THEME: THE BETTER COVENANT HAS COME TO STAY
TEXT: Colossians 3:13-15, Ezekiel 34:25
3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
â€œBy so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.â€ (Hebrews 7:22)
Covenant ordinarily is an agreement between two parties. A sacrifice is used to seal the covenant to make it binding. Our ancestors have entered into covenants with idol spirits and shrines and have used the blood of bulls, goats, dogs, pigs, chickens and the rest of them as sacrifices to seal these covenants. Today, these covenants have proven to be unwelcome as the demons assigned to enforce them require of us monthly or yearly blood sacrifices which we cannot afford.
Jesus Christ on the other hand has offered us a way out of the entanglements of these covenants entered into with the idol spirits of our fathersâ€™ houses by offering His own blood as atonement once and for all. By the reason of this commitment, it means that no other covenant is binding upon your life. But then, you have to reactivate this ultimate covenant by repenting of your sin, confessing them and forsaking them. Then, you must go ahead to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Saviour. That way, you become a partaker of the inheritance of the Kingdom of God.
Sing a few warfare songs, thank God for another day and then take the following prayer points.
1. Any ancestral, witchcraft. marine spirit and occult covenants entered into on my behalf by my father or mother or ancestors: with the blood that Jesus shed on the cross of Calvary, I command you to be invalidated.
2. I key into the covenant of blood brokered by our Lord Jesus Christ. I decree that from today, that covenant is binding upon my life and is renewed upon me, in Jesusâ€™ name.
3. By the reason of this covenant, I decree that I shall be a partaker of Godâ€™s promises of blessing, favour, protection, joy, peace, open door. breakthrough and success, in Jesusâ€™ name.
AUTHOR: PASTOR LAZARUS MUOKA