Blood Covenant

Chapter 4.

Today we are continuing our study of the Blood Covenant. Understanding Blood Covenant is essential because it undergirds the whole Word of God. A covenant is a binding obligation, something that binds two people together as one. 

In the New Covenant, Jesus laid down His life as the Blood Covenant Sacrifice. A covenant was cut in the body of Jesus Christ on the Cross and His Blood poured forth was the foundation for the New Covenant to be established. And God stood in that blood and swore by Himself and declared every blessing upon Jesus our representative head. If we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour we are put in Christ and then every covenant blessing is now ours in Christ. 

This phrase in Christ is a covenant phrase, and it denotes the fact that Christ is our representative head, that we have the same position before God as Christ has, and the very same blessings that Christ’s possesses through His covenant with God we possess too. Just as when we were in Adam we shared everything in Adam: curse, death, sin - so also, now that we are in Christ, we share everything in Him: life, righteousness and blessing. 

We should see the phrase in Christ drenched in the blood of Jesus, because everything we have in Christ, every promise that is ours in Christ, is ours through the covenant that was established through the blood of Jesus, and that is what makes it sure and certain to us. So when God promises us something in Christ, we know we have it, because it is established through the blood of Jesus. Everything you see that is in Christ is yours now, through the covenant. 

If you are in Christ you automatically qualify. 
Therefore it says in 2 Corinthians 5:17: ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.’ If you are in Christ you have a new identity, life, nature, position and destiny. You are no longer in Adam. You are no longer in the kingdom of darkness. If you are in Christ you are in the New Covenant. 

Generally in covenants there are blessings and curses, but the good thing is Jesus took all the curse, so it’s only the blessings that are upon you now in the New Covenant. That is why it says in Ephesians 1:3: ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ.’ All the blessing is ‘in Christ’ and if you are ‘in Christ’ all that blessing is yours, not because you are righteous, but because of Christ. When you are ‘in Christ’, everything your covenant representative has is yours. 

His righteousness is now yours. In the covenant you stand before God ‘in Christ’ and God accepts you as He accepts Christ, because you are in Him. You stand in His righteousness, in His perfection, so you can go straight into the throne of God. When you call on the name of Jesus, you are calling upon your covenant representative and His standing with God, and so all the promises of God ‘in Christ’ are ‘Yes’ for you, and all you have to do is add your ‘Amen’ and receive it. All the promises of God find their ‘Yes’ ‘in Christ’ (2Corinthians 1:20), so let us confidently believe the promises of God. 

In Genesis 22 when Abraham was willing to offer up Isaac, God swore with an oath saying: ‘because you have done this, surely I will bless you...’ God was acting out a picture of the ultimate sacrifice that would take place on the same mountain. Abraham offered up Isaac and was willing to sacrifice him, but God didn’t accept that, but He wanted to see that his covenant partner would be willing. However, it was a picture of the time when God would offer up His only beloved Son on Mount Moriah to make the ultimate covenant. 

When God saw that Jesus was willing, when Jesus’ blood was shed, God then swore: because You have done this Jesus; because You have proved that You are righteous, worthy to be a covenant partner with Me; I now swear that blessing I will bless You; I will multiply You. I will give you victory over your enemies.’ So God swore the blessings of the covenant upon Jesus, and Jesus received them all and He rose from the dead far above all principalities and powers with every spiritual blessing of life upon Him. He was crowned the Prince of Life, the Lord of Glory.’ And we ‘in Christ’ are joint heirs with Him, because we are now in Him, and therefore all those blessing are also given to us. All you had to do was to agree to be in that covenant, to repent and reject Adam’s decision to be your own god, and instead to submit to God worshipping and trusting Him alone. 

See the power of the covenant that you are in. You are ‘in Christ.’ You are in the blood of the Son of God, in a covenant that is unbreakable. Even when you fail, even when you sin, you don’t break the covenant, becausethe covenant wasn’t made between you and God. The covenant was made between Jesus and God and it cannot be broken. Of course you need to repent and get back in fellowship with God, but you are secure in the covenant. Hebrews in the Bible is one of the deepest Books and it is all about the new covenant that is not made with animal blood, but with the blood of the Son of God. 

Hebrew 13:5,6 is wonderful, now that we understand this. It reads: “God has said: ‘Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.’ That is His covenant promise. ‘I’ll be with you always. When you need Me I’ll be there for you.’ 

