The Creative Power of Love
"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." (John 14:21,23)
Remember God's love. It is a creative power. It spends itself. Christ is telling the disciples about that love. Have you God's love? Have you the thought of spreading the gospel? If you don't have that desire, you don't have God's love. God's children are ready to give everything. When you go to a relative's house, you don't think of their riches. You are concerned for them: 'Oh, there is no fear of God in this house. No family prayer.' You will go to a corner and weep: 'Lord, come into this family. They have got everything here. But Thou art not here. This house is perishing, God!' That is love. When Jesus went to the house of Lazarus there was just enough faith to receive Him. When he rebuked one of the sisters and gave her the Word of God, faith grew and it became love. They abode in the love of God. Love cancels death! If you abide in His love, you cancel death. You will foresee spiritual death. It is God's desire to abide with you and in your house. Will you prepare the place? Why does He want to abide with you? He created you for Himself so that you will share His power with Him. "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me" (John 17:20,21). If we are in Christ and Christ in God, we are all one. God wants that union. Are you growing in that love? Do you want your children to be happy? If you are not happy, how can they be happy? If you are ashamed of Him God will be ashamed of you when you are in need. Your own heart will not believe that God will help you. Can you call on God with faith? Do you want to be growing in faith? Obey my commandments. When He stood before the grave of Lazarus, Jesus abode in that love. Remember you are Heaven's representative. There is a mighty power in your words. Your touch will work like magic. The circle of blessing will extend when you grow in that love. God wants you to be a mighty person. God's love wants you to be equal to Him. You are a daughter of God. You are not just assuming that position. You have to accept it. You are made for God. Your body is made for the love of God. He wants your love to abide in Him.