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What are three benefits of God’s Love?

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God’s Love: Defined

Outline:

  • Who is God?
  • What is God’s love?
  • What are some of God’s commandments?
  • What are some of the benefits of God’s love?
  • Summary

Who is God?

The phrase “God is love” occurs only twice in the entire bible, establishing it’s truth and both are in I John 4.

1 John 4
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
16 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.

Love is God’s very nature. Its what makes him who he is. God is love in its fullest conceivable form.

Throughout all history, some of the rules of life have changed, but God’s love for mankind has never changed.

Characteristics of God’s Love

Quality

Category

Explanation

Measureless

Size

too large or great to be measured

Fathomless

Comprehension

impossible for the human mind to fully understand

Endless

Time

it will never stop at any point in time

Boundless

Limits

there are no limitations or restrictions

 

These 4 characteristics of God’s love don’t even take into account the 14 characteristics of God’s love listed in I Corinthians 13…

I Corinthians 13 [amplified bible]
4 Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.

5 It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured.

6 It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].

7 Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].

8 Love never fails [it never fades nor ends].

7 in the bible represents spiritual perfection.  That is why God’s love has 14 characteristics because its double love, which is spiritual perfection established.

Romans 5:5
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost [gift of holy spirit] which is given unto us.

First off, we need to fix a few things in this verse…

The word “the” was deliberately added to the bible and does not occur in the Greek texts from which the King James Version was taken.

Secondly, the phrase “Holy Ghost” comes from the root Greek words hagion neuma, which is better translated “holy spirit”, referring to the gift of holy spirit we receive when we get born again.

In the third place, the phrase “shed abroad” literally means “poured out”.  Just picture yourself on a hot, humid summer day and you are taking in a big cool refreshing drink of God’s perfect love.

So here is a much more accurate translation of Romans 5:5:

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is poured out in our hearts by [the gift of] holy spirit which is given unto us.

All of this can be verified in the Greek interlinear 

I John 1:5
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

God’s love: what is it?

I John 5
1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

This goes way beyond the ten commandments which were given to the Israelites. Although we don’t violate them, there is so much more to us in this age of grace.

If I were Buzz Lightyear, I would be saying, “to I John and beyond!!!”

Jesus Christ condensed the hundreds of old testament laws down to only 2 – Love God and Love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

What are some commandments of God TO US?

I Thessalonians 4:11 [amplified bible]
and to make it your ambition to live quietly and peacefully, and to mind your own affairs and work with your hands, just as we directed you,

I John 3
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

Just like I John 5:3 said, these are not grievous!

3 OF THE MANY BENEFITS OF GOD’S LOVE

God’s Love casts out fear

I 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.

How does this work?

II Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

  1. God’s power overcomes the ultimate source of the fear, who is the devil
  2. God’s love casts out the fear itself
  3. The sound mind of Christ prevents the fear from coming back

God’s solution to fear has 3 parts because 3 in the bible is the number of completeness.

In reference to point #1 above, in the KJV, the word “overcome” is used in I John 3 times, [tied only with the book of Revelation], which is more than any other book of the bible.

However, when you look at the Greek text, you get a much different picture.  The word “overcome” comes from the Greek word “Nikao” [the verb form], which is used 6 times in I John alone [bolded & italicized]:

I John 2:13
I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

I John 2:14
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

I John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

I John 5
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

Definition of “overcome”
Strong’s Concordance #3528
nikaó: to conquer, prevail
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (nik-ah’-o)
Short Definition: I conquer, overcome
Definition: I conquer, am victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue.

HELPS Word-studies
3528 nikáō(from 3529 /níkē, “victory”) – properly, conquer (overcome); ” ‘to carry off the victory, come off victorious.’ The verb implies a battle” (K. Wuest).

The Greek word Nikao comes from the root word “Nike”, which is also a famous company that makes athletic shoes.

The Greek word “nikao” is used 18 times in the book of Revelation, more than any other book of the bible.   That’s very appropriate since God has the final victory in the end.

God’s Love covers a multitude of sins

1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

The phrase “fervent charity” and “charity” are the love of God.

I know some people who make a mistake, then try to cover it up, and worry and hope that nobody finds out.

But we don’t have to live that way.

Isaiah 55
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

The love of God is so powerful it can hide a multitude of sins!

Now that’s a better way to live.

God’s Love energizes our believing

Galatians 5:6
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

The word “faith” is believing.

Definition of “worketh”:
HELPS Word-studies
1754 energéō (from 1722 /en, “engaged in,” which intensifies 2041 /érgon, “work”) – properly, energize, working in a situation which brings it from one stage (point) to the next, like an electrical current energizing a wire, bringing it to a shining light bulb.

 

Because of God’s measureless, fathomless, endless and boundless love that is energizing our believing, we literally have the ability to believe every verse in the bible and see the benefits in our lives.  This is why we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us [Philippians 4:13]

Ephesians 1:19
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working [energizing] of his mighty power,

Ephesians 3
19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

In verse 19, the word “passeth” actually means: surpassing,

Strong’s Concordance #5235
huperballó: to throw over or beyond, to run beyond
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-er-bal’-lo)
Short Definition: I surpass
Definition: I surpass, excel, exceed, transcend.

HELPS Word-studies
5235 hyperbállō (from 5228 /hypér, “beyond, above” and 906 /bállō, “throw”) – properly, throw beyond; (figuratively) surpassing (transcending); excel, exceed (“be eminent”).

Because we have the mind of Christ and God’s unlimited love energizing our believing that transcends our mind, we can believe even beyond what we can think or ask…

Is that something worth tapping into?

SUMMARY

  1. The bible says twice that God is love, which establishes it
  2. God’s love is Measureless, Fathomless, Endless and Boundless
  3. The love of God is to do what God commands us to do, which are way better and go way beyond the 10 commandments. Buzz Lightyear would say, “to I John and beyond!!”
  4. Four of God’s commandments are
    1. Love one another with his perfect love;
    2. Believe on the name of God’s Son Jesus Christ;
    3. Live quietly and peacefully, minding our own affairs;
    4. Work with your hands;
  5. In II Timothy 1:7, the dynamics of God’s power, love and sound mind are these:
    1. God’s power overcomes the ultimate source of the fear, who is the devil
    2. God’s love casts out the fear itself
    3. The sound mind of Christ prevents the fear from coming back
  6. God’s love energizes our believing
  7. God’s love covers a multitude of sins

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