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.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
Joy and fear are incompatible. You cannot have joy if you are in fear. If you are in fear, you are not strong. If you have joy you are strong. Fear makes you unproductive, hidden away in the dark. Joy makes you fruitful and out in the light.
So if you want to have joy, you have to get rid of fear. You have to cast that spirit out. But how can you do that if you are in a very threatening situation, such as litigation against you, an illness that has been declared terminal, a foreclosure on your home, or severe pain?
There is an answer. And it will work to not only get the fear out but also to make what seemed would come to a disastrous end to instead end up in an awesome miracle.
And herein lies your answer: “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 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. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:15-19.
Love, that is, knowing My love for you, is the answer, perfect (teleios (τέλειος): having reached its end, i.e. complete, mature, fully developed) love casts out all fear. Before you can have complete trust in every situation, no matter how hopeless it appears, that it will come out according to My promises for your good, you must know and believe in the love I have for YOU.
And knowing My love for you comes from abiding in Me. 1 John:15. And how do you do that? You abide in Me and I in you if My Words abide in you, then you can ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7. If My Words abide in you it means you are meditating on them day and night, reading them, hearing them, and speaking them. And that means, you know My promise of healing by knowing My Word, and you are not afraid of illness or pain because you know My love will not allow you to stay like that but will heal you, in fact, that you are already healed by His bloody scourges and He already bore your sicknesses and pains, so they are no longer yours but taken by the one who loves you. You can then just reach out and receive them and enforce them by the faith working by knowing My love.
A joyful end to every situation in your life can only come by faith and faith works by love. You must believe that I will do what seems impossible for you and you will only believe that if you know and believe in My love for you. Many people will agree that nothing is impossible for Me, but few have absolute confidence that I will do the impossible for them. Why? They do not know and believe the unfathomable depts of the greatness of My unconditional love for you.
When Lazarus their brother was attacked by a serve illness, Martha and Mary sent word to Jesus that the one He loved was sick. They believed in His love and His ability to heal. And Jesus simply said that the “This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” John 11:4. And I tell you that Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. John 11:5. But He was on assignment where He was and He was confident in My love, so He stayed two days longer where He was and then went up to where Mary and Martha lived.
When He got there they had given up hope for Lazarus had died and had been in the tomb four days. But nothing is impossible for Me and Jesus loved them, just as I love every one of you, and there was no way I would let Lazarus life be taken prematurely.
And just as Jesus had spoken and never changed His declaration of faith, the sickness did not end in death but in My glory—an awesome demonstration of My goodness, My power, and My presence. Resurrection power, which is there in and for all of you who believe in Jesus.
For in this is love, not that you have loved Me, but that I have loved you and sent My Son to be the propitiation for your sins. 1 John 4:10.
But I demonstrate My own love toward you in that while you were yet sinners and defying Me to My face, I sent Jesus to die for your sins so that you could be free of sin and have eternal life. In Christ I reconciled you to Myself, not counting your sins against you but accounting them all to Him. MUCH MORE then, having now been justified by His blood, you shall be saved from the wrath through Him. For if while you were enemies I reconciled you to Myself through the death of My Son, much more, having been reconciled, you shall be saved through His life in you and for you. Romans 5:8-10.
When you get to the point where you know that in every situation, no matter how dire it looks or how long it has been that way, I will make it work out for your good then your love has been perfected and fear has not place in you at all. In fact, you will just smile and laugh at it. For you know in whom you have believed that He is love. Love for you.
And My love for you manifests in that I planned you from everlasting to everlasting. And I loved you before you were born. And I delight to be with the children of men. I made you and formed you in My image and according to My likeness. You were born out of Me. Out of My heart. I made a beautiful universe just for you. And I planned Kingdom of Heaven for you. “Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 25:34.
You who have returned home to Me in Christ are My family and I give you My Name. And you are all part of the body of Christ, those believers already in My Kingdom and you on earth. And there is joy in belonging to a family, an enterprise bigger than yourself that is there for you, available day and night.
This is the reason many join in gangs and other groups that give them family and a sense of security and acceptance by their peers but when the purpose is sin, there is no true love there. The wages of sin is death and love is not involved in death but in life and peace. Love makes beautiful. Every where I am becomes beautiful with the beauty of holiness. I made a beautiful universe for you to richly enjoy. Sin makes ugly and trashes the beauty I made. But Jesus showed you what I do with the works of the devil, which are sin, I undo them and beautify you with Salvation. I clothe in the beauty of Jesus. I gave Him to you so you could live your life through Him.
“By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9.
Paul prayed you would know the infinite riches of My love for you: “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom 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 believers 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 3:14-19. When you know and believe in My love for you, you fill up so full of Me, of My divine life, which is grace, you have no room for fear! Perfected love casts out all fear.
Know that I am able to do far more abundantly beyond all that you ask or think, according to the power that works within you. And what is that power. My power. Love. It is the strongest force of all. Not even death and the grave can stop it. It is stronger than death.
Love, true love, is what everyone is seeking to be happy and yet it cannot be seen or held in your hands in the sense of it being a tangible physical reality that you can examine with a microscope or find its source in the human body. People show a heart as a symbol of love so they acknowledge it generates from within and not from the brain but from your inner self. The hidden man of the heart. Love is of the spirit, for I am Spirit and I am love.
There is joy in love. Joy in being loved and joy in giving love. You were created in love, by love, through love, and with love. Love is who I am and love is who you are. A life without love is no life at all.
Love. What is it? It is the very essence of who I am. I am love. What does that mean? I think only in love, I talk only in love, and I walk only in love. There is no darkness in Me and only good things and perfect gifts flow from Me. And love reaches out to do good, to heal, to provide, to protect, to forgive, and to bless.
But what does love look like and where do you find the perfect love that will take away all your fears of lack, sickness, sin, being alone, being rejected, being misunderstood, and of anything else evil that would enter into your life? There is One who is love manifest in the flesh and it is Jesus. And I so love you I gave Him to you so that you would never perish but have eternal life.
In Him you see Me in action among you as one like you. And what did love do? Healed the sick, raised the dead, gave sight to the blind, supplied abundance where there was lack, forgave sins, set the captives and the oppressed free, and did not reject any who came to Him. He always had time for you. He died for you so that you could have eternal life. And He would go to any lengths to find the lost and give them new life. He came to serve you and not to be served, to give His life for you. And He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Love makes the world a fascinating place. No love makes it a barren wasteland. Love makes life an adventure. No love makes life burdensome toil. Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her. Genesis 29:20.
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.
I am Love and Jesus is Love and the Holy Spirit is Love. We are One. And when you are in Jesus, you are in Me and I in you as well, and the Holy Spirit as well. Abiding in Love.
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.
I love you. I did not spare My own Son, but delivered Him over for you all, how will I not also with Him freely give you all things? Romans 8:32. Rest in My love. Live in the light of My love and there nothing is impossible, nothing is beyond the reach of Love. Remember, Lazarus had been in the tomb four days but that was no obstacle to love raises up and making all things beautiful in their time. Love never says “too late.” I make all things new. And that is joy that no one can take from 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.