Bill Stockham | PentecostalTheology.com
“LOVE NEVER FAILS. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” (1 Corin. 13:8) [Love is a PERMANENT and PERPETUAL (continuous) GRACE, lasting throughout all eternity!] “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.” (1 Corin. 13:13) [When the time comes that faith and hope are no longer needed, true love will burn on continually with the most dynamic flame.] “Many waters CANNOT QUENCH [extinguish] LOVE; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.” (Song of Sol. 8:7) [No amount of water could quench Christ’s love for us, no flood could ever drown it; Jesus waded through the greatest difficulties to prove His love, even seas of his own blood.] “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and TO MUTUAL AFFECTION, LOVE.” (2 Pet. 1:5-7) [This LOVE is Agape love, a love that is independent of the one’s being loved, or their response to that love, it is a love of devotion, a love that our Abba Father graces us with and He commands us to love one another!] “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment…Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ All the Law and the Prophets HANG on these two commandments.” (Matt. 22:36-40) [To hang: (kremannumi), which means to be suspended, or held up or supported. All of the other commandments of God are ‘HELD UP’ by this LOVE OF GOD! It is this godly love that motivated Jesus to give up his life for us!] “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the CONTINUING DEBT to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law…Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW.” (Rom. 13:8, 10) [Do what is most important to us in pleasing our Abba Father!] “There is no fear in love. But PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister IS A LIAR. For WHOEVER DOES NOT LOVE THEIR BROTHER AND SISTER, whom they have seen, CANNOT LOVE GOD, whom they have not seen.” (1 John 4:18-20)
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE. BUT PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR!
Wesly Raju [08/24/2015 11:54 PM]
My Dear Beloved Rev Bill, Man and Women of God & Family in Christ
Greetings to you in the Sweet Holy name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Soon Coming King, Amen.
Thanking you very so much for your encouranging and guidence for your words in my life and ministry, You providing our co-pastors, Church Construction,Orphan Home, Widows Home, and Poor children Education support help, Please kindly pray for us above this matter.
It gives me immense pleasure to write to you. I hope that you are doing fine..I am writing this letter with out most pain in my heart and with tears.
There are 12 pastors under our supervision. For you are being one of the pillar of this ministry I am sharing this to you concerning out pastors. I am preparing and praying the Lord to give me spiritual strength and wisdom to lead the churches in this context. I need your co-operation and support in the Lord. Therefore I request you to kindly pray for all the 12 co-pastors, and congregations We are planning to conduct Crusades in Andhra Pradesh, India, in month of SEPTEMBER 2015 through you. OR any Kindly give some dates according to your schedule. It is our honor and blessing to conduct Crusades, Pastors Conference through you to enlighten and empower our pastors as well as the perishing souls. I need your Leadership, Fellowship with you. Convey our heartiful thanks to you and your Church, family members team members also, and My family members send this prayerful greetings to you all.
I close this letter with our heartily love to and you prayers.
Yours in His ministry,