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God’s

valentine

GOD’S
GIFT TO
US
ROMANS 5:6-8
QUESTION

Would we dare substitute our valentine


for Christ?
DEFINITION: VALENTINE

A sweetheart or choice made on


Valentine's day.

A letter sent by one young person to


another on Valentine's day.
1. GOD’S VALENTINE: VICAR—
SON
HE IS SOMEONE NOT SOMETHING
VICAR, n. [L. vicarius, from vicis, a turn,
or its root.]
1. In a general sense, a person
deputed or authorized to perform the
functions of another; a substitute in
office. The pope pretends to be vicar
of Jesus Christ on earth. He has under
him a grand vicar, who is a cardinal,
and whose jurisdiction extends over
all priests, regular and secular.
{Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary}
John 3:16

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.

• Vicar—deputy
• Vicar—substitute
• Vicar—root
GOD’S VALENTINE—HEAVEN

JAMES 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift


is from above, and cometh down from
the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of
turning.
GOD’S VALENTINE—PARDON NOT
PUNISHMENT
ROMANS 6:23

For the wages of sin [is] death; but the


gift of God [is] eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord. 2

2 CORINTHIANS 9:15

Thanks [be] unto God for his


unspeakable gift
SO ON THIS VALENTINE’S DAY,
ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO
GIVING HIM SOMEONE, OR
SOMETHING?

OR ARE YOU LOOKING TO


GIVING COMPLIMENTS IN
OTHER TO CAMOUFLAGE
CRITICISM?
JOHN 3:16 & GENESIS 22:7-12

JESUS—BREAD OF LIFE BORN AT


THE HOUSE OF BREAD—
BETHLEHEM

SOMETHING [PSALMS 50:12-15]


• HE’S NOT ASKING US—BREAD!

SOMEONE [JOHN 3:16]


• HE’S ASKING US TO GIVE HIM
OURSELVES… “WHOSOEVER”
JOHN 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I


have chosen you, and
ordained you, that ye should
go and bring forth fruit, and
[that] your fruit should
remain: that whatsoever ye
shall ask of the Father in my
name, he may give it you.
2. GOD’S VALENTINE DETERMINES
OUR ALTITUDE BY OUR ATTITUDE
THE STORY IS TOLD OF A RICH
FARMER WHO SHOWED OFF HIS REAL
ESTATE TO A YOUNG CHRISTIAN
CONVERT. HE SAID, “HORIZONTALLY,
AS FAR AS THE EYE COULD SEE, I
OWN IT ALL.” THE YOUNG CHRISTIAN
CONVERT REPLIED WITH A QUESTION,
AS HE POINTED HIS INDEX FINGER
TOWARD HEAVEN: “AND HOW MUCH
OF THAT REAL ESTATE DO YOU OWN
VERTICALLY?”
READ LUKE 12:15-21
N:B: THE RICH FOOL OWNED
EVERYTHING—BUT HIS HEART BEAT
(LIFE)

• NEVER FORGET, GOD OWNS


EVERYTHING WE MANAGE.

• HE ORDERS, OVERSEES, AND RECALLS


ALL ITEMS ON HIS INVENTORY LIST,
WHENEVER HE WANTS TO—EVEN US.
GOD’S VALENTINE: FUGITIVES
—ADAM’S LINEAGE

ROMANS 5:6, 8
For when we were yet without
strength, in due time Christ died for
the ungodly. But God commendeth his
love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us.
GOD’S VALENTINE:
HEAVEN’S BE-ATTITUDES
MATTHEW 5:3-12
Blessed—poor in spirit: heaven
Blessed—that mourn: comforted
Blessed—meek: inherit the earth
Blessed—hunger and thirst after
righteousness: they are filled
Blessed—merciful: obtain mercy
Blessed—pure in heart: see God
Blessed—peacemakers: god’s children
Blessed—they which are persecuted for
righteousness' sake: heaven
Blessed are ye, when [men] shall
revile you, and persecute [you], and
shall say all manner of evil against
you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice,
and be exceeding glad: for great [is]
your reward in heaven:…

•OUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES OUR


ALTITUDE
3. GOD’S VALENTINE: TRUE
& PERFECT LOVE

JOHN 3:16
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.

