Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Love never fails. Faith, hope, and love these three abide but the greatest of these is love. When you come before Me at the end of your life on earth, it is only a life filled with these three that is rewarded. No matter what works were done if they were done without love they mean nothing. And I warned you of this.
Love alone can win the throne. And that is how Jesus won it as the Son of Man. Love makes you an overcomer and more than a conqueror. “Love is as strong as death, its ardor is as inflexible as Sheol; its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD. Many waters cannot quench love, nor will rivers overflow it; if a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, it would be utterly despised.” Song of Songs 8:6-7.
When you walk in perfect love, which casts out all fear, the devil cannot take you down. Nothing can. And that is today’s life lesson in what to do when the devil attacks: “Love never fails.”
The victory that overcomes the world is your faith, but I specify what that faith for all things to work together for good for you who love Me is based upon, and is it simply knowing and believing in the love I have for you and abiding in My love. “We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” 1 John 4:16. And My Holy Spirit through My apostle Paul explains that when you begin to know and believe in this love, which surpasses understanding, you become filled up to all My fullness and I can do far more in you, by My power working in you, then you can ask or imagine.
“That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:17-21.
And what is that power working in you? The power by which I raised Jesus from the dead and seated Him at My right hand as the first born again believer. And I tell you that I raised Him by My Holy Spirit.
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11.
And I have poured out My love into your hearts by the Holy Spirit. Romans 5:5..
Resurrection power is the power of love. It is in love I made you, in love I saved you, and in love I raised you.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:3-6.
Love is interested in finding ways to bless. Love is not interested in tearing down another but in building up every person and making them complete in Christ. Love is interested in saving and prospering. Love is the image and likeness you were created in, for I AM LOVE. And in seeing My Son, you see Me, for He is the radiance of My glory and the exact representation of My nature, and upholds all things by the Word of His power. So when you see Him, you see LOVE in the flesh for He too is LOVE, for He and I are One. I so loved the world that I sent LOVE incarnate so that you will not perish but have eternal life. LOVE did not come to condemn and judge you but LOVE came to save you. And that is what true love does. It does not come to judge, but to save. It does not condone sin, it just takes it away, and offers the same to all who will take LOVE as their Lord.
“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
You cannot find fault and hate another and be living in love. You do not have to love the evil that others do, in fact, love will not permit sin for sin destroys and takes the life of the person in whom it rules for the wages of sin is death and love has nothing to do with death. But you do have to try to rescue others in love, speaking the truth in love, praying for the other, admonishing and exhorting one another, but never wishing harm on another or being rude or offensive. Never call another stupid or good for nothing, that is not constructive to you or them, it only hurts and kills anything that was causing new life to find an entrance to that heart. Being irritated with another will lead you into hatred. When the devil points out another’s faults that are not sins but habits of behavior, you need to shut that down in your mind and refuse to dwell on that. Instead begin thanking Me for the other person and ask Me to make you see them in the light of My Love. This is particularly true of spouses and other family members you must live with for the devil will try to get you irritated with them and to say derogatory or mean remarks about their appearance or way of conducting themselves.
“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?” 1 John 3:15-17.
My commandment is to love. To love Me and love your neighbor. To share the worldly goods I give you with others in need and to lead them to salvation in Jesus. Be interested in others’ interests just as much as your own and you and they will benefit, for I will bless you and the other. I water those who water others.
“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” Luke 6:38.
You cannot love Me and hate what I have made. You can hate what the devil is doing to them, for I hate sin, but I called and love sinners in order that that they may be saved and come to know the truth. While you were still sinners and hostile to Me, My Son came and loved you and died in your place for the sins you have committed against Me so that you could be reconciled with Me. Be an ambassador for Me of reconciliation. Not of alienation. Do good to those who hate you and try to be at peace with others so far as it concerns your part. Never return insult for insult. A calm answer stops escalating anger. Never add fire to a dispute, rather quench it with kindness, not concession but kindness in pointing to the right way. And if you were in the wrong, be quick to acknowledge it and seek reconciliation. Humble yourself in love.
“If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.” 1 John 4:20-21.
This is My commandment, that you believe in the name of My Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded you. The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. You know by this that He abides in you, by the Spirit whom He has given you. 1 John 3:23-24.
And that is the key, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, which brings a host of other good things, such as joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22-23. And He is the Spirit of God, and I AM LOVE so He is the Spirit of LOVE. And being full of the Holy Spirit made Stephen pray to Me to save the souls of the people that were stoning him to death for his preaching of the good news of My Son, Acts 7:60, for he was a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit. Acts 6:5. He did not stop telling the good news of Jesus they needed to hear no matter how much they tried to silence him and make him back down, but he did it with a heart to save them. As he spoke to them there was no malice in him, his face, they noted, had the appearance of an angel of light. Acts 6:15.
