It’s a fair question…
Does He love you more or less than your neighbors? Is Jesus’ affection for you determined by your performance? If yes, can His feelings for you change next month when your performance diminishes? If not, what determines the measure and quality of His love for you?
Here is what Jesus revealed:
“Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love”—John 15:9 (NASB)
Quite astonishing! Please read it again. Because that statement has the power to rewire your emotional chemistry (forever). Jesus affirms to love you as the Father loves Him. In the same way, with the same intensity and passion, and the same fiery emotions the Father has for Him.
Have in mind that Jesus gave that “love” announcement to the disciples (during last supper night). And they were far from perfect. Peter would deny Jesus three times (sealing the denial with a couple of curse words) and the rest of the disciples would run away
What’s more, a couple days before “last supper night” two of them tried to secure first class seating for eternity (Mt. 20: 20-28), leaving the other ten angry and preoccupied about who would be the first…
Obviously, the love Jesus felt for them transcended their upcoming failure and present immaturity—His love was emanating from the Father’s love for Him.
So, if this is HOW Jesus loves you, we must answer another question:
How Much the Father Loves Jesus?
Imagine is one billion years before the foundation of the world. Surrounded by eternity (without any limitations of time or space), the un-created Father enjoys unending friendship with His un-created Son, feeling the power of His Holy Spirit (the living flame of love).
Passionate affection and burning desire flow from the Father’s heart to the Son, the same transcendent flame that one day would break the heavens to confess:
“The [visible] heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, saying, “You are My Son, My Beloved! In You I am well pleased and find delight!”—Luke 3:21-22 (Amp.)
Amazing as it sounds, Jesus assures to feel the identical passionate affection for us. That’s right, Jesus loves us in the same way the Father loves Him. And NO… He’s not exaggerating—He would never lie to us.
When He says “as the Father loves me I love you” He means it.
Why I Think You’re Super Awesome!
Maybe nobody told you how important this is. Maybe you think you know but your “emotional reactions” prove you don’t. Maybe you know but don’t believe it. So, let me remind you: this why you are great and significant.
God’s affections for you define your true value and eternal worth—your identity and greatness are determined by His burning heart—the anchor of your soul is God’s desire for you.
Yes, you are super awesome, but not because of how smart you are. Not because of the gifts the Lord has given you. Not because of the high profile people you know. You are super awesome because Jesus feels for you the same love the Father feels for Him.
You are His delight, His beloved, what He desires forever and ever. And His amazing affection is the reason why you should feel successful and important (not your performance and achievements).
The day you truly believe Jesus feels for you this way, your emotional reality will change. Because at the core, this is who you are… you are the object of God’s affections.
So, what do you think about Jesus’ Feelings?
Post your comments below…
The best thing that has ever happen to me is the love of Jesus and thanks for elaborating on it for me,
I love Jesus too, I pray that he will always help me to abide in His wonderful love.
Thanks so much for your time and writings so beautiful to read.
God bless you.
Thanks for the encouragement Grace, much blessings (:
Jesus’ love is unconditional. When i am faithful and at times when i am not, still, He loves me just the same.
Thank you for unselfishly sharing these words to us. It reminded me of how Jesus loves me. It helped me understand Jesus’ feelings for me. He doesn’t change no matter what. And it even helped me to draw closer to God.
God bless and more power!
So truth Jenica, when we are unfaithful (more often than most believers would admit), He remains faithful!
Much Blessings (:
His love is incomparable! Even as a sinner he loved us so much that He died for us – Rom 5:8.
None can compare to this love He lavishes on us! Thank you for reminding us!
Yes LaVon, and that is the key… “to be reminded” – Jesus said, “… REMAIN IN MY LOVE” John 15:9 – that means to dwell on it, to meditate on it, to study, to always remember His affection for us!
what an awesome revelation. in deeded god’s love is so real. i feel uplifted . God bless you dear one for being generous with what God has revealed to you. May He trust you with more for being faithful!
Thank you Tabitha… Thank you for your kind words (:
I feel so much blessed,knowing that Jesus loves me ,just as God love me.i think it is a great privilege that I should treasure .
Thanks Aramide (:
Love in action…Jesus informed Peter that he was about to fail miserably (Luke 22:31-34) but never once did he condemn him. Instead he was planning to be right there with him in prayer fully expecting that he would come around again. He is so loving and long suffering and familiar with all our ways. It is no wonder the fragrance of that kind of love is surely to draw others to him (Song 1:2).
Beautiful words Richard… thanks!
Jesus love for me is unique & undiluted. Even when I am not faithful, he remains faithful! What a wonderful feeling to know he loves me more than I can ever imagine? Blessed be the God Almighty for the gift of his beloved son & holy spirit. May his name be praised forever.
Richard, thanks. God will use you to touch the life of many. Jesus love is unexplainable. No one know the depth or height the love of Jesus Christ. He gave all, His very life to save humanity from burning hell reserved for Satan and his agents& followers. Awesome love indeed
thank you for your encouragement Elaigwu (:
I’m so touched and pleased at this write up. It brings so much in depth feeling and consciousness of How much God loves me. I’ve never really had a deep thought about this until now. Thank you so much for this. God is indeed Awesome.
That is wonderful to hear Pamela. Thank you for your words.
Many thanks for the exhortation. I believe that Jesus love to us all is unconditional.
Thanks Yinka (:
GOD’S LOVE is unconditional it does not matter if you are doing the right or wrong thing his LOVE NEVER dies he Loves you no matter what and that’s AWESOME.
Jesus’ feelings for us is beyond compare…HE even died for us for the redemption of our sins.HiS love for us is so unconditional in spite of our sins HE is willing to accept us.We are so blessed to have HIM in our life.To God be the glory!
I also want to thank GOD for giving you to us -thanks also to you..
Its really good to have you reassure the children of God that His love is enduring and forever irrespective of status. Sometimes though when you find yourself in some awkward situations the feeling of whether Gods love is still abiding tend to rear its ugly head up. Thanks for your words of encouragement. May God continue to strengthen you.
I believe Jesus loves me unconditionally, but I struggle with the thought and almost terror at times, that he is disappointed with me. Here he has given his life so that I can be whole in him. I struggle with the thought of one day standing before him and having to answer for my own life. What did I do with it? I love him with all my heart, or at least I want to. I wonder if the angel(-s) the Father has sent to me are bored out of their minds. I wonder if I’ve missed it.
Thanks for the encouragement, reminder and prayers, I don’t know where I would be without the Father’s and Jesus Love. I need them in my life contineously. God is Love and He loves me because of “Who He is!” (Praise Him) and not because of who I am or what I have done. I can’t begin to love others or myself in a healthy way without His love being poured out in me from day to day.