A covenant is a pact that unites two parties. God has made a covenant with us, his people. We can count on God with unflinching faith. When we are in an impossible situation and all odds appear against us (enemies approaching, a mountain before us, a sea, something blocking us from moving forward), remember we are in covenant relationship with Jesus Christ the Righteous, washed and redeemed by His blood. We are in covenant relationship with God Almighty, a covenant that is cut in the blood of Jesus Christ; since we are in Jesus we are Abraham’s seed and heirs to the promises. Through this covenant, we receive the covenant blessings that God gave to Abraham. That’s why we are called the children of Abraham, because like him, we believed God by faith.
Listen this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on July 8, 2018. Key Bible verses from Genesis 6:18, 8:21–22, 9:9–11, 15:18–21, and Hebrews 8:6 are available below. Be blessed!
Genesis 6:18, 8:21–22, 9:9–11, 15:18–21, 6:8, Hebrews 8:6 NKJV:
6:18 But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark—you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you.
8:21 And the Lord smelled a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination[a] of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.
8:22 “While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”
9:9 “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your [a]descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11 Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
15:18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— 19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”
Heb. 8:6 But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
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