Matthew 5:7, in the King James Version, says -
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.".
Matthew 5:7, in the Khaboris Manuscript (in Aramaic, the language that Jesus actually spoke), says -
"A heavenly attitude is theirs, those whose love is without conditions; they will therefore receive unconditional love."
At the end of the day, love is all that matters. Love is the only thing that makes things make sense. Love is the answer. Love is the purpose of creation. Love rules. Love never fails. Love is what validates the Gospel. I don't always walk in it, or manifest it as I would like to think that I do, but I am never unaware that it's the most important thing. When I walk in love, I am truly happy...
Here in the Khaboris Manuscript, Jesus reveals the concept of "Agape"...the idea of unconditional love. With man this idea is impossible, but not with God. With God (Who is love) ALL things are possible...
Today I am praying for a manifestation of love in the earth...
John, Chapter 13:1-35 (John In The Now)
1. It was right before the Feast of Passover, and Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to physically leave the earthly dimension and return, full-time, to the spirit realm to be with His Father in the now. And having loved His own who were in the world, He continued to love them right up to the very end of His existence as the Word made flesh. He loved those twelve men with an intense and unfailing love, as much as any human being could possibly love another. He didn’t simply have divine affection for them as an almighty Creator would have for His creation. His connection with them was more complex…more than that of God benevolently loving mankind…He actually cared for them with the very vulnerable, heart-felt emotion of a man who enjoyed their company and depended on them as His partners in the ministry. They were His friends, they were His confidants, they were His brothers, they were His sons. They had worked together, prayed together, fished together, changed people’s lives together. They had all become a part of each other.
2. But as the evening meal progressed, Judas became increasingly adversarial toward Jesus in his attitude, giving in to his dark side in a way that made it seem as though the devil had entered him and had prompted him to betray Jesus. On another occasion, Jesus had referred to Judas as a devil (which simply means adversary), and now His prophetic words were coming to pass.
3. But Jesus, being completely confident in the fact that God had put Him in charge of everything that was happening, and everything that was about to happen, was not intimidated by what was going on inside Judas’ mind. He was focused on the knowledge that, in the same way that He had come from God, He was about to return to God.
4. So He got up from the table, stripped down completely, and wrapped a towel around His waist. In so doing, He girded Himself in the manner that servant boys did at that time when they waited on houseguests.
5. Then He poured water into a basin and began to humbly and deliberately wash His disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that He had wrapped around His waist.
6. But when He got to Simon Peter, Peter objected, saying, “Lord, surely You do not intend on washing my feet!”
7. Jesus replied, “You aren’t able to comprehend what I’m doing right now, but later it will make perfect sense to you.”
8. “No!” Peter said emphatically. “It’s not right. I will never permit You to be subservient to me in this way. I absolutely will not allow You to ever wash my feet!” Jesus answered, “Let Me put it to you this way, Peter. Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.”
9. “All right, then,” Peter finally said. “If that’s the way it is, if it is that important, then go ahead and do it, but don’t just wash my feet...wash my hands and my head, as well!”
10. But Jesus answered him, saying, “Those who have had a bath only need to wash their feet after walking on a dirty floor, because the rest of their body is clean. This act is symbolic in that you, as a group, are clean, but not every one of you.”
11. He said this because He knew who was going to betray Him, and that was why He said that not every one of them was clean.
12. When He had completed washing the feet of each disciple, He put His clothes back on and returned to where He had been sitting at the table. Then He asked them, “Do you have any idea why I have done what I just did?
13. “Let Me explain: You call Me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and it is appropriate that you do so, because that is what I am.
14. “But the point is this: now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should also serve one another in this same way. You should take every opportunity to wash one another’s feet just as I have washed yours.
15. “I have set the example for you – the example of unconditional love, of covering one another, of serving one another, and honoring one another. This is a kingdom principle, and you should continue to do for one another as I have done for you,
16. “because the truth is that servants are not greater than their master, and those who deliver a message are not greater than the one who sent them to deliver it.
17. “And now that I have demonstrated these principles to you, you are responsible for them, and you will be blessed if you do them.
18. “And you need to know that what I am saying applies to every one of you. I know those that I have chosen, and I never second-guess My choices. But what is happening, even as I speak, is the fulfillment of the Scripture that says ‘He who shared My bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’
19. “I am prepared for this, but I am telling you about it now, before it happens, so that when it comes to pass you will have another reason to believe that I am who I am.
20. “Always remember how this truth works in this dimension: Whoever accepts anyone that I send, ultimately accepts Me, and, likewise, whoever accepts Me accepts the One who sent Me.”
21. But as soon as He said this, the reality of what was happening dawned on His human nature, and He became troubled and depressed in His spirit. The God part of Him was fully in control of the situation, even emotionally detached from it, in a way. But the part of Him that was a man – the part that loved Judas as a friend and a brother – suddenly cried out in sorrow, ‘The painful truth is that one of you sitting right here is going to betray Me!”
22. His disciples were so dumbfounded at this that they just stared at one another in disbelief. No one knew what to say.
23. But one of them, the one known as the disciple that Jesus loved, was reclining so close to Jesus that he was actually leaning on Him.
24. And Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said to him, “Lean in a little closer, so that He can whisper to you who He’s talking about.”
25. So leaning back even closer into Jesus’ personal space, he asked, “Lord, who is it? Who is going to betray You?”
26. Jesus responded to him, saying, “The one to whom I give this piece of bread after I have dipped it into the dish.” Then He dipped the bread and handed it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot.
27. As soon as Judas took the bread, a sense of darkness overtook him and he completely surrendered to the devilish plan to betray Jesus. And, being fully aware of what had just taken place in Judas’ heart, Jesus said to him, “Don’t put off what you are going to do any longer; go ahead and get it over with, quickly.”
28. But the disciples were so in denial of what was actually transpiring in that moment, that not one of them was able to understand what Jesus was talking about. It was too unthinkable for them to grasp that anyone in that room, including Judas, was capable of actually turning against Jesus.
29. So, since Judas was in charge of the finances, they just assumed that Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed to celebrate the festival or to give something to the poor. That was the end of it as far as they were concerned.
30. But nothing was ever the same after Judas took that bread from Jesus, and they both knew it. There were no other words that needed to be said, so he just got up and quietly went out into the shadows of the night.
31. As soon as the door closed behind him, Jesus turned to the remaining disciples and said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him.
32. “And if God is glorified in Him, He will glorify the Son in Himself, and He will glorify Him in the now.
33. “Listen, My sons, I am only going to be with you a little while longer. You will look for Me,and, as I told the people in the temple, so I tell you now, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’
34. “So this is what I need to leave with you – these are My last words to you – what I want, more than anything, for you to remember. I have given you many instructions and insights during our time together, but here is the new commandment, the new order, the thing that is superior to every other thing: in a word, LOVE ONE ANOTHER. In the way that I have loved you, so you must love one another. Do you understand?
35. “You see, this is the only way that people will know that you are My disciples. Your love for one another is the solitary thing that will validate My message in the long run – not the miracles, not the signs and wonders, not the teaching – but your unconditional love for each other. It is not optional.”