B. Holy Echad Marriage & the Elohim Principle
12. Counterfeit vs. Authentic Love
12.1 This is divine love. It is contrasted in Scripture with another kind of 'love' which is counterfeit. To enjoy this Elohim-Love comes with a price tag, and the deal is basically this: if you want the real thing, you have to kick out the counterfeit. Yah'shua said:
"Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it" (Matt.16:25, NKJV).
12.2 Authentic life, love and power comes only from Yah'shua. We are not born with it, at least not in its fullness. We have, as it were, only a small 'deposit' (like a radar) to help us identify and (if we choose) receive it (Jn.1:9,12). And it can only be obtained from Yah'shua when we are willing to put aside our own desires and will for His, so that He can live His life through our own, our life becoming His:
"I have been crucified with Messiah; it is no longer I who live, but Messiah lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of Elohim, who loved me and gave Himself for me" (Gal.2:20, NKJV).
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