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     We’re going to continue teaching on the subject of the Blood Covenant. You and I have entered into a Blood covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ. This Blood Covenant is something that is so important that it even means our salvation. When we entered into this Covenant it meant that all that we have and all that we owe is now the Lord’s and all that He has and all that He owes is now ours. All we had to give Him was ourselves. But we also had a great debt and that was sin. The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death.” Jesus came and paid the price for us. Jesus came and gave us His righteous and He even gave us a place in Heaven. The shed Blood of Jesus forever sealed this Blood Covenant.

     I. Now to give you a brief review of what we covered last time, we said that there are 8 steps that can be taken when someone wants to enter into a covenant with another person.

              A. Normally a person would only follow 2 or 3 of these steps to enter into a covenant. Jesus actually followed all 8, which is revealed in the Word of God.

                        1. The 1st step would be to exchange coats or garments.

                                  a. This was an important step. The act symbolized that all I have is yours and all that you have is mine.

                                           iii. (ISA 61:10) Says That Jesus hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness.

                        2. The 2nd step would be to exchange weapons.

                                  a. Jesus gave us a weapon, the sword of the Spirit that is the Word of God.

                                  b. This step signifies that all their strength belongs to you.

                        3. The 3rd step was to exchange names in some way. (Take 1st name and use it as the last name.)

                                  a. This would give you the power of attorney to all that belonged to your covenant partner.

                                           i. You would have a legal right to use that name. (Donald Trump)

                                  b. Jesus gave us His name to use. (Christian) REV 22:1–4.

                                           i. He also said in (JOHN 16:23) “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give {it} you.”

                                           ii. In (MARK 16:17–18) He said “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

                        4. The 4th step in entering into a covenant is called the blood cutting.

                                  a. A cut was made on the wrists or palms of 2 people’s hands. They would then Shake hands or mix the blood together.

                                           i. From that point on you became blood brothers.

                                  b. When Jesus shed His Blood on the cross we began to enter into a covenant relationship with Him.

                        5. The 5th step consists of the splitting of animals.

                                  a. They would cut the animal from the back of the head to the bottom of the spine.

                                  b. This symbolized something very important.

                                           i. It told everyone that they are now 1.

                                           ii. Just as the animal is 1 but 2 halves.

                                           iii. So we would be one with our covenant partner.

                                  c. (1COR 6:17) Says that we are 1 spirit with the Lord.

                                  d. In the Old Testament this is how people entered into a covenant.

                        6. Step # 6 dealt with the pronouncing of the blessing and the cursings.

                                  a. A covenant is a contract and even more.

                                  b. Every contract has certain LAWS AND CONDITIONS attached to it that must be adhered to, and if you fail to do so, then the contract is either ANNULLED or you are obliged to pay a penalty.

                                  c. The blood covenant is the same way, and even more so.

                                  d. In the O. T. we have the pronouncing of the BLESSING AND CURSINGS. They’re found in DEUT 28:1–14. This here was the pronouncing of the blessing, but we also have the curse if we don’t keep the covenant. DEUT 28:15–24 and it goes on.

                                           i. It’s much better to serve the Lord with your whole heart; He wants to bless us with so much.

                                           ii. Turn to GAL 3:13–14.

                                           iii. Jesus took upon Himself all the curses for us. All we have to do is confess our sins to Him and he is faithful and just to forgive us of all our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

                                           iv. Look at 1JOHN 1:7,9.

                        7. The 7th step was the setting up of a memorial.

                                  a. The memorial was set up to remind them continually, forever, that they have a covenant.

                                           i. A memorial could be just about anything; it could be a tree or the exchanging of sheep, or a bunch of rocks, or one rock with even the terms of the covenant written on it.

                                           ii. There’s many different memorials written in the Word of God, between man and man, and between God and man.

                                  b. Let’s look at the memorial between God and man. DEUT 5:2–7, 22.

                                  c. JOSH 4:5–7.

                        8. The last step (8th) was to eat the covenant meal.

                                  a. They would eat bread and drink wine.

                                           i. The bread symbolized, or represented, the body of the person and the wine represented the blood.

                                  b. When the bread was given, by 1 to the other and they ate it, it symbolized again that they are 1.

                                  c. As they drank the wine, the wine represented the other person’s blood.

                                           i. The Bible says that the life of the flesh is in the Blood.

                                           ii. Therefore the drinking of the wine symbolized that their life was now the others.

     III. That is exactly what Jesus did when He broke bread with His disciples before dying and going to the cross.

              A. He shared the wine and the bread with them saying: “My body is yours, you are now the body of Christ, my life is yours”, He’s given us the newness of life, the fullness of life, the abundant of life, and then He was saying, “You and I are one.” (David and Mephibosheth- So many people have the idea of God as the 1 that is going to do bad things to them) (You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.)

W.O.L.C.C. 9\16\92 SUN AM From the Blood Covenant by Theo Wolmarans Chapter 3 pg. 29–53

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