Speaker 6: Pastor Emeka Egwuchukwu
I will just take an aspect of the prophecy for the purpose of clarity and that we may hold on it.
Lord we thank You, You’ve not held back anything from us; this is indeed love. We thank You because You are opening to us a door that we may pass from death to life. Help me Lord to speak, help me Spirit of God, I depend on you (Amen).
1 John 4:7-8
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love”
1 John 4:16-21
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, 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 casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also”
There was something Pastor Ken was mentioning when he was Ministering – he was talking about loving God and loving your brethren. You can’t hate your brother and you say you love God. Love is not just saying it, you are to love because that is who you are. If you love He that begat, then you must love His children who He has begotten. God begats with His seed. No matter however you say I love you, if you don’t love His seed, you don’t love. What makes one “brethren” is that which He has in Him.
The Bible says that He who has the Spirit of Christ is of Him; you must love Christ who your brother is. If you love God’s offspring, then you love God. As a natural father, one of the ways you love is by loving your brother; God also sees it this way. You don’t just tell God “I love You”- you have to love what He begat. That which He begat is an extension of Him – an extension of God. If you don’t love who He has begat, it means that when I (God) show you who I am on the inside, you won’t love Me.
Love is of God: You must understand that man will not know anything about love if they don’t know the being “God” is. Whatever God does is love represented. It is found in the minutest of God’s creation – the expression of love. Love is not of Man, man doesn’t understand love. Love is of the premises of God; Love is what God says is love. Man can look at errors and see a definition of Love, but that is not it. Love is of God – this is not just what God did, but the essence of God. Love is of God, not about Him. Love is not an ideology.
God is light, it is not representing God – that is who He is. How do you understand light? Understand God. Are you looking for light? Look for God because God is light. This is the message we have heard from Him – the message God has been trying to communicate to us is that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all; there is no shadow of turning in Him. God is light and God is love. The man “John” had journeyed and came to an order of fellowship with the Father and the Son; not everyone has journeyed to this place. Because John had gotten here, he could show who God is – God is light and God is love.
This means that light and love are the same. Love is light – if you say you have light, then we need to see love. One of the characteristics of light is that it sheds – “And the love of God is shed abroad your hearts” (Romans 5:5). You can’t come to a place where there is light and there won’t be brightness. One of the things that happens these days to me is that I found out that when I come around a person with a wrong atmosphere, I feel it (I just tell God that if it is an experience, I don’t want it to linger too much). Bible says that the Lord endured the contradictions of sinners. Life is threatened that is why one wants to move away.
When you come around a seducer, you’ve got to love in truth, but you’ve got to run away; this is because you are not yet perfected. I’m just trying to explain something – this is why we have to be in charge of our atmospheres. What your thoughts are consumed of is what your atmosphere will project. If you come around someone with a rebellious spirit, you pick it.
Love is of God; love is God and love is light. What will bring us to the place where we love God is that we have to know God; we have to be illuminated to Love and we have to have light to love. What light will do is to show us what love is indeed. Love is of God, this is why anyone that loveth God knoweth God because God is love. We still have bits and pieces of darkness – a lot of darkness. This is why we can’t love the way God loves – we haven’t come to the light of God.
Love is God, love is light and if I have darkness, I will be hindered in the place of love. I still have darkness, but I like what John said – “darkness is past and the true light now shineth” (1 John 2:8). May love reign! Darkness has reigned but love will reign. Darkness reigned in the hearts of men: we don’t know what reign is, Satan knows what it is. Reigning is giving a man something to live for, and such a person has taken it and imbibed it. Every man has darkness, the degree you allow him is the degree he has reign over you; but darkness is past! Darkness is past! And the true light is shining.
The true light is love, that is why it is said that if a man hates, he abides in darkness. Hatred comes from inside; the true light is the love of God which is of God. If I love, I walk in Light and I have light. If I walk in love, I have enough light. I am not sharing a big revelation, I am just tying up things. There is a measure of love that makes you operate the gift of the Spirit; there is a measure of love you have in order to operate ministry gifts, otherwise, you die.
You can’t operate the gift of Christ without love – Christ is love. When God is putting that gift on you, He stretches you because that gift can kill. Darkness is detrimental to any child of God. One who is not born again is darkness, but you being a believer, every bit of darkness you allow takes life from you. There is not other way, I wish there was another way. You’ve got to walk in love because love is of God. He that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God – God is love.
We can’t remove the commandment of love from our journey. Why? It is because Love is the fulfilment of the law. There are laws depending on the realm you dwell; depending on the realm you have come into. There is a law in every realm, but love is the bond of perfection. As a child of God, you can walk into realms because when you walk in love, you fulfil all the laws in all the realms; who fulfils the law is God. In the realm of the Cherubims, there are laws; there are also laws in the realm of the Seraphims. Even of this earth, there are laws, but love has access to all of them. If you have been made love, nothing will be kept from you.
Love is a language of the beginning; it is a commandment of the beginning – this is the law of God. There is no other law that can be against you – you would have fulfilled all the laws. This is because you will be showing God because God is the one that has been from the beginning. Love is newness; you will age quickly when you walk in hatred because what you are fellowshipping with is hatred. This is why when they look at you and you look young, they ask what is making you young – it is love! Love can make you new; this is what makes God, God – He is new every morning.