WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS!

IT IS TIME FOR US CHRISTIANS, AND BELIEVERS, TO HUSH UP AND CLOSE OUR MOUTHS, AND PUT GOD'S LOVE INTO ACTIONS:

 

Apostle Winfree, James, R, Sr, God's Messenger, Jesus Christ Blogger, Publisher, Writer, Truth Seeker & Biblical Mentor:

 

Only Showing God's Love, Works, Not Saying It Or Preaching About It!!!

 

Awesome Master Teacher, Teach us All in Jesus Name. Amen...The Bible explains that genuine love is shown, “not in word or with the tongue, but in deed and truth.” (1 John 3:18) Does this mean that we cannot express love through our speech? Not at all! ( 1 Thess. 4:18 ) Rather, it means that our love must not be limited to words, especially when the circumstances call for action. For example, when a fellow Christian lacks the basic necessities of life, he needs more than our good wishes. ( Jas. 2:15, 16 ) Similarly, love for Jesus Christ and our neighbor moves us not only to ask God ‘to send out workers into the harvest’ but also to have a full share in the preaching work.​ ( Matt. 9:38.)

 

 

The Apostle John wrote that we must love “in deed and truth.” Thus, our love must be “without hypocrisy,” and “free from racism.” ( Rom. 12:9;) ( 2 Cor. 6:6 ) This means that we cannot show genuine love while pretending to be something that we are not, as if we were wearing a mask. We might wonder, ‘Is there such a thing as love with hypocrisy and racism?’ Yes really!!!. This would be Godly love in Jesus Christ.

 

Consider some examples of counterfeit love. In the garden of Eden, Satan pretended to be looking out for Eve’s best interests, but his actions were actually selfish and hypocritical. ( Gen. 3:4, 5 ) In David’s day, Ahithophel proved that his friendship with the king was a fraud. Ahithophel turned traitor when he felt that he would gain an advantage. ( 2 Sam. 15:31 ) Likewise today, apostates and others who create divisions in the congregation use “smooth talk and flattering speech” to make themselves appear to be loving, but their true motive is selfish.​( Rom. 16:17, 18.) Show The Love!!!

 

 

 

Hypocritical love is especially shameful because it is a counterfeit of the godly quality of self-sacrificing love. Such hypocrisy might fool men, but not Our Spiritual Loving Father. In fact, Jesus said that those who are like hypocrites would be punished “with the greatest severity.” ( Matt. 24:51 ) Of course, Our LORD GOD servants would never want to display hypocritical love. However, we do well to ask ourselves, ‘Is our love always genuine, not tainted by selfishness or deception?’ Let us consider ways we can strive to show the love that is “free from hypocrisy, racism, and favoritism and respecter of persons.”

 

 

Be joyful to serve in the background. We should be willing to perform acts of love for our brothers “in secret,” or out of the limelight, when this is possible. ( Read Matthew 6:1-4.) Ananias and Sapphira failed to do that. Not content to donate anonymously, they blatantly exaggerated their offering and suffered disaster for their hypocrisy. ( Acts 5:1-10 ) In contrast, genuine love moves us to find joy in serving our brothers, sisters without fanfare or recognition. For instance, the brothers, sisters who support the Christian Body in helping to prepare spiritual food do so anonymously, not drawing attention to themselves or revealing the material they have worked on.

 

 

Take the lead in showing honor to others. ( Read Romans 12:10.) Jesus set the pattern in honoring others by performing the lowliest of tasks. ( John 13:3-5, 12-15 ) We may have to work hard to develop the humility needed to show honor to others in this way. Even the apostles could not fully understand Jesus’ actions until they received the Holy Spirit. ( John 13:7 ) We can show honor to others by not thinking too much of ourselves because of our education, material possessions, or privileges in Jehovah’s service. ( Rom. 12:3 ) And rather than envying those who receive praise, we rejoice with them even if we feel that we deserve equal honor or a share of the credit for what was done.

 

 

 

Commend your brothers, sisters sincerely. We should seize opportunities to commend one another because such expressions are “good for building up.” ( Eph. 4:29 ) However, we must be sincere. Otherwise, we could actually be flattering the person or avoiding our responsibility to provide needed counsel. ( Prov. 29:5 ) To commend someone but then tear him, her down behind his back is a form of hypocrisy. The Apostle Paul avoided that trap and set a fine example in showing genuine love in the way he commanded others. For example, he sincerely commended the Christians in Corinth regarding some aspects of their conduct. ( 1 Cor. 11:2 ) But when their actions did not deserve commendation, he explained the reason to them kindly and clearly.​( 1 Cor. 11:20-22.) Do we give help, support to our brothers and sisters in need or do we just make noise with our useless, pointless words only? You all too Church Leadership and Ministries Leaderships?.

