God’s love in us is the kind, patient, long-suffering and sacrificial love that compels us to preach the gospel of life, love and joy to the lost. To manifest this perfect agape love of God is to walk in the Spirit, because God is love and God is Spirit. In the Kingdom there is no power struggle, but authority wears an apron, like Jesus did when He washed the feet of his disciples – even that of Judas. Concurrent with the understanding of the love of God, is the necessity for truth. You cannot have grace without truth – in God these two attributes are in perfect balance, even as there is perfect balance between the love, justice and the righteousness of God. God loves all of creation, His only begotten son, all of humanity, but loves believers more because they have responded to his gift of salvation. Some believers seem to experience the love of God more than other believers, but it is because of the response of that believer to the revelation of the love of God. The love of God towards people has become the motivating force in the lives of those people. The love inside of us is, like God, divine – because its purpose is to get other people to love God. True love is that which is demonstrated to each other with delight, loves the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and responds to His commandments. If we don’t love one another, we will not mature into the stature and image of Christ, because the love for one another is that which perfects us. To experience the fullness of God’s love, it is necessary to respond to His love first.
This message came on 6 January 2019.