BLAZING FIRE OF HIS LOVE

DAY 14 Daily Devotional on the Father’s Great Love-

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

BLAZING FIRE OF HIS LOVE

Calling the youth, calling the children, calling the young adults and calling the mature…

Come to His banqueting table, His banner over you is love, and receive His unfailing,  unconditional love from the Lover of your soul, Jesus Christ!

As His love is crashing over you, I pray you will feel His heartbeat and feel His passion in a fresh and new way! Releasing all old garments and put on His new garments, a garment of praise instead of heaviness, the oil of joy instead of mourning.

Daniel 7:9  As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze.

10a A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him….

This river of fire flowing from His throne is still releasing His fire and I sense this is the moment to remember that out of our inner most being, rivers of living water is flowing.

You may question, wy do I need to remember?  In Daniel 7:10 it says there is a river of fire flowing, coming out from before the throne of God, which is flaming with fire.  A river never stops flowing, it is always moving and we are moving in the River of God and continuously receive from Him, even the overflow.

Have you been baptized in the Holy Spirit and Fire? 

Partake continously of His goodness.  Even His mercy and loving kindness is new every morning. The Father’s grace is sufficient to always walk as overcomers in Christ Jesus.

LIKE WILDFIRE

Today I stumbled across a song called “Wildfire” and I knew it was a mystery, I had to search out. What was the Lord trying to tell me?

I found the word wildfire in the Message Bible:

Acts 2:3 Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, 4 and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.

Here another scriptures:

I have come to ignite a fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! Luke 12:49

Jesus was looking forward to the Pentecost Fire. The tongues of fire placed upon each of those in the Upper Room.  He also said: I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up—how I long for it to be finished! Do you think I came to smooth things over and make everything nice? Not so. I’ve come to disrupt and confront!  This is out of the Message Bible (Luke 12:50-51).

Our God is a consuming Fire and the God of Elijah, Who answers by Fire, is desiring for his Bride to be Red-Hot, not lukewarm.    When He was saying this to the church in Laodicea, Revelation 3:16, He knew they would understand what He meant.  In those days, the Laodicean built an aqueduct to bring cold water down from the mountains. When it left the mountain it was ice cold and delicious, but by the time it traveled through the hot aqueduct, the water became lukewarm..tasting horrible.  Luke warm mineral water has a terrible taste.

Furthermore, they decided to take the water from the Hot Springs to their city, but by the time it got there, it was no longer hot. It had become lukewarm.

When the Lord said to them, “You are neither hot nor cold,” they knew what this meant. They had been drinking lukewarm water for a long time and it was sickening.

Jesus wanted them to be on fire, with passionate fervor and turning the world up-side down, or should we say, right side up!

Let me end with this scripture in Romans 12:11 the Amplified Bible:

Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.

 

 ~GABRIELE GILPIN

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BE LIGHT – ILLUMINATE DARKNESS!

 

BE LIGHT – ILLUMINATE DARKNESS!

DAY 13 Daily Devotion – The Father’s Great Love

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

It is all inside of you….the incorruptible seed of Jesus Christ, the Kingdom of God is within, and His Holy Spirit lives in your born-again Spirit. Even as He is able to do infinitely more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us. It’s the resurrection power, the same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead.  (see Ephesians 3:20)

Jesus Christ in us is the Hope of Glory. His hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (see Romans 5:5).

Jesus is the Light of the World and He said: “You are the light of the world.” Furthermore, the scripture tells us we are a city on a hill. Just imagine at night this city on a hill lights up the entire region with all it’s lights shining out from the houses.  We are a spiritual house in the city of God and shine forth His Glory and Love.

How about consciously BE LIGHT TO ILLUMINIATING DARKNESS AROUND US?

The city of God is right where you are, it’s a place of refuge, it’s the strong tower that is inside of you. It is all within you and you can grab ahold of it, because you are the city of God and you can spread it.

Furthermore, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father, who is in heaven. It will leak out…a contagious presence of God wherever you are.

~ Gabriele Gilpin

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LOVE NEVER ENDS AND NEVER FAILS

DAY 12 Daily Devotion – The Father’s Great Love

LOVE NEVER ENDS AND NEVER FAILS

Today I am focusing on the “love chapter” in 1 Corinthians 13.  My idea is to read the love chapter and then look at the questions below and answer each one.  Perhaps this will serve you to discover more about yourself.  We have focused on loving the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, our neighbors and now let’s dig a bit deeper inside to discover more about ourself.

