The Biblical Definition Of “COVENANT” (continued)
As we proceed, here are some one-liners on Covenant that God has given to me that I believe will be helpful:
- Covenant is a divine intervention in the affairs of human life.
- Covenant is a guarantee of a supernatural tomorrow.
- Whatever you have, whoever you are, you are a child of God, covered by Covenant.
- Covenant allows you to be steward not owner. This means that God is the owner but has graciously entrusted you with His gifts.
- Covenant shows God’s willingness to obligate Himself to His people.
- Covenant is the shift of Heavenly breakthrough in the midst of earthly challenge.
- Covenant brings greatness into smallness.
- Covenant touches a people to make them channels to give, not reservoirs to keep.
- Covenant gives me the ability to possess God’s promises.
- Covenant is divinely legal since it is sealed by blood. Divine legality, so no man can annul it.
- Covenant is God’s great expression of grace.
- What is the heart of God enfolded is by Covenant unfolded.
Think about how this miraculous plan unfolded. God has a plan to raise a miraculous nation of Israel who would become the epicenter of His prophetic plan. His plan included the emergence of the Holy City of Jerusalem and the raising of a nation of people called Jews. There would also be a mountain called Mt. Moriah where a temple would be built. As we look today, at Israel, Jerusalem and the Jewish people we see the miraculous intervention of God on their behalf. We see how they have been raised up to be a monumental prophetic miracle. Way back in Gensis 12, the Almighty God was looking for a man through whom He would bring this to pass. This lets us know that God is always seeking to find someone through whom He can birth the miraculous. The Ur or the Chaldees was in Southern Mesopotamia and it was a wealthy place filled with prophets, skill, technology and science. But along with this was a place of idolatry and wickedness. Sin was the name of the chief god. Ningel was the wife of the moon god. Every female of the city at some time in her life had to take her turn in serving as a priestess prostitute in their temple. The immorality, the wickedness, the evil was unprecedented. Joshua 24:2 says: “And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.”
Terah, Abrahams father was an idolater and Jewish tradition said he was an idol maker. So here is the picture, Abrahams father was a worshipper of idols, who lived in a city that was dedicated to false gods. Wickedness fueled the city. This was not an ideal environment and yet this is where God found the man for whom He could make a Covenant that would affect the world and the Almighty God chose Abraham.
Here are some spiritual Covenant truths that can be extracted from this situation:
- Covenant will find you in the worst situation.
- Your family or pedigree is of no consequence when God is seeking to cut a Covenant with you.
- Your circumstances have no power to obstruct or hinder the Almighty God from touching you.
- Your past afflictions have nothing to do with your present Covenant breakthrough.