Many around the world wonders, what love is? You hear that question being asked in poetry, on the Internet and even in worldly music wondering,
“What is Love?”
“Is this love that I’m feeling, is this the love that I’m searching for?”
“I wanna know what love is, I want you to show me, I wanna feel what love is, I want you to show me”
Yet most people don’t know what love is. They confuse love for lust, or limit love to a feeling. Love is not some sort of feeling, a weird emotion or lust. Love does not delight itself in sin either. Love is not limited to actions only, but it is also telling someone the truth.
True love is defined this way in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others (love is not rude), it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails
This is ultimately describing Jesus Christ. But let’s go deeper. This is also outlining what love is not. Love is not Abortion, love is not LBGTQ. These movements is not based on love at all, but based on all kinds of pride and lusts of the carnal flesh. As the Holy Bible describes this generation as rejecters of God, their fruits is as follows:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.
V:4 Love is not self-seeking
Yet the abortion rights activists really believes they have the right to terminate life in their womb. This is nothing more than using abortion as a form of birth control which is selfish and self seeking. People want to fulfill the lusts of the sinful flesh, but they don’t want to be responsible or accountable to nothing, so they say in their heart’s, ‘let’s terminate conception, lets terminate life,’ as their solution to a problem. This isn’t love. This is just a bunch sex worshiping humanists who worships their selfishness and their flesh as to be a god, rulers of their own destinies. Love is not conceit nor is it murder
V:4 Love is not proud
The LBGTQ movement puff’s itself up with the “in your face approach and marches in the street’s not just one day, not just one month, but for three months a year world wide, in their gay pride celebrations, imposing their agenda to normalize an abominable and dangerous lifestyle. Proud and unashamed of their sinful abominations. Love is not perverted according to the Holy Bible.
V:5 Love is not easily angered
These sex, gender and race worship demonstrations that are happening all a crossed America are easily angered, sowing discord, strife, dissensions, out bursts of wrath, anger and malice in protesting. This too is not love but the works of flesh. The Holy Bible says these are the fruits of the carnal, sinful flesh
Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness (homosexuality), lasciviousness (flesh worship), witchcraft (spell casting, curse casting and drugs), hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions (protesting and rioting), heresies, Envying’s, murders, drunkenness, revellings (wildness, drunken partying), and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ warned His church about these days and who’s behind it all in John 14:27-30 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.
If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for My Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh (the devil), and hath nothing in Me
All the angry mobs in the streets of America claims to have some kind of human moral goodness. Don’t believe it. Because all these have nothing in Jesus Christ. They are not of God but of the carnal flesh. They are easily angered and without self control therefore you will recognize them by their fruits.
1 John 3:7-8 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Further more, don’t get caught up in the cares of today as your primary call in life. Such as politics, global warming, #MeToo, black lives matter movements and so forth. Though, they all have it’s important place today. But non of these things can save your soul nor keep your soul from eternal hell-fire and damnation.
What matters most, above all the problems in the world today is your eternal soul. Don’t neglect your eternal soul because your life is not guaranteed the next hour. If you died tonight without knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior indefinitely, you will split Hell wide open.
You see, the cares of this life are only temporary, they have no real eternal value at all. The cares of this world are ultimately traps set by satan to keep you from the truth about Heaven, Hell and salvation of your eternal soul. Our goodness and good deeds are never good enough, neither can anyone love enough to enter Heaven. No one’s sins are justified by any amount of good deeds, your sins are only justified by Jesus Christ. In order for your sins be justified so you can make Heaven your home:
1). You must believe and know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior personally (Matthew 7:21-23).
2). You must be born again by the Holy Spirit (John 3:5-8)
3). And your name must be written in the Lambs Book of Life (Revelation 20:15)
V:6 Love does not delight in evil
Love does not delight in sinful, pagan and abominable behaviors. Love does not rape! Love does not steal, murder, lie or commit adultery! Love honors and obeys God and His word first of all. Love respects all people with human dignity and love also honors and upholds marriage as sacred holy matrimony between a man and a woman designed by God.
V:6 Love rejoices with the truth
Love always tells the truth even with gentleness. Proverbs 27:5-6 Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
A true friend will tell you the truth and will not hold back, no matter how much it will hurt, because the motive is love. But an enemy, will not tell you the truth, does not care about you, and will not look out for your soul. But will only flatter you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear.
Withholding truth is hate. Love desires that all men (men, women and children) be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). Love desires to be with Jesus Christ in Heaven. Love is always looking out for the best interests of others. This is why love is not self seeking. This is why we preach the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to all the world. Striving night and day in holiness and making disciples. Toiling night and day in prayer for lost sinners going to Hell. Toiling in every opportunity relentlessly, to convince as many souls of the truth that they might receive eternal life, and encouraging one another in the Lord in these last days. This is love and it always perseveres and never gives up to the end.
God Hates Sin
For the born-again Christian, love is honoring and obeying God and His Word (the Holy Bible). Therefore love is also shunning sin, hating sin like God hates sin. This is why we strive in holiness to keep clean before the Lord in a dirty, abominable world. And tell people the truth about Heaven, Hell and the consequence of sins.
Notice we touched base on some of the elements of the seven deadly sins. Since love rejoices in the truth and speaks the truth. You need to also know this: God loves all people in the world (John 3:16). But He hates our sins
Proverbs 6:17-19 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look (self worship, conceit, the opposite to being humbled), a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood (cold blooded murder, abortion), An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations (calling good evil and evil good), feet that be swift in running to mischief (the seven deadly sins: wrath, gluttony, greed, envy, lust, sloth, pride), A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren (gossip, slander, division, doctrinal sectarianism, church splitting).
And for this reason, Jesus Christ offered Himself as a living sacrifice once and for all, for the remission of our sins whosoever wills to be saved from the bondage and slavery of the sin nature which God hates. The sin nature does not come from God, but from satan who is the perverter and the author and perfecter of sin and death. For this very reason, Jesus Christ died for the remission of our sins because He loves all and He is love. Which brings us to this next point. Love is sacrifice
John 15:12-15 This is My commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you.
People all over the world are looking and perusing love and happiness, but in all the wrong places? You look for it in relationships, sex, in entertainments. Drugs, alcohol, pornography and in partying. Only to find a temporary fix that is fleeting and passing away. You will go to great length’s to obtain what you seek, even selling your soul for it. True love is Jesus Christ.
True happiness and peace comes from within when your right with God. So many people are in total pursuit for love, happiness and peace, but always come up short of it. So as the story goes of a lesbian couple from Washington who adopted 6 kids and paraded around the country with signs and slogans “love is right.” Promoting homosexuality as the happiness lifestyle.
If they found true love and real lasting happiness and peace, than why did they all go to California to highway 1 and drove off a cliff drunk, with all 6 kids in the car? There is no answer other than, they did not find what they were seeking for. And this vain “pursuit of happiness” outside of Jesus Christ is the devil’s trap that many souls are ensnared by. Happiness does not come from heterosexual or homosexual relationships. Happiness does not come from monetary wealth, achieving the “America Dream” or from anything where else. But it only comes from the heart when one is truly right with God through Jesus Christ.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Jesus is telling us here that true peace comes from Him, the King of peace. And even though we maybe surrounded by hell and high water, you still will have that peace that Jesus Christ gives. It’s not a temporary feeling the world gives and can take away, but it’s that true lasting peace, and joy that comes from salvation that only Jesus Christ can give you. This is why Jesus Christ is the Answer. Jesus Christ is THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE! And this is what love is. It’s not a movement or a statement of protest. It’s not sinful, carnal or worldly, but moral, godly and holy. Jesus Christ is complete love, peace and joy that you desperately seek.
How Can You Be Saved?
If you want this lasting Love, joy and peace, than you must believe and acknowledge in your Heart, Jesus Christ is the only true source.
Romans 10:8-13 The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Confess & Repent Repentance is acknowledging and confession of all your sins to God sincerely from the heart, while turning away from the life of sinning. It’s not feeling sorry and asking God for forgiveness. It’s a full surrendering of your heart, soul, mind and body to Jesus Christ, where ever you are at right now. Don’t put it off, remember, life is not guaranteed the next hour.
Believe Believing is active faith. Faith is knowing without doubting, when you ask God to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all sins and unrighteousness, He will.
Call Calling upon the name of the Lord is crying out and asking Jesus Christ to save you. Ask the Father and His only begotten Son from this day forward, for forgiveness of all your sins. Ask them to come into your heart and be Lord of your life. Ask God to write your name in the Lambs Book of Life. And ask Him to fill you with His Holy Spirit
Luke 11:9-13 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?