If you ever hungered about the meaning of the many stories in the Bible, or if you were routinely perplexed about Jesus’ parables, or if you ever thirsted for the mysteries behind the book of Revelations, look no further, because it is as simple as having a heart of “love” that unlocks these mysteries.
So unless we can be reminded of the power of love, we CANNOT even begin to draw nearer to the Author of love which is God revealed and expressed via The Scriptures. Which is by far the world’s greatest literary work.
“Until we can fall in love with God, the scriptures will always remain a mystery to us.” – MMA
John 3:19 NIV (3+1+9=13) & 13 is love.
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”
As we can see in the scripture above, we got the “love” part correct, however we “loved” darkness over the light. Our love was simply misdirected. We were deceived.
Now we all loved “sin”, and unless we can begin to love God like how we loved “sin”, then we cannot begin to draw nearer to God via the scriptures. In the “church” you may have heard the Pastor say that the Bible is simply a love letter to His Bride.
This “love letter” is composed of two testaments of God’s love, one old and one new. And each of these testaments have a collection of personal and intimate testimonies of how God’s love was displayed in their life via Jesus and in others.
Sadly, many pastors avoid teaching books like Revelations and the book of Daniel because of the extreme “symbolic” content.
However, once again, this symbolism should be a reminder to us that we cannot understand these love letters with a LEFT brained intellectual mindset, we have to start with our RIGHT brain where faith, hope and love reside. REMEMBER, it is never a matter of right and wrong but a matter of order and what we seek first.
“The Word of God must first be a love letter before it can be an instruction manual.” – MMA
If we dig out one of our high school love letters and gave it to a stranger, they would most likely get discouraged on the symbolism and find little to no logical sense in it if they tried to read it like an instruction manual first. Lol. 😂
But if we can help prepare each others hearts and remind others when they were madly in love, then the “letter” now comes alive.
It takes a RIGHT brain led by faith, hope and love to reveal the meaning of these books.
The book of REVELATION is literally the Revelation of Jesus Christ as evidence of the 1st verse of the 1st Chapter of Revelations.
Revelation 1:1 GWT
“This is the revelation of Jesus Christ. God gave it to him to show his servants the things that must happen soon. He sent this revelation through his angel to his servant John.”
So a good exercise that we should all practice before reading the scriptures is to do our best to be reminded of when we fell madly in love with anyone or anything.
If we can remember that feeling of what falling in love produces, then we can be reminded on how it renewed our heart, soul and mind about everything.
There was nothing too great or too small that kept reminding us of this love, until sadly, “it” or “they” failed us. 😩
But we only knew the half of what love is. 😘 and when we place our love on God first, He will never fail us.
“The only thing that failed us in this life are the things we placed before God.” – MMA
“Where there is a possibility to fail, there also should be a possibility to forgive.” – MMA
1 Corinthians 13 NIV
“4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
Matthew 22:37 NIV
“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
In closing, we cannot begin to understand God no more than we can understand love and forgiveness. However, once you experience love and forgiveness, then you can begin to understand God in an intimate and symbolic loving way, because God is love and WE are His Bride.