Good Morning from England! I say morning because many of you may be just waking up, while some are in midday like me, or in evening like those in Asia. No matter what time it may be where you are, it's always the right time for love. Love is what
every person longs for, and love is what every person searches for. And here is that love. It's called perfect love. May this love warm your heart and fulfill your deepest desires. No matter what the time where you are,
BE BLESSED! Yours, PK x
THE ONLY PERFECT LOVE
For over a week now I have confessed and meditated on an amazing love passage found in I John 4: 16-18. As I washed dishes yesterday, a small Bible opened to I John was propped up beside me. I took them, as I do, in small bites, one section at a time or rather, a part of a sentence,turning them over and over in my mind. Last night just before going to sleep, I studied them further,ending my study with a reading of the whole chapter. When I awoke during the night, I heard my own voice whispering, “As He is so are we in this world...As He is so are we in this world...as He is so are we in this world.”
While in study this a.m., I turned to I John again. After reading these now familiar two scriptures, my eyes were drawn to verses 8-9 above,
“He that loves not[does not love] knows not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God to us, because that God sent not His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.”
Again, I tore them apart and the result was pure gold:
For God IS love...for God, He IS love.
In this was manifested...In this was made visible, IN THIS: that God sent His only unique Son into the world...IN THIS God made His love visible to us.
That second like a sudden flash of lightening in a clear night sky, a truth hit me. In the margin of my Bible, I began to write, “God sent His LOVE: They called Him Jesus.” Before I’d even finished writing, a familiar tune from the past popped into my head. It was from a beautiful song by the Gaithers that I hadn’t sang in a long while.
Joyfully I began to sing the words I had written, “God sent His LOVE, they called Him Jesus... He came to save, to heal, to free.”
I knew these weren’t the original words but I didn’t care. They sounded good to me. “God sent His LOVE, they called Him Jesus...He came to save, to heal, to free.”
This is what Jesus is to me, and this is what Jesus did for me.
Instantly, another thought flashed across my mind. I stopped singing and looked back to my Bible,
“...but perfect love casteth out fear:”
What did perfect love do for us?
“Forasmuch then as the children (that’s us, folks) are partakers of flesh and blood (created beings), he (Jesus) also himself likewise took part of the same (humbled himself and came as a created being just like us); that through death he might destroy (annul, paralyse) he who HAD the power of death, that is the devil; and deliver (FREE) them (us again) who were all our lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2:14-15.
What does the perfect love of God, Jesus, do in us?
Perfect love casteth out fear...perfect love casteth out fear...perfect love FREES us from fear.
“For whom the Son[LOVE] has set FREE is FREE indeed.”
Know freedom from fear.
“...he that dwells in LOVE dwells in God and God in him...”
Dwell in Him...Dwell in His Word...Dwell in His Word.
Abide in Him...Abide in His Word...Abide in His Word (John 15:7,9.)
There is no fear in LOVE...There is no fear in God..there is no fear in me.
Perfect LOVE casts out fear.
Perfect LOVE casts out fear.
Have a little joy of your own, and join in on my song. Allow Jesus to reveal Himself to you, and cause your heart to dance, as you sing these words,
“God sent His LOVE: they called him Jesus...He came to save, to heal, to free.”
He came to save, to heal, to free.
God sent His Son, Jesus,to us, and He IS love.
Take all the love God has freely given you, and wants you to know. Make this LOVE, even Jesus,the Lord of your life, and be saved, be healed, be FREE. x