Commentary By: Gordon King
Love, just what is it? Scripture tells us that God is love, love in its truest form, holy and pure, without blemish, supernatural love.
We often hear the word love, we hear people say I love you, and many people use the word loosely in order to get something that they desire. We also hear the word often used to describe a person’s feelings towards someone or some thing, such as I love pizza or I loved that movie.
I suggest to you that the word love has varying levels of meaning and truth.
A mother’s love for her child is as close to the love of God that a person could have. It is human love in its purest state. It is unconditional, never-ending, and cannot be broken in most circumstances.
The love of a spouse is also true love, yet it is not always so pure, and most definitely is not unconditional as we see so many marriages ending in divorce.
There is also a false love, used as a cover to hide the truth. This is a deceiving love, a lie, and used by Satan and his demons. It is a guise, purported to project something which is not true in order to deceive, in order to use and distort. We often hear of men who tell women that they love them in order to have sex with them, this is very common. We also hear of some religions saying that they love, yet their actions speak louder than words, as they demonstrate their true identity by hating, killing, and torturing other human beings!
The love of God is supernatural, it is not of this world, nor can we compare it to anything in this world. There is a dimension, a supernatural realm in which love exists in its truest form. This is a true reality, more real than the world we now live in, and that place is heaven. Do not be deceived into believing that this world is all that there is, that nothing exists beyond our physical existence, it’s simply not true!
There is also a reality which is void of any and all true forms of love, and that place is hell! It exists as a place where those not placing their faith in Jesus Christ will spend eternity. God is love, and without Him there is no love. God does not live in hell, nor is there love in hell. It is void of anything God is, which is love.
People often say that heaven and hell cannot be true or real, that they do not conform to the laws of nature. Well, of course they don’t, they are supernatural places, just as God is supernatural!
Just as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were thrown into a fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, yet they suffered no harm. The laws of this world tell us that they should have been incinerated, yet God intervened and protected them, not a hair on their heads were burned! This my friends is the supernatural power of God Almighty. Just as Moses parting the Red Sea, or Jesus raising the dead, it’s unnatural, it’s supernatural.
This is love in its purest form, the love of God, God Himself! In this life, on this planet we call earth, we see variations of love, love which is tainted with sin, love which as been watered down and even has no sense of the word at all!
When we get to heaven, then we will know true love, we will be immersed with the presence of God Himself. We will be filled with true, pure love, a love that knows no limits, that has no end, and that is overwhelming!
I wish that I had the ability to write down just what the supernatural is like, to give you the sense of just how real it is. I don’t know it all, nor have I seen or experienced it all, yet I have experienced it to some extent, and I know that it is real. I have had the experience of leaving my body, of being filled with God’s overwhelming love, and of being healed of illness supernaturally. These things are real, they will happen, and when they do then you will know just how much you don’t know.
Love, it is who God is, it is what we should be aspiring to obtain and conform to, not a worldly love, but a supernatural love, the love of God!
Love one another, encourage one another, and know that God is within you! His love is never-ending, that means it lasts forever.
God bless my friends! Maranatha!