The Mystery Of The Blood Covenants
By Donna Braman
You can never understand covenant until you get discernment of the mystery of the blood trail with the three blood covenants G-d made with man. Make no mistake about it, the Jews always knew that G-d would present the Messiah that would become our redeeming savior.
But they had become so dependent upon passing their sin onto the red heifer once a year that when their appointed time for final redemption came in the form of a Jewish pheasant servant. They had a hard time also believing that He would have to die like a common criminal and hang on a cross, cursed.
Christ's blood could not have become light had He not become a humble servant, overcome the world, be sinless, and take upon himself the world's sin and suffer. But you can’t change how the light is to come, because that is a set given with the essence of G-d’s being.
The Jews were expecting a King to come and relieve them of the oppression from Rome, and that he would be royalty without the price of pure unblemished (righteous) blood that ignites light. It is to our fortune and the whole world’s really that the Jews rejected Christ because G-d then blinded their spiritual eyes and for a time so the whole creation could have a chance to be saved.
We are living in a set time where we are witnessing the blinds being lifted from the eyes of the Jews. A mass movement of Messianic Jews have arisen in the world and huge organizations of Christians and Jews have formed alliances. The Messianics are evangelizing, and carrying the gospel around the world. The church has to get back to the Great Commission. We're supposed to cause a jealousy by showing the Jews that we, the adopted children have now become like the natural child, with the same blessings they have. But the church is asleep and we need to wake up my brothers and sisters and partake in the glory of the latter house.
Now I’m going to take you into each blood covenant and I’m going to show you how they all unveil the mystery of the blood and how G-d operates as he revealed His end time plan beginning in Genesis and comes full circle in Revelation. You will then see clearly what a veil of blindness the Jews have been under and what it means for the Gentiles and how it is going to work into a great Jubilee of the natural branch being engrafted back into the root and the branch uniting with the root once again. It is all seen through the progression of the blood covenants.
You will be able to see how and when the fulfillment of the number of the Gentile Christians is to occur as you witness Jews come to Yahshua. Lets take a look at how G-d orchestrated this magnificent plan to be reconciled to His beloved and at the same time blow Satan’s mind in the process. If you are not in love with Christ and coming into the presence of the King of the Universe by the end of this teaching then you need to get yourself to the altar and pray the sinners prayer until you weep with humility and a contrite heart.
G-d began with the law and He ended with capturing our heart through the son showing us the Father’s great love by becoming flesh in order to save us and reconcile us back to Him from the fall of Adam.
The blood has been a mystery since the beginning of time, but most importantly it has been a mystery to Satan. Remember, blood means life, a pure light source. In Hebrew Red means earth, and matter (flesh) from the earth that has light can ignite with the spiritual essence of G-d through blood purity. G-d required a pure or unblemished life force in order for sin redemption, or to be able to come into His presence.
The High Priest had to go through a cleansing process before he could step behind the curtain to present the offering. If he wasn't righteous he would drop dead and that meant no sin redemption, so the people would gather outside of the Tabernacle and listen to see if the bells stopped ringing on the hem of the Priest's garment.
When we think of the first sin, we automatically think of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, but the first sin was not committed in the Garden of Eden. It was committed in heaven by Lucifer, also known as The Morning Star. The sin committed was pride. Lucifer was called a Son of G-d. (Job 38:4-7)
Ultimately, he defiled the throne of heaven and was cast down with a third of the angels with him. Now, it is interesting to note that in Revelation Jesus is referred to as The Morning Star. Morning star means son, and Lucifer lost that status when he thought he could be as big as G-d and defile the throne of heaven. Yahshua said in Luke 10:18, “I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven.”
Still defiant after defiling the throne of Heaven, Satan intervenes in G-d’s creation to subdue mankind. So after Satan tempts Eve G-d lays out the foundation of redemption but withholds the mystery of the blood from Satan. Satan's really mad now because G-d calls mankind his sons.
The spiritual battle had begun for dominion of the earth and mankind, and the throne (or the temple) of heaven is the central stage and as it was in the beginning, the battle of Armageddon will begin with the ultimate Holy War for the throne in Jerusalem between to two Princes, the son, Yahshua and Satan’s Prince, the Anti-Christ.
