Tornado Love
Gregory Dickow
I don’t have a complicated message: I want to encourage people with the good news of God’s unconditional love—and to see that reality change their thinking and their emotions.
Tornado Love

Love is invincible facing danger and death.

Passion laughs at the terrors of hell.

The fire of love stops at nothing —

it sweeps everything before it.

Flood waters can’t drown love,

torrents of rain can’t put it out—Song of Solomon 8:7

God’s love is a BEAUTIFUL DISASTER! When it hits you, it’s going to be a like a tornado. Listen to Solomon’s description again—It’s invincible. It laughs at terror; it stops at nothing; and nothing can stop it! WOW! That’s what I’m talking about. That’s what God feels toward you!

It sweeps everything before it. God’s love sweeps away…

… our sin.

… our loneliness.

… our pain.

… our fears.

…When the love of God hits you the way I’m praying it will, NOTHING WILL REMAIN THE SAME!

It’s going to wreck your old fears and limitations; it’s going to ruin your old view of yourself and others; it’s going to sweep you off of your feet and take you to a place that you’ve never been before.

God’s love comes in like a storm in our lives … not to hurt us, but to blow away what has been hurting us; to destroy what is destroying us; to bring disaster to what has been bringing disaster to us all our lives.

He comes with a vengeance. But his vengeance is not against you. It’s against the things that are hurting you.

He takes vengeance out on fear; He takes His vengeance out on anxiety, sickness and lack; He takes His vengeance out on anything that tries to hurt His precious children–Everything that has ever tried to get in the way between you and Him. For God is a jealous God.

Do you want an encounter with God like that? Do you want a Christianity like that – a Christianity that is so full of love and power that it changes you? So full of goodness and mercy that follows you, seeks you and chases you down?

You see, God doesn’t have to be chased by us. His love is so great, that He’s the one who chases us!

The prodigal son’s father didn’t wait for his son to get all the way home. As soon as he saw a glimpse of his son in the corner of his eye far off in the distance…

he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him continually. Luke 15:20

That’s aggressive, invincible, tornado love! That’s the love of God! The father didn’t wait for the son to clean up his act; or change his clothes, or become a servant. The son just turned toward his father, and the Father came running, chasing, embracing, kissing, blessing & healing!

God is chasing you down with His goodness & love!

The bride in Song of Solomon 2:16 says, “My lover is mine and I am his”.

We belong to each other! When you discover that this is the kind of relationship God wants to have with you, it changes how you look at yourself; how you look at Him, and how you look at others. You are no longer alone in this fight to try to conquer life and conquer sin. You are ONE WITH HIM. He is yours and you are His. This love-relationship conquers all. This love never fails. This love gives you purpose and meaning and reason to live. It gives you something to look forward to every day of your life.

All the temptations of the enemy are temptations to doubt God’s love for us. When the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he said “Throw yourself down from here. Your angels will catch you” (Luke 4:9, Matthew 4:6) And Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’

What Jesus was saying at that point was in essence: “I won’t throw myself down, because God loves me too much … He has a plan for my life and there’s too much to live for. I am not going to kill myself because God’s love for me is too great and His purpose for me is too great. I am too significant to Him, I am too important to Him, too valuable to Him.”

You see the temptation to give up or give in, went away when Jesus reminded himself and the enemy that the Father loved him too much to let him throw his life away.

And that’s exactly how God feels about you!

Say to yourself: “I will not throw myself down because of low value or low self-worth, I am worth everything God paid for me. He wouldn’t have bought me with His blood if He didn’t love me. He wouldn’t have bought me with His blood if He didn’t value me. He wouldn’t have bought me with His blood if He didn’t think I was significant to Him.

God didn’t send his Son, Jesus, to die for what was insignificant … He died because

And that’s the kind of love that sweeps away all sin, loneliness, temptation, pain & fear. That’s tornado love! Get ready to be swept away!


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