mikehill4jesus “True Disciples of the Lord Jesus obey Him. They do this because they fear Him. “
Love from the Lord Jesus will do you good. But it will do you more good if you love Him back. Without obedient love towards the Lord Jesus Christ, your religion is useless in getting you into heaven. John 14:23-24.
Agape. This word was used in Greek literature to refer to someone who was generously favoured by a god. It has the idea of a person giving all his or her love or favour to another. It was used to speak of parents giving all of their love to their only child. So in the New Testament it is used to make the same point. God gives each of us all of His love.
Philio. This Greek word has the idea of emotional love. While AGAPE emphasizes the complete giving of love to another person, PHILEO emphasizes the affection, emotion, a fondness one person has for another.
The unsaved person talks about the love that God has for them. HOWEVER, this ‘Agape’ love is from God to them and they have absolutely no experience of ‘Philio’ love.
Why? Because John 14:23 does not apply to them, it only applies to the Saved person who has become a Child of God through the Gospel of Jesus. This ‘Philio’ love operates from the Holy Spirit of God that the Unsaved person does not have because John 14:24 applies to them.
The people in John 14:23 are Spiritual. The people in John 14:24 are Worldly.