Hello, there. My name is Patricia King. It is my absolute honor to be able to break open to you the Word of God and give you a feast of fresh manna today in regards to the love of God.
Have you ever been afraid that maybe you’re not measuring up to all that you can be in God? Or that you’re bound by fear? Fear of what He thinks of you or fear of the punishment that might be waiting for you because you feel like you’re such a bad person? Well, I want to address that issue today and if you can’t relate to that yourself, there might be some people that you know that do relate to it. You can help, you can share with them the message of God’s love so that they can be free.
What I want to do is read from the Bible out of 1 John 4. I’m going to start with verse 16. It says, “We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love. The one who abides in love abides in God and God abides in Him. By this love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment. Because as He is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love. But, perfect love casts out fear. Because fear involves punishment and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love because He first loved us.”
Wow. That is just so powerful. When you receive the revelation of how much God loves you, it is life transforming. You will never be the same again. Because when you understand the love of God, you know that you weren’t brought into His Kingdom so that you could be punished, or so that He could beat on you or tell you how terrible you are. And yet so many christians today in churches, or people in false religions who are beaten up by their religiosity because they do not understand the love of God, that laid everything out for them so that they could be completely free – free of all of their sin, that there is no punishment, there is no hell, there is no condescending attitude from God towards us. He loves us with an everlasting love – He really, really does. In that love there is no fear. It says, “We have come to know and have believed.” You can come to know, but do you believe in the innermost part of your being – do you believe the love? The pure, powerful love that God has for you. Because there is never a moment when He doesn’t love you.
It says, “The one who abides in love”, the revelation of that love actually abides in Him. That’s where you’ll get a lot of your spiritual encounter – when you’re abiding in His love. God abides in you, love abides in you. It says that there is no fear in love. There is no fear. It says, “Perfect love casts out fear” because fear involves punishment. The one who fears is not perfected in love. When you’re loved and you know how loved you and you know that God took the punishment for you and everything. When you understand that love it just makes you want to live for Him. You know, for the time that I’ve been born again there’s never been a time (and I’ve been born again for more than 43 years at the time of this taking) I’ve never, ever wanted to go back. There’s nothing to go back to when you are loved by God what else is there?
I just want to love Him all my days. I want to serve Him all my days because He absorbed all my punishment and gave me all of this goodness. That’s enough to just stop right now and start to worship Him for that. It says, “We love God because He first loved us.” And we can love others because He first loved us. In the book of Revelation, there is a letter written to one of the churches and says, “Return to your first love.” A lot of times we thing, “I have to return to the goosebumps when I first got born again. Or i have to do this, or do that.” No it means return to first love, recognizing that He first loved you. Because when you realize that He first loved you, everything in life pours out of that place. Isn’t that beautiful?
I’m going to pray for you right now that God will remove any fear that you might be facing. When you’re in fear, it’s a religious spirit that is holding you in bondage. But, when you know the love of God it frees you to serve Him. I don’t serve God because I have to. I don’t serve God because I’m afraid if I don’t I’ll be punished. I serve God, I live for Him because I’m in love. I get to because He first loved me. So Father, in the name of Jesus I just pray for your divine touch and empowerment to feel your child right now. Let your love be so real, so tangible to them that there will be no fear in them whatsoever. They’ll be like a little calf let out of a stall, so free knowing that they’re perfectly loved, and perfectly safe in your love. As they meditate on the way you first loved them, they can freely love you, and freely love others. Not because they have to, but because it just flows out of being loved. Thank you, Father. God bless you, and of course truly remember that God loves you with an everlasting love, He really does. Go and share that love with somebody else.