I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you. Genesis 17:7.

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

I am a God of Covenant and that is from the beginning.

For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 1:24.

It all comes from Three in One. One in purpose, power, love, commitment, and agreement. If you join with Me in Covenant, I espouse you to Me forever. One in Spirit. One in purpose. And I raise you up to Me and provide for all your needs according to My riches in glory in Jesus your Messiah, kinsman redeemer, and Lord. And you are sealed in Him by the Holy Spirit and, in Him, with Him, and through Him, you enter His everlasting Covenant with Me.

Covenant brings uniqueness into oneness in a relationship that brings benefit to both. It creates unity where there was division and responsibility for one another that would otherwise not be there. It requires loyalty and faithfulness. It raises the lesser to the greater so that each has a supply from the relationship they would otherwise be lacking.

My relationship with you is a Covenant relationship. Everyone in My Kingdom has come in by Covenant. By Covenant I join you unto Myself as One and seal it in the precious sinless blood of My Son, for He became the firstborn of many brethren too, redeeming back a family to fellowship with Me.

What does it mean to be in Covenant with Me? It means provision and family.

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. Ephesians 3:14-19.

Do you see the Three in One in that Spirit-breathed prayer for you of My servant Paul? He prays to Me, the Father, in worship and awe and specifies that My whole family in Heaven and on earth bears My Name (that is Covenant talk), that you are strengthened with power in your inner man through the Holy Spirit so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And in knowing Him and all I did for you in Him, you sink your roots and the foundation of your life deep into love, which fills you up and raises you to a new level of life. The place of higher thoughts and higher ways. And that is what Covenant does for you. It raises you to the level of the One whose thoughts and ways are higher. It means you have given Me the authority to be your God and I have given you authority to be My people.

And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.” Revelation 21:5-7.

Covenant brings fellowship, there is not other way to be joined with another. And the same Greek word translated fellowship is also translated “partnership,” makes us more than acquaintances, it makes us into an enterprise of honor, respect, loyalty, and love. I have called you into something that is beyond all you can think or ask. I have called you to work with Me in planting Heaven and establishing the Kingdom on earth.

I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you, so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:4-9.

I honor those who honor Me.

A covenant is a beautiful and sacred way of living where two become as one in a relationship that enhances the life of each. Covenant makes family. It joins a man and a woman who were not related to each other into a new bloodline and makes them heirs of one another. It makes brothers and sisters out of those who were not born physically as such. It makes child and parent where biologically it was not so (the covenant of adoption). It makes two nations as one in faithfulness to protect one another if an enemy should attack one of them and to not harm but to bless and help each other.

There are a number of reasons people make covenant with one another but primarily it is because a relationship is desired for fellowship, partnership in an enterprise, family, protection, provision, or power, but the highest purpose is for a union of perfect love where they cannot think of life as worthwhile without the other one to share it with. And in a relationship of love and trust, for each one, all they have also belongs to the other one.

To you who have joined as family with Me in My Son I say, “You are with Me always, and everything I have is yours.” Just come with confidence to My throne of grace with your Covenant partner, Jesus, and receive mercy and find grace just when you need it.

The parties to a covenant have certain rights and duties towards as well as authority over each other that they do not have with those who are not in covenant with them.

There are certain elements that make up a covenant. Covenants require two or more joining together with mutual promises expressed in the permanence of an oath to be faithful and loyal to the relationship, blessings when kept and curses when broken, the shedding and sharing of blood, the reception of a new name, the exchange of gifts, a covenant meal with bread and wine, and a memorial or witness to remind the parties of the Covenant so it will be always before them.

You enter covenant with someone with whom you want a relationship but do not have it already. When a man and a woman enter the marriage covenant, their children are born in the covenant as well. Parents do not need to enter covenant with their children, the children are already in blood relationship with them and are their heirs. You enter Covenant with one you otherwise would not be related to and would have no obligation to take care of except for covenant, which then creates the relationship, the obligations and the authority.

I made you in My own image and according to My likeness in perfect oneness. I had no need for a covenant at that time with mankind. You were My children, My family, My espoused people and I had authority to bless you, protect you, provide for you, and take care of your needs. I not only had authority to do so but also an obligation to do so. Parents have an obligation to care for their children. And it was My delight. And I still delight in the prosperity of My people. I want to bless, that is who I am.

But Adam and Eve broke that relationship with Me and gave their lives to another. I had no authority any longer to act in their lives in an intimate way. I could generally bless and provide for them but with respect to fellowship they could reject Me or accept Me.

This is like marriage, as you know it in a natural way, if one spouse breaks the covenant and goes with another spouse by divorce and remarriage (I hate divorce), the prior spouse has no authority with the divorced one anymore. And the divorced one loses all benefits he or she would have inherited if the relationship had not been broken.

It is the same with children if they are adopted by another. Their natural parent no longer has any say in their life because the adoptive parent has become the legal parent. The adopted child is treated as if he or she is the child of the adoptive parent as far as inheritance and all other parental rights go.

