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Loving God: Not What Most People Think

The Holy Spirit strongly intends to restore the first commandment to first place in the hearts of God’s people. Jesus said to him, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.” (Mt. 22:37-38)

Loving Like He Loves: God wants you to love Him with all of your heart and mind, because He loves you with all of His heart and mind. Jesus wants us to love Him the way that He loves us. As I mentioned before, God’s ultimate eternal purpose for creation is to provide a family for Himself that includes faithful children for Himself and an passionate loving Bride for Jesus as His eternal companion. Voluntary love: The very definition of love requires that we choose to love Him. He will not

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force you into a relationship of love. It is voluntary. He waits until you invite Him into the deepest matters of your heart. The Holy Spirit will supernaturally empower you to love God. It “takes God to love God.” The anointing to receive God’s love and to love Him in return is the greatest gift the Holy Ghost imparts to us. “The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 5:5) The thing is, we must love God on His terms, according to how He defines love. Jesus wants you to love Him in a way that gives Him full leadership over your life. A core issue in our time is how we define love. We must define it on God’s terms, not by the spirit of this age, not by our humanistic culture that seeks love without obedience to God’s Word. There are many definitions of love, liberty, and freedom in our culture that are not biblical. Jesus defined loving God as being deeply rooted in a spirit of obedience (Jn. 14:21). There is no such thing as loving God without seeking to obey His Word. “If you love Me, keep My commandments…21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me…23 If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word. (Jn. 14:15-23)

The classical example of loving God is the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5-7), where Jesus defines love on God’s terms. It calls you to live out the 8 beatitudes (Mt. 5:3-12), pursue 100% fold obedience (Mt. 5:48), resist 6 negative influences related to your natural lusts (Mt. 5:21-48) and pursue 5 positive kingdom nutrients (Mt. 6:1-18) that position you to receive the grace of Holy Spirit. How do you define love? Don’t get confused with humanism and the spirit of this age. Look to God’s standard. Choose His terms. Much Blessings Pablo Perez

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Loving God: Not What Most People Think  

As I mentioned before, God’s ultimate eternal purpose for creation is to provide a family for Himself that includes faithful children for Hi...