There is more than one way to say LOVE. The Greeks had at least eight different ways to say love, and those eight words are as follows: Agápe, Éros, Ludus, Mania, Philautia, Philía, Pragma, and Storgē.
God not only promises us that He will love us unconditionally, but also He promises us that He will love us forever. His Love never is cold, never is preferential, never rejects us, and never leaves us. God’s Love never changes! We are to love one another in like manner.
Love doesn’t get any nobler than agápe. There is no doubt that agápe is the highest kind of love there is. No other type of earthly love can come close to God’s unconditional, self-denying, long-suffering, kind, and supportive type of love.
Of the four types of love addressed in the New Testament, God’s agápe love is the kind of love He commands us to demonstrate. To make sure that we indeed could fulfill the command to love with the agápe kind of love, which God and Jesus Christ gave to us, Father God gave us His Holy Spirit, and His Holy Spirit then poured into our hearts/spirits the unconditional love of God.
There is a world of difference between having anxieties and misgivings over situations (even to the point that we tremble and shake), and having a “spirit” of fear. Indeed, the fear the Apostle Paul speaks about in 2 Timothy 1:7a is much more than just an emotion. This fear is a SPIRIT—an unclean or foul entity that is in league with Satan, who commands this foul spirit to torment nonbelievers!