows us, when He takes hold of our case, what is offensive in the sight of heaven. How does He do it? How does He show us what is offensive to the sight of heaven? We see this beautiful activity of our High Priest at work in the heavenly sanctuary, and what does He want us to do?

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

What does He mean by knocking at my door? What does that actually mean, in reality?

Every warning, reproof, and entreaty in the Word of God, or through His delegated messengers, is a knock at the door of the heart; it is the voice of Jesus, asking for entrance. {7BC 966.9}

What is the knock? Every warning, reproof, and entreaty in the Word of God, or through His delegated messengers is the voice of Jesus, asking for entrance. God, in His great love, Jesus, in His love, the love of God, is appealing to us, knocking at the heart door, asking for entrance. This is our meditation: God’s love overtures to your mind, God’s love in restoring the human mind. The heart that He is standing at; what is the heart? To understand God’s great love in relation to my heart, in relation to my mind, we must understand ourselves, we must understand something about me.

The Natural Man

Ask the Lord to reveal to you yourself; {TMK 237.3}

You don’t know yourself, you don’t know the parts of yourself that you need to know. Ask the Lord to show you to yourself.

… place your life under His searching eye, {TMK 237.3}

If you will do that, God will give you to understand His relation of love towards you. This is what our meditation is: Are you asking? Are you actually in tune with this declaration of the Spirit of Prophecy? Ask God to show you to yourself; and as you ask that question, if you’re in tune with the very suggestions coming up before you now, what does He show you of yourself, in general?

1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.

What do you need to know about your natural man, your natural man, me, my natural man? Jesus reveals that the natural way of myself does not regards the things of God as great wisdom; it is foolishness unto him. Every time God wants to show you something according to your natural appreciation, it is foolishness to you! know that about yourself.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?

That’s talking about the heart, the natural man.

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

What is the condition of the natural man? It says you will perform the pleasures and desires of the flesh and of the mind. What does God reveal about us? He reveals that there is a desire of the mind and there is a desire of the flesh.

… sin is a tremendous evil. Through sin the whole human organism is deranged, the mind is perverted, the imagination corrupted. Sin has degraded the faculties of the soul. Temptations from without find an answering chord within the heart, and the feet turn imperceptibly toward evil. {8T 312.2}

God wants to show to us, us, in our natural stage. The mind is perverted, human organism is deranged. Do you like what is shown about yourself? But God needs to show this to us.

It is impossible for us, of ourselves, to escape from the pit of sin in which we are sunken. Our hearts are evil, and we cannot change them. {SC 18.1}

As we read in Ephesians, the mind has desires that are evil, the flesh has desires that are evil; and our heart is wicked, we cannot change it.
Now we want to behold God’s great love in dealing with such a heart, such a condition; God’s great love, His overtures of love to your mind.

For His Great Love

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our
flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath …4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

The love of God is prepared to do what with this condition of the human mind? He has mercy on us, His love is so great: when we were dead in sins, he hath quickened us together with Christ; there is something he has done there and we need to comprehend it, we need to explore this love towards my mind, towards the mind of every other human being, that wicked mind, that wicked heart, the terrible condition of the flesh. How can God reach a natural man, a natural mind, a natural heart? How can He reach one that regards the things of God as foolishness? How can He ever reach it? Remember the conversation which Jesus had with Nicodemus; he had only a natural mind. Nicodemus was a teacher of the faith of the Jews and he recognized that Jesus is somebody special, with his natural mind; but it was a lot of foolishness to him what was going on. Jesus then makes a point of how to reach a mind that regards the things of God as foolishness:

John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 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.

You know the story about the Jews, how they crucified Jesus; they had an experience with Jesus; Jesus portrayed things that were foolishness to them, so how did He reach them? They crucified Him. The very ones that He blessed, that He healed – He came to heal them and recover them from all their maladies. – Those very ones that He healed, they cried, ‘Crucify him, crucify him.’ when the circumstances came about. Now God reaches the natural mind, after He was crucified and rose again, on the day of Pentecost they were all listening to their hearts. Their natural hearts discovered what they did, and that is how God can reach the natural heart. Look at what Jesus has done to bless you, and then discover what you have done to Him. What a love, what a meditation. No wonder He can reach us; but He must reach us through our natural man, and what is the natural man?

The brain nerves which communicate with the entire system are the only medium through which Heaven can communicate to man and affect his inmost life. {2T 347.2}

He must reach your inmost life, your mind, your internal entity, which thinks and says, ‘Nah, this is all strange material.’ How does He reach it? Through the brain nerves, which communicate with the entire system. This is the only medium through which Heaven can communicate to man. Is there any other medium? This is the only medium through which He can communicate to you, through your brain nerves. What are they? Your eyes, your ears, the communications through the system of your faculties, which are totally deranged. He has to reach your inmost soul which is already in opposition to Him; He has to reach that through those brain nerves, to reach the inmost life. There is the question now: What is the inmost life in man? The desires of the flesh and of the mind. The mind … I am minded to do something; what does that mean? This is no different to the heart.

