Love, Patience, and Faith

Revelation 14:12   Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.

13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ”

“Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.”

My Beloved wife has been hearing the word “patience” from FATHER over the last several days and I believe we are now in a time of testing.  This time of testing may only be for our family which is okay, but yet it could be on a broader basis.  You in your spirit will know if it applies to you as well.  Patience is intended to bring forth growth and maturity:

James 1:2  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,

3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

Don’t we all want to be perfected and complete?  Be patient and know FATHER has our best interest at heart!  Our Heavenly Father is the Author and Originator of Love.  If there is anyone who Loves you, it is FATHER.  No one else could ever hope to Love you as much as HIM.  Every trial you enter into is designed to bring you into greater maturity in order that you will walk in the perfection of your calling and purpose.  Your purpose is a result of HIS purpose or Divine Intent of Love:

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.

There is a hurting and suffering world out there.  The “end game” is not glorification but instead it is bringing forth life and restoration by HIS Love.  If you simply want to be glorified, then you are missing the intent of Love.  Glorification is for service to mankind, not to be some sign of entitlement or exaltation.

“Those who keep the commandments” are those who walk in and have a revelation of Love.  When you fully understand the Love of FATHER and Jesus Christ, you have faith in HIS Intent, power, and authority over any situation that presents itself.  As Paul continued in Romans 8:

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The “Faith” movement in the 1970’s and 1980’s was missing one critical ingredient- Love.  With very few exceptions, Love was never at the forefront of the faith teachers’ message.  Faith was the primary message and at best Love was in the secondary list.  This is why those ministries missed the mark for they only needed to read the thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians to get it straight but it was not in FATHER’s Plan for that time.

Galatians 5:6   For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

Love must be present for faith to fully operate properly.  We must fully trust in FATHER WHO Loves us to bring forth the manifestation of what is needed in our walk with HIM.  We then truly know all things work together in our life.  The Faith Teacher Kenneth Hagin’s foundational Scripture he preached on is found in Mark 11:

22   So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.

23   For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

24   Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Possibly without exception, he included the above Scripture every time he preached or wrote a book.  This passage had great personal meaning to him in his early life.  But I say to you, how can have faith in GOD if you don’t have a revelation of how much HE Loves you?  Focus on HIS Love and when you finally come to the realization of how great HIS Love is for you, your faith will increase to “great” faith.  You will totally rely on HIM to meet your every need, knowing that HE has your best interest at heart.  You will become patient for you know that the timing of manifestation is well in hand… HIS hand, not yours.

The Day of Judgment appears to be at hand.  The current system is hanging on by a thread and there are many indications that global events affecting all of mankind are around the corner.  These writings are intended to prepare us by focusing on the revelation of Love.  Faith works by Love, patience is perfected by Love, and hope is a result of Love.  Faith is a result of Love, not the opposite.  As we are perfected and matured, we will walk in Love in the midst of the judgment in its full strength coming forth.  Our faith will be strong as a result of Love being perfected in us and fear will not be found among us:

1 John 4:17   Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.

18   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.

19   We love Him because He first loved us.

Fear will be widespread among those who dwell in the earth and in the sea of humanity.  But those who walk in Love, patience, and faith will be the ones who the rest of humanity look to for the solution to the judgment which has come in its fullness.

Blessed are those who die to their ego or flesh.  They will no longer strive in the flesh or in their labor but instead they will rest in FATHER’S Love.  Their fruit will follow them and reflect this rest.  When you only do what you hear from FATHER, you can truly be at rest.

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