The Benefits of walking in Love
What is LIFE without the LOVE of God?
•Walking in LOVE is the basis to praise, worship, answered prayers, healing, deliverance, breakthroughs, and for the manifested presence of God in our lives.
•God will not receive our praise and worship if we are not walking in His LOVE, and neither will we get the things we desire of Him, if we are not walking in His Love.
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
But if all of you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has ought against you;
Leave there your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
1 Corinthians 13:4
Charity (Love) suffers long…
+SUFFERS LONG means: to endure; stand the test and go the distance.
But the FRUIT of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, LONGSUFFERING…
+One of the FRUIT or Characteristics of LOVE is LONGSUFFERING (fortitude, forbearance and patience).
+Love makes us strong enough to suffer long in any situation and at the same time Love makes us too weak to get out.
+Love at work in any situation gives God access to enter that situation.
+Love changes things and makes things better for our benefit and for the glory of God.
+Never stop LOVING…
1 Corinthians 13:4
Charity (Love)… is KIND…
KIND: of a gentle nature; a desire to help other; the practice of benevolence; thoughtful and considerate.
Be KINDLY AFFECTIONED one to another with brotherly Love; in honor preferring one another.
+The Love of God makes us AFFECTIONATE in KINDNESS.
For God so Love the world that He GAVE his only Son…
+The Love of God makes us givers in KINDNESS, and when we give big or small it will always be from the heart in Love.
+The kindness of Love has a power in it that impacts others in a good way and change their lives for the better for the Glory of God
1 Corinthians 13:8
Charity (Love) never FAILS…
+This means there is VICTORY in Love.
+Have you ever gotten a VICTORY just by walking in the LOVE of God?
+Remember this, Love is who you are and Loving is what you do.
+You are Love because God is Love and God is your Heavenly Father.
+When you walk in Love you are walking in God (the ways and things of God). How then can any weapon formed against you prosper?
+Jesus said in Matthew 5:44 to Love your enemies.
+When you Love your enemies you are putting God (the ways and things of God) before yourself and in front of your enemies.
+God is now between you and your enemies. Your enemies would’ve to go through God in order to get to you. That is impossible.
+Remember God is Love and Love never fails. Always walk in the Love of God.
Principles of Love Pt.4
+Most behavioral problems with Believers has to do with us walking in the FLESH instead of walking in LOVE and in the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 13:5
…LOVE is not easily PROVOKED…
+This means that love is not easily annoyed, easily angered or over sensitive.
+These negative and temperamental behaviors are called “Works of the Flesh”
+In Galatians 5:19-21 one of the works of the flesh is WRATH which is anger (ill temper).
+In verse 21 the Word of God says that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Colossians 3:8 says to put off ANGER, WRATH… These are the deeds of the old man (the unsaved person we were before we came to Christ).
+Let us continue in LOVE because LOVE never fails.
•Continue to let the WORD of God be the standard for our lives. 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!