But the blood is still an issue. So let’s clarify how the blood has played out so far and how it will again in the end in this heavenly war against Satan over G-d's authority and His creation.
After the sin in the Garden of Eden man was cut off from the tree of life and a curse was handed down to man separating him from his creator. G-d did not want this, but sin cannot dwell in his light. (Genesis 3:15) God said to the serpent, “I’ll put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers. He will crush your head and you will bruise His heel.”
The “He” that G-d is referring to that would crush Satan’s head is Yahshua, so we know from this that G-d is referring to a singular seed, not many seeds. The ultimate blood sacrifice and G-d’s word 'come in the flesh' had been released in the Garden of Eden. The seed of G-d’s word, Yahshua, was hidden in the woman. (Luke 1:30-35). From that point G-d made the blood a mystery unto Satan.
The truth of G-d becoming incarnate in the seed of a woman and in the flesh of Yahshua baffled even the Pharisees, and Satan never saw what hit him. Because the blood of Yahshua would ultimately purify the heavenly altar that Satan had defiled. Now if Satan had known this mystery of the blood he would have never killed Yahshua. (1 Corinthians 2:7,8).
As soon as the blood of the slain Lamb of G-d spilled and His death occurred the host of angels swooped down on that concrete, makeshift altar and rushed that pure blood life force up into the heavenly throne and poured it onto the altar.
Yahshua resurrected from the same power G-d used to create the earth, a spoken word and to us a Kingdom was established, with all the power and authority invested in Him by the Father as our final High Priest and Redeemer. He then went to the depths of hell and took from Satan the keys of death and the power of sin that had separated us from our Creator. So the power of sin is broken through the light of Yeshua in us, a regeneration of His life force in us. This also gives us the ability to be obedient to His commands which brings holiness into our lives.
Let me show you here just how powerful the light of Yahsua's blood is. When He rose from the power of G-d's light and word, the arch angel swooshed down to the earth and clothed Him in his high priest garment and he ascended to the throne where he sits at the right hand of G-d interceding for us. Can you imagine the activity in heaven on that hour? That same light and word will be the power Yahshua calls His bride when appears in the clouds with a loud shout and the sound of the trumpet!
You may be pondering right now, well, why didn’t G-d just send Yahshua after the Garden of Eden? G-d had to teach us how to choose Him over the natural or flesh and through the self will He has given us, choose Him. We have to become a pure heart that connects to the spirit of Him in us, the spirit in us that is created in His image. As we go further you will see how G-d's accomplishes this progressive reconciliation through the law and blood covenants and how the devil missed this truth as well as most of us, for these things are only revealed through the spirit.
G-d had created the angels for his pleasure and Lucifer was the most beautiful angel He had, and was called a Son of G-d. He had authority in heaven. He had G-d’s presence and His ear. Lucifer was the worship leader and it is said that his voice sounded like the 7 musical keys when he spoke. He had pipes coming out of his chest when he worshiped before G-d.
That's why King David was a man after G-d's own heart, he knew how to worship and please the L-rd. Lucifer had it all and failed G-d because greed for power overtook his heart. So G-d said, I’ll create my own family. He created Adam from the dust and breathed life into his nostrils, his spirit. We all have G-d's likeness in us and He weeps for that communion with us, but sin separates us from His glory.
Adam failed Him also, ah but Yahshua, He sealed the final covenant, a man without sin and He took the burden of sin on His shoulders and it was heavy, almost to the point of killing Him physically as He prayed in the garden of Getheseme. Blood dropped from His brow as He pleaded with the Father, take this cup from me, but His will was to reconcile with His creation and it was not G-d's will to rescue his son. Yes, you were bought with a heavy price. Righteousness always has a price to pay.
The flesh has to be subjected to the spirit through the mind, where all free choice comes from in order to choose righteousness. Mind renewal comes through regeneration of the blood before that can be accomplished. So the law was put into place to show us how short we fall from G-d's holiness.
G-d wanted that part of us back that was made in His likeness. He began His plan of reconciliation through covenants. It’s all about free will that He gave us and if love has to be forced then it is not effectual. On the other hand G-d could not commune with man in sin. His light and life force cannot mesh with darkness that is in the natural man. This is why Yahshua tells us that unless we are born of the spirit we cannot enter the Kingdom of heaven.
