Why do we do the things we do?
What is your intentions?
Is your heart aligned with the Father’s heart?
We love, because He first loved us; so much so that He sent The Word, The Word that became flesh and dwelt among us; His only begotten Son came in flesh and blood, to lay down His life and become the ultimate sacrifice, once and for all; He sanctified Himself so that we may be sanctified, so that we shall not perish, but to have eternal life with Him; ALL BECAUSE OF LOVE…
‘We love, because He first loved us. ‘
1 John 4:19
‘ “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. ‘
‘And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of the Father, [the Son who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, who is] full of grace and truth (absolutely free of deception). ‘
‘Sanctify them in the truth [set them apart for Your purposes, make them holy]; Your word is truth. Just as You commissioned and sent Me into the world, I also have commissioned and sent them (believers) into the world. For their sake I sanctify Myself [to do Your will], so that they also may be sanctified [set apart, dedicated, made holy] in [Your] truth. ‘
‘For since the Law has only a shadow [just a pale representation] of the good things to come—not the very image of those things—it can never, by offering the same sacrifices continually year after year, make perfect those who approach [its altars]. For if it were otherwise, would not these sacrifices have stopped being offered? For the worshipers, having once [for all time] been cleansed, would no longer have a consciousness of sin. But [as it is] these [continual] sacrifices bring a fresh reminder of sins [to be atoned for] year after year, for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when Christ enters into the world, He says, “Sacrifice and offering You have not desired, but [instead] You have prepared a body for M e [to offer]; I n burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have taken no delight. T hen I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do Your will, O G od — [To fulfil] what is written of Me in the scroll of the book.’” After saying [in the citation] above, “You have neither desired, nor have You taken delight in sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin” (which are offered according to the Law) then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Y our will.” [And so] He does away with the first [covenant as a means of atoning for sin based on animal sacrifices] so that He may inaugurate and establish the second [covenant by means of obedience]. And in accordance with this will [of God] we [who believe in the message of salvation] have been sanctified [that is, set apart as holy for God and His purposes] through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) once for all. ‘