MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 24 June 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Different Kinds Of Love
TOPIC: Different Kinds Of Love (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 24 June 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Job 1-2; Acts 7:22-43
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 1 John 4:7-12
MEMORY VERSE: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
Greek scholars defined four types of love, based on their motives. The first kind of love is “Eros”: it stands for passionate, sensual romantic love. It is simply the pleasure of the flesh and God restricts this to a one man one woman relationship within the bounds of holy matrimony. Outside marriage, it amounts to sexual sin.
The second is “Phileo”: this represents the affection between friends, e.g., brotherly love for companionship. It describes relationship in which people genuinely like and care for one another. Phileo love is one of enjoyment and appreciation. It is a powerful bond that forms communities. For example, in John 11:36 in the story of Lazarus when Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus, the Jews exclaimed, “See how he loved (phileo) him.” Jesus had a close and personal relationship with Lazarus. Also, it was the kind of love between David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18:1-3).
Another type of love is family love known as “Storge”. This is the natural bond between mother and infant, father, children and relatives. This kind of love is usually expressed in the times of victory, pain, need, success, failure, sickness and achievement. Examples in Scripture include the love Mary and Martha had for their brother Lazarus, the love Jacob had for his sons.
And the ultimate love is the “Agape” love. It is an infinite love. When Jesus in John 21:15-17 asked Simon, “Lovest thou me more than these? He was asking Simon if he had Agape love for him. Agape love is unconditional and puts others first. This is exactly the class of love God desires all His children should have for one another. May this grace be evident in our lives, in Jesus’ name.
GOD IS LOVE. THEREFORE LOVE AS HE LOVES.
May the love of God saturate your heart.
- Father Lord, let Your divine love dominate my heart, in the name of Jesus.
- Let the love of God work deeply in my entire personality, in the name of Jesus.
- Clothe me, O LORD, with Your garment of love, in the name of Jesus.
- I de-register myself from the school of selfishness and greed, in the name of Jesus.
- Every barrier to Agape love in my life, crumble, in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Spirit, disconnect my life from every bitterness and coldness, in the name of Jesus.
- I receive divine promotion in the school of the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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