All You Need
of my favorite songs in the '60s was "Love
Is All You Need" by the Beatles. Children
were singing this song around the world.
I don't know if the Beatles understood the
enormous truth behind their message, since
they were singing about a "feeling".
At the same time, our generation
was singing with the Righteous Brothers,
"You've lost that loving feeling, now
she's gone, gone, gone", which reflects
a sensual, romantic love between male and
female from the Greek word Eros.
This erotic kind of love was freely flowing
among the flower children.
The children of the '60s
were trying to fill a void in their hearts,
real. I was looking for love to fill me,
but found lust in all the wrong places.
Many times I fried my mind with drugs. L.S.D.
caused a euphoric feeling, but within hours
it would fade away, leaving me with a few
less brain cells. I rejected the love of
my family, and I was blind to God's love.
He seemed so far away. Now I know only His
love can truly satisfy my heart.
The Beatles were right;
all I needed was love, the God kind of love,
flowing from my heavenly Father, filling
my heart with His presence. It is in His
presence that we find fullness of joy. Jesus
said that He is the vine and we are His
branches. If we abide in His word, His love
would abide in us, and our joy would be
made full. He knows that only His love can
truly satisfy and bring peace and joy. His
love strengthens our lives for successful
I remember an episode years
ago which occurred after I was born-again.
During a Psychiatric panel interview, I
was asked if I considered myself God dependent.
I responded by saying "yes", and
briefly mentioned my prayerful relationship
with the Lord. In those days, it was looked
upon as a weakness to trust God for healing.
If I were asked today, I'd not only say
I'm God dependent, but love dependent, since
God is love.
The love of God flowing
through one's heart is the source of healing
for all mankind. This fact is acknowledged
only in tragic situations when all other
avenues are exhausted. But in reality, God
sent His love to heal us and to deliver
us from destruction. Let us pray that God
will open our eyes to the healing power
of this love. This way, He can rescue us
before an impossible circumstance arises.
It has always been God's
plan for us to depend on His love. Adam
& Eve turned from a love dependence
upon God to independent love based on worldly
wisdom. Their lack of Godly love allowed
sin to reign. God's love called out for
them to return, saying, "where
art thou?" Their descendants continued
to run from His love, until judgment came
with a flood. God scattered Noah's offspring
at the tower Babel, when they tried through
their own means to reach Him. God's love
requires faith, so He called Abraham, making
a covenant of loving grace that could only
be achieved by faith in the promise Seed,
God gave Moses the Law,
to reveal man's sinfulness and need for
salvation. He gave instructions to build
a tabernacle for blood sacrifices to cover
sin. The Lord led His children to the Promised
Land and endured their rebellion for centuries,
until they went into Babylonian captivity.
His love delivered them. He knew from the
foundation of the world that His loving
plan called for His Son Jesus, to take our
judgment and to cleanse us from sin through
the love of Calvary's cross. Jesus died
and rose again, presented His blood in the
heavenly temple, made us right with God
and sent His Spirit to live in our hearts.
He will come soon to take us home to be
with Him for eternity. What healing love!
Those who do not receive Christ's payment
for sin, will not see it that way. They
will bear their own judgment for sin at
the Great White Throne, refusing God's love
It can be heart breaking
to miss that moment when called upon to
minister, not having a word from God, because
of our lack of a relationship with God.
This experience of failing to carry out
our ministry can leave us in deep sorrow
for failing the Lord's body, having quenched
or grieved the Holy Spirit. The Lord desires
to use us to speak His word freely in these
last days. A word that is directly placed
in your heart minutes or seconds before
you are asked to give it. Sadly, many ministers
today do not realize the difference in fleshy
works and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
A Godly Desire
As we come to know God's
voice through His love, a fresh desire springs
from our heart to serve Him and others.
As we yield to the prophetic ministry, the
Lord will use us more often. There will
be a noticeable difference in your ministry
as the Holy Spirit manifests God's power
of love. This trust relationship, between
you and your heavenly Father, will free
His word to be spoken through you, when
you open your mouth, He will fill it with
His loving flow. The Holy Spirit will teach
the Scriptures through you, as He frees
you from your fear and intellect.
Those interested in moving
in the Spirit must let go and let God flow
in their lives. If He is not flowing in
our daily relationships with those around
us, it is hard for Him to flow in public
ministry. This flow of divine love is a
lifestyle that permeates every aspect of
our lives both private and public. This
is a lifestyle of praying without ceasing
and in everything giving thanks, for this
is the will of God in Christ Jesus. The
communication of our faith becomes effective
as we acknowledge every good thing that
is in us because of Christ Jesus.