Verse 6: So we SAY with confidence: 
“The Lord is my Helper …”
 
You see, if you know that you have a covenant with God, and that God will never leave you, that God will always be there for you, because He has promised to be there, then, you will believe it in your heart and you will say it with your mouth. 

Therefore we say with confident faith: 
‘The Lord is my helper. 
The Lord is my healer. 
The Lord is my deliverer. 
The Lord is my Saviour. 
The Lord is the strength of my life. 
The Lord is my wisdom, because He is a covenant keeping God. 
The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. ‘What can man do to me? 
What can Satan do to me? 
What can sickness do? 
No, the Lord is my helper.’ 

We talk about positive confession and that is right. The Bible is positive, but I think it would be much better to call it Covenant Confession, because what we are actually doing is confessing our covenant with God. We are not just thinking positive thoughts and speaking positive words for a pyschological boost. We are not just thinking ‘Well, if I say something enough times it will come true.’ No, we are confessing our covenant, what God has already promised us. 

‘The Lord is my healer.’ That’s my covenant confession, because He has promised that, and He has made an oath to me and He has sealed it in His blood that ‘by His stripes I am healed’ and therefore with confidence I can say: 
‘the Lord is my healer.’ 
That is what confession is all about
- declaring our covenant with God. 

You see, in the covenant God declares His promises to us, He declares who He is to us, that He is our healer, our peace, our righteousness, our sanctifier, our shepherd, our life, our strength, our victory. He declares all His promises to us. He declares who we are now ’in Christ’ and what we have ‘in Christ’ and confession means to say the same thing as. So to confess the word of God is to say the same thing as what God is saying. So we are to believe in our heart what God says about us and then to confess that with our mouth. What are we doing? We are confessing the covenant promises of God. We are confessing who we are ‘in Christ’, 
Who we are through the covenant that is cut in Christ’s body, in Christ’s flesh and blood 
and we are to stand strong in our faith 
and confess who we are ‘in Christ’ 
and who the Lord is to us in the new covenant. 

We are to say the same thing as He is says about us. He is saying we are the righteousness of God in Christ, so we are to agree and say the same thing. We are to confess: ‘Yes. I am the righteousness of God in Christ. I am the healed of God in Christ. I am the blessed of God.’ 

Hebrews 4:14 says: ‘Seeing then that we have a great High Priest that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.’ He is saying: ‘seeing that Jesus has died, that He has made the covenant and has risen from the dead, and now He is our High Priest, the Mediator in heaven, implementing and mediating that covenant, we are now to hold fast the confession of our faith. We are to hold fast our declaration of who Jesus is to us through the Blood Covenant that He has accomplished.’ 
Again, v14 says: ‘Seeing then Jesus’ (who has now established the New Covenant), ‘let us now hold fast the confession of that covenant,’ 
of who we are now ‘in Christ’ through the blood of Jesus. This is how we overcome Satan.

*Hebrews 10:23 -confession Revelation 12:11: ‘they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.’ In other words they testify to what the blood of the Lamb has done for them. They have overcome satan by the word of their testimony of the blood of the Lamb, their confession of the covenant that they have through the blood of Jesus. It is their testimony of faith concerning the covenant that brings into manifestation the blessings and the victory that is theirs through their covenant in Jesus Christ. 

Romans 10:8-10 agrees with this: ‘But what says it? “The word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart” that is the word of faith which we which we preach: that if you shall confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.’ We believe the Word with our heart, and we confess it with our mouth and the result is salvation, the manifestation of the Word of God in our life. Praise God. 

So we are to believe the word of the covenant. We are to believe in our heart and confess with our mouth that Jesus has risen from the dead, that He has accomplished the New Covenant and has brought it into action, and that now He is the Lord of all. He is the Lord our healer. He is the Lord our Righteousness. He is the Lord our life. And as we believe and confess the Word concerning Jesus, and the covenant over our lives, then we will see the blessings come to pass ‘for confession is made unto salvation’, as Jesus said: ‘You will have whatever you say, if you believe that what you say will come to pass.’ 

If you believe the word of the covenant and speak it, it will come to pass. Romans 10 goes on to say: ‘Whoever believes in Him shall not be ashamed, shall not be disappointed, for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved, shall be blessed.’ Let us call upon Him. Let us declare the covenant. Let us call upon the covenant. Let us believe with our heart and speak with our mouth the covenant blessings, and we shall see that happen in our lives. 

2Corinthians 1:20 agrees with this: ‘For all the promises of God in Him, ‘in Christ’ are ‘Yes’, and in Him ‘Amen’, to the glory of God through us.’ Let me give you my translation of the verse: ‘For as many as are the promises of God they all find their ‘Yes’ in Christ, for this reason we also utter the ‘Amen’ to God, to the glory of God through us.’ From God’s point of view, He has already said the ‘Yes’ to all the promises of God, because they are paid for in the covenant by the blood of Jesus. But it is up to us to say the ‘Amen’, to say: ‘So be it. I agree with that. I receive it.’ And when we declare our ‘Amen’ to the promise of God that God has already stamped ‘Yes’, then the glory of God will be revealed in and through us. Then the promises of God will be manifested in our lives and it will be through us, through our faith in the covenant promise. When we believe and confess the covenant, the glory of God is revealed through us, in that the promise comes to pass. 

Yes, we must know our covenant with God. 
We must believe the promise, and we must add our ‘Amen’ to the promise. Jesus has already said ‘Yes’ we must add our ‘Amen’ and then the glory of God will be revealed in us. We must have the confidence to confess the covenant, and then the Holy Spirit can manifest the glory of God in us and through us. He can make the promises of God real in our experience. When we set ourselves in agreement with Christ and the Covenant and confess the Covenant, then the Holy Spirit can work with our words and bring them to pass, just as He did at Creation when God said: “Let there be light”; and there was light.’ The Holy Spirit took those words and brought them into manifestation. He was hovering over the earth waiting for God to speak the word and when the word was spoken the Spirit brought it to pass. And now He is hovering over your life and He is waiting for you to speak the covenant words so that He can bring them into manifestation 
and reveal God’s glory in you and through you. 

We are now going to look at one of the greatest illustrations of covenant in the Bible, and through this story in the Old Testament, we are going to discover the grace and the power of Covenant to transform our lives. It is also a wonderful picture of our New Covenant in Christ Jesus. It’s a story that reveals the wonderful grace and mercy of God reveal through His covenant with us. 

It’s the story of Mephibosheth in the Book of Samuel. The story is all about King Saul, who was given authority by God, but he rebelled against God and was rejected by God as king. Saul here is a picture of Adam, our first representative, who had been given authority to rule on earth but he rebelled. He turned against God and as a result his kingdom is in darkness, and everyone that was in Saul now, was doomed because his kingdom had been rejected. 

And in his place God had chosen David to be king. In fact David represents God in this story. -the one anointed to be the true king over man. 

Saul was jealous of David’s success, and it became Saul’s mission in life to kill David because David was a threat to his throne. Saul told lies about David, that he was a traitor, a terrorist, just out to take over his throne and 
kill his family and everyone in Saul’s family believed Saul’s lies except one. 

Saul had a son, a crown prince, the heir to the throne in fact called Jonathan. Jonathan was totally different, and he was one of the perfect men in the Bible, as it were (against whom there is no record of sin), and so he is a picture of Jesus. He was born into the family of Saulm but he was not of Saul. He was of a completely different nature, and when David came to court, David and Saul loved one another and they came into a wonderful friendship. 

1Samuel 18:1-4: ‘Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day, and would not let him go home to his father’s house anymore. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant.’ They made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul: 

‘And Jonathan took off the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armour, even to his sword and his bow and his belt.’’ So David and Jonathan made covenant with one another. And as was done in making covenants, they would give gifts to each other and he gave to david his robe and his armour. He was saying, ‘I will protect you. I will fight for you.’ 

Jonathan loved David. He knew that David was the one who was the true king, so rather than try and establish his own throne, Jonathan made a covenant with David. He made this covenant for the sake of his children, so that all those who were in Jonathan, would be blessed in David’s kingdom. 
We are going to read this now in 1 Samuel 20. Jonathan and David had a strong love. In a sense they didn’t need a covenant, because their love was so strong, but they wanted to make a covenant, so that that love would continue down the generations, and their children would be secured in that covenant love and blessing. 

In 1 Samuel 20, David is under threat of his life. Jonathan says to David: ‘look I’ll check out to see what my father’s intentions are whether it is to kill you or not.’ And then in verse 14: 
‘You shall not only show me the kindness of the Lord while I still live, that I may not die; but you shall not cut off your kindness from my house forever, no, not when the Lord has cut off every one of the enemies of David from the face of the earth.’ Guess what that word ‘kindness’ is. It’s ‘chesed’, steadfast covenant love. Jonathan is saying: ‘look we are in covenant, and I want you to promise that you will show ‘chesed’, not just to me but to all my children. Now I have the strength to help you in your weakness, and later when you are strong you will help me and my children in their weakness.’ 

v16: ‘So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David saying, (This is the oath invoking the Lord): “let the Lord require it at the hand of David’s enemies.” Now Jonathan again caused David to vow (to make a covenant oath to the Lord) because he loved him; he loved him as his own soul.” So they made a covenant together, especially for the sake of the children. David was now obliged to show ‘chesed’ to all of Jonathan’s children. 

