Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savor. Ephesians 5:1-2
Walking in love is at the very core of Christianity, and as a matter of fact, it cannot be separated from our lives if we are to resemble our Father as clearly stated in the text above. To walk in love is to walk in God, because God is love.
„And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.„1. John 4:16 The bible says here if you dwell in love, automatically you dwell in God. Without God’s love at work in your life, your faith, giving and all your sacrifices in the Kingdom of God are nothing according to the word of God. „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, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.“ 1 Corinthians 13:2-3
As you can see, love is a choice and make that choice today to begin to walk in God’s love by loving God Himself first. Jesus said you love the Lord your God first. „And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.„ Luke 10:27
It is out of the overflowing of God’s love that is at work in you life that love flows to your neighbour and that cannot be selfish love because it is coming from the throne of God through the Holy Spirit into our heart. „And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.“ Romans 5:5
It is God’s love that enthrones you as a high flyer in the kingdom. When God’s love is permanent in your life you become unbeatable and you become a wonder to many! Love enthrones you as a king and you begin to reign in life with the King of kings! Rev.1:6, Rev.5:10 Love enthrones you! The throne is meant for kings and it is love that gets you there! To walk in love is a command from our saviour Jesus Christ. These things I command you, that ye love one another. John 15:17 It is a command not a suggestion! There is no way you claim to know God and you won’t walk in love. Even the Bible says we should be imitators of God in this, because we are His children. That means if God’s love is not there you are not His.
Walking in love is our message this month in Life Kingdom Church. God is going to deepen our understanding that we may shine as light in this dark world by walking in God’s love.
God bless you
Pastor Thomson Imonopi