Having a heart full of compassion transforms a heart that is desperately deceitful, wicked to include self-righteousness and disobedience. A heart full of compassion is the heart of Christ and the ministry of reconciliation. Christ reconciles people back to the Father by having a heart full of perfect love. Love always believes because agape love is the perfect love that is full of compassionate desire to reconcile people back in right relationship and fellowship with God. It is this perfect love of God that is the passion of Christ. It is this perfect love of God that empowered Christ to endure the cross and defeat fear.
When we allow our hearts to be full of compassion, we will desire to see the best in people. Believing in the power of Christ in people will resurrect them and us from the deadness of sin, releasing us to receive the gift of eternal life. Seeing the best in people positions us to believe in the truth that sets us all free.
God’s heart is so full of compassion for the lost that He gave His only begotten son so that no man shall perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Today, God’s only Begotten Son not only sits on the right hand of the Father, but He is alive in the hearts of every believer. A heart that is full of compassion is the perfect love abounds more than the sin of the world. This is why love always wins and has the ability to cover a multitude of sins.
Let the Christ in us always believe and expect to see the goodness of people in the land of the living. This principle protects our heart from self-righteousness as it is always ready to see the best in people. This does not mean we are to lower our standards because Christ did not lower His standards. However, His perfect love brought people to His standard. This is why we go from faith to faith and glory to glory because we are being perfected in love. This is the perfect work that God will complete until the day of Jesus Christ, His perfected soul.
Having a heart full of compassion allows ourselves to grow in power love and a sound mind because perfect love cast out all fear, even the fear that someone is beyond Christ resurrection power to be redeemed.
The word of God tells us in John 11:25:
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
When the hearts of believers become full of compassion we will witness “Greater is He who lives in me than he who lives in the world.” Perfect love cast out fear when perfect love does not condemn but only believes (1 Corinthians 13:4-13).
Perfect love only believes and it is this belief that tears down strongholds of fear in us as well as people who seems to be beyond the reach of God’s resurrection power. Because Christ lives in us, we each possess the answer to redeem each soul that has yet to encounter the perfect love of God. When we allow the perfect love of God to cast out all fear in us, we possess the power to cast out fear in people because they will encountered perfect love through us.
As 1 John 4:18 tells us:
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love .
Do not believe the world’s report that people can not change. Instead, believes God’s report found in 2 Corinthians 5:17, which says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
When we allow the mind of Christ to transform our thoughts, words, emotions and actions; we are being perfected in the image and likeness of God’s power, love and sound mind where fear will not remain(1 Timothy 1:7) . Ultimately fear is derived from hurt that needs healing and restoration that can only be received through the ministry of reconciliation. Let us allow the Holy Spirit’s perfect love in us cast out all fear in our families, communities, society, nation and the world while always believing in the perfect love of Christ that was accomplished at the cross (John 19:28-30).
Bishop Marvin Sapp of Lighthouse Full Life Center known for the chart topping worship song, “He Saw The Best In Me” is the heart of how perfect love cast out fear empowering people to be their best, which is awakening their awareness of Christ in them.