Blood Covenant

Lesson 1

What is a blood covenant?

 

1) Love and devotion - expression of dedication forever

2) Protection - The strong becomes available to the weak

3) Equality - One will not take advantage of the other

4) All that one has becomes the property of the other

Genesis 22:16

God Swore by Himself

Exodus 2:24,25  God remembered His covenant with Abraham and called Moses

Genesis 1:26-27  “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

When Adam sinned He gave up the dominion to Satan. In that instant He went from being spiritually alive to being spiritually dead. He brought that sin nature on every man and woman that would come after him.

Romans 5:12 Wherefore as by on man, sin entered into the world and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

The moment that Adam sinned God put His plan of redemption into action.

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. It shall bruise your head and you shall bruise his heel.

He prophesied that one would come who would take back that which Satan had stolen

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive and bare a soon and shall call him name Immanuel (God with us)

Throughout the Old Testament, God prophesied that this one was to come. But he needed a way to bring that to pass and he chose a man named Abram to make covenant with.

Genesis 17 And when Abram was ninety nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said unto him, “I am Almighty God, walk before me and be perfect, and I will make my covenant between you and me, and I will multiply your exceedingly.” And Abram fell on his face and God talked to him saying “As for me, behold my covenant is with you and you shall be the father of many nations. Neither shall your name be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for a father of many nations have I made you.”

This was an agreement between God and Abraham sealed by God on one side and Abraham on the other. You do this, and I will do that. Then it was sealed with blood, Abraham was circumcised. Covenant means to cut where blood flows. Once this is done the covenant can never be broken. Throughout the Bible God remembered His covenant with Abraham and kept it.

God promised Abraham blessings for spirit, soul and body and financially. He was El Shaddi to Abraham, the all sufficient one, the supreme provider

Deuteronomy 28:1-14 lists all the blessings of Abraham. This will give you full insight of what God promised

But there was also curses that would come if anyone broke the covenant.

Deuteronomy 28:15-61 There came a time where God had to test Abraham to see if he would keep the covenant. And even though Abraham didn’t know it, it was God’s open door into the earth to free man from sin.

God asked Abraham to sacrifice His son. Not because he wanted to see the boy die, but to test Abraham’s faith and obedience, and his love for God

Hebrews 11:17-19 By faith Abraham when he was tried, offered up Isaac, and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son

Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead. Which is what he received in a figure.

Abraham had that much faith in God. But God was satisfied when he saw Abraham’s heart and stopped him from killing his son.

Now God was under obligation. Now His plan could be fulfilled. As a covenant partner, he would offer up His son. Only He would die, to be raised again.

Isaiah is full of prophesies of Jesus. In particular, Isaiah 52 & 53

Starting at 52:13 This describes what Jesus looked like on the cross. He was so marred they were astonished.

Isaiah 53:3-12 Tells us the purpose of His dying. “Surely, he has born our grief, and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed!”

Jesus became the final sacrifice for us. All the sacrifices in the Old Testament were only a part and type to represent Christ. The atonement of the Old Testament was merely a covering for the sin. Jesus brought redemption. He removed and took away sin and spiritual death.

Jesus was the complete sacrifice for spirit, soul and body. There was not an area that His sacrifice did not touch. We know this because of the covenant that God made with Abraham and Hebrews 8:6, 13 Gal. 3:16 We have a new covenant, that has made the first old. The old covenant was only to last until Jesus cut the new and better covenant with man through His death and resurrection. That is why on the cross he cried “It is finished!” The Abrahamic covenant was fulfilled. Jesus was the final sacrifice!

The seed that God prophesied in Gen. 3 had bruised Satan’s head. Satan no longer has dominion over anyone who believes in Jesus!

 

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