1 Corinthians 6:9, 10 &


Revelation 2:15
SDA HYMNAL—191
FIRST STANZA—SONG
LOVE DIVINE, ALL LOVES EXCELLING,
JOY OF HEAVEN TO EARTH COME
DOWN;
FIX IN US THY HUMBLE DWELLING,
ALL THY FAITHFUL MERCIES CROWN!
JESUS, THOU ART ALL COMPASSION,
PURE UNBOUND-ED LOVE THOU ART;
VISIT US WITH THY SALVATION,
ENTER EVERY TREMBLING HEART.
GOD’S VALENTINE—HEAVEN’S
AMBASSADOR AND EMISSARY
1 JOHN 4:7-9
GOD’S VALENTINE: STOCK
EXCHANGE BUSINESS
1 PETER 2:9 & ISAIAH 61:3

• He exchanges our poverty for his


royalty
• He exchanges our darkness for his
light
• He exchanges our wretchedness for
his righteousness
• He gives us beauty for ashes
• And the oil of joy for mourning
• And the garment of praise for the
spirit of heaviness
GOD’S VALENTINE: CHAIRMAN
—SENATOR & LEGISLATOR—
UNIVERSE
OFFICIAL CALENDAR: VALENTINE’S DAY

EXODUS 20:8-11
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it
holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and
do all thy work: But the seventh day
[is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God:
[in it] thou shalt not do any work,
thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,
thy manservant,…
…nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle,
nor thy stranger that [is] within thy
gates: For [in] six days the LORD
made heaven and earth, the sea, and
all that in them [is], and rested the
seventh day: wherefore the LORD
blessed the sabbath day, and
hallowed it.
4. GOD’S VALENTINE:
EXPECTATION—BRIDE

EPHESIANS 5:25
Husbands, love your wives, even as
Christ also loved the church, and
gave himself for it;

WHAT IS THIS EXPECTATION?


EPHESIANS 5:22
Wives, submit yourselves unto your
own husbands, as unto the Lord.
GOD’S VALENTINE: BRIDE—
DINNER

REVELATION 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door, and


knock: if any man hear my voice, and
open the door, I will come in to him,
and will sup with him, and he with
me.
GOD’S VALENTINE: NEEDS
NOT GREEDS

1 KINGS 3:9-14
GOD’S VALENTINE: BRIDE—
HIS GLORY
HAGGAI 1:4-6
[Is it] time for you, O ye, to dwell in
your ceiled houses, and this house
[lie] waste? Now therefore thus saith
the LORD of hosts; Consider your
ways. Ye have sown much, and bring
in little; ye eat, but ye have not
enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled
with drink; ye clothe you, but there is
none warm; and he that earneth
wages earneth wages [to put it] into
a bag with holes.
5. GOD’S VALENTINE NEVER—
BRIDAL SEPARATION
JOHN 14:1-3
Let not your heart be troubled: ye
believe in God, believe also in me. In
my Father's house are many
mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would
have told you. I go to prepare a place
for you. And if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come again, and
receive you unto myself; that where I
am, [there] ye may be also.
6. GOD’S VALENTINE: TIME

1. TIME: ISAIAH 58:13, 14-


PSALMS 55:17-PSALMS :5:3-
EXODUS 34:2
2. TALENT: MATTHEW 25:15-28-
EPHESIANS 4:7-12
3. TREASURE: PSALMS 17:14-
LUKE 12:31, 34
4. TITHE: MALACHI 3:10-
LEVITICUS 27:30-PSALMS 50:10-14
7. GOD’S VALENTINE—
INHERENTLY INCANDESCENT
ACTS 17:28
For in him we live, and move, and
have our being; as certain also of
your own poets have said, For we are
also his offspring.
JOHN 3:16
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.
GOD’S VALENTINE: IN THE
BEGINNING
JOHN 1:1-4
In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word
was God. The same was in the
beginning with God. All things were
made by him; and without him was
not any thing made that was made. In
him was life; and the life was the light
of men.
MIRACLES ARE WROUGHT IN
JESUS’ NAME
ACTS 3:6
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have
I none; but such as I have give I thee:
In the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth rise up and walk.

