Our Covenant with God

Galatians 3:29 …if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham’s Seed], then you are Abraham’s offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise.

God told Abraham that in him all nations of the earth will be blessed. When you believed in Jesus and took Him into your life, your faith brought you into the Seed (Christ) and into the covenant God made with Abraham. The strongest agreement known to mankind was a blood covenant. Man couldn’t break it – and he was dealing with God! God was talking his language when He said, “Okay, you’re not sure? I’m going to show you. Let’s cut a covenant.” God came off His throne to show Abraham, “Here’s how you can know.”

A covenant is an agreement, oath, or promise. Our covenant with God is limitless – but we can still be ignorant of what it all means. Ephesians 2 tells you not to be a stranger to your covenant, because then you’re without God and without hope in the world. That’s why He gave us the Bible, which is like the last will and testament (God’s will). You can read it and find out what you inherited. (When somebody dies, you want to read the will because you want to know, “What did I get? How much money did I get? Did I get a property?”) There are all kinds of scriptures in the Bible to show you what you got.

We also see in Hebrews 6:19 that the covenant is the anchor to our soul. When you’re out there wondering, “I don’t know if I’m going to get that job,” the covenant (the anchor) is going to pull you back. “You said, Lord, You’d meet all my needs by your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. I have a need for a job and You’re going to bring it to me. Thank You, Lord! I praise You for it!” When your kid’s out using drugs and being places he shouldn’t be and you’re thinking, “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m scared,” the covenant’s going to pull you back and you can say, “The seed of the righteous shall be delivered (Proverbs 11:21). I know that I know that I know my kid’s coming back! He’s going to serve God because greater is He that lives in me than he that lives in the world. The devil’s got no power over my children, in Jesus’ name.”

You have to know you have a covenant, and when you take the hit, you come back to what the covenant says because the blessing is empowering you to prosper; it’s making a way. We’re all going to take a hit – something’s going to happen – but the blessing says, “Here’s what the Word says about that,” and in your head is going to pop that scripture from out of your heart because you’ve been meditating on the Word night and day, like Joshua 1:8 said. Dr. Jesus said to take your meditation – because when you meditate on the Word it nourishes your body. “You made me more than a conqueror. I’m going to get through this.”

Every day’s not going to be perfect. I say all the time, “It’s a victory day.” I’m calling for the victory, because if I go by what I see, it’s not always looking like victory. But I’ve always got a scripture; I’m standing on the Word. I know He’s going to bring me through. He didn’t bring me this far to leave me now. Be careful what comes out of your mouth. Make sure that what you’re calling for is the Word, because complaining invites the devil to come. Psalm 8:2 says, “Praise stills the enemy,” and if you’re not praising you might be complaining. “Nothing ever works out for me. I never have enough. My kids are going to hell in a handbasket. I’m so sick of this…” Watch what you’re saying!

Don’t be a stranger to the covenant, not knowing what belongs to you. We have the name of Jesus; when we got born again, we took His name. It’s the name above all names and He gave us authority through that name. He gave us His Word. He gave us His blood that cries mercy for our failures and our sin. He gave us so much!

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Sermon notes: Pastor Jean – Our Covenant With God

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