Alternative View - December 14, 2015


The Benefits Of The Covenant

These are the words of the covenant which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He had made with them at Horeb. - (Deuteronomy 29:1)

One of the most important things to remember about God’s covenants is that they are designed to benefit you. Keeping the terms of the covenant allows you to “prosper in all that you do” (Deuteronomy 29:9). Covenants produce progress in your life. Moving forward in your life is clearly tied to covenant-keeping. This is because only as you operate in and under the covenant do you receive the flow of God’s power, position, provision, and authority.

Covenantal positioning is the key to partaking of all of the kingdom privileges that God has in store for you.

In order to help you understand this complex theological concept of the covenant, let me give you a synonym: covering. If and when you operate under God’s covenant, you are operating under His covering.

Look at it like this—when it is raining outside and the thunder and lightning fill the sky, you will most likely reach for your umbrella before heading out into the rain. You will open up your umbrella and place it over your head.

You are covered.

The umbrella does not stop the clouds from raining, but it does stop the rain from reaching you. While it does not change what is happening around you, it does change what happens to you. Similarly, when you are under God’s covering of His covenant, the circumstances, trials, and challenges of life may not change, but God will cover you in such a way that they do not negatively impact you at the level they would without His covering. To be under His covenant is to experience the protection of His covering.

Reflection: How does God’s protection keep you safe? How does God’s choice to enter into covenant with us display His own power and glory? How have you seen God’s protection in your own life?

I want to experience the protection of Your covering, Father. Align my thoughts and actions with Your principles and will. Show me Your glory in the midst of life’s storms.

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