 

 

 

Be hospitable. Yeshua commands us to be generous toward our brothers and sisters. ( Read 1 John 3:17.) Yet, we must do so with a pure motive, avoiding any trace of selfishness. We can ask ourselves: ‘Do I offer hospitality primarily to close friends, prominent ones, or those who might be able to return the favor somehow? Or do I instead look for ways to be generous toward brothers and sisters whom I do not know well or who have nothing with which to repay me?’ ( Luke 14:12-14 ) Or suppose a fellow Christian falls into a need because of poor planning or fails to thank us for our hospitality. In such situations, we should apply the counsel: “Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.” ( 1 Pet. 4:9 ) If you follow this advice, you will gain the reward of happiness that comes from giving the right motive.​( Acts 20:35.) Blacks, Whites, Browns, Reds, Yellows, And All others who say we love God and on our way to heaven, we must accept every member God placed in His body through Jesus Christ. LOVE IS THE OLLY REAL TRUE, ANSWER!!!

 

 

Support those who are weak in the family of Christ, first. The genuineness of our love can be tested by the Bible’s command to “support the weak, be patient toward all.” (1 Thess. 5:14) Although many who are weak later become strong in the faith, others need our patient, ongoing support. This can include sharing upbuilding Scriptural thoughts, inviting them to join us in the ministry, or just taking time to listen to them. In addition, instead of simply thinking that a brother or a sister is either “strong” or “weak,” we should recognize that we all have strengths and weaknesses. Even the Apostle Paul acknowledged his own weaknesses. ( 2 Cor. 12:9, 10 ) Thus, we can all benefit from the support of fellow Christians Leaders and Christ Churches.

 

 

Make peace. We do everything in our power to maintain peace with our brothers, sisters, even when we feel that we have been misunderstood or treated unfairly. ( Read Romans 12:17, 18.) An apology can help to repair hurt feelings, but it must be sincere. For instance, rather than saying, “I’m sorry that you feel that way,” you could admit your role in the problem by saying, “I’m sorry that I hurt you by what I said.” Peace is especially vital in a marriage. A husband and a wife should not pretend to love each other in public but then use the silent treatment, cruel words, or physical violence to hurt each other in private. I still have to say to my wife, ( Girlfriend of 41 years, that I am sorry many times ).

 

 

Forgive freely. We forgive by pardoning someone who has offended us and by letting go of our resentment toward him. By “putting up with one another in love, earnestly endeavoring to maintain the oneness of the spirit in the uniting bond of peace,” we can freely forgive those who may not be aware that they offended us. ( Eph. 4:2, 3 ) For our forgiveness to be genuine, we must control our thinking so that we do “not keep account of the injury.” ( 1 Cor. 13:4, 5 ) If we were to harbor resentment or hold a grudge, we would risk permanently damaging our relationship not only with our brother or sister but also with Jehovah. ( Matt. 6:14, 15 ) We can also demonstrate our sincere forgiveness by praying for those who sin against us.​( Luke 6:27, 28.)

 

 

 

Sacrifice personal advantages. If we receive privileges in Jesus Christ service, we should view these as opportunities to show the genuineness of our love by “seeking, not [our] own advantage, but that of the other person.” ( 1 Cor. 10:24 ) For example, at our assemblies and conventions, attendants are on duty in the seating area before others are scheduled to enter. Instead of viewing their assignment as an opportunity to get the best seats for themselves and their families, many of these brothers, sisters choose to sit in less favorable seats within their assigned section. By sacrificing their personal advantage in this way, they demonstrate the love that is free of any trace of selfishness. How might you imitate their good example?

 

 

Confess and abandon secret sins. Some Christians who have committed a serious sin try to cover it over in order to avoid embarrassing themselves or disappointing others. ( Prov. 28:13 ) Yet, such a course is unloving, for it harms not only the sinner but also others. It can hinder the flow of God’s spirit and threaten the peace of the entire congregation. ( Eph. 4:30 ) Genuine love moves Christians who have committed serious sins to speak to the elders so that the elders can provide the needed help.​( Jas. 5:14, 15.)

 

 

 

Love is the greatest of all qualities. ( 1 Cor. 13:13 ) It identifies us as Jesus’ followers and as imitators of Jehovah, the Source of love. ( Eph. 5:1, 2 ) “If I . . . do not have love,” wrote Apostle Paul, “I am nothing.” ( 1 Cor. 13:2 ) May we continue to show our love not just “in the word” but also “in deed and truth.” So, let us just hush up, shut up and close our mouths, and start putting God's love into Actions and in Deeds and in Truth. Amen.

 

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2 Cor 9;7, So, let each one of us give as he and she have purposes in our hearts, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

 

Go Out And Be God's Love, First To Your Spiritual Family, And Then All Others, Be The Church That Jesus Christ Himself, Birth & Built, His Living & Loving Temple.

 

I love you no matter what you think and there is nothing you can do about it!!!

 

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