The choice is yours my friend, to want to look upon, touch, hear, declare or bear witness of the same, but “whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him," 1 John 2:5.
The message of the word of life is, eternal life, that God is light, and that we have fellowship with Him if we walk just as He walked.
And now because you have the light of God, "darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining," 1 John 2:8. There is no cause for stumbling in you.
The apostle says, “I have written to you, … Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, And you have overcome the wicked one," 1 John 2:14.
It is the word of truth, an anointing, "the same teaches you concerning all things," 1 John 2:27. Let this truth abide in you, and you abide in Him. He who does the will of God abides forever! "We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world," 1 John 2:1-2. Deliverance is not based on our good deeds; it is based on God’s plan of salvation, the act of propitiation, redemption, justification, reconciliation and righteousness through Christ and of our faith in him.
Now we are children of God; of light, of truth, and "Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous, He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." 1 John 3:7-8.
"Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him," 1 John 3:13-15.
"He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now," 1 John 2:9. "But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin," 1 John 1:7.
Hate is an emotion. It dwells somewhere between anger, fear and disgust. At its worst, hatred can inspire violent acts.
Often, experiences that we’ve had with others can inspire a feeling of hatred, especially if we’ve been treated poorly by a specific individual or group.
The more intense an emotion becomes, the more physically demanding it is to contain it.
How is hate different from anger?
Anger is often accompanied by the thought, “I’ve been wronged.”
Hatred builds on that belief and adds the perspective that: “Because I’ve been wronged, others deserve to suffer or be punished.”
Anger can morph into hatred if we allow ourselves to engage in thought processes that seek to dehumanize or make a person or group into an “enemy” or an “other.”
The further we stray from remembering the common threads that unite us as human beings, the more likely we’ll experience extreme emotions like hatred.
The Apostle says, "This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin," 1 John 1:5-7.
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.
"By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren," 1 John 3:16.
Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.