Covenant = Testiament = Agreement
Old Testament = old agreement
New Testament = new agreement
The reason for a covenant is to establish
Blessing & Righteous rule, for the purpose of establishing the kingdom of God in the world.
These covenants have historical value and prophetic value.
1. Edenic Covenant – Gen 1:26-31; 2:16-17
2. Adamic Covenant – Gen 3:16-19
3. Noahic Covenant – Gen 9:1-18
4. Abrahamic Covenant – Gen 12:1-4; 13:14-17; 15:1-7; 17:1-8
5. Mosaic Covenant – Exodus 20:1-31:18
6. Land Covenant (Palestine Covenant) –Deut 30:1-10
7. Davidic Covenant – 2Samuel 7:4-16; 1Chron 17:3-15
8. The New Covenant – Eternal agreement that God made with Himself (Jesus) on our
behalf Jer 31:31-40; Heb 5
Covenant extends to all children even those that are unborn. Once a child comes of age they have the opportunity to accept or reject the covenant.
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
Jesus is the Mediator of the New Covenant
The Holy Ghost Works with you to fulfill this Covenant.
The Hebrew ritual – Nothing more sacred
1. Exchange the Robe – robe represents the entire man and his life
Priest wears a priestly garment, a beggar wears a beggars robe
Isaiah 61:3…the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;…
Isaiah 61:10 For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
2. Exchange belts – not to hold up pants but to hold armor – your battles are my battles
2 chronicles 20:15…Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
Ephesians 6:11 ….put on The whole armor of god.
3. Cut the Covenant – animal split in two and placed on eachside figure 8 and face each other
Covenant partner to death, I will lay my life down for you if need be and if not than let it be done to me as to this offering. Let the curse of rejecting the covenant be on me and my children and children’s children
Apple 🍎 cutting board 🔪
And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. (Enter into this covenant)
4. Raise right arm and mix blood – cut palm mix blood Two become one (one mind, one heart, one body)
Blood is thicker than water – water natural birth brother, blood covenant brother
Shake hands – agreement
1 Corinthians 6:15-20
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Marriage covenant where 2 become 1
8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
5. Exchange Names – last name as part of my name
Name is identification of the Family…gives access and responsibility
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
6. Make a Scar – visible symbol to all of the covenant… mix clay
The scar is the “visible evidence” of the covenant in your life
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
I have cut a covenant with you I know your limitations.
7. Give Covenant Terms – What’s yours is mine and What’s mine is yours
read in front of witnesses all assets and liabilities
Spoken and recorded
Assets and liabilities
Strengths and weaknesses
1 Peter 2:20-25
20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
let the weak say, I am strong. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so
8. Eat Memorial Meal – in place of the animal flesh and the blood, they would take and eat bread and wine (the blood of the grape) / I’m in you you are In me we are now together a new nature
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
9. Plant a memorial – plant a tree and sprinkle it with the blood of the sacrifice
A living memorial of the place where covenant was cut so it can always be remembered even after those that originally cut the covenant die.
The Tree is the Living Symbol of Covenant