The Spirit of Man

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he:

1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him?

You know by the spirit that is in you, the spirit of man. Your heart, your mind, your spirit that knows, that is the knowledgeable part, the part that exists inside of you. The conscience entity that looks at itself: Have you ever heard of stories of people that were in a terrible, catastrophic accident, and they had been knocked so absolutely destructively, so that they are in a state of total coma, and they come back again and tell you what they experienced? They talk about a tunnel, they go and come out through the tunnel, and they’re just about ready, there is heavenly music, and then they get drawn back out through the tunnel the other way.

They are conscious of something inside of themselves; when your heart stops beating, your conscious self continues to exist for ten whole minutes, did you know that? If you are not restored back within three minutes, then if you are restored after three minutes you will be very likely to have brain damage; but your conscious part is still there, still knowing what is going on with yourself. There are people who have had actual visions of seeing themselves in an operation, and these kinds of things. This is your spirit, your conscious spirit, your mind, that stands back and looks at itself; and that is the one that God wants to reach. The part of you that can see inside of itself is described thus:

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

The spirit of man is the candle that is light to yourself; you can make sense inside of yourself, that is your candle. God’s love is trying to reach your spirit; and what does God have to do with your spirit? The psalmist talks about something that God wilt do

Psalm 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.

The intelligent conscious entity, the inward man that is the candle that lights all inside of you, the inwards man is the one that lives in darkness in reference to the things of God. The things of God are foolishness to him, it’s darkness, there’s no sense in it; I can’t make common sense out of it. Therefore, what do we have to say to God? ‘Lord, light my candle because my darkness is so gross.’ What does that mean? ‘Light my spirit.’ When the spirit of man does not understand there must be an enlightening.

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

They’re in the darkness, aren’t they? They can’t see it, it’s hidden, it’s black, it’s dark to those that are lost. Why are they lost?

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds

Did you pick it up: the minds? The spirit?

2 Corinthians 4:4 … the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

‘Lord, light my candle.’ Can you see the picture? The light of the gospel of Christ is to lighten them, but they don’t believe so how can it lighten them? As the truth of Jesus comes across them, as they regard it as foolishness, but yet they are brought face to face as the Jews were with the reality of their sure ends after He has done all these wonderful things to them and they walk away; their candle could be lighten if they would believe. That’s the ‘Lord,’ we must say, ‘light my candle, I want to be illuminated!’ and God, in His wonderful love to that estranged mind, to that candle that is darkness – as Jesus says:

Matthew 6:23 If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness!

‘Lord, please illuminate my candle, give my spirit an illumination.’ How can it be enlighten? We touched it there, that the people don’t want to believe, but those who do believe, here is how it can be enlightened. God loves to bring light out of darkness, doesn’t He? He can do it!

Illuminated by the Knowledge of Him

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

How does He enlighten? By the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ; because your spirit, your mind is an intelligent entity and that intelligent entity can only be illuminated by knowledge: the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

In this body of ours there dwells this candle, this man’s spirit; and this man’s spirit contained in this earthen vessel can be lit up; and our internal being is illuminated, and the light that is thee, if it is of Jesus’ knowledge, will save you.

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon the’e.

By their natural eyes, by their brain nerves they will see something; therefore, Arise and shine! Let the glory of Jesus Christ inside of you cause you to have light in you, and through the light in you, Shine. When this has happened, this is the next point in the lineup.

Ephesians 4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

How do you reach a mind? The spirit of man that knoweth the things of a man? The teaching of the truth as it is in Jesus.

Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Remember: fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and of the mind (Eph. 2:3), the deceitful lust of the mind, the old man, the inward man, the mind, the spirit, it’s corrupt according to the deceitful lust.

Renewal of the Mind

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

Notice how the spirit and the mind are connected here; in the spirit of your mind you are to be renewed.

Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Not the natural man anymore. The natural mind must be changed, how? The natural mind must be illuminated and changed; if it is illuminated it then has to take the next step to transform your mind. Will you change your mind? How many people understand they’ve got to change their minds in many situations of life? Whereas when it comes to God, change your mind; but you can’t change your mind. It must be God that will so effectively work inside of you and reach you that it will change your mind, by the knowledge and the teaching of the truth as it is in Jesus; you then through that, your intelligent mind, can then take hold of that and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, that you put off concerning the former way of thinking and living and you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness; a new way of thinking.

