KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 John 4:16 “”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”.
Our key scripture shows us that to dwell in love is to abide in God and God also abides in you. This makes you the headquarters of God’s presence and power.
I would give a practical event to illustrate this. A lady brought her daughter, who has been having repeated attacks of a health condition to me. Her condition became so bad that, they had to be borrowing money from neighbours to take care of their daughter. I inquired about her relationship with her husband. She said, they were not on good terms. There was a lot of misunderstandings among them. I said to her, I would not pray for your daughter until you have called your husband, and the two of you come over to see me. She came along with the husband and then I explained to them the power of love that allows God’s presence and power to dwell in their home. I explained that demons are the cause of divisions, quarreling among families. When they succeed in dividing the parties, they then do any evil, they so wish to. I prayed with them and asked them to throw away any differences and move as a one unit family with love for each other. They departed, and from that day, their daughter stopped getting sick. They had no headaches of thinking about how to get money for the hospital, because there was no need. The secret was the power of love.
God is love. Loving one another is releasing God into action. The miracle ministry is always carried out by men and women with great compassion. Our Lord Jesus always healed the sick because of the deep compassion he had for the oppressed. Matthew 14:14 “And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick”.
Faith is the channel through which we receive from God yet love is the ground or foundation for faith. Faith worketh by love.
The expression of love is always a demonstration of God’s presence. Miracles happen when God comes to the scene. I would continually walk in love towards all persons.
Mark 1:41 ” And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean”.
1 Corinthians 13:8 ” Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away”.
The bible in one year.
Deuteronomy 16:1-17:20, Luke 9:7-27, Psalm 72:1-20, Proverbs 12:8-9