The Lost Art of the Covenant

The Creator Himself chose to relate to mankind within the confines of covenant. With covenant you’re either in or you’re out. Covenants used to be made between rival tribes as a way of ending enmity. The coming together of a man and a woman in order to create a family is also a covenant based on marital fidelity. The Constitution is a covenant between free men and their elected officials.

I wonder how many people today understand the seriousness of making a covenant and the implications of failing to live up to the promises made before God and man?

Now the LORD said to Avram, “Get out of your country, and from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you, and make your name great. You will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you. In you will all of the families of the eretz be blessed.” So Avram went, as the LORD had spoken to him. Gen. 12:1-4

This covenant changed the course of history, it still does, and it will continue to until the last day of planet Earth. It’s a plumb line. All human events are measured against it. Nations rise and fall depending on which side of history they choose to be. Just ask the Hittites, Ebusites, Amorites and Jebusites. They fought Israel and are all gone. Israel and the Jews are still around. Coincidence? I think not.

Covenant means you stick together. Many of today’s post-moderns have no qualms about jumping ship as soon as something doesn’t go their way. Covenant is a contract but it’s much more. Contract can only demand certain things. In covenant we extend loyalty before anything else. Disloyal people can’t demand loyalty.

Is covenant becoming an extinct concept?


In 300 Words: Born To Testify Of The Truth

This post is part of my IN 300 WORDS series. In exactly 300 words I highlight a key issue relevant to God-fearing people who seek authentic understanding of the teachings of the Messiah from Nazareth.

Let’s face it, the Christianity of the developed world has failed to win the hearts and the minds of the people of the Western civilization. Only three decades ago the dividing line between what used to be the free world and the rest of the world, was clearly visible and tangibly defined.

We have now come to a place where Western “doctors” are chopping off the breasts of perfectly healthy girls, social media companies are offering 70+ genders at signup, and jihadists are leading the FBI by the nose (Exhibit A: CAIR-MN).

How did we get here, friends?

It’s because of the failure of Western Christianity. We have been reinventing the God of the Bible since the days of Constantine. We made him Roman-Catholic, then Greek-Orthodox, then Protestant.

We invented monasteries, mega-churches and missionaries in his name. Even though none of these are in the Bible.

We’ve created hundreds of translations of the Bible into English while there are thousands of languages still lacking even ONE!

Annually the US spends more money on teen makeup ($120B) and pets ($70B) than the entire western world on humanitarian aid ($152B) in 2019.

But even that’s a joke because most aid money goes to dictators.

What are we to do?

What if I decided to start a movement that honors THE TRUTH more than the lies of the media, politicians, pastors, academics and corporations? How many people would want to be part of such culture of truth?

Can we even know THE TRUTH?

Let’s begin with Jesus himself.

He declared to Pontius Pilate that the very reason He was born into this world was so that he can testify to the TRUTH! (Gospel of John 18:36-38).

And yet we each have our own “truths”?

Something doesn’t add up.