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"Agape" is The Transcendent Love of God

Updated on June 19, 2014
Agape, the love that transcends every barrier, even racism
Agape, the love that transcends every barrier, even racism

Agape is a high calling

Agape is a term used by the Greek, to describe the highest facet of love. It is the love of God towards us, which has descended from the throne (heart) of the Father, which overshadows our beings and it transcends every other degree of love. It is the generator, which activates our hearts to express, what it impresses in us.

Agape is unlike Eros (love of passion) Phileo (love of friends) or Storge (love of family), which are other descriptive Greek terminologies for love on a natural plane. Sometimes these fall short, but, Agape activates them thus, fulfilling the Scripture that declares that love never fails.

Agape is two-fold in that, God has bestowed this perfect love upon us, setting in motion the reproduction in us after His kind of love. Agape stirs up a response and we respond to Him in love, as we love in this same way.

We love God because He first loved us, it is love established upon love. Our love ascends to the Father as we render it from a pure heart; it becomes the essence of His love and concurrence to the love of God.


Agape burns away all that it not pure and clean
Agape burns away all that it not pure and clean

The refiner's fire

Agape love is a purifier; it filters all unrighteousness out of our hearts and creates holiness unfeigned within us. Love is the greatest commandment ever given, although, at times we fall short of its demand.

Agape regenerates us to respond in love unconditionally as we reflect to the love of God. It is only when we mirror God’s love that it is the most effective. It covers a multitude of sin; it doesn’t expose weaknesses or nakedness, but, covers bareness and unfruitfulness. If you are strong you are admonished to bear the infirmities of the weak.

We are prone to only edify and build up the Body of Christ. Agape expels and evicts fear, forbidding the presence of fearful dominance in our hearts. It only knows that God has not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power and love and sound mind. Perfect love casts out all fear. Agape love upholds and sustains us; it is the express image of God the (Imago Dei) the image which we were created. God is love and love is God.

Living inside God's love, is where I want to be!
Living inside God's love, is where I want to be!

Love is God

The reality of Agape is the reality of God, who upholds all things together, by the Word of His power. As Agape transcends barriers, it grants us the capacity to love others, as God loves us. Agape has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who channels it to our spirits, and radiates through our lives.

Agape knows no limitations, it suffers long, and is kind, it is true, pure, just, good, honest, and lovely, and always has a good report. It is full of virtue, praise and always thinks excellently. Agape does not know ill will, and is endless; it is changeless, and constant. Agape is the attribute of God which is, the same yesterday, today and forevermore. (1 Corinthians 13) shows us the way of love, and the way to love.

The cords of love are powerful; it is unconditional. It does not envy, it will never be plunged into the mediocrity of emulation, strife or hate, it shows no partiality, and is without dissimulation, and hypocrisy. Agape does not rejoice in, or with iniquity, but is in holistic harmony with the truth. It is not haughty, lofty or puffed up.

Agape is not arrogant, or proud it never insists on having its own way, it builds up, heals, and supports. It doesn’t glory in self, never behaves itself unseemly, it seeks not to avenge, and is not disturbed by anything, or anyone. It is a high law that supersedes, and takes precedence over all other laws. It is the royal command of the King, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the demand in order to live in obedience in His Kingdom, and under His domain. It is higher than any circumstance; it is not subject to conditions, it is totally unconditional, and it renders to the believer only that quality, and essence of life.

Jesus is love, greater love can no man give
Jesus is love, greater love can no man give

Manifested love

Agape is a person, Jesus Christ is love manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, and who fulfills the royal law, and decree of love. Agape is a term used by the Greek to describe the highest facet of love ever known. I heard it taught that they didn’t even know what it meant; it was in their dictionary without a meaning until the Father sent Jesus Christ to redeem us out of the marketplace of sin. Now, Agape is understood!

Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons and daughters of God. Therefore, the world it knows us not because it knew not Him; however, the world will know that we are His disciples, if we love one another just as He loved us, and gave His life for us. That the same fundamental nature and quality of love be exemplified to each other and the world, this is and always should be our response to Agape. Beloved, let us love one another; as the Father has loved us, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Heavenly Father,

Fill each of us with the power of Agape so that we can and will love others as

You have loved us “Unconditionally”.

Amen

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