One of the greatest commandments in the bible, relates to loving God and loving each other. God is love and if God lives in us, then our lives should radiate his example of love and unconditional positive regard. Often in Christendom, when we consider spiritual warfare, we think about praying down fire and brimstone and binding principalities and powers. While this has its place, one of the most powerful weapons to rescue a dying world is love.
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). When the church demonstrates love to the world, this will draw people to experience the love of Jesus Christ. Our spiritual gifts are good for the edification of the church, but without love, our gifts and talents are useless in God’s eyes. “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal” (1 Corinthians 13:1).
When we love others we show them patience and kindness. Love is not be jealous, proud or rude. Love is not be irritable or demand to have its own way in everything. Love does not keep a list of the mistake of others. Love never rejoices over injustice, but is happy when the right thing is done. Love never gives up on others or ourselves. Love never loses hope or faith and lasts through all circumstances (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
I believe that love is a powerful weapon and when we continue to show love, this will transform others and draw people to Christ. Our love will win the battles in our relationships, groups and communities. “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”