THE FATHER’S 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. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”1 John 4:16-18 KJV
From our opening text we can see how the scripture has described the love of the Father to us as the “Perfect love” and as our ministry gift Pastor Dayo has reiterated to us on a number of occasions that you cannot add anything to perfect, perfect is total in itself and complete with no flaws or blemishes; and perfect love casts our fear and doubt because the scripture says fear has torment and the love of God brings peace
Another thing we see from this text is that God is love, this means God does not produce love or just give and show love,love is his nature I.e his true nature and that is the perfect love the scripture talks about, this who he is and that’s why James 1 vs 13 has said God cannot be tempted with evil and so he himself cannot do evil, even his thoughts towards us are borne out of his nature of love according Jeremiah 29 vs 11-“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
The love of the father is by extension to the world not just only a select few, God wants every man be saved 1 Tim 2 vs 3-4, and that’s why he couldn’t help but sent his only begotten son out of his benevolent love for us that any man that just believes him should be saved according to John 3 vs 16, the love of God towards man has always been so great that we can only love God because he loved us first 1john 4 vs 19 and poured out himself on and for us even when he was hated and persecuted for our sake and this love came at a cost to him and no cost to us, what greater love can be than this
The love of God to us is unconditional and the only way to access the fullness of Gods love and also enjoy the nature of his love is to believe in our lord Jesus and in believing become sons of God and also know that this love is to the entire world, everyone can be a beneficiary of Gods love;his perfect love, Even the greatest commandment in the Bible is to love God and the way to loving God is to believing in him.
Further reading- 2cor 13:11, I John 3:1,
Confession- I am loved with the perfect love of the father and every form of fear is casted out today because perfect love is void of fear