. . . God is love. — 1 JOHN 4:8
. . . The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost . . . . — ROMANS 5:5
When you were born again, God became your Father. God is a love God. You are a love child of a love God. You are born of God, and God is love; therefore, you are born of love. The nature of God is in you — and the nature of God is love.
In fact, you can’t say you don’t have this divine love, because everyone in the family of God has it — or else they’re not in the family! They may not be exercising it. They may be like the man who wrapped his one talent in a napkin and buried it (Matt. 25:25), but the Bible says that the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. That means the God-kind of love has been shed abroad in our heart, our spirit, our inner man.
Romans 5:5 is not talking about the baptism in the Holy Spirit. It’s talking about the New Birth — when you are born of the Spirit of God — that’s when the love of God came in. When you were born spiritually, you partook of God’s life and nature.
Confession: God is love. I am born of God; therefore, I am born of love. I am a love child of a love God. The love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. My nature is love. It is natural for me to walk in love.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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