See Abba God's Love for Us (in Hebrew Words) -- Aheb (Affectionate Love and Friendship Love)
Abba God's Love for Us
(in Greek and Hebrew Words)
|(The prodigal son is embraced by his father. See Luke 15.|
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When a Christian opens his (or her) heart to Abba God, he (/she) is able to receive God's phileó love. In doing so, he (/she) is receiving God's personal, tender love, affection, and delight. Imagine being kissed by Abba Father God who is longing to have close fellowship with you. That is what phileó love is. Receiving Abba God's tender love and resting in the fact that He greatly loves you is what brings healing to emotional wounds and healing from the pain of the past. It also weakens temptations and removes their power in your life.
|(The prodigal son and his father meet. Click for source.)|
According to Webster’s 1828 dictionary, communion also means: “... Fellowship; … a state of giving and receiving; agreement; concord. …”
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines contact as: “... A touching; touch; close union or juncture…”
As we Christians have koinónia (fellowship) with Abba Father God, we are having intimacy (spiritual intimacy) with Abba God; friendship with Abba God; and joint participation with Abba God. Having koinónia with Abba God means that we are giving Abba God our burdens and receiving His blessings.* As we have koinónia with Abba God, we are having concord (harmony and agreement) and close union with His heart.
(* See Philippians 4:6-7. " Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Psalm 55:22. " Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
Psalm 62:8. " Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.")
➽ We need to focus on who God is and place into His hands the lies we have believed about Him (2 Corinthians 10:5). God is love, according to 1 John 4:16. He has great, longing, personal, tender, delighting-in-us, affectionate phileó love for believers (if we love Jesus. See John 16:27). But, He also has great, benevolent, affectionate agapé love, which is unconditional love, both for born-again Christians and lost souls (John 3:16).
➧ If you would like to know Abba God the Father and Jesus Christ (God the Son), and be saved from sin, click here to read more.