It is so important as we go through life, that we are mindful of the spiritual origin of everything. The things we see around us are only shadows of the spiritual realities that cast them. The Word of GOD reveals to us the truth, which is the light that illuminates all things in the heavens and in the earth. We should then put our faith and confidence in the Word and the light it brings and not in the shadows around us. When we do not hold up the light of truth, the shadows can exaggerate the dimensions of reality around us. So, we should always lift up and exalt the light of truth to see things as they truly are. It is the unselfishness of love which gives us the courage and pureness of heart to desire to see things as they really are.
Love is not blind as some mistakenly proclaim. Lust, which is the counterfeit of Love, is blind and despises the light. Confirmation bias is the selfish behavior of holding on to something by justifying and reinforcing it with a determination to seek and accept only that which affirms its validity with no honest regard for truth. Pride and lust make up the strength of confirmation bias. In the 1961 film, “Westside Story,” Maria sang a song (“I have a love”) in justification of her relationship with Tony, and it is a great example of the delusion of lust counterfeiting as Love. The scene concludes with Maria and Anita singing this verse in duet,
“When love comes so strong,
There is no right or wrong,
Your love is your life!”
When I think of the number of people who have been hurt and even killed from being governed by strong feelings alone, I shudder. Understand, I love romance; the way it stirs the heart and feelings, but I also realize it is inordinate and vain if it involves an occupation with something that doesn’t produce life or is unsustainable. The virtue of Love is that it is life sustaining. In contrast, lust gives temporary pleasure which produces bondage and leads to death. Love is an eternal fountain that satisfies the soul and generates life.
I have a teenage mentee that recently expressed to me that his peer group will quickly reject you if you are considered to be homophobic. This is tragic because neither his peer group, nor many other people, even understand what homophobia is. By definition, homophobia is an irrational fear or aversion to homosexuality. My mentee understands that same gender sex is incapable of producing and sustaining human life, so it doesn’t merit equality with heterosexual union which has and continues to produce all of the human family. Nothing about his understanding has anything to do with fear or being irrational. Should people of the same sex love each other…Of course! GOD commands us to love. GOD has commanded us to love but we must understand that sex is not a requisite of love, though GOD has made love a requisite of sex. Sex is a beautiful gift our Creator gave to encourage the union between a man and a woman. This is the only sexual union ordained of GOD because it is capable of producing and sustaining the physical life of humanity. When there is no longer a need for physical life then gender and sexuality will no longer serve a purpose. Christ taught that in heaven we would be as the angels, neither male nor female. It is not my intention to hurt but to heal. If this hurts you, please let it hurt as a thorn being pulled from your heart, a joint being forced back into place, or new life coming from the womb. There is no hate, fear, or irrationality in this message, only purifying and liberating love.
The over emphasis on gender and ethnicity in this generation is just another ploy of Satan to bring division and confusion in an attempt to counter the greatest movement of unity in the history of man. GOD has come to earth in the flesh to reconcile all people unto Himself in one body, the body of Christ. All that except Christ as their savior by partaking of His body and His blood (accepting His atonement and living in obedience to His word) are redeemed into His body as one. We all need to humbly surrender our personal agendas to the common needs of all humanity to see that everyone has the opportunity to experience real life as intended by the Creator without suppression. Such a goal can only be realized through the power of Love. This Love is not the love which is fashionable to this world, but the eternal Love from the Kingdom of GOD. The Laws of GOD is what love looks like outwardly.
Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. (Romans 13:10 KJV)
7The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11 NKJV)
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