The Importance of Covenant Part 2
Covenant between Man and the Church
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
As we talked about last week, a covenant is a binding agreement. Some
covenants are legal and binding, but most of all they should be a binding
or a joining of the heart. When it comes to a covenant with God, it is
with a heart of love and faith that we make a covenant with Him and He
makes a covenant with us. It has nothing to do with papers and lawyers
and law, but a decision of the heart to follow Christ all the days of our
lives. To keep the covenant in this way of love, you must stay close to the
Word and in close communication (prayer) with the Father. Learning to
hear the voice of God and trusting the voice in your spirit that when it
is good, it is God. When it is bad, it is not! The closer we get and the
longer we stay in covenant, the easier it gets, and the more joy we will
find in following the Savior.
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some
evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of
the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the “Body” of
Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of
the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed
to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery
of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking
the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—
Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by
what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which
every part does its share, causes growth of the “Body” for the edifying
of itself in love.
The church is the “Body” of Christ. There is the Body of Christ as a
whole that consist of all Christians everywhere. And there are small
Bodies of Christ that support communities and cities and countries all
over the world. We are all doing our part of the Kingdom’s work as the
“Body” of Christ in our individual responsibilities where God has sent
The best, and most eternally beneficial work that you can do is in your
local church. Making a covenant to do the work of the Kingdom for the
purpose of spreading the gospel to all areas of your community, city or
state is a very important part of what we were called to do. The church
has made a covenant to teach and grow the “Body” to be equipped to
go to their families, co-workers, communities, and friends with the
gospel of Jesus Christ. To educate them in who they are in Christ and
the true authority that they walk in and possess.
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the
edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the
faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the
measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
The church makes a covenant with the “Body” to teach them to walk in
their true identity in Christ, that they are more than conquerors, and
can do all things through Christ which strengthens them. Satan has
made an all-out attempt to dismember the “Body” and call the church
irrelevant and outdated, but it is a necessary part of the growth and
equipping of the children of God. It is a part of God’s plan. This is why
Satan is doing all he can to destroy the credibility of the “Church”.
16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every
joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part
does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in
Isn’t that covenant? The whole “Body”, is joined and knit together by what
every joint supplies…
A covenant causes two, to become one, united in one purpose and in
one goal. Unified in the faith and doing more for the cause of Christ.
It excites me every time I think about the covenant that we have
together as the “Church”. We are called to be accountable to one
another and to walk in unity to accomplish a common cause.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Together we can accomplish more. Together we can accomplish
ANYTHING! Let’s go take the world for Jesus!
Next week we will be talking about:
The Importance of Covenant – “The Covenant of
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