We are going to take a journey into learning righteousness through covenant. A covenant is a contract and within a contract you have conditions to meet and then you have blessings. We are going to learn just how G-d has a relationship with us through our covenant with Him; how He operates, His seasons, His patterns and just how Holy He is. Our minds cannot even comprehend the enormity of who our G-d is and the power and blessings He gives us through our blood covenant. But you can get a glimpse of His majesty and what His presence is like and how man progressively comes into His presence through the tabernacle tent and ultimately at Calvary’s Cross.
You have to understand that when G-d makes a redemptive covenant He always seals it with pure blood. First we will look at G-d’s first blood covenant after the destruction of mankind in Noah's day, while Enoch was resurrected into heaven. G-d promised to never destroy His creation again. However, it is important to remember G-d’s wrath in Noah’s day for He will display that wrath again in the end, not by flood but by fire.
THE FIRST BLOOD COVENANT
The first covenant G-d made was with Abraham. G-d had destroyed all the people during Noah’s time because of corruption and sin among the people. He chose Abraham to covenant with.
You may be asking, why did G-d choose Abraham? It wasn’t because he was an elite tribe, or even the largest. There was something very unique about Abraham. He was an inquisitive man, and although he had grown up around idols and idol worship, he began to question that kind of worship. How did it benefit man? How could it improve our situations? How could it commune with us? At the core of his soul and spirit he knew there was a living G-d, and he diligently sought the living G-d.
G-d saw this longing and character in Abraham and He chose him to make known Himself through this desert man. G-d did not choose him because he was a Jew. Noah was a Gentile. As Abraham developed his relationship with G-d and G-d spoke to him, G-d saw a thirst, faithfulness, and truth seeking substance to Abraham.
It was for these reasons, especially after Abraham passed the test of faith and G-d made a covenant with him, and sealed it with blood through the blood letting of circumcision of every newborn male child at eight days old, and promised him that he would become the Father of nations.
Abraham thus became a G-d-like figure. He would do something that later G-d would have to do Himself; sacrifice His own son. A foreshadowing of G-d's final redemptive plan. Abraham was the only man that ever lived that got a glimpse of the pain and despair that it took to sacrifice the loved and promised son.
When Yahshua hung on that cross suffering and near death, and called out, “My Father why have you forsaken me?” G-d had to look the other way for He could not look upon sin or bear the pain to see the unblemished son’s suffering.
So never think that sin doesn't hurt G-d, for it takes His family away from him. It hurt Him to have to be absent as Yahshua had to carry the world's sin on his shoulders on that cross. It is incomprehensible to even imagine the sin of the whole world upon one man who knew no sin.
G-d's essence could not blend with that, Yahshua had it to do it alone. That's just a peek of how dirty sin is to our Father in heaven and the price that would have to be paid for it. Still Yahshua took that dirt upon His life and was obedient unto death.
He could have called ten thousand angels. But He chose obedience. So never think that obedience is not necessary for a righteous life. Yahshua knew that if He called upon the Angels with the power of the spoken word, Satan would win, and He wanted to give the Father back his creation that He longed for.
Yahshua had spent a thousand years in heaven with the Father as one with Him. Reconciling his creation that He had breathed His very spirit into was a fixated desire of G-d, and Yahshua gave that gift back to Him. So never wonder why Yahshua is now at the right hand of the Father, given all authority and power over G-d’s creation.
It is for this reason that He is the only one worthy to open the book of life and to be the Prince of Peace and High Priest seated on the throne and to speak our futures at the Great White Throne judgment. He is the only one who truly understands mercy and justice and that is what He will judge our hearts on as well.
Abraham was the man that came closest to understanding the power of obedience as Yahshua did. Abraham is our patriarch Father that we inherit the promise of Christ from.
Isaac became a chosen to inherit that promise and to inherit the land of Canaan which is Israel today, which includes Jerusalem. I’m going to prove this to you as I discuss further the journey Abraham took to sacrifice Isaac.
I certainly understand why Abraham did not announce that he was about to take his son upon a high mountain and kill him for the living G-d. These ex-idol worshippers would have assumed he was gone mad in the mind. We have a lot more discernment now through the Holy Spirit and knowledge of the Kingdom, and know that most of the time when G-d calls us to do a great work for Him, it never makes sense to the carnal mind.
