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On Love and Covenants

God is love.

“love” is not God.

And when we get that confused, we define love however we want, set our own rules and create our own covenants.

But Love is not a concept, he is a person, he is infinite and yet not amorphous.

He is not formless or void. He is Spirit and He is his own boundary.

If there’s a covenant He gave his life for, I can’t make my own rules and force-fit them into the wounds in His side.

This “love” you’re running after, its edges slowly eroded by ever-changing ephemerals, its rules guided by human desires, sometimes fatally flawed, is this love? Would you die for it? Could you die for it?  Could you die for a lie and make it true?

He has made peace between the worlds of desire and happiness, by His own blood. And even if this happiness isn’t found in the murky surfaces of churned waters, with many hands fighting and trying to grasp real happiness, it will be found as you dive deeper into the depths of His nature and His righteousness, and you realise that as you drown without air and He resurrects within you, happiness comes alive, and love becomes more than just the freedom to do whatever you like.

Love becomes sweet like the dying Man on the cross, who wore thorns and ministered even when he was crucified, even with his last breath, the ministry of Mercy.

Love becomes real, like the Father giving away His most prized possession, risking it all like a madman.

And as our eyes open to Love and his ways, as we discover the vast ocean of freedom, we must hold on to hope as an anchor that we won’t write our own redefinition, turning our face away from the Saviour, and ascribing to love what He doesn’t.

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His covenant of mercy still endures. New every morning. May His mercy lead us to His Love. And to the Truth of His Love.

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Psalm 89:30-37

“If his sons forsake my law

and do not follow my statutes,

if they violate my decrees

and fail to keep my commands,

I will punish their sin with the rod,

their iniquity with flogging;

but I will not take my love from him,

nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.

I will not violate my covenant

or alter what my lips have uttered.

Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—

and I will not lie to David—

that his line will continue forever

and his throne endure before me like the sun;

it will be established forever like the moon,

the faithful witness in the sky.

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Prakruthi Angelina, 29th May APC Central, blessed by the worship that you led. The whole service was so good. God's Grace. The Worship that day moved me to tears of joy. Keep it up. I am 65 and have been around. Two observations if you see any merit in them. At times the Worship seemed too "slick", too "professional" And I noticed your up stretched palm shaking/vibrating. If Triune God is leading you to do this, Ithen continue. If not, please lose it. It is distracting, sets a not so good example and is not edifying.

Overall, you are a blessing. 🙏Yohan John Kunnenkeril, Bangalore


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