Be Covenant Minded

Luke 22:19 NKJV “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.””

At the core of God’s relationship with mankind is love that springs forth from covenant. God’s relationship with man can be best understood by understanding covenant. A covenant is the strongest form of agreement known to man. It is a commitment made between parties to give of themselves and resources as needed, which can only be annulled by death.

The Bible records the promise God made to Abraham saying, “I will make you the father of nations”. At a time when Abraham was childless and his wife barren. God’s word is true, but He went ahead to make a covenant with Abraham, “…God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath” (Heb.6:17). God was making a commitment to fulfill his word and plan for Abraham with the backing of all of heaven’s resources. We later see in Genesis 22 how God tests Abraham’s commitment to the covenant by asking for his only child. Abraham passed the test which eventually sealed the promise of a redeemer in the person of Christ!

Galatians 3 shows us in detail how the promise to Abraham and covenant made by God was not limited to the natural offspring of Abraham, but is available to all through Christ Jesus. It says, in Galatians 3:29 “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” This means that there is nothing God will withhold from you as you commit yourself and life to Him. Is that not why He said, “who can be against us”. Any attack or difficulty you face is against God, and with a covenant mindset you know that God can never be stranded, therefore you can never be stranded!

Scriptures to Meditate: Eph.1:3, Rom.8:31-33. Isa.54:10, Jer.31:3, Gal.3:13-14

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