What is a covenant?
Covenants can be defined as agreements between two individuals, or groups of individuals; between a king or leader and his people; or between God and individuals or groups of individuals.
It can also be agreement between satanic powers and individuals or groups of individuals.
Covenants can be conditional or unconditional. Conditional covenants are forfeited if one party violates or defaults on his part of the agreement. Unconditional covenants are arrangements in which the default of one party does not negate the ultimate fulfilment of the covenant.
Life is all about covenants. Either voluntarily or involuntarily.
Joining a club, signing an employment contract, becoming a citizen of a state, oath of public office, getting married, etc.
Whether you know the significance or not is another thing, but there is no ignorance in covenants. You are either justified by it or condemned.
E.g. Garden of Eden: eat freely of all but don’t eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
In life, there are always two sides to covenants, each side is anchored to a supernatural power. It’s either: prone to life or to death; open or secret; fear/trepidation or calm/rest, liable to add (abundantly) or liable to subtract (steal), etc.
Knowingly or unknowingly, all men are in a form of covenant. Covenant are so tricky that not only you can enact it, but it can be enacted on your behalf. E.g Abraham for his descendants – circumcision (Gen 17:1-14). Moses almost lost a son because of it (Ex.4:24-26).
There are also what I call hierarchy of covenants: promise – leave your fathers house; oath – swear by my self, do solemnly swear; tokens (ring/bride price) – Noah’s rainbow; treaties (document); blood.
When we say new covenant, it means there must be old one
Before we talk of new covenant, let’s consider the old covenant.
When Adam and Eve fell, God had to initiate the old covenant by killing a lamb and shedding it’s blood for their lives. A covenant was therefore birthed, that whenever Man sinned, blood of an animal must be shed to atone for their wrong doing.
Following from Abel, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc, the sacrifice of animals for peace offering continued till Jesus came.
When the ten commandment came, violation of any of the law would mean that the blood of an animal must be shed every time a transgression was done.
Why the new covenant?
The new covenant came into force because the old was not enough to completely cleanse the sin of Mankind. It was just sufficient to cover or supress our sins.
So that the soul of old covenant saints were still being tormented in hell by Satan till Christ’s death and resurrection
1 Peter 3:18-19
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: 19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
The trouble of making sacrifice every time when an offence is committed. It drains the resources and doesnt guarantee that the person will still not re-offend.
What is the new covenant?
It is the shedding of the blood of Jesus, the only begotten Son of God for the atonement of the sin of those that would believe in Him. The blood of sinless Jesus made us pure and righteous before God and guarantees our eternity in heaven.
Who are partakers of this new covenant?
Those who have confess and repent of their sins and have asked Jesus to be their Lord and Saviour. Those that now live a holy life in the flesh through the help of the Holy Spirit.
Old and unwanted covenants
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
The ordinance may have been written by:
God – Genesis 3:16-19
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Satan and Demons – Num 23:23
Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!
Ancestry – Lamentation 5:7
7 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their iniquities.
Personal ignorance – Psalm 49:20
20 Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
Some blessings to partake in
Good living – Matthew 19:27-29
27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Peace – John 14:27
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Joy – John 15:11
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
Hope of eternal life – John 14:1-3
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Good health – 3 John 1:2
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Long life – Psalm 91:16
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
To be a partaker of the new covenant, you must be born again
I destroy every yoke of Satan that has been assigned against my life this year in Jesus name.
I destroy every pronouncement of evil people around me in Jesus name.
I destroy the curses of false prophets and satanic agent placed upon my life.
I come against the spirit of debt assigned against my life in Jesus name.
I paralyse every force of hindrance and obstacle on my way to greatness in Jesus name.
I break every soul-tie and blood covenants working against my destiny in Jesus name.
I destroy every household covenant affecting my advancement in life.
I command every familiar spirit monitoring my bloodline to be blind to my whereabouts forever in Jesus name.
I come against agents of darkness operating evil repetition in my family line in Jesus name.
I come against spirit of condemnation, confusion, conflict that is working against my destiny in Jesus name.
I cancel every covenant of incompletion, instability, failure and backwardness operating in my family line in Jesus name.
I revoke the evil covenant of rise and fall, gathering and scattering out of my life in Jesus name.
Every venom of evil injected into my gene, I eject you by the blood of Jesus.
I break every covenant in my family line that attract pain, hardship and hurt to me in Jesus name.
I destroy every ancestral altar speaking evil into my destiny in Jesus name.
I break and destroy every intentional and non-intentional agreement with the devil in my family line that is affecting my destiny in Jesus name.
I break all evil covenant with water spirit attached to me in Jesus name.
I break all covents with any idol attached to me in Jesus name
I break every covenant with snake and python kingdom attached to me
I break every abiku spirit attached to my family line in Jesus name.
I break the every covenant of poverty and lust working against my family line in Jesus name.
Blood of Jesus, delete any evil covenant invoking harm or injury upon my life in Jesus name.
I reject every illness and sicknesses pertaining to my family line in Jesus name.
Every covenant producing misfortune in my family line be revoked by the Holy Ghost.
I erase every covenant instigating hatred, persecution and deadly envy upon my life in Jesus name.
Holy Ghost take me to heights I have never dreamed of in Jesus name.
Holy Ghost help me to trample upon powers and principalities threatening my life in Jesus name.
Holy Ghost, let 2013 be my best year yet.
Holy Ghost preserve my life rupturable thtoughout my lifetime in Jesus name.