Faith working through Love…

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love. (Galatians 5:6 NASB)

This is quite a simple post…

The Lord gave me a revelation as I was lying awake last night – I couldn’t sleep…

I often find when this happens that He is wanting to tell me something…

Faith working through Love…

Or as the NIV says, “faith expressing itself through love”…

What He showed me was that love was behind everything we do…

The Love of Christ controls us as Paul said – He brought that scripture back to mind…

For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; (2 Corinthians 5:14 NASB)

It really is so simple…

Christ loved me…

He demonstrated His Love for us…

He is still demonstrating His Love for us…

As He does we become more loving – we love because He first loved us – to the measure that we understand what has been freely given to us by God – to the measure that we understand His Love – we will be loving to others…

We love, because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19 NASB)

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, (1 Corinthians 2:12 NASB)

So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God. (1 Corinthians 3:21-23 NASB)

Faith working through love…

So anything which the Lord asks me to do – anything which He asks me to believe – if the motivation behind that is not love then it is not the Lord’s Voice speaking to me…

If the motivation is fear then it is not the Lord’s Voice – do you get it?

That’s what He was showing me last night…

I had an experience early yesterday morning with the Lord where He showed me what the outcome of that Perfect Patience that I mentioned in a previous post was – Perfect Love casts out Fear…

I experienced it…

I heard Him telling me of His Love for me…

I heard Him telling me of my security in Him…

Because I’d come to that place of forgiveness in terms of not wanting anyone to perish or “miss out” (if they knew the Lord) by being taken home early I realised that the tormentors couldn’t torment me with words which seemed contrary to His Love – Perfect Love – an understanding of His Perfect Love – and reflecting His forgiveness to the fullest possible extent to others – this is what releases the Father’s Love to us…

I actually heard the Father speaking to me yesterday…

Usually it is the Holy Spirit and Jesus who speak to me…

They identify Themselves and yesterday it was the Father and He spoke to me in love…

We cannot be forgiven personally by God and then put our hands to the throats of those who “owe” us a few cents – we cannot have expectations on others – either believers or non-believers – we must love all – tell the truth to all but tell them the truth in love…

He assured me that I was safe in Him and that He would keep me in this place of safety for the rest of my life – I have entered into that place of experiencing His Perfect Love – and there is nothing in this place which can cause you to stumble – as His word says…

Not to say that this makes me “sinlessly perfect” – it doesn’t – it just means that I am protected by His Grace to live in a place of peace and joy in His Presence where I see Him working out all the things written in His Book before one of them came to be and taking me through His plan for my life in rest with no striving from me but just submission to the process and peace and joy – I mentioned that already… 🙂

Because I am being merciful to others, i.e. showing mercy then I am receiving mercy from the Lord…

When we are judgemental then we also receive judgement, i.e. are not able to receive or believe in the unconditional love of God to us – it is our faith working through love which protects us…

Are we seeing this?

It is a very free place – that open plateau that I’ve been seeing so often is this place – this is the place He is calling us to – calling us, I believe, away to – this place of perfect peace and rest “near to the heart of God” as the old hymn says…

Love You Jesus…

Let us rediscover this place – we at the end of the ages – to rediscover this secret which Paul knew and lived by – controlled by the Love of God – a living experience of being loved and forgiven and comforted and encouraged by God – He rejoices over us with singing – and then treating all in our “wake” in this love – more and more and more…

Love you all,

Andrew

About andrew james horton

Hi, my name is Andrew James Horton... I am a Kiwi (New Zealander), born in Christchurch (05 September 1971), now in my late-forties (I feel so old saying that)... I am blessed to be married with five children and six grandchildren... :-) I am at present a Principal Structural Engineer, Director working in Christchurch, New Zealand... I am passionate about prophetic intercession and about revival both in New Zealand and throughout the world... I am passionate to pray that the Church, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, will be all that He - the Lord Jesus Christ - desires her to be in our generation... I felt that the Lord gave me the name of this blog site, "a house of prayer for the nations - prophetic intercession for worldwide revival" and wanted me to "put it out there" and start recording the prayers which are on my heart to pray in the hope that others would also be encouraged to share the prayers which are on their hearts to pray and that in the unity of the Spirit we could participate together in this activity in different locations around the world as He leads us... If the Lord leads you, let's join in prayer for the Lord's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven in our generation... Love in the Lord, Andrew
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