A kingdom divided against itself can not stand. Jesus said this. In the bible it also says that love is the “bond of perfection”. That means love binds together. That gives light to the command “love the lord with all your heart” and love your neighbor as yourself.
The devils strategy is to divide us and God and our fellow Christians. If we live in love we can’t be divided.
In the bible it says the spirits rule, and in the new testament it says the one you obey he will take you. Since you will have some sort of spiritual master why not choose God who is love. By keeping in love you stay in union with God. He then controlls you. You can, in love, offer yourself as a living sacrifice, holy the kind he can accept. By faith walk in love. The world looks different. You will think different since “love thinks no evil”. You will be failure proof since “love never fails.” You make your heart strong and sinless when you love. You will be one with God since God is love and “love is the bond of perfection”. When you walk in the light the bible says we have friendship one with another and that the blood of Jesus Christ Gods son continually cleanses us from all sin. This all starts by rightousness since “the love of God is IN Christ Jesus, and Jesus said that he that eats his flesh and drinks his blood abides in him. Thats our rightousness. We enter by his blood we stay clean by walking in love. He that abides in him does not sin, it says. Even Jesus said that as the father loved him so he loved us and for us to “make our home in his love.” God always tells me to stay in the house, the shelter of the most high.
Jesus rightousness=entrance>Gods Love=continuous shelter.
See the post below about abiding in the secret place of the most high. It says in the old testament tthat God keeps us safe from the strife of tounges in a pavillion. All those icky thoughts go by by in the shelter. Once you peg your acceptance with God on Jesus alone, and then walk in love all that negative talk has got to go. When it shows up it looks pretty silly in the light of love. It tells us in the bible to put on the armor of light. Gods is light, pure light in whom there is no darkness at all, God is love. Without love all the nasty little impulses take control. In the greek sin is sometimes translated “the evil urge”. Those urges come from satans programing in your heart and the spiritual powers pulling strings in the spirit world. Jesus blood got us legal freedom from those impulses. It cut the strings. Then Jesus words reshape the heart to be like him. “speaking the truth in love we grow up into him who is the head principality and power.” When you start to walk in love the light goes on and you see how many little “urges” and “impulses” have taken you over. You start to weed them out and say no to them. There is suffering involved in this. Thats why it says he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sins. Those that belong to Christ have crucified their flesh with the lusts and appitites thereof. As you start to walk in the freedom Christ has bought you you can say no to the flesh, yes to God. It all culminates in Love. When we are in love we live in God and we become one with him. This is what Jesus wanted when he prayed we would be one with him as he is with his father. Love is the bond of perfection. Love wants to be the spiritual boss. The one you obey he will take you it says. With LOVE calling the shots you become alive again, your spirit ascends over your flesh and carnal mind. Thats why it says the mind set on the flesh is death, the mind set on the spirit is life and peace. It also says we were like the others children of wrath who obey the impulses of the flesh and the mind. We need to get in line with the spirit of God, Who is love. All this is due to Jesus and his power over sin.
By the way two important sources of love. One you are a branch not a vine. We love him because he first loves us.
When we recieve Gods love, by faith then we love him. Its exausting to do it the other way around. Meditation helps here, in the jewish bible meditation is translated like a cow “chewing the cud”. The cow eats grass, burps it up and chews it swallows it, goes to another stomach and then burps it up etc etc. Mediating on Gods love by his word and by his testimonies.
We focus on Gods love for us and we naturally love back. The other source is that the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the holy spirit. Its there to use and develop by faith. You can start shining it all around and make your heart bright and clean inside! Its used by faith. Its kind of mazing what happens when you start to practice it. Its like you had this treasure you never knew you had.