We have all heard that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son for us.

This wonderful truth is just the beginning. God's love for you is never ending. You can't do one single thing to earn it. God gives it freely. Think about that—He gives it freely. What a nice word.

Every time you mess up and sin, you do not have to start from rock bottom and climb your way back up to God's love, as Satan would like you to believe. No! God gives His love freely.

When you sin, and then repent and ask God to forgive you—He will, immediately! God never changes, but you do. When God says that He will do something, He will!

On the other side, Satan will attempt to put thoughts in your mind as a way to deceive and destroy you. Satan will try to tell you that you will never measure up, that you're not good enough. That is his goal, and he pursues his goal with a vengeance.

When Jesus died on the cross for you and me, He said, "It is finished." He finished what He came to earth for—He came to destroy the works of the devil, and He did it!

Besides being saved by Jesus grace, you have been healed by the stripes of Jesus; you have been delivered from all yokes and burdens you have. You have been given the authority to use Jesus' name to trample on all the powers of darkness.

Promises That Can't Fail
This is good news because Satan can't win. I repeat, he cannot win! However, he will surely try to make you think he can. In fact, Satan will succeed in keeping you in bondage unless you know what Jesus has given you in His will.

When you believe and act in faith that you have been healed by the stripes of Jesus, when you take boldness and claim the promises of Jesus concerning healing (then and only then) are you taking a stand against Satan.

Get ready, because Satan will try to attack and deceive you any way he can. He will try to get you to fear and not believe you have been healed, especially if you are not healed immediately. But, you already have the victory, Jesus has already WON the battle. All you have to do is stand on the promises of God.

God's promises are sure; they can't fail.

In 1 John 5:14 God says: "This is the confidence that we have in God when we ask anything according to his will." If you do not know the promises of God (His will) then how can you ask in confidence?

Think about it. This is very powerful! Do not, for one moment longer, let Satan steal your God-given rights from you. Mark 11:24 says this: "When you pray, do not DOUBT in your heart, but BELIEVE that you have RECEIVED what you asked for" (author's emphasis).

You can do this when you pray in faith. And we all have been given a measure of faith from God. You just have to learn how to use your faith. Remember, faith comes from hearing the Word of God. Keep reading God's Word and your faith will increase.

The Love Of God
God loves you so much. He says that you cannot understand how high, how wide, how deep, and how long the love of God is for you. You don't even have to measure up to any standards—none!

You only have to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior just like it says to do in Romans 10:9. That's how much God loves you. You do not have to first change your life around.

At that point you are born again. You will not change physically, only in your spirit. Jesus will then come into your life. God loves you so much, that when you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He says you can ask anything of Him in Jesus' Name and He will give it to you. Wow!

Obviously our requests need to be in line with God's Word. But when you read the Bible, with the Holy Spirit guiding you, then your mind will be open to understand what God's will for you is.

You can even ask for the Holy Spirit. God says in Luke 11:13:
If you, being evil, (all humans) know how to give good gifts to your children, then how much more will I give the Holy Spirit to them that ask.
God loves you so much. And when Jesus was resurrected into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father, God sent his Holy Spirit to teach us. God didn't want us to be left alone.

The Holy Spirit will comfort you, teach you, and exhort you. God's Word becomes alive to you when you have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit begins showing you things in the Bible you have not understood before. You will have boldness (holy boldness) to take hold of the promises of God and act on them.

In addition to that, you will have peace as well. God will give you peace of mind, just for the asking. Again, that's how much He loves you. Yes, God wants you happy while you are on earth, not just when you get to heaven and are with Him.

We have dominion over the earth and we have the victory. When we realize how much God loves us, when we understand and believe His promises and stand on them, we will experience that victory!

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life.

That's how much God loves you.

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