Godís Unfathomable Love
By: Rick L. King
August 6, 2011
I have read so many things and heard and seen menís viewpoints concerning this word called love. Had I never experienced what I am going to share, I may have come to many of the same conclusions as others have.
The Lord uses me as an intercessor many times. I know that it is part of my calling. During several times of intercession I experienced His love for another person. Even though that I was aware of the things that the person was doing wrong, I could only see the person as God sees them through our Savior Jesus Christ. I saw the finished work. I saw them complete and perfect. I found that instead of looking at the faults or sins of another, I was only looking at what the Lord wanted to do in the personís life. The Holy Spirit once told me that what others do is not my concern. My job is to lead them into His presence and He would fix what He wanted fixed. Oh how this took the responsibility off my shoulders. My job was to just be obedient to what he asked of me to do nothing more. I was not to take on a false burden. Godís burden is easy and yoke is light. Taking on His burden we become as Jesus. What He saw the Father do, he did. What He heard the father speak, he spoke. It really is simple, yet learning to let go and allowing the Holy Spirit to totally rule can be a struggle, as our flesh loves to be in control.
Saying this we need to look at a few scriptures about Godís love for us.
Ro 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God knows that we sin. We all sin. Yet, even though we were in sin, Jesus still gave His life for us that we might be reconciled with God Almighty. That is love beyond our comprehension. We lived for self, served the devil, yet Jesus dies for us because he loved us so much. Do we deserve His love? There will never be a chance of our deserving this kind of love.
1Jo 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Ro 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Godís love for us is not based on whether we sin. If that were true, we all would be lost as we all sin. Godís says that rebellion is sin. We all get into rebellion when we trust in our flesh or man rather than in His Holy Spirit. (See Isaiah 30 and 31). Do we trust in the Holy Spirit all the time and not do anything except he leads us?
Our concept of love is so far different than Godís is. Love is not self-pleasing. Love does not push itself forward. Love does not seek for its own. When we say that we love someone can we look at those words and really say that we love them? Love is usually about us in some way. The Word says:
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
How many friends could we say that we would lay down our own life for so that they might live? Could we honestly pay that cost for another? Thatís what Jesus did for us. We are supposed to be able to do the same if it is really Jesus living in us and we are submitted to God and dead to self. When we are truly in the Spirit, I have found that it is easy to do this. It is not easy in the flesh.
How often were we going through a struggle of some kind and God hit us over the head with a 2X4? God gives to us so much grace to change. He changes us, as we are willing and able to handle the change. He does not put on us more than we can bear. How often do we put on others more than they can bear? How often do we put them in religious mold and try to make them conform to our expectations? The same grace that God has given to us, we must learn to give to others as it is supposed to be Him living in and through us. Love gives grace. Love may know of things wrong, but love gives grace till a person can handle being cleaned up of the wrongs that they do. A person can only walk in what they personally know. We may know it but they may not. We didnít know it till the Holy Spirit revealed it to us and changed us. How can we expect another to change without the same revelation that God gave to us? We put them into bondage and under the law when we expect that of another. Godís love is so great, that He gives grace as he gently draws a person to Him and speaks to them and shows them His way of doing things. He even gives them a choice? Even though they may make the wrong choice, He sets things in motion and allows things to happen in a personís life that will cause them to become willing to choose His way. He does not take our freedom to choose, but he will allow situations so that we will choose His way. God perfects what concerns us. He promises to do that in His Word, and he does do it. It takes a long time with some as they have been born under demonic influence and there may be so many demonic strongholds in their mind that they can not just change over night. He loves them through it. He gives them grace to change. The same grace that he gave to us to be saved, is the same grace that he gives to us to be delivered and changed.
I pray that we each may experience His love for another in our body that our view of real love may line up with what truly he is all about. God is love. Love covers a multitude of sin. Love never fails. Everyone needs to be loved with Godís pure love, not manís selfish love. Love wonít put things on a person that they canít handle. We are not under the law anymore. Until we draw near to the Lord and experience His true love, we are not able to show that pure love to another, as we donít really know that it exists. Godís love working through us for another will change our whole walk and viewpoint, and we will see fruit that we never thought possible. The greatest of all things is charity (love).
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Hi Rick - Thank you for sharing about our Lord's love. Indeed He is love and none can compare to Who He is and what He so graciously does. Glory to His awesome name! Our Lord gives to each of us unique assignments. Also, He has each of us to focus according to how He has engineered us based on His purposes. Each assignment/appointment is unique and custom designed by the Holy Spirit. His ways are so varied. For certain, the core of GOD is love and He tells us in His word that without love, we are nothing. It is vital to seek our Lord for balance... Thank you so much, Rick,for your love and loyalty to the Most High GOD. My prayer is that each of us pursues holiness as per how our Lord has uniquely designed us - for the good of His glorious kingdom.