The Love of the Lord…

I went for a walk around the block yesterday evening – it was a beautiful mild evening here in Christchurch – and poured out my heart before the Lord…

There were so many things on my heart which I just did not understand…

So I left the house to get some “fresh air” and have a conversation with the Lord…

I spoke to the Lord about a number of things which had been perplexing me and perturbing me and the message I got out of the conversation which ensued was the Love of God and faith to believe the Promises of God…

When God speaks what He says comes to pass – I am not talking here about Judgements which are averted by Intercession or Repentance or standing in the gap – but I am talking here about the words of salvation which the Lord speaks to His People and to those whom He has chosen for His Own Possession…

When the Lord tells us that He loves us – He is not going to change His Mind…

When the Lord tells us that He will judge us – He actually desparately wants to change His Mind – He wants someone to Intercede so that He can change His Mind and be swayed by His Mercy…

But when the Lord tells us He loves us,

“The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”” (Jeremiah 31:3 NASB)

He never changes His Mind…

We are engraved on the Palm of His Hand,

“”Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.”” (Isaiah 49:16 NASB)

and He cannot forsake us because we belong to Him…

“Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.” (Habakkuk 3:17-18 NASB)

To be able to pour out our hearts before the Lord and have His reassurance that His Love is paramount in His Thinking and that His Love is so much stronger – in His Desire and His Intent for us as His Children – those of us who know Him – than the necessity to judge wickedness in us – although judge wickedness in us He does – mercilessly and ruthlessly in love for us He removes from us everything which does not please Him – like dismantling us and putting us back together again – that is how serious He is about removing our flesh – our old self – from us – and yet over all of that there is this overarching banner or rainbow of Love – like a sign in the sky,

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”

I saw that yesterday night as I talked with the Lord – I still don’t understand everything that I would have liked to have understood but I saw that and saw Him leading me on to believe higher up and deeper in like I believe C.S. Lewis said in his book, “The Final Battle” of where the children reached “Aslan’s Country” and I felt tonight that the Lord was leading me to believe “harder things” to believe for the impossible knowing that He can never break a Promise which He makes in Love…

This is what I have seen…

Judgement is pronounced by the Lord but He can relent…

Love is pronounced by the Lord and He can never relent…

When He tells us He is going to save us, or save a friend, or save a family, or save a city or save a nation or even if He told us that He was going to save the entire world’s population at some point in time – “the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord like the waters cover the sea” – the waters truly do cover the sea there isn’t any part of the sea that the waters do not cover – I saw this very clearly yesterday night – then we know that He will do it because He will never renege on His Love…

“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:37-40 NASB)

“No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF GOD.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me. Not that anyone has seen the Father, except the One who is from God; He has seen the Father. Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life.” (John 6:44-47 NASB)

““For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations And will resettle the desolate cities. Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; But you will forget the shame of your youth, And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth. For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” Says your God. “For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you. In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,” Says the LORD your Redeemer. “For this is like the days of Noah to Me, When I swore that the waters of Noah Would not flood the earth again; So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you Nor will I rebuke you. For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. “O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted, Behold, I will set your stones in antimony, And your foundations I will lay in sapphires. Moreover, I will make your battlements of rubies, And your gates of crystal, And your entire wall of precious stones. All your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons will be great. In righteousness you will be established; You will be far from oppression, for you will not fear; And from terror, for it will not come near you. If anyone fiercely assails you it will not be from Me. Whoever assails you will fall because of you. Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals And brings out a weapon for its work; And I have created the destroyer to ruin. No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD. (Isaiah 54:3-17 NASB)

When we turn to the Lord in faith and believe His Promises to us – it blesses His Heart – He is blessed as we believe His word to us – we are blessed and He is blessed – there is nothing higher than we can do for the Lord than to believe His word to us – we are safe in His Hand – He will not let us down – what He says in Love to us He will perform…

He is a Great and Awesome God and His Name is the Lord, the God of Hosts…

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my mid-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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