• Israel is the Center of the World.
  • Jerusalem is the Center of Israel.
  • The Temple Mount is the Center of Jerusalem.

These three epicenters of Bible Prophecy are defended, preserved and blessed by The Almighty God.  Most of the prophecies of the Bible depends on the following three for their fulfillment:

  • Israel must be a Nation
  • Jerusalem must be the Capital
  • The Temple must be rebuilt on Mt. Moriah.

In this part of our website, you will find much material dealing with these three prophetic epicenters on which Bible prophecy is built.

Banias, Israel

(Where Jesus said, “Upon this rock, I will build My Church.”)

Dr. Bally delivering a teaching on the Tallith in Israel.

The Tallith is the prayer shawl worn around the shoulders by Orthodox and Conservative Jews during their morning service.

Week #3


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.

Week #2


The Biblical Definition Of “COVENANT” (continued)

Hebrews 6:13-19 says: 13For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,  14Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.  15And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.  16For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.  17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:  18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:  19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;”

Here in the New Testament, the Almighty God gives us astonishing insight into His Covenant.  In verse 13, God made a promise to Abraham and because there was no greater, He swore an oath to Abraham by Himself.  The Almighty God could find no greater, so He personally guaranteed this promise to Abraham.  What a glorious gift from the Almighty God!

Verse 17 brings another great revelation to the context of promise and covenant.  God was determined to show His immutability.  It is the Greek word, ‘Ametathetos’.  It means unaltered, not to be transferred, fixed, unchangeable.  God wanted Abraham to know that, ‘I Am’, My word is, My promise is, unalterable, and it cannot be changed.  For this situation, God chose to use Covenant for Abraham to be sure that He (God) would never change His mind.  What God declares through Covenant will never be changed by a shift in God’s thinking.  What His Covenant declares is decreed, and it reflects the sovereign, Divine purposes of God that are fixed.  God’s Covenant is so supreme, so sovereign, so secure that we now have an anchor for the soul as seen in Hebrews 6:19.  Remember the old Gospel song that says, “The Anchor holds, though the ship is battered.”  My friends, in the storms of life that beat against your ship on this spiritual journey, please remember that you have an Anchor.  This Anchor is sure from the Greek word ‘Asphales’, which means firm, certain.

Verse 19 goes on to say that it is ‘steadfast’ from the Greek word ‘Bebaios’, which means stable, fast, firm, of force.  What a confirmation of the Divine guarantee that God is always with us.  In our moments of trauma, trials and temptations, we have an anchor of the soul that is firm, fixed, strong, of force and certain.  God’s language is the language of Covenant.  On this spiritual journey, the sea represents the circumstances of life and the invisible wind represents the forces of the enemy that are raised up to batter my ship.  BUT THE ANCHOR HOLDS!!!  Hallelujah!

Sherlock Bally Ministries — Bixby, Oklahoma, USA

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