Awesome Love by Bishop Mike Okonkwo
Dearly Beloved, I bring you greetings in the name that is above every other name, Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. It’s my joy to welcome you to another Sunday; the fact that you are still around is an indication that our God is a faithful God and His mercies are indeed new every morning. On this Sunday, which precedes the Easter, I just want to remind you of God’s love for you, and I want to encourage you to constantly bask in this awesome love, because therein lies the power of our faith.
John 3:16 (KJV) tells us “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” I highlighted the word “so” in the verse because it’s very key in our discussion. In trying to explain the extent of this amazing, awesome love, the word “so” had to be used, meaning the love is too much to be described. This is how much God loves you and me, oh what an awesome love.
“True love is God’s love for us, not our love for God. He sent his Son as the way to take away our sins.” (1John 4:10 ERV)
Beloved, how does this grab you? “True love is God’s love for us and not our love for God…” Meditate on this for a minute. God’s love for you is not dependent on your love for Him, He loves you whether you love Him or not. He loves you in spite of you. He loves you because He has chosen to love you, and that my friend is what True Love is. God’s love is True Love.
And because He loves us so much, so deeply, so recklessly, He sent His Son to come into this world, to die and pay the supreme price for our sins. Oh what an Awesome, Magnificent love!
Child of God, never believe the lie that God is mad at you, He is upset with you, No, God loves you and He demonstrated this love to you. Meditate on His love and let His awesome love overwhelm you.
Remember our Good Friday Service (Live Broadcast) themed “The Power of The Cross” holds this Friday April 19, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Cathedral of His Glory, TREM International Headquarters Lagos. I am looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, as we come together to worship Jesus and bask in His love.
In His Royal Service
Dr. Mike Okonkwo
The Presiding Bishop