Agapé with ALL your heart!

Written Dec 22, 2016

The word "charity" in scripture is the Greek to English translation of the word agapé which means love and/or divine love. biblehub.com/greek/26.htm

The true agape love comes from God alone ("God is love" 1 John 4:8b) and increases within us when we LOVE God The Word with all our heart and OBEY God with ALL our heart.

"Charity", or AGAPE emanates through Christ in us from the throne of the Father. And so loving God with all our heart is loving ourselves and only then can we love our neighbors as ourselves.

"... because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:5

"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:" 1 Peter 1:22

"Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for his friends", relatives, spouse, children, neighbors and enemies. So when you see the word "charity" in the Bible, that means loving God with all your heart and the RESULT of that action of allowing Christ do do this work in us.

This happens when we A. Come to Christ. B. TAKE His yoke upon us and C. Learn of Him and D. Enter into REST from our own works, will and life. Matthew 11:28-30

It is a partnership (fellowship). So read through these verses and instead of saying "charity" think "loving (obeying) God (The Word) with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and the resulting fruit of that action."

And see if the Holy Spirit witnesses that this is the truth.

May God the Father bless you all in the Name of Messiah Yeshua, The Word of God

This is every mention in the New Covenant (Testament) of the word "agape" which is translated into English by the words, "love" and "charity". The word "agape is used 116 times. See how important the first and greatest commandment is. Its so simple, easily entreated, and pleasant .. May God enlighten the eyes of your understanding in Yeshua's Name

Matthew 24:12: "because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold."
Luke 11:42: "judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done,"
John 5:42: "ye have not the love of God in you."
John 13:35: "disciples, if ye have love one to another."
John 15:9: "you: continue ye in my love."
John 15:10: "ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my"
John 15:10: "abide in his love."
John 15:13: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down"
John 17:26: "will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be"
Romans 5:5: "maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in"
Romans 5:8: "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we"
Romans 8:35: "us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress,"
Romans 8:39: "us from the love of God, which is in Christ"
Romans 12:9: " Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."
Romans 13:10: " Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling"
Romans 13:10: "ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
Romans 14:15: "with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not"
Romans 15:30: "for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love"
1 Corinthians 4:21: "a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?"
1 Corinthians 8:1: "Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth."
1 Corinthians 13:1: "and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or"
1 Corinthians 13:2: "and have not charity, I am nothing."
1 Corinthians 13:3: "body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth"
1 Corinthians 13:4: " Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself,"
1 Corinthians 13:4: "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself,"
1 Corinthians 13:4: "charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,"
1 Corinthians 13:8: " Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether"
1 Corinthians 13:13: "abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest"
1 Corinthians 13:13: "but the greatest of these is charity."
1 Corinthians 14:1: "Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that"
1 Corinthians 16:14: "Let all your things be done with charity."
1 Corinthians 16:24: "My love be with you all in Christ Jesus."
2 Corinthians 2:4: "that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto"
2 Corinthians 2:8: "I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him."
2 Corinthians 5:14: "For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge,"
2 Corinthians 6:6: "the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,"
2 Corinthians 8:7: "and in your love to us, see that ye abound"
2 Corinthians 8:8: "the sincerity of your love."
2 Corinthians 8:24: "churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting"
2 Corinthians 13:11: "live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be"
2 Corinthians 13:14: "Christ, and the love of God, and the communion"
Galatians 5:6: "faith which worketh by love."
Galatians 5:13: "flesh, but by love serve one another."
Galatians 5:22: "of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,"
Ephesians 1:4: "before him in love:"
Ephesians 1:15: "the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the"
Ephesians 2:4: "for his great love wherewith he loved us,"
Ephesians 3:17: "and grounded in love,"
Ephesians 3:19: "And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that"
Ephesians 4:2: "forbearing one another in love;"
Ephesians 4:15: "But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things,"
Ephesians 4:16: "unto the edifying of itself in love."
Ephesians 5:2: "And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved"
Ephesians 6:23: "be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God"
Philippians 1:9: "I pray, that your love may abound yet more and"
Philippians 1:17: "But the other of love, knowing that I am set for"
Philippians 2:1: "in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit,"
Philippians 2:2: "ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind."
Colossians 1:4: "Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the"
Colossians 1:8: "declared unto us your love in the Spirit."
Colossians 1:13: "the kingdom of his dear Son:"
Colossians 2:2: "might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches"
Colossians 3:14: "above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness."
1 Thessalonians 1:3: "of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our"
1 Thessalonians 3:6: "brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have"
1 Thessalonians 3:12: "make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and"
1 Thessalonians 5:8: "the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation."
1 Thessalonians 5:13: "them very highly in love for their work's sake."
2 Thessalonians 1:3: "groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all"
2 Thessalonians 2:10: "because they received not the love of the truth, that they"
2 Thessalonians 3:5: "hearts into the love of God, and into the"
1 Timothy 1:5: "of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and"
1 Timothy 1:14: "with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus."
1 Timothy 2:15: "in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety."
1 Timothy 4:12: "in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith,"
1 Timothy 6:11: "righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness."
2 Timothy 1:7: "but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:13: "in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus."
2 Timothy 2:22: "follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the"
2 Timothy 3:10: "purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,"
Titus 2:2: "temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience."
Philemon 1:5: "Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward"
Philemon 1:7: "consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the"
Philemon 1:9: " Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such a one as Paul"
Hebrews 6:10: "work and labor of love, which ye have showed toward his"
Hebrews 10:24: "let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:"
1 Peter 4:8: "all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity"
1 Peter 4:8: "among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins."
1 Peter 5:14: "ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that"
2 Peter 1:7: "and to brotherly kindness charity."
1 John 2:5: "in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby"
1 John 2:15: "the world, the love of the Father is not"
1 John 3:1: "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that"
1 John 3:16: "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he"
1 John 3:17: "him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?"
1 John 4:7: "let us love one another: for love is of God; and"
1 John 4:8: "for God is love."
1 John 4:9: "this was manifested the love of God toward us, because"
1 John 4:10: "Herein is love, not that we loved"
1 John 4:12: "us, and his love is perfected in us."
1 John 4:16: "and believed the love that God hath to"
1 John 4:16: "us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love"
1 John 4:16: "and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and"
1 John 4:17: "Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have"
1 John 4:18: "no fear in love; but perfect love casteth"
1 John 4:18: "love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because"
1 John 4:18: "He that feareth is not made perfect in love."
1 John 5:3: "this is the love of God, that we keep his"
2 John 1:3: "in truth and love."
2 John 1:6: "And this is love, that we walk after his"
3 John 1:6: "Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey"
Revelation 2:4: "thou hast left thy first love."
Revelation 2:19: "thy works, and charity, and service, and faith,"

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And if you have never repented of your sins and been saved and feel the desire to do so now please say this prayer. This is how I was powerfully saved 20 years ago!

Say,

"My Lord and my God, Have mercy on my soul, a sinner, I believe Jesus the Messiah died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. I believe God raised Jesus from the dead and Jesus is now on the right hand of God and can hear my prayer at this moment and wants to live through me and give me power to keep His Word. I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart Lord Jesus. Please be my Lord and Savior in every aspect of my life. Thank you God for saving my soul and I vow to serve you with all my heart which is the first and greatest commandment. Amen"