Born With The “Love Nature”
Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us (Romans 5:5 AMP).
In Matthew 5:17, Jesus said “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.” He said this because He lived as a Jew, born under the Old Covenant; under the Law. So He had an obligation to keep and perfectly fulfill the requirements of the Law. But later on, the Master summed up all the Laws of the Old Covenant in one word—love: ““For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” (Galatians 5:14).
Love is the new and only commandment the children of Israel had to obey: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34). God knew if they could walk in love, they would have obeyed all the other commandments He gave them through Moses. But they were unable to keep those commandments because they didn’t have the love-nature. For you to walk in love, you have to be born of God, who is love (1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:16).
This is the reason when you’re born again love becomes your nature. Romans 5:5 says, “the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Today, in the New Testament, we’re not “commanded” to love because love is the principle by which we live. This was God’s plan all along, to usher into the scene a new class of men, born of Him, with His nature of love. When Jesus died, and was raised back to life, the greatest miracle ever, occurred: this new species of love-led, love-filled and love-dominated beings were born!
We’re the ones the Apostle Paul describes as new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), with the life and nature of God in our spirits. Now, you don’t have to struggle to walk in love; being born of love, you’re love personified! You live the love-life naturally. You can now love those around you with the same supernatural love that God expressed in John 3:16.
Dear Father, I thank you for your nature of love which has been poured out in my heart through the Holy Spirit. I manifest that love lavishly today to everyone around me, showing them the higher and more excellent way of the Kingdom life—the love-way! Thank you for loving me eternally, and teaching me to love you in return, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 3:16; Romans 13:10; 1Timothy 1:9-10