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In our fallen world, love and suffering are inextricably linked. Pastor John Farley.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Epithumeoo = to set one’s heart upon something, to lust after, to covet, or desire, particularly that which is forbidden.

Parakupto = to stoop to a thing in order to look at it; to look at with head bowed forward; to look into with the body bent. Figuratively, to look carefully into, inspect curiously. It is used concerning one who would become acquainted with something.

Elect angels observe human history while fallen angels oppose human history.

The concentration and the focus of elect and fallen angels were greater at the time of the Hypostatic Union than at any other time.

In the dispensation of the Church Age, angels observe members of the Royal Family of God in their failure or success to execute the pre-designed plan of God.

Theatron “theatre” – the apostles were in a theatre and the spectators included angels as well as human beings.

EPH 3:10 so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.

Angels even observe believers receiving commands from headquarters, 1TI 5:21.

The mystery doctrine of the Church Age includes a new phenomenon called Christian marriage.

The love who is God seeks to reach out and extend that love farther and farther, to the farthest reaches of the universe, to the most sinful sinner, the most lost loser, the darkened soul living in the darkest darkness.

ROM 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

The King of Kings appeared in the burning bush, and the pillar of fire.
He walked with Abraham, and talked with Moses.
He was the babe in the stable at Bethlehem.

In our dispensation, for the only time in human history, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Shekinah Glory, is manifesting Himself through the church. He is relying on fallen creatures to demonstrate His love.

ROM 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

The more you love, the more you will suffer.

PSA 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.

God became a worm so the worms could be godly.

COL 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

1PE 3:18 For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;

“The Son of God became the Son of Man that we, the sons of men, might become the children of God.”

For whatever reason, the nature of things is such that in order for God to save us, He had to become a man and suffer for us.

The truth is, that in this fallen world and our fallen state, love and suffering are inextricably bound together, and the incredible energy and sparks they give off are hurtling us skyward in restoration and victory.

DEU 4:24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

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