Now Abraham had two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. G-d also blessed Ishmael and promised to make him a mighty nation. But Ishmael was not the son to inherit Israel or the promises. (Genesis 17:19-21) G-d did not make a blood covenant with Ishmael, in spite of Abraham asking G-d to do that before Isaac was born.
Now the covenants that were sealed in blood were made with the Jewish patriarchs that carried the septer to the everlasting throne in Jerusalem. To have discernment about the end time Holy war with the Anti-Christ and Yahshua over the temple throne in the battle of Armageddon you have got to understand and follow the septer of the blood line.
I pray my fellow Christians for you not to be ignorant of this truth for it is the unveiling of the mystery of the blood that always confused religious folks and Satan. The Anti-Christ will lie to cover up this truth in the end time, and many in our churches will believe him because most Christians don’t know the word concerning it.
The Palestinian Muslims who are of the line of Ishmael will try to tell you that it was Ishmael who was the favored son and not Isaac. Do not believe this because Isaac was a miraculous conception in the dead womb of Sarah who was ninety years old. The seed of the woman carries the mystery of the blood and that trail leads to the savior coming from the stump of Jesse, the young David. (1Samuel 16:12.13) You will see as we go along here that G-d stayed with only one certain bloodline that led to Yahshua being a direct descendant from Judah.
Now King David purchased the city of Jerusalem where His throne will never end, because Yahshua, His descendant is the King of Kings forever. When King David killed Goliath, who was a seed of Satan, he dragged the head of the giant 16 miles to Jerusalem, to the hill we call Calvary or Golgotha Hill (hill of the skulls) where Yahshua's blood dripped onto the evil seed and took away the sin of the world and stripped Satan of his power. Somebody needs to give a praise!
David purchased Mt Moriah (Jerusalem) where his throne will be forever and Yahshua will reign. But let's get back to the promise for a moment. G-d promised Abraham that he would be the Father of Nations and he clearly showed him on Mt. Moriah that Abraham saw far off, into a three-day journey, the unblemished Lamb of G-d that was to come. Mt Moriah is the temple mount in Jerusalem. (Genesis 22:14)
The ram’s horn became a symbol of the coming of Messiah and was blown at the gathering of the people on the Feast of Tabernacles, the Jewish New Year, called Sukkot in Hebrew, and was a sign of the coming Christ. The ram’s horn is called a shofar. In fact Yahshua was born during this feast time. On our calendar it is October.
The stipulation of the covenant with Abraham was for the people to put no other G-d’s before them. Idols and idolatry was forbidden. So the first lesson G-d wanted to teach us was not to not have dependence on anything man made that took us away from Him.
You see, G-d’s jealousy is not the same as ours. Our jealousy causes strife, but G-d’s brand of jealousy is to bring us in line with Him. He desires for us not to be led by things that lead us to death and away from the source of light that leads to life.
G-d also established the first fruits law through Abraham, that is the tithe. Abraham took a tenth of all he had to the High Priest Melchizedek. He was to perform a bloodletting on every first born male by circumcision of the foreskin, and it was to be a sign of their blood covenant with G-d.
With every blood covenant G-d made he appointed a High Priest as well. G-d anointed Melchizedek to be the first High Priest in the covenant with Abraham. Melchizedek had no history and there was no beginning or end to him. He is the foreshadowing of Christ's High Priesthood. But G-d would appoint another priesthood before the final covenant.
Melchizedek was told by G-d to take bread and wine to Abraham which represents blessing and the the bread of life and the fruit of the land as well as the foreshadowing of Yahshua who said, "I am the bread came down from heaven and no one goes to the father except through me, meaning his blood, the wine.
THE SECOND BLOOD COVENANT
The second covenant G-d made was with Moses, a Christ-like figure who freed the Israelites from bondage. Moses ordered the people to take an unblemished lamb and smear that pure blood on their door posts. G-d set forth his word to Moses to give to the chosen people to be the keepers of His Word, commandments and covenant, and to be the light unto the nations. You see we could never understand G-d's holiness and why it took G-d coming in the flesh until we completely understand his nature. So the law gives us a glimpse of just how much we fall short of His holiness and righteous living, and if we didn't know the law we would see a need for redemption, nor would our hearts feel conviction.
