The Greatest Is Love.
【Scripture】 1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Hallelujah! I bid you the love of the eternal God and the peace of the Holy Son.
I bless you to be filled abundantly with the fiery inspiration, movement, and working of the Holy Spirit.
The title of today’s message is, “The Greatest Is Love.”
Why do you think the greatest is ‘love?’ This is because with love, faith follows.
Also, if you love, hope is naturally fulfilled through love.
God sent His one and only beloved Son to this earth also because of love.
God created everything in Heaven and on earth and human beings also indeed because of love.
That is why the greatest is ‘love.’
The most hopeful method of God’s is again, ‘love.’
The original purpose as to why God created Heaven and earth is again, ‘love.’
If it wasn’t for the purpose of love,
God wouldn’t have created any of Heaven, earth or human beings.
If the love for the Lord or between brothers that God wants us to share shatters,
all harmony and peace would shatter and so would history.
We must know Satan’s top strategy. Satan’s strategy is ‘to shatter love.’
Shattering your faith in the Lord is the shattering of love.
If you love God and the Lord, you don’t need to fight Satan. In fact, Satan can’t even get close to you.
Once love shatters, everything else shatters.
Trust shatters, hope shatters, and promises shatter, and everything ends.
It is written in 1 Corinthians 13, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels,
but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”
Why do you think it was written that it is like clanging a cymbal if you do not have love?
If another sound that complements the cymbals, it may resonate a beautiful sound,
but if you keep clanging only the cymbal, it will only resonate ‘an annoying sound.’
Just like the clang of a cymbal, a sound without love is ‘an annoying sound.’
It means that actions without love is annoying.
If you fail at love, you end up with a failed life.
If you do not succeed in love, you cannot receive love. You must succeed in love!
When you look at the qualities of love, you will see that love is kind and gentle.
If you love, you don’t envy. Therefore, you don’t have bitter feelings when someone succeeds.
You won’t oppose them or try to bring them down.
Another observable quality of love is that love does not boast. Love is not excessively boastful of oneself.
Love is not arrogant. Love does not rudely cross the line, and it does not act crossing the boundary.
Love does not do things in a forceful or unnatural way.
Love is God’s intrinsic heart. True love does not cross the line.
Love that is done only for oneself and for one’s benefit is not love.
If you love, you do not lose your temper. If you love, you do not become angry or enraged.
If you love, you do not have wicked thoughts, and you do not harbor a wicked heart.
True love does not rejoice in unrighteousness.
Righteous people do not walk the wicked path.
This is the essence of love, and the work people with love must do.
Love is ever-enduring, ever-believing, ever-hoping, and ever-patient.
God said, “You shall have no other gods before me.” The reason is that it is closely linked to love.
You cannot love God when you have set another god before Him.
The reason why God speaks in this way about love is that God is the Quintessence of love.
The reason God created this world and created human beings is exactly one.
It is none other than ‘love.’
God created us to be able to both give love, and receive love.
And He created us to fulfill that love and live with us forever.
If it were not for love, God would not have created the heavens and the earth or human beings.
The Will of God’s purpose of creation is fulfilled through ‘love.’
Like the parable of a man and a woman getting married in love, we fulfill love mentally and spiritually.
In the spiritual world, if you live joyfully while truly loving and liking God, that is having love relations with God.
You need faith and hope too, but the greatest is ‘love.’
You fulfill faith and hope through love.
You become God’s counterpart of equal standing only through love.
It’s not that you become a being who has the same authorities as God,
but you become a counterpart of equal standing. This is possible only through love.
When it comes to love that God does not want, it does not work even if you claim it to be sincere love.
Therefore, first, you have to know what God wants. Then you can put that into action and carry out God’s Will.
You have to live making it your joy to like and love God and make Him happy. This is the purpose of love.
Upon hearing these words, you have to immediately love and like God.
If you start loving God from your thoughts and mind,
the history of love and history of Heaven starts from then on!
God is the ‘resource of love.’ We are also the ‘resource of love.’
If the two unite and make it, a history of love happens and God’s Will, the purpose of creation, gets fulfilled!