LOVE and SIN DON’T MIX pt 2 (No Fear is Really Perfect Love)
The only thing that can cast out fear is Perfect Love.
Perfect Love casts out fear, so if you do not have perfect love, then you still have fear.
God is Love and He dwells in His love with those that keep his commandments, that love Him with their whole heart, soul, mind and strength, and love their neighbor as they love themselves.
1 John 4
10 Herein is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby we know that we dwell in Him and He in us: because He hath given us of His Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath for us. God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love Him, because He first loved us.
20 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?
21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loveth God love his brother also.
When you know God’s love, you know Him and you seek to know his purpose for you, and you seek to know His purpose for the people you interact with a.k.a. your neighbor or your brother. This allows you to give them love based on God. This perfect love is the ONLY thing that casts out fear.
N.O. F.E.A.R. Really?
David Duke, who was the grand master of the Ku Klux Klan, started a group called NO FEAR in the year 2000. It’s purpose was to protect European Americans from affirmative action and integration. NO FEAR stood for the National Organization For European American Rights.
Does anyone really believe that they had “No Fear”? Really it was the opposite. Racists are afraid because they lack love. They had no perfect love, and no accurate view of God’s purpose for themselves as white people, or for blacks, Mexicans, or Jews.
When you have love, you don’t hate or destroy or compete with your brother no matter what culture they are, or if they are the same color. The only thing you destroy is sin, which is the work of the devil, because sin hurts people (see LOVE AND SIN DON’T MIX pt 1).
They did’t have love, so they didn’t know God’s true purpose for themselves or others. They were petrified, but they called themselves NO FEAR. Liars.
Until you have perfect love to keep all of God’s commands and obey His purposes for you, and help other people do the same, you still have fear. Your fear will lead to your lust, your lust leads to your sin, and your sin leads to your torment.