G-d took Moses upon Mt. Sinai and there he showed him the Heavenly Temple and told him to build it and he would bless them and his presence would dwell among the people. His Shekinah Glory was seen hoovering over the Tabernacle from miles away.
The tent tabernacle reflects the heavenly temple, its dimensions, divisions and furniture. The Ark of the Covenant is in Heaven and the temple is the throne. (Rev. 11:19) G-d instructed Moses to appoint the Levites as Priests of the tabernacle in the line of Arron (Moses' brother) who would be the High Priest.
The High Priest was to sacrifice a bull and a red heifer once a year at the Feast of Tabernacles ( Yum Kippur) for redemption of the people’s sins. An unblemished lamb was to be sacrificed at Passover each year. Passover is G-d's favor to smear you with His purified blood over you and your dwelling so death and the evil one can not pass through. Now, you can begin to get a glimpse of the power of Christ's blood on you.
Let's look at the structure of the tabernacle and we’re going to be able to see the trinity and Christ in its layout and how it foreshadows the third and final blood covenant we have with Christ. We’re also going to look at the seven procedures the priest performs that show the weapons of war against the devil, which represent the 7 places Yahshua shed his blood for us.
In Revelation, Yahshua's feet are described as brass, which is representative of the brass basin in the tabernacle, the water represents His knees, His waist is represented by His spirit in the Holy of Holies, and His Head is the Holiest of Holies. His right hand outstretched represents the Jews and his left hand outstretched represents the Gentiles. It shows the depth, height, width and length of His love for us.
The female cow represents the Bride of Christ. The red heifer ashes symbolize purity, the crucifixion of Christ (the scapegoat for sin, Numbers 19:2) In the Temple service the priest would mix the red heifer’s ashes with cedar, hyssop and scarlet and sprinkle it seven times to the right and seven times to the left, the right for the Jews and the Left for the Gentiles.
There is only one entrance to the Tabernacle, on the East side, the tribe of Judah, which is where Yahshua's bloodline is. The trinity is clear in the layout of the Tabernacle and further shows the foreshadow of the trinity, the Holiest of Holies is the Father, the Holy of Holies is the son, and water basin is the Holy Spirit.
Rabbi Richman of the Temple Institute says there is no way to know how the red heifer purifies but we do know that, and his name is Yahshua. The cost of a red heifer was 30 pieces of silver, the same that was paid for Yahshua by Judas. (Lev. 27:4) In Hebrews 9:13-14, Paul refers to the burning of the ashes as a symbol of Yashua. The last red heifer that was sacrificed was just before the destruction of King Herod’s temple. The Talmud (Jewish bible) states that the High Priest would stand in the temple facing the Mt. Of Olives when he sprinkled the blood 7 times. The Menorah had to be brought out when sprinkling the blood, (the seven spirits of G-d in Revelation).
So, yes there is discernment of the mystery of the red heifer and those whom the Holy Spirit gives discernment has no problem seeing that Yahshua became the symbolic red heifer, and in the third temple He is the only one that can purify it from the abomination of desolation.
The word says that 2/3 of the Jews will see that clearly when G-d opens their blinded eyes. Unfortunately, and it was to the distress of Daniel when Christ showed him how a 1/3 of the Jews will perish for their obstinate unbelief and like a third of the angels that fell from heaven, that third will perish at the hands of the enemy that will form against Jerusalem. There will be many Gentile Christians to perish also, and will fall short of being the unblemished, without wrinkle or spot, and not go in the second coming. Church the great deceiver is upon us, and false teachers, preachers and prophets are filling the church with the great end time deception.
The 2/3rd's of the Jews remaining that run to the hills will survive and there will be a great repentance with weeping and wailing for Yahshua and all of Israel will then be saved. The myth that the Jews have been cut off is just that a myth, for the scripture says otherwise in Ezekiel. G-d will split the earth and swallow the armies that come against Israel and onto his Holy Mountain. He is beckoning his enemy now in this day that we live to come on His territory. The enemies have already formed the alliance and G-d has moved his people from the four corners of the earth back to Israel.
