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Covenant Keeper or Breaker
by Betsy Cobb Wise
04/10/08
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ďAnd I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessedĒ (Genesis 12:3).

When God entered into covenant with Abraham, this agreement was of the highest nature because God never goes back on His Word, ever. With Godís responsibility came the benefits of covenant some of which are protection, peace, friendship and prosperity. A covenant is confirmed by an oath or a solemn promise. A spiritual arrangement with God is bound by His Word which is the supreme author of its design.

God made covenants with other Biblical characters: Adam (forbidden to eat from the tree of good and evil); Noah (protection from flood); Isaac (a continuation of the covenant given to Abraham of multiplication); Jacob (continuation of the blessing given to Abraham and Isaac); Israel (a chosen people); and David (kings for all generations).

All of these proclamations of covenant by God to His people culminated in the birth of Christ, ratified by His blood. The covenant of The Last Supper is in remembrance of Christís work on the cross to further testify of Godís faithfulness to His Word. The blood of Jesus is Godís sworn statement of oath called an everlasting covenant.

In todayís world we see those who break covenant with others routinely whether it be in business or personal lives. A majority of people today have disconnected from the true source of covenant, the One True God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. ďThe earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenantĒ (Isaiah 24:5). This is a strong warning to the people of our day who take lightly their disobedience to God.

God, Himself will call the faithful A Covenant Keeper and the unfaithful A Covenant Breaker. Each of us should judge where we stand.


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