It’s Time to Align: The Law of Love

If we want to bring peace, reconciliation, and hope to our world, we must abide by the Word of God, by the ways of God, and by the nature of God.

In John 13:34,35 Jesus said, “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” We are in a time of exposure, where darkness is being uncovered and brought to light. We see hatred, division, narcissism, greed, and all kinds of brokenness. But God has a plan: love always wins.

Jesus fulfilled the law and died on the cross, demostrating what love truly looks like. We are called (and empowered by the Holy Spirit) to turn around and die to ourselves so that the world can know God’s love through us. Truly, God’s law is beautiful as we live in this law of love, we experience God in a new way and those around us see Jesus.

The First, The Greatest…

But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they met together to question him again. One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:34–40

A Prayer: Holy Spirit, baptise us in your love afresh. Burn away selfishness, pride, and everything that’s not of you. Guide us into all truth this week, that we would know the word, ways, and nature of God. Teach us your beautiful law of love, that we would be agents of change in this world.

P.S. This is a small clip taken from a brand new message from Patricia, pulled from our new Voice of the Prophets 2020 release. This exclusive package of videos is now available on the all-new Global On Demand → Subscribe to watch the rest of Patricia’s message, along with over 900 other teachings, worship moments, courses, and behind-the-scenes content. See the new Global On Demand →

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    Kenny Sullivan · 8 months ago
    I never read John 13:34 in the same way as I've read it in this season: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." Jesus demonstrated His love not by just doing miraculous works of power, but also by listening and sharing with the poor and marginalized. Our sister Patricia mentioned riots and protests but failed to mention why people have rioted and why people have protested. People are speaking through these acts. While I do not condone the violence and hate of some that have engaged in the saddening fact remains that we - The Church - are not listening (as usual). We'd rather "cast these emotions out."

    I'm disappointed by this anemic view of Christ's love that embodies all of the "power of the Holy Spirit" without the compassion and care for the other. All Scripture is God-breathed, but we'd rather not heed Romans 12:15, "mourn with those who mourn." Somehow that has fallen out of our Bibles. Let love be without hypocrisy

    As a Christian black man, I'm crying out for my brothers and sisters to truly love as Christ did. His love really is the solution!
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      Joseph Cotten · 8 months ago
      Hi Kenny! We had to use a short trimmed piece of her longer message so that it would be digestible as a blog. That means we had to remove some of the context she gave for this clip. Please be assured that we agree with your heart, that we hear the cry of the downtrodden, that we mourn with them, and that we seek for ALL of God’s children to be lifted up and empowered to become deliverers.
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      Kenny Sullivan · 8 months ago
      John 13:34
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    PC1 · 8 months ago
    I linked into this video clip which was described as 'two brand-new prophetic messages'. Did I miss something?
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      Joseph Cotten · 8 months ago
      Hi PC1, the “two” reference is to the two new messages Patricia gave us, which are on Global On Demand. See the P.S. in the blog post above for a link to https://new.globalondemand.tv — We pulled one short clip out of one of her messages for this blog post. The goal here was to encourage you with something that’s meaty but short enough to watch quickly, so that your day is brighter. If you want to watch her entire message, or indeed the other new message she sent to us, you’ll need to subscribe to Global On Demand. Does that help?
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    Deborah Slaney · 8 months ago
    It is only through God's love that walls will come down. Hearts will be healed. And the body of Christ will come together.
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    Stacy Whitman Hobbs · 8 months ago
    Yes, check with Holy Spirit and respond to Jesus love well.
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    Caesar Vig. · 8 months ago
    I love it I hear the voice of God love never fails never gives up.
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    Caesar Vignola · 8 months ago
    I love it I hear the voice of God
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    George M. Wugh · 8 months ago
    In John 13:34 Jesus says, "A 'new' commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." Here Jesus says this is a 'new' commandment. This commandment is greater than loving our neighbour as ourself. It is to love as Christ loves us. It is to love with God's love rather than human love. God Bless!
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    Cynthia · 8 months ago
    Baptism with fire of love
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    Ben · 8 months ago
    Amen! Good Word!