It Was Through Abraham That Our Inheritance Came
It is through this red heifer that we can see a far off (as Abraham did) the sacrificial blood of Christ, and that New Covenant earns us the presence of the Living G-d, dominion in the earth as the children that are as numerous as the sands on the seas as promised to Abraham.
Through that blood covenant of Christ we have everything Adam lost for us, and that salvation comes to us from the Jews. Christianity cannot stand on its own for it is an engrafted branch of the root. G-d calls us to support and bless Israel and it is crucial in this hour.
GOD’S SEASONS AND YEARLY APPOINTED TIMES
In the Jewish feasts there are lots of mysteries to be discerned. Lets take a look at the 7 Feasts and how the timing of these feasts reveals the first and second coming of Christ. Three of the feasts are appointed times G-d calls us before him.
The first is Passover, then Feast of Weeks (first fruits or Pentecost) and then Feast of Tabernacles (atonement). The Passover is called Yum Kippur in Hebrew. The feast of weeks is called Shavuot in Hebrew. The Feast of Tabernacles is called Sukkot in Hebrew.
The first four of these feasts were fulfilled by Christ’s first coming and represent his shed blood. The final 3 feasts will be fulfilled by the return of Christ. The trumpets represent his return, atonement will complete his judgment at the Great White Throne and the tabernacles represent the gathering of the Bride. The last three means royalty, a king coming to claim his Kingdom. (appointed times Lev. 23).
It is important for Christians today to come before the Lord at His appointed times. G-d is a seasonal G-d and He hands down blessings in His seasons, not ours. Passover is a time to celebrate the risen Christ and the redemption His blood gave to us. Passover is when He took us from darkness to light, from bondage of sin to freedom, more importantly it gives us entrance to the Holiest of Holies.
The feast of weeks, or first fruits is a time when we give to the widows, the homeless, the alien and to the priests that minister to us. It is a seed principle that you must put into practice if you are to receive the blessings and promises. The feast of tabernacles, which is known today as Sukkot, is called the season of our joy.
I believe Yahshua was born during the season of Sukkot. He obviously was not born in December, for Luke 2:8 records that at the time of Yahshua's birth there were shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. From the biblical times to the present the shepherds of Israel leave the cold of the open fields and pen their sheep at night which would have been true in the month of December. Due to the nighttime cold there were no shepherds in any fields in December.The biblical facts point to Yahshua being born during the festival of Sukkot, the season of Joy! He can most likely return in this season also, so don't be caught asleep in that hour or season. Keep your oil lamps burning for G-d moves in His seasons not ours.
In conclusion, the patterns of G-d and eternal laws were established long before man had a revelation of them. I think a lot of times with Christians it is not that we are doing something wrong as much as we are not doing enough of what is right and required by G-d – understanding how G-d has relationship with us. Begin walking in the power of the promise and release G-d’s abundant blessings throughout the year and in all three of G-d’s seasons.
G-d has instituted principles for your victory to have a wealth of promises, peace, protection, and everything to meet your needs. First fruits in Hebrew is “bikkurim” and literally means “promise to come.” First fruits is a principle of faith and obedience that G-d established from the beginning, it is an eternal law and it’s one of the most life-changing principles in Scripture.
The promises of G-d’s Blessings are based in the principle of the First Fruits. You can plead promises all day long with no results when you violate G-d’s principles and His appointed seasons for the latter and former rains. When people don’t see G-d’s fullest manifestation of blessings it is because they are not following G-d’s ordained patterns for blessings and provision. (Lev. 23)
This divine establishment of G-d’s order is actually the root, the foundation that governs the rest. “For if the first fruit is holy, the lump is also holy; and if the root is holy, so are the branches.” (Romans 11:16).
We have to understand G-d’s never-changing principles and seasons for possession to occur, we must work in the divine order, governed by the truth of the Word of G-d. When you are obedient to G-d’s commands and appointed feasts these are the promises of your inheritance: Exodus 23.