  • What 3 things matter most to you?
  • What do you value most spiritually?
  • What people are most important to you?
  • What possessions do you value most?
  • What do you feel you need to accomplish to make your life worthwhile?
  • When you pass on, how would you like to be remembered?
  • What are two things you could do each day, to make every day special?
  • What in your life are you most grateful for?

After you answer all of these questions, go over them again and you will find clues to answer what you discovered about yourself.

  • Write about: What you discovered about yourself…

 THE GIFT OF LOVE

1 Corinthians 13: 1-13 RSV

1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; 10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. 13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Now say your name in the place of “Love” when you read out loud the above scripture…make it personal.

~ Gabriele Gilpin

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LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND, STRENGTH

DAY 11 Daily Devotional – The Father’s Great Love

LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND, STRENGTH

Jesus says, “Love me with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.” When the Father breathed the breath of life into man, he became a living soul. (see Genesis 2:7b) In some Bible translations “living soul” is translated “living being” or “living creature”.

As it is said in Matthew 16:26 RSV: 26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?

Matthew 10:28 says 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

As lovers of God we are learning how to love God with all of our heart, mind, soul
and strength and love our neighbors as we love ourselves.  Jesus does.  Following His lead by forsaking all, stepping away from the pull of the world system and instead keeping a vibrant life in Him.

Being saturated and overflowing with the love of God, will cause us to flood others with the same love and comfort we have received from our Heavenly Father.  After all, the Holy Spirit is our comforter and the One, who comes alongside of us.  

LAWLESSNESS VS LOVE REVOLUTION

Because of the lawlessness, the love of many will be growing cold, as a sign of the times we are in.  (see Matthew 24:12)

I can’t afford to be offended and become bitter in my soul, because of the signs of the time, to the point where I close off my heart and ultimately my love grows cold.

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear…what can man do to me?  It is vital to trust in the Lord not  people or circumstances  (see Psalm 118).   David’s soul trusted in God and he took refuge  in the shadow of the Lord’s wings.  He remained there until the calamity passed by.  

The Lord is pouring out His love and there will be a love revolution.  He is awakening us to His pure love.

 As we walk in His love and manifest the kingdom of God as Jesus did; miracles, signs and wonders will be released.  As Jesus said: they will know you are My disciples, because of the love you have one for another.  

“WE ARE ONE IN THE SPIRIT, WE ARE ONE IN THE LORD”

THE SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

The Son of righteousness is arising  with healing in His wings (see Malachi 4).  Run to the Lord and not from Him in these times.  Jesus has all the answers you need and when you boldly enter into the Throne room of grace, seeking His face, He will show you things to come and He will give you answers to your questions.

Today I am encouraging you to ponder the below scriptures as you are spending time with your Beloved:

 1 John 4:7-11
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone who
loves is born of God and knows God.  He who does not love does not know
God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that he might live through
Him.In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His
Son to be the propitiation for our sins.Beloved, if God so loved us, we also
ought to love one another. “

1 John 4:17-21
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness
in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.We love Him because He first loved
us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he
who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God
whom he has not seen?  And this commandment we have from
Him; that he who loves God must love his brother also.”

~ Gabriele Gilpin

 

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FATHER’S LOVE VS SELF-PRESERVATION

DAY 10 Daily Devotional on the Father’s Great Love

We are getting closer to the end of the 14 day focus on the Father’s Great Love and today we are focusing on:

FATHER’S LOVE VS SELF-PRESERVATION

Jesus was tempted by the devil after he was led by the Spirit into the wilderness (see Matthew 4:1).  To be tempted means being tested or tried.

We all experience such testing in our life. In such times of testing, all the façade, the masks we wear will fall to the way side and the true inner self will emerge.  It will be revealed whether we are a lover of God and true disciple of the Lord, living by a higher law, or a self-loving, self-centered, carnal life, living by the law of self-preservation and self-ambition.

Jesus experienced what was stomach hunger, but His true hunger was not only for spiritual bread, but for fellowship in the Father’s Light and love. (see Matthew 4:2).

When Jesus was hungry, He was tempted by the devil to turn stones into bread.  But He, as the Living Bread, answered and said, It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God…” (see Matthew 4:3-4). He knew the true hunger of the soul was something only the Father Himself can satisfy. Furthermore, He laid His life down willingly to fulfill the will of the Father – He sacrificed His Physical Life to give us Life, and Life more abundantly.

