“I am giving you a new command: that you keep on loving each other. In the same way that I have loved you, you are also to keep on loving each other.” John 13:34
Yeshua (Jesus) commanded us to LOVE one another, it was not a request but a Command He requires us to LOVE one another. The love in which Jesus speaks about is Agape love, It is self-sacrificing and it is unconditionally, and that’s how God loves us and that ‘s how WE ought to love one another.
He commanded us to love one another in the SAME WAY that He loves us, so we should be loving our Christian Brothers and Sisters with a deep love, loving beyond each others faults, we ought to love beyond the flesh man and love the true person on the inside of the fleshly exterior, which is your spirit man because that’s who Jesus sees and that’s who He loves, unconditional, without limits and in and out of season.
It is impossible for any human to achieve this kind of love on their own. It can only be developed as a Fruit of the Holy Spirit. Yeshua said that developing this kind of love in our heart is the only way the world will be able to identify us as His. In the book of Matthew, Jesus told us that love is the ACTUAL BASIS of Christianity.
We were created by love (God) for love (God), to be loved and to love. Love is the very essence of our existence. It’s because of love we live.
Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 4:2 that we are to “always be humble, gentle and patient, bearing with one another in love,” we need to meditate on this verse because we are lacking humility, gentleness and patience when it comes to loving our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. We have to get the love walk right.
Without love we can do NOTHING concerning God because EVERYTHING begins and ENDS with LOVE in the Kingdom of God. Love created us and it’s Love that saved us.
God Himself came down to earth to teach us and to demonstrate to us how to love one another. It is not a requirement by man but a Commandment from God Himself, when we refuse to love our Brother and Sisters as Jesus requires us to, we are refusing to love God Himself and we are walking in disobedience to His Commandment. Love means doing what God has commanded us to do and that is to LOVE ONE ANOTHER! (2 John 1:6)
We should not just be loving in words but in ACTION! (1 John 3:18)
“And this is His commandment: We must believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.” 1 John 3:23 NLT
“Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.” 2 John 1:6 NLT
“My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. ” 1 John 3:18
I pray that the Lord makes us increase and abound in love to one another and to all, in Jesus name. Lord we need a refreshing of your love on the inside of us, teach us Holy Spirit how to allow You to love through us, because we can not love from our flesh we HAVE to allow You to love through us.
Blessing To You In His Love,
Song: Love One Another
By: Matt Doeland