1. Assign an angel to you. “Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.” (Verse 20)
2. Be an enemy to your enemies. “I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.” (verse 22)
3. Give you Prosperity. “So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water.” (verse 25)
4. Take sickness away from You. “And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.” (verse 25)
5. Give you a long life. “I will fulfill the number of your days.” (verse 26)
6. Bring increase and inheritance. “Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and you inherit the land.” (verse 30)
7. Give a special year of blessing. “For I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you.” (verse 31)
THE FOUR BASIC COMMANDS TO RECEIVING THESE BLESSINGS
1. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul
2. Keep the Sabbath Holy
3. Pay a tenth to the L-rd
4. Love your neighbor as yourself
If you are still laboring to do the ten commandments then you are still on spiritual milk and now let us go to spiritual meat. It is time to look at what the L-rd is saying to us and burn it into our minds, spirits and hearts of what it is that he desires in our walk with him. If you do these four commands then you will not break the others.
Furthermore, there were 7 commands established for the Gentile believers. In the council of Jerusalem, only 7 commands were laid out for the Gentile believers and four cleansing laws to obey (Acts 15:20-21) These commandments were called the Noahide laws. These stipulations permitted Gentiles to worship with the Jews without having to do animal sacrifice, which was their blood covenant, and the Abrahamic circumcision, which included ritual cleansing laws. The law of Moses never became moot because G-d never goes back on his promises or His word. Yahshua said, "I have not come to abolish the law but to fulfill, or do away with the feasts but to fulfill it."
UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS FAITH THAT SAVES YOU AND NOT THE LAW / DEAD WORKS
The Scripture foresaw that G-d would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham (through the sacrifice of Isaac). God told Abraham, “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. It is not works unto salvation but salvation unto good works.
Yahshua redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Him, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. No one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established by G-d so it is in this case with the blood of Christ.
So, know what your covenant is through the blood and not what man tells you in order to maintain a certain image that robs you of a pure heart and love toward others and G-d. The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The scripture does not say “and to seeds,” meaning many people, but “and to Your Seed,” meaning one person, who is Christ.
What I mean is this: The law, introduced 430 years later after Adam, does not set aside the covenant previously established by G-d with Abraham, and thus do away with the promise to Abraham and his seed. The redemption by Christ does not set aside the law of obedience either. Inheritance of the promise does not depend on law. Otherwise the promise would be no good, but G-d gave it to Abraham through grace. The law was given for transgressors to be redeemed from their sins through blood sacrifice until the seed to whom the promise referred had come and we could be obedient through the spirit and a righteous heart the blood of Christ gives us.
Righteousness cannot come through the law. The law was put into place to lead us to Christ and His blood redemption through faith. The law is a guide to show us how far off we are to righteousness and how impossible it is to attain through dead works. So we are all sons of G-d through faith in Christ. There is neither Jew or Greek or Gentile, male or female, slave or free man, for we are all one in Christ and heirs to the promise. This is straight from the mouth of the Apostle Paul. So never believe the lie that the Jews have been forgotten by G-d or Yahshua.
BLESSINGS FOR COMMANDS
These are the blessings I give to you this day. I will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your G-d.
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and your crops and your flocks. Your basket and you kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
The L-rd will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
The L-rd will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The L-rd your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
The L-rd will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep his commands and WALK IN HIS WAYS. G-d will give us the grace we need to walk in covenant. Then all the people on earth will see that you are called by the name of the L-rd, and they will fear you. The L-rd will grant you abundant prosperity, in the fruit of your womb, your livestock, and your crops, in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you. That would be Abraham and His seed.
The L-rd will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend money to many but borrow none. The L-rd will make you the head, not the tail.
If you pay attention to the commands of the L-rd your G-d that I give you this day and careful to follow them, you will always be at the top and never at the bottom. Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left or follow other G-d’s or serve them.
There are eternal laws which G-d established upon His creation, and they are His seasons and patterns, His Holy Sabbath, the tithe, and the marriage covenant. Yahshua did not make these moot, nor did the Mosaic law, nor did the Christian Church.
More by this Author
How do you kill your giants? There are certain things you must do if you're going to be successful at killing giants. I'm talking about addictions, sexual obsessions, fear, a health crisis, the devil coming at your...
Prayer has so many dimensions.. The power of prayer has gotten in my spirit and as I began to apply many prayer principles in my prayer life I tapped into more depth of the spiritual prayer world. It seems like as I get...
The scriptures that I'm going to give you today reveal that we are in a complicated war and the battle is with the devil. Ephesians 6:12 tells us,"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against...