An Ocean of Love

We have an inexhaustible storehouse, an ocean of love, in the God of our salvation. He has placed in the hands of Christ all the treasures of the heavenly resources and says, “All these are for man in order to convince fallen, sinful man of My love, that there is no love in the universe but Mine, and for his happiness I am working and will work.” {Manuscript Releases Vol 21 392.2}

Sometimes when I pray, I picture the smallness of the world in comparison to the vastness of the universe.  I think about the number of angels and other heavenly beings hinted at in Job 1 & 2 and think that number must be large.  Then I think about how much interest and value heaven places on our little world.  We get a disproportionate amount of interest, I think.

The reason we get so much interest is that God really does love us humans.  He loves us so much that it can be compared to standing on the shore of an ocean and thinking about how big it is in relation to ourselves.  God wants this great amount of love to be a revelation that affects our lives.  In our sinful state, we are confused about a lot of things, and it can be tricky to get a proper perspective on what really matters.  Focusing on God’s love is a way to right the ship, and to understand our lives in relation to God.

This love is God’s true perspective.  He is not an ultimate disciplinarian waiting to get us; rather He is a God of love waiting to save us from our sinfulness and selfishness that in the end will result in our death.  He works for our happiness.

5 thoughts on “An Ocean of Love

  1. Thanks, I really enjoyed reading this. Something you said about being confused about a lot things and focusing on God’s love to understand our relation to Him, really hit the chore of something I’ve been struggling with lately. Actually, it’s not just one thing, it seems more like several different things: my church life, my relationships with family, and so on… It’s nice just to be reminded to stay focused on Him. So thanks for that reminder. And by the way, what did you mean by the other heavenly beings hinted at in Job 1 & 2?

    • Sorry to take so long to get back to you. I’m glad the post was a blessing.

      As for other heavenly beings, the line of thinking is this:
      • Luke 3 lists a long line of begats, with each person coming from another person, except for Adam, who in v38, is called the “son of God”.
      • Job 1:6 describes a heavenly council of sorts where the sons of God come together. What is curious is that Satan is there, and he’s claiming to have dominion over the earth. Really, this is the position that Adam should have had if he had stayed faithful. The other “sons of God”, to follow how Adam is referenced in Luke 3, are likely their first created beings who are representatives of other worlds. It is interesting that the glimpse we have into this council deals with earth and its troubles. Heaven, whether created beings called angels or others that we don’t specifically know the names of (it doesn’t functionally matter to us) is intensely interested in earth and the salvation of humans. (Note that none of this gives any traction whatsoever to pop culture perceptions of aliens. If any of that is true, I am convinced it is Satan seeking to deceive us).
      • Job 2:1 references another instance where this council of the sons of God came together, and again the focus was on Job and earth. We can suspect that we are the only world that fell through sin (besides the rebellious angels).
      • In the New Testament, the term “sons of God” is used to refer to what we can be, and are, through the transforming grace of God. To say it another way, when we are finally and fully redeemed, we will all be raised to the level of representatives of our world. We will always bear our testimony throughout eternity of the goodness and love of God, and of the horrors of sin. We should view ourselves as his representatives even now.
      • It makes the statement: “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” mean even more, doesn’t it?

      What are your thoughts?

      • Hello there, no worries. And I meant core not chore. Thanks for getting back to me. I actually have a lot of thoughts about what you said. One thought being on what you said about there being different worlds. I do have questions but I have to log off right now but I’ll be back again soon.

  2. Hi Albrecht, how’s your training coming along? Hope it’s going well. I think what you had written above was quite interesting. I’ve never heard of there being other worlds beside ours. What did you mean by the other sons of God/first created beings being representatives of other worlds? I know that the only time there ever was a conference held in the heavenlies recorded in the bible, between Satan and God, was in the book of Job. I appreciate your explanation of God and the heavens being greatly concerned for us. I painted a picture in my mind of that portion you shared, and it’s so beautiful and comforting.

    • The essential idea of what I shared in the verses is that the other ‘sons of God’ were the first created beings, like Adam is on our planet. In the human genealogy in Luke 3, Adam is the only one listed as the ‘son of God’. The gathering of the ‘sons of God’ in Job seems to be representatives of worlds, because Satan was there to represent Earth. There isn’t a lot in Scripture on this, but just enough to hint that are other beings besides angels. Does that makes more sense?

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