Dangerous Love! by Ed Elliot

30 Dangerous things that can happen to a person who focuses too much on God’s love for them.


Recently, I have seen warnings from ministers to “beware” of focusing too much on God’s love. They seem to believe it is a dangerous thing to have too much information, knowledge or experience about God’s love. My question to them is, “what possible danger is there in knowing and experiencing too much of God’s love?”

I came up with a list of 30 possible dangers that could happen if you focus too much on God’s love for you. I could have easily come up with a few hundred more but here are some that I believe to be the most dangerous.

1. They will speak the truth in love. Ephesians 4:15
2. Their faith will work because faith works by love. Galatians 5:6
3. They will know God because He is love. 1 John 4:8
4. They will accurately communicate the gospel because the gospel is a revelation of God’s love for man. Ephesians 3:18-19
5. They will walk in love. Ephesians 5:2
6. They will have a better understanding of the scriptures because they were written by God who was motivated by love. John 3:16
7. They will evangelize because love is the motive to reach a lost world. John 13:34
8. They will have far more confidence in God because they believe in the love He has for them. Romans 8:35-39
9. People who fall in love with God, fall out of love with sin. 2 Corinthians 5:14
10. In loving others, they are actually loving and knowing God. 1 John 4:7-8
11. They will repent quicker because they know God’s goodness for them. Romans 2:4
12. They will know that nothing can ever separate them from God. Romans 8:38-39
13. They will overcome every obstacle and situation because they are convinced God loves them. Romans 8:37
14. They will reflect perfectly and accurately their true nature and God’s character because He is love. Ephesians 5:1
15. They will always know how to treat people, even their enemies. Luke 6:27-28
16. They will have a love, an insatiable appetite, for God’s word. 1 John 2:5
17. They will model what it is like to be loved by God in the same way Jesus did. John 15:9
18. The world will know they belong to Jesus because of their love for one another.
John 13:35
19. Wives will be extravagantly loved because their husbands will love them as Christ loved the church. Ephesians 5:25
20. They will never fail because love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8
21. They will know the heart of God because it is full of compassion and mercy.
Psalm 145:8-9
22. They will be extravagantly generous because love is giving by nature. John 3:16
23. They will be free from fear because perfect love drives out all fear. 1 John 4:18
24. They will fulfill every expectation that God has for them. Romans 13:10
25. They will never be spiritually unbalanced because they know love is greater than faith and hope. 1 Corinthians 13:13
26. They will never lose their faith because their heart is grounded and rooted in God’s love for them. Ephesians 3:17-21
27. They will always know that God will do exceedingly and abundantly for them beyond anything they could ask, imagine or think. Ephesians 3:20
28. They will always know the truth and live in freedom. John 14:6
29. What comes out of their mouth will always be laced with grace. Colossians 4:6
30. They will be spiritually mature. Ephesians 4:15

No where in the entire Bible does Jesus, Paul or the other apostles ever warn believers that focusing to much on God’s love for them can be dangerous thing.

So, I really don’t see any downside to a believer knowing or experiencing too much of God’s love. Seems like all these minister’s warnings to people to be careful about being exposed to too much of God’s love need a healthy dose of knowing and experiencing God’s love for themselves.

By the way, this list of 30 dangerous things that could happen if you focus too much on God’s love for you, isn’t dangerous to you but it is very dangerous to the devil who knows the impact and transformation that happens when a believer focuses on God’s love for them!

By Ed Elliot https://www.facebook.com/wordoflifeworldoutreach/



Partake! Then Give…

Partake, then Give…
Heb 3:1 ¶ Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Notice here, that the apostle Paul, in speaking this passage of Scripture, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is speaking to those Christians who are walking by faith in the earth.

How do I know this?

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
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Well, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God, so, when someone actually hears, believes, confesses, and acts upon the Word, God does, what God always does, and honors that Word with signs following, and they find themselves smack dab in the middle of this verse as a ‘partaker of the heavenly calling’.

Seeing the manifest glory of God, here, in the earth.

Some time ago, I heard pastor Paul Daugherty preach. He opened with this passage:
1 Peter 2:9 (MSG)
9-10 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.

