By Janie Baer
Before we get started with our scriptures on “love”, I would like for you to visit a wonderful website, www.fathersloveletter.com, and listen to “Father’s Love Letter”. You will hear that intimate message from Father God to you and you will realize you are loved and that He made you somebody special.
The scriptures I have listed for you will begin with the love of God for us. Without the understanding, revelation and experiencing of God’s love for us; we will never be able to love Him, love ourselves, or love anyone else.
I have added personal confessions of the scriptures making them more personal and intimate. My suggestion to you is to just mediate, soak in these love words to you from Father God. Enjoy Him. He is awesome and words are too inadequate to describe Him and His love, so that’s why you need to experience Him yourself. Enjoy Him and allow Him to lavish His love on you daily and your life will be changed forever!
The Greatest Love Story of All:
John 3:16 "This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. MSG
Confession: God the Father loved me so very much that He sent His Son, Jesus, into this world so that I could be saved from eternal punishment because of my sins and have and enjoy everlasting life, the life of God right now.
Ephesians 2:4-7 But God — so rich is He in His mercy! Because of and in order to satisfy the great and wonderful and intense love with which He loved us, 5 Even when we were dead (slain) by [our own] shortcomings and trespasses, He made us alive together in fellowship and in union with Christ; [He gave us the very life of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him, for] it is by grace (His favor and mercy which you did not deserve) that you are saved ( delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation). 6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 7 He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. AMP
Ephesians 2:1-6,7-10 It wasn't so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn't know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience. We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It's a wonder God didn't lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah. 7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. MSG
Confession: Father God’s love is so great and His mercy is so abundant towards me. In order to satisfy His great, wonderful and intense love for me, even while I was dead, slain by my sin; He gave me the very life of Christ Himself which raised Jesus from the dead. By the grace, favor, and mercy of God that I didn’t deserve I am saved and delivered from ever experiencing the judgment I once was headed for, but was instead made able to partake of Christ’s salvation. Then He raised me up together with Christ and gave me joint seating with Christ in the heavenly realm by my being in Christ Jesus. Father God did all of this in order that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come His immeasurable, limitless, surpassing riches of His free grace, favor that He lavished upon me by His kindness and goodness of heart through Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. KJV
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 But we must forever give thanks to God for you, our brothers loved by the Lord, because God chose from the very first to give you salvation, cleansing you by the work of the Holy Spirit and by your trusting in the Truth. 14 Through us he told you the Good News. Through us he called you to share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 With all these things in mind, dear brothers, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the truth that we taught you in our letters and during the time we were with you. 16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting comfort and hope, which we don't deserve, 17 comfort your hearts with all comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do. TLB
Confession: Father God, I want to thank you for your love, choosing me before the foundation of the world to give me this great salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ and cleansing me by the working of the Holy Spirit after I trusted in You. I am so grateful I was told the Good News of Your salvation for me so that I can now share in the glory of my Lord Jesus Christ. Father, I want to let You know I enjoy your love, everlasting comfort and hope that continually comfort my heart with all comfort and helps invigorate me in every thing I say and do.
Titus 3:4-7 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. KJV
Confession: I am saved by the kindness, mercy and love of Jesus Christ, my Savior, and the washing, cleansing and renewing in my spirit by the Holy Ghost, and not by my own righteous doing. I am justified only by his grace and can now share in the wealth of the eternal life He gave me.
Revelation 1:4-6 John to the seven assemblies (churches) that are in Asia: May grace (God's unmerited favor) be granted to you and spiritual peace (the peace of Christ's kingdom) from Him Who is and Who was and Who is to come, and from the seven Spirits [the sevenfold Holy Spirit] before His throne, 5 And from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead [first to be brought back to life] and the Prince (Ruler) of the kings of the earth. To Him Who ever loves us and has once [for all] loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood, 6 And formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father — to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it). AMP
Confession: I am granted the favor of God and spiritual peace that comes from Christ’s kingdom, from the Holy Spirit before His throne and from Jesus Christ Who is the first to be brought back to life and Who is the Prince of the kings of the earth. Christ is the One Who has ever loved me and for all times has loosed and freed me from my sins by His own blood and has gathered me into His Kingdom and made me a priest to God His Father. To Christ be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen
Romans 5:5-8 Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God's love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us. 6 While we were yet in weakness [powerless to help ourselves], at the fitting time Christ died for (in behalf of) the ungodly. 7 Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a noble and lovable and generous benefactor someone might even dare to die. 8 But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. AMP
Confession: My hope is never disappointed, deluded or shamed no matter what happens, for I know God’s love poured out for me by the Holy Spirit Who lives inside of me. While I was powerless to help myself and just at the right time, Christ died for all ungodly, which included me. It was an extraordinary act of love that He would give His live for me, a sinner. God clearly showed and proved His love for me when Christ died for me when I was nothing but a sinner.
