““You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Matthew 5:38-48 ESV
Love is the only thing that can destroy evil completely, so it is time for this nation to unite and do what is good and right by helping each other.
Does that mean that people should abandon the belief systems that have been passed down for centuries, or that people should ignore or overlook what society deems as good or evil? Yes, I believe that it is time for all people to awaken to what is actually good and right, and to stop criticizing or condemning others for their shortcomings. The truth is that no one, NOT ONE human being aside from Jesus Christ has ever been found to be perfect, and since the only perfect person was killed by all of the imperfect ones to prove to the world what LOVE is worth, maybe it is time we all turn our hearts toward love.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. God is love. When people say they know God, but have never known God, the world looks like chaos, confusion, strife, bitter, abusive and complacent mixed with greedy, angry, condemning, shameful, disrespectful, overachievers, doubters, haters and a few believers. Even though people may not know God, He knows all of us. He longs to reveal himself to those that have been forgotten or overlooked by the world. He wants everyone to know love, and He is love.
Romans 13: 1-14
1Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval,4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Fulfilling the Law Through Love
8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
11 Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.12 The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Perfect love drives out fear, and God’s love is perfect, because He is Love. My Father in Heaven has loved me with an everlasting love. He is well pleased with my life, and He calls me His beloved daughter. He surrounds me with supernatural protection and He answers all of my prayer requests, because He delights in blessing His children.
He doesn’t require me to starve myself or to spend years being taught by anyone else about who He is. He shows me daily and He teaches me all that I need to soar above this world. He has given me the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth and He has opened up the Heavens to pour out blessings so great that there isn’t room enough to contain it.
When you abide in love, you abide in God. God doesn’t ever speak negatively about His creation. He speaks life words that produce good results, and He encourages me with His loving kindness that leads me into His presence. In His presence, there is fullness of joy, and at His right hand are pleasures forevermore. Most people have no idea that everything that is written in scripture is the Truth, and the experiences that people had in the past are still available today.
Love is something that becomes part of a person. God has become so real to me that I don’t doubt if he hears my voice, because I know that He lives with me, and we share our lives together. I can’t separate my thoughts from God, because I have been given the mind of Christ. I go to sleep thinking about God, and I wake up thinking about God. I want to experience everything that He has for me, and I don’t want to live a boring life that is focused on things that will not last. My greatest aim is Love. What does it look like to obey God (which is how we show that we love Him)?
Cory was 27 years old in the photo above. He was living in a stairwell in the City of Chandler’s parking garage for City workers and Council members. His grandmother raised him, but she had recently passed away when the Holy Spirit led my family to help him that day. Cory couldn’t read or write, so he was unable to get a job without the skills to fill out the application. I brought food and other supplies to Cory as often as possible. He ended up going to jail for a year or more, and was released for a short while, but I haven’t seen him for a few months, so I assume he is back in jail.
Cory is not a criminal or a bad person, but he has spent time in jail for minor issues that stem from being homeless. Since Cory has no money or means to bail himself out of jail, he has to stay locked up as long as it takes before his case has been resolved. Cory’s life seems to have no direction or value by the world’s measurement, but God was so concerned about Cory, that He led my family specifically to find and help him that day, and numerous others. Here is what Cory said to me that day when I sat down to talk with him. “I didn’t think that people like you talked to people like me.” I asked what he meant, and he tried to explain that most people just pass right by him on the streets of Chandler, and don’t even give him a friendly smile or a courteous hello. He believed that he was invisible to the typical middle class citizens of Chandler, Arizona, because that was how the people treated him. I know that God wanted me to hear those words that he spoke that day, because it was necessary to understand how a person can become so insignificant in their mind after being rejected and invisible to the people that pass by daily too focused on their own importance in the world to consider the needs of another.
I share that story, because I want people to grasp the heart of the Father, and understand that it isn’t about what we can get, nor is it about creating projects and plans to “fix people”. Cory might not look like he has much of a life, but his life was of great value for God’s plans and purposes in this time. God wants all of His children to learn how to move in the compassion that Jesus shared, because it is in that compassion that miracles are possible. God is seated in heavenly places, but he is also with the lowly and contrite in heart. He revives the languishing soul, and heals the wounds of his people.
