(John 3:16 NIV) "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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1 The fruit of the Spirit - Love (John 3:16 NIV) "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. God so loved the world. Christianity is a revolution of love a revolution that the Holy Spirit wants to bring in our hearts and lives so that He can radically change the way that we think and act. Every believer will benefit from a new experience of love and it is the experience of God s love that will release commitment and attachment. (1 John 4:16 NKJV) And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. God does not send love. He does not manufacture it He is love. The God kind of love or love as God has it is the higher love. To live a love-filled life is to be Godfilled. A group of people from different religions were involved in a discussion about the merits of each of their religions. The Christian who was a part of this group was asked if there was anything that was unique to Christianity after some thought the Christian said that there was one thing that was unique to Christianity and that none of the other religions had anything like it. The other members pressed the Christian to tell what it was and the answer was grace. Grace is love in action; it is a giving that flows from love. All of the fruits of the Spirit flow from love each fruit exist within the singular fruit of the Spirit - LOVE Unselfish, loyal, and benevolent concern for the well being of another. The reader who comes to the agape of the New Testament with the idea of benevolence in mind is better off than the reader who comes with the idea of physical pleasure and satisfaction. Christian love is not simply an emotion that arises because of the character of the one loved. It is not due to the loving quality of the lover. It is a relationship of self-giving which results from God's activity in Christ. The source of Christian love is God, and the believer's response of faith makes love a human possibility. The fruit of love creates possibilities that change our selfish me centred Behaviour into an unselfish giving lifestyle. Walking in love brings the life of the Spirit into evidence in our lives and giving not receiving becomes the essence of living.

2 John 13:34-35 (TLB) "And so I am giving a new commandment to you now-love each other just as much as I love you. Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples." Only the higher kind of love can fulfil this commandment; natural love cannot achieve this reality of commitment. We must remember that we are to seek first the Kingdom of God and when it comes to giving love God is first and our neighbour is then loved in a secondary way. One of the primary revelations that a believer needs to receive is the absolute necessity of their natural love being replaced by a new kind of love that flows from God. Love is God s essential character and nature. We need to realise that it has never been God s intention for the two kinds of love to coexist. Natural human love is flawed; it is selfish, self-serving, and therefore it must be replaced. Spiritual death resulted in separation and as a consequence a lower life came into being; separated from the life of God man became self-centred and sensual, his whole life being dominated by the natural senses. It is because of this reality it makes the idea of our being commanded to love such a difficult concept. This is because our present experience of love perceives it to be A special way of feeling and not An act of the will. This command of Jesus to love one another gives us insight into the love of Jesus Christ for the church and the new reality of Christian love. What is commanded is not just an emotion; it is an act of the will. The higher love is not just a feeling it is an act of the will. Love changes everything Why is the church in such a state? And why is the church making such little impact on the world. Some people think that somehow we have missed some essential teaching or experience, and if we can only rediscover this secret through new meetings, deliverance and then restoration will come again into the church. 1 John 3:14 NKJV We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. The evidence of the new birth is a new love. There is a sense in which this is true, love flowing in our lives can change our lives and the lives and destinies of others. The opposite of love must be selfishness and it therefore follows that to love is not being self-centred but free to give and to serve. Matthew 6:33 NKJV "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

3 Commitment - The action of committing oneself or another to a course of action etc. An engagement, an obligation; an act of committing oneself There are in a house load bearing walls and if you remove these walls the building could collapse. Commitment to prayer and bible study, church attendance, giving and serving is all first place realities and other commitments must take a secondary place. Luke 14:26-27 NKJV "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. (27) "And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. The word hate best translates as to place in a secondary position 1 Family are not to be our first commitment. 2 Our own ambition and our own plans are not to be our first commitment. The term cannot be my disciple implies that discipleship requires first place commitment if it is ever going to be what Jesus intended it to be. Mark 3:35 NKJV "For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother." Natural commitments, Family, jobs, hobbies can undermine the central first place commitments to God. There is a sense in which we need to understand that love is like glue it is the attachment factor. The living link between God and us is love and it is this reality that will form our ability to make lasting commitments. 1 Corinthians 15:5 Love does not seek its own. 1 Corinthians 13:5 TLB never haughty or selfish or rude love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. Love and love alone makes commitment possible. 1 Corinthians 12:24 KJV For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: To commingle, i.e. (fig.) to combine or assimilate: --mix with, temper together.

