Characteristics of Agape #15: Love NEVER Fails
- Lifestyle, Love/Relationships
- Agape, child of God, Fail, Give up, God-kind of love, love, Never Fails
- March 31, 2015
“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres .8 Love never fails.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)
Absolutely nothing can put an end to the God-kind of love. This is true because since God is love and God cannot fail, then love, God’s kind of lover never fails.
Within the heart of every born again child of God is a deposit of this unfailing, consistent and unending love called AGAPE. It is the God-given & Holy Spirit fueled ability (not feeling) within us, which empowers us to fulfill Christ’s command to love all people with the same kind of love with which he himself has loved us;
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
And how has God loved us?
” I have loved you with an everlasting love,”
This unfailing love persists in loving the unlovable and unbearable;
“I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that.”
This unfailing, unending, everlasting love of God overcomes all evil and forgives every and any offense;
“…..Love covers all offenses.”
Were love to fail, it would mean that, love gives up. That love can quit and cease to exist because it has been overcome by someone or something. But the agape love of God never gives up. It is unrelenting, consistent and unending. The agape love of God is the true nature of God & every child of God has that nature within him or her.
“……for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.“
So the next time you’re tempted to stop loving others for whatever reason, please be reminded;
God is love and since God cannot fail, His kind of love never fails. You are a child of God and you’ve got that love at work in you. Heed it. Obey it. Walk in it and endeavor to love all people with the same unfailing love with which Christ has loved you.
Please join me in makng this confession:
“The love of God has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost. I shall endeavor to let that love nature dominate me. I have God’s love nature in my heart – in my spirit. Therefore, I’ll not let my natural reasoning dominate me. I refuse to allow the flesh to rule me. I’m going to walk in the Spirit by walking in love.
I am a lover not a hater.
I will practice and exercise the fruit of love so that it can grow and increase. …….I will make the love of God my great quest in life, for then my love shall abound, and God shall reap the glory.
N.B. The above confession is an excerpt from Rev Kenneth Hagin’s book : ‘LOVE: The way to victory’.
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