He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him (John 14:21-23).
Two things are emphasized in today’s text:
1. Jesus said, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them….” Keep in mind what Jesus’ commandments are. He said, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you…” (John 13:34).
There’s no reason for you to worry about any other commandments. Walking in love sums up the whole business, because the Word of God says, “…love is the fulfilling of the law” (Rom. 13:10).
(If you keep Jesus’ commandments, you will have fulfilled the rest of the commandments.)
2. “…Shall be loved of my Father….” If you walk in love, you are walking in God’s realm, because God is love. God’s very nature, because He is love, compels Him to care for us, protect us, and shield us!
Confession: I have Jesus’ commandments, and I keep them. I love others as God has loved me. I walk in love toward my brethren. I show my love for Jesus by keeping His love commandment. I am loved of the Father!
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )