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Class 12: Covenant Consciousness


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Part 2: Covenant Making

(This is part 2 of 8 parts in this class)


Real covenants are blood covenants. Covenants are ratified in blood. Covenants in ancient and tribal societies are made in blood - sometimes even in the blood of the covenant parties themselves. In North America the Indians make covenant by holding their arms high and clenched together as blood from their wrists mingles to ratify the covenant.


In Genesis we read Abraham saying,

I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth.

Genesis 14:22 - KJV


He was referring to His covenant with God. (See Genesis 12:1-9.)

Why is a covenant made in such a drastic fashion? Because a covenant is so weighty, so absolutely binding that it cannot be entered into by anything lighter than blood. You need to know your New Covenant was ratified in blood - the blood of Jesus Christ. All the covenants of scripture required the shedding of blood for their ratification.