Spirit of Love!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7)

Satan wishes to weaken you and for this purpose, he brings the spirit of fear and the spirit of captivity to you. To defeat these spirits, God gives you three types of anointments and they are (1) Anointment of power (2) Anointment of Love and (3) Anointment of Sound mind.

The best is the divine love which is the agape love. “Love, the love of Calvary” is a famous Tamil song which we sing fervently. The love which prevails in the world can be classified into four. The first is the love of the parents and the second is the love of the friends. A friend will come forward even to spare his life for the sake of his friend and this love is termed as Phileo love. The third is the love between a husband and wife and this love is called the Eros Love. But the love of the Divinity is the greatest of all and it is indescribable in words. This love is called as Agape Love.

The Lord’s love is that God spared His only Son and delivered Him for us. The Son’s love is that poured till the last drop of blood sacrificially on the Cross. The love of the Holy Spirit is the one under which He gives the Gifts of the Spirit, Fruits of the Spirit, Power of the Most High and the strength. We cannot understand this love easily. Only to understand this, the anointment of the Holy Spirit has been poured into our hearts. “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5).

The Divine Love can never be understood by our own brain or by our self-efforts and only for this reason God has poured the Holy Spirit in our hearts. What is the prayer of Paul the Apostle? “….may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:18, 19).

Dear children of God, seek the anointment of love from God. You will befriend your enemies when this divine love comes into your heart. You will plead and pray for those who harmed you. You will reveal the love of God by showing love even towards the wicked people. Even the wild animals will yield to your love. The foes will become friends. Your home will be filled with the divine love. The people will notice the perfect divinity in your home when everyone in your home is filled with that heavenly love.

To meditate: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love” (I John 4:18).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai