The Assurance That We Are Loved By GOD
Do you believe that the Holy Spirit in man is an assurance that we are loved by GOD? Beloved child of God, have you ever been told that God loves you? If you’re a believer in Christ, a Christian I mean, you, probably, are aware of the sixteenth verse of the third Chapter of Saint John’s Gospel which says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
No please, that’s not a slogan. It is an all-time truth, God loves you more than what you can imagine. He loves you all, even those who do not believe in Him (Romans 5:6). He still loves them. You see the love of God is already expressed in the life of His own Son Jesus Christ for the whole world, for the whole of humanity (John 3:16). It’s for those who have been saved, who are being saved, who shall be saved, and even for those who resist Him or who might not be saved.
All are inclusive in that Divine love, seen in Christ Jesus. Ooh.! What a love! When I see Jesus, I know that God loves me. Whenever you see or think of Jesus, people be assured that God loves you all. But with that status of a Christian, the result of having accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord, we often forget that God loves us. And as such, we live like orphans without a father or mother.
We no longer see the victory that the Bible promised us that we have in Christ. Sometimes we are faced with frustration, are in setbacks and difficult situations without knowing what decision to take nor what to do. And with a mind full of worries, we wonder why me? why me? why is this happening to me? Does God really love me? Does He really care for me? Why am I feeling lonely in this situation? Who can help me out? Where are the promises of God for my situation?
Beloved, if one of those phrases above addresses your situation, I have good news for you. Your questions may seem logical but no, you’re not alone and yes, God loves you. I’m here to help you see what the Bible tells us about the love of God that we often ignore in times of hardship, loneliness, and sorrow.
Jesus Christ is the love of God expressed in person. And it is He alone who knows how to deliver this divine love to the people of God. For it’s His will and the will of God the father that we stayed in God’s love (John 15:9) and feel loved by God.
Jesus is the only one among all the Holy Prophets that came before Him who has revealed God as a Father who loves His children (John 5:17-18).
So Jesus was on this earth with a purpose to make God’s love felt upon His chosen ones; to make you feel loved by God. He was the physical comforter of God to us who went about comforting God’s people (Acts 10:38).
But now that Jesus is no longer on the earth in person, physically I mean, are we not still loved by God? And who shall continue to make us feel loved by God? Who is going to continue this ministry of comfort to the children of God? Who is going to continue ministering God’s love unto us? Good questions, aren’t they?
Dearest in Christ, one might be tempted to believe that His absence in person means the absence of the love of God. But that’s not the case. His absence in person doesn’t mean the absence of the love of God. Remember that before He left us, Jesus has promised that he would ask the Father to give us another one like Himself, called “The Comforter”.
“… I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you, the Spirit of truth … I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you (John 14:16-18) .”
Notice that He was talking about ANOTHER COMFORTER which implies that He Himself was one. He was a Comforter beside the one which was to come. Now, What did He say at the end of that verse? “… I will not leave you as orphans ….”
So what will He then do? “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you, the Spirit of truth”.
The Holy Spirit is that Comforter which Jesus promised us. He is to come and remain with us forever. It is He who will continue the comforting ministry of Jesus in expressing the love of God to all those who have received Christ. You know, a comforter or counselor renders his services with great love, whatever is done by a comforter is done out of the well of love.
So also, the Holy Spirit, in expressing the love of God toward us, in us and through us, attests to the fact that we are children of God. The Holy Spirit in man Is an assurance that we are loved by GOD.
His presence reveals clearly that we are not slaves or orphans, but children of God. That we are the people of God. And God is quite pleased with this image and takes delight in his people (Psalm 149:4). God is happy that His people understand that they are loved by Him.
It is true that an orphan has no parents and the experience of being loved, perhaps, might not be true to the orphan. For that love which comes from the parents might not be a real experience to an orphan. However, the Lord told us that this scenario of an orphan will never be likened to that of His children.
For we are the children of God. God has become our Father. God is our spiritual Father, our heavenly Father and a living Father for His is alive and not dead. He will never leave us as orphans (John 14:16-18). He will never forsake us nor leave us alone (Hebrews 13:5).
I often wonder, if I have received Him as my savior and He says He will not forsake me, where is He then? Ah! He is in me and with me. If He will not abandon me during bad times, where is He now? He is in me and with me.
Yeah, it is logical to say that He is in you and with you. For He has not abandoned you. So why do you feel so isolated when in difficulties? Why do you feel less loved by the Lord in times of trouble? Why do we not walk in the victory the word promises if He is with us?
The answer is simple and clear: you have not understood that He is with you and in you. You also do not understand why He is in you. He is not there only to prevent problems from coming your way but to walk with you through your difficulties into victory. He is with you in your difficulties to express the love of God to you. He is there in your sorrow to let you know that you’re loved by God.
Do not forget that the Spirit shall be with you forever just as Jesus Christ said He would (John 14:16). Be assured that He would not leave you alone. Of course, it’s possible that you might do something the Spirit does not like and that might grieve Him (Ephesians 4:30). However, He remains in you if you are saved and has received Him.
Every Christian, as the son of God, has the Holy Spirit in him. And the Spirit is there to make you feel loved by God. To make you feel like a beloved son of God. He is there to express God’s love to us, in us and through us. No, you are not isolated in that difficulty.
The Holy Spirit is with you and bears witness with your spirit that you are a child of God (Romans 8:16). As children of God, the Holy Spirit does express the love of God in us, and through us. Believe me, beloved child of God, the Holy Spirit makes us feel loved by God. The Holy Spirit in man Is an assurance that we are loved by GOD
It is my prayer that the knowledge of His presence in you becomes more real, more strong in the midst of your problems, your sufferings, and your worries. Whatever the attempts of the enemy against you and your family, your business, and your finances, I declare in the name of Jesus Christ they will not succeed. And may victory and prosperity and peace that come from the understanding of His presence in you be in abundance in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
The team and I love you in Christ.
Teaching Originally By the Reverend PC Akubueze
Used Under Permission © 2019