Love, love of Christ, Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 511 – DEEP INTIMACY OF LOVE

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Monday 17th June, 2024
 

DEEP INTIMACY OF LOVE

 



“Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” 

John 14:23



 
Understand that, your love for Jesus is an outflow of His love for you.
Your love for Jesus is not unconditional. 

However, your love for Jesus is according to the condition of His love.

Delighting in Jesus is to love Him (Read Loving Jesus 2). To love Jesus is for Him to be your craving, desire, and pleasure.
This is how you keep His commandments or words; by desiring the Lord.
 
The one who craves, desires, highly esteems, treasures, values and is awe-struck by the Lord is the one who believes in the Lord. Believing in the Lord is to trust or entrust and commit yourself unto Him. It is to accept and receive Him as who He says He is.
 
Jesus used the word “believe” about 85 times in the Gospel of John. And about 5 times in only John chapter 14.
 
John 14:12, He said, “Verily, Verily, I say to you, he who believes in Me…”
The expression verily denotes “Most Assuredly” or a strong certainty.
Your believe in the Lord Jesus is an important response of your love to Him.
Contextually, believing in the Lord is also essential in keeping His commandments or words.
 
This makes you have a special relationship with the Lord.
Yes, “for God so loved the world…” however, it is only those who BELIEVE IN HIM, “SHOULD HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE”. (See John 3:16).
To believe in the Lord is also to RECEIVE the Lord.
 
Those who did not receive Him were “unbelievers”. (John 1:11-12).

Though the Lord loves all men, He only has a special intimate relationship with those who have believed or received Him.

Three times in John 14, Jesus affirmed the results of keeping (treasuring, valuing, esteeming, believing, receiving, craving and desiring) His words:
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever“. John 14:15-16
He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21
“Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and *My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” John 14:23
 
Now there are three key expressions in these points:
 
– He will give you another Helper, who may abide with you forever.
 
– Will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
 
– My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
 
Now these three key expressions are not separated in reality; they all point to the same matter – DEEP INTIMACY OF LOVE.
 
See this, to receive the Helper who will abide with you forever is to receive the person of the Holy Spirit.

To be loved by the Father and the Lord even more, whereas they manifest themselves to you, is the work of the Holy Spirit.

And they bring in you to make their home in you, is the inward family relationship with the Holy Spirit. Each of these three expressions, which are the Lord’s promise to keep or delight in His word, points us to a DEEP INTIMACY WITH GOD through the Holy Spirit.
 
For God to manifest Himself, is to demystify Himself or to strip Himself naked before us. One strip his heart, deep thoughts, emotions and even body naked only in a deep intimate relationship with the other.

The Holy Spirit indwells in the one who has received the Lord.

Now through your new birth experience, you received the Holy Spirit, however, the more you delight yourself in the Lord, the deeper you become intimate with Him. The more you set your affection on the Lord, the more He manifests Himself to you.

Beloved, grow in the intimacy of the Love of Christ.

DIG DEEPER
(John 16:7-15; Romans 8:15-16; John 7:37-39)
 
WE PRAY
– Thanking the Lord for indwelling us through the Holy Spirit.
 
– We shall behold the manifestation of the Lord in a deeper way as we will grow more intimately in our relationship with Him.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
 Psalms 114 – 116
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– The Lord is my greatest delight.
 
– My heart is set on Him day by day.
 
– The Holy Spirit is present in my heart in the fullness of His love.
 
– My relationship with the Lord through the Holy Spirit is getting deeper by the day.
 
Hallelujah!!!

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Diana Aline
Diana Aline
1 month ago

Glory to Jesus Christ..i have a strong intimacy of the Lord. I delight my self daily with Him. We din together always. I set my trust in the Lord.

I love you Jesus Christ my Lord.

I have the Spirit of Truth in me, He leads me into all truth. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ.

Sackey Vaness
Sackey Vaness
1 month ago

Glory to Jesus. I grow intimately with Jesus

Elorm Obodai
Elorm Obodai
1 month ago

I have a special intimacy with Jesus because I received him in my heart.

Elorm Obodai
Elorm Obodai
1 month ago

I have the Holy Spirit who lives with me, in me and for me forever.

Elorm Obodai
Elorm Obodai
1 month ago

I manifest the power and life of Jesus in my life

Elorm Obodai
Elorm Obodai
1 month ago

My body, soul and spirit is the home for the Father , the Son and the Spirit. Glory to God

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
1 month ago

The Lord is my greatest delight and desire

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
1 month ago

Glory to God

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
1 month ago
Reply to  Diana Aline

God bless you more Apostle Bennie

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

The Spirit bares witness with my spirit that I am a child of God through Jesus
I have been of God and I am one with Him

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

I keep on delighting in Jesus daily for He is my very life

Sandra
Sandra
1 month ago

I desire the Lord
Whosoever loves the Lord is one who believes in Him
My intimacy with the Father is growing deeper everyday
I love you Lord
My greatest desire is Jesus
Glory to God

Dorcas Aneden
Dorcas Aneden
29 days ago

My relationship with you Lord is strengthen and deepened day by day
In the name of Jesus

Abigail Frimpongm
Abigail Frimpongm
29 days ago

Ooo hallelujah hallelujah,, John 16:13,, Howbeit when he, the spirit of truth, is come , he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; for whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14he shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 And all things that the father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take off mine , and shall shew it unto you, hallelujah hallelujah thank you Jesus!!! ♥️

Abigail Frimpongm
Abigail Frimpongm
29 days ago

Aaah the spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God, oooooo hallelujah hallelujah thank God aaaaahhhh I’m excited oo

Abigail Frimpongm
Abigail Frimpongm
29 days ago

Thank you Jesus for indwelling me through your holy spirit!!

Abigail Frimpongm
Abigail Frimpongm
29 days ago

My heart is set on the Lord day by day in the name of Jesus ????

Abigail Frimpongm
Abigail Frimpongm
29 days ago

Oooo Jesus I love you more and more

Abigail Frimpongm
Abigail Frimpongm
29 days ago

Thank you so much Apostle, I am really blessed by today’s Machaira the Lord bless you

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
29 days ago

Wow !
Thank you Lord for the ministry of the word !

Thank you Sir for this precious pearl!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
29 days ago

Oh what is man ! How deep the Father’s love for them that believe in him that for him to manifest himself to them , he strip himself naked!

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
29 days ago

I have an awesome keeper and Lover of my Soul !

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
29 days ago

A deep intimate relationship is a relationship where, : One strip his heart, deep thoughts, emotions and even body naked before the other…

I have a deep intimate relationship with the Holy Ghost

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
29 days ago

I grow in the intimacy of the Love of Christ

Caleb Phares
Caleb Phares
29 days ago

I have a strong intimacy with the Holy Spirit through the love of Christ.
Oh glory to God.

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
28 days ago

I grow in the intimacy of love of Christ.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

The Lord Jesus is my craving, desire, and pleasure.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I delight in the Lord at all times.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I have a DEEP INTIMACY WITH GOD through the Holy Spirit.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

I grow in the intimacy of the Love of Christ.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for making your home in me.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

The Holy Spirit is present in my heart in the fullness of His love.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

My relationship with the Lord through the Holy Spirit is getting deeper by the day.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
18 days ago

The Lord is my greatest delight.

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