As a bouquet of resplendent blooms, Love is a mix of spiritual scent, color, and shape, each contributing to the magnificence of the whole. Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never faileth. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ASV).
The glory of the Father’s Love is demonstrated in the Bible by the forty days that Jesus Christ lived upon the earth, after his resurrection. He shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
After his resurrection, Jesus basked in the glowing, peaceful elation of a champion, having completed his earthly processing and achieved his stellar destiny. During this time, his actions exhibited the maturity of the seven traits of begotten Love. This Love is achieved by willing surrender unto self-sacrifice. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. This self-sacrificial death results in an award of Life that cannot be contained in the Created Realm. Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.
Resurrected Love instills Hope in the captives of mourning, piercing the heart with urgent recognition. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Love is the instructor of God’s Wisdom. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer.
Love incubates the Endurance needed for every ordeal. As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. Love is the Power to command creation. Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Love has the Faith to make Christ in you, a tangible reality. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
Begotten Love is the urgent desire to give and to bless. Having said this, He infused Himself into them, and said, “Receive Holy spirit. If you expel sins from any, they will be free.” John 20:22 (Fenton). Love is unqualified forgiveness. Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? … Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. This begotten Love will eventually deliver all men from the grip of death and decay. Now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes … an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
Love is the nature and substance of God and his begotten Sons. It is the end of your mortal limitations. It is your departure from the confines of creation. It is your entrance into the timeless existence of heaven. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
Because of its sweeping magnitude, it is very difficult for mortals to comprehend begotten Love. To locate its presence within your spirit, it is easier to divide Love into its component parts. Then you can assess each of these traits individually, testing their development in your spirit and pressing for their maturity, one at a time. We have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God … knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. Whoever will perfect Love must first perfect its seven attributes. Love will bring Life to your spirit through the death of your carnality. Love will Endure hardship from God’s hand. Love will cling to God’s Wisdom, not yours, and surrender to his Power. Love will anchor its Hope to spiritual goals, and by Faith, attain them. Now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (ASV).
If you cannot trust God with your children, spouse, business, and health, even when he destroys them, then you do not Love him. This Love must be the goal of your life, for apart from it there is nothing of any lasting value. If I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 (ASV). Like Jesus Christ before you, you are expected to become a new wellspring of begotten Love. That the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them. This Love is the end product and final output of your earthly campaign. The aim of the aforementioned charge is divine and self-sacrificial love out of a heart which is pure. 1 Timothy 1:5 (Wuest). Those who successfully reproduce this Love within themselves will become the Sons of God. Brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible.
The birth of Love in your spirit is your ticket to the Begotten Realm. Love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God. When it is complete in you, it will carry you out of the Created Realm and into the infinite majesty of Heavenly Brilliance. Therefore, “know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God”. Amen.