COMPELLED BY GOD’S LOVE

Jan 19, 2023

Everything that God does comes from a place of love because He is love; even creation flowed from a heart sealed with love. The summary of all things is love: it is the pinnacle.

1 John 4:8 “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

Love is what drives and compels the activities in this Kingdom, anything we do outside love will receive no recognition beyond the human realm. Doing things for the sake of recognition of men or proving a point is a lower nature that has no recognition in eternity.

Matthew 19:16-23 “Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” 17… But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

20-23 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions…”

It is possible to keep all the commandments of the Lord and yet your heart is not with Him, just like this young man.

Activities that are not born from love do not have eternal value. God can use you to change the lives of people, they’ll be changed but you will have nothing to show for what you have done at the end of age.

Why allow yourself to live such a life? Yield to the Holy Spirit and allow the love of God to flood your heart and do something afresh.

Romans 5:5 “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

There is hope that flows from the place of love: when you yield to the love of the Holy Spirit, there is nothing you cannot forgive or let go which in your strength you cannot.

We were all enemies for the Kingdom, we betrayed God in the garden of Eden, fell, and were all firewood for hell but God’s love never gave up on us. God had all the right to send all of us to hell but His love couldn’t allow that.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…”

Love moved Jesus Christ from Heaven and the price He paid on the cross was to bring you out of the kingdom of darkness.

We cannot go through these twenty-one days of fasting and prayer and allow the enemy to cheat us of the blessing of prayer and fasting by holding onto things that hinder the hand of God from doing what He wants to do.

 

2 Corinthians 5:14 “For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;”

Ask yourself: ‘what compels me to do what I do?’ As a ministry, the Lord tells us to make sure whatever we do, we are compelled by love. When your compelled by love, it’s difficult to stop doing what is right.

In this Kingdom love is the reason for our performance and why we are. Where you see failure, there is no love because love never fails and faith works through love 1 Corinthians 13:8.

Allow the love of God to flow through your life and melt every bitterness in your heart because it is the roadblock between where you are right now and where the Lord is taking you.

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA