covenant

Every covenant that God has made with men… they have broken…. maybe I did not realize this at the time… but…

I made a covenant with God when I was younger, and then went “my own way” later… feeling “upset” I had made it, I told God that there was no way I could keep it and I would just have to suffer the consequences of hell, like other humans.

Amazingly (to me), God respected my choice and the “terrible” consequences I was expecting never came…. years later I was “happy and contented” living a worldly life… and being driven by demons, I was actively doing the devil’s work (on the internet)without even realizing it.

The story of my deliverance from demonic control….. and my personal “prodigal son” experience with God…. the spiritual battles that followed…. and my subsequent cleansing and anointing for his service are documented in several previous postings on this blog.

Now I want everybody to understand:

1. Nobody can keep a covenant with God in their FLESH…. no matter how well meaning and determined they may be, they will ultimately FAIL.

2.But if the covenant is made in honest sincerity, God is able to ultimately triumph in that person’s life.

“For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phillipians 2:13)

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8)

How many Christians are still serving God in the FLESH today ? …. fooling themselves in thinking that THEY have some inherrent “goodness”….  that THEY can do the things to please God.

IF YOU HAVE FAILED GOD….. if you were a Christian as a child, He wants you back ….. if you have never been a Christian but are fed-up with your sinful life…..read Isaiah 55:7, Ezekiel 18:21 – 23

As long as you are alive on this earth their is hope….. however, BEWARE postponement….. if God is calling you today, ACT NOW…. because the opportunity may not occur again… (Hebrews3:13, Proverbs 29:1)

It is a fact that as we grow older… it gets harder to change…. if you resist the calling of God now… the time will come when you cannot “sincerely repent” because your heart will have been “hardened” by sin and demons…. postponement can be FATAL…. so please do not roll dice with your eternal soul as the stake.

dispensations

God’s dealing with humans… through Covenants… first, God makes a pronouncement of what  he requires of man with respect to man’s conduct…. second man is given a time-period (or age) during which obedience (or lack of it) is tested.

1. Innocence – Genesis 1:28 – 29 – the test – Genesis 2:16 – 17

2. Conscience (Moral Responsibility) – Genesis 3:7 – The judgement for failure of innocence, the new conditions of life specified – Genesis 3:14 – 19 – the next test – Genesis 4:7

3. Human Government – the judgement for failure of conscience Genesis 6:5 -9 – the new conditions of life specified and the next test Genesis 9:2 – 7

4. Promise – the judgement on the failure of human government Genesis 11:8 – God decides to work through a specific man Abram and his offspring – Genesis 12:1 -3 the new test is FAITH and OBEDIENCE…  Abram partially passes and partially fails the test…. the fail Genesis 16:1-6  causes the modern misery between Israel and Palestine…. the pass Genesis 22:15 – 18 results in the promise of Messiah though his descendents

5. Law – Genesis 19:3 – 8

6. Church –  the law failed in that the Pharisees (the very embodiment of the “humanly corrupted” Law) and the masses of Abraham’s descendents crucified their Messiah – giving birth to the Church age – in which,  all humans are expected to  accept the atonement of Christ (which should lead to their mental rejection of  their basic sinfulness) and an empowering (though the Holy Spirit) to OVERCOME the world, the flesh and the devil.

7. Kingdom –  Revelation 20:4 – 6 –  the final “age” of the human race before God makes the “new heaven and the new earth” Revelation chap. 21 and 22

God knew everything that was going to happen before it did…. therefore the progressive revelation of the Bible is for OUR enlightenment as the human race… to show us both what we are like and to show us what God is like.

All the tests… the failures…. both the good and the bad are recorded therein over thousands of years of human history… for all of God’s other creation…. angels, demons, principalities and powers to observe.

Truly the world is a stage…. and the human history is an unfolding DRAMA…. that testifies to the greatness of God and the frailty of man…. nevertheless, the LOVE of humans for their God and for each other is precious in His sight and of eternal significance…. long after the human race has ceased to exist (in the flesh) according to it’s present form.

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, let us walk our daily life in humility and holiness before You … and may we be sensitive to Your wishes and direction both today and every day…. amen.