Knowing and believing the love of God
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 (1 John 4:16, KJV)
One of the most important things for you to know and believe as a Child of God is the Father’s love for you. I know we recite “for God so loved the world…” and talk about the love of God so much, but many of us have not yet had a revelation of that love. In fact, there are some believers who even think the love of God is a topic for Sunday school or young converts. Nothing can be further from the truth!
The mystery of the love of God is seen in Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians 3:19:
“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God” (Ephesians 3:19, KJV).
Paul gives us an astonishing revelation about the love of God. He says knowing the love of God, which is beyond knowledge, is the road to the fullness of God. That means if you want to be full of God, you must be “rooted and grounded in love” Eph. 3:17. John, the Apostle of love, tells us above, that we have to know and believe the love of God for us. Many do not yet really know that love, and as if that is not enough, many who know it might not even believe it.
Christ loved us to death, literally. Strive to know that love and believe it. I have shared many times before that when a human heart knows and believes the Word of God, something mysterious happens inside of us. There is a transformation, a release of power, and an upsurge of glory that takes place when the knowledge of God is received in a person’s heart and most importantly, when that person accepts as true what they have known about God. Believing is not always automatic. Do not rush over scriptures. Train your heart to believe the Word by meditation. Do not recite God’s love, whereas your heart is empty of it. If you will know and believe the love of God, that Christ loves you as He says He does, you will trigger a supernatural rollercoaster of the Spirit to catapult you to a new dimension of the fullness of God!
Is it possible to know and not believe the love of God? Have you had a personal revelation of Christ’s love for you?
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If the love of Christ does not “mean much” to you, then you probably have not had a personal revelation of that love. But there is good news: you can provoke revelation! Do not walk around like an orphaned child without the love of the Father burning in your heart. Pray and ask the Spirit for a fresh deposit and take the scriptures above, meditate upon them repeatedly until something releases inside of you!
Bless the Lord for His love for you that was stronger than death.
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