Greetings and good morning brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This morning we will ponder our lives as we seek to understand how we are created to love.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
Created to Love
Jesus said, “A new commandment I give unto you. That you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another." John, Chapter 16, Verse 20.
Brothers and sisters, in today’s broadcast, we explore the truth of our being created to love. Even though we are given free will, that does not change the fact that we are created to love. What does change is whether or not we accept our creative purpose. And since we are created to love, we can not find any lasting satisfaction until we respond to this love. Deep down inside of us, there is a place, which can filled by nothing else. This place is the center of our being where our soul resides, and the place where the heavenly Father has reserved for himself.
Consider this analogy. The earth has an outer covering, a crust and a mantel, but deep at the very center of the earth, at the earth’s core, nothing solid can exists there because of the pressure and the heat. If it were possible to transport a solid to the center of the earth, it would instantly be converted to plasma. Likewise at the center of our being, nothing can fill the place that the Father has reserved for himself. We may attempt or have attempted to fill this space with all sorts of material things, but they can not survive there. And this place that the Father has reserved for himself, cries out to be filled by him, though he can not make us allow him to fill this space.
This space can only be filled when we consent to do his will. But the soul that lives in this space, hungers and thirsts for his presence. This hunger for truth and thirst for righteousness keep nagging and nagging away in our souls even as material hunger and material thirst nag and nag at us until we satisfy them. If we refuse to satisfy the material hunger and the material thirst, our bodies perish. Likewise if we refuse to satisfy the hunger for truth, and the thirst for righteousness, our souls perish. And when we allow the Father who is love to fill this space in our souls, we begin to allow this love along with the other fruit of the spirit to flow through us, thus satisfying the hunger for truth and the thirst for righteousness. And when we satisfy the hunger for truth and the thirst for righteousness, our souls returns to their rest.
Now surrounding our souls and the Father’s spirit is the Spirit of the Son, the Spirit of Truth. And surrounding the Spirit of Truth is the Holy Spirit, the spirit teacher of our souls. When it comes to dealing with all personal matters of the soul, the Father has given this responsibility to his Son, Jesus. No one comes to the Father except by Jesus. Jesus reveals the love of the Father to us, therefore all of our petitions should be addressed to the Jesus, the Son, who is the personal revelation of the Father. Jesus alludes to this fact when he says, “My Father which gave them to me is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one” Therefore whosoever has seen the Son has seen the Father, and he further testifies to this relationship with the Father when he says, “It is written in the prophets, and they should all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard and has learned of the Father, comes to me.” Again he says, “no man can come to me except the Father which has sent me draw him.”
“All that the Father has given to me shall come to me; and him that comes to me, I will in no ways cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do my will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. It is the Father’s presence within our souls that instructs us to come to the Son. And all that comes to the Son, hears his voice, for he says, my sheep know my voice, and they will follow me, but will not follow another voice. So brothers and sisters, all who belong to this Son of love, follow behind him. They know him and he knows them. They love one another as he loves them. They are built that way, and enjoy the supreme joy of loving one another as Jesus loves them.
The impulse to love is sponsored by the heavenly Father who is the creator of our souls, and the governor of these relationships with each other and with the Father is the Spirit of Truth. This spirit interprets that behavior that is acceptable to the Father. It is the Spirit of Truth that reveals the Father’s will to us, and this will is to love each other as Jesus loves us, so that the whole world will know that we are his disciples, the sons and daughters of the heavenly Father. “Let your light so shine before men, that they will see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
This concludes today’s message on understanding how we are created to love, and can find no lasting satisfaction until we response to this impulse to love one another as Jesus loves us. We hope you find something in the message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day.
Until next time, this is Dr. James Perry