PRAISES ASCEND IN JESUS’ NAME


Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father in the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ;
IN GOD’S VALENTINE:
SALVATION—JOHN 3:16
ACTS 4:10-12
Be it known unto you all, and to all the
people of Israel, that by the name of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye
crucified, whom God raised from the
dead, [even] by him doth this man
stand here before you whole. This is
the stone which was set at nought of
you builders, which is become the
head of the corner.
Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under
heaven given among men, whereby we
must be saved.
8. GOD’S VALENTINE: NOT—
MAN (FLESH)

1 john 4:1-3
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but
try the spirits whether they are of
God: because many false prophets are
gone out into the world. Hereby know
ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that
confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in
the flesh is of God:
And every spirit that confesseth not
that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is
not of God:…
GOD’S VALENTINE: NOT TO
TRUST IN SIGHT—PHARISEE

MATTHEW 24:23, 24
Then if any man shall say unto you,
Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe
[it] not. For there shall arise false
Christs, and false prophets, and shall
show great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if [it were] possible,
they shall deceive the very elect.
GOD’S VALENTINE: NOT
PROFESSION BUT POSSESSION—
CHARACTER

Matthew 7:21
Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth
the will of my Father which is in
heaven.
GOD’S VALENTINE: NOT A
MYTH—REAL MCCOY
John 3:12
If I have told you earthly things, and
ye believe not, how shall ye believe,
if I tell you [of] heavenly things?
John 3:16
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.
WHAT GIFT HAVE YOU
RECEIVED ON VALENTINE’S
DAY?
ARE YOU THE DONOR OR RECIPIENT OF
A GIFT?

• ARE YOU ANXIOUSLY AWAITING TO


UNWRAP THE GIFT?
• WILL YOU REVEAL THE CONTENTS OF
THE GIFT?
• WILL YOU FOREVER CHERISH THAT
GIFT?
OUR TRUE AND PERFECT
VALENTINE’ S IS IN JOHN 3:16
LOVE: WORD OR WORLD

Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters: for
either he will hate the one, and love
the other; or else he will hold to the
one, and despise the other. Ye cannot
serve God and mammon.
TWO SONS: JESUS & BARABBAS—SON
OF THE FATHER
(RH JAN. 30, 1900).
When jesus was on earth, satan led
the people to reject the Son of God,
and to choose Barabbas, who in
character represented Satan, the god
of this world. Those who trample
under their unholy feet the law of god
have the same spirit as had the men
who insulted and betrayed jesus. If
those to whom the light of heaven is
presented reject it, they reject christ.
Matthew 27
~ HE PAID IT ALL ~
One can only imagine the pain
of the Father Up Above,
as He sent His Beloved Son to us
because of His deep Love.
He knew He'd suffer such great pain,
as He died upon that tree
to purchase our salvation;
by His Grace, it's pure and free.
Please accept Him as your Savior
for He's done the painful part.
There is no price, for He paid it all.
Just open up your heart.
© Paula 2002
UNDER SATAN’S BLACK
BANNER (RH JAN. 30, 1900).
TWO GENERALS: WHICH ONE…?

“EACH SON AND DAUGHTER OF ADAM


CHOOSES EITHER CHRIST OR
BARABBAS AS HIS GENERAL.”

READ LEVITICUS 10:1, 2, 10


HIGH STAKES WITH ETERNAL PRIZE
Litmus Test: TREE Litmus Test: DAY End
Beginning
• Loyalty: In/To God
• Loyalty: In/To God • Position of the 7th
• Position of the day: Middle of the
tree: Middle of the commandments
garden • Rest/don’t Rest
• Eat/don’t Eat • Delightful &
• Fruit: Lovely & pleasurable
Sweet • The difference?
• The difference? • The Seventh day is
Tree and fruits holy & Sanctified
were forbidden
GOD’S PROFESSED PEOPLE [JEWS]
CHOSE A CRIMINAL INSTEAD OF
CHRIST—GENERAL!
"Whom will ye that I release unto you?
Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?"
"They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto
them, What shall I do then with Jesus
which is called Christ? They all say unto
him, Let Him be crucified?"

• WHEN WE CHOOSE TO HANG OUT ON


SUNDAY [MAN-MADE WORSHIP DAY]
INSTEAD OF THE SABBATH DAY [GOD’S
VALENTINE DAY], AREN’T WE TOO,
YELLING AND CHEERING, CRUCIFY HIM?