The Love of God. For God so loved the World, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. The love of God is a stream of crimson blood poured out.
It comes down from His head, over His brow, getting in to His eyes, alongside His nose, seeping into His mouth as He gasps for breath, covering His naked body as He hangs in agony and shame, pouring forth from His hands, feet and side and from the flesh gaping open where He was stricken as the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, dripping down onto the ground, then covering the mercy seat in Heaven, now covering me, and more than covering me, now cleansing me, now coursing through MY veins and pumping through MY heart, purifying me, giving me life so I can, through His life in me, also give life...giving you life if you know Him so you can also through His life give life.
There is a path that is stained with Jesus' blood and leads to His crucifixion and ultimately to our crucifixion if we will follow Him. After salvation, man must be made to detest with all his being the sin nature within him. When he does he will kill it (Romans 6:6). How shall we, who are dead to sin, live any longer in it? (Romans 6:2). When he kills it, he allows Christ to be fully formed in him and is fit then to walk out the rest of his life on earth in single-minded devotion to Christ, longing for the moment he will be forever with Him in glory. This is the love of God.
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