AWAKEN TO PURE HOLY LOVE – Part 1
By Ronald D McGatlin
God’s love is always pure and holy and is always powerful to lead to righteous understanding, wisdom and power. The Spirit attributes of God flow from heaven in His love. Natural life ordered by God’s pure holy love reflects the nature and attributes of God in and through His creation.
The power to change and recreate natural life in the world is in the love of God. Change from God will always be toward the representation of the nature and life qualities of God.
The Spirit and the written word of God are always reflected in His love relationship with mankind. His love guides us to walk in the perfect order of His ways in this life. God’s pure holy love leads to heaven’s ways on earth.
God’s love never leads us to live outside the leadership of the Spirit or in contrast to His written word.
Empowerment of Father’s Love
God’s pure holy love leads and empowers us to live in harmony with His written word and the Holy Spirit.
Christ Jesus abiding in His people that abide in Him by the Spirit empowers us with the power of His pure holy love to rule and reign in this life now in the natural world.
Wherever the love of God rules on earth through His people, there is freedom, peace, prosperity and joy in the righteousness of the order of God. This is the kingdom of God on earth – the kingdom of heaven being formed on earth.
GOD IS TODAY OPENING OUR EYES TO SEE A VERY CUNNING TRICK OF THE ENEMY THAT SEEKS TO INSTALL A DIFFERENT “LOVE” TO RULE THE WORLD.
Dear friends, please give very close attention to what God is saying in this writing. We probably all know that God’s love is very different in many ways from that which natural man may call “love”. God is today pointing out one major point of difference that can have grave consequences in the lives of believers.
The devil always tries to develop a substitute or counterfeit of the true works of God. One thing that he cannot replicate is pure holy love. God is the only source of pure holy love.
However, the devil can and has devised another “love” that is very powerful in the natural fallen world. Great disorder has come to the people of the world, including much of the religious Christian church, by this pseudo “love.”
This deviant “brotherly love” is in this season being propagated among Christians on a major worldwide scale. On the surface this false love looks very good to casual observant people including Christians. However, at its core it is based on fallen human need and pride. It leads to the weakening and eventual loss of the empowerment of the true love, wisdom and power of God in our lives.
The Foundational Error of Natural Sons Verses God Sons
God’s love is the same for everyone. Every created human being is loved by God. Christ died for every one of us. This truth being erroneously applied, without the consideration of the fallen condition of Adam, is creating a serious disorder in multitudes of people.
Today false teachers don’t always know they are teaching false concepts, but rather think they are bringing truth that really sounds good and is very pleasing to the ears of the people. False teaching may in some cases be just incomplete or not the whole truth. The enemy uses the incomplete teachings to lead people astray from the PURE HOLY LOVE reality of God and into an acceptance of worldly corruption flowing through fallen mankind.
THE “FAKE LOVE” DECEPTION
The bottom line of this deception goes something like this, “We were all created by God so we all have the same Father. Therefore we are all brothers in that we all came from Adam who was a created son of God.”
(Please, don’t freak out now, but let’s look at this in the light of biblical truth.)
A major change in mankind took place when Adam fell in sin and separated himself and all mankind with him from the place of Spirit to spirit communion with Father God. A big change took place! Adam and Eve were removed from the Garden of Eden and no longer walked with God in the cool of the day. Death, which is separation from God, came upon all mankind through Adam.
Adam and all mankind at that time were no longer true sons of God but followed after the devil. Yes, God still loved them but their POSITION of true sons of God was lost.
Hardship of life, strife with one another, and death came upon all mankind. Eventually sacrifices and offerings with rituals and many laws were established by God to provide a way for mankind to express faith toward God to temporarily provide covering for their sins. But full redemption as true sons of God was not possible until the Savior of the world, the once and forever perfect sacrifice of the Lamb of God redeemed all who would believe and receive the free gift of redemption to again become true sons of God.
John 1:12-13 KJV: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
Born again of God with power to become sons of God. As many as received and believed are given power to become true sons of God. True maturing sons of God were and are again on earth.
Ephesians 2: 1-2: “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.”
Yes, without Christ Jesus abiding in mankind by the Holy Spirit all are indeed brothers in Adam, the fallen son. We were all in bondage and separated from our position as true Spirit sons of God.
In Christ Jesus and Christ in us we are again truly Sons of God and full brothers with Jesus, and brothers with all REDEEMED mankind.
God loves all sons of Adam but makes a distinction between those who are His redeemed sons through Christ Jesus and those who by their own choice are not sons of God.
Jesus was speaking to some of the religious leaders of that day and said, “You do the deeds of your father.”
“Then they said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father—God.”
“Jesus said to them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me.’”
“Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. YOU ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.” John 8:41-47.”
Loved by God or IN LOVE with God?
God is Love. His pure holy love is always there for each and every human being. However, not every person is “in love” with God. Not everyone is in a LOVE RELATIONSHIP with Father God in Christ Jesus. There is an intimate love relationship that can occur that completes the circle of love from God and too God from those who love Him. This relationship is characterized in the Bible as being adopted as mature Sons of Father God and in a marriage as the bride of Christ.
Romans 8 12-17: “Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
“FOR AS MANY AS ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THESE ARE THE SONS OF GOD. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’”
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
IN LOVE WITH GOD
Being in love with God is a requited love relationship. Love from God consumes our being with His burning love. We in turn love God with the burning passion of His love in us. We also can have the same burning love relationship with others in whom God and this same love abides.
Being loved by God is NOT the same as being IN LOVE WITH God.
God’s love toward all mankind is and unrequited love until the person receives God’s love in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. Yes, God loves all with the same burning love but not everyone receives it and becomes “IN LOVE” with God.
The riches of the glory God are reserved for those who LOVE Him.
“But as it is written:
‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’
BUT GOD HAS REVEALED THEM TO US THROUGH HIS SPIRIT. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.
More on this next week in Part 2.