What is Love

The fruit of the Holy Spirit is “Agapé” or “Benevolent” Love. “Agapé” Love does no wrong to his neighbour: Thus, Love fulfils the Law of God. It is the Love of God for His children and the fruit of this Love is expressed by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save our souls from Eternal Death. Conversely, the Greek term “Eros”, that is the Hebrew term “Shakab”, meaning “Sexual relations”, may lead to murder, that is the opposite of “Agapé” Love. For example, King David “slept with Bathsheba”, then murdered her husband. Similarly, Solomon committed spiritual murder: “when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart towards other gods”: “And Solomon did Evil in the sight of the Lord.”

God is Love and he that dwells in Love, dwells in God and God in him. You that Love the Lord, hate Evil: He preserves the souls of His saints, he delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Because God wants us to have Life: O Love the Lord. But he that sins against God wrongs his own soul: For the wages of sin is Death, but the gift of God is Eternal Life in Christ Jesus our Lord. All they that hate God love Death, with all deceit in them that perish; because they did not receive the Love of the truth, that they might be saved. He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: He that keeps understanding shall find Good. Who knows the spirit of man that goes upwards, and the spirit of the beast that goes downwards to the earth?

Lord, set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm. You have with Love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: For you have cast all my sins behind your back. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life.

The Lord appeared to me, saying: I have loved you with an everlasting Love, therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you. If a man Loves Me, he will keep my words: And my Father will Love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode with him.

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were Evil: You will not come to Me, that you may have Life. Therefore, you shall lay up these Words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes: And you shall teach your children.

As many as I Love, I rebuke and chasten: Be zealous therefore and repent. Blessed is the man who endures temptation: For when he is tried, he will receive the crown of Life, which the Lord has promised to them that Love Him. Therefore, it shall come to pass, that all good things are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you. God is rich in mercy, for His great Love with which He Loved us: For when we were dead in sins, He revived us together with Christ and we are saved by grace. In this was manifested the Love of God for us, for God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Greater Love has no man than this, that a man lays down his Life for his friends. Here is Love: Not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. We Love Him, because He first loved us. For us to live, God commands us to Love Him and to keep His commandments: For He is our Life, and the length of our days.

I will Love you, O Lord, my strength: The sorrows of Death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of Hell compassed me, the snares of Death held me. In my distress, I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: He delivered me, because He delighted in me. For all His judgments were before me. I kept myself from my iniquity: For the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

And because iniquity shall abound, the Love of many will become cold. Live in peace and the God of Love and peace shall be with you. There is no fear in Love, but perfect Love casts out fear, because fear has torment. He that has fear is not made perfect in Love. And we overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony; and we do not Love our lives to Death: He that hates his Life in this world, shall keep it unto Eternal Life.

God executes justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the stranger, in giving him food and clothes. He loves righteousness and judgment: The Earth is full of the goodness of the Lord for He loves Judgment and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. Should you help the ungodly and love them that hate the Lord? The Lord tries the righteous, but the wicked and him that loves violence, His soul hates.

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: But He loves him who follows righteousness. Why are you boastful of mischief, O mighty man? You Love Evil more than Good: The goodness of God endures continually. God shall likewise root you out of the land of the living. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whoever loves and produces lies. He is a merchant; the balances of deceit are in his hand, he loves to oppress: For the Love of money is the root of all Evil; for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, proud.

Whom the Lord loves, He chastens. Thus, says the Lord: What is your will? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in Love, and in the spirit of meekness?

For God said: Surely, they are my people, children that will not lie. So, He was their Saviour. In all their affliction, He was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them: In his Love and in his pity, He redeemed them. But they rebelled and vexed his Holy Spirit. Thus, have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet; therefore, the Lord does not accept them: He will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins. So, the Lord said: Your lovers will despise you, they will seek your Life; yet, return to Me. Return to the Lord your God, for you have fallen by your iniquity. For He said: I will heal their backsliding, I will Love them freely, for my anger is turned away. Hate Evil, Love Good, and establish Judgment.

Beloved, let us Love one another: For Love is of God; and everyone who loves, is born of God and knows God. He that does not Love, does not know God: For God is Love. We know that we have passed from Death to Life, because we Love our brothers. He that does not Love his brother abides in Death. Hatred stirs up strife: But Love covers all sins. If you fulfill the Royal Law according to the scripture: You shall Love your neighbour as yourself, you do well. Thus, we perceive the Love of God, because He laid down his Life for us: And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. Let us not Love in word, but in truth and in deed. By this we know that we Love the children of God: When we Love God and keep his Commandments: And His Commandments are not grievous.

Rejoice in the Lord when you remember His Holiness, and the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed: To Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.

Keep yourselves in the Love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ for Eternal Life: He who Loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. God shows his Love towards us, in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Know therefore that the Lord your God keeps Covenant and mercy to a thousand generations towards them that Love Him and obey His Commandments. And He will Love you: He will also bless the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your land. And the Lord will take away from you all sickness and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt upon you but will lay them upon all them that hate you. The Lord loves the righteous: His banner over me was Love.

And we know that all things work together for the Good of them that Love God. No creature shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. As it is written: No eye has seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them who Love Him.

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