When you witness to others, always be acting out of love for Me and for them and you will not be offended if they are not responding kindly, for if they are blinded by and have been taken captive by Satan he will not give up his hold on them easily.
But your being able to love and forgive others will only come when you know how much I love you and have forgiven you. For you who love Me and have taken Jesus as your Lord, I have completely solved the sin problem that was dividing us. In My Son I put your sins as far away from you as the east is from the west. I accounted your sins to Him and gave you His righteousness, which is the righteousness of God. I punished all your sins on Him. They are gone. He took your fault so it is no longer yours. In Him, I have washed you clean and made you a new creation. And I did not stop there, I have given you every spiritual blessing in Heaven in Him, given you all you need for life and godliness, supplied for your needs according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus in advance, have given you the Kingdom, and have given you the gift of eternal life with Me in the glory of Heaven and a new creation of earth and sky free of the curse and filled with the Light of My Love, Glory shining on you.
Love was My advance to you and your response to Me. It was what created you and is now what has redeemed and restored you. And that was all from Me and not from yourself. But the response I seek is faith expressed in grateful love for Me shown in love for others in the way of truth.
And if you are walking in this manner, conscious of My love for you, Satan will not be able to take you from Me in sin. He cannot make you hate when you know My love. He cannot make you do evil to others, even in your thoughts, if you are filled with My Spirit, the Spirit of love.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His [c]only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” 1 John 4:8-14.
The first time the word “love” is mentioned in the Bible is when I asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, I said to Abraham, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.” Genesis 22:2. I spoke of the Father and His love for His only begotten son. I spoke offering the Son as a burnt offering, which was the offering that took away sin. I taught Abraham the gospel ahead of time, he saw the day of Jesus and was glad. Isaac was not Abraham’s only son, but he was the son of the promise, the son of the free born woman. Jesus is the promise I made to Adam and Eve and all their descendants in the Garden of the seed of the woman that would crush the devil’s head, that is, his authority over mankind that Adam had given him. A man gave it and a Man would take it back. And that perfect Man would pay your debt to Me and ransom you as He won back your ability to take up your dominion authority in Him.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3:16-17.
I sent Him as an offering for your sins. And He accepted with joy. To do My Will was His delight. “Then I said, “Behold, I come; in the scroll of the book it is written of Me. I delight to do Your will, O My God; Your Law is within My heart.” Psalm 40:7-8, Hebrews 10:4-10. “By this will you have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:10. For by one offering He has perfected for all time you who are sanctified. Hebrews 10:14. Your sins and offenses I remember no more. Hebrews 10:17. And I have put My Spirit in you and written My law of love in your hearts.
And Jesus endured the cross, despising its shame, for the joy that lay before Him. Hebrews 12:2.
And what was that joy? It is revealed in the second time I mention the word “love” in the Bible. The first mention is the Father’s love for the Son and the offering of the Son as a burnt offering for sin. The second mention is the Son’s love for His bride.
“Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.” Genesis 24:67.
Who is the bride of Christ? The church, His body on earth, and each one of you who believe is a member of it, a member of the Bride of Christ, that He loved and gave Himself for.
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body.” Ephesians 5:25-30.
Nothing in My Word is useless information. It is all about a Father’s heart, a Son’s sacrifice, and a Son’s bride. This mystery is great, but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:32. I am speaking about the love I have for YOU. And when you know and believe in the love I have for you, for a man and his bride become one, and when you join yourself with Me in Christ we become of One Spirit, and that Spirit is love. “That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19.
If you understand these things, happy you will be for you will know that the Kingdom is yours. A bride takes all as her inheritance when her husband dies. Christ has died, Christ has risen, and Christ will come again. And His glorious Bride will be caught up in the clouds to partake in the marriage feast of the Lamb. Make sure you and all your loved ones are at the feast. I do not want even one missing. I sent Jesus to seek out and save the lost and invite you all to the marriage feast that I have prepared for My Son and His bride. Do not let the devil rob you of so great a salvation by making you hate and lose the joy of what lays before you.
“But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39.
I love you beyond love. And what does Love do for you? “Praise the LORD my soul and forget not all His benefits, who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit, who surrounds and crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; who fills your days with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.” Psalm 103:1-5. My love is incomprehensible in the flesh, but the Spirit will help you understand.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom the whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the [m]saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21.