As God’s representatives in the Earth, we are to be the distributors of God’s LOVE and LIGHT into all the dark places of this world…
The love that’s talked about here is Agape love, which is the God kind of love, the same kind of love that God uses in His dealings with us. It’s a love that comes without any strings.
This is how the Bible defines it:
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4 Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, 5 never haughty or selfish or rude.
Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong.
6 It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.
7 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost.
You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.
Thu, Aug 6
The Cutting Edge
LOVE, THE VISIBLE ATTRIBUTE OF AN INVISIBLE GOD
by Larry Ollison
“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love”
— 1 John 4:8
E.W. Kenyon said that if a person walks in love, the devil cannot touch him.
The devil still comes against the Christian, but he cannot harm him if he is walking in love.
Love is the greatest power in the universe. Love will keep you in obedience and love will keep you from sin.
And according to Romans 13:10, love will never do harm to a neighbor and love is the fulfillment of the law.
Love is the law of liberty. Love will keep you from being self-centered and perfect love will cast out fear.
One thing that has always surprised me is the attitude of some Christians when they are in public places of business.
A few weeks ago I was having lunch with another minister. As the waitress was serving the food, he noticed that something on his plate was not exactly the way it was ordered.
To me, it was a very minor thing and most people would never have mentioned it. But this man started making it into a major complaint.
I was embarrassed and as we left the restaurant, I went back inside and apologized to the waitress for my friend’s rudeness and gave her an extra tip.
Jesus said that the world would know that we were Christians by the love that we have for each other.
But too many feel this scripture says they will know we are Christians because of the love we have in the church.
Romans 12:9 says let love be without hypocrisy. That means our love is not restricted to the church but is a way of life and is the essence of God that pours out of everything we do.
John 3:16 tells us that God loved the world so much that He sent His son, Jesus and He showed His love to the lost world through Jesus.
After Jesus ascended and took His place as the Head of the church, He now works through His body to show His love on this earth.
We are the body of Christ. And now God loves the world through us. Let’s live and show the true nature of God. God is love.
[From Larry Ollison Ministries]
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