Posted by: Pure Glory | 06/04/2020

Where Is The Love?

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

Be released from yesterday into the new day and new era of the fresh wineskin presence of the Lord! Father, show your people off for your glory and make them greater advertisement for your kingdom!

The truth is this, whether we’re guilty or forgiven, God’s love for us is the same. We’ve been given the ministry of reconciliation. Some of our conversations and speeches, many times reveal where our love levels are. Unfortunately, many major on the giftings but they forget that love is between first Corinthians chapters 12 and 14. Love is the foundation, the motivation, the glue that causes it all to mesh. The body of Christ suffers from schism diseases, due to the missing vitamin, the pure Love of God, in demonstration towards each other.

The world will identify us by our love for one another, as Jesus’ disciples. Therefore, we need the Father to raise our love levels. True love and true covenant are not valued because we are more impressionable than relational.

Jesus said, in Matthew 7:22-23: “…many will say to me. Lord! Lord!” We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in you name. But I will reply, I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.”

God’s law is love and against such there is no law. The word “knew” in this passage, means to know intimately, therefore, we cannot be intimate without relationship. The real becomes the target because of the commonality; for not succumbing to the status quo. Our love for each other should reflect our love for Jesus. We treat each other how we treat God. Our relationships with each other lacks depth and continuity due to a lack of trust. This is why our worship is shallow. Therefore, our worship is how we treat each other, when we do not agree.

Who gladly loves more, more and more while they are loved less, less and less? Yet Paul says, “I do not care whether you love me or not, I am willing to destitute myself completely, not merely for your sakes, but that I may draw you to God.” (2 Corinthians 12:15)

We love better, when we love with the purpose of drawing others closer to God and loving beyond ourselves. We know the Scriptures, head knowledge, but love is not exemplified. Love will keep us together. Our love job is to restore anyone who is overtaken in a fault, not bury them or beat them with it. “Less we be tempted or fall into the same thing.” God’s love is selfless, our love is selfish, this grieves the heart of God, how we treat each other, calling ourselves ambassadors of Christ.

Rather than love motivating us, we seek prestige, worldly acclaim, ambition, and self-promotion. Where is the love? There are many people from different walks of life that are non exemplary of true covenant. The heart of God bleeds at how we proclaim what is wrong with someone else, while at the same time we are personally desiring love and mercy. We cannot deny that we all have struggles, however, love will keep us together.

If we speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, we are nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If we speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if we have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but we don’t love, we are nothing. If we give everything we own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but we don’t love, we have gotten nowhere. So, no matter what we say, what we believe, and what we do, we are bankrupt without love. If we say we love God and hate our brothers we are liars.

  Love never gives up.
                  Love cares more for others than for self.
                  Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
                  Love doesn’t strut,
                  Doesn’t have a swelled head,
                  Doesn’t force itself on others,
                  Isn’t always “me first,”
                  Doesn’t fly off the handle,
                  Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others nor keep record of the wrongs                                               suffered,
                   Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
                   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
                   Puts up with anything,
                   Trusts God always,
                   Always looks for the best,
                   Never looks back,
                   But keeps going to the end.

Love never dies. Prophesying will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our “incompletes” will be canceled.

When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. The best of the three is love. Love, love will keep us together! (1 Corinthians 13:1-13 MSG)

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  1. Yes Lord!!

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  2. Let the love of Christ Jesus melt our hearts of stone and inspire us to treat others with the same kind of love He has given us through his sacrifice on the cross.

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  3. Good question, where is the love? I agree with you, we can’t love without ‘knowing’ God. Walking intimately with our Lord.

    Oh how much we still have to learn about loving well. I can say it is a journey of growth to love well, the deeper the journey into the heart of the Father, the greater the ability to love well.

    When I forget to look at Jesus, look at the Father through the sacrifice of Jesus, I forget what love really means. God is Love!

    We love because He first loved us. What a deep truth that at times goes beyond our human comprehension, and yet we are able to walk in this way because of the Spirit of God.

    All of who Jesus is, what He said and how He lived is available to us through His Spirit.

    When we stop walking in the Spirit we stop exercising our ability to love well. We are a broken people, in need of acceptance, which only God can truly give.

    My need for Him, His love and acceptance is what gives me the ability to give away what I receive. I can’t give what I don’t have. I cry out for more of Him in my life, for His perspective, for His understanding, for His love so that I may have the ability to love others well.

    So much to learn, so much growing to do. May I love those whom You have given to me in a manner worthy of You, and when I fail I welcome Your ‘loving’ hand of correction over my life.

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    • Yes, it is a process to learn to love. Spending time with God, Jesus and Holy Spirit and experiencing their love makes quite the difference.

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  4. Pour your Love into our hearts Abba Father, by the Holy Spirit! (Romans 5:5)
    apart from Christ there is no real, true, pure, holy, righteous, perfect love that casts out all fear

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    • Yes, Christ demonstrates perfect love!

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  5. Very powerful! Amen!!

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  6. Reblogged this on thehouseofprayers.

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  7. Inspiring. Where is the love was my husband’s last week sermon title. Thank you for sharing and have a great day.

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    • You are welcome! Holy Spirit is speaking to all of us!

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  8. Reblogged this on Coming of Age For Men and commented:
    Amen!! Love this lengthy post you delivered! Blessings to you for sharing this powerful message about love! Have a safe and blessed weekend! \O/ 😀

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    • Thank you! God’s love expressed in each one of the believer’s lives can change a country and the world. Glory to God! \0/

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      • Amen! Hope all is well with you \O/ 😀

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      • Thank you, Michael! Doing well. How are you? All glory and praise to God! \0/ 🙂

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      • Its a pleasure! All is well! Thanks be to God for his protection and mercy! \O/ 😀

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