To God Be The Glory/The Covenants


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Gen.2:16 – Covenant
A sovereign pronouncement of God by which He establishes a relationship of responsibility. A covenant of one category may overlap the others; e.g. the Davidic Covenant, where a continuing kingly house is promised with ultimate blessings, not only to David but also to the whole world in the reign of Jesus Christ.
The covenants are normally unconditional in the sense that God obliges Himself in grace, by the unrestricted declaration, “I will,” to accomplish certain announced purposes, despite any failure on the part of the person or people with whom He covenants. But human failure is never permitted to abrogate the covenant or block its ultimate fulfillment.
The three universal and general covenants are: the Adamic, the Noahic, and also the Edenic in that the whole race is represented as present in Adam in his failure. All the other covenants are made with Israel or Israelites and apply primarily to them, although with ultimate blessings to the whole world. (KJV)


Ex.19:1-5 – 5th Dispensation; THE LAW

The Law teaches:

1) the awesome holiness of  God (Ex.19:10-25); 2) the exceeding sinfulness of sin (Rms.7:13; 1Tim. 1:8-10); 3) the necessity of obedience (Jer.7:23-24); 4) the universality of  man’s failure (Rms.3:19-20); and 5) the marvel of God’s grace in providing a way of approach to Himself through blood sacrifice, looking forward to a Savior who would become the Lamb of God to bear away the sin of the world (Jhn.1:29), as “witnessed by the law” (Rms.2:21).

Book Signing @ Ben F. McDonald Library


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Juneteenth Celebration,  9th – 19th



Jhn.1:1-2 – In the (a) beginning was the (b) Word, and the (c) Word was with God, and the Word was (d) God. The same was in the beginning with God (Gn.1:26).

(a) 1Jhn.1:1- That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life. 2. (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us)- 

(b) Rev.19:13- And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; and his name is called the Word of God.

(c) Jhn.17:5- “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”

(d) 1Jhn.5:20- And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.


Cross JpgLet’s begin at the point when Moses asked, “Who shall I say has sent me?” God’s reply was, “I AM THAT I AM. Thus shall thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM has sent me unto you.” -Ex.3:14

I AM THAT I AM: In this initial self-identification of God it is significant that the verb is in the first person; the Speaker names Himself, thus emphasizing His personal identification. It is the announcement of a present God, who has come to fulfill His covenant and keep His promise to the afflicted posterity of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.