Attribute of God’s Love


Our definition of love is limited. There is a degree to which we understand love as a result of the love we house. We can not fully understand love until we come to the day of God because the path of the just shines brighter unto the perfect day, which is the day of God (Pro. 4:18). As the light shines brighter and brighter, our understanding of love increases. We can not take the light of God in the state we are in because of our darknesses. If the light of God is given to us it will bllind us. As light shines and our darknessess are done away with, we can accommodate more light. The light of Christ blinded the physical eyes of Paul and the pharasical eyes of Paul.

 

Paul never alluded to the law because the light of Christ had blinded the pharisaical eyes in the soul of Paul. The question here is, if the light of Christ could do this much in a soul, how much more will the light of God’s day do? The light of God's day ministers salvation. We would fully comprehend love when we fully comprehend God. God gave love its definition so to understand it, we would need to journey to the definition He gave. We can only understand love with the eyes of God because He is the only one that can teach us what love is (1 Thess. 4:9). Love is kept in the tidings of God.

 

Everything in christendom is love but this does not mean we have fully comprehended it because love is in different degrees. By the time we approach the perfect day, our minds must have been upgraded to God’s judgement else we wouldn’t accept the definition of love at that degree. To love one’s neighbour as oneself is still love at a low light because self is not the standard. As a matter of fact some people do not love themselves, how then can they love another. This is why God gave a new commandment after the law of Christ which is to love one another as Christ has loved us (Jn. 13:34). Christ loved us and laid down His life for us, so also we ought to love and lay down our lives for our brothers (1 Jn. 3:16). The call to lay down one’s life for one’s brother is still in the realm of Christ.

 

One thing that can sharpen our spiritual discernment is obedience to the commandment of love. At every level of light, God’s commandment narrows down to the issue of love; love is the manner of God. In teaching it to man they start at the lowest levels. If we truncate the progression of the teachings of love, we will never arrive at the peak of love. Jesus taught God as love. In the realm of Christ we are taught to lay down our lives for our brother. This death is not the physical departure from our bodies but it is by the commandments that God gives us. We do not know how to lay down our lives until we are taught, if we do it on our own accord, we would take glory for it.

 

Our lives still hang on to things. So when we are asked to lay down our lives, instructions will be given concerning the putting away of the things we love. It will take us going out of convenience to minister to one another. In the course of laying down our lives, the Holy Ghost will teach us how to do it and it will be done gradually and progressively. God will not ask us to lay down our ‘Isaac’ when we have not let go of ‘Ishmael’.

 

The first course is our neighbour (Mk. 12:31), the next is our brother (1 Jn. 3:16) and the last is our enemy (Matt. 5:44). There is something about laying down our lives for our enemy that makes us perfect (Matt. 5:48). We must understand that it is not about our enemies but about our hearts. If we do not love our enemies, we would not be able to comprehend the realm of God’s love. It is also possible that if we fail to love our enemies we would eventually call God an enemy. God’s love is the love that is as strong as death (Sos. 8:6-7). The realm of God’s love is the realm of death. We cannot exhaust the learning of God’s love on earth, it will take eternity to reveal it.

 

Kenneth E. Hagin described the eyes of the Lord as deep wells of love. The realm of God is often defined as having depths we cannot reach while that of Christ is often described as unsearchable (Rom. 11:33-36). God is the God of glory. There are things that constitute the glory of God. The glory of God is not just an outshining, rather, there are substances that are within the glory light. God’s love has substances. It is these substances that God is rich in. God is rich in mercy (Eph. 2:4) and grace (Jn. 1:14). There is the grace allocation for the curriculum of learning of Christ. This is what Paul often used to greet the churches. There is also the mercy allocation of Christ. One of the things that mercy does is open our eyes. The fullness of grace and mercy is understood when we come to the throne.

 

The substances of God’s love are mercy and grace; “The Lord God merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth” (Ex 34:6). When we say ‘God is rich in mercy’ we are saying the stature of God is mercy. There is something about mercy and perfection, this is why the High Priest is a stature of mercy. If He is not merciful, He will not be faithful. The powers of the throne are mercy, grace, longsuffering. Psalm 86:15 shows us the attributes of God's light in that God is “full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth”.

 

The light of the day of God is to change our hearts to be like God's heart. What God calls throne is the way His heart is set. Death is an arrangement that is why it is a throne. It is so arranged that one cannot find out or escape the arrangement of the operations of death. Thrones are heart arrangements. If one is called to sit on the throne of God without having the same disposition of heart that God does, such a person is not really seated on the throne of God. Whosoever has God’s heart has God’s throne. Jesus is like God, He has the same disposition of heart that God has. The Lord does not let go of any soul, He saves to the uttermost (Heb. 7:25, Matt. 18:12-14, Lk. 15:3-7). We are humanly incapacitated to save anyone, the Lord is the saviour of all.

 

Lucifer is one being that can never be saved because he never sought it. Iniquity was found in his heart as a result of trafficking that took place in his heart over a long stretch of time. We can know this by how our Lord Jesus related to Judas. Even though the Lord knew who Judas was, He kept him close with the intent to save him. He exercised compassion and long suffering towards him until he willingly left. The Lord will not tell us to do something He has and is not doing. God has never and will never break the code of love. The love of Christ constrains and imprisons us (2 Cor. 5:14). God’s love is also God’s vengeance (Isa. 61:2). Love saves and can war just to save a soul. It is in the day of God’s vengeance that God will also reward those in zion.

 

As the tidings of God is being declared, judgement is also being measured out. God will be judging laws that have held us bound; laws of sin and death. The Lord’s intent is to make us free and save us. The day of salvation is the day of God’s love. May God enable us to understand the love of Christ so that we can understand the love of Christ that passes human understanding. The love of Christ will soothe the soul to embrace the love of God. This is because the love of God will incise our hearts to take out wrong laws that have been entrenched therein. These are the days of the vengeance of God; these are the days of the love of God. 

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