To know God’s love personally is spiritually a miraculous act of God. Illuminating the mind, and transforms the heart. It is not something that we can convince ourselves intellectually for the sake of it being true. For it concerns the matter of love. And love is personal. And has to be personally revealed by the one who loves.
God did not just give us the knowledge of the plan of salvation, and sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to be a sacrifice for the sins of man. But personally reveals His motive in doing so. To know personally as individuals His love.
He gives a personal assurance of His love in this act. This personal assurance validates the knowledge of God’s love in accordance to His word by an experience of His love. A faith in His love by knowing through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. His love is shed abroad by the Holy spirit in the heart. Filling the heart with His love. Where the love of God is known to surpass all knowledge.
Receiving the Spirit of adoption. The Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are a child of God, whereby we see Him as our Farther; and therefore, having the constant assurance of His love.
To truly have Joy, peace and satisfaction. And absolute certainty, confidence and boldness without a shadow of a doubt.
The Cross of Christ then physically manifests the infinite depths of God’s love, known to be true in the heart of the believer.