Sardius-Blood Covenants

The Blood (continued)

 

Covenants Sealed with Blood

There are seven blood ratified covenants and these relate to the offerings you just studied. Their fulfillment is in brown font.

 

 

1. The Blood Covenant of Faith

Then Abram believed the Lord; and He counted it to him as righteousness. Gen.15:6

It was sealed with a supernatural burnt offering by the Lord Himself. The Lord promised Abram an Heir and when Abram believed the Lord, He added to the promise the land that he stood on.

When it was time to posses the land, Joshua and Caleb gave a testimony of faith. Yet it took a 40 years of judgment before the Israelites could enter the land that was promised to Abram in Gen.15:6

 

The New Testament fulfillment is:

Romans 10:8,9 "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,"that is, the word of faith that we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth,"Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. " 

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of faith. Hebrews 12:1b,2a

 

Future Fulfillment:

The ongoing fulfillment for those called to the faith-walk is:

 Hebrews 11:33 "who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises,"

 

This relates to the sin offering.

 

 

2. The Blood Covenant of Relationship with God

This was sealed by circumcision.

And I will establish My covenant between Me and you (Abram) and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you.Gen.17:7

 

Jeremiah prophesied in 31:33 of a yet future "new covenant" relationship; 

"I will put my law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people."

Because the new covenant was made with the blood of Jesus, it became everlasting, as it was established by two eternal things; His Word and the eternal blood.

 

Future The large eternal fulfillment is:

recorded with Jesus praying in John 17:21 "that all of them (believers) may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me". 

 

This fulfills the Burnt Offering sacrifice

representing Jesus as the bread of life and our communion with God. Our communion with each other is represented by the meal offering that went with this sacrifice.

 

 

3. The Blood Covenant of Passover

The blood of a sacrifice lamb was the kind offered to keep the angel of death from striking. When God sees the blood applied, His judgments will pass over you.

"And the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. " Ex12:13

This particular plague was the plague of "death of the firstborn".

 

The New Testament tells us that;

 "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed. Rom 3:24-25

 

Future:

Rom 5;9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood,

we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

 

This fulfills the Trespass Offering representing our walk and confession of sin.

 

 

4. The Blood Covenant of Freedom

As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.  Return to the stronghold of the hope, oh prisoners. Zec. 9:11,12

 The New Testament fulfillment is recorded in Romans 8:1&2. 

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of Life set me free from the law of sin and death

 

We read in John 11:25,26 "I (Jesus) am the resurrection and the life (zoe); he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. "

 

Future

Romans 8:19 "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21. that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God."

 

This relates to the sin offering

 

 

5. The Blood Covenant of Obedience

"All that the Lord has spoken (the ordinances) we will do, and we will be obedient."    

Ex 24:7 Moses sealed this by sprinkling the people with the blood of the burnt offering and the peace offering. Immediately after this the leadership of Israel saw God, and Moses went under the glory cloud on Mt. Sinai.

 

The New Testament fulfillment of this is:

 2 John 1:6 " And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love." 

Maybe then His glory will cover us!

 

This relates to the Burnt Offering (purification) and the Peace Offering (voluntary participation).

 

 

6. The Eternal Covenant   

This contains the previous 5 covenants and was ratified by the blood of Jesus. Below is the Old Testament prophecy of the Eternal (also called the New Covenant) instituted by Jesus.

Jeremiah 31:31  "Behold, days are coming," declares The Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,

1.I will put my law in their minds

2. and write it on their hearts.

Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature, the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." 2 Cor. 5:17

3. I will be their God and

4. they will be My people

5. they will all know Me from the least to the greatest

6. I will forgive their wickedness

Jesus said, "Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. Matt 26:28  

 

7. I will remember their sins no more.

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God ! Hebrews 9:14

Future:

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. And whom He predestined, these he also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. Rom.8:29

This fulfills the sin, burnt, and trespass offerings

                                                            

7. The Kingly Priesthood

This was ratified by the blood of Jesus that was shed, when they dressed Him up in purple robes and beat the crown of thorns into His head.

Now the God of Peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord. Heb 13:20

 

"Worthy art Thou to take the book, and to break its seals;

For Thou wast slain, and didst purchase for God with thy blood

Men, from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

And Thou didst make them to be a kingdom and priests to our God;

And they will reign upon the earth. Rev.5:9,10

 

We will be reigning priests because of the resurrection of Jesus who is now on the throne.

This fulfills the Atonement offering made by the high priest

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