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With all the chaos and hate happening around us daily it is a good time to talk about covenants for a which are mostly but not always entered in by those in authority or power, since they were often held accountable for the lives of those whom they ruled over. Though they may have been a primary participant of the ceremony the covenant itself often empowered and benefited all persons represented. As for those who are in covenant with the God of all creation, there must be a knowledge and understanding of the sacrifice offered for it. Which as the word of God reveals, is the very life and blood of Jesus His only Son, who came and gave His up to establish everyone into a covenant with the God who had created them.
John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. The sacrifice Jesus made brought about a New Covenant that we are told is better than the Old Covenant established with God and Abraham. As that covenant required a cutting into of animals, and an offering of praise, as Abraham passed through them by a lamp. Gen 15:17 (GW) 17 The sun had gone down, and it was dark. Suddenly a smoking oven and a flaming torch passed between the animal pieces.
In addition to the Abrahamic Covenant was another covenant established upon the Law and given through Moses. This covenant was found not to be possible for Israel to keep in all aspects of a union with God. Requiring something more, so through Jesus a New Covenant was brought into existence. Heb 8:6-8 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. I want you to notice something in the next verse, the covenant God had established was not the problem, it was Israel and Judah that was the problem, as spiritual mediocrity prevailed in them. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
What about the marriage covenant between a male and female? Let’s start with this fundamental truth that when entering in marriage each must be willing to engage in a process that is not just some traditional ceremony, but one far more life impacting. To start with marriage is an ordained process of intercourse that takes place by piercing into each one’s life essence to such a degree it can change one’s status with God. As the words I DO are uttered by both the male and female there is to be an acceptance of things stating an agreement or covenant is made. Two are making a willful choice to allow their own created life of spirit, soul, and body be intercourse by the others God created life.
The result, two become one in companionship that is built on an eternal promise of God. The essence of this is two lives are now joined for a purpose of fulfilling what we have seen about His creative purpose of males and females. Each one exists by God’s creative power and are held responsible for their individual life carried out by their will personally. Therefore, they must choose whether to give another person the authority, or right, to affect the life they alone are being held accountable for by God. Thus, the right or authority for someone to have an influence into one’s living existence capable of affecting the outcome they are solely accountable for to God, requires a covenant type binding or agreement. I know this is not what you thought was going on when you said I do, but it is the same in the case of your covenant with God through Jesus Christ. You choose whether to give a right and/or an authority for an intercourse of relationship to occur by the Holy Spirit.
The aspect of intercourse here is no different than when Paul talks about sexual unions between husbands and wives, where each has rights to the others flesh, but by authority must give the other a right to engage in sexual intercourse, there is an authority in place in the covenant of marriage regarding both spouses. 1 Cor 7:4-5 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. The Greek word for power is (exousiazō) meaning to exercise authority, but the root word is (exousia) meaning power or given control of, the sense here is referring to one’s flesh and the power or authority given for another person to access it for sexual intercourse.
John 1:12 (AMP) But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name. Look at what He says, anyone who receives what my Son has done for them, I give the (exousia) right or authority to intercourse into my living existence as My son or daughter, in turn, giving Me the right or authority to intercourse into their life. I used the word intercourse as it best describes the terms of covenant and the type of intimacy these relationships reflect upon as we are created spirt, soul, and body. And the fact that you are in such an intimate covenant with God not only has Him as your companion, but Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Scripture, reveals the making of covenant is defined by a cutting or shedding of blood representative of the essence of life everyone has who enters, so clearly there is more than a ceremonial event going on here. As to be in covenant with God must also have a spiritual intent involved by either the male or female of creation. Thus, what I believe is being pierced because of these covenants in each person’s life, that consist of them as spirit, (remnant of God), soul (intellect, emotions, feelings, consciousness and will), and the body (fleshly house). Is by covenant piercing into the life of another living entity whether it be by the Spirit with God or another person created by Him during the term of covenant.
So, for every believer today that feels they are under a scrutiny from the world order of things be confident in the fact the covenant you have with God cannot be annulled and neither should the one you have with your spouse. As these are the foundations of your existence in this hour and ensures the God of all is working on your behalf to fulfill His part in both. The covenant you have as a child of God carries within it a power and authority that far exceeds anything the world will ever try to prevail against you, since the victory over it is founded in Christ death and resurrection.