Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

Music HighwayWhen the ancient Israelites became “baptized” by crossing over the bed of the Red Sea (1 Cor. 10:1-2), the world they left behind did not want anything more to do with them. Ten vicious plagues had just struck the Egyptians. The plagues such as dead fish in the Nile, frog and locust infestations, and biting insects were pronounced by God through Moses which finally caused that society to say to the Israelites, “I’m giving you up.” Egypt told the Israelites to go and be free to worship their God
in the desert. Egypt wanted to be free from any
other plagues. She told the Israelites goodbye
and “send my love to your new lover” – God.

But that scenario did not last. Why? Because God
hardened pharaoh’s heart” (Exodus 14:1-4). Pharaoh
then caused the Egyptian empire to change her mind.
Huh? Wait!  God is mighty! No way would Egypt,
(this is my opinion), relent and go after the Israelites
if God had not allowed Egypt to change her mind.
[Click on the title of the online article: “Who Hardened
Pharaoh’s Heart?“]

God oversaw all of this to show the Israelites that He is
their God and Savior. Not Moses. Not Joshua.

Volume II begins with The Reformation

Today, however, although we Christians have accepted Jesus Christ and were baptized, this world has not and will not let us go. Yes indeed, she hates who we are. The world knows we are not trying to be a part of her (Romans 12:2). She still persecutes us.

Question: Why hasn’t God, starting at our baptism, removed all of the pulls of the flesh that cause us to battle daily to remain sinless? Answer: Because Jesus Christ is our Savior. His blood is what is continually sanctifying us and covering our sins as we acknowledge them. And wonderfully so. Because of Christ, we as sinners are justified in God’s sight.

All this sounds strange. But these internal conflicts of the flesh that we go through and try to overcome
are the issues that Martin Luther dealt with regarding
faith and justification 500 years ago. Other theologians
such as John Calvin then shed some light on sanctification,
among other things.

This is why we not only should be very knowledgeable of the Scriptures, but also well informed what Christians have historically been learning over the years in this age of the New Covenant. We need to be inspired how the Holy Spirit has opened the minds of those saints that led to highly influence the lives of many in the church and in this world.

I have recently finished reading volume I  The Story of Christianity and have started on volume II. This second volume begins with the reformation and transformation of the Christian church. It describes the lives of John Huss, Martin Luther, and John Calvin and their teachings. What has intrigued me so far was how, at that time in the 16th century, a dominant, Christian Church (basically the ecclesiastical arm of the Holy Roman Empire), would not even consider the teachings of those reformers.

Imperial banner of The Holy Roman Empire (1400-1806). Source: Wikipedia

The Roman Catholic Church, let me now say here, had not become “the Anti-Christ” as some believe. Instead, she became very much deceived and hardened alongside the world and its ways of dominion over nations. She became a church that needed (and still needs) very much to be reformed, if not transformed. She required the likes of a “pharaoh and his armies” to chase and humble her. And that just what may have happened due to the rise of the Protestant Reformation.

Perhaps this reformation was the way God purged that portion of the body of Christ to exist today. These are just my thoughts and I know some of you vehemently disagree.

Anyway, the YouTube song below is what the hardened world overall does NOT sing to us Christians today (or ever did). Neither do the hard, ungodly pulls of our flesh (our human nature) sing this to us. And neither does the unrelenting Satan sing it. They will not let us go. I wish they did leave us be free to wholly worship and wear the clothes of Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14) without hassle, interruption and trepidation. But, again, the Lord is allowing us to be tempted, intimidated and persecuted in many ways in order to fulfill His sovereign purpose to keep us humble and to keep our eyes always on our Savior until He returns and deals with it.

Adele Adkins

Send My Love (To Your New Lover)   (2015)
lyrics – Adele Adkins, Max Martin, Johan Schuster
music – Adele Adkins, Max Martin, Johan Schuster
sung by – Adele Adkins
genre – Pop
album – 25
website – Adele.com

LYRICS:

This was all you, none of it me
You put your hands all over my body and told me, umm
You told me you were ready
For the big one, for the big jump
I’d be your last love everlasting you and me, umm
That was what you told me

Single

I’m giving you up
I’ve forgiven it all
You set me free, oh

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain’t kids no more
Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain’t kids no more

I was too strong you were trembling
You couldn’t handle the hot heat rising (rising), umm
Baby I’m so rising
I was running, you were walking
You couldn’t keep up, you were falling down (down), umm
There’s only one way down

Album

I’m giving you up
I’ve forgiven it all
You set me free, oh

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We’ve both know we ain’t kids no more
Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain’t kids no more

If you’re ready, if you’re ready
If you’re ready, I am ready
If you’re ready, if you’re ready
We both know we ain’t kids no more
No, we ain’t kids no more

I’m giving you up
I’ve forgiven it all
You set me free

Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain’t kids no more
Send my love to your new lover
Treat her better
We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain’t kids no more

If you’re ready, if you’re ready (Send my love to your new lover)
If you’re ready, are you ready? (Treat her better)
We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain’t kids no more
If you’re ready, if you’re ready (Send my love to your new lover)
If you’re ready, are you ready? (Treat her better)
We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts
We both know we ain’t kids no more

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