Where Is the Love?

by | Dec 1, 2020 | Devotional | 3 comments

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If you, like me, are a millennial (or have millennial children), you might remember the song “Where is the Love” by the Black Eyed Peas. This song was written in 2003 in response to the terrorist attacks in 2001. I recently heard this song again and couldn’t help but relate it to the world we’re living in today. There are two lines specifically that really stuck out to me:

“Instead of spreading love we’re spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity”

In Matthew 22, Christ narrowed down the Ten Commandments given to Moses to two great commandments: Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.

The first commandment is pretty simple. Love God. Completely. With everything I have. The second one — weeeell, that one can be difficult. I think the first step is to recognize who is considered to be my neighbor.

My co-worker is my neighbor.

The sister sitting next to me in church is my neighbor.

The lady who cut me off on the highway is my neighbor.

Every person who voted differently than me in this year’s election is my neighbor.

I can’t get away from them. They’re everywhere. And I’m supposed to love them all. Every. Single. One. Is that easy? Not so much, but Christ commands it. Again, Christ commands it. It’s not a suggestion, nor does He say, “Love them if they have the same views as me” or “Love them as long as they’re nice to me.” He wants me to love everyone like I love myself, no matter what. Love them like I want to be loved. It’s a tall order, but one we must obey.

Otherwise, how do we become unified? There are so many issues and tactics the opposition uses today to divide us, and sometimes he’s successful. We can’t let that happen.

Where is the love? It’s in each and every one of us, and it’s our job to share it with the world.

Bio Mallory New

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3 Comments

  1. Brother Gary Thompson

    Amen Sister, amen. Can’t let satan fool us, we must follow these commandments. If we follow these commandments then it’s impossible not to serve GOD completely, in Spirit and Truth.

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  2. Linda Scolaro

    Beautifully inspired, Mallory.

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    • tim

      Christ didn’t “narrow down” the commandments, he summed them up. Also, Christ and the 10 commandments instruct us to love our neighbor as ourselves but NoWhere does Christ or the bible instruct Christians to unify with non-believers. Quite the opposite actually! “Do not think I have come to bring peace. I have not come to bring peace but a sword” -Jesus “For brother shall be divided against brother, son against mother etc, but he that shall endure unto the end shall be saved.” -Jesus. Christ specifically calls us to come out and “be ye separate” and referring to the end times he warns “for when the world shall cry for peace and safety, suddon destruction shall come upon them.” This secular song that critisizes Christians to “turn the other cheek and practice what we preach” is just an attack on God’s people by people who are not Christian and serve the satanists who control the world. This is why black eyed peas is promoting their agenda of unifying the religions and claiming we serve the same God. If black eyed peas is so concerned with evil in the world, why do they spend their entire career promoting? Remember the “my humps” song? It’s targeted at the youth encouraging them to sin. Did Jesus say there are many ways to God? He said “I am the way. No one gets to the Father but through me. Broad is the path that leads to destruction. Straight and narrow is the path that leads to everlasting life” -Christ. Black eyed peas are agents of satan just like everyone else in the secret society controlled entertainment industry promoting the broad way that will lead to destruction. “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” -2 Corinthians 6:14. Why are fundamental Christians being blamed for the terrorist attacks in this song? We’re being blamed for not unifying with non-believers? Unity can only exist in truth. We can turn the other cheek but the God’s word preaches to remain separate in fellowship with non believers. We can’t claim we all serve the same God when the Koran condones pedophilia and says Christ is not God for starters. Christ said himself that world unity was not his intent before the second coming, quite the opposite. He needs everyone to make their choice before he comes. Im sure you remember Christ saying “For no servant is greater than His master, if they’ve persecuted me, they will persecute you too.” In Revelation as well it is made clear that those who “keep the commandments of God and have the spirit of prophecy” will be persecuted until Jesus second coming when he will have “His reward” already with Him. “Every eye will see” when Christ comes in the sky from east to west and His people are called up to meet Him in the sky. Christ will never touch the ground when He comes back but He warns of false Christ before He does saying they will perform wonders and call fire from the sky. Why did God destroy the tower of Babel and scramble the languages dividing the earth? God opposes world unity. When it happens, the whole world is united against God and His law and easily have the ability to crush God’s people who hold His word as the surpreme authority. We will be called the enemies of peace, the intolerant bigots, we will be hated among all nations for His names sake because we will not bow to the world and unify with them. What do you think the mark of the beast is about? You’re already being set up to take the mark of the beast. Many people will call themselves Christians when they do just as the bible says but Christ will say “I do not know you.” Following God’s law and not bowing to the image is more important than world unity. How can there be true world unity while there is still sin? Cant you see the deception? The only unity that would happen is in sin. satan is the “God” or controllers of this world. Why do you think Jesus always warned us of this world unity to such an extent even warning about the globally enforced mark of the beast in the name of peace, safety and unity? The satanists controllers of this world dont care what people call themselves, Jew, Muslim, Bhuddist, Catholic, Christian, etc. They care if you hold the bible itself, God’s word, God’s word made flesh as the ultimate authority you obey. There is no other way but through Christ and that is the message we are instructed to preach to this dying world until Jesus comes back. The Jewish leaders hate God’s word, that is why they still deny their own messiah of whom all their scriptures prophecied extensivley. They want the power for themselves, this is why Christ was killed. The Catholic leaders hate Gods word until this day which means they hate Christ. This is why millions upon millions of Christians have been killed by them for speaking of God’s word, translating God’s word and possessing God’s word. The papacy admits themselves today that the bible is not the ultimate authority, that they did change the 10 commandments and that they have the authority to do so but no one has that authority but God. What they say is blashpemy. The Jews claim to have this authority as well but the scriptures testify that the Lord changes not. The Jews, Catholics and Muslims have much to be united about. They all hate Christ! God’s word undermines their authority. Christ message is one of exclusivity. It is Christ way or no way. Will you bow to the golden image in the name of unity or will you be willing to even be thrown in the fiery furnance before putting mans law above Gods’? Broad is not the way to God. The bible testifies there are not many ways but only one. Bhuddist as well, what do they teach? They literally worship death. What is Nirvana? Read their writings. It is absolute nothingness. You separate feom the world, from your whole flesh and focus on nothingness. The more empty you are, the closer to divinity you are. It is primarily and atheistic religion. The God of the bible tells us we are worth so much more and Christ promises soo much more. You’re making a choice right now. Are we Christians suppose to not preach the one and only way to God as the one and only way to God because it may offend people and cause divisions effecting unity? Because Christ tells us to preach that gospel until He comes back no matter what! 11 of the 12 apostles were murdered. They tried to kill John but he wouldnt die so they banished him to the island where he wrote the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. The apostles didnt shut up. Jesus didnt shut up. Will you shut up because you don’t want to be seen as a intolerant biggot? Will you obey Christ or obey man letting all this souls die around you because they do not know of the true God? All religions are the same except for the word of God. If you’re compromising for unity in this sinful world then you are building the tower of babel and taking the mark of the beast. We have a duty to tell the world it is wrong. If you love the world and believe on the God of the bible, you would do just that like Jesus did instead of what you’re promoting here. There will be no peace in this world until Christ comes back. Don’t fall for the great deception. Don’t promote the same deceptions these Christ hating entertainers are promoting. They’re Godless. They hate your God. That is if your God is the God of the bible and the bible alone. You can’t have it both ways. The God of the bible says He is the only true way. Everything else is a lie. “You cant serve two masters for either you will hate the one and love the other or the other way around” -Christ. You must choose your side. All sides is not a side and you will be lost wondering after this. I only took the time to write all of this because I do care. Maybe I did offend you “For in the end time many shall be offended” -Christ Matthew 24. My offense is not intentional but I have a duty. There is little time. Please consider the scriptures. Jesus offended many too but out of love. You cant follow God in a sinful world and expect to not be offending the world. It comes with the territory. All love.

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