How God Defines "LOVE" 

Dr. Jorge Mata-Torres, Ph.D.

Brother Jorge  
(Dr. Jorge Mata-Torres)
Author, Editor, & Publisher


Before you read the scriptures below, know that God's commandments ARE NOT Rome's bastardized commandments. God's commandments consist of His Law (Torah), statutes, and ordinances... and how does God reward those who Love Him by keeping His commandments?  He grants them Sainthood in the Kingdom of Heaven.  Those who reject His commandments are rejected on Judgment Day and cast to the fire (Matthew 7:17-28 & Luke 13:23-28).


OLD TESTAMENT

      "
YOU MUST LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD AND DO WHAT HE REQUIRES; KEEP HIS
         STATUTES, ORDINANCES, AND COMMANDMENTS ALWAYS.  
Deuteronomy 11:1



      "
It is time for the LORD to act, For they have broken YOUR LAW. Therefore I LOVE THE
        COMMANDMENTS ABOVE GOLD; yea, above fine gold. 
Therefore I esteem right all
        Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way. 
YOUR TESTIMONIES ARE
        WONDERFUL; Therefore my soul observes them." 
 Psalm 119:126-128


      "
I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: "Lord, the great and awesome God, WHO KEEPS
        HIS COVENANT OF LOVE WITH THOSE WHO LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS
        COMMANDMENTS.
 Daniel 9:4



       "
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and
         mercy
with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;  
                                                                                                                                            Deuteronomy 7:9



      "
And shewing LOVINGKINDNESS unto thousands of them THAT LOVE ME AND KEEP MY
        COMMANDMENTS."  
Exodus 20:6



       "
But I LAVISH UNFAILING LOVE for a thousand generations on those WHO LOVE ME AND
         OBEY MY
COMMANDS."  Deuteronomy 5:10


        "
Then I said: "LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, WHO KEEPS HIS
          COVENANT OF LOVE WITH THOSE WHO LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS,  
                                                                                                                                                     Nehemiah 1:5



NEW TESTAMENT

       
No Greater Love
…     "As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. REMAIN IN MY LOVE. IF YE KEEP MY
        COMMANDMENTS, YE SHALL REMAIN IN MY LOVE;
 even as I have kept my Father's
        commandments,
and remain in his love.  John 15:9-10



     "And THIS IS LOVE, THAT WE WALK AFTER HIS COMMANDMENTS. This is the
       commandment, That, as ye have heard from the 
beginning, ye should walk in it."  2 John 1:6



      
Overcoming the World
       "BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD: WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND
       KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS. FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT WE KEEP HIS
       COMMANDMENTS
. And His commandments are not burdensome, For whatsoever is born of God
       overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world - 
our faith."  1 John 5:2-4



     "
By this we know that we have come to know Him, IF WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS.(KEEP
       HIS LAW/TORAH)
.4The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His
       commandments 
(DOES NOT KEEP HIS LAW/TORAH), IS A LIAR, AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN
       HIM;
 
5 but whoever keeps His Word (KEEPS THE WORD OF GOD THE LAW / TORAH), IN HIM
       THE LOVE OF GOD HAS BEEN PERFECTED
, by this we know we are in Him"  1 John 2:3-5



      "
IF YOU LOVE ME, OBEY MY COMMANDMENTS."   John 14:15


      "
And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, WHAT GOOD THING SHALL I DO THAT I MAY
        OBTAIN ETERNAL LIFE ?"
 
And He said to him, "Why are you asking Me about what is good?
        There is only One who is good; BUT IF YOU WISH TO ENTER INTO LIFE, KEEP THE
        COMMANDMENTS."
 
(KEEP THE LAW/TORAH)  Matthew 19:16-17




WHAT DOES REVELATION TELL US ABOUT THOSE WHO KEEP GOD'S COMMANDMENTS?

       "
HERE IS the patience of THE SAINTS (Holy Ones), THOSE WHO KEEP THE
         
COMMANDMENTS
(Hebrew - Mitzvot/Torah) OF GOD and the faith in Immanuel.”
 
                                                                                                                        Revelation 14:12



                                                                          Shalom !