September 21, 2019 @ 7:56 AM

Romans 8:28, 31 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. ... What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?”

If one truly loves God and his way then it says nothing is bad in the end, but all things work together (even the supposed bad things) for good.  So there is nothing to fear when one loves God. But what does it mean to love God?

Luke 10:27, 29 “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. ... But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?”

Galatians 5:14-15 “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, [even] in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.”

Other people are people’s neighbors.  And it says that loving other people is the same thing as to love God.

1 John 4:16-20 “ And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”

So to love God is to love everyone else (neighbors and brothers and sisters, etc).  Fear is the opposite of love. If someone fears what others may do, may have, or may say to them, they do not love them and therefore do not love God. When someone loves others there is no fear of what may happen or what they may do, only acceptance because love casts out all fear. There is no greed or need in love.  So how does one get to the point where there is no fear but love instead?

Proverbs 16:4 “The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”

Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”

The LORD has made man; all men (all genders, good, bad ugly, beautiful, everyone) for all things. The LORD makes the evil and the good. And it is really not up to man to decide what not to love or what to fear, although he has the ability to do so. Fear hath torment and brings down man. And it says the LORD makes it all, so why have fear of any of it but instead love it all?

Isaiah 45:7 “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].”

Man is the one who chose to eat of the tree of knowledge of good vs evil and differentiate between the two and therefore judge something as good or bad. But the LORD makes it all, and the LORD can bring true judgment through it all so there is no fear, no hatred, but only love.

1 John 4:17 “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”

The day love is made perfect is when someone rightfully understands the knowledge of good and evil and obtains the judgment of God over judgment through man’s understanding. And that judgment is the acknowledgment and acceptance of all men as creations of God. All have come from the same source. And if someone loves God he also must love what comes from God even though there is “good” and “evil” in all. And this does not mean that someone is ignorant of the two, it is just that he no longer fears it or casts judgment of hatred on any of it.

Romans 12:3-5 “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.”

Man can be seen as “one body” which is “Christ”.  And men, although “being many” are “one” in Christ. However, man cannot come to comprehend this oneness until the judgment of love rather than fear has come upon him. But how does the judgment of love (i.e God) come?

Hebrews 9:27-28 “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

And the judgement of love (i.e. God) comes or appears only after man has allowed his old man (i.e. old way of thinking) to die.

Romans 6:5-7 “For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness] of [his] resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him], that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.”

When man comes to realize that all are really part of the same body [that functions as one in Christ, in his death which is the judgment of hatred/sin, and in his life which is the resurrection and judgment of love] he cannot help but love and pray for others just as one person loves and prays for his little toe even though he may not understand the use of it after he feels the pain of it when it is stubbed. 

The old judgement of man (old man) must die for the newness of the life of Christ to arise and awaken man to a new understanding or the judgment of love. When this happens the oneness that man is with his neighbor is found and acknowledged.  And the fear of others having more, succeeding better, hurting us, being different, etc., etc. is gone because man accepts himself AND those around him as a union of the oneness of “God” that functions as a whole. And that body can either love and cherish itself completely or not.

1 Corinthians 10:24 “Let no man seek his own, but every man another's [wealth].”

Because when man looks out for others he is looking out for himself. But how could this be in the real world?

Philippians 2:2-4 “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind. [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

Philippians 2:14-15, 21 “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; ... For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.”

When someone looks out for others he is really looking out for Christ because others belong to the same Christ. So when one looks out for others, others will look out for Christ in return. The way of the world is to take care of self, however, this is backwards to how taking care of self really works. Because when one takes care of others, others will take care in return. This is how a body works in health. Man is one body and needs to take care of others as themselves to be taken care of in return.

Luke 6:37-38 “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

These verses imply that man simply is given what he gives out to others. The universe is not partial to a “good” man, it only understands how someone treats others regardless of how they are treated.

Romans 2:11 “For there is no respect of persons with God.”

2 Corinthians 10:12-13 “For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

Proverbs 11:17 “The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubleth his own flesh.

What someone does to others and how they view them directly affects that person because;

In Christ all are one [body] so there can be no comparing (i.e. classifying) between individuals because all are one (part of the whole). There is no classification (numbering system as in one higher than another) when all are just part of one working system and doing so represents a misunderstanding of the world and mankind, and those that do this are not wise. This is not to say that people are not different or play different roles, but all work together as a whole where one part is not better, higher, or more important than another [in the mind of Christ].  When someone judges another person as lower than themselves they are simply casting judgment on themselves (their own person as a part in the whole of humanity) because others are really there to help them. It says in Philippians 2 that others are really better than our own selves. It also says that God has created everything, so God has put them here for a reason and that is to help even though it may not seem this way. God puts “enemies” in the path of man which is the fear he must overcome to ultimately find true love, and love himself. Without the antagonist of evil, man would not learn love or how to overcome his fear. Because fearing what others may have or do [to someone] is the opposite of love.

Romans 8:28, 31 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. ... What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?”

Again the scriptures say that God has made thing and everyone (good, bad, ugly , pretty, dumb, smart, etc.) regardless of how they are seen or are judged in the world by others, it says that people get what they give regardless if they think vengeance, criticism, or judgment is justified, it says that one should love and forgive others regardless if they think they are wronged or better than others due to their judgement of others being based on some type of flawed learned or innate comparison mechanism in man, it says that others are members of some type of body that functions as one in the mind of Christ, so it also implies that others are here [created by God] to teach the whole of man patience and forgiveness and how to let go of hatred and judgment within himself because when someone casts judgment on others they are really casting judgment on themselves. When these statements from the scriptures are understood the fear and criticism of what is happening fades because the person knows that nothing can really be against them [in God] and that everyone is made and here for a purpose and that is to help man overcome fear and find love once they understand these truths and love God – Rom 8:28&31.

Proverbs 16:7 “When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”

Pray and hope that others may find peace and love and happiness and joy and all good things.