THE EFFECT OF GOD'S RELENTLESS LOVE
by Lyn Packer
As I was in worship this week I began to hear two words over and over in my spirit. Those two words were ‘Relentless’ and ‘Go’. As I asked the Lord about them, He spoke with me about His relentless love and the effect that relentless love would have on our lives.
As He shared I began to experience a strong sense of that love envelope me. His love is a love that is so strong that He was willing to leave Heaven for us, giving everything so that we could know His relentless love. He pursued us into the darkness where we had hidden ourselves, or found ourselves, and there He found us and rescued us, promising us that He would never leave us or forsake us. What relentless love that is!
The Lord shared with me that He wanted each of us to know the relentlessness of His love for us experientially, but also that He was going to fill us with that same unrelenting love. That filling would have an effect that would cause us to ‘go’.
He said, that before that ‘go’ happened He needed to do an overhaul of the belief systems that we have around the word ‘go’, and that we needed to surrender to Him our beliefs around that word, to allow Him to overhaul them and set them right. In the setting right of those beliefs He would also deal with any fear that was attached to that word ‘go’.
Many have believed that ‘go’ means they have to somehow transform themselves into an evangelist, driven to win souls, or become a missionary to unknown lands. The word ‘go’ has so often been wrapped around understandings and images that are so far outside our personalities, skills or gifts, that it frightens us and convinces us that we don’t have what it takes.
Simultaneously with our thinking being overhauled, we will experience a corresponding filling with the relentless love of God. This love would be the initiator of our going, it would be what would compel us – not in a driven way, but in a way that would enable us to carry that relentless love from a heart at rest.
I heard the Lord say that ‘go’ would look different for each person, and that we needed to ask “What does ‘go’ look like for me?” “What does it look like for my personality, my skill sets, my gifts?”
He then showed me that for a prophetic person ‘go’ may look like using the prophetic gift to speak words of life over people. For a person with the gift of helps it may look like practical help given to someone who needed it. For someone with the gift of healing it may mean praying for healing or using medical training to make someone’s recovery quicker and easier. For an office worker it may look like showing love to the person who annoys you at work. For a Mum it may mean loving your kids, recognising the gifts and abilities that God has placed in them, and providing ways to train and steward that.
For each of us our ‘go’ will look different, but it would be the relentless love of God, and the power within that love, that would be at work in us, compelling us to reach out, to ’go’.
Lyn is recognised as a Prophet within New Zealand and other nations she’s ministered in. Her ministry is revelatory and catalytic, propelling people into encounter with God. The governmental prophetic gift she carries is expressed through prophetic, revelatory insight and strategy, prophetic words (personal, corporate and national), teaching, art, and writing. Click here for more info...