I Have Loved Thee

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jer 31:3.

This passage primarily refers to God’s ancient people, the Jews, the natural descendants of Abraham. He chose them, and separated them from the nations of the world…But it is also beneficial and applicable to you and me. I believe with all my heart that God will restore the Nation of Israel in His own time and in His own plan and in His own purpose. But I firmly also believe that God wants to restore (His engrafted children). And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Romans 11:17-18.

TODAY, every believer, (both Jew and Gentile), are recipients of His great everlasting and glorious love. If we will listen closely we can hear the voice of the Holy Spirit whispering these words to our hearts, “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore, with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.” In these closing hours of this dispensation God is drawing and continues to draw “ALL” His children (both Jew and Gentile) closer to Him. He has promised that if we would draw near to Him He will draw near to us. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; ye double minded. James 4:8. God never lets us down. It is we who let God and ourselves down.

How often are we guilty of allowing the cares of life to seep in and gradually cause our faith in Christ and The Cross to become dim? Is it then any wonder that we do not feel His Grace and the effects of His Grace working within us as He desires to work? Let us by Grace through faith come in confidence to The Throne of Grace and Mercy (Heb 4:16). “Draw near to God, and seek him by faith and repentance, and He will draw near to us” When we seek for God, He will come out to meet us. So while we are drawing near to Him, He is drawing near to us. Once again the basis for this is: “I have loved thee with an everlasting love.” That love was proven on and provided by Christ’s atoning work on Calvary.


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