Another Great Love Story, Revealing Father God’s Unearned, Undeserved Love For All His Children:
Luke 15:11-32 And He said, There was a certain man who had two sons; 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the part of the property that falls [to me]. And he divided the estate between them. 13 And not many days after that, the younger son gathered up all that he had and journeyed into a distant country, and there he wasted his fortune in reckless and loose [from restraint] living. 14 And when he had spent all he had, a mighty famine came upon that country, and he began to fall behind and be in want. 15 So he went and forced (glued) himself upon one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed hogs. 16 And he would gladly have fed on and filled his belly with the carob pods that the hogs were eating, but [they could not satisfy his hunger and] nobody gave him anything [better]. 17 Then when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father have enough food, and [even food] to spare, but I am perishing (dying) here of hunger! 18 I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; [just] make me like one of your hired servants. 20 So he got up and came to his [own] father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity and tenderness [for him]; and he ran and embraced him and kissed him [fervently]. 21 And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son [I no longer deserve to be recognized as a son of yours]! 22 But the father said to his bond servants, Bring quickly the best robe (the festive robe of honor) and put it on him; and give him a ring for his hand and sandals for his feet. 23 And bring out that [wheat-]fattened calf and kill it; and let us revel and feast and be happy and make merry, 24 Because this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found! And they began to revel and feast and make merry. 25 But his older son was in the field; and as he returned and came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And having called one of the servant [boys] to him, he began to ask what this meant. 27 And he said to him, Your brother has come, and your father has killed that [wheat-]fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and well. 28 But [the elder brother] was angry [with deep-seated wrath] and resolved not to go in. Then his father came out and began to plead with him, 29 But he answered his father, Look! These many years I have served you, and I have never disobeyed your command. Yet you never gave me [so much as] a [little] kid, that I might revel and feast and be happy and make merry with my friends; 30 But when this son of yours arrived, who has devoured your estate with immoral women, you have killed for him that [wheat-] fattened calf! 31 And the father said to him, Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 But it was fitting to make merry, to revel and feast and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found! AMP
Confession: I feast with Father God in His house every day and everyone can plainly see Father’s lavish, unconditional, never ending love for me. I wear the robe of righteousness Jesus, my elder brother, bought and paid for with his blood and placed on me. Father tells me to never take it off. I also wear the family ring representing my authority as a child of Father God. And daily I wear the shoes made to fit me so I can go out and expand Father’s kingdom, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of unconditional love wherever I go. Father has prepared for me a meal supplied by this new covenant Jesus paid for and I just eat till I am full in an atmosphere of love, joy, peace and grace. Father and I continually rejoice together because the power of sin and spiritual death, which had separated me from Him, is broken off my life and I can now live with the rest of the royal family seated with Christ in the presence of our Heavenly Father. I am loved by my Father God.
Prayer To Know The Love Of Christ:
Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason [seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name]. 16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality]. 17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, 18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it]; 19[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]! AMP
Ephesians 3:14-19 My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you'll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. MSG
Confession: Father, I am so glad you are my Father by Jesus Christ. I want to thank You for granting me out of Your glorious, unlimited resources, strength and reinforced mighty power in my inner man by the Holy Spirit Who dwells in my innermost being. Through faith, Christ has actually settled down, abides and makes His permanent home in my heart! I am now rooted deep in Your love and founded securely in Your love. Through Your love I have the power and strength to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ for me. I know this love through experiencing this love for myself. Your love surpasses human knowledge for I will never see the end of it. Along with the rest of Body of Christ, I am filled through all of my being with the fullness of God, the richest measure of the divine Presence, a body wholly filled and flooded with God or Love Himself.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into [realizing and showing] the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ and in waiting for His return. AMP
2 Thessalonians 3:4-5 May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the love of God and of the patience that comes from Christ. TLB
Confession: Lord Jesus, I thank You for bringing me into an even deeper understanding, revelation of the love of God for me and of the patience that comes only from Christ.
The Love of God Be With You:
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the presence and fellowship (the communion and sharing together, and participation) in the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen (so be it). AMP
2 Corinthians 13:14 The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you. MSG
Confession: I am experiencing the grace, favor, spiritual blessing of my Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of Father God for me, and the continual communion and intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 6:23-24 Peace be to the brethren, and love joined with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 24 Grace (God's undeserved favor) be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with undying and incorruptible [love]. Amen (so let it be). AMP
Confession: God’s peace and love joined with faith has come to me from Father God and Jesus Christ, my Lord. From my undying, incorruptible love for Christ comes God’s grace and blessing.
Jude 1-2 To: Christians everywhere-beloved of God and chosen by him. 2 May you be given more and more of God's kindness, peace, and love. TLB
Jude 1-2 From Jude, servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James —To those who have been called by God, who live in the love of God the Father and the protection of Jesus Christ: 2 May mercy, peace, and love be yours in full measure. TEV
Confession: I am called of God. I live in the love of God my Father and in the protection of Jesus Christ, my Messiah. I am experiencing Father God’s mercy, peace and love in full measure every day.
Jesus’ Love Prayer For Us & The Revealing That Father God Loves Us As Much As He Loves Jesus:
John 17:1,20,23,24,26 WHEN JESUS had spoken these things, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, Father, ….. 20 Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching, 23 I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire that they also whom You have entrusted to Me [as Your gift to Me] may be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory, which You have given Me [Your love gift to Me]; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 26 I have made Your Name known to them and revealed Your character and Your very Self, and I will continue to make [You] known, that the love which You have bestowed upon Me may be in them [felt in their hearts] and that I [Myself] may be in them. AMP
Confession: Jesus has told me Father God loves me even as He loves Him and I believe and receive that love. Father God loved me and Jesus before the foundation of the world. I know and experience the love Father God bestowed on Jesus for it is now bestowed on me.
Nothing Can Separate Us From The Love of Father God:
Romans 8:31-39 What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won't he also surely give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has forgiven us and given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No! For he is the one who died for us and came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us there in heaven. 35 Who then can ever keep Christ's love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed, is it because he doesn't love us anymore? And if we are hungry or penniless or in danger or threatened with death, has God deserted us? 36 No, for the Scriptures tell us that for his sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day-we are like sheep awaiting slaughter; 37 but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to die for us. 38 For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels won't, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God's love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, 39 or where we are-high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean-nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us. TLB
Romans 8:31-39 So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture: They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. MSG
Confession: I just have to say this: If God is on my side, who or what in this world can be against me? God, Who did not even withhold His own Son, gave Him up for me so surely He will freely and graciously give me everything else. Who can accuse me of anything, for God in His love has justified me in His sight and put me in right standing with Him. Who in this world can condemn me? Will Christ Jesus? NO! NO! NO! He is the One Who loves me the most, Who died for me, came back to life for my justification and is seated in the place of highest honor next to God making intercession for me. And I am seated along with them! Who in this world can ever keep Christ’s love from me? My answer is, if I suffer trouble, calamity or I am hunted down to be destroyed; it is not because he doesn’t love me anymore. If I were hungry, penniless, in danger, or threatened with death, has God deserted me? That is absurd! The scriptures tell me that for His sake I must be ready to face death at every moment like a sheep awaiting slaughter. But despite it all, overwhelming, surpassing victory is mine through Christ Who loved me so much He died for me. So I am thoroughly convinced that nothing can separate me from His love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and the powers of hell itself can’t keep God’s love away from me. My fears of today and my worries about tomorrow, or even if I am high above the sky or in the deepest ocean; nothing will be able to separate me from the love of God demonstrated by my Lord Jesus Christ when He died for me.
