Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:12-13.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

When you read the story of Joseph, the son of Jacob, and how his brother’s sold him to slave traders who were headed for Egypt, you will note that I keep telling you that I was with Joseph.

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there. The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a prosperous man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Genesis 39:1-2.

Prosperous is not something most people would use to describe a slave. But because I was with him he became prosperous. He was making his master prosperous but that gave him favor with his master who then provided well for Joseph. And when I am with you people notice. Why? It shows tangibly in the Blessing. Whatever you put your hand to prospers. Psalm 1:3.

Now his master saw that the LORD was with him and how the LORD caused all that he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal servant; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he owned he put in his charge. Genesis 39:3-4.

But then Joseph was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife of misconduct and he was put in prison. But I tell you that your prosperity does not depend on circumstances others’ put you in when I am with you.

But the LORD was with Joseph and extended kindness to him, and gave him favor in the sight of the chief jailer. The chief jailer committed to Joseph’s charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it. The chief jailer did not supervise anything under Joseph’s charge because the LORD was with him; and whatever he did, the LORD made to prosper. Genesis 29:21-23.

Why was I with Joseph and not the other slaves or even their masters, and why was I not with the other prisoners or even the chief jailer? The answer is simple: Covenant. Joseph in all of Egypt was the only one in Covenant with Me. I had made a Covenant with Abraham that included his descendants. And with that Covenant came the Blessing of Abraham. And the Blessing makes rich and adds no sorrow with it.

And Jesus became a curse for you by being crucified and pouring out His blood in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that you would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14. The New Covenant is built on the Old, all the promises of the Old but founded upon new and better promises of the Spirit and eternal life.

If you are not in Covenant with Me, I have NO authority to act in your life. I gave you dominion authority over your life and over the world. Adam chose to give his dominion authority over to the devil and the devil is still authorized under that sublease Adam gave him to be in the world. Once Adam shut Me out of his life and the lives of his descendants, which is everyone because all are born of his line, the only way I could be authorized to work in your life is if you let Me enter in to dine with you and you with Me when I knock. For Me to be involved in your life, to know Me and inherit My promises, you must enter into covenant with Me.

You see that in the world, until a man and woman join in marriage they have no authority to act in each other’s lives, but once they have entered the covenant of marriage, the two are joined as one in a physical bond making each authorized, and in fact required, to intervene in the other’s life and provide for the other. They share all they are and have. And the one who initiates the Covenant gives the other his name, and the greater provides all to the lesser.

Once you have authorized Me into your life, I can protect you, defend you, save you, bless you, help you, fight for you, and provide for you. I am pleased to give you the Kingdom as a joint heir with Jesus. Covenant creates family and covenant creates inheritance rights. When you are in covenant with Me, I am obligated to care for you. You call and I answer. Like the Gibbeonites with Joshua and the people of Israel, being bound in covenant, they were bound to protect and defend them.

When you are in Covenant with Me I am with you. Jesus told those who believed in Him as He returned to Me that He was with them ALWAYS until the end of the age, and then He shall return for you who are in Covenant with Him and draw you up to be forever with Him. Together with Me.

When you open your heart to let Jesus in, We come to make Our abode with you. The Holy Spirit in you is your direct access to Me.

And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. Ephesians 2:17-18.

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. John 14:23.

But it is not that way when you have not allowed Me into your life, when you have not joined in covenant with Me. When you have not received and applied the blood of My Son.

Remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:12-13.

It is Covenant that makes all the difference. Covenant is made by the blood and becomes a bloodline. The blood of Jesus poured out for you in the blood of the New and everlasting Covenant.

And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.” Luke 22:20.

You are now in the Covenant family that has authorized Me as Lord of your life to take care of you. And I give you My Name, My grace (My divine life in you), My Spirit, My joy, My peace, My righteousness, My wisdom, My riches, My healing, My power that surpasses understanding, and, above all, My love. All I have is yours, you have only to receive it by faith.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom the whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-20.

And all of this is yours by the blood of Jesus and your receiving that blood, My Name, My Word, and My Life.

But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17.

I invite you to come into My family, into My Kingdom, into My heart by Covenant with Me and the only way you can join in Covenant with Me and never break it is by making Covenant with Jesus by receiving His precious blood to take away your sins and applying that blood to your life. And once you do, I seal you in Him and in Him you are in Me and there is no snatching out of My hand.

The blood takes away the sin and by My Word you are born again to be a new creation in Christ and it is then I can put My Spirit into your born again spirit that is alive to Me and dead to sin.

I love you. The blood of Jesus is everything in your life. THE BLOOD MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO FORGIVE AND TO FORGET. There is no other remedy for sin than the blood of the Lamb that removes and erases it. And there is no other way to join in Covenant with Me than the new and living way through the blood of Jesus. Blood and Convenant are inseparable.