Love Precedes Glorification

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.

The Apostle Paul lays out the glorification process in the above Scripture:






In each case “HE” takes credit in accomplishing the process, step, or phase.  Who are these people predestined to be glorified?  Those who Love GOD.  Servias Ministries was established on Love.  These blogs have Love as their intent.  The Second Census had Love has its basis for inheritance.  Those who are reading these blogs are drawn to the intent of Love.  Sixteen years ago, I was alerted by Our Heavenly Father that something noteworthy would happen in eight years (2005).  That was the year HE directed me to focus on Love.  I simply said “Amen”.  I set aside all other studies and focus.  One year later, HE directed the formation of Servias Ministries.  Its function was to serve mankind but I had no details.  As I continued to focus on Love, I took notes.  HE then directed me to write “The Circumcised Heart of Love” and publish it.  I simply said “Amen”.

An interesting thing happened when I began to focus on Love.  My perspective on all matters expanded dramatically.  Suddenly, the Divine Intent of Love gave me the understanding in certain areas I had been lacking.  I wish I could say I changed overnight but I didn’t.  The good news is that the change began.  I was a hard-driving businessman and began to set it aside to be led by the Spirit in a much greater degree.  I thought I was being led by the Spirit to some degree but found I was lacking.  Love must be resident to be fully led by the Spirit.  The Spirit is motivated by Love.

As we walk in Love, things start to work together on our behalf.  The resources of the universe are brought forth for our use.  Paul conveyed this truth in verse 28.  Those who Love GOD are those called according to HIS purpose.  HIS purpose is the manifestation of HIS Love on the earth.  If you are not focused on embracing the fullness of Love, how can you expect to fulfill HIS purpose?

These words I am writing today are a call to move your focus to the one requirement in order to be called according to HIS purpose: Love.  Everyone wants the end result of glorification.  However, glorification is for ministering and serving all of creation, not for self interest.  You will not die to self without the revelation of Love.  You may talk the talk, but you will not walk the walk without this revelation.  Love is the empowerment needed to fulfill glorification.  Jesus Loved, died, and was then glorified.  He revealed the process.

Love never fails and never ends.  It outlasts everything else.  Shouldn’t we focus our attention or receiving this eternal aspect of Our Heavenly Father.  We have been shown the process that leads to glorification.  Do you think we can leave out the most critical aspect of Love?

We are now completing the 16th year since the call was given in 1997.  At the beginning of this call, the Jezebel spirit tried to move the focus away.  That spirit was exposed and dealt with by HIS grace and mercy.  It is not surprising that this spirit again attempted to usurp the authority of Love.  Once again, Love prevailed.  Love conquers all.  He who overcomes will be made a pillar in HIS Temple.  The wisdom of Love provides us the support structure of The Kingdom.  Nothing else can hold up the weight.

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