DATE : Saturday 24 May 2014
But my God shall supply all your
need according to his riches in
glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19
Genesis 17:1-7
1 And when Abram was ninety
years old and nine, the LORD
appeared to Abram, and said unto
him, I am the Almighty God; walk
before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant
between me and thee, and will
multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and
God talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant
is with thee, and thou shalt be a
father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more
be called Abram, but thy name
shall be Abraham; for a father of
many nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding
fruitful, and I will make nations of
thee, and kings shall come out of
7 And I will establish my covenant
between me and thee and thy seed
after thee in their generations for
an everlasting covenant, to be a
God unto thee, and to thy seed
after thee.
and PSALM 109:1-20
‘Covenant’ literally denotes a
contract. A contract is an
agreement between two or more
parties comprising of specific
issues on which they have come to
a consensus. At a later time, one
of the parties involved may change
his mind and that could dissolve
the contract. A covenant with God
is more than that. It is an eternal
arrangement and is eternally
binding (Genesis 17:7).
In our Bible reading today, our
God entered into a covenant
relationship with Abraham. He
changed his name from Abram to
Abraham and the name of his wife
from Sarai to Sarah. When God
enters into covenant with anyone,
the first thing he does is to change
the person to a new creature (2
Corinthians 5:17). The covenant
between God and Abraham was
sealed with the blood of
circumcision. In the same vein,
Christ shed His blood to seal the
covenant between you and God
(Matthew 26:28). Many blessings
accrued to Abraham and Israel on
the basis of the Abrahamic
covenant. As long as they kept the
covenant, there was no sick person
among them; God became their
only Physician (Exodus 15:26). The
Almighty God was also their
Protector (Exodus 23:26) and the
captain of their host. The covenant
guaranteed their physical
protection from their enemies,
from pestilence and from diseases.
When they sinned against God by
breaking the laws of the covenant,
their prosperity became austerity,
and their blessings were turned to
curses. Jesus is the founder of the
new covenant (Hebrews 7:22).
Whoever becomes a child of God
by surrendering his or her life to
Christ has a lot to gain from God,
because Jesus stands behind every
sentence in the New Covenant. The
resources of heaven are behind
Jesus and all power belongs to Him
(Matthew 28:18). Are you a child
of God? Have you surrendered
your life to Jesus? Are you born-
again? Are you serving God in
holiness and in truth? Be assured
that the covenant of recovery is
yours. Based on the new covenant,
every true child of God is called
into a blessing that is richer and
more assuring than is contained in
the Abrahamic covenant. All you
need is faith to access it (John
11:40). How do you experience this
total recovery? Be born-again.
Diligently study the scriptures to
identify what is right and be
diligent to do them. Be humble
enough to trust God for your
recovery and go ahead to receive
your healing, divine health, divine
prosperity, peace and life in
abundance. Pray without ceasing,
shun sin and continue to serve
God in holiness and truth. Learn to
appreciate God. Give thanks
always and praise God for all
things. Finally be a witness. Be a
fruit-bearing Christian. Win souls
and ensure that the souls won are
followed up properly so that each
will become a true disciple of
Action Point:
Renew your covenant with God and
make up your mind to be more
committed to His service.


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