Love… God’s Love for You!

Love poured out....

LOVE… LOVE… LOVE… We all seek it, and desire it as a necessity of LIFE. It seems so near yet it escapes with each breath we breathe. We are designed to love and be loved. Love is essential to our very being. We thrive as human beings when we are loved. There is nothing like it.

We have a God that is Love; not only is He Love… He Loves you and me.

1 John 4:7-8

Amplified Bible (AMP)

  • 7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] 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].
  •     8He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.

God Loves because He is Love… He just can’t help Himself. We are created in His image, the Image or resemblance of God.

Genesis 1:26

Amplified Bible (AMP)

  • 26God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.
As the Image of God we have the opportunity to Love like God. When you look in the mirror you see your image; but the image of you is not the real you. You move to the right, the image in the mirror moves to the right. The image will remain as long as you remain in the mirror. Walk away and the image will vanish. So it is with us and God.
I can’t help but love you; I’m reflecting my God. My reflection of God is only maintained if I behold God and all that He is in His Word on a breath by breath basis. I have to live and breath God. The image is never the real thing and can never be relied on as the source. The source of Love is the originator, the real deal is God. God is the source of all Love.
This is the problem in the Church today they are not the real deal they are only reflecting God’s Love when they are in Church or the presence of someone they want to impress. They can’t maintain the refection because they have walked away or drifted from God and His presence.
2 Corinthians 13:5-9

  • The Message
    Test yourselves to make sure you are solid in the faith. Don’t drift along taking everything for granted. Give yourselves regular checkups. You need firsthand evidence, not mere hearsay, that Jesus Christ is in you. Test it out. If you fail the test, do something about it. I hope the test won’t show that we have failed. But if it comes to that, we’d rather the test showed our failure than yours. We’re rooting for the truth to win out in you. We couldn’t possibly do otherwise. We don’t just put up with our limitations; we celebrate them, and then go on to celebrate every strength, every triumph of the truth in you. We pray hard that it will all come together in your lives.
  • Amplified Bible
  • SINCE ALL this is true, we ought to pay much closer attention than ever to the truths that we have heard, lest in any way we drift past [them] and slip away.
HOW DO I LOVE LIKE GOD??? You allow God to Love through you. God’s Love is perfected Love. Love that is unconditional. God can only Love through me if He is in me. Look at the following verse:

Romans 5:5

Amplified Bible (AMP)

  • 5Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
God’s Love is being poured out by His Holy Spirit in us, but you cannot access what you don’t know or  what you don’t acknowledge. The Holy Spirit does not possess you, He is in you by request. He is a gentleman.

Luke 11:13

Amplified Bible (AMP)

  • 13If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [giftsthat are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!
The only way to maintain the Love of God is abiding in His expression of His love…Jesus.

John 3:16

Amplified Bible (AMP)

  • 16For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
We abide in Jesus as he has said in:

John 15:4, 5

Amplified Bible (AMP)

  • 4Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
  •   5I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
Much love,
Pastor Harris

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