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The entire new covenant—all that it involves—is wrapped up in love.

According to God’s WORD, we can walk in perfected love while we are here in this earth. God is love so love itself is already perfect; but we have to allow God to express His perfection in our lives. We do that by keeping His WORD.

The world’s systems and ideas are accepted as the norm, but they are not. God’s WORD is the norm and the standard of life we are to maintain. Man was created to function on God’s level. Adam walked on that level in the Garden of Eden; but when he disobeyed God, he fell from his position of fellowship and oneness with God. It took Jesus coming to earth as a man to reclaim the authority that Adam gave over to Satan. Today, every born-again believer can live on that supernatural level through the power of God’s love, by the Holy Spirit.

I’ve heard the love walk described this way: “To walk in love, to live in this God kind of love, is like a man walking in a dense, early morning fog. He walks in it until his clothes are saturated with moisture, until the brim of his hat drips with water.” You can walk in the love of God to the point that your whole being is saturated with love. Every word you speak drips with love and everyone you come in contact with is affected by that love. Hallelujah!

I have set myself and am determined to be “Holy-Spirit-possessed.” I have made up my mind to come to that place in love—to be totally and completely filled with the Holy Spirit in every area of my being.

Become Love-Conscious
In studying the love of God, you must remember this: Walking in love is not just “being nice.” Jesus was Love manifested in the flesh, but there were times when He didn’t appear to be “nice.” One time He called the people snakes. He said, “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers” (Matthew 23:33). Another time He called a Syrophenician woman a dog (Mark 7:27). It didn’t sound very sweet, but His words were effective. They got her attention and penetrated her unbelief. When He got through to her, she quit begging, looked Him straight in the face, and said, “yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs” (verse 28). She let Him realize she wasn’t leaving there without the deliverance of her daughter. Jesus then said, “For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter” (verse 29).

Love is a way of life—a life of being love-conscious instead of self-conscious. If you are not being love-conscious, you will always take the selfish route. Being love-conscious does not come automatically; it requires training. The WORD says we are to practice love. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us (1 John 4:12). As we love one another, God’s love is perfected in us. Now you can see why walking in love is walking in the highest spiritual realm of existence—you are walking in God and God is walking in you.

Human beings are supernatural beings. Every person has a deep desire to walk in the supernatural. It is that desire which motivated you to reach out to God.

The First Step
The first time you ever touched the realm of the miraculous was when you were born again. Someone preached The WORD of God to you. You called on the Name of Jesus and reached out into that realm. The experience of the new birth is the most miraculous event that will ever occur in your life. You were reborn from a death of trespass and sin and made alive to God. You were re-created and made to be righteous—a spotless child of the God of heaven and earth. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Cor. 5:17). You instantly became a new creature. One translation says you became “a new species of being that never existed before.”

Some people have experienced only the new birth, not realizing God has provided much more. Many have taken a step further and experienced the infilling of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking with other tongues. “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1, 4). With the Holy Spirit active in you, you have the ability to witness to the world of God’s great power and love.

The Commitment
A few have decided to live in that realm, renewing their minds with The WORD and separating themselves from the carnal ways of the world: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rom. 12:1-2).

This is the committed believer—one who has made the decision to be a holy vessel of honor, sanctified and meet for the Master’s use, prepared unto every good work (2 Tim. 2:21). A born-again child of God is bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh, joined one spirit with The LORD (Eph. 5:30; 1 Cor. 6:17).

Excerpt permission granted by Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka: Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Kenneth Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God’s WORD to their lives.

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