Kris Vallotton: You may be shocked to hear this, but growing up, I learned more about real love from my grandfather, who was an atheist, than anyone else in the world.

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You may be shocked to hear this, but growing up, I learned more about real love from my grandfather, who was an atheist, than anyone else in the world.

My grandfather met Christ a year before he died, and even still, I believe that he knew more about love than many who have been Believers their entire life. I’d propose that numerous people have been seduced by things that masquerade as love but are just cheap imitations of the real thing. In fact, I have a growing concern that many within the Church associate God’s love with a version that looks noble on the outside but leads people into deep vortexes of emptiness and bondage.

I say this with compassion and sincerity, because, after all the oppression I’ve experienced in my own life and after years of helping other people get free, I am convinced that the #1 root cause of most demonic torment is the absence of a love that truly covers a multitude of sins.

At the risk of sounding cliché, love is the reason I’m here today writing to you. It was the example of my grandfather’s love that paved the way for me to receive the genuine affection of God into my life. And, it was God’s pursuing passion for me that was my lifeline when I went through years of demonic torment.

My point in saying all this is to say, LOVE CANNOT BE DEFEATED!

Real love is the unconquerable weapon that our enemy has no answer for. Whenever we roll it out on the battlefield Satan falls like lightning. The Apostle Paul says it best; “love never fails…” (see 1 Corinthians 13:8). So when all else fails, I want you to remember this:

  • There is no prison so secure that love can’t free you.
  • There is no captor so strong that love can’t liberate you.
  • There is no sin so terrible that love can’t restore you.

The world is desperate to encounter this true love. That’s why in this week’s blog, I expose synthetic love for what it is and teach you how to uproot it from your life and relationships. Check it out and let me know what you think!

My prayer over you this week is that you would give way to the heartfelt, risk-filled, and impassioned-fueled love for God and for people. Remember that you are the embodiment of authentic love that can truly transform someone’s life.

Much grace,
Kris

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