Daily Read – 2 Samuel 4:1-6:23; John 13:31-14:14; Psalm 119:17-32; Proverbs 15:31-32
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
I love you with an everlasting love that has no beginning nor ending. It is unconditional and not based on what you do or don't do. My love flows to you from the Father who sent Me and I personally deliver it from His heart to yours.
My love flows as a river of red from the cross of Calvary and covers all of your sins and the sins of everyone on earth. Because of the love of Father and My love for you, I willingly gave up My life laying it down as a ransom for your salvation.
I exemplified Kingdom love and walked in it while on earth demonstrating the character and nature of My Father. I am the personification of 1 Corinthians 13. This kind of love transcends the natural realm right into the supernatural realm of My Spirit.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another with this same love. The only way this is accomplished is by walking and living out of My Spirit. It is impossible for the unsubmitted soul to operate in this kind of love because it comes from and flows out from your redeemed and blood-washed spirit man.
When you can truly love one another with the same love I have for you, then those in this world will know You belong to Me. Sadly, many in the church have become sounding brass and clanging symbols to those who don't know Me. Their unloving actions speak louder than their empty words and many unsaved stumble as a result.
I would never command you to do something that you are unable to walk out. My love dwells within you because that is where I dwell and it is waiting for release so it can bubble out onto others.
Love is the greatest weapon in your arsenal against the forces of darkness because it totally dismantles evil strategies. Satan tries to divide and conquer My body using strife, contention, and disunity, but when you move in the opposite spirit of love, love conquers him because love conquers all.
Lord Jesus I don't want to be a noisy, clanging symbol full of hot air with no fruit. I want my actions to flow from a place of Your agape, unconditional love. I know this is a powerful weapon and the enemy has absolutely no recourse when I walk in it. Lord, I don't want to operate from my soul allowing anger, resentment, and bitterness to run my life, but rather I want forgiveness, mercy, and Your love to flow from me. I want to love my brothers and sisters in Christ with the same love You lavish on me. Teach me to love as You do, show me how to lay my life down for the sake of others. When pre-Christians look at me, I don't want them to just hear about love, but I want them to see Your miraculous, extravagant love pouring out of my life.
Love one another as I have loved you.
This is not a suggestion, but a command!