Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 12:3-4 (KJV): And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
Paul speaks of an experience where he was caught up in paradise and heard unspeakable words which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
The fact that it was not lawful for a man to utter these things does not mean that there was no place or provision in the spirit for these things to be uttered.
There is a place in God that lifts the constraints off these laws of utterance.
This place is in the love of God.
When love allows utterance, it communicates by means that are beyond merely speech.
Some Christians have been deluded to think that unless something is spoken, then it has not been communicated. But, there is a degree of love that doesn’t seek to speak.
Speaking is not the only way to minister to people.
When you understand the royal law of love, even your silence, thoughts and meditations minister.
In this realm, you don’t function by the gift upon your life.
The weakness of men that function purely by the gifts upon their lives is that they will seek to prove themselves in the places where God demands silence.
So when Paul speaks of the things which were unlawful to utter, in some instances he refers to functioning under the gift in the absence of love.
May God teach you to love, for love is the greatest liberty of the Spirit, and in love there are no limitations to utterance.
FURTHER STUDY: James 2:8, 1 John 4:8
Love is the greatest liberty of the Spirit, and in love there are no limitations to utterance.
PRAYER: My gracious father, thank you for this Word. Some truths cut us asunder and cause us to understand the heart by which we must seek God. Every day you remind me about this love that cuts through all dimensions. Depth is in love. Breadth is in love. Length is in love. Height is in love. I am a love creature and every day as I soar on the wings of the Spirit and launch into deeper experiences, it is only because I have been grounded in this love by you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.