1Cor.13:1-3”Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge and though I have faith, so that I could remove mountains and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and though I give my body to be burned and have not charity. It profiteth me nothing”.
For In Christ Jesus, neither circumcision availeth anything but faith that worketh by love. If love is absent you cannot enjoy overwhelming victories. Your faith can only work when it is accompanied by love. If you are still working things outside of love you will not get the result you ought to get because it is love that hastens things, quickens things and put speed to things. When love is absent, you are slowing your life down. God has done everything He will do for us, we are the ones to determine when or what will happen to us and at what time, and one of the things that determine this thing is this love walk.
Praying in tongues by the help of the Holy Ghost is one of the potent forces that a believer has in bringing victory to his life, but when it is done without love, it becomes noise making. That means the thing that is supposed to bring victory is not working because there is no love included. That is why you cannot debate whether you should love someone or not. Your life depends on it. You don’t have an alternative to walking in love and we really need to begin examining ourselves in these things so as not to hinder ourselves, delaying or stopping our victory.
How do I know there is love in me? When there is no unforgiveness abiding in you. Whenever you go to prayer with unforgiveness in your heart, guess what? God hasn’t heard you. “If you bring your gift to the altar and knoweth that your brother has something against you, go and settle”
Mark 11; 24”…and when you stand praying forgive……” If not you are kidding yourself.
From the text scriptures, it is possible to possess prophetic powers and still not love, though walking in the prophetic is part of the powers for this dispensation, it requires that you walk in love. A man walking in all these things is a man that is unstoppable by the devil but your lack of love will stop you. If you have all the gifts and have not love, you are nothing.
You can give all things, sacrifice your life for someone else but you have not gained anything if you do not love. , even though the way to prosper is by giving If you don’t have love you are still at the same spot, not enhanced, promoted , improved; nothing has happened to you and yet you may have just given your best sacrifice.
These things can bring the most potent force in the life of a believer to a standstill where nothing is added to you in any way shape form or fashion, spiritually, materially. Let me ask you; Are you able to pray for a particular person?
Things are hidden in little ways in our heart and yet we say we are walking in love. When you cannot confer blessing and welfare on someone, you have taken your case out of God’s hands and you are putting it in your own hands. Whoever has hurt you, deep down within you need to let go, forgive and love. Experience God’s victorious life.
Rm. 13:8”Owe no man anything, but to love one another, for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law’