Agape is covenant love

The agape love that we will be studying this month is a special kind of love. Agape is covenant love. It is beyond commanded love; it is the love that exists because of a covenant that we have.

There is a difference between commanded love and covenant love – agape. The Bible commands us to love one another. It commands us to love our neighbours but the Bible does not require us to go into covenants with our neighbour. What difference does it make, someone may ask. Let me illustrate the difference to you. If a neighbour came to my home and started causing trouble to my wife, brothers, sisters and kids, I will have to ask him/her to leave. If the neighbour does not leave, I will have to use force and chase him away with all my strength because of the covenant that I have with my wife which also binds my kids.

As you can see from this illustration, although I am commanded to love my neighbour as myself, I also have a covenant with my wife which makes it such that if I have to decide who to protect, I will protect my family first. The marriage vow is a covenant that a man enters with a woman in the presence of God. This covenant is very powerful and will lead men and women to the forefront in a war zone thousands of miles away to protect their families. Here is what the Bible says about the covenant that we have with Christ.

Hebrews 9:13 – 15 : The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

This verse is powerful, it says Christ is the mediator of a new covenant that we may receive the promised eternal inheritance. This should cause you to jump and rejoice. You are in a covenant relationship with Christ. This covenant required the blood of Christ and required that Christ should present His blood to the Father as an everlasting proof.

01. Crushing satan.jpgThis means when anyone tries to touch you, angels are present to leap into action and protect you because there is a covenant relationship that is at stake. Whenever you open your mouth and call on the name of Jesus, angels spring to action and beat up lucifer and his demons to submission because the covenant relationship that you have with their master Jesus requires them to protect you and defend you against the wiles of the enemies. Angels have no choice. They can’t pick and choose who to bless and who not to protect. As long as you are in Christ, agape is working for you 24/7 even in your bedroom.


Pray this prayer aloud:

Father, I thank you for your covenant love agape. I know that I am destined to live the greatest life here on this earth because angels are around me to protect me and supply me with all that I need. I am victories because agape is in me. I function in the realm of the supernatural and I fear no evil. I will sleep peacefully at night because the blood has been sprinkled on my home for an everlasting protection. I see open doors before me and opportunities around me because of your covenant love towards me. I cannot be defeated, I cannot fail because your covenant protects and shield me from the wicked 24/7 in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen!


 

If you have prayed this prayer write to us and we will pray for you and send you materials that will bless you.

By @PastorRan

 

 

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