Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: [I Peter 1:22]
This is the new commandment we have received of the Lord. That we love another as He has loved us and still loves us. This is the highest bond that galvanizes unity. This is the divine thread that binds inseparably…that weaves all into seamless unity – of mind, purpose and being. Selah
Here again we hear the admonishing of the Spirit through the lips of the Apostle Peter. He sings the same melody that Paul sung and John echoed. He tells us – the Church – that we have come into the sphere and domain of Agape. Now it behooves us to walk in its purity towards all the brethren! Selah
This is Agape that bars sin out and keeps spotless the righteous garments of the saints. This is Love Divine….birth from the “sperma” of Deity in us…nurtured by the patience of the Holy Spirit and the myriad strokes of adversity and afflictions that will meet us in this crucible of life. This is Agape; which is the golden thread of brotherhood in Christ, and is the singular fragrance of maturity in His perfection….See! That you Love one another! T’is resounds the divine fiat to us!
What shall we say then? What is our response to this inscription writ in light?
I say let us make a submission of our will and entire being to the Lordship of this Word.
I say let us be open with limitless capacity to “bear all things…endure all things…believe all things”…in love.
I say, let us be the lights that shine the love founded and growing out from the reality of the person, kingdom and Lordship of Jesus Christ. Selah
He says…having purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit…Glory to God! Let us go ahead unto its final destination….even unto unfeigned love towards all the brethren! Love – propelled by the Truth of our shared fatherhood in Christ…our oneness with the Lord in spirit…our walk of unity in fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
O glorious Agape!
We embrace you!
We walk in you!
We shine in you!
Glory to God!