“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
– 1 John 4:16
1 John says that we have KNOWN the love, and we have BELIEVED the love that God has to us! Me and my mother were talking last week, and she told me that if one of her children were sick she would do anything she had to do to make them well. She said she would move across the country if she had too. Why? Because she loves her children. God loves His children. There is nothing He wouldn’t do for us, in fact, He did everything He possibly could be sending Jesus.
The Bible says that God showed His love for us in this, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. He loves you at your best, He loved you at your worst. He has nothing but love for you, and He finds no fault in you. The Bible says “Love covers a multitude of sins”. His love covers all your sins. There’s nothing you could do that could ever seperate you from His love.
Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.…”
1 John shows us that we are to believe in that love. Jesus speaking about moving the mountains told the disciples “Have faith in Love [God]” Remember, God is LOVE!
So many people miss God’s best, because their faith isn’t rooted in the Love that God has for them. Many people miss healing that’s so abundantly available to God’s people, because they feel unworthy, because they don’t understand that God loves them and finds no fault in them. One person said, “I believe God would heal everyone else, but it’s so hard to believe for myself.” This happens because you haven’t been made perfect in the love that God has for them.
1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
There are sincere Believers who are tormented with fear, and attacks from the enemy, and fear for their health, finances, marriage, family and so on, because they haven’t been made perfect in Gods love. He loves you, and if you believe His love, He will work it out. He will heal you, He will deliver you, He will provide, He will work it out. Why? Because He loves you! Believe the love that God has for you!
The Apostle John lived the longest out of all the other apostles. He was the first to get the revelation that Jesus loved him intimately. He was close to Jesus, so close that Peter asked John to ask Jesus a question. He also followed Jesus all the way to the cross when others ran. God is calling you closer to His love – Make a decision to believe that love!