A while back I went to our church youth group and delivered a message to them the Lord gave me. After I was done teaching them I began to pray for them and the gifts of the Spirit were in operation. The Holy Spirit revealed to me that two young people did not feel loved, I prayed for them. After the meeting was ended the Lord further expounded on the subject of love. He told me this: if you enter a room full of people and you make “them” the most important people in the room you will attract love. Everyone wants to be loved, but how many folks are willing to love?
Philippians 2:3 Don’t do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast, but be humble towards one another, always considering others better than yourselves.
If you want to be loved, then love those people that you’re around all the time. This is covered by the law of sowing and reaping, a lot of people want to reap but they are unwilling to sow. You can always identify these folks, they are those who grumble and complain about nearly everything. One of the fruits of a person who loves is contentment, loving others is its own reward.
1 John 3:14 We know that we have left death and come over into life; we know it because we love our brothers and sisters. Whoever does not love is still under the power of death.
After we are born-again we will put off the old man that thrived on hatred, the Holy Spirit empowers us to make such a transition. If we resist our new nature that comes from the Holy Ghost we put our salvation up for debate! We cannot continue as the same person after receiving Jesus, perhaps our salvation was in word only! The entire reason for asking Jesus into our lives is to separate ourselves from the devil and his hatred for God and people. Love is the evidence that we have passed from death to life, satan is the Lord of death, Jesus is the Lord of eternal life!
1 John 3:15 All who hate others are murderers, and you know that murderers have not got eternal life in them.
Realistically love does not manifest instantly in a born-again Christian. If the new believer will make time for his new Lord, Jesus will begin to supernaturally influence him. The desire to hate begins to wane because the devil has no place, no position from which to feed the demon of hatred. Now, love begins to envelop us, a love that is beyond man’s natural ability. The God kind of love is an empowerment that if accepted is very difficult to resist. God used His love to break through our shell of hatred and resistance. Love is very hard to resist, you would have to get help from the devil in order to oppose it.