Our relationship with Jesus is based upon covenant. When we trust Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we began a relationship. At the time of our confession, repentance and trust in Jesus, we entered into a covenant. If we are truly saved, our covenant has the same basis as that which Jesus had with His Father. “Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, O God.’ “” (Hebrews 10:7, NIV84)
If you are truly saved and in a covenant relationship with God, we have an open heart towards God. We have a heart that hungers for the things of God. We begin to desire to grow this relationship. We seek to become pleasing to God in every part of our lives. This is the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling. “The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”” (Hebrews 10:15–16, NIV84)
Have you accepted Jesus? Have you stood before God and said from the depths of your heart that you came to do God’s will? Have you surrendered your will to your Heavenly Father? If you have, then you are a covenant child. Now you are covenant child and the Holy Spirit begins to write his Word on your heart. This law is not rules and regulations. The law speaks also of the rights of a child of God and the blessings of your inheritance.
David understood the covenant nature of his relationship to God. “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. ” (Psalm 103:1–6, NIV84)
Covenant allowed David to freely worship God from the depths of his being. It allowed him to praise and worship freely. Covenant relationship provided forgiveness. As a covenant child, David was free to receive healing and deliverance. David became free to walk in the love of God and wait for the fulfillment of all of God’s promises. David knew that even though he was falsely accused and pursued, because of covenant, God would work justice.
As covenant children, we have the authority to seek God for our land. “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ” (2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV84)
God created the basis for covenant by sending Jesus. You are free to choose to enter that covenant.
Ingrid Hansen has published several books available on Amazon.com.
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