(KJV.) I JOHN 4:15-17
(16) And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us, God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him.
(17) Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
THE AGAPE LOVE STORY
Brethren, first of all, whosoever believeth that Jesus Christ is the Son of our Father, automatically, is an overcomer of this world; therefore, believers are overcomers, regardless of how crushed they may feel in spirits, overly burdened with physical or spiritual obstacles, mountains of difficulties, cares of this life; they are overcomers through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and nothing can hinder them from jumping over those hurdles to intended destinies: for, Jesus suffered, crucified, died, buried, resurrected, gain victory over the enemy, overcame the world of darkness, that those who believes in him as the Son of our Father, should not perish but have eternal lives; if we believe in him and are parts of him, we have the same privileges he has and are sons and daughters of our Father, and joint heirs in life everlasting: the major attribute of our Father is love for his children, Jesus Christ has the same attribute of love; if we are images of our Father, his spirits dwells in our mortal bodies, consequently, his love dwells in our hearts; therefore, if we know about the love of our Father that he went overboard to sacrifice his only begotten Son to shed his blood to redeemed us from our sins, then, we know for sure that he has a greater love, that nothing can overshadow, if we enjoy his love without self-efforts, as his children, let us love one another with his love already planted in our hearts before foundation of the world of darkness.
Secondly, whosoever believes in him, acts upon his words, that person exemplifies the love of our Father through passionate and compassionate gestures for the world to know that he/she has the true love of our Father; as believers, who have read about him, his agape love for humanity, are in love, let us continue to remain in his love, not only that, but shine his love upon others, regardless of who they may be, whether enemies, friends, family circles, strangers in circular environments, in the world of darkness, that when Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior comes back again to receive believers unto himself, we may stand boldly before him, in his righteousness, blameless, unite with him forevermore.
Dearly beloved, it is easy to express love, than to truly depict what love is all about; love is not only an emotional expression, but, it is also an action word, that needs to be portrayed through gestures to have its complete definition; therefore, let us not just express love in words alone, but endeavor to exercise what love entails: tell me how?, any suggestions?, yes!; anytime, we greet one another in the mornings, this an action of gracefulness of love; whenever we greet or smile at strangers on our daily routines, public transportations, elevators, doormen, co-workers, give to the poor, take care of elderlies, buy cups of coffees for others, hug family members, someone down stricken with negative emotions, periodically, make phone calls to say hello to people we care about, intercede for the sick people in hospitals, elderly caregiving facilities, visit the incarcerated within the prison walls, reach out into the world with the gospel of truth and love, feed and care for poverty-stricken nations etc..; we exemplify the love of Jesus Christ within our hearts; for his love illuminates out of darkness, when we give ourselves with love to others, we give out what we already received from our Father through his spirits, we do not lose any of his love, but rather gain more of himself, his favors, mercies, blessings from Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; that we may continue to love one another with the love of our Father through Jesus Christ forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV,) I John 3;1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore, the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.