God Who Loves Us Wishes Above All Other Things That We Prosper:
3 John 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. KJV
Confession: Father God wishes above all other things that I, His beloved, prosper. I am going to prosper as a result of prosperous thinking in line with the Word of God. So I let the Word of God, which is alive and full of power, rule my thinking, speaking and action concerning my financial matters, physical well-being and all other areas of my life. I expect the prosperity of the Word of God for it is a prosperous Word to me now.
The Greatest & Most Powerful Thing In The Universe Is God’s Love:
1 Corinthians 13:13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith — conviction and belief respecting man's relation to God and divine things; hope — joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love — true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love. AMP
Confession: I have faith, hope and love. My faith steadily trusts in God and His Word. My hope is joyful and expectant in my eternal salvation. My love for God and man is growing as a result of God’s extravagant love for me now working through me. Faith, hope and love, I need all three but the greatest of these is the love of God that makes my faith and hope really believe and expect each and every day.
God Loved Us Before The Foundation of The World:
Ephesians 1:3-12 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He's the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son. 7-10Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we're a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth. 11-12 It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. MSG
Ephesians 1:3-12 May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm! 4 Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. 5 For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent] — 6 [So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor, 8 Which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence), 9 Making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). [And it is this:] In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention) which He had previously purposed and set forth in Him, 10[He planned] for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, [both] things in heaven and things on the earth. 11 In Him we also were made [God's] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will, 12 So that we who first hoped in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him have been destined and appointed to] live for the praise of His glory! AMP
Confession: What a blessing Father God is to me! He’s my Father Who has taken me to the place of blessings in Him. Before He laid down earth’s foundations, He had me in mind and had settled on me as the focus of His love, being made whole and holy by His love. I was adopted then into the family through Jesus Christ. What pleasure He took in planning all of this for me. He wanted me to celebrate the lavish gift-giving as a result of Christ’s redemptive work. Because of the sacrifice of Jesus, His blood being poured out on the Cross, I was freed of the punishment for my sins. I am absolutely free of the punishment for sin. Father God thought of everything, providing for everything I could possibly need and let me in on the plans he delighted in making. This entire plan was laid out for me in Christ. It was a long-range plan in which all things would be brought together and summed up in Christ, everything in heaven and in earth. In Christ I have found out who I am, Whose I am and what I am living for. This love story goes like this: Long before I ever heard of Christ and got my hopes up, He had His eye on me, had designed for me glorious living, which is part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and in me.
Love of God Bestowed on Us:
1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! NIV
1 John 3:1 SEE WHAT [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! AMP
Confession: What incredible quality of love Father God has given, shown, and bestowed on me that I am called a child of God. I am really a child of God!
Our God’s Love For Us His Bride:
Hosea 2:19-20 And I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. 20 I will even betroth you to Me in stability and in faithfulness, and you shall know (recognize, be acquainted with, appreciate, give heed to, and cherish) the Lord. AMP
Hosea 2:19-20 I will make you my wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion. 20 I will be faithful to you and make you mine, and you will finally know me as LORD. NLT
Confession: I am the bride of Christ. In this marriage, Christ has only shown me righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion. I am experiencing in this marriage stability and his faithfulness. In this intimate relationship I am recognizing, appreciating and cherishing Jesus as my Lord.
Our Lord’s Steadfast, Constant, Unfailing Love For Us:
Job 10:12 You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit. NRSV
Confession: Lord, you have given me life and your steadfast love. Your care for me has preserved my spirit from destruction.
Psalms 23:6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever. NLT
Psalms 23:6 Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life. I’m back home in the house of God for the rest of my life. MSG
Confession: Surely, only the goodness, mercy, and unfailing love of God pursues me all of the days of my life. All of the rest of the days of my life will be spent dwelling in His presence.
Psalms 33:18-19 But the eyes of the Lord are watching over those who fear him, who rely upon his steady love. He will keep them from death even in times of famine! TLB
Psalms 33:18-19 But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, 19 to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. NIV
Confession: The eye of the Lord is always upon me and I honor and respect Him. I can rely on His steadfast, unfailing love to deliver from death and keep me alive even in famine.
Psalms 63:3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. NRSV
Psalms 63:3 Your unfailing love is better to me than life itself; NLT
Confession: I want to praise the Lord, for His unfailing, steadfast love for me is better than life.
Psalms 90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. NRSV
Confession: Lord, You satisfy me every morning with your steadfast love and so I rejoice and I am glad all of my days.
Our God’s Love Is Available To Us In The Daytime & His Song In The Night Time:
Psalms 42:8 Through each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs…..NLT
Psalms 42:8 Yet day by day the Lord also pours out his steadfast love upon me, and through the night I sing his songs…..TLB
Confession: Every one of my days the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me and in the night time I sing His songs of love all night long.
Our Lord’s Enduring Love For Us:
Psalms 136:1-26 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. 2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. 4 to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. 5 who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. 6 who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. 7 who made the great lights — His love endures forever. 8 the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. 9 the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever. 10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever. 11 and brought Israel out from among them His love endures forever. 12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever. 13 to him who divided the Red Sea asunder His love endures forever. 14 and brought Israel through the midst of it, His love endures forever.15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; His love endures forever. 16 to him who led his people through the desert, His love endures forever. 17 who struck down great kings, His love endures forever. 18 and killed mighty kings — His
love endures forever. 19 Sihon king of the Amorites His love endures forever. 20 and Og king of Bashan — His love endures forever. 21 and gave their land as an inheritance, His love endures forever. 22 an inheritance to his servant Israel; His love endures forever. 23 to the One who remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever. 24 and freed us from our enemies, His love endures forever. 25 and who gives food to every creature. His love endures forever. 26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever. NIV
Confession: I give thanks to you Lord, for you are good and Your love for me endures forever. I give thanks to You, God of gods, for Your love for me endures forever. I give thanks to the Lord of lords for His love for me endures forever. He alone does great wonders in my life for His love for me endures forever. By His understand He made the heavens for His love for me endures forever. He spread out the earth upon the waters for His love for me endures forever. He made the great lights for His love for me endures forever. He made the sun to govern the day and the moon and stars to govern the night for His love for me endures forever. Like Israel when the Lord struck down the firstborn of Egypt and brought Israel out from among them with a mighty hand and outstretched arm, He has delivered me out of all bondage with His mighty hand and outstretched arm because His love for me endures forever. And as the Lord divided the Red Sea asunder and brought Israel through the midst of it but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; so the Lord parts all things that stand in my way and destroys my enemy who pursues me to over take me, because His love for me endures forever.
