Love Being Made Complete- Part 1
“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” – 1 John 3 vs 14 – 17 (NKJV)
Although it has been a while since the widely expected holiday of the year is “Valentine’s day” came and went, I do believe for we Christians that every day should be a valentine’s day to our special man or lady. Better still, loving everyone in ways acceptable in the sight of God as Christ would love them. I came to an understanding which I would love to share with you on how our love could be made complete and established.
- “And we have seen and testify…” – I came to an understanding that for one to fully be made complete and hearts established in the love of Christ, first things first, you must have come to a recognition, acknowledgement, and acceptance that the Father, sent His son, Christ Jesus that through Him, many would come unto and be saved from their sins.
Matt. 1 v 21 (NKJV) says
“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
and John 3 v 17 (NKJV) says
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Further, it is in this revelation of who God is, the person of grace (Christ Jesus) sent to us (Titus 2 vs 11 -12) that we can effectively testify and witness the same unto others. This is testament to the lives of John the Baptist and Apostle Paul in John 1 vs 6-7 (NKJV) which says
“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.” and Gal.1 vs 15 – 16a says “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles…”
- “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God…” – 10 v 9 (NKJV) says “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” By the mercies of God (Roms.9 v 15) we ‘All’ came in a divine contact with Christ which led to our confession of Him as our Lord and Saviour.
This further resulted in us being the recipient of His free gift of salvation (2 Cor.9 v 15). In addition, we are encouraged to daily live a life of confessing God’s words in our lives and amongst men, as seen in Acts 4 v 20 (NKJV) which says
“For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard”
and Luke 20 v 21a (NKJV) which says
“These spies said to Jesus, “Teacher, we know that what you say and teach is right.”
It’s amazing and a source of encouragement as further seen in Luke 12 v 8 (NKJV) which says
“Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God.”
Rev 3 v 5 (NKJV) says
“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life, but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.”
This clearly speaks to us all that for us to live a life of continual victory, we must always endeavor to confess the word of God, Christ (Phil.1:21) over ourselves and all that concerns us. This was after all exemplified in the life of Christ Jesus, during His testing period when the enemy of the Lord, came to tempt Him (Matt.4).
We will conclude on this topic in Love Being Made Perfect Pt.2.