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-How can one increase love?.1Corinthians 13th chapter, yet still love in balance?

Love abounds when knowledge and insight increases:.Philippians 1:9.

Even one who increases his knowledge in say, the field of computers, develops more love for what he is doing and ladies, some guys too much so, right? Ha ha! 

Verse 10.(original is 'to be careful to make a part of you that which is best for you, so that you may continue to be pure and without offence')

-Are we to be inviting strangers into our homes as it says in Hebrews 13:2? Couldn't this be unwise?

Hebrews 13:1 is talking of brotherly love, other Christians whom you do not yet know. It means those whom are of love. A better translation of the first sentence in verse 2 would be 'Always be hospitable'. But, if one is not of love, they may be there to in some way take advantage of you or hurt you. You don't want to be in that situation. Be cautious of those you don't know. If you feel comfortable as your first impression, you generally have nothing to worry about. If you don't feel comfortable, be wary. And do remember.1Peter 3:12,13.

-Why would I want to care for an enemy.(Romans 12:20; Psalms 112:7,8).if this just made things worse for him? How is this showing love? And who is my biggest ememy?

When the Bible talks about the Creator taking vengeance upon him or her, it simply means that the universal laws are set up so that we reap what we have sown, so that we learn to head toward something better. The reaping can then be quick:.Romans 12:17-21 "Recompense to no man evil for evil.(of course, the Creator is the same regarding us:.Psalms 103:10-13; He loves us). Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.(how?). Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath. For it is written.(where), Vengeance is mine, I will repay.(how and when?), says the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him, if he thirst, give him drink. For in so doing you shall heap coals of fire on his head.(that is, it'll shake him up which will wake him up). Be not overcome of evil.(we all do evil, just don't be overcome by it), but overcome evil with good." 2Thessalonians 1:6 "Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you." Luke 18:7,8 "And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily....." Deuteronomy 32:35 "To me belongs vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time. For the day of their calamity is at hand and the things that shall come upon them make haste."

In the beginning of Old Testament times, bad persons were put to death:.Deuteronomy 13:4,5. As consciousness changed, thanks to the increasing of praying and meditating men and women, the mass mind changed and so instead of Deuteronomy 13:4,5 we have:.Proverbs 25:21,22 "If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat and if he be thirsty give him water to drink. For you shall heap coals of fire upon his head.(it will awaken him to love).and the LORD shall reward you." Psalms 18:13,14 "The LORD also thundered in the heavens and the Highest gave his voice, hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows and scattered them and he shot out lightnings and discomfited.(original 'to move noisly'; to get their attention).them."

This change carried right on up to the time of the New Testament and this era began with the great John the Baptist, the forerunner of Emmanuel. So, it's now a different story, in that the death of an individual is the death of his or her lower consciousness, a change that paves the road toward good for him and all:.Colossians 3:3. Akin to the death of Emmanuel and His resurrection to total spirituality

And today's enemies; what about them?.Romans 12:20 "Therefore if your enemy hunger, feed him. If he thirst, give him drink. For in so doing you heap coals of fire on his head."

Showing love and care and serving others, even your enemies, doesn't hurt them:.Romans 13:10 "Love works no ill to his neighbour.....".Elisha in ancient time did similarly. The story.

The term."coals of fire".in Romans 12:20 and in Proverbs 25:21,22 refers to the Great Powerful Infinite One that we often refer to as God, working on someone and is taken from the Old Testament Book of Proverbs.(probably the greatest psychology book ever written).

It's so much better to love your enemy than to hate what he has done. Why? Because one's own ways will come upon him:.Hosea 8:11.

Once the Creator begins to work in someone's life, things become different for him or her. We can begin the Creator's effect upon others by loving them and that would include praying for them. We can see Creator's effect in us when we see what we really are.

Anger can show us that we are acting from the ego level and not the high consciousness level of love. Negatives can show us many things about ourselves if we just don't carry on the same way we always have been. Stop and think about what's going on in life.

The ego we all have relied upon is being rattled when we get angry, upset or depressed. It takes an awakening of love to see that the person being upset with another, the person who regards another as his or her enemy, is really himself or herself. Problems are needed or we would never realize that something is not right with the way we are and that a better way is possible, the way of peace. That's why we have trials and sufferings. Without opposites how would we see any options?

To change what is being absorbed into the collective consciousness from our thoughts, one needs new information, producing thoughts that contribute goodness, as opposed to thoughts contributing to perpetuation of current negatives affecting us individually and collectively, collectively meaning the entire world.

But, how does anyone effect change? We know the Creator can change us if we are willing to be changed:.1Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Emmanuel the Christ.(what is Christ?).".\

When Christ was on Earth in the physical form of the one called Emmanuel, He said:.Luke 22:32 "...I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not..." Mark 11:22 "And Emmanuel answering said unto them, Have faith in God.".And today, He's the same?.Hebrews 13:8 "Emmanuel the Christ the same yesterday and today and for ever." 

Acts 3:16 "And his name.(whose name?.Acts 3:14).through faith in his name has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yea, the faith which is by him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all."

Galatians 2:20  "I am crucified with Christ. Nevertheless I live. Yet not I, but Christ liveth in me and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

Change can be instant, but change comes at the rate of one's belief and enthusiasm and this because you showed love to yourself and faced what you really are like. This is because the universe is in you, as strange as this sounds. 

This facing of yourself focuses attention upon the object of your love, you and others you love. This also has advantages for another's ultimate good. It will have a good effect upon others as soon as it has a good effect upon you. 

Our part is to meditate and look at our dark sides. It's part of the process of what the Bible calls 'repenting', which simply means changing. But when will I see the change in others I want for them?

Repenting is a process God has already looked after for you:.2Timothy 1:9. It's not a part of anything important now that Christ has finished all that stuff:.Hebrews 6:1,2. Time to move on to living within the finished work of Christ. The kingdom of God is within you. It is secure:.Romans 14:7-9; John 10:29. Your place in it has been fixed according to your talents.(Matthew 25:15; Ephesians 4:8), talents that make up only you, talents that God wanted only you to have.

To progress in higher consciousness levels, one first has to believe and that door doesn't even open for anyone unless they first decide to change; which again, is called in the Bible 'repenting'.

Easton's Bible Dictionary:."Heaping coals of fire on the head" symbolizes overcoming evil with good. The words of Paul.(Romans 12:20).are equivalent to saying, "By charity and kindness you shall soften down his enmity as surely as heaping coals on the fire fuses the metal in the crucible."

It is interesting also to comprehend the meaning and purpose of fire.


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