FOR ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED YEARS (1500YRS), FROM THE TIME OF MOSES TILL THE TIME OF THE LORD, NO ONE WAS ABLE TO FULLY COMPLY WITH THE PERFECT DEMANDS OF THE LAW EXCEPT JESUS OF COURSE. FOR THE BIBLE SAY THAT ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD.
(Rom 3:23) “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
THE GOSPEL SAYS THAT “LOVE” (AGAPE) IS THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW, AND THEREFORE, THE ONLY WAY TO FULFILL IT IS THROUGH LOVE.
(Rom 13:10b) “Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
WHEN GOD SENT HIS SON, HE DEMONSTRATED HIS LOVE FOR US; INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH THE SAME KIND OF LOVE (AGAPE) IS ALSO THE ONLY WAY TO FULFILL THE LAW.
(John 3:16) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
(1Jn 4:10) “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
YOU SEE, UNDER GRACE (NEW COVENANT), THE FOCUS IS NOT ON YOUR LOVE FOR HIM, BUT HIS LOVE FOR YOU. IF YOU FIX YOUR EYES ON HIS LOVE FOR YOU, YOU WILL END UP FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIM. NOTICE WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS, “WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US”; IN OTHER WORDS, YOU HAVE TO KNOW AND EXPERIENCE HIS LOVE FIRST BEFORE YOU KNOW HOW TO TRULY LOVE.
(1Jn 4:19) We love because he first loved us.
THE APOSTLE PAUL’S PRAYER FOR ALL THE BELIEVERS WAS FOR THEM TO KNOW HOW WIDE AND LONG AND HIGH AND DEEP IS THE LOVE OF CHRIST SO THAT THEY MAY BE FILLED TO THE MEASURE OF ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD.
(Eph 3:17b-19) And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
THE APOSTLE JOHN ON THE OTHER HAND SAID: “WE HAVE KNOWN AND BELIEVED THE LOVE THAT GOD HAS FOR US. GOD IS LOVE, AND HE WHO ABIDES IN LOVE ABIDES IN GOD AND GOD IN HIM.”
(1Jn 4:16) “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God and God in him.”
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!