Love is a state of being in which one's spiritual energy is at its highest. One has a general feeling of contentment with life. There is no experience of anger, or jealousy, or fear because these energies are rendered powerless in the presence of the energy of love. When true love arrives, everything else fades into obscurity.
Everyone aspires to experience true love. Beginning with the early teens, there is a subtle spiritual awakening in which a child becomes aware of its physical independence from the parents and begins to imagine a love other than the parents' love. Then begins the quest for love as a reward for good deeds, compliance with requests, or other actions. It is a conditional form of love that is far removed from God's concept of love.
God's love is true and unconditional. It does not depend on who you are or on what you have done. God loves irrespective of race, creed, religion, socioeconomic status, height, weight, or level of intelligence. To love unconditionally is to love without seeing or knowing of anything in all of creation that might cause the love to be diminished.
When evil circumstances happen to us or to our world, it is not because God has withheld his love, but rather, because a deliberate or accidental violation of spiritual law has occurred. If the violation was deliberate, and done by someone who was capable of understanding good and evil, it is recorded on our soul, and God views it as a deliberate sin.
God's response to deliberate sin is not anger or vengeance, but rather, displeasure. To love God is to obey him because obedience is his "love language." God wants us to understand and obey the spiritual laws of the universe at least as much as a new parent wants their infant son or daughter to understand and obey the laws of gravity.
When we begin to understand the depth and height of God's love for us, we also will know and understand how foolish it is to not accept his guidance in regard to the universe's spiritual laws. Virtually every religion in the world has a knowledge of these laws. Satan also has full knowledge of them, but his task is to cause us to disobey them. He wants the earth to exist in a state of formless emptiness, having succumbed to the laws of entropy and disintegration.
In sharp contrast, God wants you to have an eternal kingdom, filled with everything your heart desires. In God's kingdom, there always is transformation, but never entropy. Entropy and death are the end result of living in opposition to the universal laws. Every physical thing that is touched by entropy and death returns to dust. Living in full conformity with the universal laws results in fullness of life.
We have no power or capacity to live in full conformity with the universal laws except through the power of God's Holy Spirit. He is our enabler. He is the transformative engine that powers our humanity. Without him, everything we build will be finite and subject to the laws of entropy.
The chaos we currently are experiencing in our world--war refugees, terrorism, global impoverishment, failing economic, educational, and political systems--are entropy's death cries. Our only solution is to seek equilibrium with the universal laws, with true love, and with God.
According to the Zeroth law of thermodynamics, if two systems are in equilibrium with a third, they also are in equilibrium with each other. God is in equilibrium with the universal laws. If we also seek equilibrium with the universal laws, it would be impossible for us not to be in equilibrium with God.
If we seek equilibrium with God through his Holy Spirit, it would be impossible for us not to be in equilibrium with the universal laws, as well as with every other person who sought and achieved such equilibrium. Wars waged by one country against another, or by one person against another would end, and we would begin to understand that the only war we should be fighting is the war against entropy and death!
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