The Only People Who Can Love You
The only people who can love you with the love of God are those who have it.
Romans 5:5: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The phrase shed abroad means to pour, to pour forth, to bestow, to gush, to pour out, to run greedily out, to shed abroad, to shed forth or to spill.
Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, . . .
The only people who can love you with the love of God are those are indwelt by and filled with the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit the best men can have is natural affection.
2 Timothy 3:3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
The only people who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit are those who have received Jesus. Jesus does not live in the hearts of believers physically. He lives in them spiritually in the person of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:9: But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
So what will Spirit-filled people with the love of God do? They will love people like God loves them.
Luke 19:10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Those who have the love of God will go out of their way to find the lost who need to be saved. They will tell people that they are sinners who need Jesus and His forgiveness. God tells people in many places in His word that they are sinners who need forgiveness. The Holy Spirit speaks those things to their hearts.
Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
John 16:8: And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Those with the love of God will reprove others of sin because the Holy Spirit is in them. Those with the love of God will tell people what God tells them, that without Jesus they will die and go to Hell and that with Jesus they will live and go to Heaven.
1 John 5:11-12: And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Those with the love of God will encourage others to receive Jesus. God Himself wants them to receive Jesus. They will also love other believers who are indwelt by the Spirit of God.
John 13:35: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Those who have the love of God will chasten and correct one another, just as Holy Spirit chastens and corrects them.
Hebrews 12:6: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Proverbs 3:12: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
Many unbelievers reject the reproof that comes to them through people who have the Holy Spirit. And many believers also reject the chastening and correcting of other believers. They reject reproof, chastening and correction by not associating with those who have the Holy Spirit. They stay away from Biblical churches. They do not want the grief that comes with chastening and correction. Those who stay away from believers who are indwelt by the reproving Holy Spirit are trying to stay away from the reproof of the Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 12:11: Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.They reject love, reproof, chastening and correction all at one time. They grieve, quench and resist the Holy Spirit. And they don*t get the peaceable fruit of righteousness.
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