(Sunday message for November 5th 2017)
Love God with all your heart, will, and life.
【Scriptures】 Matthew 22:37-38
Jesus replied: "`Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
This is the first and greatest commandment.
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Hallelujah! I bless you to be filled with the love of the eternal God,
the peace of the Holy Son, and the fiery love of the Holy Spirit.
And I bless you to be filled with the inspiration, movement, and working of the Word.
You will follow the Lord if you are perfectly bound to the Lord even in one thing,
whether it be the chains of grace or love, faith, and the Word.
If you do, you can fulfill various Will that God has.
However, the greatest among them is ‘love.’ If love shatters, then everything will shatter.
God’s Will will shatter, God’s plan for you will shatter, and all other various Will will also shatter.
God made ‘love’ His purpose and for ‘love,’ He gave the Word, made us believe, saved us,
and gave us grace.
He also saved us because of love. That is why if love shatters, then everything will shatter.
Then how should we love God?
Often times, when people teach about it, they teach it only as spiritual love saying,
“When loving God, physical love will not do.”
However, in reality, that is not true.
If you don’t engage in physical love, your faith will also come to an end. Then what is physical love?
It is your body that seeks God, prays to Him, and converses with Him at predawn and also prays to Him,
converses with Him, sings to Him, and gives glory to Him during the day too.
And it is your body that takes various actions and tells God,
“God, I love you!” Is it your spirit that does that? When people are told, “Love is done with the body,”
they usually only think of relations between opposite sexes or physical relations.
For that reason, when teaching about love toward God,
they teach only that it is “spiritual love and not physical love.”
God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son are ‘spirits.’
Therefore, even if a human being loves God with the love between opposite sexes,
when that love goes to God, it changes into ‘a spiritual love.’
That transforms into their body loving God with all its life and goes to God [as that].
When God created human beings, He created them to ‘love.’
Therefore, if human beings exclude love that is done with the body,
love for the opposite sex when they live in this world,
they will end up loving God only with words and thoughts.
Physical love, love for the opposite sex does not refer to only physical relations.
Physical love and love for the opposite sex constitute tens of thousands of things.
Whenever you pray to God, sing to Him, give glory to Him,
and do the things He wants, you do them with your body.
In this world, if you exclude the body, with what will you love?
Therefore, everything you do toward God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son
in this world with your physical body are all ‘physical love, the love of the opposite sex.’
During the time your body exists in this world,
you have to give God ‘physical love and the love of the opposite sex’
as well as ‘spiritual love and mental love.’
‘The opposite sex’ is ‘the body.’
Should you exclude loving God with your body and love Him only with words and mind?
When loving God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son,
you have to love Them with the same heart as a man truly loves a woman in the world,
like a woman truly loves a man, and with all your heart, will, life, and body!
This is the Word in Matthew 22:37-38 and it is God’s first and the greatest commandment.
If people are asked to love God only with their hearts and bodies,
their bodies will eat, have fun, and love in the world to find satisfaction physically.
They will not use up their physical love, the love of the opposite sex on God
but go around giving them all to the world.
I want you to not exclude physical love, love of the opposite sex
but love God with all your heart, will, dedication and your spirit!
Whether you are big or small, your ‘love’ must go to God.
Your love in body, heart, and brain must all go to God.
Then Satan will not find an opening at all. Then [Satan] absolutely cannot target your body.
God is ‘spirit.’
So, both our physical love and spiritual love transform [into spiritual love] and go to God.
When people think about the worldly physical love, they think only about ‘physical relations.’
However, when brought before God, physical love is processed in tens of thousands of different ways.
Prayer is ‘love’ too. Singing praises is ‘love’ too. Listening to the Word is ‘love’ too.
Delivering the Word is ‘love’ too. Acting on the Word is ‘love’ too.
Giving thanks and giving glory is ‘love’ too.
Therefore, just as you would engage in ‘physical love and love of the opposite sex,’
you have to be earnest to that degree and to that intensity.
What I am saying is that whether you eat, live life, do your mission, pray,
sing praises, listen to the Word, deliver the Word, and act on it,
you should do all of them while being united with God in thoughts with love
just as a man loves a woman and just as a woman loves a man.
I wish that all of you will love God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son according to this message,
keep Satan from finding an opening through ‘love,’
and no matter what kind of love it is, give all of your love to ‘God!’