Extreme Love, by Karen Rowe June 9, 2016 [Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.]


Good morning to you from NC!  I hope your day is noticeably blessed!  Every day the Lord has blessed; yet our job is to rejoice and be glad in it.  I hope this message is a blessing to you too; as I share what the Lord blessed me by this week; and that blessing is by my faith!

As a quick introduction, the enemy of every person, [and yes even you, whom God loves], is Satan; and Satan will attempt to stop us [in our logical human / emotional mind] from doing what God is asking [our Jesus filled heart] [filled with God’s love] to do by our faith.

We are being SENT by God to make a DIFFERENCE in the world!

But the world doesn’t always understand extreme love.

Let us pause for a praise before we continue …

And, the good news is, greater is God whom draws us near to 1st believe!  We don’t do that; God does!  The good news is, greater is God whom comes to live in our spirit heart when we believe the Spirit of Christ in our eternal heart!

The good news is:  “The Kingdom Come!”

YES< there is the Kingdom of God that we go to when we transcend from this place to this exceptional life we are being prepared for, and that is prepared for us, where there is no gum to step on in the parking lot :) , and no sickness and no death …

Praise God!  And, as the Bible says, the Kingdom Come, God’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Yes, there is that eternal place that God has waiting on us that we can only taste in this life by the power of the Holy Spirit today; as long as God calls it Today and God has called every believer,

…but God I ask you, are we willing?

God gives us opportunities to prepare, but God, do you hear our voices praising you in our tests to graduate to serve?  Or, complaining to you; and avoiding the purpose you have called us to?

…by the measure of faith we have been given … Praise God, we are being sent to make a difference in this world in Jesus Name, by demonstrating “Extreme Love!”

And, we can grow in our faith and increase in that measure of faith!!!  And, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand; and the Kingdom of Heaven lives in us by the power of God when we believe on Christ Jesus, our Savior and Lord.

11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside childish ways. 12Now we see but a dim reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love.…

Praise God we can study the Characteristics of Love, the Fruit of the Spirit and the Wisdom that comes down from Heaven for us to benefit us in the power of God’s All-Knowing Wisdom and Love.  The Holy Ghost is our enabling power by the grace of God to do all good things in Jesus Name, by the power of God’s love and by our faith in who Jesus is!

The good news is that the victory is found in Jesus Christ, The Lord!

“SO” is a powerful word;and placement is profound!  JESUS is how much God loves you…

God SO LOVED the world …!

This is the encouragement to your faith today! God is love.  God is God!  And, God is the power we walk in by our faith in His Son!  We can do all things God puts on our heart to do; and trust that God has a purpose in all He does!  We are being sent to make a difference in the world, by demonstrating “Extreme Love” …

Do you know and believe in the love God has for you … ?   God does love you !  Everything I hope to do is demonstrate in the work I do for the glory of God is in the power of God’s love that He has shown to me, so that Jesus is seen in Truth as the Truth, the Way and the Life.  God SO loved you … and, God SO loved the world!  

If you hear God’s Voice in this, please pray and talk to God; don’t close your ears to God’s Voice.  Listen to His Voice whispering to your ear…

People may wonder, how do I have faith?  Then, how do I grow in my faith?  Perhaps the answer lies somewhere within this post?  Yet, the real answer is faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

Jesus is the author and finisher to your faith … Faith is not something that can be fabricated!  Jesus is the author and finisher of this faith that we can know, believe and experience the power of God’s love!  And, faith is the substance and the evidence…of things hoped for and not seen!  

…but the outcome is experienced and real!!!

…Isn’t it God’s love that is the basic need of the world to understand that God is love and when we believe, the Holy Spirit pours this grand and powerful love into our hearts to love others as God loves? … but this too is a miracle to experience the power of love, which is beyond the power of me; love is the power of God whom lives in me!

This week, God blew my mind (if can I say it that way?); as I struggled to do something by faith (I had the inspiration of  “hope”  instilled in my heart from God of what to do, but still I had to believe to continue on by faith.  And, I believed the unseen that God would do a miraculous work by my faith in doing what God had put on my heart to do), but still I had to continue to believe.

This is the walk of faith to get there by faith; that in the midst of my seeking (can I say even  struggling) prayer,  no one seemed to respond or understand my heart of what I was trying to offer.  I prayed, God, I don’t understand … I heard this whisper to my spirit …

“The world does not recognize extreme love”,…

was my answer to my prayerful question,

“Why it is like this …?  I don’t understand God.” 

“The world does not always recognize my Son either,”

was my Father’s reply.

The world does not recognize extreme love.  But, extreme love is exactly what every believer is called to represent in this dark and broken world.  The world needs to see the light of Jesus and extreme love is the Way!

When the Lord puts something on our spiritual heart to do that is with a genuine love for others, don’t question God’s ability to shine His light into someone’s most basic need.  God will many times call us to do something that is bigger than makes since [to even us at times], but don’t underestimate the grace of God to accomplish all that God puts on your heart to do!  And, Praise Him, because all we do is … that, which is from our pure heart born and refreshed with the Holy Spirit; and that is to bring light to someone’s life that they are immensely and incredibly valuable to God!  Jesus is the One True Light!  Let Jesus shine through you!

Let God’s extreme love for others shine through you, so that those who need to know and believe God’s love for them (when they may feel unlovable); that they can see an invisible God; and that His Love will be made visible through us by God’s grace alone!

Have you experienced the power of God’s love being poured into your heart from the Holy Spirit?  

I have many times!  But, I once experienced the power of God’s love being poured into my heart in a way that was just amazing!  The Holy Spirit changed my mind in an instant to love and pray for someone … whom just moments before I had heavy anger toward.  Love from God is a miracle from God! 

Is anger filling your heart?  Or is Love filling your heart?

Love is a miracle from God and there is no other love like God!

Love is powerful and extreme!

Extreme Love is active like shining a light in a dark room…But, as we know the source of that light comes from the source of the power for the light to come on; we can also know that love comes from within a believer’s heart powered by the Source of God’s Love; God, because God is love; and God is God …

The world does not understand that extreme love goes beyond how it personally relates to us; extreme love radically loves others!  God loves His children and His love for us is extreme!  Unconditional is extreme!

This is extreme love:

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:16-17 (KJV)


This is what the Lord has put on my heart to say to you today:

Don’t underestimate the power of God’s love!  Don’t walk away from God’s love! Don’t shy away from God’s love!  Don’t try to justify or rationalize God’s love!

Walk in the power of God’s love; and do all that is on your heart to do!

God will open the doors as you get there; and don’t pause to doubt what God is sending you to do; just walk through those doors by faith with your spiritual fist down believing that you are being sent by God to make a difference in the world with extreme love; and be a witness to releasing freedom and peace that is found in the power of God’s love!

We plant seeds of love; and we water faith growth in love, but it is God whom makes all things grow; and by the power of His love!

God is love! God IS the “I AM” to all that we can put behind His Name _______ !

Fill in this blank with the vision on your heart; the vision that is birthed by extreme love for others that is from the love God.

God is the “I Am” who does the work, now what is it that you cannot do with Christ living on the inside of you?  We are equipped to love with extreme love and God is sending us in Jesus Name to make a difference in this world!

Will you believe?

Are you willing?

These are the only questions…

Seek God’s thoughts and ask God for clarity and direction.  God will help you separate your emotions by His Thoughts!  Roll your works upon Him and commit and trust them fully to Him; and God will cause your thoughts to become agreeable with His will!

Believe, God is willing to send you to make a difference in this world!  But are you willing to go? These are hard questions and I believe I am not the only one, who struggles with changing my mind to do God’s will sometimes.  Usually, it is hard emotionally, or we have excuses …  BUT, God asks us, “Where is our faith in trusting God and trusting Jesus?

We can believe God can make difference by our faith?

Believe and go believing you are sent to make a difference!  1st, yes, we have to be born again to have this Holy Spirit of God’s power, life and love living in us; and this is the 1st call on our life is to believe!  And, also believe that we are called to do measures of “extreme love” by our faith in His love for us in the power of Jesus Name for others to come to the light of seeing genuine and true love that is powerful to change our life!

