The Spirit of Love: Loving your Lover

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Having a deep understanding of the mystery of Valentine is imperative for every living soul.

Although there are so many stories about the day out there, we aren’t concerned about where it originated from, but about how it influences our lives now.

The most blessed thing I love about valentine is the word ‘Love’. It is what ties up all things about everything.

And now?

When Jesus was talking about the greatest commandment he said_ “Thou shalt love the Lord you God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” Matt 22:37.

See also: Bible verses about Love

And he further said, the second greatest commandment is that we love our neighbours as ourselves. Haven’t you ever asked yourself why the two greatest commandments should be anchored on love? Simple! Because love bears all crosses; and it is therefore essential for us to possess as God’s people.

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us the Spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” The Scripture further explains that the term ‘Love’ in the sight of God, is not just an emotional feeling that ruminates in our heart, but a Spirit that may or may not be possessed.

The absence of this spirit in a man’s life produces ‘Fear’, which in like manner produces strife, wrath, sedition, adultery/fornication, treason, disobedience, conflict, crisis and even war.

Nevertheless, the book of 1 john 4:7 tells us that God Himself is Love, meaning that God in actual fact is the Spirit of Love. And if then we were made in the image of God, then we are meant to be Spirits of Love.

But how then did we get to lose this Spirit of ours? Very clear_ When the Devil deceived Adam and Eve, what died in them was the Spirit of Love.

The devil took away what should have held us as gods, and left us empty. And since then, man became ‘wicked’_ Cain killed Abel.

God’s Word

The Bible tells us again that to love God is to keep his commandment, (1john 2:5). But since the death of the Spirit of Love in Eden, the commandments of God became boring and useless to man, we could no longer keep them.

The ancient people of Israel were the ones God taught the most; yet, they couldn’t keep half of the law for just one day. Why? Love died. God provided Law to manage the situation of absence of Love, It didn’t work. If it didn’t then, it can’t now_ stop struggling with the law.

Yet, while we were sinners, the Spirit of Love came down to us in our likeness and died for us.

That we may, through his death and resurrection, no longer live as the spirit of love in ourselves_ but He, as the Spirit of Love, in us.

This is the essence of the suffering, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that as many as would believe in him would be made perfect as Spirits of Love.

Think about It!

Aren’t you tired of struggling with your fears? Aren’t you sick of the killings and kidnappings here and there?

Weary about the things that are not working out well for you? – The Truth is- Jesus wants to reinstate you to your perfect state. He wants to give you beauty for ashes and the joy of gladness for mourning_ double for your shame.

But it all starts by receiving Him. John 1:12_ “But as many as received him, to them GAVE HE POWER to become the sons of God” So if you would receive him, he would give you the Spirit of Power, the Spirit of Sound mind, and, most importantly, THE SPIRIT OF LOVE.

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Inioluwa Olaposi is a believer, blogger, and more. He is a 300L student of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He founded PRINCIOLOGY.COM in 2018.

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