family teaching #6: love|
Jn21..Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, of Jonah, do
you love Me more than these?" He said to
Him, "Yes, LORD; You know that I love You." He
said to Him, "Feed My lambs."
16 He said to him again a second time, "Simon, of
Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes,
LORD; You know that I love You." He said to
him, "Tend My sheep."
17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, of
Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved
because He said to him the third time, "Do you
love Me?" And he said to Him, "LORD, You know all
things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to
him, "Feed My sheep."
GOD in Jn21 is clear, He challenged Peter to prove his love, by "feeding His sheep," meaning,
teaching "all things" Mat28:20, which is rare in the current church Acts20:29,30.
GOD's full, hard gospel is rarely taught because very few love Him 1st and deeply
enough to risk offending the vast sinful church, witness Hybels Jn12:43 Jam4:4.
GOD's full, hard gospel is shared by His chosen, copying Christ in death Jn10:17; 15:10,
proving they love Him, even to death Rev6:9-11; 11:3-7, in constant joy and praise.
GOD in Ezek33 warns us to share all things, as Paul in Acts20:17-35 Eph4:15 Col1:28,29.
Jn14..15 If you love Me,
keep My commandments.
16 "And I will pray the
Father, and He will give you
another Helper, that He may
abide with you forever -
17 "The Spirit of truth, whom
the world cannot receive,
because it neither sees Him
nor knows Him; but you know
Him, for He dwells with you
and will be in you.
18 "I will not leave you
orphans; I will come to you.
GOD promised: a helper,|
to know + to see Him,
to live, to be loved,
to be His dwelling place...
all based on v.15.
19 "A little while longer and
the world will see Me no
more, but you will see Me.
Because I live, you will live
21 "He who has My
commandments and keeps them,
it is he who loves Me. And he
who loves Me will be loved by
My Father, and I will love
him and manifest Myself to
23 Jesus answered and said to
him, "If anyone loves Me, he
will keep My word; and My
Father will love him, and We
will come to him and make Our
home with him."
Jn15..8 "By this My Father is
glorified, that you bear much
fruit; so you will be My
9 "As the Father loved Me, I
also have loved you; abide in
10 "If you keep My
commandments, you will
abide in My love, just as
I have kept My Father's
commandments and abide in His
GOD's hard truth is rarely believed and taught in the current church, rather,
it teaches against an intimate, one-on-one, personal love relationship in Him.
GOD is Spirit, so He seeks our spiritual relationship Jn4, only possible thru obeying,
yet the current church fails to teach the conditions and degrees seen in the Greek.
GOD's initial love to us is moral, but as we obey some begin a partial knowing
1Jn2:3,24,27, then He elects a few to deeper, fuller knowing 1Jn3:6; 5:20, if we 1Jn3:24.
GOD tests our desire, effort, willingness to love Him from the heart Mat22 Jam1:12.