Easy Come, Easy Go

For Jesus, That Is!

by Pastor John Hamel


“As the Father hath loved Me so have I loved you…” (John 15:9)

One of the last things of which Jesus reminded His disciples before returning to Heaven was His great love for them.  He told them He loved them as much as His Father loved Him.  That’s some kind of love.  


When you stop and think about that for a moment, it’s kind of overwhelming.  The Bible says, “God is Love.” (1John 4:8)  The Bible does not say, “God has Love.”  It says, “God IS Love.”  That’s what He is.  He is pure love. 


Because He is love, it is not possible for Him to do anything but love, in spite of how religion falsely blames Him for all evil.  All that concentrated love was directed and released towards His Son, Jesus. 


Jesus said and says to His disciples, “I have the same concentrated love for you that My Father has for Me.”  That’s more love than anyone is capable of fully understanding.


It’s that concentrated love that made a very difficult job easy for Jesus to do.  That’s why He said …


Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.  No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, I have power to take it again...” (John 10:17-18)


It was His great love for you and me that caused Him to be so willing to lay His life down and pay for our sins.  As difficult as it was for Him to leave His Father and come to Earth, it was made easy by the thought of what He would gain – a human family who would gather around His Father’s Throne.  A family who would love Him and His Father forever – as a conscious act of their own free wills. 


Jesus did not come to redeem robots.  He came to redeem human beings created in the image and likeness of His precious, loving Father. (Genesis 1:26)  This made a difficult task easy.  


Only love can make the difficult easy.  If you’re a parent, you know this experientially.


Another difficult assignment for which Jesus volunteered was to leave the disciples He loved so deeply and return to Heaven. However, this, too, was made easy because Jesus knew what it would result in.


I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” (John 16:7)


The “Comforter” is another name for the Holy Spirit.  Look at something else Jesus said about the Holy Spirit.


But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)


The same Holy Spirit power that was upon Jesus to heal the sick, cast out unclean spirits and see miracle answers to prayer is now available to all who call upon His Name. (Matthew 3:16; John 14:12; Acts 10:38)


Do you need power with God?  


Of course you do.  We all do.  


Just say, “Jesus, I choose You as My Savior.  Fill me, please, with Holy Spirit power.” (Romans 10:13; Luke 11:13)  He’ll do exactly as you ask.  


Then you’ll discover that you have power over sickness, demons, poverty, failure, etc. (Luke 10:19,20)


Isn’t Jesus something?  


After all He suffered to give us such power with God He’d just tell us, “EASY COME.  EASY GO.  It’s all about the love.  It’s all about the love!” 


 Be Blessed … John and Barbara Hamel



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