Good Morning Precious and Dearly Loved Child!
Is The Love of the Father enough to change the hearts of the people? Is His Love enough to change the heart of an addict? How about a murderer? How about a gay person? How about a terrorist? How about a ……….? An intellectual understanding of the Father’s will not change anything! The theology of His love is absolutely powerless!
“Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s Loving-kindness leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4. Most of society erroneously thinks that you must add some law to the Grace and Love of God to really change people’s heart. Most of “churchianity lives in both law and Grace at the same time. This is why there is so much condemnation in “churchianity” today!
“So my brothers, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that you may bear fruit to God. For when we were controlled by the flesh, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit of death. But now, by dying to what once bound us, WE HAVE BEEN RELEASED FROM THE LAW so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code (the law). Romans 7:5-6. Here the Bible says that the law actually arouses sinful passions that law actually bound us to sin, that we have died and been released and freed from the law!
It is the Love and the Grace of God that “teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives…” Titus 2:12. The Father’s Love and Grace fill the new heart which He has given to you when you were saved. The Father is always pouring His Love into your heart through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the one who makes this Love and Grace become powerful in your life! It is heart-knowledge of His Love and Grace that leads us to repentance.
If you want to change a certain area of your life, open that area of your life to the Holy Spirit and look at your weakness through the lenses of your perfect, all-powerful, Loving, Grace-filled heart that Jesus lives in, inside of you! As you look at the weakness through the fullness of Christ who lives inside of you, and see yourself as you are in the Spirit, you are being transformed into Jesus’ likeness!
The Love of the Father is more than good theology and a good message; it is power, it is substance of His Love released into you by the Holy Spirit! So as you depend and fellowship with Holy Spirit, substance and power of the Father’s Love is transforming your outer man into who you are in the Spirit! As you see who you are in the Spirit, this releases the substance of the glory of God into your being, and you are being transformed!
God is Love! “…Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13. Everything in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is 100% Love! All of the supernatural power of God is filled with His Love! The essence of His power is Love! So as you abide in His Love, you are abiding in the greatest and most powerful substance in all of creation!!! More powerful than any chemotherapy, pill, or drug, program, anything!
The Holy Spirit will take us into the full revelation of the power of His Love as you press into, abide, take hold, rest, enjoy, stand in, drink…. this Love with the depths of your heart! This all-powerful Love of the Father will transform even the hardest and most wicked of hearts!!!! Just receive and open your heart, and it will be transformed!
Jerry Brown 2-15-2013.