God never identified Himself with love but He said He IS love. The kind of love we experience can change because we live in earthen vessels. God, never changes. The Bible says in James 1:17-18 “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” There’s no darkness in God. He’s perfectly good. He’s perfectly light. He’s perfectly…love.
The Bible says in John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Here is another identification piece of God. The Word says God is His Word. When you pick up to read that Bible, you choose to spend time with God. When you spend time in God’s Word, you’ll begin to know Him. Some people are just God’s acquaintance. They’ve heard of Him but have never taken the time to know Him. When you know God, He’ll begin to show you intimate things about Himself that will totally transform your being. IT’S SO INTEGRAL TO READ YOUR WORD.
1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” I always questioned how perfect love could cast out fear. It seems right in my spirit but my head couldn't catch up with it. Hearing the Word is useless. When I was in the middle of an anxiety attack 1 John 4:18 would pop into my head but it didn't do anything to help my situation. As I read and heard anointed preaching this truth was enlightened in me!
God is His Word. God is Love. Perfect love banishes fear. Add that up together and you get the perfect recipe for getting rid of fear once and for all. The more you read God’s Word, the more you love, because the Word and love are ONE! They’re the same things in different forms. When you make a habit of listening to His Word, you choose to partake in that perfect Love!! How easy is that!?