No love for Jesus means no escape from the Devil

mikehill4jesus “No love for Jesus means no escape from the Devil!”

20th July 2016 (10.55) My .mp3 Thought for Today Audio

The Season in Song – “My Song is Love Unknown”

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Published on 3 Mar 2014
As part of the Eurasiablog Lenten devotions, the choir at Trinity International Lutheran Church in Frankfurt , Germany, shares one of their favourite Lenten hymns. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Jerrode Marsh.

Let me repeat the condition for being reconciled with God
John 14:23 Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.’

We who are Saved are commanded to make disciples of the Lord Jesus.
The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

We can do it because we have both the Lord Jesus and His Father living with us through the Holy Spirit. God teaches both us and those he wants saving. Jesus is the Vine and we are the Branches. But if we do it wrong, we will pay the price.


Words: Samuel Crossman (1624-1683), 1664
Love Unknown (John Ireland, 1879-1962)

My song is love unknown,
My Saviour’s love to me,
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be,
O, who am I,
That for my sake
My Lord should take
Frail flesh, and die?

He came from his blest throne,
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed-for Christ would know.
But O, my Friend,
My Friend indeed,
Who at my need
His life did spend!

Sometimes they strew his way,
And his sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the day
Hosannas to their King.
Then ‘Crucify!’
Is all their breath,
And for his death
They thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done?
What makes this rage and spite?
He made the lame to run,
He gave the blind their sight.
Sweet injuries!
Yet they at these
Themselves displease,
And ‘gainst him rise.

They rise, and needs will have
My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they save,
The Prince of Life they slay.
Yet cheerful he
To suffering goes,
That he his foes
From thence might free.

In life no house, no home,
My Lord on earth might have;
In death no friendly tomb,
But what a stranger gave.
What may I say?
Heav’n was his home;
But mine the tomb
Wherein he lay.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King,
Never was grief like thine!
This is my Friend,
In whose sweet praise
I all my days
Could gladly spend.


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I have been a disciple of my Lord Jesus since the 1970's. Through my website I teach about Union with Christ as described in John 14:23.

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