Love The Lord Your God!
Peace or Shalom means wholeness, complete. The Gospel Of Peace is the Message of being complete or whole with God. Sin has always separated us from God. Jesus/Yeshua prayer in John 17
John 17:21-23 (NKJV)
Jn 17:21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:
23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
Souls come into the kingdom through our unity with First Yeshua/Jesus and God who are "echad" one and second when we become one with each other first.
So our first priority is this
Deuteronomy 6:4-6 (NKJV)
Dt 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
The rest of that chapter say's to teach the commandments to your children when you rise up and when lie down etc.
Matthew 22:37-40 (NKJV)
Mt 22:37 Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
We have to as leaders first learn to Love the Lord with all are heart and soul and might. This brings oneness with God in our own lives. Yeshua/Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commandments. Well what are his commandments? If he is the Word what are they? So if we are loving God with all are hearts won't we keep all his commandments?
We are to teach others to Love God with all there hearts and souls and might if when we focus on that then something starts to happen we start to walk as Jesus walks.
Many of us have been taught that basically you can't abstain from sin. That is why Yeshua came so we could not only be reunited with our God but give us the power to abstain from sin. Obeying all His word. But the bible say's you can do all things through Messiah who strengthens you. That is the Reason the Holy Spirit came to give us that strength. I believe it's a process but I believe we can walk has Jesus did. How did Jesus Walk? He walked without sin.
1 John 2:3-6 (NKJV)
1Jn 2:3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.
4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.
1 John 3:1-3 (NKJV)
1Jn 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
We as leaders must purify ourselves!
Further on in 1John he talks about sin and abiding in Jesus that we cannot sin if we abide in Him.
1 John 3:4-9 (NKJV)
1Jn 3:4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.
8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
So when we are operating like this as the true body of Messiah we will do greater works.
When we become one with each other because we are truly one with Messiah abiding in Him we surely will do greater works.
It all starts with knowing that God is one and we were created in His image because He wants us one with Him. So we are to Love the Lord God with all our soul and all our hearts and all our Might. Obeying all His commands and teaching others day and night to do the same. we will see a mighty move of God like never before.
Of course those Tares are starting to show in the wheat because we are close to Harvest time. Help us Lord not worry about the tares but just focus on Loving you will all our hearts and soul and might Humbling ourselves before your thrown and turning away from our wickedness purifying ourselves so you may heal us and make us whole again.