November 3, 2013

“What It Really Means to Love Someone”

Love-Agape Love-Greek word-Unconditional love.

-A lot of idolatry happening. People doing their own thing, even God’s own.

Hosea 1:1 The word of the Lord that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.

Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms (prostitute) and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the Lord.
-Go and marry a prostitute. Even have kids with her. 
(Hosea 3:1, NLT) Then the Lord said to me, “Go and love your wife again, (unconditional love) even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the Lord still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them.”
-Even though she is going to cheat on you time & time again, love her anyway. (Romans 11:33) ‘his ways past finding out) (Ex: talk shows & movie- (Romans 5:8) “yet sinners, Christ died for us). 
-What it means to love someone. (Jesus hanging on the cross) This shows God’s commitment. Jeremiah 3:14  Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you”

Hosea 3:2 So I bought her back for fifteen pieces of silver and five bushels of barley and a measure of wine.

Hosea 3:3 Then I said to her, “You must live in my house for many days and stop your prostitution. During this time, you will not have sexual relations with anyone, not even with me.”
-Jesus paid the greatest cost for us. He even prayed for those beating, spitting & nailing him!
Hosea 3:4  This shows that Israel will go a long time without a king or prince, and without sacrifices, sacred pillars, priests, or even idols! 

Hosea 3:5  But afterward the people will return and devote themselves to the Lord their God and to David’s descendant, their king. In the last days, they will tremble in awe of the Lord and of his goodness. (Wonder, Why he loves me so much? 
Luke 15:12-17 (“And when he came to himself.”)
John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
(1 Corinthians 13, KJV, NIV), ‘Love is patient, love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud it keeps no record of wrongs, Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth, Love never fails. (Bullet-proof God)
 John 15:12  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
-Many put up walls, barriers, locked doors-hurt pain, abuse their love. 
John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15:14
Even love & forgive people who hate you & even people who do you wrong (Ex: Joseph)
Jeremiah 31:3  The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: (A Love that doesn’t fall apart or waiver) therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. (Even in your mess)
-With patience, love, Chastisement, I have loved you. Even though you go astray & do things your own way.
-Many take Love for granted. (YouTube videos, the world mocks (Matt. 24:40-41) ‘one taken & one left) (Hebrews 13:17) “for they watch for your souls, for they watch for your souls.”)

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