Romans 12:2    And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed

By what? That’s where the transformation must start:

Romans 12:2 … by the renewing of your mind,

The old man must be put away, a new man, a new spirit must be put within. This is something that you, as an entity, under the illumination of Jesus, can actually do because God wants you to exercise your mind; He’s trying to reach you to do it.

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

It is a knowledge exercise, a knowledge of a mind that has loved to do the things of its own pleasure but has now been illuminated; and it now changes its course. Its knowledge is now altered, and as it alters by the knowledge of Jesus Christ – by beholding you become changed, as you behold, as the brain nerves behold. You see in your brain, you don’t see outside, you see inside; and you hear inside, not outside, the ear is just the channel through which you hear. – As the brain nerves pick up the messages and reach the mind, the mind can then choose whether I will believe, and if I choose to believe, then I will be renewed in my mind in knowledge after the image of him that created him. If you will do that, whereas before there was darkness, confusion, blindness, fear, no understanding of the things of God, an unsound mind, what will now take place through this avenue of God illuminating and kindling your candle, your spirit?

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;

The spirit of man is a spirit of fear

2 Timothy 2:17 … but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

O, how much I need a sound mind in the mad world in which we live today. In my nurse’s training I really discovered that the psychiatric patients are no worse off than the people around them; sometimes the psychiatric patients would manipulate the doctors in such a way that the doctors were cornered. They’re no fools, there’s only one problem with a psychiatric patient, he’s lost his control over his thoughts, that’s all. He can’t stop the voices; he can’t stop thinking. When you go to bed at night, you have trouble stopping to think? But you can stop; these people can’t. They develop a channel in their brain which is a disease, and all sorts of thoughts and feelings go through their system which they have no more control over; that’s the only difference. The wrong ways of thinking are as much a disease as the inability to stop thinking. As you ponder upon these things, the Lord has come to give you a sound mind; He has come to give you, not fear, but power and a sound mind. As He does that, what sort of a mind is that?

1 Corinthians 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Through the knowledge of Christ that God illuminates your life with, you’re to receive the mindedness of Jesus, the mind of Christ.

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

It says ‘let’, in other words your mind has to let it happen. Pick up His mind; and as you pick up His mind, the following becomes your reality. When you have a mind that is in darkness, that’s your reality but when the mind that Jesus has illuminated you with begins to become your mind, your reality is then here:

Strengthened in the Inner Man

Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Your mind: the inner man

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

O, now the love of God really becomes knowledgeable to you, all our studies can come into fruition. Through the love of God you will be grounded in, you:

Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Can you see the love overtures of God to your mind? Can you comprehend this amazing story? O that God would give us grace to follow it through. How did all this happen? It can take place in the soul, this love overture, if the soul has pursued with it, how did it really happen?

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Here is this activity that takes place, and all the way through we suddenly discover, ‘I could never have done it. It would have been an absolute impossibility.’ But what has God done? He has brought Jesus and the atonement to my understanding. As I believe it, as I embrace it, I don’t argue about it, I just embrace it and I seek to comprehend it, and as God shines His light into your conscious spirit, and you then pursue it, you will then be lit with a candle and you will comprehend all things that Jesus comprehended, and you will be worked inwardly; God will work in you both to will and to do of all His pleasure. Where is the natural mind? Now my mind wants to live like that, and I am happy with Jesus in my mind. It was God that lit me! It was God who continues to work in me, to will and to do of His good pleasure, it’s all Him. All I have to do is let the knowledge penetrate.

In Me Dwelleth No Good Thing

Let us explore this last concept:

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.

God will work in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. The inward man has now been renewed, he has a new mind; how does God’s love continue now in dealing with you and me? God loves me; He’s managed to change my mind; now how does He continue in love to work in me? The apostle Paul suffered under this question momentarily. He came to this experience that we have just explored. We see the kind of confusion that he met when he found in himself a change of mind; he found something else there which troubled him.

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not.

You’ve got no problem now with the mind; the mind is totally in harmony, isn’t it? It wants to do what God wants to do; now God has to work in him both how and to do it. Paul has got this terrible perplexity, ‘in my flesh dwelleth no good thing‘, he’s discovered that now; he, himself, has discovered his flesh, the candle has lit the belly.

Romans 7:21    I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

The inward man has been enlightened, the inward man has a new heart, a new mind, a new spirit, it’s been lit by Jesus. So, according to the inward man he delights in the law of God. Does the old man, the man of the natural mind, delight in the law of God? Not at all, this is the person who has already been illuminated with a new mind; he’s put off the old man. But what does he discover?

Romans 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind,

There is a member that wars against the law of my mind.

