Summary: This passage explains how to receive a covenant from God.
Covenant With God
Scripture Reference: Genesis 12:1-3 (KJV)
Genesis 12:1-3 1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, and unto a land that I will shew thee: 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
It is one thing when we enter a binding agreement with someone on earth. Although we will have to deal with certain circumstances if we break the agreement, ultimately the only consequences will come from earthly courts.
However it is a totally different thing when we enter a binding agreement with the most high God. Failure to keep these contracts can result in punishment from the most high court.
When we enter a contract with someone like our landlord for example, even our landlord is hopeful that there will be some things to go right that they be able to keep their end of the agreement.
However when we make an agreement with God there is not anything that can stand between Him and holding His end of the agreement.
Once we come to the realization that God can do anything (Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.) then we will better understand the agreement that we are under with Him. We understand that if He be on our side then who can be against us (Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?).
Now that we know and believe that God shall hold His end of the bargain. The remaining question is, Will we be able to keep our covenant with God by doing what we said that we would do?
One of the most famous covenants that God made with man is the one that he made with Abram. He said some things to Abram and promised Abram some things that it would have taken a man of great faith to be able to even listen to God confess it.
Has God promised you some unbelievable things? Has God uttered some things in the middle of the night to you in your ear that were so good that no one would ever be able to comprehend or believe? Even when you try to express what He said your words come up short of describing His vision He has shown you.
If you haven’t experienced this side of God I beseech you to pray and believe and you will see that what I describe is true.
This covenant that God made with Abraham can be found in (Genesis 12:2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:) and it reads, “I will make thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:”
God gave Abraham this promise but first he ordered Abraham to move away from those things that he thought to be safe. He wanted Abraham to be fully dependent on him.
This blessing that Abraham would receive would not be that he be rich because (Genesis 13:2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.) said that Abraham was already rich.
Neither was it speaking of his ministry because he already had followers according to (Genesis 12:5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.).
Neither was it for a beautiful wife because Abraham had a beautiful wife (Genesis 12:11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:).
There was one thing that Abraham lacked, and he wanted this thing very much, Abraham wanted a child. Abraham was over seventy years old and still had no child. God used this thing that Abraham had absolutely no power over to show just how powerful he was. He used the thing that Abraham lacked but wanted and loved the most to bless him with. Like many of us, Abraham’s understanding of God’s way was limited. According to the Holy Bible, God’s ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.).