Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8.
Owe no debt to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:8-10.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Emotion does not equal promotion. Promotion does not equal emotion. In fact, promotion comes from denying your emotions. I tell you how promotion comes: “The consequence (assured end, reward) of humility, the fear of the LORD are riches, honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4.
If love of another is based on how you feel at the moment, love will grow cold and result in no commitment to the one proclaimed as the one loved. Also it will make you feel unloved if you base love on your feelings, for you will not always feel loved. Jesus did not have warm, fuzzy feelings on the Cross, He felt abandoned and alone trapped in the punishment of your sins, but He did it in love and out of love and through love and got through it by love. Love covers sins.
Many people don’t “feel” loved. Do you know why? Sin makes you feel unloved. This happened to Adam. He felt loved by Me and ran to Me with confidence and joy before he sinned against Me, but when he sinned, he hid out of fear of Me. I had not changed but he had. Sin defiles your emotions. But perfect love casts out fear. I am perfect love and I always tell you “fear not” for I am with you.
Once Satan deceives you with sin it creates a downward spiral that will plunge you deeper and deeper into darkness, fear, and hate of self and others because you feel unloved and as if you have lost all honor and integrity in your life. But this is not the case. The prodigal son did this until he hit such a low point that he came to his senses at last and returned. He came out of the pit back to the palace, so to speak, but he approached in fear and called himself an unworthy servant rather than a son.
The wages of sin is death because death is the destruction that results where there is no love.
You know this from your own human experiments. Not so many years ago in the United States they took groups of new born infants in an orphanage, one group the caregivers did not hold, cuddle, hug or speak to with love. They supplied all their physical needs and saw to it that they lacked nothing in that way, but they gave them no loving attention. The other group got the same plus love and affection. The experiment could not last long, although the group that received no love had all their physical needs attended to scrupulously and the environment kept sterile so that none of the babies became ill, after just four months, at least half of the babies without love and hugs had died. At least two more died even after being rescued and brought into a more natural familial environment. There was no physiological cause for the babies’ deaths; they were all physically very healthy. Before each baby died, there was a period where they would stop verbalizing and trying to engage with their caregivers, generally stop moving, nor cry or even change expression; death would follow shortly. The babies who had “given up” before being rescued, died in the same manner, even though they had been removed from the experimental conditions. On the other hand, in the group of newborn infants raised with all their basic physiological needs met with the addition of loving affection from their caregivers, no deaths were encountered.
These results baffled many scientists. For you cannot see love. It did not evolve or have any part in the theory evolution or the survival of the fittest. Love has no place in a godless philosophy based on self-survival. Love gives its life for others. And in this love receives all. But it should not baffle you. For you know who Love is. I am love and you came forth from Me in My image and likeness. Just as the fish cannot live out of the medium in which it was created, neither can you. Without love you are like a fish out of water. Out of love, you will become what you were not made to be, as the devil has done, and the result is eternal death, but it is often a slow death that begins with sin in your life and the thought that you are not loved.
Yes, the wages of sin is death because sin is nothing but a lack of receiving and giving love. There is no law against acting in true love. Sin is a lack of being loved. Sin is being without love.
So what is the antidote for sin? Love. My love. I am love. And you are in My image. You need to receive love and give love to survive and thrive. I so loved you that I gave you My beloved Son so that you who receive Him, who is love, would never perish but would have eternal life. The mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. In you is love. Embracing you no matter what.
Love is the answer to everything. Love never fails. Love covers sin. Love is stronger than death. Love is a consuming fire. And love is in you if you have received Jesus as Lord. He is King of kings and Lord of lords. Love is king and conquers every evil work.
Love people and yourself into wholeness, into shalom, into My rest. The place of rest is the rest in My everlasting arms of love. I tell you that My left hand is under your head and My right hand embraces you. You are hugged at all times. Know that. It is not what your emotions “feel,” it is what you know by faith. Come to know and believe in the love I have for you by reading, meditating on, and seeing yourself in the mirror My Word. Each time you lift your eyes you will see, My loving eyes are gazing on thee, shalom, shalom, all is well, shalom, shalom all is well.
Love people and yourself into wholeness. Owe no debt to anyone but to love them. You owe that to all. It heals.
Without the influence of love, like the unloved infants, you will not grow but will eventually die. That is why so many are alcoholics, drug addicts, gluttons, and depressed. They have never received or given love. And they cannot be healed until they come to know and believe in the love I have for them. If they will let Me pour My love into them everything will change in their lives, for My love is better than the finest wine.
Love and everything will be okay. Walk in love, think in love, and talk in love. Love has a way of working things out for your good and everyone else’s good too. Like Joseph, the son of Jacob, did for his family of hatred and for the pagan Egyptians and for the entire Middle East. By knowing and believing in My love and care for him, he was able to become a shelter and refuge for multitudes to feed them in time of famine. Love is the answer to everything.
And if you want to develop a program to help people trapped in darkness, develop one of loving them into wholeness. Let Me show you how. I have been doing it from the beginning. HUGS- “Healing Under God’s Spirit.” By the gift of My Spirit, I pour My love into your hearts, and that quickens your mortal bodies to life as I embrace you in My everlasting arms.
I love you. And that is the key to loving. First you have to know and believe in the love I have for you. Read Psalm 103 and then look at Jesus and realize what I did for you in Him. I forgave you, healed you, pulled you out of the pit, surrounded you with love and compassion, filled your days with good, so your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. No weapon formed against you will prosper and every tongue raised against you, you will prove false. Your righteousness is from Me. You have no reason to fear. Love loves you and has espoused you forever in an eternal Covenant of love.