God IS capable!  Will you trust Him by your faith to believe?

When you pray the disciples prayer that Jesus taught us to pray, believe “The Kingdom Come” is the power of God’s love living in you!  The Kingdom Come is God Himself who rebirths our Spirit; and renews a brand new ability in our spiritual heart to love as God loves!  The Kingdom Come has light from God that will shine by our faith that moves to love extreme, by the power of God!  The Kingdom Come is life and ability to love!  We can trust and believe in the power of God’s love He has for us!  And, the Holy Spirit helps us overcome doubts with those too!

“The Kingdom Come” is alive inside of us with more ability living on the inside of our believing heart in Jesus than we can humanly understand!  Yet, we can experience the Kingdom living and the working power of God in and around us when we walk by faith and not by sight! Hebrews 11:1

Living in the power of God’s Love by living faith is how we build ourselves up in our most holy faith; and by praying in the Holy Spirit for direction, guidance and peace; and knowing too that we are having our senses exercised to discern good and evil.  …and to separate our emotions from God’s will be done to activate God’s Extreme Love by our faith in doing what God calls us to do…

When we are born again, we have a new spirit and a new ability to know and believe in the power of God’s love.

Will you exercise your faith today?  Do you know and believe God’s Testimony of His extreme love that He gave to the world through His Son?  Is Jesus living on the inside of your heart? Do you know and believe “The Kingdom Come … ”

God won’t lie;

and Jesus won’t deceive!

We can trust God and trust also in Jesus Christ; and God honors faith!

Our assignment given by God is to ask God to examine our heart; and to grow in our faith by the power of God’s love alive in us in the Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord; and earnestly contend for the faith.

Our faith can grow in Christ as our relationship deepens and as we grow in our confidence and understanding of whom God is; and who we are to Him.

Honestly, when you love God, nothing is about us, but God loves us so much that He sure makes it feel that way; that everything is about God’s extreme love for us and all who will believe in His gifts, because God has SO loved the world!

Life is about loving God and Living life through the power of real love that is only found in this new love that is birthed in our believing heart from all Jesus has accomplished for us on the cross, from His death, burial and resurrection! Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith!

Pray in the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20); understanding that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2); and our assignment is to build ourselves up in our most holy faith; and praying in the Holy Ghost (Jude 1:20).”

Colossians 4 5,6 Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

The Scripture to share with you today is found written in:  Colossians 4:5-6 (KJV)

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Will you take a moment to read and hear what the Lord may be saying to you?

Jude Chapter 1

…to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

 I hope this is a blessing to you!

We can trust God and we can trust God’s timing!  Don’t rush, but don’t delay … Redeem the time!  Walk by faith following Jesus all the Way!  Life is blessed by God to be a blessing in the power of God’s love! Love grows and overflows in abundance … There is no shortage of love, because God is love!

Let your light shine for God’s glory; and His Extreme Love will be seen (even if not understood) in a dark and unbelieving world … SO THAT they also can come to know and believe in this love God has for us!  And come into the light of God’s Love that He has SO loved the world!  Jesus is the One True Light!

This is extreme love …

to love by our life …

the power of God’s love alive in us through Jesus.

When we believe, we are called.  As we are called, we must be prepared!  When we are prepared, we are SENT by God into the world to make a difference!  Will you go?

Learn that the Kingdom of God is not on the outside of us, but on the inside of us!  Learn to put your spiritual fist of strength down to stand firm on your believing faith to do what God is calling you to do … Learn to extinguish the doubts that will come to your mind by the conviction of Christ whom lives in you to live out your life by faith, hope and love … BUT it is LOVE that is the power that never fails!  Love according to the purpose in which you are called to shine your light into the world; and let Extreme Love  shine!

This is extreme love, that God 1st loved us!  What sacrifice could God be asking you to do for the glory of His Kingdom to shine through you?  Stay humble, we don’t have to broadcast …Extreme Love by Faith and God does the rest.  Remember who your faith is:  JESUS is the author and the finisher of your faith!

Be the light, because only God knows where harmful darkness hides in the heart of those God is drawing near to Him to life by His extreme love!!!

Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love

To God be the glory!

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.


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