Psalms 136:1-26 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever. 2 O give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures for ever. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 4 to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 5 to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 6 to him who spread out the earth upon the waters, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 7 to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 8 the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 9 the moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 10 to him who smote the first-born of Egypt, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 11 and brought Israel out from among them, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 12 with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 13 to him who divided the Red Sea in sunder, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 14 and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 15 but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 16 to him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 17 to him who smote great kings, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 18 and slew famous kings, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 19 Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 20 and Og, king of Bashan, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 21 and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 22 a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures for ever. 23 It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 24 and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures for ever; 25 he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures for ever. 26 O give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures for ever. RSV
Confession: I give thanks to You, Lord, for You are good to me and Your steadfast love for me endures forever. I give thanks to You, Lord of lords, for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. I give thanks to You for You alone do great wonders for me for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. I give thanks to You, the Creator, who created all things for me; even the heavens with great lights, sun and moon and the earth where I live, for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. You smote my enemy for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. You bring me out victorious and prosperous over my enemy for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. I have Your strong hand and Your outstretched arm to help me for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. You are my way of escape from my enemy for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. I go on through to victory for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. Jesus has destroyed my enemies for Your steadfast love endures forever. You lead me through all places of struggle for Your steadfast love for me endures forever. Jesus, the King of kings, has made me to rule in this life as a king for His steadfast love for me endures forever. Jesus has given me an inheritance for His steadfast love for me endures forever. As my High Priest, Jesus is touched with the feelings of my humanness and is merciful for His steadfast love for me endures forever. Jesus has made me more than a conqueror for His steadfast love for me endures forever. Father God meets all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus for His steadfast love for me endures forever. I give thanks to You Lord Who deserves all thanks for Your steadfast love for me endures forever.
Our Lord’s Faithful Love For Us:
Psalm 136:1-26 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. 2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever. 3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever. 4 Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever. 5 Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever. 6 Give thanks to him who placed the earth on the water. His faithful love endures forever. 7 Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights — His faithful love endures forever. 8 the sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever. 9 and the moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever. 10 Give thanks to him who killed the firstborn of Egypt. His faithful love endures forever. 11 He brought Israel out of Egypt. His faithful love endures forever. 12 He acted with a strong hand and powerful arm. His faithful love endures forever. 13 Give thanks to him who parted the Red Sea. His faithful love endures forever. 14 He led Israel safely through, His faithful love endures forever. 15 but he hurled Pharaoh and his army into the sea. His faithful love endures forever. 16 Give thanks to him who led his people through the wilderness. His faithful love endures forever. 17 Give thanks to him who struck down mighty kings. His faithful love endures forever. 18 He killed powerful kings — His faithful love endures forever. 19 Sihon king of the Amorites, His faithful love endures forever. 20 and Og king of Bashan. His faithful love endures forever. 21 God gave the land of these kings as an inheritance — His faithful love endures forever. 22 a special possession to his servant Israel. His faithful love endures forever. 23 He remembered our utter weakness. His faithful love endures forever. 24 He saved us from our enemies. His faithful love endures forever. 25 He gives food to every living thing. His faithful love endures forever. 26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever. NLT
Confession: I faithfully give thanks to the Lord for He is good to me and His faithful love for me endures forever. I give thanks to the only true God for His faithful love for me endures forever. I give thanks to the Lord of lords for His faithful love for me endures forever. I give thanks to the One who alone does mighty miracles for me for His faithful love for me endures forever. I give thanks to my Creator who skillfully created all things for me; the heavens, the earth on the water, the heavenly lights, the sun to give me light during the day and the moon and the stars to give me light at night for His faithful love for me endures forever. Through Jesus Christ is my enemies rendered helpless and I am released from their captivity for His faithful love for me endures forever. With His strong hand and powerful arm God through Christ Jesus delivered me out of the kingdom of darkness and translated me into the Kingdom of His dear Son for His faithful love for me endures forever. I give thanks to my King of kings for in His kingdom I reign in life as a king for His faithful love for me endures forever. I give thanks for the New Covenant, an eternal kingly inheritance I have as a child of God, ratified by Jesus’ blood, for His faithful love for me endures forever. I give thanks to Jesus, my High Priest; for He remembers the weakness of being a human and is merciful for His faithful love for me endures forever. Jesus has saved and delivered me from my enemies of the spirit and of the flesh and has made me more then a conqueror for His faithful love for me endures forever. I lack no good thing for His faithful love for me endures forever. I faithfully give thanks to the God of heaven and earth, the God of my life for His faithful love for me endures forever.
Our Lord’s Eternal, Everlasting Love For Us:
Psalm 136:1-26 Give thanks to the LORD, because he is good; his love is eternal. 2 Give thanks to the greatest of all gods; his love is eternal. 3 Give thanks to the mightiest of all lords; his love is eternal. 4 He alone performs great miracles; his love is eternal. 5 By his wisdom he made the heavens; his love is eternal; 6 he built the earth on the deep waters his love is eternal. 7 He made the sun and the moon; his love is eternal; 8 the sun to rule over the day; his love is eternal; 9 the moon and the stars to rule over the night; his love is eternal. 10 He killed the first-born sons of the Egyptians; his love is eternal.11 He led the people of Israel out of Egypt; his love is eternal; 12 with his strong hand, his powerful arm; his love is eternal. 13 He divided the Red Sea; his love is eternal; 14 he led his people through it; his love is eternal; 15 but he drowned the king of Egypt and his army; his love is eternal. 16 He led his people through the desert; his love is eternal. 17 He killed powerful kings; his love is eternal; 18 he killed famous kings; his love is eternal; 19 Sihon, king of the Amorites; his love is eternal; 20 and Og, king of Bashan; his love is eternal. 21 He gave their lands to his people; his love is eternal; 22 he gave them to Israel, his servant; his love is eternal. 23 He did not forget us when we were defeated; his love is eternal; 24 he freed us from our enemies; his love is eternal. 25 He gives food to every living creature his love is eternal. 26 Give thanks to the God of heaven; his love is eternal. TEV
Confession: I give thanks to the Lord because He is so good to me and His love for me is eternal. I give thanks to the greatest of all gods for His love for me is eternal. I give thanks to the mightiest of all lords; for His love for me is eternal. He alone performs great miracles for me for His love for me is eternal. By His wisdom He made for me the heavens, built the earth on the deep waters, made the sun and the moon, the sun to rule over my day and the moon and the stars to rule over my night for His love for me is eternal. He has defeated my enemies and has given me power and authority over them in this world for His love for me is eternal. He has led me out of bondage by His strong hand and His powerful arm for His love for me is eternal. Jesus through His blood has removed the veil, the Law, so that I could boldly come into the presence of God for His love for me is eternal. My enemies are powerless by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of God for His love for me is eternal. The King of kings was killed for me so I could be a child of the Most High God and have an eternal inheritance for His love for me is eternal. Jesus, my High Priest, does not forget me when I have carnal moments and leave me defeated for His love for me is eternal. Jesus has freed me from the power of sin, death, hell and the grave for His love for me is eternal. And God provides seed for my sowing and bread for my eating for His love for me is eternal. For eternity I will give thanks to the God of heaven for His love for me is eternal.
Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord appeared from of old to me [Israel], saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you. AMP
Jeremiah 31:2,3 This is the way God put it: "They found grace out in the desert, these people who survived the killing. Israel, out looking for a place to rest, met God out looking for them!" God told them, "I've never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love! MSG
Confession: The Lord reminds me day after day He wants to lavish His never ending, extravagant, unconditional love on me and His amazing grace in His rest where He says, “Expect more of my love, expect more of my love, expect more of my love, expect more of my love and more and more and more and more and more!
Our God’s Love For Us Never Quits:
Psalm 136:1-26 Thank God! He deserves your thanks. His love never quits. Thank the God of all gods, His love never quits. Thank the Lord of all lords. His love never quits. Thanks the miracle-working God, His love never quits. The God whose skill formed the cosmos, His love never quits. The Lord who laid out earth on ocean foundations, His love never quits. The God who filled the skies with light, His love never quits. The sun to watch over the day, His love never quits. Moon and stars as guardians of the night, His love never quits. The God who struck down the Egyptian firstborn, His love never quits. And rescued Israel from Egypt’s oppression, His love never quits. Took Israel in hand with his powerful hand, His love never quits. Split the Red Sea right in half, His love never quits. Led Israel right through the middle, His love never quits. Dumped Pharaoh and his army in the sea, His love never quits. The God who marched his people through the desert, His love never quits. Smashed huge kingdoms right and left, His love never quits. Struck down the famous kings, His love never quits. Struck Sihon the Amorite king, His love never quits. Struck Og the Bashanite king, His love never quits. Then distributed their land as booty, His love never quits. Handed the land over to Israel, His love never quits. God remembered us when we were down, His love never quits. Rescued us from the trampling boot, His love never quits. Takes care of everyone in time of need. His love never quits. Thank God, who did it all! His love never quits! MSG
Confession: You deserve all of my thanks for Your love for me never quits. I give thanks to You God of all gods for Your love for me never quits. Thank You Lord of lords for Your love for me never quits. Thank You for working miracles for me for Your love for me never quits. I am so thankful I know You intimately; the God who formed the cosmos, laid out earth on ocean foundations, filled the skies with light, the sun over the day and the moon and stars as the guardians through the night; for all of Your creation reveals that Your love for me and mankind never quits. You delivered Israel from Egypt and me from the kingdom of darkness and translated me into the Kingdom of your dear Son because Your love for me never quits. Through Jesus You destroyed my enemies giving me joint seating with Christ as a king and priest to God and gave me an inheritance of all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus for Your love for me never quits! As my High Priest, Jesus, You have never forgotten me one time and You have even forgiven me when I didn’t walk in the victory in Christ Jesus for Your love for me never quits! You rescue me when I need rescued and take care of every need I have for Your love for me never quits! Thanks for all that You have done and especially for Your love for me that never quits!
Our God’s Love Never Lessens:
Isaiah 54:10 “My love won't walk away from you, my covenant commitment of peace won't fall apart." The God who has compassion on you says so. MSG
Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you. NLT
Confession: The Lord full of mercy and filled with compassion toward me, assures me that mountains can be shaken and hills can be removed but His unfailing love for me can never be shaken nor will His covenant of blessings be broken off, removed from me.
Jesus’ Never Ending Love For His Disciples Then & Now:
John 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. KJV
Confession: Even though Jesus left this earth to go to the Father and I am on this earth, Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so.
Our God’s Love & Kindness Toward Us Is Better Than Life:
Psalm 63:3 for your love and kindness are better to me than life itself. How I praise you! TLB
Confession: This is my testimony: “The love and kindness of God I have experienced are better to me than life itself.” How I praise you, my God!
Our Sin Is Dealt With In God’s Love, Faithfulness And Mercy:
Proverbs 16:6 Unfailing love and faithfulness cover sin; NLT
Confession: It is not by my own efforts my heart is purged and cleansed of sin but it is only by the love, mercy, grace, truth and faithfulness of God my heart is made pure and holy.
God Is Lovesick For You:
Song of Solomon 2:4-5 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love [for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near him]. 5 Sustain me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love. AMP
Song of Solomon 2:4-5 He brings me to the banquet hall, so everyone can see how much he loves me. 5 Oh, feed me with your love — your 'raisins' and your 'apples' — for I am utterly lovesick! NLT
Song of Solomon 2:4-5 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention toward me was love. 5 Sustain me with raisins, refresh me with apples; for I am faint with love. NRSV
Confession: Father God asks me to come daily to His banquet house for His every intention is to pour out His love on me. Everyone there can see how much He loves me; it is so obvious. I am fed with His love for I am utterly lovesick.
Kingdom of Love & Its Provision:
Isaiah 16:5 Then a kingdom of love will be set up, and someone from David's family will rule with fairness. He will do what is right and quickly bring justice. CEV
Isaiah 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it—one from the house of David—one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness. TNIV
Confession: I live in God’s kingdom of love that is established in fairness and faithfulness and truth, where the Messiah, Jesus, sits on the throne of justice and righteousness on my behalf.
Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life? 28 And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin. 29 Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear? 32 For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all. 33 But seek ( aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ( His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. 34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble. AMP
Matthew 7:9-11 If a child asks his father for a loaf of bread, will he be given a stone instead? 10 If he asks for fish, will he be given a poisonous snake? Of course not! 11 And if you hardhearted, sinful men know how to give good gifts to your children, won't your Father in heaven even more certainly give good gifts to those who ask him for them? TLB
Matthew 7:9-12 "Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn't a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate? As bad as you are, you wouldn't think of such a thing. You're at least decent to your own children. So don't you think the God who conceived you in love will be even better? MSG
Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. KJV
Confession: Father’s kingdom of love is my provision so I refuse to be anxious and worried like the Gentiles, those who do not know Father God or the operation of His Kingdom. I don’t go about being worried and anxious about what I am going to eat and drink, what I am going to wear, where I am going to live or what I am going to drive. I know what I focus on expands. So I focus on my Father’s love for me and operate out of His Kingdom’s provision for me. For He loves and cares for me far more then the birds of the air, the beautiful lilies, the grass of the field and everything else He created. My every need is met out of this love covenant relationship with the Father who knows my every need. My Father has created me out of His love and certainly will give to me every thing I ask Him for that I need. I am far more precious to my Father then any sparrow for He knows every detail about me, even to the number of hairs on my head; so why do I need to fear and be anxious about one of my needs being met?
God Heals You Because of His Love & Compassion:
Matthew 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. KJV
Confession: My Lord Jesus who is the same yesterday, today and forever is still compassionate towards me and willing, able and ready to heal me when I am sick.
LOVE SCRIPTURES FOR US:
Definition of Father God’s Kind of Love:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. 5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. 7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. AMP
1 Corinthians 13:3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, Doesn't have a swelled head, Doesn't force itself on others, Isn't always "me first," Doesn't fly off the handle, Doesn't keep score of the sins of others, Doesn't revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. MSG
Confession: I am a child of Father God’s love so my life is lived with Father’s love pouring into me and pouring out of me continually. I am patient and kind to all. I do not envy others nor do I go around telling others of great things that I have done. I am not haughty or overbearing or rude. I do not insist on my own rights or my own way for I am not self-seeking. I am not touchy, fretful or resentful. I do not take account of evil done to me or pay attention to a suffered wrong. I rejoice not when injustice is done but I rejoice exceedingly when right and truth prevail. With Father’s love I bear up under anything and everything that comes and I am ready to believe the best of every person. With the love of Father God being my focus, my hopes are fadeless under all circumstance and I am able to endure everything without weakening.
Our Love To God:
(You must remember you will not be able to love God, yourself or anyone else without first experiencing and knowing God’s great, unconditional, awesome, never ending, eternal love for you.)
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, KJV
Matthew 22:36-40 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. KJV
Mark 12:30-33 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. KJV
Confession: To love God with all of my heart, soul and mind and love others as myself is not a commandment to me any more for I am not living by the Law; rather it is my very God nature and desire.
Love & Obey God:
John 14:21-24 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? 23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. KJV
Confession: I deeply love my Lord Jesus Christ and Father God and they love me and manifest themselves to me. I show my love for Jesus by keeping His Word at the center of my life. I make it my purpose to know the new life I now have in Christ Jesus and I am willing to do what the Word and the Holy Spirit instruct me to do. Father God and Jesus love me and because we are a family now they have taken up residence within me.
The Law Is Fulfilled In Love:
Romans 13:8-10 Let love be your only debt! If you love others, you have done all that the Law demands. 9In the Law there are many commands, such as, "Be faithful in marriage. Do not murder. Do not steal. Do not want what belongs to others." But all of these are summed up in the command that says, "Love others as much as you love yourself." 10No one who loves others will harm them. So love is all that the Law demands. CEV
Galatians 5:14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." NIV
Confession: I pay my debts and do not shrink from any of my responsibilities to others. Because I do not live under the Law of Moses does not mean that I am free from loving others and treating them in the love of God. The Law of Moses told me I must love but it never lifted a finger to help me and condemned me when I failed time and again. Now with God’s love and grace given to me and operating through me by the cross of Jesus Christ, I can now truly love others as I love myself. This is an act of freedom that comes by and through the Spirit of Grace.
Love Is The Greatest:
1 Corinthians 13:1 IF I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. AMP
1 Corinthians 13:1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. NLT
Confession: If I speak in the tongues of men and even of angels but did not love others with God’s unconditional love, I would only sound like a bunch of noise when I speak and no one would want to listen to me. So I love others and when I speak with the love of God flowing through me, every one wants to hear me for the anointed words are music to their ears.
Spiritual Love’s Basis:
1 Timothy 1:5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. NIV
1 Timothy 1:5 The whole point of what we're urging is simply love—love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God. MSG
Confession: My goal simply is to promote among others the love of God and live myself in the love of God that is uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith.
