Knowing how to dwell in God
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
1 John 4:16
Love is the ONLY basis or criteria to know that you dwell in God and God dwells in you. Outside of love, we are merely doing religion. If we are not in love we cannot claim to know God, not to talk of dwelling in Him. The Bible says, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
1 John 4:8
God is love! True Love comes from Him. Anyone who professes to be a child of God but fails to love like God is fake. That person does not know God at all. God is the Template of Love. For instance, He showed how much He loved us by sending Jesus His only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. If you say, “I love God,” but you hate someone, you are simply a liar! If you don’t love people you can see, how can you claim to love God, whom you cannot see. The Bible says, “If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”
1 John 4:20-21
Let’s consider 5 ways to prove your love:
1. Extra Service
“And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.”
Genesis 29:18
2. Loyalty and commitment
“And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:”
Exodus 21:5
3. Giving
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16
1kings 3:3
4. God’s house
“LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.”
Psalms 26:8
5. Do good
“But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.”
Luke 6:35
I decree and declare that you will dwell in God always in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe