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First John 2:5 says, "But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected."

There are two ways to perfect the love of God in your life:
(1) By keeping the Word of God.
(2) By practicing love on others.

Love takes practice, and we can practice on each other. You won't operate perfectly in love at the very beginning; but as you keep at it, you will get better and better.

If you fail, simply confess it as sin, receive your forgiveness and go on. Keep loving. Keep overlooking the shortcomings of other people. Look for Jesus in them.

We must practice love until we are supporting one another. That way when one of us is down, the others will be up, and we will keep ourselves operating on a high plane at all times.

The Bible says one can put a thousand to flight, two can put ten thousand to flight (Deut. 32:30). We are many times greater and stronger when we join together in harmony and agreement. Together, we can do it!

In Ephesians 3:16-19, the Apostle Paul prays:
That he would grant you, according the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.
(Eph. 3:16-19)
God has promised us the knowledge of His love. First John 4:16 says, "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us." Believing that love is acting on it, putting it into operation. When we do, we reach out into areas that pass human knowledge.

Again, Ephesians 3:17 says, "That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love...."

We are to be rooted and grounded in the love of God. In His parable of the sower, Jesus said:
And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended
(Mark 4:15-17)
They heard the Word with gladness, but when the persecution and affliction came for the Word's sake, they were offended. They didn't respond in the love of God. They responded in the natural realm, and Satan stole all the Word that was in them. They were not rooted in love.

God is declaring unto you and me that we can have a comprehensive revelation of His love - its height, its depth, its width and its breadth.

To know His love is to know God because He is love. God is telling us, "I'll teach you all there is to know about Me." He has been wanting, since the beginning of time, to share Himself with us - not part, but all.

Think about that! God is offering you and me understanding of the height, depth, width and breadth of HIMSELF. It's almost unbelievable, but it is true.

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Kenneth Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God’s WORD to their lives.

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