My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. John 4:34

TRUE HUNGER

We can crave “His divine love” and a key to victory is having the ability to wait upon the Lord.  This is true hunger, not for securing bread that man hungers after, but after the eternal bread, His body, which was broken for us. So very often, we are tempted to exercise faith for the preservation of self, but we lack the desire to wait on the Lord for His eternal Bread of Life that transforms us from the inside out into the image of Christ.

Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:5

For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. Psalm 107:9

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Pondering these scriptures while waiting upon the Lord, can bring much increase in your spiritual life.   Have you had your “special time” with your Heavenly Father today?

Gabriele Gilpin

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LOVE WITH ALL YOUR HEART

DAY 9 Daily Devotion on the Father’s Great Love

How can it be that we can love on one level and hate on another?

At times I ask what is really in my heart?
My thoughts go to what David, the Psalmist, cried out, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

It’s a pure heart, where every bitter root has been pulled out, that will nurture the fruit of the Holy Spirit. An impure heart, however, harbors or shows forth the fruit of the flesh.  (see Galatians 5)

Furthermore, we should have an undivided love. No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24

My journey towards maturity has brought major changes, healing and intimacy. The finger of God has been penetrating, relentless and constant in working on my heart.

We are expected to walk in accordance with the great commandment, as Jesus explained: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Luke 12:30-31

Furthermore, the expectation of a believer exceeds the Ten Commandments into the realm of intimacy with the Father and walking with the Holy Spirit.  This is because, when we walk in the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh, which are also those things listed in the Ten Commandments.

There is more at stake besides obedience – it is about relationship, which is not truly satisfied or fulfilled until it is intimate. True intimacy occurs only when there is an absence of self-obsession or self-absorption. I can have true intimacy when I rest in Him, and trust Him without struggling or striving. The matter of trust (or can also be called faith when pertaining to the Father) is crucial.  Trust the Lord with all your heart!

The Father’s Desire

The Father desires to see our face, revealed from behind our mask (see Song of Solomon 2:14, Acts 10:34).
It is about having fellowship and communion with the Father as He did with Adam and Eve (see Genesis 3:8).
He wants our undivided love.. after all He is a jealous God (Exodus 34:14).

Ask yourself and write down…what are the things the Father desires from me?

 

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HIS GLORY – HIS RESURRECTION POWER – HIS RESOLVE

DAY 8 Daily Devotional on the Father’s Great Love

HIS GLORY

2 Corinthians 4:6
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face Of Jesus Christ.

When the Lord’s face shines upon you and me, we can see the glory of God in His face and in the eyes of Jesus. We see His fire, we see His passion and we encounter the depth of His intention. When we speak to people, we look into their face, more specifically into the eyes. The eyes are the window to the soul. As it states in Luke 11:34: Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your vision is clear, your whole body also is full of light. But when it is poor, your body is full of darkness.

Therefore, consider what you are looking into, or what you are focusing on! You become what you behold!

RESURRECTION POWER

Years ago, I saw myself in the tomb where Jesus’ body was placed after He died. It was an open vision and I witnessed His resurrection while standing there watching, as the mighty power of the Holy Spirit and the glory of the Lord filled the place. There was a very bright Light, like laser beams around us.  A heavy glory presence manifested and came into the tomb, causing the body of Jesus Christ to come alive! The resurrection power awakened Jesus and His body rose from the dead.

There were angels all around and I was shook up and trembled, because of the mighty, heavy glory presence coupled with spiritual streams coming from different directions illuminating and electrifying the place.

After the resurrection, I watched Jesus in the tomb, ever so loving, folding the cloth which was placed around His face before His burial. (see John 20:7) He removed the cloth from His face, folded it and laid it next to the burial clothes. To me this indicated that He removed the “veil” and that we are free to have a face to face relationship with Him. The veil was torn in the Temple from the top to the bottom and the facecloth was removed, therefore we have full access into His Presence and we can come by His blood to be One with Him forever.

Now remember, we are His witnesses…..

Luke 24:48 You are witnesses of these things.

Acts 4:33 With great power, the apostles continued to give their testimony about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And abundant grace was upon them all.

HIS RESOLVE

Jesus is saying:
“Let nothing, nor anyone hold you back from Me!”

