Love and Hate by Beth Auman

Love IS_2The Lord is always speaking and it is up to each and everyone of us to yield to Him with eyes wide open and ears waiting to hear Him clearly.

I am continually watching to see what The Lord will say to me. What He will say to people through me. When the LORD speaks He knows exactly how to get to the heart of any man or woman, it does not matter what they have done – it only matters what He has to say and I am truly willing to be obedient and say exactly what He has to say.

That is a key for each and everyone of us. Speaking only when He says to speak and keeping our mouth closed when He has not spoken, no matter what our flesh wants to say. His word is life. Our words can hold life or death because we are human. This is not always easy, however, it does define love and hate, life and death.

What He has shown me lately is the reality of Love and Hate. Deep within myself. What true Love is and what true Hate is. I am a work in progress and it is my greatest desire to fulfill the destiny that God created me for. I receive His correction and want to walk in Love – not Hate. Hate can be very deceiving, disguising itself as righteousness. When in fact God only speaks in LOVE and He will reveal Himself to us always in a loving manner. If you can’t find the LOVE in it, then it is not from God.

He is teaching me to recognize and discern His Love and how to discern the devils hate. His Love is patient, kind, never envious, does not boast, not arrogant, rude, crude, indecent or self-absorbed. His LOVE is not easily upset and does not tally wrongs or celebrate injustice. It puts up with anything and everything that comes along, Trusts, Hopes and Endures No Matter What – Love will never be obsolete.

As I have watched the comments of people lately I have seen much love and much dangerous hate.  We must all endeavor to be discerners of Love (God) and Hate (The Devil).  God wants you to speak the Truth in Love. There is a way to do that.  Just because you are saved by the blood of Jesus does not mean that the devil can’t bring you down by using you to propagate hate.

IF LOVE IS NOT PRESENT – If what is being spoken or written is not spoken or written in LOVE – it is not from GOD.  Even when GOD corrects us – He corrects us in a loving manner. If what you are receiving is not being spoken in a loving manner – it is not from GOD. If what you are speaking or writing is not spoken in a loving manner, it is not from God.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is LOVE filled with Wisdom and Power.

John 3:16 The Voice 16 For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life.

Psalm 37:30 The Voice 30 Wisdom fills the mouth of the right-living;     justice and truth roll from their tongues.

Proverbs 18:21 (NASB) 21 Death and life are in the [a]power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.

The word expressed here touches my own heart because as a receiver of His Great Everlasting Love and Salvation – I have received the Greatest gift ever given, Jesus.  When we express His Love – we must express it in love and in a gentle manner, remembering that even when He brings correction – He is LOVE and therefore, Love is presenting the correction. God does not require that we add our own humanistic spin to what He is saying. He expects us to speak only what He is saying in a kind and loving manner. When He speaks there is Power made available to change, heal, deliver and create peace.

When hate is expressed many times it is expressed loudly. If someone is screaming at you or speaking in ALL CAPS and telling you what the Word of God says – that’s not coming in a loving manner and you must discern if it is God or the devil. Remember – the devil knows the Word of God very well and he will say anything to get you all bound up.

Romans 8:1-2 The Voice Therefore, now no condemnation awaits those who are living in Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King, because when you live in the Anointed One, Jesus, a new law takes effect. The law of the Spirit of life breathes into you and liberates you from the law of sin and death.

When the Word of God comes in truth – it touches the heart of His intended with LOVE. It is not loud or rude. It is Loving and Kind, like warm loving oil flowing into the deepest parts of you, tangible Love.

Some are going to heaven and some will go to hell, but please remember this: not one person ever received the Salvation of Jesus Christ through a hate filled person. Not one. Not one person will be saved by our expressions of self righteousness, Not One.

Only God can convict the sinner of His sin and impart Salvation. We must all evaluate ourselves and align ourselves with our Loving Holy Father, His Son Jesus and Holy Spirit our Eternal Love.

Father God we come before You in Jesus name and ask for forgiveness. Forgive us for every time that we have spoken in an unkind, unloving manner. Please forgive us for any and all hurt that we have caused others.

Please, Lord give us Your wisdom and revelation in each and every situation. Lord we trust You and want You to fill us and refill us with Your Holy Spirit everyday. We choose to align our thoughts, hearts and tongues with Yours in each and every situation in Jesus name Amen.

Love Beyond Measure.

Beth Auman