Friendship Brings Love To Life
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.James 4:4
You can walk your own path and write your own story, that's only natural. But when you're friends with anyone else and sharing in life together, you're choosing to cooperate together in each other's life, and at those times you're together, you're not writing your own story, you're cooperating in writing a story together, for everyone's mutual benefit.
We have best friends, who when we write/cooperate in our lives together, we truly benefit in the sensing of joy and life seems good and even wonderful.
The kingdom of God, the eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, undying, virtuous, true love, the ideal civilisation, is a community of best (ideal) friends, in which everyone cooperates mutually. What makes it heavenly, is the presence of God, which isn't something you could ever know without the experience of it, in absolute, supernatural power and glory. It's an overwhelming sensation, that can't possibly be understood from knowledge, but from experience.
In the ideal civilisation of absolute, virtuous, true love, in which everyone's absolutely civil and cooperative, He/Love is writing our story and the story of love, is of course, a love story, a divine, heavenly love story.
Divinity is virtue, it's what comes from the characteristics of absolute, true love.
You see, in sensing the presence of true love (God), you are sensing true love's divine nature.
All spirits are natures and all natures have certain characteristics, that differentiate them from one another and form their character.
God IS love and the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, is the supernatural presence of His divine nature and characteristics of absolute, undying, virtuous and majestic, true love.
When you are truly sensing and feel alive in the presence of absolute, true love, you feel more alive and carefree, than you can possibly imagine, literally and absolutely "head over heels", "swept off your feet" and "out of your mind", in love. Full of absolute confidence, assertiveness (boldness), courage, perseverance, graciousness, nobility and dignity.
These are the characteristics of "the lion", that form a character which is lion like.
Then there's the character of "the lamb", that comes from absolute, true love's compassion, consideration, detachment, enthusiasm, forgiveness, friendliness, gentleness, gracefulness, humility, generosity and joyfulness.
The lion is most prone to the sinful, instinctual nature of the flesh and its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival, that rob you of the divine nature and characteristics of true love.
That's why the lion must lay with the lamb and "take on", clothe itself with the characteristics of the lamb's virtues.
Do you truly want true love? You've got to want it, for it to even look in your direction, but then you have to be able to cooperate within it, because true love is absolutely cooperative, according to true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility and courtesy (brotherly love), without a care, concern, desire, hope or dream, in "the world", like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish.
If you can't be a team player and cooperate, then you simply won't "fit in" with the truth, the way and the life (true way of life), in living mutually with/in/for the eternal presence, realm and reality of the Great Omniscient Deity of absolute, true love.
Hell is for all the misfits, that's why it's there, sad to say.
What's sad about it, is that though they may all be willing and think they're ready to live in God's kingdom of absolute, true love and virtuousness (righteousness), they are in truth, far from ABLE to fit in, because they simply don't know how to cooperate in the right way of living in the absolute friendship of the supernatural presence/sensation of absolute, undying, virtuous, majestic, true love, the divine nature and characteristics (spirit) of God, that makes you feel like a king or queen and transforms you into the spitting image of an absolutely perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of true love, a saintly character.
True love is the meaning of life and friendship (fellowship), is what makes it alive and brings it to life. When you are walking in the presence/sensation of absolute, undying, virtuous, true love, you become a blood vessel of love (God) and don't need to think about it, just go with the flow, without any resistance from the instinctual nature of your flesh and its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, lust, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival and yes, that is far, far easier said than done. Especially on your own, without good (virtuous) friends to help you.
- An expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion.
- A state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
- A supernatural experience in which the soul is exalted to a knowledge of divine things
Virtue of the Week
Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly. When you feel mad or hurt, use your self-control. Instead of harming someone, talk things out peacefully. You are making the world a more civil, gentler place.
But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness (virtuousness), godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.1 Timothy 6:11