Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:15-16.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

You got it! All is there for you that you need for life and godliness, All is prepared for you in advance on the path of good deeds that I have created you for and fashioned you for in Christ Jesus.

But you must understand that I supply these for you in the Spirit and that is where you must go to draw them into your soul, body and all the area around you. You have them in your spirit if you are born again by My Word in receiving My Son as your Lord, but you access them by faith. They are yours by grace but you take them by faith. And the spirit of faith is to believe in your heart (and faith in Me comes from hearing and hearing My Word, especially the good news of salvation in Christ), speak with your mouth (My Words of victory, healing, and confident assurance of good), and do what My Word directs you to do (which will give you great peace and rest in Me).

The spirit of fear operates the same way, you embrace the lie of the devil in your heart, (by allowing his lie to become your meditation), you speak it with your mouth (in complaining, speaking the dreaded outcome instead of My promises of a good outcome), and you act in accordance with whatever evil thing that you have allowed to grow in your heart (even though it has tormented you).

But today I want to talk with you about something that is very basic but many people miss this and wonder why their blessing is hindered, why it is not manifesting in their lives. Many just give up and suppose that I am “yes” and “no,” but I am never anything but “yes” in blessing, healing, prospering, protecting, delivering, and saving you.

But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no. For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him. For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:18-20.

Faith works by love. In fact, everything works by love, for I am Love and I made everything from out of Myself. Everything I made was made in, with, and for love. So if your life is not working as it should, it is time to see if you are thinking, talking, and walking in love.

So today I want to talk to you about love because many are seriously deficient in this area. And when you deficient in anything you need to add more of it into your body, life, or in what you are making. You must feed on love to cure your deficiency in this area.

How do you feed on love? In My Kingdom you give to receive. You plant seed to harvest. And the more generous you are the more you receive.

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.

The more love you give, the more love you will receive love

He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.

You have to make sure you are defining love as I do. I am not talking about what people mean when they say they are in love in the sense they are physically attracted to another, though that can lead to a wonderful relationship of love, but I am talking about loving those who offend and hate you. The love I am talking about spotlights on you. What you are thinking about others and yourself, what you are saying about others and yourself, and what you are causing to happen to others and yourself by your words and works.

Love never harms the neighbor, love never desires the death of or to take revenge upon another, love gives forgiveness. Love builds another up to be the member of the body of Christ they should be so all the members function together as a whole, building up one another as you grow in love until you reach the full stature of your head, Christ.

Love covers a multitude of sins. Love speaks the truth, but it speaks it to the person and does not malign others behind their backs to cause scandal.  Love does not expose people’s sins to the public or gossip and tattle to others about them. Joseph did not do that when he found Mary was with child. He did not want to expose her to the penalty of the law and sought to keep it private. But I sent My angel to that loving man and let him know he had been chosen to care for and nurture My Word made flesh as his long awaited Messiah and that he was living he fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah that a virgin would be with child and that child would be “God with us.” And His Name was to be “Yeshuah,” that is, “Jesus,” for He would save His people from their sins.

You often judge people as sinners by what you think you know from seeing them, but you could find out later, as Joseph did about Mary, you entirely misjudged. You could be looking at someone who is actually innocent of what you are accusing him or her of in your thoughts and, worse yet, sharing your conjectures with others so that they too see that person has having sinned. The Pharisees called Jesus a sinner for healing on Shabbat, which was not the case for Jesus only did the works I showed Him to do, so in calling Him a sinner that was what they were calling Me.

Whatever you do to the least of your brethren you do to Me.

I never ask you to do something I do not define, so when I tell you that all should know you as My disciples by the love you have for one another and to love one another from your heart, you know I tell you how you do that.

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.

So you see here, the love I am talking about here originates in your spirit and not in your flesh. It is a love that is not based on another’s behavior as determinative of whether you are going to walk in love or not. It is based on your integrity and your gentleness of heart. It has nothing to do of whether their behavior is right or wrong, it has to do with how you react to it. Do you correct them by speaking the truth in love to edify them and build them to a better life or do you yell offensive words at them, treat them rudely, and talk about them with malice? Are you angry with people in your heart and have not let that go? This will hinder your prayers and you ability to receive. Bitter roots will close the door of your heart to the blessings I have sent from above to solve your problems so that they are all stacked up outside the door into your life. The minute you repent and change your thoughts, however, you will be surprised at the flood of blessings and answers to your prayers that pour in.

“Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.” Mark 11:25-26.

Why is that? You may be thinking that you are already forgiven by Me by the blood of My Son so how could this be? Do not just look at one or two verses of the Bible without checking out the reason I say something that may seem contradictory to My Word.

The truth is that you are forgiven by the finished substitutionary work that Jesus did to take your sins on Himself and bear your punishment so that  you are free of them. And that is for all who will receive Him so that you authorize Me to apply that to your life by faith. You must accept and receive a gift to benefit from it. And I forgive you only one way, by the Blood of Jesus and that Blood not only paid Me but paid you for any harm or abuse done to you as well.

But there is also the spiritual law that as you judge I must use that same standard back to judge you. And if you are refusing to forgive yourself or others it means that you are telling Me the Blood is not enough. Be careful about this, for you may not intend to do so, but you are dishonoring Me. Be grateful that Jesus died for you and treat it with reverence and awe for so great a foundation.

To be able to walk in love My Word has to have engaged your heart. Until your life has become a love affair with Me, your audience of one, it will not be filled with love and victory.

And once you are in Jesus by faith, you are part of His body, the church upon earth. And what you have to discern is that the members of a body will not function perfectly as they should  if the members are fighting with each other.

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another. Galatians 5:13-15.

Not tearing each other apart but building each other up in love until the whole body is functioning in perfect flow with the Head.

In accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 19-23.

You who believe in My Son and come to Me through Him are all united as one body on earth, doing the work of the Kingdom as directed by your Head. The Head is what makes your body move, your body decides nothing of where to go or what to do without your head directing but similarly your head cannot go anywhere without your body responding to its directives. It is good when your body does not object to getting up early nor try to keep you from going to work. Your body must do what the head directs or you have disunity of purpose and that will accomplish nothing.

When I directed Abraham to do something he got to the point that he knew Me so well, that he immediately stopped whatever he was doing and did what I asked of him immediately. That is the proper way for the entire body to live, on the alert to go as the head directs.

And remember, you are not on your own, the body must work together to function at its maximum in the earth. Do not malign your brethren, share your joy with them and work with them to lead them to a life in Christ of love.

Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:15-16.

I love you. And that is why I made you, saved you, redeemed you, and give you My Word to put in your mouth. Learn how to love from Jesus and you will always walk in Love. Forgive and forget and move on in newness of life. Love, true love, gives you joy all the day.