True Love Doesn't Come Easy
God IS love and "the kingdom of God", is the eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, TRUE love, in which everyone is an absolutely perfect gentleman or gentlewoman, according to the virtuous characteristics of TRUE love's divine nature and His divine nature (presence) isn't just a warm, fuzzy feeling or what you imagine. It's supernatural and powerful beyond your wildest imagination and the shadow of ANY doubt.
Sadly, the path of finding True Love (God), involves finding out what True Love (God) is not and True Love is not proud, vain, selfish, lustful, ambitious, impatient or envious, etc. Nor does it desire creature comforts or fear for its survival, or have any worldly cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams.
The narrow path, is all about finding True Love and overcoming all that is within you, that opposes and resists it, and what is within you, that opposes and resists it, is the instinctual nature of "the flesh", the characteristics of which are pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, greed, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival.
Life in the TRUE eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, TRUE love, is all about living for love and allowing your EVERY thought, word and deed, to be governed and ruled by True Love's (God's) absolute, majestic virtuousness. ABSOLUTE assertiveness, caring, charity, cleanliness, commitment, compassion, confidence, consideration, cooperation, courage, courtesy, creativity, detachment, determination, dignity, diligence, enthusiasm, excellence, faithfulness, flexibility, forgiveness, friendliness, generosity, gentleness, gracefulness, graciousness, helpfulness, holiness, honesty, honor, humility, idealism, integrity, joyfulness, justice, kindness, loyalty, moderation, modesty, nobility, orderliness, patience, peacefulness, perseverance, purposefulness, reliability, respect, responsibility, self-discipline, service, tact, thankfulness, tolerance, trust, trustworthiness, truthfulness, understanding, unity and wisdom.
How can you truly live for love (God) and allow your every thought, word and deed to be governed and ruled by His absolute, majestic virtuousness, while you sit on the fence, with one foot in the kingdom and one in the world that's governed and ruled by the sinful, instinctual nature, and while your thoughts, words and deeds are governed and ruled by it's characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, greed, lust, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival? You can't. For to truly live for love, means surrendering your self to the Great Omniscient Deity of absolute love, with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), with absolute humility and cooperativeness, without the slightest care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish.
You can memorise and recite every word in "The Book" and have any number of visions and revelations, and/or perform any number of "good deeds", but without TRUE love flowing through you, in LIVING reality, you have nothing. For all the words in the book and all the visions and revelations you receive, are not the true way of life, but part of the debrainwashing process God takes you through, to cleanse you of your pride and vanity, etc, and all the worldly thoughts, cares and concerns, etc. Until you are truly ready, willing and ABLE to enter and DWELL in His eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, undying, virtuous, TRUE love.
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.1 Corinthians 13:1-10
God's (True Love's) true will, is not to have minions running around, proudly spouting scriptures and doing good deeds from a sense of duty. It is for you to be a blood vessel of His divine nature and LIVE in the sense of His absolute love and virtuousness (righteousness).
For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.1 Corinthians 4:20
I can testify and bear witness, that when His presence comes upon you, in absolute, supernatural power and glory, His love flows through every fibre of your being, like a mighty, rushing river, with such unrelenting, unreserved and unadulterated power, passion and purpose, that it pours out through every pore of your body and makes you a fountain of eternal life, love and youth.
"for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."Revelation 7:17
The virtuousness of His love, transforms every aspect of your character, in the twinkle of an eye and makes you feel like a king, and His TRUE love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness is absolutely overwhelming and blissful.
Though to remain in His presence, for True Love to stay, you MUST be absolutely ready, willing and ABLE to be an absolutely perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of TRUE love. A TRUE saintly character whose EVERY thought, word and deed is governed and dictated by absolute, undying, virtuous and majestic, TRUE love. Otherwise, if there is the slightest spot of pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts or fear for survival and/or the slightest blemish of worldly thoughts, cares, concerns, desires, hopes or dreams within you, He will depart and leave you to your own instinctual nature and its devisings, whether you understand it or not, believe it or not, like it or not, ready or not.
Therefore, since we are the offspring of God (love), we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising.Acts 17:29
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (and other characteristics of the instinctual nature).2 Peter 1:2-4
"But the COWARDLY, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."Revelation 21:8
Let those who have the ear to hear and eye to see, get the bigger picture...
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