Apostle Grace Lubega
1 John 4:18 (AMP); There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
When a Christian is not perfected in the love of God, it is very hard for them to produce results of the Spirit.
Anyone who is not perfected in the love of God always has problems receiving from God.
The scripture says, “This is love made perfect that you may have confidence on that day, that as He is so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).
Which day does the scripture refer to? The day you were diagnosed with a terminal illness, the day when they find HIV in your relative’s blood, the day when you lose your job or the day you receive any such bad news. In any crisis, the perfection of the love of God relates you to Him such that you ought to respond like He responds.
The opposite of love is fear and we haven’t received the spirit of bondage again to fear but of power, love and a sound mind because fear has torment.
This means when a man carries a spirit of fear, he is in constant torment.
The reason why some Christians fail is because they carry fear in their spirits.
When you have not understood that God loves you, it is easy to assume that certain bad things will happen to you and the beginning of this assumption starts to attract all these bad things.
Child of God, you must believe that God loves you too much to let certain things happen to you.
In every area of our lives, God has called us to remind ourselves of His love. Praise Him!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 4:17, 2 Timothy 1:7
When you are not perfected in the love of God, it is very hard to produce results. Child of God, you must believe that God loves you too much to let certain things happen to you.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for your word. I thank you because you have given me the Spirit of power, love and a sound mind. Your love is shed abroad in my heart by the HolyGhost. Thank you Lord because I am established and grounded in it. I carry a consciousness that you love me and can never let anything evil come near my dwelling. With this mind I am producing results. In Jesus’s name, Amen.