But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 is a core Scripture of the New Testament. For God so loved this world that He sent His one and only Son so that anyone who believes in Him would receive salvation. The one and only son is referring to Jesus. God sent the Messiah so that anyone who believes in him would not be condemned but would receive salvation instead.
This is the ultimate, core message. This is the most essential message and blessing: God sent the Messiah to the world so that people would believe in him, receive salvation, and not be condemned. Although there are many other blessings, receiving eternal life rather than being condemned is the greatest blessing of all. Other blessings such as wealth and good health also come along with that. However, fundamentally, it is about gaining eternal life and escaping eternal damnation. You have to absolutely believe in the Messiah and listen to the Word he gives. This is the way to avoid being condemned and the way to receive eternal salvation instead.
When Jesus died on the cross, he died on behalf of all humankind. At that time, he demonstrated his love for the whole world without holding anything back. He did everything for us. For those who believe in the Lord and love him, it is to live upon the foundation of God’s love that has been demonstrated. In this way, it is to receive the greatest blessing; this is the way to be the most successful.
The greatest person of all is the one who takes action on God’s Will
The greatest hero is the person who takes action on God’s Will. If a person has taken action and has achieved something—whether it’s big or small—that person is an eternal hero. Whether it’s something small or something big, taking action on it is difficult. You might think small things are easy to do, but they’re not.
God will do everything for people as long as they just work hard. This is because if something is fulfilled, it will last forever. However, if it’s not fulfilled, it will end as nothing.
Among the 31,102 verses of the Bible, one of my favorite verses is the one that says, “Do it with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.” For you, too, whenever you do anything, it’s thrilling, and it’s exciting when you do it with all your heart, will, and life. But if you don’t do it with all your heart, will, and life, it’s not exciting. There’s no thrill.
You see, when people do their very best, that’s when they receive the greatest joy and receive the Creator’s enlightenment. Therefore, try to do things with all your heart, will, and life.
God is love itself
Truth, which has no contradictions, is contained in love. We know this because God’s actions are not contradictory. Therefore, God not only has love, but He’s also the Almighty, All-knowing Deity who is the essence of love itself. Although He’s Almighty and All-capable, if He doesn’t have a counterpart of love, then that love will just disappear. Even if He possesses great love, He can’t express it if He doesn’t have a counterpart to love. You, too, even if you have love, if you have nobody to love, then that love will just go to waste. Similarly, if you have a strong desire to work but have no work to do, then the desire to work will simply vanish as well. It expires and disappears. But once you have work to do, you’ll immediately fulfill that desire to work.
That’s why God created this world. His purpose was to create counterparts of love. And for this reason alone, He created the heavens and the earth and all human beings.
The greatest hope for people is to marry someone they love. People are the happiest when they can do that. When you marry the person you want, that’s the best thing of all. Loving them is the greatest thing of all.
God created this world and created us as counterparts of love
God created this world so that He could pour out His Almighty, Omniscient love as much as He wanted to. But, Adam and Eve ended up falling: they ate the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. That’s why God cursed them instead.
God created Adam and Eve to be His counterparts of love, but His Will was shattered, so they became nothing more than just servants. The restoration of that relationship took 4,000 years. Finally, when Jesus appeared, he fulfilled the role of a son perfectly and completely. That’s why anyone who believes in Jesus is able to receive the authority to be sons of God. This is the 2,000-year old history that has continued until now.
God’s history is happening right now
God always speaks through the one He has sent. God always speaks through the one who believes in Him. God speaks to you in your heart. God helps you with His love. God helps you through Creation. Therefore, know clearly that history has been fulfilled in these ways. Even if the new history has come, if you fail to love God and be happy with Him, the new history amounts to nothing.
Everyone, when love grows cold, it becomes useless. Everything ends. If the love between you and God grows cold, there is a big possibility that you will become strangers with God and turn your back on Him. If you want to be loved by God, then be affectionate and cute towards Him—don’t be like a silent ox. Be gentle, be soft, and don’t be so self-conscious. In the end, God’s history that you have so waited for is happening right in front of you; therefore, open your eyes to God’s history of love.