“When love surpasses all knowledge .”
Love cannot be taught it has to be encountered.
It requires a deep connection.
It is God’s desire that the love seed will be planted in each of us.
Then transmitted around the family and out into the community.
Like wildfire spread like the virus into all nations globally and wreak its harvest.
Powerful, infectious Love transmitted and transforming.
Rooted in Christ and flourishing in everyone as John 17 describes.
Intimacy with God is our greatest weapon and tool when we are attacked and want to crawl into the cave and hide, like Elijah, depressed.
That love and intimacy from God encourages the opposite and says.
Arise and fight. Arise and build
We will arise as on eagles wings and be powerful:
God’s breath be in us.
Fresh lives filled with the oxygen of heaven.
Filled with hope.
We are the curse breakers for the next generation.
We awake and see what is wrong and have opportunity to be part of restoring it.
“It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’’
“”We will wait upon the Lord .“
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
Everything directs us to focus on God on, Jesus.
For them to be our first love.
We catch His eye by seeking for Him not the world.
He will not play second to another love.
To say “You can have my all.”
We are good enough just as we are as we do that.
All things have been reconciled to Him through Christ.
As we love Him we will be centred and our identity will be based on what He created us to be.
Made in the image of God.
We will herald purity and holiness. Not in what we have been but in what He says.
He will lead we will follow as we love.
The illustration shows the vision of Jesus intimate with each one who comes child like close to His face to hear Him.
We encounter His love.
That seed of love sown in already prepared soil made ready by the work of the Word and the Holy Spirit.
Grows and multiplies into the harvest which when harvested will feed others round the Lord’s table.
More from behind the veil revealed to us.
Three scriptures that come to mind:
“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”Ephesians 3:17-21 ESV
“Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.””John 17:24-26 ESV
“so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”Isaiah 55:11 ESV
The song First Love. Kari Jobe