Posted: 05/16/2012 at 8:58am
Pure Love: A Scarce and Treasured Commodity
By Ron McGatlin
God is Love. The Kingdom of God is A Kingdom of Love.
The transformational potential of pure love is beyond our human ability to fully consider.
In the heart of God, at the core of all life is pure love. The very center from which all life and creation emanate is pure love.
At the core of all disorder, loss, pain, strife, sickness, and death is “unlove,” lack of pure love. The seed and root cause of all war, every failed relationship, all greed, fear, and pride is “unlove,” lack of pure love, lack of God.
Taken to its final depth, every disorder of mankind and the world stems from “unlove,” the lack of love, lack of God.
We are not speaking here of a lack of acting loving or trying to love our enemies. Pure love is not at the level of natural action, affection, or attraction. Being nice socially with hugs and kisses and sweet words of gracious etiquette or politically correct behavior is not pure love. Pure love is not about fixing the outside or the manners of human social order. These things may provide a measure of acceptance in the prevailing culture. However, they reek of human pride from the soul of man and may be a stench to God.
Pure Love originates from only one source: God is love. Only in God is there truly pure love. Only as we become one with God, only as our spirit is filled and our lives consumed by the Spirit of God can we be transformed to the pure love of God. As we continue receiving the love of God in Christ by the Holy Spirit, we can be transformed to pure love.
Through intimate relationship with God by Christ Jesus, we are connected through the Holy Spirit to the pure love of God that flows into our hearts and lives. The liquid fire of the pure love of God flowing through the Holy Spirit from the throne of God melts our strong will and natural self-strengths reducing us to pure love. We then become springs of living water and fountains of the pure love of God affecting and eventually transforming the world around us.
The pure love of God that has been scarce among all the people of the world, including Christians, is increasingly being poured out upon a forerunner remnant of laid-down lovers of God who unashamedly and whole-heartedly worship Him above all else.
The Solution to All Disorder Worldwide
- Love produces obedience. Our love relationship with God causes us to abide within range of easily hearing God and gives us a passionate willing heart to obey His desire above any other.
- Obedience to God produces the order of God on earth.
- God’s order produces peace and prosperity. Everything on earth that God made is designed to function in harmony with the will and plan of God and work together for the good of mankind and all the systems of the earth.
- The entire world prospers and harmonizes in the governance of God, the kingdom of God.
Can you imagine this world without sickness, death, crime, war, strife, stress, violence, fear, pride, jealously, nor any other evil caused by the lack God’s pure love governing in the hearts and lives of mankind? There would be no need for prisons, hospitals, law enforcement, courts of justice, locks on doors, and weapons of war. When these things are no longer needed, can you imagine the savings of human effort and resources that will be available to meet the needs of mankind and the world? With these savings there will be more than enough of everything for everyone. Poverty and lack would not exist. God would be fully glorified in all the earth.
No need to tell me all the reasons why this can’t or won’t be done. Tell them to Jesus. He is the one who came to earth and died to redeem the world and all that is in it. He is the one who proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God at hand on earth as it is in heaven. He is the One who returned to earth in the Holy Spirit to complete the work of redeeming and restoring the world to God’s design and desire. He is the One with all love and all power and all wisdom – He is the One through Whom and for whom all things were created.
God’s pure love in man through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit is the power that can transform the kingdoms of this world to the kingdoms of God. The pure love is the supernatural power of God in the hearts of God’s people to transform this world.
God is preparing a people who will work in conjunction with myriads of powerful holy angels to cleanse the earth with the fire of God. After all that exalts itself against God is dissolved, the holy sons of God will shine forth as the sun replenishing and restoring the earth to the kingdom of our God on earth as it is in heaven.
"The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” Mat 13:41-43.
Do not be alarmed if you witness your old life melting away in the liquid fire of God’s love.
Fall upon the rock and worship Him with your whole heart. "And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder." Mat 21:44.
We cannot prevail as part-time partially-filled believers seeking to live a good life and keep God in the back of our minds. In this season of the call to become powerful love-filled mature sons, God will not settle for being a part of our lives. He will not share His glory.
In His presence, His pure love covering us and filling us will melt away all other allegiances and pure love will rule our hearts and minds. Supernatural love and power will flow easily without effort as we follow His direction only saying and doing what we see and hear Him saying and doing. Peace will overwhelm us in even the fiercest of times. His joy will strengthen us in the gathering places of spiritual New Jerusalem meeting with Christ Jesus and holy angels.
Heb 12:22-24: But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Luke 12:32: Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
For more depth on the transforming power of the love of God, see Kingdom Growth Guide (#25) The Greatest Mystery.
Keep on pursuing Love. Love never fails
and His kingdom never ends.