What Is LOVE?

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What Is LOVE?

Postby Pastor on Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:11 am

What Is LOVE?

When you go thru so MAJOR life’s events, it makes you consider what is important . . .

The MAIN thing is to let the MAIN thing BE the MAIN thing :D : D ;D


Notice this verse .. VERY IMPORTANT the order:
Romans 11:22Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
22 Therefore, consider God’s kindness and severity: severity toward those who have fallen but God’s kindness toward you—if you remain in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.

OK, now key in on this MAIN verse:
1 John 4:8 CSB
8 The one who does not love does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE.


.. Love is what He IS . . . . think about that .. let that soak in .. LOVE made the waters, LOVE made the oceans, LOVE made the flowers … etc XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


As E. W. Kenyon wrote, “Love has never given birth to pain. Love has never crushed the tender flower of faith Love is God unveiled … There was a ruggedness about the Master and yet a gentle tenderness that caused to climb up into His arms …The Love that was in the Man of Galilee is the Love that is to RULE the Church, rule the home and rule this heart of mine.”

We are BORN AGAIN through the Spirit of God (Who is Love) through faith in Jesus )Who is Love), THEREFORE we are sons of LOVE, daughters of LOVE !! :D

Where is the most FAMOUS and POPULAR chapter on Love in the Bible?

1 Cor 13 “The Love Chapter”

We are NOT going to start with the beginning like its usually done .. we are going to the GUTS ... LOVE IS:

1 Cor 13:4-8 AMP
4 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.
5 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].
6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7 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].
8 Love never fails

LOVE ENDURES LONG ...
GOD ENDURES LONG ...
I ENDURE LONG ...

What? You don't believe that you are LOVE or that LOVE dwells inside of you? Check out:


Rom 5:1-5 KJV
5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Proverbs 17:9

ASV
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.
AMP
He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, But he who repeats or gossips about a matter separates intimate friends.
NLT
Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.


Eph 3:14-19

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the LOVE OF CHRIST, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
NIV

Gal 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
NIV


1 JOHN ... (WHOLE BOOK)
1 John 2:5
5 But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
NIV

1 John 3:13-18
13 Do not marvel, brethren, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has the world's goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
NAS


1 John 2:5
5 But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
NIV

1 John 4:7-12 CSB

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE. 9 God’s love was revealed among us[b] in this way: God sent his one and only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice[c] for our sins. 11 Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in[d] us and his love is made complete in us.

2 More Verses . . .

Matt 22:37-40

37 Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
NIV

Psalm 103The Message (MSG)
A David Psalm
103 1-2 O my soul, bless GOD.
From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!
O my soul, bless GOD,
don’t forget a single blessing!
3-5 He forgives your sins—every one.
He heals your diseases—every one.
He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence.
6-18 GOD makes everything come out right;
he puts victims back on their feet.
He showed Moses how he went about his work,
opened up his plans to all Israel.
GOD is sheer mercy and grace;
not easily angered, he’s rich in love.
He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold,
nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve,
nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.
As high as heaven is over the earth,
so strong is his love to those who fear him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset,
he has separated us from our sins.
As parents feel for their children,
GOD feels for those who fear him.
He knows us inside and out,
keeps in mind that we’re made of mud.
Men and women don’t live very long;
like wildflowers they spring up and blossom,
But a storm snuffs them out just as quickly,
leaving nothing to show they were here.
GOD’s love, though, is ever and always,
eternally present to all who fear him,
Making everything right for them and their children
as they follow his Covenant ways
and remember to do whatever he said.

SO, Because LOVE is WHAT God is MADE of .. AND AND AND .. YOU are God's offspring and LOVE is what YOU are made of ... give up .. give in .. LET LOVE FLOW .. you will find TRUE LIFE and HAPPINESS !!
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