covenant |ˈkəvənənt|
noun
an agreement.
• Law a contract drawn up by deed.
• Law a clause in a contract.
An agreement that brings about a relationship of commitment between God and his people. The Jewish faith is based on the biblical covenants made with Abraham, Moses, and David.

2 Chronicles 21:7 (King James Version)

7Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.

 

God desires to bless His people. We can see here in this scripture that God would not destroy the house of David because of the covenant He made with David. In the scriptures before this David’s great- great- great- great- great-grandchild was not behaving himself yet God did not destroy David’s entire lineage.God follows through with His promises.

One of the great things about God is that He never goes against His promises. When God says He will do something that is what He means. God holds true to all of His promises. His promises are yes and amen! (2 Corinthians 1:20). With man, promises are broken and people do not follow through. We as Christians get so disappointed and hurt when people don’t follow through in their actions and words. People covenants are more like contracts. Contracts can be changed and overridden. Contracts are different then Covenants. Covenants according to the Word of God mean commitment between God and His People.

Today I am talking about covenanting with people or God. We need to evaluate ourselves and see if we have made false covenants with people. We need to evaluate ourselves and see if we have made a covenant with the Lord. We need to make sure that we have not broken our covenant with God. If you have made a promise to God and you have not fulfilled your end, then you need to ask God for forgiveness and get back on track with Him. If you have made a covenant with people and you have not fulfilled your end then you need to go to them and ask them for forgiveness. God holds us accountable the same way we can hold God accountable to His Word. If there is not a promise in God’s Word for something that we are believing for then we have mistaken the Word of God and made up something that God can not bless.

Covenanting with people can be a dangerous thing. We need to really pray about covenanting with certain people. The reason why I say this is so that someone does not get hurt. Like I have stated to people… We don’t always need deliverance from spirits but we need to be delivered from people. People hurt people and disappoint people. God will NEVER let us down or disappoint us. People sometimes speak before they have the full understanding and then they find themselves in a covenant that they will need to get out of. Covenanting with the wrong people can get you out of the blessings of the Lord.

We see in scripture that a man named Ahaziah walked in the ways and counsel of Ahab. When Ahaziah did this he welcomed destruction to his land and his people as well as himself.

2 Chronicles 22:2-7 (King James Version)

2Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Athaliah the daughter of Omri. 3He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly. 4Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab: for they were his counsellors after the death of his father to his destruction. 5He walked also after their counsel, and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead: and the Syrians smote Joram. 6And he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was sick. 7And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram: for when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the LORD had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab.

God does not fool around with covenants and neither should we. God wants the best for His children so stop, listen, pray and then do what God wants you to do. Don’t be quick to move out into a covenant relationship that is not going to benefit you and your household. There is a lot at stake and you should consult with God before you make certain covenants with people.

 

Blessed to be a Blessing,

Pastor Philip Roman

Love Walk Christian Center

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