Word of the Day January 30,2021 KNITTED TOGETHER IN GOD'S PURE HOLY LOVE! Beloved,
I am so grateful to the Lord for so many things, most of all just for who He is. Even if he never did one thing for us, He is worthy alone to be worshipped and adored because He is. I love the Lord so much and I know you do to. I can't imagine my life apart from him. I wrote it in a prayer the other day if you did not get a change to read it, I may repost it.
God is Love. What an incredible truth to ponder. GOD IS LOVE! He is not almost love, sometimes love, He is PERFECT LOVE. Perfect love cast out all fear, because there is no fear in love.
This morning I want to apprehend Him who has apprehended me. He is our breath, our life, our strength, and surely are ALL IN ALL.
I have no desires to build a ministry or a church, but to love him with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I can never be filled by working for the Lord.
Others may be filled by the work, but I can't be. I can only be completed in Him, knowing him, loving him and to be loved fully by Him.
When I consider the Lord Jesus said, "love one another as I have loved you." What a powerful new commandment that takes precedent over loving your neighbor as yourself."
Love one another as I have loved you? How many of us, how many of his people are allowing the Lord to fill them with that love continually? How many are actively seeking that love to sustain their life every day?
Paul writes these words to us in 1st Corinthians 14:1 AMP "Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest."
Eagerly purse and acquire this love.. make it your aim and great quest. This word comes right after He writes in chapter 13 these words:
If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or [c]in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.
Without dwelling in God's love, being filled with God's love, and letting His love be the power of all we do or say, we are noisy gong, a clanging cymbal, and a useless nobody. These are pretty strong words. I have witnessed in this past few years man's attempt,
churches attempts, ministers attempt to love like this, but in the power of human love and not God's
Many are now going forward to build in the power of human love mixed with God's love, but are not actively pursuing the Lord as their first love and as their first work.
But with that said, we have to ask ourselves have I obeyed the command of the Lord?
First have I made this great love my great aim and my great quest first and above all things? For If I am not, I can not obey his command to love one another as I have loved you. I can only love others in my human love that will fail them.
The full grown sons and daughters of God that he is about to knit together into a wheel within a wheel, Joel's prophetic army will not be knit together half baked with human and God's love in them.
The Human love must be plucked out and replaced with the fullness of God's love. That is what makes this day so exciting in the midst of all the darkness in the world.
God's pure holy love has come to totally finish and complete us. We are going to arise and shine for the "light of His pure holy love" has come and that glory, (His love) shall be seen risen upon us.
Never in the history of mankind has God done what is he is now doing in the hearts of his people. He is here to finish us, complete us and establish us in the fullness of his pure holy love.
I have been in many ministers fellowships where they talk about love, talk about helping each other, but in the end that love and help ends when they have other priorities they think are more important.
It is better to say nothing, offer nothing, then say you are there for them when in reality you are not. I think all of us have failed in this area in the past because of "wanting to love others" but not having the "fullness of His love" in us to do it.
It is human nature of a kind heart to want to help, try to help, but often that help ends because of other needs. God's pure holy love does not fail.
Doesn't that take on a new light in this day in hour? Love never fails. It never gives up. It always things the best of you no matter what. It never fades. It is patient and kind. It never boasts of what it does. LOVE JUST IS ,BECAUSE GOD JUST IS, AND GOD IS LOVE!
There is a move by the enemy to try to prematurely bring the Body of Christ under apostolic leadership that is not yet complete in the revelation of God as love in them. What does love look like? Well, Jesus says it looks like this, "No greater love than this, then a man lay down his life for his friends."
Why did Jesus use those words, because laying down your life for your friends or you neighbor is what in the days of the Lord was called covenant.
My life for your life. If someone attacks or tries to harm you they are attacking and harming me, so I am going to come and stand with you against the enemy as your flesh being my flesh as one family.
Jesus said, Love one another as I have loved you. I tremble at those words because of the "cost and demand" that is in them.
Yes, Beloved in these words are the "constraining power of love" that must be willing to totally give up their life first to God and then to be poured out as a drink offering for others."
I tremble at them because I know God must do a deeper work in my heart for that love to be fully realized in my life, seen in my life, where the reflection of my life is His life fully in me.
I tremble not in fear of God that I will fail, but I tremble at the actual power of God to do it and what He must do to remove every trace of un-love of this dark world that is in me.
His love is a refining fire and fuller soap. His love purifies our motives and intentions to be nothing less than His pure holy love.
I tremble not because of God judging the un-love he has to expose and remove, but because He loves me enough to do it, and He loves you enough to do it in you.
The tremble is what Isaiah felt when he saw the Lord high and lifted up and his train fill the temple. He cried out, " I am undone, I am a man of unclean lips amidst a people of unclean lips."
The Holiness of God's perfect love when you see His face as in a mirror cause that trembling at the awesome splendor of God's pure love and what we look like in the light of that love.
Yet, the Lord loves us so much that he can take a coal from the alter and cleanse our lips. He can reach down his right hand and touch John the beloved in Revelation chapter 1 to be able to stand before Him in that perfect love and holiness.
That is what why I tremble by that love this morning. It makes me see the light of Jesus command to love one another as I have loved you in such a deeper light.
Are we standing in His love to receive the length, the breath, the height and width of it as Paul write to the Ephesians? Are we rooted and grounded, with our roots going down deep in that love, or are we rooting our relationship with God by working for him?
I will never forget the words God spoke to me, "Henry, what I am making you is far more valuable then anything you will ever do for me."
I knew a man once who God caught up into the third heaven. The man did not see God, but the Godhead revealed themselves to him.
The Father started the conversation first to His son, "My son, all that I am, all that I have, and all that I ever will be is yours, I love you.
That man fell on his face like a dead man and was overwhelmed in the glory of that love, he wept for almost 40 minutes. After 40 minutes went by the Son said exactly the same thing to the Father. The man was undone even more.
40 minutes later the Father and Son, said the same exact words to the Holy Spirit, and again the man was undone.
40 minutes later the Holy Spirit replied the same exact words back to the Father and Son. The man then understood that God was revealing himself as the perfect family, each part supplying what the other needed with the giving of their entire person to the other, nothing held back.
I don't think you can imagine the overwhelming pure holy love that was being revealed to this man. That man like Isaiah was undone.
Then finally after another 40 minutes, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit spoke to this man and said, "Man...his name.. all that we have, all that we are, and all that we ever will be is your, we love you."
Can any of us imagine what that must of been like for this man? Pure Holy Love manifested Himself to this man and gave to this man all they were, pure unlimited love.
I want to remind you of Jesus words now, Love one another as I have loved you? How many people are seeking and making this love their great aim and quest.
Many are seeking his love for power, miracles, sign and wonders to win people for the Lord, with little desire to know that love for themselves. They have grown complacent in his saving love alone and not the fullness of His love of who He is.
After another 40 minutes this man that was caught up in the glory love of God could only cry out, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, all that I am, all that I have, and all that I ever will be is yours.
That man testified he was undone and it changed his life forever. How could it not? For this was the answer to Jesus prayer in John 17.
"Father the glory that you have given Me, I give them that they be one as we are one. I in you, you in me and they in us that they would be perfectly united."
Perfect love perfectly unites us in Him and then with one another. "no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"
Much of what we call love or unity is built upon work bond relationships to advance the kingdom. It is the working together that binds us to each other.
Yet, we can work together and say we love each other, and yet not dwell in the pure holy love of God. Usually the love only last if we agree to work together for out of sight is out of mind.
In my humble opinion that kind of unity is based in human love of trying to love each other instead of the power of love to truly love each other as Jesus loves us.
Love bond relationships are birthed by the man's testimony that I shared with you. In that experience was the words "working for me" mentioned as the basis of that love?
No Beloved it was not. It was unconditional sacrificial love that gave its all for the other as the perfect family and then inviting us in to that same perfect love as their family.
Love one another as I have loved you. How can I do that without experiencing it, living in it, and actively making that love my great aim and quest?
I can not give what is not worked in me or only to the degree it is worked in me and that is why there is so much un-love still in the church.
To try to bring the Body of Christ together without making the focus knowing and living in the fullness of God's love individually and collectively is doomed to fail.
The unity and love will be about working together and not truly loving together in the power of the pure holy love that man experienced in God's glory.
I shared that man's testimony to reveal what being knitted together looks like. When the Father said those words to His son they were knitted together as one. When the Son said those words to the Father, they were knitted as one.
When the Holy Spirit said those words back to the Father one, Perfect love was shown knitted together as one. The Lord our God is one God perfectly knitted together and revealed in 3 persons, the perfect family.
Then the Perfect Love, the Godhead reached down to this man and extended that perfection of that love to him. In that perfect love what did they offer.. all that I am, all that I have, and all that I ever will be is yours, we love you.
It is in those words all.. all.. all that I have, am and will ever be that was laying the fullness of their unlimited love and life to a man.
Why? To knit this man together with them to be one. The father and son in the man, the man in the father in the son by the power of the Holy Spirit perfectly united.
This is the Glory of God. This is the Glory of God's perfect love He is here to complete in all those that will make this love their great aim and quest.
This is the true love and unity of the work of the Holy Spirit that calls us up into the fullness of His love to be one with Him. Every man or woman who responds to pursue that love receives that love.
It is in that love, that love alone, the love of all that I am, all that I have, and all that I ever will be is yours that the Body of Christ, the many member can be formed into a kingdom of Kings and Priests to our God.
It is only the experiencing the depth, the width, the breath and heigh of God's love with our roots going down deep in that love can we be knitted together as one full grown body of Christ as full grown sons and daughters of God.
It is only experiencing this deep love bond with God can His glory be seen risen upon us for the nations to come to?
This love is not a theory or an attempt to love each other, it is the reality of God being revealed in us as Love. God is love!
Beloved it is only in the continual abiding in that love, seeking to be loved by God this way and loving God this way can we ever be knitted together with him for his end time purposes and for eternity.
Let us now settle for the mixture of human love and God's love and then try to build something for the Lord that is doomed to fail. Let us take the time to know Him! Let us take the time to see him. Let us take the time to live in love, abide in love so we can willingly obey his commands.
What command, to love one another as I have loved you. We can not do that without knowing and being filled perfectly with God, pure holy love every moment of the day.
We must make this our great quest and our aim. We must seek ye first the Kingdom of God's pure holy love, and the righteousness of his pure holy love and then all these things will be added unto us.
I wonder if God's people could pause, lay down their work for God, and ask one question? Lord, is seeking your face, making your love my first priority, is it my great aim and pursuit or is working for you first?
Could you imagine the change that would come if we could ask this one question for our life and family.
Perfect love cast out all fear, there is no fear in love and God is love!
I am going to end this post with Paul's prayer in chapter 3 in Ephesians. I pray we will experience the Lord's glory realm as the man whose testimony I shared met the Lord.
I pray we will experience God's pure holy love to the place we can willingly and loving give God the one thing He desires from us. All that we are, all that we have, and all that we ever will be is yours, I love you.
Selah my brothers and sisters in Christ,
14 For this reason [[d]seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name].
16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].
17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, [e]through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses [f]mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] [g]unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and [h]become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—
21 To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).