The Love of God in Christ

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come; nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Love (Def.): (Gr): Agape from Agapao: Deep affection or benevolence, Charity

The love of God in Christ is a love so pure, so true, so lovely, honorable, virtuous and praiseworthy that is so far above the love of mankind as the heavens are above the earth. The love of God in Christ is selfless, sacrificial, full of affection, kindness, and benevolence.

The Apostle declares this love to be ours in Christ and there is nothing in heaven, or earth or under the earth that can separate us from it. This is the remarkable thing about this love, that although it is reserved to God in Christ, it is the will of God that we who are in Christ possess it, and by the grace of God, flow through us to others.

The Apostle wrote to the Church at Thessalonica:

“May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ” (II Thessalonians 3:5).

Being directed by the Spirit of God into the love of God in Christ is a measure of grace that is beyond comprehension, especially considering where we were before the grace of God came to us. This is a miracle beyond the ability of our finite minds to perceive.

The transforming power of the love of God in Christ is a power that breaks every chain and frees the soul from sin, the corruption that is in the world through lust, and releases a dynamic demonstration of the grace of God.

The attributes of the love of God in Christ are given to us by the Holy Spirit. These include as the Apostle described:

“Love suffers long and is kind. Love envies not. Love does not boast and is not proud. Love does not behave in an unbecoming way, is not self-seeking, is not easily provoked; thinks no evil thing. Love does not rejoice in sinful things but rejoices in the truth. Love bears up under all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” (I Corinthians 13:4-8a).

Jude, the Brother of Jesus, in his Epistle exhorts us to:

“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (Jude 1:21).

We keep ourselves in the love of God by faith, and

“Build up ourselves in our most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:20).

The Apostle wrote to the Church at Ephesus:

“Peace be to the Brethren and love with faith from God, the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 6:23).

So, we see the Love of God in Christ actively works in us by faith as we pray and live in the Holy Spirit. This is where the Love of God in Christ abides and where we live as we abide in Him. It is a most precious place, a most blessed place where we are safe, secure and protected from all evil, and from which there is no power in heaven or earth to separate.

The Love of God in Christ. Oh, how blessed it is:

“To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fulness of God” (Ephesians 3:19).


About AntiochCMI

Antioch Christian Ministries Inc is an Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic and Teaching ministry providing support for the edification of the Body of Christ worldwide. We provide Pastoral prayer, counsel and comfort to those seeking the Lord and coming to Him in their need. We rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance in all our words and deeds done in His mighty Name.
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