Jesus was determined and decided firmly on following the Father’s course of action.  He resolved to do His will and came to earth to showcase His Father…as He said: “when you see me, you see the Father.”

My resolve is like Apostle Paul, who remarked in Philippians 3:10-11 “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, to attain to the resurrection from the dead”

Apostle Paul knew Jesus for about 30 years and still wanted to know Him more deeply. I have known Christ for about 50 years now and my desire is: I want to know Him intensely, completely and live my life by faith in the finished work of the cross.

How about you?

Gabriele Gilpin

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JESUS EYES FILLED WITH PASSIONATE LOVE

DAY 7 Daily Devotion on the Father’ Great Love

ENCOUNTERING JESUS EYES LIKE A FLAME OF FIRE

While in the Trodoos Mountains on the island of Cyprus, I had a face to face encounter with the Lord. During the night while I was sleeping, I sensed Jesus coming close and placing His face on mine and I saw into His eyes. His eyes were like flames of fire and He said to me:

 “You will see the world through my eyes from now on and you are receiving an impartation for the nations.”

He shared some other things with me and those were very private. When my youngest son passed away suddenly, he was still on life support when I arrived at the hospital. At one point, I placed my face on his face; nose to nose and forehead to forehead. This was much like the Lord did when He visited me, and He reminded me of the special moment I had with my son and He knew how much this meant to me.

During the visitation in my room in Cyprus, the Lord looked into my eyes and pulled me in deep, so I could see what is inside His heart for me. I found the truth and the mystery of His love when He took the pain in my heart and consoled me by this loving gesture. I was lost in His embrace, as I felt His warm breath on my face.

The Father knows exactly how to touch broken hearts deep down and heal any wounds and even remove scars. He is a compassionate God, who can sympathize with us and has mercy on us.

Hebrews 4
15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.

 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Amp
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement), 4 Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.

This visitation was truly an intense time and it felt like I was crying and laughing all at the same time.  As I pondered what this was all about, the below scripture came to mind:

Revelation 1:14 b…And his eyes were like flames of fire.

In His eyes of fire I saw the passion He has for His Bride and the fiery love He has for the world. I felt like I was diving into His eyes like an ocean, full with fiery flames, to see deep into His heart filled with burning desire. His heart is represents an entrance to the heavenly realm.

Seeing His heart, the Lord bids us to obtain from Him eye salve to anoint our eyes so that we may be enlightened, gain discernment, and are able to see clearly what heaven has for us. (see Revelations 3:18)

I am praying that the fire of the Holy Spirit will renew you and that you will encounter the Lord’s heart for you!  For your eyes to be anointed with eye salve, for you to be spiritually enlightened to gain discernment and see into His fiery eyes reflecting His passion for you.

Write down any impressions you receive today and share with us, if you like.

Gabriele Gilpin

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LOVE NEVER FAILS

DAY 6 Daily Devotional on the Father’s Great Love

LOVE NEVER FAILS ****

1 John 4:17-21
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?  And this commandment we have from Him; that he who loves God must love his brother also.”

The love of the Father should be my motivation for anything I do or say. We are likened unto a body, the body of Christ, with Jesus being the Head, and also likened onto a building, with Jesus being the chief cornerstone. (see Ephesians 2:19-22)

We are exhorted to earnestly desire the best gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:31, but there is also a more excellent way. It is the way of God’s love.  Without having the love, Jesus has for His church and the world; we lack the right motivation to minister one to another and to the world.  Jesus is our role model and He loved unconditionally.  He asked us to come to Him and learn of Him, especially those who are worried and burdened.

I am encouraged to love my brethren, my neighbors and to even love my enemies, but above all to love God. Without Jesus being my first love, I can easily walk away from what Jesus is directing me to do:  loving God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and then loving my neighbors as myself. (see Matthew 22:37-39)

I need the Father’s love to do that. It all starts and ends with HIM!  As I am rooted and grounded in His love and enter into His rest, I can fulfill my purpose and destiny in peace and power.  The love and ministry comes from deep within, where we are established in His word; as the seed has fallen unto prepared ground, and where much nourishment can produce a hundredfold return.  (see Matthew 13…Parable of the sower).

Otherwise, my heart motives can become tainted by selfish ambition and dead works; the works of the flesh. Living in the love of the Father, being love as He is love, brings restoration to our souls and our cups literally run over with His goodness and blessings.

HOUSES OF HEALING

Houses of Healing are popping up all over the nations.  These Houses could be in your living room, at fellowships, churches, just to name a few. Many have hurting hearts around us, and we can be those Trees of Righteousness to release the leaves for the healing of nations.

They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. (Psalm 1:3)

“.. that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb … On each side of the river stood the tree of life, …… And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1-2

Today ask the Father about what is in your heart. Are there any wounds, old or new, or any bitterness?  If yes, humility before the Father is beneficial. When we humble our heart, even in the midst of hurts and bruises, healing can begin.  Another important part is to forgive the hurt that has been done to you.  Walking in purity and newness of heart will cause an acceptance and ultimately assisting us in loving those who have trespassed against us. Then we can walk in the Father’s love. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. (Romans 5:5 NLT)

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

My prayer today is that any hurts, wounds, heavy and burdened hearts are healed and that people around us and on this blog will consciously be those leaves to bring healing to others.

In His love we flourish as we live in intimacy with the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

For those who are mature, have been healed and maintaining it by walking in the newness of live in Christ, are exhorted to BE, yielding and releasing heaven on earth.  Those who are consciously aware and awakened to the fact that they are seated in Christ in heavenly places and that they are designed to be a kingdom manifestation on earth. Releasing miracles, signs and wonders, changing atmospheres by breathing in the heavenly realm and exhaling it on earth. The Glorious Heavenly Realm penetrating our circumstances, situations and people around us!

Gabriele Gilpin

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WALK IN THE LOVE OF THE FATHER

DAY 5 Daily Devotional of the Father’s Great Love

WALK IN THE LOVE OF THE FATHER ****

Ephesians 5

1 Therefore be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well beloved children [imitate their father]. 2 And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.

As imitators of God, one must come as a child. A child imitates its parents, older siblings and teachers. That is one way they learn from others around them.  When we imitate our Heavenly Father, we copy Him and follow His example by walking in His Agape Love.

How do we follow Him and His examples?

Following Jesus can be done by simply seeking the Lord and by being taught as His disciples through the Holy Spirit, who is our teacher. We can picture ourselves becoming a part of the stories, teachings, parables and adventures told in His word.

For example, when I read the story about the woman with the issue of blood, who pressed through the crowd to get to Jesus, I can literally feel her determination and eagerness to touch the hem of His garment!  Her faith told her, she was going to be healed by touching Him.

Jesus asked when He felt the healing power leaving His body: “Who touched me?”

The disciples thought this was rather strange, since so many people gathered around him and many touched Him. But it was not the same as this touch! This touch demanded a reaction by faith! This woman’s touch provoked the healing power to be released and rush into her physical body.

She was instantly healed! (see Luke 8:43-48)

HEALING

Decades ago, I was asked to fly to another nation to pray for the healing of a woman. She  was lying on her death bed. The doctors did not belief she was going to make it and thought she was going to die very soon.

As I arrived, I was denied to enter her hospital room. The first thing I did was to pray and rebuke this obstruction in Jesus’ name. Shortly thereafter I was escorted into the room and left alone with her.  She was in a coma with all the instruments and necessary apparatus.  I laid hands on her body and declared divine healing. As I did that I felt the healing power leave my body and go right into hers.  When I asked the Holy Spirit what happened, He explained that it was the same sensation Jesus felt when He asked, who touched me?  The healing virtue left His body and entered into the woman’s body and she was healed.

The woman in the hospital did not wake up immediately, but was completely healed over a period of time and eventually left the hospital alive and well.

After some time had passed, she spoke to me and said: “I was in a coma, but my spirit was awake and I was aware that you came into the room.  You were not alone, because I sensed angels and a magnificent presence.  Actually the Presence and Glory of the Lord came with you. I received my healing, the moment hands were laid on me.”

Reading what Jesus encountered and did, knowing He was telling us to imitate Him and His love, caused me to follow His example.

This is just one way to demonstrate walking in God’s love by esteeming others more highly than oneself and to delight in what the Lord is doing through us in someone else’s life.

Christ loved us and gave Himself for us, as a sacrifice to God resulting into a sweet fragrance.

1 John 4:7-11

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that he might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. “

CONTINUING TO WALK IN HIS GREAT LOVE

GABRIELE GILPIN

****excerpts from the book: “For Heaven’s Sake – Awake, Arise and Shine”
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