UNENDING LOVE

Eph. 3:18,19 – Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!

In this passage Paul connects discovering the love of God to being filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. That is exactly what or Who our God is, He is love. There has been an eternal bond and enjoyment of love between the Father and the Son of God. This love is not just a feeling or divine energy, the love of God is a person, the beautiful Holy Spirit. Turn your eyes and your heart toward Jesus, you will be swallowed up in His love. This is just another way to say you will be filled to overflowing with His Spirit. This love will be our portion and our life in heaven, check out this snippet from Jonathan Edwards on this passage.

“Heaven is a world of love; for God is the fountain of love, as the sun is the fountain of light. And therefore the glorious presence of God in heaven fills heaven with love, as the sun placed in the midst of the hemisphere in a clear day fills the world with light. The Apostle tells us that God is love. And therefore seeing he is an infinite Being, it follows that he is an infinite fountain of love. Seeing he is an all-sufficient Being, it follows that he is a full and overflowing and an inexhaustible fountain of love. Seeing he is an unchangeable and eternal Being, he is an unchangeable and eternal source of love. There even in heaven dwells that God from whom every stream of holy love, yea, every drop that is or ever was proceeds.”

What a statement, “for God is the fountain of love, as the sun is the fountain of light”.

The sun can’t stop shining, that is impossible. God can’t stop loving, love is Who He is; that too is impossible. The amazing thing to me is this, the eternal nature of this love. If we are overwhelmed here by one taste of His matchless love for us then it may be time for a spiritual tune up. The kingdom of heaven is at hand and I have heard that it is a world of love.

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