How to Love Like God

It is wrong for a CHRISTIAN to ask people to love. It is just like asking a Muslim to say: “Jesus is the Lord”.

Let us rightly divide the Word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15) here:

Can you bark, please? You must be a dog to do that – dogs bark; that is their nature.

Meaning, man must be born of God to love.

See, “…God is love” (1 John 4:8 KJV). That is His nature. You cannot love if you are not born of Him. And man works what he is created to do. Man cannot please the Lord by himself, for his righteousness is like filthy rags before the Father (Isaiah 64:6). Also, “there is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10 KJV). The righteous is Christ. God’s love for man is and has always been Grace.

So, to THOSE CHRISTIANS, “stop preaching judgement, preach the Gospel, only, to save men; for “…it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16 KJV). Asking men to love is preaching judgement; it is – same as – asking them to obey God’s commandments. Asking men to love is preaching the other Gospel – there is no other, for the Gospel is one (Galatians 1:6-9).

Note that Christians are ministers of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV), could be a pastor, prophet or a “lay person” in the body of Christ. We are made “the Way” to reconcile men to God, the Father. So, ministers of reconciliation, WE DO NOT ASK PEOPLE TO OBEY; we make them obey.

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Obedience is love

Love is obeying the Father’s commandments (1 John 5:3 KJV).

But God love man, not based on what he does or have done. Remember this: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 KJV). The Lord first loved you and still does – His for you enables you to love. You cannot love if He does not love you. 1 John 4:19 KJV says it this way: “We love Him, because He first loved us”.

Now, this is how to love like God:

Be a Christian to love like the Lord. Christians are the new creation in Christ – their nature is God; “…as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).

Receive the Lord Jesus today if you are not born of Him, else your love will always be conditional (Matthew 5:46); Yahweh’s is agape, the unconditional one. He loves everyone, not Christians only. Remember John 3:16: “For God so loved the world (not Christians), that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life (become Christians).”

Dearest, receive the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus for Him to come and dwell in you. He will work in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13 KJV). 1 John 4:19 KJV says: “We love Him, because He first loved us.” Your ability to love is from God. This is to say that life is spiritual, nothing happens by chance. “…we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10 ESV).

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Man can love his brother or sister only if the Father worketh him to do it (Philippians 2:13). 1 John 4:12 KJV says it this way: “If we love one another, God dwelleth in us”.

And to love your neighbor like God does is to love your neighbor as God (yourself) [Mark 12:31]. You are God (Psalm 82:6 KJV) – as He is, so are you in this world (1 John 4:17).

Do not forget this: “It is impossible for you to bark. You must be born a dog to be able to do so.” Hope it soaks.

Love is Christ. It is our nature.

Now, you know how to love like Jesus. Thanks to God.

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Source: Francis Quarshie