Go After a Life of Love:
1 Corinthians 14:1 EAGERLY PURSUE and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; AMP
1 Corinthians 14:1Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does. MSG
Confession: I eagerly pursue and go after a life of love for this is the greater life, the heavenly life Jesus has made available to me.
Love Like God:
Ephesians 5:1-2 Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. MSG
Ephesians 5:1-2 THEREFORE BE imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]. 2 And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance. AMP
Confession: I imitate Father God as one of His dear children. He is my role model, my example of how to live in love so I just watch how He loves and then I do the same. I live a life of love, esteeming and delighting in others as did Jesus when He loved me and gave Himself for me.
Increase And Abound In Love:
1 Thessalonians 3:12 May the Lord make your love for each other and for everyone else grow by leaps and bounds. That's how our love for you has grown. CEV
1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 10And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; KJV
Confession: I do not increase my love for others by my own efforts; for love for my brothers and sisters comes out of God’s love for me and my love for Him. It is effortless love as I stay connected to Love Himself and Grace Himself working through me.
1 Timothy 6:11 But as for you, O man of God, flee from all these things; aim at and pursue righteousness (right standing with God and true goodness), godliness (which is the loving fear of God and being Christlike), faith, love, steadfastness (patience), and gentleness of heart. AMP
1 Timothy 6:11-12 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. NIV
Confession: My goal in life is not to have money and riches. Rather my aim and pursuit is for righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness and gentleness of heart from which come money and riches.
Hebrews 13:1 Let brotherly love continue. KJV
Hebrews 13:1 Keep on loving each other as brothers. NIV
Confession: I continually love my brothers and sisters in Christ with unfailing love; for we are just one big family of love.
Add To Brotherly Kindness Love:
2 Peter 1:5-9 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV
Confession: These Christian virtues are being added daily to my life: faith and goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. These qualities increasing in measure keep me from being ineffective and unproductive in my knowledge of my Lord Jesus Christ and being crucified with Him and my new life in Him.
Love One Another:
(Remember, you will never love others until you know God’s unconditional, unfailing love for you.)
Luke 6:31-38 And as you would like and desire that men would do to you, do exactly so to them. 32 If you [merely] love those who love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the [very] sinners love their lovers (those who love them). 33 And if you are kind and good and do favors to and benefit those who are kind and good and do favors to and benefit you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the preeminently sinful do the same. 34 And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again35 But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked. 36 So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these]. 37 Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty, and you will not be condemned and pronounced guilty; acquit and forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop), and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released. 38 Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you. AMP
Confession: I make it a point to treat others as I would want to be treated if I was in their same situation. My actions are all rooted in God’s love for others. God’s love helps me to love and do good to my enemies. I am not moved, as was not my Lord, by their words or actions toward me and just bless them even when they try to do me harm. I love my enemy. Because I love them I am kind and do them favors and good things that benefit them. I am merciful, sympathetic, tender, responsive and compassionate even as my Father is all of these. I judge not or condemn not and forgive and release them; and then I am not judged or condemned but I am forgiven and released. I give to others to benefit them and I always have a return on my giving.
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: KJV
1 Peter 1:22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. NIV
Confession: Purified by obeying the truth through the Spirit I now have a deep and sincere love for my brothers and sisters in Christ. I love them deeply and fervently with a pure heart.
1 John 3:11,12,14-24 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. KJV
1 John 3:11,12,14-24 For this is the message (the announcement) which you have heard from the first, that we should love one another, 12[And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked and malicious and his brother's were righteous (virtuous). 14 We know that we have passed over out of death into Life by the fact that we love the brethren (our fellow Christians). He who does not love abides (remains, is held and kept continually) in [spiritual] death. 15 Anyone who hates (abominates, detests) his brother [in Christ] is [at heart] a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding (persevering) within him. 16 By this we come to know (progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand) the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [in Him]. 17 But if anyone has this world's goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brother and fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him? 18 Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). 19 By this we shall come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we are of the Truth, and can reassure (quiet, conciliate, and pacify) our hearts in His presence, 20 Whenever our hearts in [tormenting] self-accusation make us feel guilty and condemn us. [For we are in God's hands.] For He is above and greater than our consciences (our hearts), and He knows (perceives and understands) everything [nothing is hidden from Him]. 21 And, beloved, if our consciences (our hearts) do not accuse us [if they do not make us feel guilty and condemn us], we have confidence (complete assurance and boldness) before God, 22 And we receive from Him whatever we ask, because we [watchfully] obey His orders [observe His suggestions and injunctions, follow His plan for us] and [habitually] practice what is pleasing to Him. 23 And this is His order (His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us. 24 All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ.] And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us. AMP
Confession: I know that I am a new creature in Christ Jesus because the love of God wells up in me for my brothers and sisters in Christ and I have eternal life abiding within me. It was through recognizing and understanding the love of Christ when He laid down His life for me, that I understood I too must have such love for my brothers and sisters in Christ that I would even lay down my life for them. It is because of the love of God operating in me and my heart of compassion for my brothers and sisters in Christ I willing give of my goods when they have a need, for this love to me is not just in theory but in demonstration. So I have complete confidence, complete assurance and boldness before God and I receive from Him whatever I ask because I habitually obey His command to love and to give. Staying in union and communion daily with Christ and the Holy Spirit Whom Father God has given me while I am on this earth is proof that God makes His home in me.
1 Peter 3:8-9 Finally, all [of you] should be of one and the same mind (united in spirit), sympathizing [with one another], loving [each other] as brethren [of one household], compassionate and courteous (tenderhearted and humble). 9 Never return evil for evil or insult for insult (scolding, tongue-lashing, berating), but on the contrary blessing [praying for their welfare, happiness, and protection, and truly pitying and loving them]. For know that to this you have been called, that you may yourselves inherit a blessing [from God — that you may obtain a blessing as heirs, bringing welfare and happiness and protection]. AMP
Confession: I have a spirit of unity with my brothers and sisters in Christ with sympathy toward each one and loving each one with tenderness out of humility. Instead of berating another I bless and pray for their welfare, happiness, and protection and truly pity and love them for we have all been called as heirs of the blessing of God’s welfare and happiness and protection.