Now, Saul’s mission was to kill David and the more this happened, the more Jonathan realised that David was the chosen one. If Jonathan wanted to be king, he should have sided with his father, and he was a loyal son to his father. He fought with his father, and it would have 
been easy for him to try and kill David and then Jonathan would have been the king. But when Jonathan made covenant with David 
he swore allegiance to David as king, and he died to his own right to be the king. 

We read that in 1 Samuel 23:17. He said to him: ‘Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you.’ And you know, that will come to pass at the Millennium. 

“Even my father Saul knows that. And so the two of them made a covenant before the Lord.” Wow, he is laying down his own right to be king and acknowledges David as king. On behalf of all his children, he laid down his throne, and proclaimed David to be king, receiving instead from David an honoured place in his kingdom. In order to enjoy this covenant, his family just had to say the ‘Amen’ to his decision, the decision of their representative head. 

At that time David and Jonathan would have also cut their hands, and joined their wounded hands. From then on their hands would be scarred with the scar of that covenant. Remember it wasn’t just a covenant between Jonathan and David, it was a covenant involving all of their seed also. 

Now Jonathan then had a child - Mephibosheth. Soon after, Jonathan and Saul were killed in the battle with the Philistines, and Saul’s family, believing that the Philistines would come and kill off the royal family, fled. And in the panic the nurse dropped baby Mephibosheth and his feet were crippled, and he was a cripple from that time on. And now he grows up in hiding, in a place called Lo Debar, which means no pasture and he grew up hating David. He was told lies about David. He was told that he should be king, not David, and it was David’s fault that all these problems happened. 

And then comes an amazing moment. David finally comes to the throne and he remembers the covenant he made with Jonathan.

2 Samuel 9:1. ‘Now David said, ‘Is there still anyone who is left of the house of Saul.’ In those days, when anyone hears the new king say: ‘is anyone left of Saul’s family, the old king’, they are thinking that David just wants to know, so that he can kill off any threat from the house of Saul. But that wasn’t on David’s mind at all. ‘Is anyone still left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness (chesed, covenat love).’ He wants to keep the covenant: ‘that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?’ It was not because of Mephibosheth but because of Jonathan. Did you know when God blesses you, when God heals you, it’s through the covenant with Jesus. It’s not because you’ve impressed God so much that He says: “Ah, I think I’ll heal him.” No, it’s because of the covenant through the blood of Jesus that God blesses you. 

So he wanted to show covenant love 
to Jonathan’s children who were still alive. 
That was the first important thing for David. And then in verse 3, Ziba was a servant willing to tell him: 
There is still a son of Jonathan who is lame in his feet, said Ziba. The king said to him “Where is he?” and Ziba said “he’s in the house in Lo Debar.’ 

v5: Then King David sent for Mephibosheth brought him out of the house from Lo Debar.’ You can guess what is going through the mind of Mephibosheth now. He’s thinking ‘This is it. I’m a dead dog. 
I’ve been hiding out, but now he has found me. 
I’ve heard all about David. He’s full of anger. He’s full of hatred. He’s hates me. He’s unscrupulous. He’s just going to kill me.’ 

You know, that’s what a lot of people think about God. They live in Lo Debar. Bad things have happened to them, and they somehow think that it’s all God’s fault. Actually, it was his father’s fault. It was Saul’s fault, and in our case it was Adam’s fault. It certainly wasn’t God’s fault. 

God want to show us love. He wants to bring us into a new covenant of blessing, but we grow up in darkness. We don’t know anything about this. But Mephibosheth is about to hear the good news. He’s about to hear the gospel. But he’s thinking David’s going to kill him. 

Verse 6: ‘Now when Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, had come to David, he fell on his face and prostrated himself….’ And he is thinking, ‘I’ve had it.’ 
‘Then David said, “Mephibosheth?” 
And he answered, “Here is your servant!”
 

What he hears next fills him with amazement. David said to him (v7): ‘Do not fear” Obviously he was trembling in his boots. “for I will surely show you (covenant) kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.” 

