Have you ever felt so much love for someone, that you would die for them?
Well, that’s literally what Jesus did for the entire world. The entire human race.
Jesus didn’t just feel that powerful feeling of love for one person. He felt it for absolutely every person that existed then and for every generation to come.
And He didn’t just ‘feel’ love towards us, He became it. Jesus became Love.
It was love that compelled Him and moved Him to lay down His life and die on our behalf.
He was the sacrificial Lamb, that blotted out our transgressions.
The World’s Greatest Love Story
The greatest love story of all time is this one right here.
“In this way the love of God was revealed to us, that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4: 9-10 MEV)
The Passion Translation says it like this: “This is love: He loved us long before we loved him. It was his love, not ours. He proved it by sending his Son to be the pleasing sacrificial offering to take away our sins.” (1 John 4:10 TPT)
In The Kenneth Copeland Word of Faith Study Bible, Kenneth writes:
Hesed-agape is God’s loving-kindness – His intense unconditional love. Those words cannot ever be adequately described or defined.
God the Father sent Jesus into the world to reveal His great love and to connect to His Name all who would receive Him. He made that connection through an eternal, unchangeable blood covenant – in essence, to “marry” them.
Marriage is to be a picture of the hesed-agape love relationship between Christ and the Church. The Apostle Paul, quoting this verse from Genesis said, “For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.’ This is a great mystery, but I am speaking about Christ and the church.”
Many assert that we can never understand God and the depth of His love. But the Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 3:14-19: “ For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would give you, according to the riches of His glory, power to be strengthened by His Spirit in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
God’s compassion, mercy, and love have been His motivation all along. All of Creation, including man, was made and blessed by God because of His great love and mercy. Love can only beget love. Man was created from the very inside of God, who is Love, to be a love being. Jesus continually showed all who were around Him the love of the Father.
The plan of Redemption was God’s love in action, restoring His fallen man to loving fellowship with Him. He is a giver, not a taker. He gave His only begotten Son, the ultimate sacrifice, for you because of His great love for you. And His Spirit, who came to live inside you at the new birth, brought God’s own love to dwell in you.
He has good plans for you. Believe and receive His love for you and realise He loves you as much as He loves Jesus.
Perhaps you have never experienced the unconditional love of God. Make the decision today to ask Him into your heart and make Him the Lord of your life.
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