An atmosphere of love, it’s the only atmosphere by which the gifts and the power and authority of God can operate! One whole year of love—so with love we can bring the greatest harvest for the Kingdom of God!
by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo
1 Cor 13:1-3 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all
mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Why love? What
is the connection of the year 2016 to love?
Sixteen (16)- The number sixteen in the year 2016 is symbolic of love and loving. It is the total of 8+8, where 8 means ‘new beginnings’— God is starting something
new, and He wants to usher it in with love! 16 is also the product of 4x4 where 4 means ‘the world’ or ‘dominion’, God desires for this love to be worldwide in scope! The 16th time the word "love" is used in 1John says, "There
is no fear in love . . ." (1John 4:18). Apostle Paul, in his first book to the Corinthian church, states that there are sixteen distinct things about the quality of love that God has and that he wants us to have as well.
13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
If We Are To Move In The Anointing Of God This 2016;
If We Are To Manifest The Super Natural Now;
Then We Must Be Able To Walk In Love!
supernatural can only be manifested and operated in and through love!
To Walk In Love, We Must Be Able To Build A Spiritual Atmosphere That Is Full Of Love!
We Need To Understand The Extent
Of God’s Love For All Of Us.
Eph 3:17b-19 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and
to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
The love of God that is shown in the Scriptures is general, universal, indiscriminate, unconditional, unlimited, and every term
you can imagine love is, and this love extends to all people at all times.
Titus 3:4-5a But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
That’s why HE can make this unequivocal, and unquestionable declarations:
Ezek 33:11 Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their
ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?'
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone
to come to repentance.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
He wants all men to be saved because His love is unlimited; and because His love is unlimited, there are unlimited realities concerning
John 3:16-17 "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. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world
FOUR WAYS THE UNLIMITED LOVE OF CHRIST IS MANIFESTED:
1st THROUGH COMMON GRACE
There is a certain kindness and goodness that God does commonly, and we see it everywhere. Many will say “there is lots of sorrow in the world”, but the reason we can see this sorrow is because there is so much happiness; The reason we recognize
ugliness is because there is lots of beauty, and the reason we feel disappointment is because there is so much fulfillment! We only need to look at the other side of it. We are all just worthless and unworthy sinners, but because He is our loving God, He gives
us so much reason to laugh, to smile, to rejoice, and to love! Even if we are unworthy sinners, He demonstrate His love for you and for me—that is common grace.
Matt 5:45 He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends
rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Acts 14:17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts
We pray before we eat our food, but you will see many people eating the same food you eat and yet they don’t pray and thank God for their blessings! We all work, enter the same malls, experience the same floods of the monsoon—yet
many don’t even pray for the nation!
2nd The Love Of God Manifests In Compassion
God’s love is a love of pity, a love of broken heartedness—pathetic love. Pathetic means pitiful. We hear this lies all
the time: “You must be very special because God loves you!” This is totally unscriptural, and a big lie from the devil! God does not love us because we are special!
God does not love us because you are loveable, because you are not—and
so am I! Truth is we are all despicable and vile sinners, that if not for the grace of God, we all deserve to go to hell, the trash can of eternity! We have no intrinsic value, no intrinsic worth, there is nothing in us to love—but His love for us is
not the love of value, but the love of pity!
Jer 13:17 But if you do not listen, I will weep in secret because of your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly, overflowing with tears, because the Lord's flock will be taken captive.
is God weeping for His creation because His image has been marred and damaged in us!
Matt 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a
hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.
Luke 19:41-42 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace —
but now it is hidden from your eyes.
God was not saying, look at those wonderful children of mine, they are so loveable and I just want to hug them—no! He weeps for them! It was a cry of compassion and sadness because we are lost and suffering,
we are a pitiful sight for the Lord! God’s love was not motivated by value but His love was motivated by wasted and lost value! When you see a drunk lying on the street, there is nothing loveable about that person, there is nothing to attract us to him!
But if you have pity and compassion, you would want to reach out to him, to restore him for what he was, or to bring him to what he might be! Same with God, He looks at us with a heart of pity and compassion because He desires to bring us into His plans and
3rd Is Love Of Warning
Nothing demonstrates more the love of God for us than the numerous warnings of coming judgment found in the scriptures. If God did not love mankind, He would not have warned them because
He didn’t care—but He does care, so again and again He gave warning! Many people don’t come to churches like ours because they know that much warning and rebuke is given here in our pulpit—maraming bawal!
He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
There is a God, He has a standard, He is Holy, if you don’t live up to it, then there will be punishment—even eternal damnation!
That’s why He warns us, His love compels Him so you will not be punished!
4th Manifestation Of Gods Unlimited Love Is: Gods Offer
Matt 22:2-3 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding
banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
There is an offer of His love, the invitation to come was given—but they refused! The love of God does
not only warn, He calls the people to salvation, to peace, to reformation, to health, to rest, even to prosperity—but many don’t want to come—may dahilan!
Matt 11:28-29 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings
of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Matt 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I
have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
The final Words of Jesus was to “go and preach”, why would He say that? Because He loves us all! This is the magnanimity of God’s love—He
holds nothing back! So how should we respond to this love? OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD!
An atmosphere of love, it’s the only atmosphere by which the gifts and the power and authority of God can operate! One whole year of love—so
with love we can bring the greatest harvest for the Kingdom of God!
Remember: LOVE NEVER FAILS!
John 13:34-35 "A new command I give you: Love
one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."