Why did Adam and Eve do this? They thought their best interests diverged from My plan for their lives and that I was withholding information from them that would have made them independent of Me. But this was not true. They were in My image and according to My likeness but their very being came from Me and was sustained by Me. Without Me their lives could not be sustained free from the connection to My life as the source they fed upon for power and sustenance. Like a severed branch they would dry up and die. Like a personal computer that was not plugged in to charge, the power would run down. The devil cannot give life. He can only steal, kill, and destroy it. He is a murderer and a liar.

Adam and Eve went from a life of blessing in My rest where all good flowed into them, to a life of painful toil in the confusion and agitation of the world.

They no longer had a master who loved them more than Himself who came to serve them. They had a master who made them his slaves so he could  use their dominion authority to destroy the earth and one another. They no longer had a God who made them to be One with Him and gave them all good things and perfect gifts, they had a“god” who hated them and all they stood for. They had exchanged the creator of all for a creature who had given himself to lawlessness.

They severed their relationship with Me and gave their lives to another so that I no longer had authority to enter into their lives in an intimate way unless they invited Me.

I could generally bless and provide for them but with respect to fellowship they could reject Me or accept Me. This is like marriage, if one spouse breaks the covenant and goes with another spouse by divorce and remarriage, the prior spouse has no authority with the divorced one anymore. And the divorced one loses all benefits they would have inherited if the relationship had not been broken.

How did Adam and Eve do this? They got born again into a new family and became heirs of the devil. How did they do that?  Just as you are now are born again back to Me by submitting to the incorruptible seed of My Word as truth and rejecting the corruptible seed of the devil’s lies so that you are transferred from the realm of darkness into My marvelous light and are qualified to receive the inheritance of the saints in light, so too, by rejecting the incorruptible seed of My Word of truth and submitting to the corruptible seed of the devil’s lies, Adam and Eve were born again into the realm of darkness and cut off their inheritance with the saints in light. They were adopted by the devil by their choice.

Thus, Adam and Eve had despised their birthright and were “born again” by the corruptible seed of the devil’s lies and became children of the devil rather than God. Children of wrath for they had now become heirs with Satan, and his inheritance is wrath and hell.

Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My Word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. John 5:43-45.

But I do not desire that any should perish, I want all people to be saved and come to know the truth. I want to take you all back to the blessings and abundance of the Garden of Eden where you have only the Blessing working for you. A place where no curse can abide.

I want to be involved with the ones I had created in My image and according to My likeness for I made you to have a people of My own, a family like Me, with whom I could have a loving relationship of fellowship forever. I made all things for you and I want to enjoy them with you.

That is what is so wonderful about My beautiful and amazing concept of “Covenant.” Anyone who made Covenant with Me though still in the world was no longer just of the world. They had aligned with Me and My Kingdom and My Kingdom benefits were now authorized and released in their lives. This was the way I regained access to bless, deliver, heal, and fight for My people.

I sought someone who would make Covenant with Me so I could get back into the earth.

Noah made covenant but it was a covenant for all men and animals that I would never flood the entire earth with water again. There would continue to be seedtime and harvest. The sign was the rainbow and blood sacrifices were offered when Noah came out of the ark.

And then I found a man named Abram, later I renamed him Abraham, and he was willing to make covenant with Me. Because of his faith he was able to enter covenant with, Me. Abraham’s line became the way for My promised Messiah to come into the earth. The Covenant I made with Abraham created a household of faith, a Covenant family, and the Blessing of the Garden of Eden on the first man and woman now became the Blessing of Abraham.

There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of bloods nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:9-13.

Abraham believed My Words over the lies of the devil and I credited that to him as righteousness. Righteousness by faith gave birth to a family of faith which then gave birth to a nation of faith that entered Covenant with Me with Moses, and which ultimately brought forth the Messiah according to the flesh. So the spoken Word to Abraham created a family of faith, the written Word to Moses created a nation of faith, and, in the fullness of time, when every detail of His life had been spoken by the prophets and released into the earth so I could perform it, My Word stepped off the page, took flesh, and dwelt among you. And My manifested Word birthed the Church. I pulled His bride, the Church, out of His pierced and wounded side on the Cross, and the marriage covenant first performed in the Garden of Eden when I pulled the bride out of the side of the bridegroom, took on a whole new level from flesh to Spirit. It is not good for man to be alone, and you are in My image and according to My likeness, so it is not good for Me to be alone either, and that is what Covenant is all about. No one missing, no one broken, and no one alone. And that is Shalom, which is My plan for your life. It is all about Covenant. Three in One and you one in us.

I love you. I am knocking at the door of your heart, will you open when you hear My voice, and let Me make Covenant with you in My Son? Never take His body and blood for granted. Receive Him with awe for it in Him you join in His Covenant with Me. And He will never break it. You are safe in Him.