The Bible is the manual for God's love, and when you follow the
instructions that are in the Bible, you will be walking in God's
When you made Jesus the Lord of your life, you also received His
agape love in you. Remember that God is love, so you cannot make
Jesus the Lord of your life without the love included. It is the
same as faith, it is in you, but it cannot manifest until you act
on it. The way to act on it is by reading God's Word about His
love and the ways He shows His love, meditate on it, confess it
and observe to do. Let His Word come alive in you. What I mean by
this is to meditate until you can picture yourself doing what you
have meditated on. Remember, you do it by faith. Call those things
that are not as though they were. The more you meditate and see
yourself walking in the agape love, the more it is stirred up on
the inside of you.
Whenever you plant corn in a garden, one of the first things you
have to do is to get the soil ready before you can plant. You have
to cultivate the soil to get it ready. Once you plant the seed,
there are things that you have to do to get it to grow. You have
to keep it watered, pull all the weeds out so it won't choke the
growth. As you do these things you will start seeing the results
of the nurturing that you did as the corn was growing.
The Word of God is a seed also, so the same principle that you
used to get a harvest of corn would apply in the spiritual realm.
You plant the seed (word) in your heart, and then you water it
with the word). The next thing you do is to speak it out because
when you speak it out it sets the growing process in motion, then
you continue watering with the Word until you see it manifest in
The love of God is released in your life by acting on the
knowledge of God's Word. Without the knowledge followed by the
action, the love will not develop and by continuing to act on
carnal love, you will remain loving with conditions. You have to
love God's way, by faith.
1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love
of God perfected: hereby know that we are in him. 1 John 2:6 He
that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even
as he walked. KJV
1 John2: 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. NIV1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.
The more you act on God's Word; the love of God will be perfected
in you. That is when love will start to flow from you to others.
Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy
mind. Matthew 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Matthew 22:39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy
neighbor as thyself. KJV
The more God's love is perfected in you, the more the perfect will
of God is accomplished and that is because every other spiritual
force derives from love.
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that
ye, being rooted and grounded in love. KJV
Ephesians 3: 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through
faith, And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love.
1. When you walk in love you are
patient, because love is patient. 2. When
you walk in love you are kind, because love is kind.
3. When you walk in love you are not
envious, because love does not envy. 4. When
you walk in love, you do not boast, because love does not boast.
When you walk in love, you are not proud, because love is not
proud. 6. When you walk in love, you are not
rude, because love is not rude. 7. When
you walk in love, you put yourself aside to help others, because
love is not self seeking. 8.
When you walk in love, you are not easily angered, because love
keeps no records of wrong. 9. When you walk in love, you
hate evil, but you rejoice in the truth.
I know this looks tough, but do not look at it through the natural
eye. You must look through your spiritual eyes and see that God
recreated your spirit in the image of love and the only way you
can look through spiritual eyes is by being saved, making Jesus
the Lord of your life and allowing the Holy Spirit to teach you.
When Jesus ascended to heaven He said He would leave us with the
comforter, which is the Holy Spirit.
If people have hurt you in the past, you are probably thinking, I
can't love someone that hurt me so bad. You have to allow the Holy
Spirit to show you and guide you, because it cannot be done by the
human thinking. Your mind will give you all sorts of reasons why
you should not. It takes a renewing of the mind. There will be
times when your flesh does not want to walk in the God kind of
love. You would probably rather do anything other than let love
rule and obey what the Word says about love. It would be much
easier to scream, shout or anything but act upon love.
Love is opposed to the senses, because the senses have been
trained to put themselves and their desires first. They have been
trained to selfishly seek their own way. But love, the Word says
does not seek it's own way. To walk in love you must demand your
flesh to be subject to the Word.
You must make a decision as to whether you want to continue in the
love of God and continually confess that you are the love of God.
Meditate on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 daily and confess them.
Here is an example: Someone walks up to you and says something
very unkind and you (love) will say. That is okay; I am not
touchy, fretful or resentful. I take no account of that, and you
Learn to believe in love. It is the most powerful force in the
universe. Walk in love by faith in the Word of God. Walking in
love is walking in the Spirit. It is walking the way Jesus walked.
Love never fails, nothing works without it and there can be no
failure in it. When you live by love, you cannot fail.
It definitely takes faith to walk in love, because the natural man
and his world are ruled by selfishness. He believes that if you do
not look out for number one, who will. Selfishness shuts the door
to the love of God. Practicing the agape love puts the Father in
action on your behalf.
Rom 13:10 Love
worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling
of the law.
But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them
which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you
Luke 6:35 But
love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing
again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the
children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to
Rom 5:5 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.
Rom 12:9-16 Let
love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to
that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with
brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in
business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice
with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of
the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but
condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Eph 5: And walk
in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for
us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
1 John 4:16 -20
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. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness
in the Day of Judgment: because as he is, so are we in this
world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out
fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made
perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a
man says, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he
that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God
whom he hath not seen?
If you can see everyone through Jesus' eyes you have to love.
Study the Gospels and learn Jesus' way.