Covenant // Part 5
We have been talking about God’s relationship with His people. It is defined by the term “covenant”. In the biblical sense, covenant is a relational term that describes a binding agreement. The New Covenant includes a five-fold promise for God’s people:
- Sin: God has forgiven the sin of His people – past, present, and future. God’s Spirit works within His people to bring about their destiny which is to transform them into the image of Jesus.
- Healing: God has given His people the promise of healing – body, soul, and spirit.
- Presence: God has promised the “never ending” presence of God in the lives of His people. His presence brings His people peace.
- Victory: God has promised victory for His people over death, hell, and the grave. Every power of darkness that we will ever face has been defeated.
- Success: Every provision for doing His will is met by the riches stored up in glory through Christ Jesus.
We have studied the first three promises. Tonight, we move to the promise of victory. We have made the case that God’s covenant promises are a reflection or revelation of who He is. The promises of our victory are no different.
The title of Jehovah Nissi is found only once in Scripture but is very powerful for us. It is found in Exodus chapter 17 where the children of Israel fought against the Amalekites. Joshua led the battle while Moses went to the top of the hill to intercede for victory. As long as Moses’ hands were lifted, the Israelites prevailed. If Moses’ hands went down, the Amalekites prevailed. Moses’ hands grew weary so Aaron and Hur held his hands up until the battle was over. Picture reminding us that while we fight battles, the battle was won at the hill called Calvary. Reminder that our battles are won through intercession. After the victory, Moses built an altar and named it Jehovah Nissi. Here are a couple of other verses:
You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth. That Your beloved may be delivered, save with Your right hand, and hear me. /// Psalm 60:4-5
Your banner over me is love. /// Song of Solomon 2:4
Another revelation of God which reveals our victory:
What did David write about the Lord before he became king over Israel?
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want… Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me… You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. /// Psalm 23:1, 4-5
The Lord is my shepherd who will lead me through the valley of the shadow of death and into the house of the Lord where I will dwell forever.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. /// John 10:27-28
- Psalm 60:4-5
- Song of Solomon 2:4
- Psalm 23:1, 4-5
- John 10:27-28
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