Don’t pass by others without so much as noticing that they have value and need to be recognized too. Say hello and smile with a sincere heart of acceptance for all people to feel welcomed. God accepted all of us even though we were not worthy or of much use to anyone else. We were given great value when we accepted Christ and received a new heart. People don’t understand that in Christ, they are no longer the beggar on the streets, but they are able to receive all that Jesus paid for us to live an abundant life. How about we share the Truth with everyone everywhere we go from this time forth?
Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were sick and oppressed by the Devil while also teaching in the synagogues and dining with anyone that invited him in. Jesus always went to where the people were, and he did what they asked of him while displaying the heart of God to heal and love all.
Jesus didn’t seem thrilled with the men that worked to catch him doing wrong or that tried to cause him to stumble with deceptive words and trick questions, but when one of their servants or children were sick, he undeniably helped them. His love and obedience to God the Father was, and is perfect. How many times have we stopped to help every single person that called out for help or asked us for something that we were able to do, but we chose not to do it, because it seemed too burdensome or costly? Thank God that Jesus counted up the cost for rescuing all of God’s children, and he chose to give all of himself to accomplish the work
We get to see the beauty of his sacrificial love and what it produced for our lives today, but in that time, no one could foresee what God was doing, so they were all either fearful, disobedient, or looking for ways to blame each other and find fault with each other. I find it interesting that it never mentions anyone in scripture that was praying to God seeking answers about whether or not Jesus was the Messiah, but they all used their own opinions and beliefs, or those of other men to come up with their strong acceptance or rejection of Jesus.
God is absolutely in love with his creation! He hasn’t been insistent on having things done His own way, because He would rather have the opportunity to help each of us navigate our life by letting us make mistakes and getting to the point of realizing that we will never solve every issue without His help, and we will never have enough without His ability to multiply what we have, but as each person gets done with the routines of religion and begins seeking out the Truth not as a concept or book of rules, but as a person and creator, then He is able to take us down the correct path that leads to eternal life. If the path is difficult and few find it, how can we see all of the churches and believe that they are the few when they are filled with masses and masses of the population?
I believe that few did find it on their own, but with the Holy Spirit leading the way, and daily surrender to Jesus being your Lord, we will all arrive on time. Don’t miss your journey! Start spending your time wisely and focus on understanding the Truth. God’s Word is the Truth, but the world has a completely different version of what is truth. Don’t eat from the tree of the world (news, social media, negative stories), but turn now and eat what is good and will keep you alive. The world wants to kill you with stress and heavy burdens, but Jesus wants to carry that heavy burden for you, and give you rest for your soul.
There will be massive deliverance services for people that are still sick and oppressed of the devil that occur around the world for the next few years and people will all be trained and equipped to stand firm in Christ, and know the power of the Holy Spirit that will cause them to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. They will cast out evil spirits from the people with a word and they will raise the dead and work mighty miracles by the Holy Spirit, but there will only be place for faith, hope and love in the lives of the people, and no one will doubt God’s goodness because the whole earth will be filled with His glory!
We can do nothing apart from Jesus Christ, but in Christ, all things are possible for the one that believes.
We are all called to love and help each other, and there are many in need of help around the world. Crusaders of Love are merely doing what was commanded by the Lord. We choose to take the form of bondservants in order to assure that God’s grace and mercy are known by all. We walk humbly before man and God. We seek to bring glory to God by fulfilling the work that He has called us to do in Christ. Our hearts are on fire for Jesus, and we welcome any adventure that he has for us. We are focused on providing food, clothing, shelter, comfort and compassion to orphans, immigrants, oppressed, and afflicted lives in the United States, Mexico, Honduras and any place we are asked to help.
The Crusaders of Love are anointed sons and daughters of the living God working together to produce a beautiful harvest of joyful hearts that are filled with praises and thanksgiving to God. We invite anyone that has the heart of Christ to join us in bringing love and light to all those in darkness. We are not preachers, but we are all Spirit-filled Believers that go when and where we are called to help. We work with organizations, individuals, churches, cities, governments and nations to ensure the love of God is poured out to all in need. If you would like to know more, please use the contact us form to email us.
Colossians 1:27 (ESV)
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Ephesians 2:13 (ESV)
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV)
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
2 Corinthians 13:3 (ESV)
since you seek proof that Christ is speaking in me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.
Colossians 3:3 (ESV)
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.