The Fruit Of The Holy Spirit, Part II
But the fruit of the Spirit is love. Galatians 5:22
God is love, He is the Creator of love and the Giver of it, God's love is not unconditional as most are led to believe, because although God loves you, there are conditions to obtain salvation. God will love you all the way to the gates of Hell, giving you every chance to repent and come to Him for forgiveness.
Love is the first fruit of His Spirit, defining His nature and character as it also does for those who are born again. We as His body in the earth are ambassadors of His love to a world without hope and we have been given the commission to give that love to those who would receive it. Within the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is contained the love of God in that He gave His Son for us as a gift of eternal life to those who would repent of their sins and be washed in the very blood of His only begotten!
There was a song in the sixties, "What the World Needs Now is Love" and if there was ever a time that the love of God is needed, it is now! The world is spinning out of control as we approach the end of all things and the coming judgment now being poured out, but God is still holding out His arms to those who would come to Him to receive His mercy, grace and forgiveness.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. I John 4:7,8
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin