WALKING IN LOVE BY DEMONSTRATION 

​How do you Know that you  are Walking in LOVE. When you display the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit located in,Galatians 5:22-23 which says,

22. But the fruit (or Character) of the Spirit (God’s Holy Spirit) is Love… 

The Characteristics of Love is joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith (faithfulness), 

23. Meekness (Submissiveness), Temperance (self-restraint), against such there is no law. (This means that anything that is brought against the Characteristics of Love cannot be upheld in God’s Justice System).

1 Corinthians 13:8

Charity (Love) never fails… 

Charity is all that is done in Love, Benevolence and Compassion the benefit of others and for the Glory of God. 

Galatians 5:16 

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit (the Fruit of the Spirit, Love), and all of you shall not fulfill any lust of the flesh. 

DEMONSTRATION OF LOVE 

 Giving is a demonstration of love,and our Heavenly Father demonstrated it.

John 3:16,says:

“For God so Love the world He GAVE His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”.

+God is LOVE, and for God so LOVE the world He GAVE…

+We can GIVE without LOVE, but we cannot LOVE without GIVING.  

1 John 3:17-18 says,”But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother have NEED, and shuts up his HEART OF COMPASSION from him, how dwells the LOVE of God in him?  My little children, let us NOT LOVE in WORD, NEITHER in TONGUE; but in DEED and in TRUTH. 

SACRIFICIAL LOVE 

Lets look at John 3:16

“For God so Love the world He GAVE His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. 

+How did God give His only begotten Son? Jesus was given (SACRIFICED) for our sin.  

Sacrifice: doing something for the benefit of others at the expense or cost of yourself. 

+You can SACRIFICE without LOVE, but you cannot LOVE without making SACRIFICES. 

2 Samuel 24:24 King David said: 

I will not give offerings to the Lord my God of that which costs me nothing. 

+The Giving that costs us something is greater in God’s sight than giving which cost you nothing.  

+Sacrificial givings are highly commendable, valued and rewarded by God. 

-MORE ON SACRIFICE-

John 15:13 

Greater LOVE has no man than this, that a man lay down his life (SACRIFICE) for his friends. 

+LOVE and Friendship goes hand in hand. Friendship is one of those relationships where Strong Love is demonstrated. Think of David and Jonathan. 1 Samuel Ch-18.

+Friends do not kill Friends, but Friends will die for Friends if necessary. 

+There are many types of relationships. But the one relationship we can have in all relationships is FRIENDSHIP.  

+LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, SACRIFICE. 

FINALLY 

Matt 16:24 

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself (SACRIFICE), and take up his cross (SACRIFICE), and follow me. 

Galatians 2:20 

I am CRUCIFIED with Christ: nevertheless I live; YET NOT I, but Christ lives in me…

+Remember our lives is Christ is already sacrificed. Now, therefore we live His  resurrected live for the glory of God. Alleluia! (See Ephesians 2:1-7)

+Crucified with Christ means our lives in Christ was SACRIFICED unto God. We gave our lives to God through the crucifixion our Lord Jesus Christ.  

+Sacrifice also involves exchange. Christ gave His life for us and we gave Him our lives to receive and live His life. 

•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for your life. Always LOVING others like Christ Jesus loves us while keeping our faith, trust and confidence in Him. 

•BLESSED you are and BLESSED you will always be and to God be all the GLORY. Amen!

All glory ,honor,and thanks go to God,for using my brother and friend Anthony Rose for writing this lesson.

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One comment on “WALKING IN LOVE BY DEMONSTRATION 

  1. Bro. Rose says:

    Love is another way of exercising the POWER of God.

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