What he said that really touched me, immediately, was this: ‘We need to reach out to people around us, and we all have reasons, why we do not. Perhaps it is pain. We feel like we have nothing to give, because we are going through something painful, and so we do nothing to help others’

Made me think about this native meme:

He said a whole lot more than that, but it hit home, immediately. You see, during small group prayer, we turn and pray with the people next to us, and when I asked the couple next to us what I might pray for them in, they both said: ‘Our marriage!’. I did the ‘cop-out thing at first, and gave them the cell number of one of the care pastors, thinking to myself: ‘Man, I can’t get involved with these people, because, I’m about to go upstairs to pick up not only the kids, but a grocery order from one of the pastors. My vehicle is off the road, and we are in the financial trial of our lives!’

Yet, as the service went on, I realized, the kingdom of God is not about me, in fact, the number one rule of the kingdom, is that, there is a King.
king-jesusI felt Him begin to deal me to reach out to this couple, when my heart felt like hamburger. I dug into my pocket and found the slip we get to pick up our children, and scribbled my cell number on the back of it. I told the guy: ‘Buddy, I’m going through some really challenging things right now, having closed my construction company, to start this ministry, and we are really struggling right now, but if you call me, I would like to pray for your marriage…’

Turns out, he works for a company that I used to do business with, and I know the owner, and his boss, and in an instant, I could sense his pain, and I knew his world, his pressure, and I know I can help him…
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Love has skin on. Yours and mine. Love is a verb, and action word, and we cannot wait until we have it all together to reach out in love and faith to bless someone else….

How about it friend, what are you actively believing God for today? Maybe your life is doing alright right now, but there is a whole world full of hurting people that desperately need, what only you can give…
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Who are you going to reach out this week?

Let’s pray:
‘Father, I know that you have supplied all of my needs according to Your riches in glory, by Christ Jesus! Father, You surround us with favor as with a shield, and grant us strength, direction, wisdom, health, and great grace to serve You, just because You love us, and You can! Thank You Father! I praise and exalt you for this, now, in your name Lord Jesus. Now Father, show me who to love, who You would have me to reach out to today, and give me the courage to do something about it, Amen!’

Christian Bloggers – Thank You!

As I click on me ‘Reader’ button, and sift through all the political posts, and foolish bantering of ‘5 fast Facts…’ blah, blah, blah, I discover a people on here, who love Jesus and who are committed to the Word of God, using WordPress to share encouragement, love, faith, and insights from their lives and the testimonies, that are wonderful! To all of you, THANK YOU! Like me, you are going into all the world with the good news of Gods love, and I thank you for your committment, faithfulness, and obedience to the Lord to quietly tip tap your fingers of life into this generation that desperately needs that which only Jesus can give. Keep up the great work! Don’t give up, and don’t be moved by the number of views, likes, comments, on your posts…stay faithful, stay the course, and do it for Him!

I can’t think of the countless times your articles and posts have encouraged and inspired me over the years, and for this, I just want to say thank you!

Life is hard sometimes, and it is good to fill our minds and hearts with positive truthful words from heaven!

I think about this verse this morning:

But I ask: Didn’t ·people [L they; C Israel] ·hear the Good News [L hear]? Yes, they heard—as the Scripture says: “Their ·message [voice] went out to all the earth; their words ·go everywhere on [L to the ends of] the world [Ps. 19:4]

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, grant me utterance in the Holy Spirit, that my hands express me heart of love for You and Your kingdom. May you flow through me – LIFE to those who read, and may you amplify and broadcast what I do, further, faster, deeper than I could ever ask or think, to the ends of the earth. I ask, knowing I am heard, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen’


Live Love Laugh Today!

live Love Laugh

Ex 31:18 When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant,[j] written by the finger of God.

Now, He has given a new and better covenant of life, not written on stone, bringing death, but on the fleshly tablets of our heart, in love!

2 Corinthians 3:2

Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
3:3 forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

So that as we fulfill the royal law of love, our lives become a living epistle, a testimony of the grace of Jesus reaching out to this sin sick, broken and fallen world.

Live love loud today!

Let’s Pray:

‘Father God, I believe I am loved, and called to love all those placed in my path today. Help me to do it, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen’