The Essence of LOVE
The spiritual health of God’s people all over the world is very important. Our spiritual health is the guide toward your healthy relationship with the Father. The vital spiritual signs of your health are encapsulated in the scriptures in Galatians 5:22.
“…love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, Meekness, faith, temperance: against such there is no law.”
So, that’s your spiritual health. The vital signs are there. The blood of our spirit are the fruits of the spirit.
Always see to it that our spiritual body is healthy by always eating the right kind of food. The right kind of food is the Word of God whose ingredients have been put together by the Appointed Son for you to be able to eat them, for you to be able to enjoy them. Because the Word of God here are all the ingredients of a healthy spiritual life.
ESSENCE OF LOVE
Love comes from the heart. Understanding by the mind, and feeling by the heart. Some people have a heart, but they don’t have a brain. If you have a heart, but without a brain, you are emotional. If you have a brain, without a heart, you’re stupid.
Everyone should become a soul winner.
A mother’s heart can only be when you have born children physically. But equally in the spiritual, you cannot have a mother’s heart if you didn’t convert someone to the Will of the Father. You will give your life for your children. Soul winners should have that kind of love in the heart.
Or sometimes, not even mothers, only relatives. Sometimes, you workers can apply this love to your relatives but not to those who are not your relatives but yet they are Kingdom citizens.
Let us transfer that kind of a relative love in the eros or in the phileo to the agape kind of love. Because we are all children of the Father. We will all meet each other in heaven. That’s why Jesus Christ said, “Love one another.”
He did not say love your relative only in the flesh. “Love one another.” Who is this one another? Paul, Peter, all the Apostles
They have different mothers in the physical, they have different fathers in the physical but the Father called them only to one and made them a spiritual family that should love each one of them like He loves them.
Love those who do not even belong to your clan, to your family system of the flesh. But they are now the spiritual family of the Father whom you think, when the time comes, you will see in heaven and be with them forever.
The mark of the Son of the Father is love. The issue of our relationship with the Father is not intellect power or status in life but the character of love.
If we do not love God nor love each other and not even love whom we deal as enemies, then we miss the point because love is the summation of the whole
Love God with all your mind, with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your spirit, with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.
Who is your neighbor? Anyone who needs your help. Anyone who needs you is your neighbor. The Good Samaritan is a good example of love.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.1 Corinthians 13
Even if you sacrifice everything. You give everything. You feed the poor like what we are doing. And give your body to be burned because you are really loyal to what you believe, but you don’t have love, it profiteth you nothing.
The Children’s Joy foundation springs from the love of the Appointed Son.
Love suffereth long. That’s why if you love souls, you will suffer long for them.
Love envieth not; Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. If you love your neighbor as yourself, you do not do evil to your neighbor.
Love is kind. Love is gentle. Love suffers for people who need salvation.
Love gives. Love is generous. So, you are fulfilling the law if you love one another.
And then, the Word of God says in Romans 13:10.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.Romans 13:10
For us, money is not power. The power that comes to the Kingdom is the power of love from the Father Almighty. There is no other power greater than the power of love.
The love of money is the root of all evil. We use money, we don’t love it.
1 John 4:20-21 says,
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.1 John 4:20-21
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for if you cannot love your brother whom you can see, how can you say you love God whom you do not see?
Love is an indicator of spiritual maturity. As our love for the Father grows, and our knowledge of Him increases, so should our love and obedience to Him intensify. We cannot say that we have already grown in the spirit if we lose out on love.
1 John 5:2-3.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.1 John 5:2
Keeping His commandments is loving our brother because that is the commandment— love your brother, love one another.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.1 John 5:3.
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.2 John 1:6
This is love that we keep His commandments, walk in His commandments. That is true love. His commandment is to love one another.
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.Philippians 1:9-11
Loving one another and walking in unity. Spiritual unity requires us to give up something for the good of others. If we all are out for ourselves there can never be unity. When we are seeking to serve others, then unity and harmony are possible.
Serve others before you serve yourself, that is true love. Seek the welfare of others, before you seek your own. If you can do that and you are given the ability to do that is real spiritual love.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.Galatians 6:10
If love can be found, it must be found first here in the household of God in the Kingdom Nation.
“2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
“3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
“4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.Philippians 2:2-4
“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”Romans 12:9
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good edification.
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.Romans 15:1-3
14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, and be patient toward all men.
15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.1 Thessalonians 5:14-15
This is the real badge of spirituality. The real badge of spirituality is love. Anything that we do is not profitable if there is no love. Without love we cannot please the Father. Even if there are prophecies and eloquent words.
But without love, we are nothing.
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.1 Corinthians 12:31
And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13
Let all your things be done with love.1 Corinthians 16:14.
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.Galatians 5:6
Perfect love exists in the Kingdom of God on Earth. Here in the Kingdom, it must be found first.
While it is a rare commodity in the old world, love abounds in the Kingdom Nation. The Almighty Father’s enduring love emanates to His Appointed Son, and eventually flows in each one of us.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.1 John 4:17-18.
But love always gives you strength. Love always feels that you are very close to the heart of God. Love makes you like Him. Love God with all your heart because God is love, and those that know how to love, know God.
And I am not talking about phileo and eros love, I am talking about agape kind of love- the love that sent Him to the cross. When He said, “Father, forgive them for they not know what they do.”
Even though they made Him suffer and killed Him, put Him to shame but still the love in His heart flowed unto the people who are ignorantly persecuting Him.