Friday, December 4, 2015


Words of Prophecy:
*       Divine faith is a product of Divine love. A  desire and a seeking after "self-sufficiency" is the product of a "natural" faith working through a "human" love [love of self].

*       There is no such thing as "righteous motivation" [towards Me or towards others] apart from divine love.

*       One can "never" walk in love based solely upon their "good intentions". For one to truly abide in love they must continually "allow" My Spirit to shed abroad "divine love" within their heart. It is only as one obeys the "command" to guard their heart with all diligence that they shall have the "assurance" that they are indeed walking in love - and, thus, fulfilling My commandment to "love one another" at all times.

*       Having been "loved" by Divine Love one can never settle for the "emotional gratification" and attachment that many attempt to define as "love".

*       The  "reciprocal" action of a fleshly "emotional" attachment is a holy cleaving unto one another in the Spirit of Love which, in reality, is a "cleaving" unto Christ. As each of My children "live and move and have their being in Me" - and, thus, as they seek only to carry out My Will, moment to moment - then surely those who are "seeking" Me shall cleave unto them, not for any other reason than that they are one with Me. There is a distinct difference between cleaving unto one in fear and selfishness and cleaving unto one in faith [love].
"cleave" - to stick fast;  adhere: with, to; to be faithful: with, to;

        ...."This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends".... John 15:12-13 NASB

        ...."Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited [arrogant and inflated with pride]; it is not rude [unmannerly] and does not act unbecomingly. Love [God's love in us] does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]".... 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a The Amplified Translation
        Why do some believers find it so difficult to enter into the concept of Divine Love? Because if they are entangled [maybe even bogged down] in human relationships operating on a soulish level, it hinders [limits]their understanding of an ardent, holy Love that transcends earthly perspectives - and, in fact, it becomes far from their normal way of thinking. We only need to consider Jesus' life [and especially His death]to recognize that Divine Love is passionate, selfless, powerful and all-consuming - and built on a foundation of humility [an absolute faith in {and dependence upon} God]. Jesus is the Supreme Lover who communicates with us on an unfathomable [immeasurable, boundless] level - Spirit to spirit and deep to deep. The 'Song of Solomon' reflects this fervent Love between Jesus and His Bride:

        ...."Seal me in your heart with permanent betrothal, for love is strong as death and jealousy is as cruel as Sheol. It flashes fire, the very flame of Jehovah. Many waters cannot quench the flame of love, neither can the floods drown it".... Song of Solomon 8:6-7a [Living Bible].
"apprehend"- to grasp the meaning of; understand, especially intuitively; perceive;

        This Love that propelled Christ to the Cross is both available and necessary in our lives for us to honour the Lord in our relationships. Soulish attachments based on our own emotions simply won't do. The Father wants us to both understand [apprehend] and enter into His supernatural, pure and Divine Love - again, a Love that operates on a level far above the experience of earthly [human - soulish] love. It is possible by the Grace of God and the empowering of His Holy Spirit to first love God and THEN others with the Love that was demonstrated at Calvary. Firstly, it requires a laying down of one's self [of one's demands, rights, expectations and desires in a relationship] and, secondly, it requires a faithful, compassionate Love [which is only available through the Spirit of God - Who is the Spirit of Love], a giving of one's very being to the other - for their benefit, alone. Divine Love operates on a completely different "plane" from the selfishness [self-will and self-serving] of normal "human" friendships [relationships] - without exception.

        Jesus loves with a Love that far surpasses anything we can ever reach in our "own" strength and understanding - and we are called to build relationships along those lines - and along those lines, alone. Divinely empowered, Holy Spirit inspired: the Love of God is truly a precious and holy thing. It must be clearly understood by every believer that it is indeed possible to walk above earthly attachments and love somebody with the holy Love of God that He puts within us. This is the ONLY kind of Love that can enable us to love our enemies and those used to persecute us. The joy of a relationship [with God and with man] built on the bedrock of Divine [totally selfless] Love has no bounds! Both to give and to receive within the compass [limits or range]of such a friendship is a blessing of immeasurable worth. It is literally Heaven on earth!

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