1 John 4:16,17a ... We have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is Love; and he who dwells in Love dwells in God and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect.
You're dwelling in God and God is dwelling in you because He is Love. Because of this Love, our love is made perfect.
Say to yourself: "I have perfect Love". Now believe this because you do have this perfect Love. It is not because of your love ... it's God's Agape Love.
Verse 17 ... Herein is our love made perfect that we have boldness in the Day of Judgment, because as He (Jesus) is so are we in this world.
1 John 3:9,17 ... His Seed remains in us. As He is, so are we in this world.
As God is, so are we ... right here, right now! When people see you, they should say, "Here comes little God ... here comes little Jesus".
Religion has a problem with this. It's not blasphemy ... God has sanctioned it. We are to operate here just like Jesus did. Jesus Himself told us this in John 14:12.
John 14:12 ... "Verily, verily, I say unto you, 'He that believeth on Me, the works that I do, shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do'."
We are to do the same works He did, and even greater works because He's gone to the Father. He's going to make sure that we do them. We have His Holy Spirit in us, guiding and directing us.
This is a very powerful and important thing. Why? Because we have the heart of God in our spirit man.
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler