From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
. human love is of the flesh. human love can prove to be deadly. haven’t all of our wounds been the result of love gone bad? human love? gone bad? look inside yourself. check and see!
. …the first verse of the song set the tone and the message of the song.
. this is God’s way: this is God’s divine order:
. Deuteronomy 6:5. Matthew 22:37-40. Thou shalt Love the Lord Thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. This is the FIRST and great commandment. And the SECOND is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
. make no mistake about it. the Love Revival starts with Loving God. God First. God IS Love. this ‘revival’, this ‘restoration’ begins with a ‘renewal’, a ‘refocusing’, our love on Him. first.
. then HE perfects that love.
. 1John 4: 17,18. herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
. these scriptures are speaking of the fear of judgement.
. perfect. Strongs #5046-5048. 5056. complete. applications of labour, growth, mental and moral character. completeness. of full age, man, perfect. completeness. perfection, perfectness, to complete, i.e. (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consumate (in character): consecrate, finish, fulfill, make perfect. completion, i.e. (of prophecy) verification, or (of expiation) absolution. perfection.
. that all sounds like 7 to me!
. if you are aiming for 30 fold, or even 60 fold, maybe the completing process might not be so extensive.
. if you are aiming at just the nominal, barely get by, and still have your own way in this life, and you feel like you can do things your way, have at it.
. but to those that would be headed for the throne, overcomers, worshipers, Sons, king/priests, 100 fold, completed, 7nd, it will cost you.
. it will cost you the human love that is so strong in you. your human love for yourself. your human love for others, and other things.
. he that loveth mother or father more than me…
. he that loveth son or daughter more than me…
. he that loveth his own life shall lose it…
. he that cometh after me, and hate (love less) not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple….count the cost…lest he not be able to finish…all mock him…so likewise , whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
. it will cost you your life. it will cost you your unsanctified love for money, for houses and lands, for everything and everybody that you love more than God. including yourself.
. Love for the Father, first. obedience to the Father, first. at the expense of anything and everything that He asks of you.
. this First Love for, and obedience to, the Father, then, is the place, the only place, that Philadelphia, brotherly Love, can come from. true brotherly Love. true Love for the brethren.
. this Perfect Love doesn’t turn, is not capable of turning, into hate.
. this Perfected Love has no fear of judgement because of disobedience. because there is no disobedience.
. this Love is Eternal. Perpetual
. Love for the father, mother, son, daughter, wife, husband, brother, sister, those Loved ones in God, those ones also Loving and obedient to God, can then reign free! this Love can then swing free!
. free from pretend, scared, possessive love that comes from wounds. free from disobedience to God that is bringing judgement. free from all generational junk. free from all idolatry. free from self.
. ‘The Process of Love Must Go On Until Complete.’
. ‘The Love Revival.’
. won’t you come inside?
. Philadelphia. to be continued…