By Bob Mumford
The street believers go back and forth is damaged with twists, turns, and detours into worldliness and man-made faith. fortunately, God makes use of that damaged highway to attract us again towards the vacation spot our hearts lengthy for----intimacy with Him. In Agape Road, writer Bob Mumford illustrates how one can keep away from taking detours by way of abiding in Jesus. Experiencing God's unconditional agape love supplies us the safety, id, and belonging we can't get the other way.
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Very quickly, we discover that neither of these deviations yields what we thought it would. After finding ourselves at a dead end, traveling in ever tightening circles, we recognize that our life is out of whack. Anger, criticism, and anxiety are some of the fruits of this cyclical behavior. Figure 3-2 BARS STRONGER THAN IRON When God judges something, He sends it in circles. This is what happened to the Israelites when they repeatedly circled the same mountain 64 The Eros Prison in the wilderness.
God, however, transcended the death line by sending us Jesus. Our path to God is the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures, and Jesus as the Word of God made flesh. These three things are the source of life for those who have been brought over the death line. Faithfulness: (Strong’s #5375 / #5746). The Greek word is hesed meaning fixed, determined love. God, Himself, causes His love to be kept, guarded, watched over, and preserved. Once God gives Himself covenantally, it is impossible for Him to desert or abandon the person or the covenant (see Heb.
This, he adds, is no love at all. Porne is the link that joins Eros and original sin. ” “If your eye is 39 Agape Road [selfish], your whole body will be full of darkness” (Matt. 6:23). ” Paul explained evil as fallen man “exchanging God’s glory” for his or her own desires (see Rom. 1:23). Love that has personal reward and self-satisfaction as its motive (see Phil. 2:21) has the tendency and capacity to annul the Agape of God. ”6 If my love is twisted, everything is twisted. This takes us to the center of all Christian truth, namely that our love for God must be accompanied by renunciation of our old self.
Agape Road: Journey to Intimacy with the Father (Lifechangers Library) by Bob Mumford