Apostle Winfree James R Sr, God's Messenger, Our Savior & Lord Nations Kingdoms, Churches Blogger, Publisher, Writer, Truth Seeker And, Biblical Mentor:


You Just Can't And Be God's Children Or Christians!!!

Biblically speaking. 1John 4 and discover that you cannot say you love God and “hate your brother or your sister.” It’s really all about love; God’s Love.



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 we 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.


Wow, love. There is no more abused word in the world than this one. In modern culture, it can mean that I have feelings, inclinations, attractions, and they excuse me from standards and responsibilities and even common sense in my decisions. And say the word “love” and these days you’ll get romance, hearts, Valentines Day and a whole host of other stuff. But note this, lust is not, love.


If we’re going to talk about this, we’re going to have to define love the way God defines it. The word love here in 1 John is “the characteristic word of Christianity” and it has a distinct meaning in the New Testament. The Greek word is the familiar “Agape”. Christians ministers and believers throw that word around a lot. Again, what does it mean?


First of all, it’s an attitude of the heart.

It’s the attitude that God has toward His Son. The Father was “for” the Son in everything He did and needed to do. The Father was the driving force behind everything Jesus said, did and wherever He went.


It’s the attitude God has toward man in sending His Son. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. The Father sent His Son for one reason; to save mankind from the penalty and power of our sin. That’s selfless.


It’s the attitude God has toward those who believe in the Lord Jesus. So that the love of God is the driving force behind God sending the Holy Spirit, giving us strength and grace and help and provision that carries us through this life to Heaven.


So love is this: the highest form of favor and outpouring, of the attitude of the heart, that results in selfless actions to benefit the one loved, irrespective of their attitude.

Jesus said that if you only love those who love you back, while that’s fine, it’s only what people of any stripe can do.


Where does love come from?

As a matter of fact, real love can come from just one source: God Himself.

Real love is not natural, it’s supernatural, God Himself is the only fountain you can drink this from.

From our text today, it says this in verse 8, God is love. So His Divine Substance consists of, He is the definition and source of Love. What our society calls love, pales in comparison to the Bible’s definition.


So a person becomes a Christ believer or follower. And the Holy Spirit lives inside that person now. What is the first result? They begin to love All people and nations. Their enemies. Their “haven’t spoken to them in years” relatives. Why is that? Because God is Love.





It was for love Jesus gave His All. And it was because of Love that originates in God. The love of God has shed abroad in their hearts. .Romans 5.5 says it, “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”


Love: the highest form of favor and outpouring of the attitude of the heart that results in selfless actions to benefit the one loved, irrespective of their attitude.


So…here’s the question of the day. Can you love God and do anything else (like hate) your brother or your sister? Meaning, in the context of the Christian world to begin with, can you do both? The answer is of course no. Adam is the human father of all mankind and Eve is the mother of all living beings, So, you see if you really do believe the Bible like you say to do Preachers and Christians, We are All One Human Redblooded family here on this earth.


Here’s what the end of chapter 4 says.

1 John 4.20-21 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? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.


It’s totally incompatible with the Love of God. Completely.


Only Love toward other people is appropriate when you’ve known the Love of God.


Objections: well they’re acting like idiots. They completely betrayed me. We just have a personality clash. I can’t stand them. We disagree about everything. You wouldn’t believe what they said: to my kids or me!


Should you have boundaries with people who are difficult? Maybe. But do you stop loving them? No.


Forgiveness and a return to love is the only option that agrees with the Love of God. Hating another person, detesting them, even pursuing them for vengeance sake, tells us one thing. You don’t love God. But they… No, you don’t have the Love of God in you if hatred is there.


So let’s apply what we’ve studied today in our lives, and by the way if you can't put your love into actions, why are you trying to Pastor people or preach or teach or praise God or worship the Lord. Go somewhere and allow God's love to fill your heart and life. Period.


Have you been changed by the Love of God toward you? The Love that has no respect for the attitude, the position of the one being loved. God loved the world, yes, but He loves you. You’re here today, you’ve been transformed by Him because He picked you to love. Do you love Him in response? The result of Love toward God is that you’ll, as a result, do selfless acts to benefit Him. In other words, you’ll obey Him.


Do you Love All people with the Love of God? As in, do you, with time, talent and treasure, benefit anyone that can’t pay you back? That wouldn’t do a “you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours” kind of payback? So is there anyone that God is pointing you to? Could it be that He wants you to benefit them somehow out of His Love?


Is there anyone you need to stop hating? We’re told in Romans 12 to do good, pray for and bless ( Speak well of ) people who are persecuting us, lying about us, speaking out against us. To stop hating, do the opposite and start with the Love of God. Do something to benefit them. Get past a person skin color or what that have or don't have.


It’s actually freeing to only be left the one option of Loving with the Love of God. And it comes to us from outside ourselves, it’s shed abroad in our hearts by God Himself in Jesus Christ. Start living and begin to love again in the Lord. Amen.


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2 Cor 9:7, So, let each one of us give as he and she have purposes in their hearts, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.


We Will Only Please, The Heavenly Father, When We Start Loving Like Jesus Christ Loves us.