John 13:34-35 I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another. 35 By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves]. AMP
John 13:34-35 "And so I am giving a new commandment to you now-love each other just as much as I love you. 35 Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples." TLB
Confession: With the love of God shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit I love my brothers and sisters in Christ as Christ loves me, not needing a commandment. My love for my brothers and sisters in Christ convinces the world around me they don’t even know what true love is and that I am truly a follower of Christ.
John 15:9-17 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another. KJV
Confession: Jesus loves me as the Father loves Him. It is easy to obey the Lord since I live every day in an intimate love relationship with Him. I am Jesus’ joy and delight so my joy and delight in every day life is complete and overflowing, knowing just how deeply I mean to Him. I don’t need a commandment to love others since His love in me and for me empowers me to love and just naturally flows out to others. There is no greater love in this entire world toward me than Jesus’ love for me and this love empowers me to lay down all selfishness to help others. I am a friend of Jesus and it shows through because I love others. I am not a servant to Jesus because a servant doesn’t know the business of a kingdom. But since I am not a servant, Jesus calls me one of His closest friends and continues to reveal to me the operations of the Kingdom of God. He reveals to me everything He knows. I didn’t choose Jesus, rather Jesus chose me as one of His brothers/sisters in Christ. I am not only a chosen one but He also gave me a purpose so that I could bear abundant eternal fruit for His Kingdom. Now since I am a love child in the royal family I just go to the Father and make my every request known to the Father in Jesus’ name and He always gives it to me. Why would I ever have to have a commandment to love since Love lives in me, His love freely, lavishly flows to me and naturally flows out of me, for that is my new nature. I LOVE YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST!!!!!!!!!
Jude 20-23 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. KJV
Jude 20-21But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit; 21 Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God; AMP
Confession: Praying in the Spirit, in my new tongues I received when Jesus baptized me in the Holy Ghost, is how I keep myself built up in my most holy faith. And I keep myself in the love of God as I wait for the mercy of my Lord Jesus Christ to bring me into this eternal life, living with Him forever. With His love I will be merciful to those who have doubts in their walk with Christ and I will snatch others from the fire or the attacks of Satan and rescue them. To others I show the mercy of the Lord even when I observe the old nature or the flesh in operation. I keep myself from the evil influences of the old nature and hate even the clothes stained by the corrupted flesh.
Love In Word And Deed:
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. NLT
1 John 3:18 Children, you show love for others by truly helping them, and not merely by talking about it. CEV
Confession: If I see a brother or sister in need and have the means to help them, I do it. I don’t just go around and tell them, “I love you,” but I prove my love by doing things for them.
Love’s Power To Forgive:
1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. KJV
1 Peter 4:8 Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others] AMP
Confession: Experiencing the love of Father God on a continual basis I have fervent, unfailing love for my brothers and sisters in Christ and I am able to forgive and disregard the offenses of others.
God’s Love Perfected:
1 John 2:5 But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him: AMP
Confession: I treasure the Word of God and I joyfully put the Word to work in my life even though I fail at times; for I have received God’s love and love Him and I know that I am in Christ and He is in me and I am known by others as one of His.
The Love Of Christ Constrains Us, Controls Us, Impels Us, Compels Us:
2 Corinthians 5:14-17 For the love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that [if] One died for all, then all died; 15 And He died for all, so that all those who live might live no longer to and for themselves, but to and for Him Who died and was raised again for their sake. 16 Consequently, from now on we estimate and regard no one from a [purely] human point of view [in terms of natural standards of value]. [No] even though we once did estimate Christ from a human viewpoint and as a man, yet now [we have such knowledge of Him that] we know Him no longer [in terms of the flesh]. 17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come! AMP
2 Corinthians 5:13-17 Whatever we do, it is certainly not for our own profit but because Christ's love controls us now. TLB
Confession: Whatever I do Christ’s love controls me: Christ died for me and I believe that as born again believer I have died with Him, the old man, old life, old nature. And since I have died with Him I have received His new life and so I no longer can live to please myself. Instead I live to please Christ who died for me out of His love and rose again so that I could be justified before God. So now I no longer judge others or myself after the old man or outward appearance for we are new creations now, new creatures altogether with the old previous moral and spiritual condition long gone, passed away. A new life for me has begun! Hallelujah!
Partners Of God With Sincere Love:
2 Corinthians 6:1,4-6 As God's partners, we beg you not to reject this marvelous message of God's great kindness. 4 In everything we do we try to show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. 5 We have been beaten, been put in jail, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. 6 We have proved ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, our sincere love, and the power of the Holy Spirit. NLT
Confession: As a partner with God I show myself as a true minister of God: I patiently endure troubles, hardships and difficulties. I continue my labor faithfully for Christ, doing the Kingdom work. In order to advance the Kingdom I do without my necessary sleep and food. By my purity, knowledge, patience and kindness I show that I am truly a partner with God by the power of the Holy Spirit in true love.
James 5:10-11 As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. NASU
James 5:10-11 For examples of patience in suffering, look at the Lord's prophets. 11 We know how happy they are now because they stayed true to him then, even though they suffered greatly for it. Job is an example of a man who continued to trust the Lord in sorrow; from his experiences we can see how the Lord's plan finally ended in good, for he is full of tenderness and mercy. TLB
Confession: I follow the example of the prophets who patiently suffered greatly while speaking in the name of the Lord; for today I know they are happy they stayed true to Him. When things don’t look so good around me I continue to remind myself I have a merciful and compassionate Lord who will see me through just as He did Job, who trusted Him even in sorrow and the Lord gave him twice as much as he had before. Truly the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful toward me His partner in Christ.
The Unconditional Love Of a Martyr (Stephen):
Acts 7:54-60 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. 57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, 58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul. 59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. KJV
Confession: I am a man/woman full of the Holy Spirit and power and I have spiritual discernment. God is with me, cares for me no matter what I may experience in my partnership with Him in Kingdom business. I love even those who hate me and persecute me because of my witness for Christ and do not hold it against them. I will finish my course with joy and be received by my Lord Jesus Himself.