350 IHOPU students have raised their own funds to spend the next week spread out across America contending for revival.
Together with many others these students will gather at #MiamiOH #SpringOutreach to contend in John 17 Unity for Revival at MiamiU, Oxford, and the surrounding area. On April 8th 2 student lead bands will worship, pray and evangelize in Memorial Park (Oxford, OH) from 2 to 5:30pm. We are praying for great weather and John 17 unity among those involved. What Kind of Love would lead them to do this?
This is a Love of Obedience, passed on God’s definition of Love, with to God the 1st Commandment first place in their lives.
37 You shall love the LORD … with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
We know that God’s ultimate eternal purpose for creation is to provide a family for Himself that includes faithful children for Himself and an equally yoked Bride for Jesus as His eternal companion. God promised to give Jesus an inheritance consisting of a people whom He fully possesses in love.
8 I [the Father) will give You [Jesus] the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. (Ps. 2:8)
LOVE: God’s terms
This Love requires that we walk in mandatory obedience: God will cause all creation to obey Jesus (Phil. 2:9-11). However this is not a heavy-handed forced love. We can never force someone to love another or us. Instead, we can invite them into voluntary love; God will raise up people who voluntarily choose to love Him.
When we grow in God’s love then we are equally yoked in love to God. God wants us to love Him with all of our heart and mind, because He loves us with all of His heart and mind. Jesus wants us to love Him in the way He loves us. He will supernaturally empower us to love Him this way. It takes “God to love God.” The anointing to receive God’s love and to return it to Him is the greatest gift the Spirit imparts to us.
The love of God has been poured in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:5). Jesus prayed for His people to be supernaturally empowered to love Him with God’s love.
26 I declared…Your name … that the love with which You loved Me may be in them. (Jn. 17:26)
HOW can you help!
On April 8th 20 plus IHOPU students will join with the students of Miami U. to seek the face of Jesus in worship, prayer and evangelism. Come and join us. If you can’t join us please pray for us. And send this blog to anyone that can come via instagram, Facebook and twitter.