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Dial in & Let's Talk! Martha's Talk is a Christian daytime talk show, in which Apostle Martha Milliner speak the truth, in love.

S2E3: How do we love Jesus Christ?

Monday, September 28, 2020
Welcome to S2E3 of Martha's Talk! 
In today's episode, we are going to speak about loving Jesus Christ. While some know me as Tasha, God changed my name to Martha. He also called me to be an Apostle. This simply means, that he commissioned me to go wherever he sends me to preach or teach the gospel, in truth and in love. Martha's Talk is a talk show in which I share the love of Christ for humanity, in Spirit and in truth.

    In today's episode we are going to go over:

    • What is Jesus's command under the Law of the Holy Spirit (covenant of grace?)
    • The three loves mentioned in the bible
    • What is love?
    • The reason why born-again believers may find it difficult to love?
    • How do we love Jesus Christ?
    • How do we love other people?
    • My Testimony: Love
    The reference text for today's episode comes from:
    • John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
    • John 14:15-16 If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.
    • John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest (emfanizw) Myself to him.
    • John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
    The three loves mentioned in the bible (from Christianity Wiki):
    • Eros: Eros is the word often used to express sexual love or the feelings of arousal that are shared between people who are physically attracted to one another.
    • Agape: Agape is defined as a self-sacrificing love. It is the love that focuses on the will, not the emotions, experiences, or libido. It is the love God shows his people in sending his Son, Jesus, to die for our sins.
    • Philia: Philia refers to brotherly love and is most often exhibited in a close friendship.
    The two loves mentioned in the NT:
      • Matthew 10 
        • 34-39 Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace (eirhnh = harmony, external peace) but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves (filew - philia) father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves (filew - philia) son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life (yuch - soul) will lose it, and he who loses his life (yuch - soul)  for My sake will find it.
      • 1 John 4
        • 20-21 If someone says, “I love (agaph) God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love (agaph) his brother whom he has seen, how can he love (agaph) God whom he has not seen?  And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves (agaph) God must love(agaph) his brother also.
      What is love (agaph)?
          • 1 Corinthians 13
            • 4-8 Love (agaph) suffers long (suffer is defined as experience or be subjected to (something bad or unpleasant)
              • and is kind; 
              • love (agaph) does not envy; 
              • love (agaph) does not parade itself, 
              • is not puffed up; 
              • does not behave rudely, 
              • does not seek its own, 
              • is not provoked, 
              • thinks no evil; 
              • does not rejoice in iniquity, 
              • but rejoices in the truth; 
              • bears all things, believes all things, 
              • hopes all things, endures all things. 
              • Love (agaph) never fails. 
              • But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; 
              • whether there are tongues, they will cease; 
              • whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
          How do we know that we love Jesus Christ?
          • We keep his command
            • John 13:34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
            • John 14:15-16 If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.
            • John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest (emfanizw) Myself to him.
          • What is his command?
            • #1. Love God first (filew - philia)
              • Matthew 10:34-39 Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves (filew - philia) father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves (filew - philia) son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
            • #2. Love God  (agaph)
              • John 14:15-16 If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.
            • #3. Love believers as Jesus Christ loves us  (agaph)
              • John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
              • 1 John 4:7-21 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
          • Note:
            • UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES: Matthew 22:35-40 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
              • The Law of Moses was not abolished until after Jesus's resurrection (Matthew 5:17-20, Luke 24:44), thus those under the Law of Moses did not have the Holy Spirit in them, unless they were a chosen king or prophet, for example John the Baptist (Luke 1:15). The reason why Jesus Christ told them "to love their neighbor as they love themselves," is because they wouldn't be able to love their brothers/sisters as God loves them, since they did not have the Holy Spirit, in which we receive the love of God according to the Apostle Paul in Romans 5:5. We are not under the Law of Moses, because we believe in Jesus Christ and receive the grace of God, and accepted him as Lord & Savior.
            • UNDER THE LAW OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (GRACE): John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
              •  Thus, we are now under the Law of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:1-9), and are told to love one another as Jesus Christ loves us, we are able to love because we receive the Jesus's love via the Holy Spirit (John 15:12Romans 5:5), in which they did not have under the Law of Moses, which is why they could not love others, as Jesus Christ loves us.
              • The point that of adding this, is to mention, that our love is to extend beyond loving others as we love ourselves, but now, loving others, specifically brothers and sisters in Christ, as Jesus Christ loves us.
          • Note: We can only keep his command if we believe in him, and the free grace of God. 
          • Recommended watch: How do I know if I really believe in Jesus Christ?
          How do we love other people?
          Before I tell you how we love all people, it is important for us to know that Jesus Christ tells us that it's possible to be perfect in love  (Matthew 5:43-48).  Thus, we are able to live a life while being perfect in love, and also being full of faith, with the grace of God.

