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Show Me What Love is Jesus

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Most believers recognize 1Corinthians 13 as the Bible’s love chapter. This New Testament section enlightens us as to what God’s higher love looks like and acts like; it is a picture of God’s pure, perfect, unconditional love. Our human love is not unconditional because we have preferences of what we like or dislike. Are you in a struggle to keep on loving someone? Although it is easy to love some, it is sometimes challenging to continue loving others. We like it when love creates warm feelings that please us, but warm feelings are not always a part of love; then we must choose to sacrificially love for the greater good of God’s will. If the Lord has called you to sacrificially love someone, for the sake of His plan, it will be necessary for you to pour out your heart’s frustrations, fears, and the desire to run away from this person onto Lord Yahweh through prayer. As we release and surrender to the call, the Holy Spirit will give us the grace to release negative feelings, and teach us how to set up healthy boundaries, while walking in the freedom and ability God’s love creates. Being patient, kind, and gentle towards the unlovely will only be worked out and accomplished through God’s mercy, grace, and the power of the Holy Spirit developing within our hearts and minds. Consequently, as we recognize the extreme need for God to move in our souls, we will humble ourselves, and seek the Holy Spirit’s assistance to show us what His pure, true, love really is.

Jesus Christ is the perfected, beautiful, picture of God’s love. While walking on this earth, Jesus’ love crossed over boundaries of social customs, race, religion, and socio- economic divisions. The Yeshua of the Gospel teaches only love, compassion, forgiveness, and the Kingdom of God. The only people that Jesus Christ openly rebuked were the “holier than thou” religious who believed they had all the knowledge and understanding of God. These unwise men sought to use religion to elevate themselves and control politics, people, and if needs be punish those who did not go along with their decrees.  Jesus called them hypocrites; those who looked good outwardly, but inwardly they were not spiritually alive, not full of God’s love.

The Logos explains: God endures long and is patient and kind toward us; God bears up under anything and everything that enters our lives; God is ever ready to believe the best of us; His hopes for improvement in our lives never fade, regardless of our circumstances; His love for us will continue; and He will be persistent to bring us toward enlightenment through a loving relationship with Jesus. There is no condemnation in God’s love for His children-He longs to help us break unhealthy patterns, grow, heal, and transform into His likeness- gifting our inner man with relief and rest.

God will never fail us. It is His will for us to experience and walk in His powerful, true, overcoming, unconditional love, because He is love! When we open our hearts to receive the love of God through Jesus Christ our Lord, a spiritual revolution will begin to take place within us. We will become God lovers through the help of the Holy Spirit- we will be able to forgive and love ourselves because He has- then this powerful, unconditional, spiritual love will be translated through our lives to the lost and broken that are in desperate need to experience the Savior’s love.

 

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and he who loves [his fellowman] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him]. He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him]. 1John 4:7-8

“Love endures long and is patient and kind; love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything. Love never fails” (1Corinthians 13: 4a, 7, 8b).

 

 

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