There is no doubt of the love that most, if not all, of the members of the Body of Christ have for our Lord and Savior. We can say that all of the members of the Body of Christ do have some love for Jesus, or they could not have become members of his Body in the first place. I mean, anything that you have faith in, you do have something about it that you find beneficial for you to love. And in our initial coming to Jesus, it is the benefits that we receive for coming to Jesus that we first love, because we don’t at that time know him yet to love him in personal relationship type way. It is Jesus who first love us, and not the other way around: 1 John 4:19, “We love him, because he first loved us.” In addition, after we have falling in love with eternal life, and all the other benefits of being co-heirs by adoption in a strangers home, we now have to learn to love according to love as defined by Jesus. We begin to learn how to love as defined by Jesus slowly because loving as Jesus loves does not start in the heart of a man as it does among mankind. Love ends in the heart where Jesus lives within us; and where he awaits our love journey to bring us to him in our heart, but love as defined by Jesus will first start in the living soul of a man. 1 Corinthians 15:45, “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” We all know that it was the Will of God for man to obey God, and to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Therefore, since God expected this obedience to happen so quickly knowing that the confrontation from the serpent in the garden would be happening just as quickly; then, there would be no time for man to really build a relationship with God of the heart to have obedience based on love. Since man is a living soul, and our soul still lives today, then we will start out with our will being used to show our love to Jesus. The last Adam, and we know who that is, he was made a quickening spirit; therefore, lesson learned that flesh would need more added to it. No One Gets Fat On The Land With Father.
The Lord knew that it would take a lot of renewing of the mind in man before man could build the relationship with him where we could love him from the heart. So Jesus, according to his Father’s Will, would give man a way to show his love toward him now; and then just go camp out in the heart of man waiting for man to learn to love him from the heart. You know, Jesus is very good at camping out in a place, and then he would just stay there until things manifested. When Jesus was the Word not made flesh yet, he camped out in the bosom of his Father until it was time to just go manifest some things. So what would Jesus give the man upon their initial meeting as strangers that would allow man to show his love to him now; and also start to work on building a relationship with him so that he could learn to love him from the heart?
I can imagine Jesus saying to the man, I will tell you what to do, then you just do it; and we will call it your love for me to start out. Then once I tell you over and over what to do, then this will give you plenty of practice doing it over and over; therefore, you will see the results of what we can do when you move as I move by doing what I tell you to do.
Instead of saying to you all that I can imagine, I could have just read you the scripture: 1 John 5:1-3, ‘Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. I could have just read you that you know.
So keeping his commandments is how we will build a relationship with him in order to know him; and then we will be able to love him from the heart where he has been all along. Now once we build our relationship with the Lord, we will no longer just obey him within the limits of our will; but we will now want to obey him with our heart where there are no limits to our love. No One Gets Fat On The Land With Father.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.