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Covenant of God

Hey everyone, I want to take time to discuss the Abrahamic and New Covenant of the Bible!


God has proven to be faithful to His people all throughout the Bible, and some of the ways that He has proven His faithfulness was through the covenants He made.


A covenant is a promise, and one of the first covenants God had made was with Abram, who was made anew into Abraham. In Genesis‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬, God tells Abraham to separate from his family to a certain land, and in his separation of these dear things to him, God provides and promises blessings onto Abraham. In ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭12:7‬, God tells Abraham that he will receive the land that God has directed him to, and throughout Abraham’s life, God promises that he will be the father of many, even though at the time, Abraham didn’t have a biological child from him and his wife Sarai, turned Sarah. Even though this was the case, Abraham still acted out in faith by making altars onto God and staying faithful to and steadfast in God, and surely God did provide because of Abraham's willingness!


In ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭17‬:‭3‬-‭8‬, God then says that in the very land that He gave to Abraham he would have descendants of many nations, multiple descendants that wouldn’t even know each other down the line! There would be a time in which these descendants would dwell in other lands, then they would come back to dwell in the very land that was given to Abraham, and throughout the lives of these descendants, God would still prove His covenant to these people. In this, Abraham and Sarah became renewed and confirmed in Christ all the more, and proceeded to go forth in Him and heed His directions.


From Abraham’s family lineage came Jesus. Through the covenant of Abraham, the covenant that selected the line of God’s people, God saw it fit to come down and save us all. John 3:16 acknowledges this loving act by our Father, in how He sent Himself down in human form to suffer and be persecuted. The Son took on our iniquities (Isaiah 53:5), and in His ability to do no wrong, He became the ultimate sacrificial Lamb, that by the shedding of His blood, in His stripes, we would be healed and have a chance to break away from sin and death (1 Peter 2:24). Throughout His life, Jesus would make many references to this new relationship we would be able to have with Him, such as the following scripture of ‭‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭20:


‭‭Luke‬ ‭22‬:‭20‬ ‭NLT‬‬

After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.


The church, the body of Christ, is the bride that He had come back for, the bride He has never forgotten, not even for a single moment. In choosing to acknowledge this strong bond and relationship, this covenant with God should first move you into thanksgiving that you are a New Testament baby living on the promises of this covenant, and move you to stay committed to God no matter what. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ says that we have been forgiven in this way because of the “redemption through his blood” that was done “according to the riches of his grace”, which shows that because He alone was gracious and merciful to take on this task of love for us, we have been reconciled with the Father. May your actions solidify your beliefs, not because you have the ability to save yourself through works, but because through His saving grace you have the ability to become a healthy tree that bears good fruit (Matthew 12:33), standing on the solid soil of the Good News in faith (Matthew 7:24-27). Matthew 7:13-14 talks about how the narrow gate that only a few find leads to heaven, while there is a wide and broad path towards hell. God does not play about His bride, for in Proverbs 6:32-35, a scenario about adultery between a wife and another man, the Bible says that any acts of adultery between the wife and a man, which can be seen as flirtations with the world, causes the husband, God, to take revenge with no mercy and with no acceptance of any payoff! God is just in His ways. 


Thank God that the Son, Jesus, stepped in, because He truly loves us and wants to be with us. As such, we have to live consecrated lives that can hear Him when He speaks and be guided in Him when He takes us on the path of plans that will prosper us, as mentioned in Jeremiah 29:11. Life will not always be easy, and a life following Jesus was not even easy for Abraham, for he did face waiting and trials throughout his life in the process of waiting on God’s promises. Although we will face moments such as these, we have His grace and strength to back us in anything we set out to do (Philippians 4:13), and these attributes given by God renew every morning for us (Lamentations 3:22-23)! We have to lean on Him- not on ourselves (Proverbs 3:5-6), and know that God is faithful and in control, and I like to lean on the following verse of Proverbs 20:24:


‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20‬:‭24‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?


In this life, we can now never be alone with our acknowledgment of Jesus and salvation, and may you remember the Cross in everything, because it means you are not alone. Remember ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬-‭6‬:


‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭5‬-‭6‬ ‭GNT‬‬

5 For there is one God, and there is one who brings God and human beings together, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself to redeem the whole human race. That was the proof at the right time that God wants everyone to be saved.



I hope that in reading this blog, your Spirit was stirred up in remembrance. Christ sees you, if not anyone else, and I am always forever grateful and enthusiastic to share more about what I learn about Him and His Word, so that I can share the encouragement! Have a great day!

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