KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:42 KJV “But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.”
As a reminder to all patrons of this devotional, we are still looking at a walk with Jesus through the gospels. We are now considering the gospel of John. In our key scripture, the Lord Jesus tells the Jews that, he knows that they have no love for the Father in their hearts.
Loving God is the highest duty of man. In fact, it is the first commandment of God Matthew 22:36-37. Anyone who sincerely loves God above all things is a high flyer in life. Experience and history have proven that all those who have the love of God in their hearts stand out among all others.
True love for God is the foundation for victory in all the challenges of life.
1 John 4:17 KJV “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.” This word ‘judgement’ is the Greek word “krisis” out of which we have the word crisis, or trying moments. Love for God is what makes us bold or gives us an unyielding faith to overcome all difficulties in the times of crisis. The man without this kind of love in him, lacks that ability to oppose challenges in boldness. This kind of boldness cannot be worked out if one does not have the love of God in Him. Why do we have so much failure around us? It seems Satan is in charge of the world. Evil, diseases and death seem to be the order of the day. Why is this so? The answer is, many lack the faith to challenge and stop the onslaught of the enemy. There is so much we hear about God and His word, yet only a few are really stopping Satan. This should not be the case.
Dear brother, it is the will of God that every child of God is, and lives as a devil master always.
For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world, and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our Faith. 1st John 5:4. Dear one faith works by love. (Galatians 5:6)
What is stealing your heart from loving the Lord? Take some time and consider that thing which is competing with God for your heart. That thing is your real enemy. It is the real canker that weakens and deprives you of your real authority to be free and win in life. Take some time off to pray in tongues till your heart is free of all those things that compete with the love for God in your heart.
Your love for God is your real access to power.
Never bargain it for anything. Cut off every sin, habit or person that take God’s love from your heart.
I love the Lord my God with all my heart. My love for God, is my strength. Nothing will compete with my love for God. My love for Him liberates me from every evil power of darkness. My love for God means honouring Him in all I do. Thank you, Lord.
THOUGHT: STRONG FAITH IN GOD, IS BUILT ON STRONG LOVE FOR GOD
Matthew 22:37 KJV 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.
1st Corinthians 2:9 KJV “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”