To be effective in ministry,
we can not have the perspective that it
is a profession. The ministry of Christ
is our royal priesthood. It is no longer
our ministry, but His ministry as the Holy
Spirit manifests healing love through His
words, which we speak. His words become
our words, and our words becomes His words
as they line up with Scripture, dying to
self, so that the Lord Jesus Christ is truly
manifest in our mortal flesh. This is the
ministry of the Holy Spirit, no longer I,
but Christ who lives in me!
Our Need Supplied
Jesus Christ gave us the
perfect example of ministry in the Gospels.
He spent hours with His Father hearing His
voice. The words that He spoke were Spirit
and Life from His Father. He knew the love
of His Father, and that love is what enabled
Him in the ministry of healing and miracles.
Those who believe, are promised to do even
greater works than He did because He went
to be with His Father so that He could anoint
us with the Holy Spirit.
We are motivated by the
love of Calvary. All of our needs have been
supplied according to His riches in heaven
by Christ Jesus our Lord. There is an unlimited
source of love flowing from God's heavenly
throne room. As we increase in His love,
we are promised to do abundantly above all
that we ask or think, according to the power
that works in us. The Lord has done all
He can do to provide, so now it is up to
us to walk in His divine flow. We are a
channel of God's blessings.
We know the areas in our
life that are hindering the flow. The Lord
is causing hearts to break all around the
world in repentance for not yielding to
His holy call. Men and women are desiring
to walk in purity, so their Father's divine
flow can do the work of the ministry. Folks
are tired of "playing church"
in the midst of a world crying out to God
for something that is real. It is time to
step out into His ministry in a new and
loving way. Won't you take advantage of
the ministry He made possible for you through
the finished work of the cross?
God has struggled with
mankind for six thousand years as He dealt
with us through His loving kindness. We
learn about this love story and how His
love works by example. Many prisoners were
not raised around a family and people
who showed them God's love. Those who were,
quickly return to God' once in prison. Most
did not experience sufficient love, to allow
healing to flow in their lives. They desired
to receive love, because God made it so
a person can not successfully survive without
it. If they had been showered with hugs,
kisses, affection and positive affirmation
while growing up, most likely a healthy
life would have resulted, motivating them
to live in society free from criminal acts.
The Love Connection
I often tell the story
how Jesus is our forerunner. I jokingly
say that I am not talking about a Toyota
4Runner. When the word "forerunner"
is used in the New Testament, it is talking
about a little boat that would carry the
ship's anchor close to shore for dropping
it where the ship could not. This word is
used when Jesus is declared to be the anchor
of our soul. After His resurrection, He
went into heaven to anchor us there, so
that we would always be divinely connected
to His throne room. Jesus established the
love connection between God and us, which
can never be broken, but can be realized
The secret' to victorious
Christian living is to always stay conscious
of God's love for us. This is God's self-sacrificial
love, displaying His very character. It
is the love that He desires us to walk in
continually. I like to change the word "God"
to "love" whenever I see "God"
in the Bible. For instance, Romans 1:16
says, "For I am not ashamed of
the gospel of Christ, for it is the power
of God [love] to salvation
[healing, deliverance, soundness, preservation,
liberation and more] for everyone who
believes." How about "...by
grace we have been saved through faith,
and that not of ourselves; it [salvation]
is a gift of God [love]" (Ephesians
2:8). We read, hear and speak the Word of
love, as children of love, in the kingdom
of love. Truly, all we need is the realization
of God's love in every step we take for
us to be His expression of love to the world.
As we grow to experience
the love connection, we no longer trust
in ourselves, but in the power of God's
love, flowing through our lives. This divine
flow increases as we enjoy a continuous
and unhindered interchange with God. Like
the Saints who have gone before us, we trust
God through every trial and situation, building
patience and character. We experience God's
creative power directing our lives as we
minister to others.
Throne Room Ministry
Our ministry is to flow from heaven, where
we are connected by the the Holy Spirit.
Heaven is where we get Christ's authority
and wisdom for ministry. As Christians,
one day our works will be examined at the
Judgment Seat of Christ, whether they are
of gold and silver or of wood and clay.
Only gold and silver works, carried out
by the Holy Spirit, will be rewarded with
honor and glory. The wood and clay works,
done in the flesh, will be burned as dishonorable.
My heart's desire is to speak words given
by the Holy Spirit, so my works will be
of value. My purpose is to give the testimony
of Jesus, which is the Spirit of prophecy,
revealing the love of our heavenly Father.
My prayer is that my Father's love may overflow
from my heart.
Our responsibility is to be ready at all
times to have a word from the Lord for those
around us by way of the Holy Spirit. If
we are walking in the flesh, minding the
things of the flesh, we will not be ready
to hear from God. It is tempting to only
minister from prepared sermons notes, but
to have a specific word from God is entirely
different. It can be fresh bread for the
church body or for an individual member.