With Easter just around the corner, I am reminded of something I was taught during my time at YWAM. (YWAM or Youth With A Mission is an amazing organization that encourages youth to step out of their comfort zone and change the world for God. )
During one of our weeks at YWAM we had a phenomenal speaker that we called Rev Nev. He was from a church in Byron Bay, and he was absolutely Fantastic. Everything he had to say gave insight and brought new meanings to old words. He spoke on Covenants both from the old "Testiment" and the new "Testiment." In Latin the word Testiment actually means Covenant, so if you look at the Bible with that knowledge we've got the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.
In the Old Covenant or Old Testiment there are very strict details for the Cutting of the Covenant. These include:
1. Exchange Coats
2. Exchange Weapons
3. Exchange Names
4. Blood Cutting & Seal
5. Splitting an Animal
6. Promise & Oaths
7. Blessings & Curses
9. Covenant Meal
10. Covenant Attorney
Being in Covenant with someone means you are closer than blood brothers, it means that your wealth is their wealth, your poverty is their poverty.
Different Covenants through the Bible.
1. Covenant of Works (Hosea 6:5)
Created in Covenant
2. Covenant of Eden (Genesis 3:14-21)
Prototype of Covenant
3. Covenant with Noah (Genesis 8:20-22, 9:9-17)
Covenant with All the Earth
4. Covenant with Abraham (Gen 15)
Covenant with Father & a Nation
5. Covenant with Isreal (Exodus 19:5-24)
Covenant with Priests
6. Covenant with David (2 Samuel 17:12-16)
Covenant with Kingdom
7. The New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
Covenant with the Church
All this being said... The New Covenant is what reminds me of Easter. For Jesus made a Covenant with God on our behalf. He took care of everything for us. He gave us the "Helper" (our Covenant Attorney) and he said, "It is Finished!!" That also means that God's wealth is our wealth. If you need anything health, finances, love, a friend. God has you covered. He is our Covenant holder.
God Has our backs and he wants to take care of us.
Remember that this Easter season. It's not about the candy or the bunnies, it is about the beautiful gift God gave us through the death of His ONE and ONLY son!
Blessings on you this Easter Season!