Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Personal Love for God.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

In 1JO 4:19, the corrected translation is, ‘We love because He first loved us’.

Personal love for God the Father is motivational virtue of the Pre-designed Plan of God.

The virtue of personal love is always found in the object of love; i.e., the object of love actually possesses a virtue that makes the object worthy of love.

Problem solving device # 10 is ‘Occupation with Christ’ as the priority solution to life and is not the same as Personal love for God.

Having fellowship with the Holy Spirit is also a means of loving God the Father because the Holy Spirit is the teacher of Bible doctrine.

The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to teach us the Word of God under PMA of Bible doctrine. (Perception, Metabolization, & Application)

ROM 5:5 “Hope does not disappoint us, because the love for God has been poured out in our heart by means of the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

The Holy Spirit is the teacher of doctrine according to JOH 14:26, JOH 16:12-14, 1CO 2:9-16.

JOH 1:1
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Since God is invisible, He cannot be loved through visual or emotional attraction. He cannot be loved by human affection.

Personal love for God the Father becomes a reality in spiritual adulthood, when you have learned about His thinking through His Word. 1CO 2:16

Spiritual adulthood begins with cognitive self-confidence in Spiritual Self-Esteem, continues in cognitive independence in Spiritual Autonomy, and reaches its peak in cognitive invincibility, Spiritual Maturity.

ROM 8:28 “We know, therefore, that to those who love God, He works all things together for good to those who are elected according to a predetermined plan.”

1CO 2:9 “But just as it stands written, Things which the eye has not seen, and it has not entered into the heart of mankind all that God has prepared for those who love Him.”

But love must come first for you to experience these things in your life.
Without a personal love for God, you can’t have capacity for the blessings of God.

The only way for virtue to exist in such human relationships is for the believer himself (you) to acquire virtue through consistent PMA of Bible doctrine.

In friendship, romance or marriage; personal love is virtue-dependent for its validity and perpetuation. 

1. The limited way for the unbeliever to have personal love is by adherence to the laws of divine establishment, resulting in enforced and genuine humility.
2. For the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, the only way to have personal love is to advance to spiritual adulthood, where virtue-love provides greater capacity for personal love in friendship, romance, and marriage.

1. Personal love for God the Father is problem-solving device # 7. Personal love for God the Father as a motivational virtue emphasizes the integrity of the object, God the Father.
2. Impersonal love for all mankind is problem-solving device # 8. Impersonal love for all mankind as a functional virtue emphasizes the integrity of the subject.
3. Occupation with Christ is problem-solving device # 10. 

Therefore, the insertion of virtue-love into our life demands consistent function of PMA of Bible doctrine.

In Spiritual Self-Esteem, it begins with cognitive self-confidence.
“Love your neighbor AS YOURSELF” MAT 22:39
In Spiritual Autonomy, you have virtue-love in cognitive independence.

Spiritual Autonomy or Independence means you no longer rely on people for your happiness. Your happiness is in your personal relationship with God.

In Spiritual Maturity, the invisible hero has the virtue-love in cognitive invincibility.

Love is THE motivation of the mature believer.
He knows he is invincible because he knows the Love of God cannot fail him! ROM 8:38-39

ROM 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In the 7th problem-solving device, Personal love for God the Father is the motivation for the Pre-designed Plan of God.

2 Cor 5:14a “For the love of Christ controls (motivates) us”

Without that motivation from loving God, you cannot advance through the three categories of ‘suffering for blessing’, which God has designed for you!

Virtue-love emphasizes God the Father as the object of personal love, because He has the virtue.

Providential Preventative Suffering; i.e., people testing, system testing, thought testing, and disaster testing, you cannot advance in these tests without Personal love for God the Father as a problem-solving device!

Personal love always emphasizes the virtue of the object.
Impersonal love always emphasizes the virtue of the subject.
In personal love, the object is emphasized. “Bobby loves Jane.”
In impersonal love, the subject is emphasized. “Bobby loves Jane.”

Impersonal love reveals great virtue in Bobby, he can love Jane even when she is a ‘biatch’, or grows old and less attractive. (as we all will!)
Personal love in the human race is always conditional; there are always strings attached. But impersonal love is unconditional.

This means you will accept and tolerate people as you find them.
You will stop being critical, looking down your nose, and being legalistic.

The only love that solves the problems of human interaction is unconditional love, whereby the object can be acceptable or unacceptable, attractive or unattractive, obnoxious or pleasant.

Personal love is directed toward a few people in friendship, romance, and marriage, but this personal love is not commanded by the Word of God.

Impersonal love is directed toward all mankind and therefore, impersonal love calls for the highest professional standards.

Personal love toward human beings has no built-in virtue, and it has no virtue guarantee.

Impersonal love contains built-in virtue and therefore has capacity for true love in friendship, romance, marriage, and all other human interaction.

Personal love is based on attractiveness and rapport with the object. If that object is God, you are all set!! Because God has perfect virtue!

Impersonal loved is based on the virtue of the subject. We need this when the object of our love is imperfect.

Personal love is a possessive and subjective attitude toward a few.
Impersonal love is an objective and relaxed attitude toward the whole human race.

Personal love is the expression of man’s ego.
Impersonal love is the expression of man’s virtue.

Personal love is vulnerable to arrogance and hypersensitivity.
Impersonal love is free from arrogance, including jealousy, hatred, bitterness, vindictiveness, guilt, self-pity, implacability, revenge motivation and revenge.

There are problems of personality conflict and antagonism.

There are problems of arrogance, jealousy, guilt, self-pity, hypersensitivity, and disorientation.

Libido has no conscience, but is also minus virtue and stability, without a sense of responsibility, selfish, and self-serving.

But the losing believer can become a winner believer if he seeks to grow in Personal Love of God the Father.
Personal Love for God can change someone’s life and happiness!

The Bible says that as a believer without Personal Love for God, you will be under a curse in this life!

1 Co 16:22
If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha.

And there are certain signs of having love for God…
1JO 4:19-21, 1JO 5:1-3

HEB 6:10
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

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