4 The higher love enables long term commitment it enables us to go the second mile Failure in understanding how to walk in love will result in a failure to continue in any long-term activity. This failure can result in a tendency for believers to drift from one thing to another and because they don t succeed in making any real commitment they will then fail to see things through. John 13:35 NKJV "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." The love that is spoken of here must be visible if all men are going to know, it must be more than an inward emotion it is an action and something that can be seen and what is seen then bears a resemblance to Jesus. The higher kind of love enables a new possibility in relationship and in service. John 13:34-35 TLB "And so I am giving a new commandment to you now-love each other just as much as I love you. Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples." Only the higher kind of love can fulfil this commandment; natural love cannot achieve this reality of commitment. We must remember that we are to seek first the Kingdom of God and when it comes to giving love God is first and our neighbour is then loved in a secondary way. One of the primary revelations that a believer needs to receive is the absolute necessity of their natural love being replaced by a new kind of love that flows from God. Love is God s essential character and nature. We need to realise that it has never been God s intention for the two kinds of love to coexist. This command of Jesus to love one another gives us insight into the love of Jesus Christ for the church and the new reality of Christian love. What is commanded is not just an emotion; it is an act of the will. The higher love is not just a feeling it is an act of the will. John 13:35 NKJV "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." This verse suggests that love between disciples is something that can be seen, and that an action is involved and not just an emotion. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus gave the radical command to love one's enemies and to pray for those who persecute. Loving only those who love you is, according to Jesus, no better than those who are not His disciples. The love that Jesus' disciples have for others is to be just as complete as God's love. 1 Peter 3:8 NIV Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.

5 Brotherly love means to treat others as if they were a part of one's family. This kind of love means, "to like" another person and to want what is best for that individual. The basic word used for the brotherly type of love, phileo, sometimes means "to kiss," which was to show close friendship. This kind of love is never used for the love of God or for erotic love. John 14:23 NKJV Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. In this verse we see that to love God is to keep His commandments and in return God has promised to love us and to come into our lives. Ephesians 3:17 NKJV that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, Love purifies our hearts. John 21:15 NKJV so when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep. There are two Greek words that are used in this passage - Agape and Phileo, Phileo is the love of a friend. Agape is the higher kind of love. John 21:15 NKJV So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, [son] of Jonah, do you agape Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I phileo you." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." He said to him again a second time, "Simon, [son] of Jonah, do you agape Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I phileo you." He said to him, "Tend My sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, [son] of Jonah, do you phileo Me?" Peter was grieved because Jesus; said to him the third time, "Do you phileo Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I phileo you." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep.

6 Peter s denial and his subsequent return to fishing was the result of the fact that he did not have the higher kind of love in his heart. Jesus asked Peter do you love (agape) me more than these. At that point in time Peter did not seem to have experienced the higher love of God in his heart. In the conversation that Peter had with the Lord he was finally brought to realise that he needed a new love if he was ever going to be able to follow Jesus. Romans 5:5 NKJV Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. It is the Holy Spirit who gives us a new kind of love. When we were born again, God s love came into our new being and this brought new actions that flowed from our love for Him. It is the higher love in our hearts that prevents us from doing the things that would displease God or man. Romans 13:10 NKJV Love does no harm to a neighbour; therefore love [is] the fulfilment of the law. Walking in love creates a pure heart; there is a link between holiness and God s love. Love is God s nature and therefore when we walk in love we are like God. Walking in love sets us apart from the world and causes all men to know that we are Jesus disciples. James 4:4-5 NKJV Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? Agape Love for God will bring separation from those things that displease Him. Our greatest need is to have hearts that are filled with God s love and then we will no longer desire these things. Natural human love in the heart will create affection for natural things; higher love will create affection for the things of God. God s love in our heart will result in there being a greater reality of commitment to God. Our daily prayer must be for the higher love to replace the lower love in our hearts. Mike Skelton Storehouse Ministries 2010

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