TEXT: 1John 4:16-17
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
God is love. Love is not just a characteristic of God; it is His nature. If therefore you are born again, love is your nature which is superior to every other nature. Refusing to live in love is refusing or denying your very nature and identity. Today, I want to show you two reasons why you must live a life of love as a child of God.
If you live a life of love, you’d manifest Divine Dominion and authority consistently. Whatever dominion we have over the enemy is a matter of authority not power. Cars will stop at the signal of a traffic warden not because he has the power to make them stop, but because they recognize that the State, which is greater than everyone has put the authority to determine the behavior of the traffic in that traffic warden. The devil flees from us when we resist him in Jesus Name because he recognizes the authority invested in our new identity in Christ. Walking in love is putting on and living by your true Identity. If, however you refuse to walk in love, you are denying your true identity. If you can deny your identity, why will the devil, the accuser of the brethren not undermine your identity and your dominion.
Furthermore, it is only the labour of love that has an assurance of reward (1Cor 15:58, Heb 6:10). No matter how pius your service may be, if it is not love propelled and love driven, I’m afraid it is not unto God and God cannot accept or cannot reward it! (2Cor 13:1-3). The truth is that someone else is your master if you offer any service without love. That person is the devil. That is why many people wait in vain for rewards that will never come! How do you expect God to pay you when you are not His staff? Can you now see why Jesus will say to some people, “depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity?” (Luke 13:27). They performed miracles and people saw them as serving God but Jesus does not have them in his pay role. They were ghost workers! Or better put, they were workers or staff of Iniquity
If you have decided to operate in love, then “Let your love be perfectly sincere”. (Romans 12:9 WMTH). God sees the heart and that is why we must never do anything by pretext before Him. Everything is naked before him “…all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb 4:13). Finally, beloved, if you are not serving love you are not serving God for God is love.
- Father thank you for your life and nature is in me
- I am a creature of love. I walk in a genuine and unfeigned love. I love the unlovable. I show the love of God in words and in action. I receive grace to walk in love always
- Father, cause my spirit soul and body to be yielded to the motions of love
- Father teach time to walk always in love
- Father cause your church to be grounded and rooted in love; to know and experience every dimension of your love and as such be filled with the fullness of God
- Father let love reign in our nation in Jesus Name