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In this podcast we begin with these verses from God's word: 1Pe 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 1Pe 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. The theme of this podcast is: THE PRIORITY OF THE BODY OF CHRIST MANIFESTING AGAPE LOVE IN THE LIGHT OF OUR LORD'S RETURN.
The following verses are used in explaining this priority: 1 John 3:14, John 13:35, 1 Cor. 13:13, Gal. 5:22,23, 1 John 4:7,8 Rom. 13:8, 1 Tim. 1:5, Matt. 22:34-40
Consider the days God speaks of when "... evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." (2 Tim. 3:13) How is the body of Christ to respond in the triumph of Christ's life in such days The priority given in the verses listed above is that the body of Christ would have fervent love one for another. Sincere, authentic, genuine agape love being manifest through the members of the body of Christ is a powerful spiritual weapon to overcome the evil of the world right up until Christ returns
(2Co 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Another spiritual weapon is prayer in the manner of Philippians 1:9,10 Php 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; Php 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; We explain this further in the podcast.
We emphasize also in this podcast the critical importance of the one-another ministries of the body of Christ given in the New Testament as to the spiritual health and vitality of God's Church.
Eph 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Eph 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/randy-cook/message