• on January 20, 2015

THE LOVE AGENDA

PASTOR DAVID NKENCHOR
The subject of discourse is superior in importance to our Salvation unto Full Redemption. Unarguably, the giver exists before and is greater than the gift, just as Love exists before and births the provision for man’s redemption. Love is the totality of God expressed towards humanity.
It should be of no wonder that God is referred to as Love – 1 John 4:7-8 (KJV) “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God”.He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is Love.(Explain the reverse…)
It is scriptural and logical therefore to alternate Love for God and vice-versa, as they mean one and the same.
*God / Love expressed as Jesus Christ– Jn1: 1-4 (KJV)“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men”.
*vs 14 (KJV) “And the Word (God/Love)was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth”.
vs 10 (TLB) “But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came
1 John 1:1-3 (KJV) “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ”.
vs 10 (TLB) “But although he made the world, the world didn’t recognize him when he came
Heb 1:3a “Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person
1 Tim3:16 (KJV) “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory
So then, Jesus Christ is God personified;Therefore, Jesus Christ is LOVE personified
1 Jn3:1a”Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: + Jn3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”.
The manner of God / Love expressed = His Son (Jesus Christ)
*John 4:24 (NLT) “For God (Love) is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”
*Jn 14:16-17 (KJV) “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for hedwelleth with you, and shall be in you”.
vs 26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you”.
15:26”But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” Why me and not the Father???
  God / Love expressed as The Holy-Spirit
*It connotes that one has to be in His realm and nature to become Love and interaction with God (Love) can only be in the Spiritual dimension.
So therefore, Love = God = The Word = Jesus the Christ = The Holy Spirit / The Spirit.
1Jn5:7 “there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
What really is All this About???
WHO THEN ARE WE?
Rom 6:5”For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection”
1Jn3:24b “And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given”
1Jn4:13”Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit”.
vs 15”Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in Him, and he in God
Jn 1:11-12 (KJV) “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”
Rom. 8:14”For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God”
1Jn 4:17b (AMP/KJV) “…because as He is, so are we in this world”.
Now that we have been born of His Spirit (Love), it implies We are LOVE by nature, i.e. Love made Flesh.
*So, no genuine believer or gathering of genuine believers in Christ Jesus should believe or vocalize that “He or she does not have love” or “There is no love in their midst”because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” Rom5:5.
The above referred statement(s) is an indication of “LOST IDENTITY / IDENTITY CRISIS”
WE HAVE TO GROW / BE PERFECTED IN LOVE: 1Jn4:18 (… he that feareth … perfect in love
Mt.5:48”Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”
Rm.12:2, 1Cor13:10, Col1:28, 2Tim3:17, James1”4b
*SO NOW, HOW DO WE RETAIN, GROW AND BE PERFECTED IN (LOVE) OUR NATURE?
2 Cor. 3:18 – Continuous consciousness, focus, meditation/reflection and living by His word (Him)
– Eph. 4:15-16 – Speaking the truth in Love (our Godly nature) one to another
– 1Cor.12:1-30, Eph. 4:8, 11-13 – Maximizing His gifts in His body
– 1Cor. 12:31; 13:3-10, 12-13 (KJV, Amp.) – Walking in the reality of our True Nature
– 2Tim3:16”Being given to doctrine, reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness:
– 1Thess5:16-22 *Rejoice Always; *Pray Ceaselessly; *Don’t quench the Spirit by despising prophesies, however, proof everything and hold fast to the Good;
– 2Pet1:4-8” Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”
CONCLUSIVELY:
2 Peter 1:10”Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

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