Believers must understand how to connect with the promises of God. Your covenant with God is the foundation for victory. Christians who understand their
covenant will exercise the authority and boldness God has given them.

  1. A blood covenant is the strongest agreement known to man.
    1. In Abraham’s time, a blood covenant symbolized an unbreakable bond upheld until death.
      1. A covenant is a pledge or vow between two or more parties to carry out the terms agreed upon.
    2. A covenant has certain signs or tokens that signify the agreement between the parties.
      1. For example, the wearing of the wedding band is a sign of the marriage covenant.
      2. When God made a covenant with Noah after the flood, the rainbow was the token, or sign of that covenant (Genesis 9:11-17).
    3. Circumcision is a sign or token of the covenant of Abraham.
      1. In the Old Testament every male child had to be circumcised.
      2. Today, circumcision of the heart is a sign of the covenant.

  2. Your knowledge of the covenant is the basis of your success as a Christian (Ephesians 2:11-13).
    1. Before you were born again, you were “uncircumcised,” and a stranger to your covenant.
      1. When you are a stranger to your covenant, you are without hope.
    2. Believers should not simply have faith in God’s promises; they must also have faith in their covenant with God.
      1. Receiving the promises of God is based on your knowledge of the covenant.
        1. You have blood-bought rights that change your level of confidence in the promises of God.
    3. You shouldn’t be waiting for life to happen.
      1. You have the authority to make your way prosperous.

  3. Covenant people are bold because they understand their position of authority with God.
    1. Jehosaphat knew he was part of the covenant of Abraham (2 Chronicles 20:7-9).
      1. Abraham was a covenant friend of God.
        1. Friend is a covenant word.
        2. There is no true friendship without an agreement and a covenant.
    2. Once you understand your covenant, you no longer beg God to help you.
      1. Once you know God through covenant, you know He has to help you.
        1. Jehosaphat knew God had to hear and help him because of his covenant (v 9).
    3. Covenant people know God has to do what He swore by Himself that He would do.
      1. Abraham knew God had to do what He promised because God swore by Himself (Hebrews 6:13-19).
        1. Understanding what God did to keep His promise will anchor your soul.
    4. God’s oath to Abraham was immutable, which means it couldn’t change (v 16).
      1. God’s counsel is unchangeable, because it’s impossible for Him to lie.
        1. Every word He speaks has enough faith in it to come to pass.
    5. David is an example of how to have victory through the authority of your covenant (1 Samuel 17:34-37, 54).
      1. David had a history of victory in battles because God was with Him.
      2. Because of his covenant with God, David wasn’t afraid of Goliath.
        1. Goliath didn’t have a covenant with God.
        2. You are in covenant with God, and therefore guaranteed victory over whatever comes against you—debt, sickness, hurt, etc.
        3. Scripture References:
  • Genesis 9:11-17 Ephesians 2:11-13
  • 2 Chronicles 20:7-9
  • Hebrews 6:13-19
  • 1 Samuel 17:34-37, 5
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church