          In James 2:8, and throughout the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) Jesus Christ tells us to love God first, and then love our neighbor as we love ourselves (under the Law of Moses) and love our brothers/sisters as Jesus Christ loves us (under the Law of the Holy Spirit). 
          • Under the Law of Moses Matthew 22:35-40: If we try to understand how this works on our own without the help of the Holy Spirit, then we will think in order to love our neighbor like we love ourselves, we have to love ourselves first. However, the Kingdom of God is so different then how the world works. For example, in order to be exalted, we must be humbled (James 4:10). Another example, in the Kingdom of God, we have internal peace during trials & tribulations (John 14:27). Similarly to those examples, the Kingdom of God works different from the world, when it comes to love. We do not love others by loving ourselves. I will shortly explain how we love others. Focusing on self-love keeps us focus on ourselves (e.g. what we think, how we feel), and it will lead to making a person selfish. Selfish is defined as (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure. However, when we are focused on loving God, then we take the focus off of ourselves (which btw, will send demons fleeing), and are able to love others with the love that we receive through the Holy Spirit.
          Suggestion: Every morning when you wake up and pray, ask God how can you love him better and how can you love your neighbor better (our neighbor is everyone).

          How do we love other people?

          • #1. Holy Spirit - allows us to receive God's love
            • Romans 5:5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love (agaph) has been poured out (ekcew) into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
          • #2. Holy Spirit - be filled/full of the Holy Spirit.  One of the Holy Spirit main goals is to get us to be full of him on a daily basis. When we are full of him and overflowing with him, then we will have the fruit of the Holy Spirit in us, at all times (Galatians 5:22-26).
            • Acts 2:4Acts 4:8Acts 7:55Acts 9:17 - And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
            • How do we become filled/full of the Holy Spirit?
            • How do we remain filled/full of the Holy Spirit?
              •  Faith in Jesus Christ which will lead to obedience to the truth (the written word of God and the spoken word of God, aka the Holy Spirit)
          • #3. Believe in God - believe that Jesus is the Christ and that he has forgiven you of your sins, and that he came to teach us how to choose God's will over self-will, which is gradual as we continue to believe that Jesus is Christ. The Apostle John tells us in 1 John 5:4 "For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith."
            • The truth is that born-again believers who believe in Jesus Christ do not want to hate or dislike people, there is a demon there encouraging negative thinking, bad attitudes, and the like.  The reason that born-again believers hate or dislike people is because:
          My testimony: How being in God's will in every area of my life, allowed me to love even the most difficult.
          • Four months of being in God's will in EVERY AREA of my life and BELIEVING it!  
          • When a born-again believer is in God's will in every area of their life (100%) they will have God's peace guarding their heart and mind in the Lord (Philippians 4:6-7).  I speak about this in S1E7 How does God communicate. Thus, the love of Jesus Christ in them, will automatically come out, without having to try (e.g. profess the bible, daily devotionals, be in a church building every day of the week, etc). There will be a strong desire to love, what we would used to call the unlovable. There was two things that I had to stop doing, before I experienced this unconditional love, and it was: 
            • #1. Stop doubting God's process/plan for my life 
            • #2. Stop daily biblical professions Pray instead of profess (I stopped daily biblical professions, and did it less frequently)
          • This unconditional love is so different then anything I ever experienced. What I mean is, when I love people, and their response is to reject Jesus's love, it is like Jesus's love in me, wants to love them more. What is even more interesting is that my heart cries out for people. All I can say about this, is, it is 100% Jesus Christ love in me. 
          What must I do to have a relationship with Jesus Christ?
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