“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16, King James Version
The Bible is God’s WORD, His bond. In the Bible are Covenants, all ratified in blood
(1)First, the blood of an animal with which God made clothes for Adam and Eve, then the blood of animals in sacrifices
(2)Then in the blood of man in circumcision,
(3)And finally, in the Blood of God Through His Son, Jesus Christ.
For God so loved the world that He gave…and He gave…and He gave.
God is A Covenant-Keeping God. Covenant love is what a person experiences as he enters into a relationship with God as God has Ordained it. Unconditional love is what a person experiences as he enters into relationship with God That is the message the Bible Brings us from beginning to end. It sounds simple enough. Yet few of us really comprehend it. God Defines the “new covenant” (Heb. 8:8-13) as four promises He Makes to His People.
We can understand the idea of a God of Power. We can understand a God who Desires to be served. But an Almighty God Who Loves us so much that He Desires, above all, to Give to us? That can be hard to believe. For thousands of years, God has been Working to Drop the Revelation of His Love into the hearts of men. He’s Made Loving Promises of Blessing and Protection. But He’s always Faced that same obstacle – human beings who just couldn’t bring themselves to believe those pPomises were true.
The story of Abram is a perfect example. He wasn’t accustomed to the idea of a God who Gives. After all, he’d grown up as a worshiper of the moon, and the moon had certainly never seemed interested in doing anything for him. Then he encountered El Shaddai, the Greatest Being of all. The one Almighty God. And the first thing this El Shaddai Wanted to Do was Give to him. God’s Promises so astounded Abram that he couldn’t believe them. “Lord,” he asked, “how can I know I’m really going to receive these things?” (Gen. 15:8).
Do you know how God Answered him? By cutting a blood covenant with him. That Covenant settled forever any question Abram could ever have about God’s Love and Loyalty. Once blood had been shed, he knew God Meant what He Said. God Did the same thing for you. He cut a Blood Covenant with you. And He Sacrificed His Own Son to Do it. Jesus’ Broken Body and Shed Blood have become the Eternal Proof of God’s Love for you.
Through Communion, He’s Urged you to remember them again and again so that when your Faith in His Promises begins to waver, you “might have a strong consolation” (Heb. 6:18). Get a Revelation of God’s Love for you by meditating on the Covenant He’s Made with you. Get out the bread and the cup. Go before the Lord with them and take Communion thinking about the Body and Blood of Jesus that enables you to be a Blood-Covenant member of the Family of Almighty God. Let them settle forever the question of God’s Love for you. You’ll never again have to doubt His Promises once you believe in His Love.
Always believe in The Covenant of God but not the contradictions from your circumstances, because God a Covenant-Keeping God, Amen