Wow. This was the gospel, the good news. He wasn’t treated like this, because of a track record of loyalty to David, but simply because he was in Jonathan. He was accepted in Jonathan on the basis of a covenant that was made before he was even born, because his father Jonathan had a covenant relationship with David.

Jonathan had cut a covenant for his children and now Mephibosheth stands in the good of that covenant. Mephibosheth was accepted in the ‘Yes’ of his father Jonathan. This covenant had not lost any power in the passage of time. No more covenant was needed. There didn’t need to be a separate covenant made for Mephibosheth. He was accepted simply because he was in Jonathan, for when David made that covenant with Jonathan, Mephibosheth was in Jonathan. And when God made that covenant with Jesus Christ, you were ’in Christ.’ If you are a believer, you were in Him, and that covenant is now for you. Hallelujah! 

Mephibosheth is thinking: ‘Why am I getting all this grace and love? I haven’t deserved it. I’ve only hated David. I’ve spoken against David. He’s been my enemy.’ People wonder how can God love me? ‘I’ve only spoken against God. I’ve ignored God.’ Mephibosheth must have thought: ‘There is nothing I can do for David, for I’m crippled.’ 

He knew it was all mercy, and that’s what he says in v8: ‘Then he bowed himself, and said: “What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I?”’ He is now broken by David’s uncondional undeserved love and mercy being shown to him. He says: ‘I’m a dead dog, I just deserve to die.’ 

A dog symbolised gentiles, those who are outside of any covenant. He didn’t understand: 
‘Why, I don’t have a covenant? 
I have got no protection here. 
Why should you treat me with this?’

I believe that this moment David pulled up his sleeves and revealed his covenant scar and certainly then Mephibosheth would have understood, because when he was brought up, he would have been told everything about his wonderful father Jonathan. He was just a young infant when his father died, but he would have heard all about him. He would have been told about the covenant scar in his hand. He probably didn’t know much else about it, except that he had made a blood covenant with someone. But now he saw the identical matching scar in David’s hand, and suddenly he knew David and Jonathan were in a Covenant. A blood covenant. 

David was showing him mercy now based on that blood covenant with his father Jonathan and suddenly he understood the origin of this grace. 

This covenant was made before he was born and all he had to do now was either accept it or reject it. He was in Jonathan when it was made, and now he had a decision. In this covenant, Jonathan gave up his own throne and swore allegiance to David as the king. Now Mephibosheth has to make a decision. Confronted by the good news of this Covenant would he add his ‘Amen’ and say: 
‘Yes, I agree with my father Jonathan. 
I accept the covenant with David, made in his blood. 
I renounce all my rights to my throne, to run my own life, to be my own king.’ 
Or perhaps he would say: 
‘No, David. 
I don’t want any part of that covenant. 
I want to be king.’ He had a choice to make. 

You have the same choice to make. You can agree with Adam. Adam’s decision was to be his own king, to be his own god. You can stick with his decision and stay in Adam and suffer the consequences. Or you can accept the covenant made in Jesus Christ before you were born and receive all the mercy and grace that flows out of that. You can accept Jesus as your Lord 
and representative head by declaring: 
‘Jesus, I accept the covenant with God that you made in your blood. I receive you as my Lord and my representative head.
I agree with you, Jesus. I accept your choice to acknowledge God as the King of your life. I renounce all my rights to my throne, 
to run my own life, to be my own king.’ I acknowledge God as my king.’’ 

As Jonathan said Yes to David and His kingship, and Mephiboseth just had to say ‘Amen’ to that, so likewise, Jesus has already said the ‘Yes’ 
to God as King on our behalf, and all we have to do is to add our ‘Amen’. 

Jesus has already obeyed God to the max. 
He has already made covenant with God, 
and all you have to do is say: 
‘Amen’ I accept that decision. I renounce my rights to the throne and I accept that God is my King and Jesus my representative before God.’ And when you do that, praise God, it’s a done deal, because Jesus has done the hard work. 

Well, what happened with Mephibosheth? 
There there he is - a cripple lying helpless on the floor before David in total weakness. He knew he couldn’t save himself. He was overwhelmed with the love, the covenant love that was being shown and offered to him. He said ‘Yes’ to david, I will be your servant, you will be my king. He said the ‘Amen’ to the covenant made by his father Jonathan and as a result entered into the blessings of the covenant. 

