The Father’s love
I would need to start this with John 3:16
16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
This verse from the Bible still says it so well about the Father’s love for us. He has done this to save us from being lost, to be ruined or destroyed in exchange for eternal life with Him.
We are saved by grace and then counted righteous before the Father because of this, we have nothing to do with it, we can’t buy it, work for it or even fake it, and it has been given to us when we believe a free gift of perfect love. (Zechariah 3:1-5)
The story of the prodigal son is known by many, at the end the father is waiting and when he sees his son he ran to meet him in the road, he had unconditional love for his son. The son came back just to be a slave in his father’s house, but received the full reward of the father’s love instead. The father gave him new clothing, a ring and had a feast, just like in Zechariah 3. Now that the son has this love he can walk in the same authority he had before he left, however to have the complete benefit of what was given to him, he needs to accept his father’s love and forgiveness, when he does this he again will be able to love, love for his father and himself.
When we gain love, we gain it all. Jesus mentions that we need to keep His commandment which is love. When we look at Zechariah 3:6-7 we can see the result of keeping His commandment, which is pretty amazing.
The reason we love is because He loved us 1st, therefore we can love Him back. Now that we have the Father’s love, we also need to love others the same way the Father loved us, no matter if they stink, lay in a gutter, smell like a bar or is dressed in the best clothing and drive the best cars, we ought to love all. This is the greatest power available to us to overcome, to heal the sick, cast out demons and do signs and wonders, and most of all to impart love into somebody else’s life so they can know the Father.