Covenant can be defined as an
agreement between God and man that cannot be broken. Covenant is
the framework for all the events in the Bible. The covenants of the Bible
come in a consecutive series that logically build upon one another.
1. Adam and Eve - God transfers authority to govern planet earth to
men and women (Genesis 1:26). For this reason Yeshua (Jesus) had to
be born into the earth as a human being. This was confirmed by the promise
that the "seed" of the woman would one day crush the head of the serpent
2. Noah - The flood of Noah was exponentially more cataclysmic than
anyone can imagine. Noah's family was likely terrified. Perhaps the
earth would disintegrate under their feet. For this reason God made the
"rainbow covenant" that creation would not be destroyed (Genesis
9:11). [This is one reason that the new heavens and new earth of
Revelation 21 must be a renewal of creation and not an "un-creating" of
3. Abraham - Abraham will be a blessing and a father to the nations
through his seed, and will take possession of the land of Canaan
(Genesis 12:2-3; 17:2-8). In this covenant, God renews and develops
what was promised to both Adam and Noah. Abraham, like Adam and Noah, now
has authority to repossess planet earth (Romans 4:13). The seed
that will defeat the serpent will come through Abraham. The nations that
were born from Noah will be blessed through him.
4. Judah - The promise of the coming seed is then continued from
Abraham to Judah (Genesis 49:10). This is one reason the Jewish
people cannot be destroyed (Jeremiah 31:36-37) and that they must
be part of inviting Yeshua back to earth to rule and reign (Matthew
5. Moses - The people of Israel make an unbreakable vow to keep all
the perfect moral commandments of Sinai. But then they break the Law. They
are doomed. This is a terrifying situation. This is the background for the
need of a new covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-33). The Jewish people have
broken their own covenant and need to be redeemed - which would be
impossible without supernatural intervention.
6. David - God makes an unbreakable covenant with David that his
seed will reign on the earth from Jerusalem forever (Psalm 89:3-4,
28-29, 34-37). This is one reason why the
2nd Coming of Yeshua must be literal and that
Yeshua will reign on the earth in the millennial kingdom from Jerusalem.
It's not only a question of end times' prophecy but of
God's faithfulness to His covenants.
7. Yeshua - God is not a liar. The New Covenant takes into
consideration all the previous promises of God. Through Yeshua as the Son
of Adam, God's delegated authority over planet earth will be
restored. Along with Yeshua's resurrection, the planet that God
promised to Noah to preserve will also be restored (Romans 8:19-22;
Matthew 19:28; II Peter 3:4-13). All the nations are blessed through
Yeshua as Abraham's seed (Galatians 3:13). The Jewish people
are preserved, the sins of breaking the Law are forgiven, and David's
kingdom will be restored on the earth (Luke 1:32-33; Acts 1:6).
God's covenants are unbreakable. All God's promises will be
fulfilled. We are saved, not by a philosophical agreement, but by a
covenantal commitment. The covenant is offered to us by grace. Our faith
is a partnership with God in a covenant agreement that cannot be broken.