Purifying Your View of God
The Love Filter is a principle the Lord has given us as a prerequisite to understanding the nature of God to help us accurately interpret His Word. It is an absolute truth that causes deception to be trapped and filtered out of our perception of God. The Love Filter is based on two foundational truths—the first truth being that God is love.1 John 4:7
Love is the first thing we need to know about God. It is the foundation, the first of who and what God is and it is the basis of everything He created. Love is what moves Him to do the lovely things He does and is His only motivation. Knowing that God is love is of the utmost importance. It is equally significant that we understand the true and accurate definition of love. Keep in mind, that when we see the word love, we can interchange that word with God — God is love. When we are reading the following description of love, in 1 Corinthians, the Word is not just talking about how love acts and operates; it is talking about how God acts and operates.1 Corinthians 13
The Lord gave me this statement: "All Scripture must be interpreted in the absolute knowledge of this truth—that God is love." This is the first part of The Love Filter. To understand what love is, to know that God is love, is to begin to comprehend the nature of God—which plays a vital role in how we view God. If we do not understand that God is absolutely and only love, we will misunderstand His Word. This causes us to think wrong thoughts about God; therefore, not understanding His methods and motives. People often blame God for bad things that happen. He is NEVER responsible for the bad things that happen to us. According to the book of James, only good and perfect gifts can come from God. The Father has done everything necessary for us to avoid the curse and all that comes with it.
The second truth of the Love Filter is found in Genesis. Notice how often we see the phrase "after his kind."Genesis 1:12
We see in these verses that everything God has created can only produce after its own kind. Everything God does He does with a seed, and whatever is inside of that seed is what it will produce. The plant life, sea life, insect life, animal life and human life can only reproduce after its own kind. God has established this from the very beginning through the law of sowing and reaping. Whatever is inside of a seed is what it will produce.
God is good. God is love. Therefore, only good and lovely things can come from Him — this is the definition of The Love Filter. You cannot get anything evil or bad from God, because goodness and love is all that is in Him. Jesus said the same thing in the following Scripture: whatever is inside of a man´s heart is what will come out of him.Luke 6: 45
In the same way that only good can come from God, only evil can come from the devil. Jesus came that we would have life more abundantly; the devil came to steal, kill and destroy. Therefore, anything that falls under the category of stealing, killing and destroying (the curse), does not come from God. When you are reading the Word, keep that absolute truth over the Word like a filter. If God does not look like the love we see described in (1 Cor.13: 4-7 AMP), then our perception of God is inaccurate. God is good; therefore, only good and lovely things can come from Him.
Here is an example of how to use The Love Filter:
It has been said that, "truth brings controversy." Let us examine this statement through The Love Filter. Truth has a seed and comes from God. Truth is good, holy and righteous; therefore, it can only bring a harvest of goodness, holiness and righteousness. Jesus said, "And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32) It is the people who do not know the truth that bring the controversy; and that lack of truth is a breeding ground for deception. Truth brings freedom, not controversy. Since knowing the truth will set you free, not knowing the truth will bring bondage; which is ultimately deception and controversy. Where there is strife, there is division, controversy, deception, confusion and every evil work—bondage. Where there is truth, there is power, love and soundness of mind—freedom.
Once you begin to look at everything through The Love Filter, you will begin to see more clearly the nature of God and the gifts that come from Him. It will become easy to distinguish between good and evil.