Romans 7:23 … and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Look at the way he puts it at the end of this verse, in summary:

Romans 7:25 … So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

He summarizes this deplorable experience. He’s discovered something about himself; his conscious self is affected by things in his person, the flesh that has the law of sin. He says, ‘What do I do with it?’ His conscious self, his spirit. What does God give him in answer to this cry?

Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

‘What can I do?’

Walking in the Spirit

Romans 8:1 [There is] therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Here is an entity that he has discovered: he has now the mind of Christ; and as he has the mind of Christ he says, ‘How do I get it all? Through Jesus Christ.’ What was the mind of Christ doing? It condemned sin in the flesh. ‘Now I know what I’ve got to do, I’ve got the victory, that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. There is a flesh that you, in the mind, can follow, or you can follow the Spirit if you like; it’s still your choice, as God works in you both to will and to do of His own good pleasure. The mind of Jesus can now come into action inside of you; your renewed spirit must deal with the problem: the problem of the battle between the spirit and the flesh.

The inward conscious entity that looks at itself is here addressed. He is speaking to the intelligent individual entity, the inward man:

Galatians 5:16 [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

The lust of the flesh that he had trouble with, what do you do? Walk in Spirit, not in the flesh.

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

He is saying to your mind, The flesh wants to go that way so the mind says, ‘No I don’t want that’; and he says, The Spirit goes this way, ‘Yes I want to do that but ah, the flesh.’ There is something happening to you, just like when you die, something happens to you and you go into these funny sorts of contortions of mind. Here is the same thing. Now you have to make a decision, am I going to follow the inroads of my desires of the flesh? I don’t have the desire of the mind anymore. I haven’t got that anymore. I’ve only got the flesh now, and it’s got desires; and as for my mind, as apostle says, I delight in the law of God, and now I am no longer going to follow the flesh, I’m going to follow the Spirit. There’s no condemnation in you if you do that. It’s God working in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Full Surrender

There was a man who discovered this and Jesus was trying to teach him, right there with all the eleven apostles. What was his problem, and what may be your problem in God’s church as you come to the knowledge of what we have just studied? God loves you, God loved this man, He loves everybody, He does not chase them out of the church. He wants to love them and reach their minds; and when He has reached their minds He wants to work in them to take them right through to victory. Here was a man who had a problem with this situation:

There are two kinds of experience–the outside showing and the inward working. The divine and human were at work in the character of Judas. Satan was working the human, Christ the divine. The Lord Jesus longed to see Judas rise to his appointed privileges. But the human side of Judas’ character was confused with his religious sentiments, and treated by him as essential attributes. {5BC 1101.6}

What did Judas treat as essential attributes? The human side of him. Judas treated the human side of him as an essential attribute.

By taking this view of things, he left an open door for Satan to enter and take possession of the entire man. {5BC 1101.6}

He hadn’t yet, but he left the door; he guarded his human natural character as of great value.

If Judas had practiced the lessons of Christ, he would have surrendered to Christ, he would have consecrated his heart fully to God; but his confused experience was misleading him (MS 28, 1897). {5BC 1101.6}

God wants to teach us, and He loves us, and in this knowledge of reaching your mind, of reaching your heart, and then having reached it, He now wants you to come to a full display of total victory; don’t be like Judas. Judas was a treasurer, an evangelist, he was part of the ministry of Jesus Christ. Are you? You and I are in a precious opportunity to learn from Christ, to place ourselves totally under Him, and regard my human natural man, the human flesh, as not of great value at all; and my mind is to be enlisted. What is the mind of Jesus in you now called upon to do?

The body is the only medium through which the mind and the soul are developed for the upbuilding of character. Hence it is that the adversary of souls directs his temptations to the enfeebling and degrading of the physical powers. {MH 130.1}

The body is to be brought into subjection. The higher powers of the being are to rule. The passions are to be controlled by the will, which is itself to be under the control of God. {MH 130.2}

It is your choice, are you going to let God lead it?

The kingly power of reason, sanctified by divine grace, is to bear sway in our lives. {MH 130.2}

Not the flesh, but the exercise of the mind that is illuminated by Jesus; that is to bear sway, it is the kingly power of your little township, your body. As we do this, this is what Jesus meant when He said:

John 3:16 … that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

What a story, what a love. I am thankful that we have been led, very carefully, step by step, by the Lord Jesus in our ranks, to be able to comprehend this. How many Christians are in a position of Judas, how many are confused still. But let not your heart be confused, the illumination, the lit candle, can restore your life completely if you will use the power that God has given you in your spirit, your will, your mind that has been illuminated by Jesus Christ. May God grant us that we can appreciate as we continue through the love of God this principle that will help us through to the end. This is my prayer in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Posted on March 24, 2013, in Divine Service Sermons. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wonderful reminder….just what & when I needed the insight to the work behind the scenes.

    Thank you for the “refresher”…..

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