All the riches of David’s house were now his through the covenant. v9-13 tells us that everything belonging to Saul (Adam) that had been lost was now restored by David (God) to Mephibosheth, and he was to eat at David’s table forever. What a wonderful picture of our salvation! 
v9 
“And the king called to Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, 
“I have given to your master’s son all that belonged to Saul and to all his house.

v10,11 You therefore, and your sons and your servants, shall work the land for him, and you shall bring in the harvest, that your master’s son may have food to eat. But Mephibosheth your master’s son shall eat bread at my table always. As for Mephibosheth, he shall eat at my table like one of the king’s sons.”

v13 So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem, 
for he ate continually at the king’s table. 
And he was lame in both his feet.” 

He loved David and became David’s most loyal followers. He was devoted to David from that time forward. He was won by covenant grace.When we receive the mercy and grace of Christ, through a covenant made by His blood for our sake, before we were even born, we will also respond by being a devoted follower of the Lord.

In this story we are just like Mephibosheth, paralysed and helpless to save ourselves. In Adam we were enemies of God, we believed lies about God, but one day we were called into God’s presence and we heard the gospel, the good-news that there was a covenant made between God and Jesus before we were even born, and through the blood of that covenant, now every blessing can be ours and we can feast at the King’s table and be a prince in the house of the King forever and ever. Hallelujah. 

We realised that everything we had heard about God before from the world around us was lies. Now we know the truth that God is love, that He has always loved us, and that He has brought us into that eternal covenant. All we have to do is accept the decision that Jesus made on our behalf to submit to God’s rule over us, and then through being in Christ every blessing is now automatically ours. All that Adam lost is now restored to us, and we can sit and feast at the King’s table forever, enjoying all His riches. 

Every blessing is ours in Christ. He has secured them by His covenant made for us. He has stamped them with a ‘Yes’ by His blood (‘Paid in Full’ is written on every promise in Christ). We need simply to add our faith agreement to these promises, adding our ‘Amen’ to His ‘Yes’ 
and then we shall see them fulfilled in our life: 

2Corinthians 1:20 ‘For as many as are the promises of God they all find their ‘Yes’ in Christ …’ Every promise is ‘Yes ’in Christ’, sealed in the blood of the New Covenant. ‘Healing-Yes,’ ‘Forgiveness-Yes,’ etc 
“For this reason we also utter ‘the Amen 
to God, to the glory of God through us.” 
Now we just have to say our ‘Amen’ to this, 
for the glory, the promise of God, to be manifested in and through us (through our faith). 
Jesus said ‘Yes’ on the Cross to every blessing: of healing, life, wisdom and forgiveness. Yes! Jesus says: ‘Healing-Yes,’ ‘Forgiveness-Yes,’ ‘Salvation-Yes’, ‘Peace-Yes’ It’s all theirs in Me’ and all we have to do is say:‘Amen, Lord Jesus.’
 
(Everything that comes to us ‘in Christ’, overrides our negative inheritance from Adam). 
So, Meditate on the covenant promises, 
believe and receive them and say: 
‘Amen. I receive it now. It’s mine.’

All we have to do is accept the covenant made for us in the blood of Christ and bow the knee to God saying: 
‘Yes, God, You are the King.’ I’m not going to be my own god anymore. You are my God and I accept Jesus as my representative in heaven,’ (and now everything we do is in the name of Jesus our representative). 

Let’s pray (Commitment): “Lord Jesus, we thank you so much for shedding your blood to establish the New Covenant. Give each one of us a revelation in our spirit of the Blood Covenant in Christ. Lord, we thank you for your Blood Covenant made 2000 years ago. We thank you for your precious blood. We thank you Jesus, that you stood before God in perfect righteousness and your body was cut open to make that covenant on our behalf. And Lord, we just have to come and say ‘Amen.’ We bow the knee to You now and we accept the covenant allegiance and oath that Jesus made which was to worship the Lord His God with all His heart and to serve no other God. Lord, we come to you now and agree with that, and we bow the knee to God. We agree with Jesus’ decision that the Lord is our God, and we receive Jesus as our representative before God. We don’t want to represent ourselves before God, but claim Jesus as our Lord, and our mediator before God.”

Look at camera: If you can agree with that then give me an ‘Amen.’ It’s an ‘Amen’ to God, that you accept the covenant made 2000 years ago and that Jesus is your representative. If you agree with that, say your ‘Amen’ to God. You are also saying your ‘Amen‘ to all His promises. ‘Amen, Lord.’

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363 Banbury Road
Oxford - England - UK
OX2 7PL
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 515086
Fax: +44 (0) 8721 107068
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Sunday Services

Sundays at 11am and 6pm
Cheney School Hall
Cheney Lane - Headington
Oxford - England - UK
OX3 7QH