GOD’S LOVE OF ABUNDANT AND EVERLASTING LIFE FOR ALL MANKIND AND CELESTIAL (HYMN 183)
The extent of God’s love for the world and mankind is so infinite and marvellous.
This love was so consuming that despite the wickedness and sin on earth, he had to find a way so that man could be saved.
It never for once pleased God that any man should die or perish.
His plan was abundant and everlasting life for man in his presence.
He created man to be immortal living forever in endless and everlasting fellowship and joy.
This is what made him to seek to restore man back to the abundant and everlasting life he once had which he lost due to sin
He cherished the unionship he had with man in the garden of Eden and wanted it restored back.
Hence in John 3 v 16, he declared the extent of his love for the world and all mankind
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
He sacrificed what was most precious to him to gain what he loved.
This is what the hymnal 183 explains ::
A .LIFE evermore, we have life evermore
Life evermore refers to everlasting and eternal life which can only be gotten in Christ(john 3 v 16)
If you want to have life evermore you must believe in Christ
Because we believe in Christ, we have everlasting life forevermore.
B.Our loving God
He is breathing His breath of Life on us.
Because of his infinite love towards us, God sends us everlasting life, his breath of everlasting life in Christ, to make us a new man that lives forever.
By that loving God, we have abundance of life in two phases : long life becomes our blessing and everlasting life as well
His word in Psalm 118 comes to pass ” We shall not die but live to declare the works of the lord.
A declaration of his work is telling everyone how much he loved us, he loved the world and gave his only begotten son that all may have everlasting life
C.From holy heaven Angels sing joyful songs
Hosanna glory be our song
in this Celestial church. Amen.
Hossana and glory, joyful songs is the song of the saved ones whom will join the angels at last to sing in the beauty of salvation and everlasting life that God has given to us.
Yes, our song is hossana( God saves) and glory because Christ shall reign and come back (CCC HYMN 129)
And Jesus loves us just as the father had loved us (CCC HYMN 130)
HOS-ANNA, Hos-anna, Hosanna
Jesus loveth me, He loveth me
Hos-anna, Hos-anna, Hos-anna
Jesus loveth me. Amen.
By Brother Tola Adele