A. The reason for this study is to understand the purpose of God.
For your life and the church as a whole.
The purpose is in the Bible.
B. The Bible is a covenant book divided into two sections.
The Old Covenant or Old Testament.
The New Covenant or New Testament.
C. In these two covenants are the 7 covenants of God.
In the 7 covenants, God reveals his purpose.
D. God is a:
Covenant making God.
Covenant keeping God.
Covenant revealing God.
Covenant enabling God.
WHAT IS A COVENANT
A. A binding agreement between two or more parties.
Each binding him or herself to fulfill a specific obligation.
When a covenant came between God and man, God is the one who initiated the covenant.
God went to the man and introduced His will and seeking man's agreement.
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together am I in the midst of them.
It's up to us rather to accept it or not.
B. When you accept the covenant, you become part of the covenant called his people.
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.
Prosperity will come into your life because of the covenant.
C. The covenants that we are going to study are the greatest manifestations of God's:
D. We have an enabling God
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
It is because of the covenant that enables you to do these things.
E. You can not have a relationship with God without a covenant.
Since God is an enabling God, he gives you the will to keep it.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. That thou mayest love the
Lord thy God, and that thou mayest cleave to him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
WHAT CONSTITUTES A COVENANT
A. A covenant has three parts. If one is missing, it is not a covenant.
B. A covenant that does not contain these three testimonies is not a covenant.
C. God introduced the covenants with words.
God says this is my covenant which I give unto you.
Then he presents the terms. If you do this, I will do that.
D. If you accept the terms, the promise will be fulfilled.
There will be no fulfillment unto the terms are meet.
E. The seal in the old testament was the sacrificial blood of an animal.
The sacrificial blood is what ratified the covenant.
F. Blood represents the exchange of lives.
For the sinner today, God says I will accept the sinner as long as there is a life exchanged for them.
This is called substitution.
G. Blood had been shed God's justice had been meet and the individual had been found innocent.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
THE 7 COVENANTS
Involved God's purpose for humanity.
After sin, it involves God's judgment on sin.
The promise of the coming Messiah and redemption to mankind.
Made with Noah after the flood.
Involving all creation and creatures
All future generations of the human race.
God reestablished his purpose as in the Adamic
Will deepen your knowledge of the Bible.
Goes into the life of the Bible.
Made with Abraham, the father of Israel.
After the tower of Bable causing the scattering of the seed of Noah.
The covenant with Abraham was given to his natural seed Israel.
Given to the Messianic seed the Lord Jesus for the Israelites and Gentile to coming into the kingdom of God.
Abraham shed blood for you, and you are here because of it.
You are saved because of it.
The Christian life is an extension of the Abrahamic covenant.
It was made for the chosen people Israel.
After the Exodus from Egypt at the foot of Mount Sini.
It was not made with the gentiles or the church.
As a schoolmaster to bring people to Christ.
It includes the possessing of the promised land and the conditions and blessings for keeping it.
In this covenant is Americans' survival.
In this covenant, Israel was given the gospel, and they rejected it.
Made with King David after the death of Saul to establish his kingdom.
It involved David and his natural and spiritual seed.
Pointed to the Lord Jesus Christ and his everlasting throne and kingdom.
In that covenant is the reign of Christ and the Milliam.
It was made with two houses of Israel, Judea, and Israel after they rejected the Messiah just before his Crucifixion.
Made at the last supper.
Promises were given, blood was shed for his life on the cross, and it was sealed and executed at the last supper.
Salvation for the whole word.
Made in eternity past.
Made in the council of God almighty.
Made between the Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
This covenant nobody even talks about.
The eternal everlasting covenant.
All the others where made between God and man, but not this one, it was only made between God.
A. Through out the whole Bible it is about redemption.
Adamic – Noahic Redemption is revealed
Abrahamic – Mosiac Redemption is manifested
Davidic – New Redemption is consummated
Everlasting Redemption is completed
a. When that redemption is complete you will have a new body