They will know us by our love,” not by our intellect, our ability to put forth a good argument, or our desire to seek vengeance or strike back.
The world is currently and literally functioning out of a frequency of hatred and confusion. I have seen and felt this frequency and it is ugly—so warped and out of tune in comparison to the frequency of the Kingdom of Jesus.
The frequency of hatred is designed to lure and ensnare you—to draw your attention away from the eternal and onto temporary issues—temporary things. To set your time and affections on polluted agendas. But what is on God’s agenda? Do we ask Him, or do we just assume?
Please, brothers and sisters, don’t allow yourselves to become a casualty to this frequency. It is a satanic frequency.
As the sons and daughters of God, we have access to everything that is in God’s Kingdom. Hatred towards each other doesn’t exist in God’s Kingdom. Truth, righteousness and joy exist in His Kingdom. Life, peace and hope exist in His Kingdom… because they exist in Jesus.
Triggering doesn’t exist in God’s Kingdom. Hurt, abuse and harm doesn’t exist in His Kingdom. Needing to be right doesn’t exist in His Kingdom, because needing to be right was a part of the tree of the knowledge of evil and good—good and evil—which is the fruit we ate that separated us from God in the first place.
We are to seek first HIS righteousness, not our own. Our own righteousness will not save us, and it will not save others.
The Gospel is all about Jesus and it can all be summed up in His mission of love—“for God so loved the world.” God hasn’t stopped loving the world and He hasn’t stopped loving us, so my question then, is this: if we can’t love one another, then do we really know Love Himself?
Love Himself said, “love others as I have loved you.” So how does Love Himself love us? What has He done to show us that He loves us? Is the revelation of HIS love evident in our hearts, or does it just reside in our heads?
“Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
Returning back to the beginning: They will know us by our agape; our “seventy times seven”; our unoffendable lives lived from within Love Himself. This is the frequency that should be going out across the earth. Will we dare to step into Love and let His love manifest through us to earth?
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