My all-time favorite bible teaching is “Ani Lo” by Pastor Jonathan Cahn of “Hope of The World” ministry. It is about Abba’s love for us and how we receive and give that love to others. In the message, he uses the three “Ani lo” statements in Song of Solemn to explain the love factor in our walk with Abba. As believers we need to always have love as our method of operation “M.O.” coming straight out of our heart (nefesh). Who we are and what we do comes out of our nefesh. When we are in the spirit our mind is shutoff, we don’t get to think before we speak, it just pours out of you. That’s why when the Spirit helps us, what comes out of our nefesh, has to be of Him, a total surrender of our nefesh. Our nefesh must be rooted in love and not our selfish ambitions. In 1 Corinthians 13: 1-8, Paul is explaining as children of God, the one thing we ought to be is summed up as this – love. He says “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing and if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” We cannot be hypocrites. When you don’t have the love, then things will be the thing. Our life as true believers must follow what Yeshua did and not follow what the world does. We need to grow up. The world follows their father the devil but Yeshua followed the heart of Abba. Abba wants us to learn His thoughts, His actions, His love, just as a true father would. If we don’t have the “love factor” in our walk with Abba we cannot call ourselves children of God. In Matthew 22: 34-40 says “But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together. One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” and He said to him, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” Yeshua makes it clear that love is the reason the greatest and second greatest commandment is reduced down to. In 1 Peter 1:22, Peter says “Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.” Peter goes even further and states in 1 Peter 4:8, “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” Peter wants us to purify our nefesh for a sincere love of the brethren. If we have that love we won’t have that pride, that selfishness, the lying, the backbiting because as he puts it “because love covers a multitude of sins.”
To get there, we always need to have that quiet time with Abba, quieting our nefesh, letting Him speak too and do not interrupt. Obey His word, reading what He wants us to read and putting Him first in everything. Start changing our attitudes towards people and to pray for them. Some people are afraid to get that close to Abba for whatever reason. Remember, Lucifer is the master deceiver and will counterfeit what Abba has designed. In one of the ways he uses is the new age movement. It has destroyed many people’s lives thinking they are talking to God. Look at how many religions out there that promotes pilgrimages. I know several people that can go into the spirit realm very quickly. They get there illegally without the Spirit. What they don’t realize they are in Lucifer’s territory, and without the Spirit of God they are a sitting ducks, opening themselves to horrible things. Don't be fooled, seek only Abba by His Spirit.
Yeshua says “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35.