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Which is Greatest?
6/28/12 From The Lord, Our God and Savior – The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For The Lord’s Little Flock, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
Thus says The Lord…
Little flock, how is it that each of you yet resist the other, and this on account of your own selfishness? The hour is late, and the sun is setting below the horizon, and still I see no union, I see no sincere compassion; only pretense is brought forth, a vain attempt to hide from others that which I have already seen, that which I already know.
Therefore, when you come to Me bring forth honesty, and no longer lie to yourselves… Bring no pretense before The Lord, for I am He who sees, your Redeemer who knows. Hide from yourselves no longer, nor make empty supplications while your hearts remain far removed. Call upon Me in sincere love, with a heart willing to do whatsoever I ask of you, to go wheresoever I lead you… A servant, willing and eager, seeking always to help another for no other reason than love. For again I tell you, and this you should already know: Whatsoever you do for another, you have done it for Me; and when you forsake even the least of these, My beloved, I tell you the truth, you have forsaken ME!
Therefore, love is the chief matter…
Or have you so quickly forgotten this wisdom?… “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, yet am void of love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy and many mysteries have been uncovered before my eyes, having received great knowledge, and though I receive the fullness of trust by which even mountains are removed, yet am void of love, I am nothing. And though I give away my goods to feed the poor, even everything I own, and though I willingly give up my body to the fiery furnace, yet am void of love, I have accomplished nothing.
For love is long-suffering and tender-hearted. Love does not envy. Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up, but remains humble. Love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own way, is not easily provoked, but forgives and keeps no record of past wrongs. Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices always in the truth. Love bears up and holds fast to that which is good; always hopes, always trusts, and is willing to endure all things… Love never fails.
Yet prophecies will cease and tongues will grow silent; the knowledge of men will vanish away. For now we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when The Perfect comes then that which is in part will be no longer. For when I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child and I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, even as I am known”…
“For three things abide and are most needful…
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