AGAPE - True Love is SWEET .........How to identify AGAPE Sisters!

A G A P E  L O V E  - T H E  R E A L   L O V E!

1. Agape is divine love of God towards His people
2. Agape is unconditional
3. Agape acts for the interest of others
4. Agape is self-giving
5. Agape is sacrificial
6. Agape holds no expectation
7. Agape changes others

Agape, in many ways, is the highest kind of love with its own unique features and nature.  Agape is described as being patient, kind, truthful, unselfish, trusting, believing, hopeful, and enduring. It is not jealous, boastful, arrogant, rude, selfish, or angry. True love never fails. 

The description perfectly fits God's love toward us, and God's expectation from us when it comes to a relationship because we were created in His image and the ability is there inside of us.should be the way we love each other and God. 

This unconditional love is more important than everything else - name it - prophecy, knowledge, faith, philanthropy and hope. All of these things are "good", but they will pass away. Only love is eternal since love will be the basis of eternal life.

Preparation: - Anyone thinking or wishing to have the wonderful experience of Agape, must, first of all, examine himself in line with the nature and features of Agape.  This is so because like attract like.  A possessed lady will surely meet a possessed man and they will think they are in love...NO. It is the demon in one of them connecting to the demon in the other person.  At the end of the day, such marriages will hardly experience agape.

Agape is the love of God and can only be practised through the help of the Holy Spirit living inside of you.  Who you are before marriage is what will determine what you will do in the marriage.  

Do you understand the subject LOVE? Are you loving? and are you loveable?  It will shock you to find out that so many people are not loveable.  They are just too frigid and difficult, always complaining and never satisfied and happy.  This kind of people never gives thanks to the Almighty for what God has done for them.  

Such persons take the goodwill of God and His mercy for granted.  All the good people and favour that God bring their way are ignored.  They are ever complaining and having unholy expectation from everyone around them and becoming unhappy.

Often, people think that the moment they meet that person they love and that loves them, then they will begin to practice love.  But that is not true.  In reality, who you are before you ever fall in love says much more about how your relationship will work out. 

You might be surprised to learn that most of the work of creating true love in your life is actually done before you ever meet “the one.”  The steps you need to take to become a better you is done before your courtship or marriage.

Here are the characteristics of REAL love:

1. Love without expecting anything.
Sure, we all want people to behave the way we want them to. We want them to be more affectionate. to love us more, care for us and even anticipate our needs and meet them. All of these things are expectations. Expectations are just your requirements for “acceptability” of loving someone. But true love has no expectations. It simply loving the person for who he/she is and nothing more.

2. Love doesn’t blame others.
Love doesn’t think others are “out to get them.” Love doesn’t think their loved ones are wrong. Love works together. It takes responsibility. It forgives and allows other people’s actions to be their journey. Love is not forceful, as to compel your partner into doing things he or she does not want to do.  Love forebears and do not force itself on others.

3. Love is not possessive, it lets go.
Love doesn’t equal possession. Just as the saying goes, “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it’s yours. If it doesn’t, then it never was.” There is truth to that. Love allows people their freedom. It doesn’t hold tightly and crush their wings in an attempt to keep them. True love doesn’t want to possess. It is willing to set you free if you want to be.

4. Agape Love is Sweet, doesn’t require you to continue a relationship.
You may love someone very much, but you may not be compatible with them. Or they may drive you crazy with their continued disregard for your feelings. You can still love them, but that doesn’t mean you have to be with them. Love doesn’t mean that you have to stay, and stay and stay. You can leave the relationship and love them anyway.

5. Love has no room for jealousy.
Like possession, jealousy doesn’t equal love. We think that if we’re not jealous of our loved ones that it means that we don’t love them. True love has confidence in the quality of the relationship. It knows that the other person is happy and content with freedom and performs their best in life when free.

6. Love is the absence of fear.
Love cannot flourish in an atmosphere of fear.  Fear breeds doubt and where there is doubt, instead of trusting and resting, there is no love. For where there is fear, there will be hatred, insecurity and bitterness, but love in the house or relationship brings Oneness, mutual appreciation, happiness, joy and contentment.

7. Love is not needing, but wanting.
One of the things we try to teach kids is that there is a clear difference between a want and a need. Needing someone is a feeling based on fear. You fear that you can’t live without them, so you need them. And remember, fear is the opposite of love. Wanting someone in your life gives them the freedom to leave, but still shows them you love them.

8. Love is an action, not just a feeling.
Humans tend to be addicted to intense emotion — especially when it feels good. So, when we’re in love, we want to feel that way forever. But guess what? That higher than “Cloud 9” feeling goes away after a while. That doesn’t mean you don’t love the other person anymore, it just means that it’s not new anymore. So that’s where the action needs to kick in. Show the person you love them. Don’t just assume they know.

9. Love is unconditional.
The word “unconditional” means that there are no expectations or limitations set. To love unconditionally is a difficult thing, and most humans aren’t good at that. But true love really does love without trying to change the other person.

10. Love means putting other people’s needs equal to — or before — your own.
While people may be inherently selfish for survival purposes, this does not serve us well in relationships. If you don’t put other people’s needs at least equal to your own, they will grow resentful. Real love truly, genuinely cares about other people’s happiness and will go to great lengths to make people feel valued.

11. Love is the highest vibration emotion that there is.
Science has proven that emotions like love and fear have very different vibrations. They can actually measure them. Love vibrates very fast, whereas fear-based emotions (think jealousy, possessiveness, hatred, greed, etc.) vibrate very slowly. When you love completely and unconditionally, there is no fear involved. The vibrations of love make you feel good at all times.

12. Love requires attention.
Love doesn’t ignore. It doesn’t look the other way. It wants to be present and be together. When people are in love, sometimes they think that they don’t have to “do any more work.” But real love actually enjoys giving attention to another person. It feels good and doesn’t see giving attention to another person as a chore.

13. Love understands and accepts differences.
Let’s face it: We’re all different. Even identical twins aren’t exactly the same. They have different experiences and outlooks about the world. Real love doesn’t make other people wrong for being different. When people truly love another person, they accept their differences.

14.  Love makes you feel good, not bad.
Many people confuse being in a relationship with love. Just because you’re in a relationship doesn’t mean there is true love present. If there is jealousy, possessiveness, constant fighting, abuse (verbal, emotional or physical), that is not loving. Those are fear-based emotions and actions.

15. Love has empathy.
Empathy is the ability to put yourself into another person’s shoes and see a situation from his/her point of view. Love has deep empathy. “When you hurt, I hurt.” People who truly love one another don’t want to hurt them. They want them to feel good. They care about their feelings and try everything they can to make them feel valued and worthy.

Remember, that love can change a person and win him or her to Christ. If you show someone intense Agape, taking care of him or her without expecting anything in return, let the person be himself, giving him or her attention and sharing your goods with such a person, know for sure that you have made a friend that sticks better than a brother.

Love has changed many atheists and cause them to believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. love has made some people believe that God is alive and still caring as He was in the past.  

Apostle Paul admonished the rich and wealthy in Christ not to be high-minded, nor trust in their wealth, but rather they should be rich in good works, ready to distribute and willing to communicate.

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal-  (1 Timothy 6:17-19).  This means that they should serve the Lord with their riches, helping people, showing godly love to people, giving Library and by so doing lay hold on eternal life - the ultimate crown of life.

Beloved, that is love for you.  It spreads happiness and goodness. Anything other than that is not love. If we all loved one another as ourselves, the world would be a better place!


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