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Alternative View - December 11, 2017

The Covenant Of God’s Kingdom

I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. - (Genesis 9:13)

When it comes to the way God governs His kingdom, the word that stands out as the central theme is covenant. God administers His kingdom through His covenants.

If you, like me, are a citizen of the United States of America, then you fall underneath a covenantal document called the Constitution.The Constitution is the umbrella document that covers the operations of the kingdom called the USA. This particular constitution is a unique document from many historical documents in that it declares much by way of a proclamation of freedom.

You may hear people say if they feel that they have been treated unjustly, “I know my rights,” and then they will appeal to their constitutional rights within the kingdom called America, in particular the amendments attached to the Constitution. These amendments declare the rights, privileges, and authority you have in America as an American citizen.

If you are a Christian, then you are also part of another kingdom—the kingdom of God. And as such, you also have covenantal rights, privileges, and authority. Yet if you do not know those rights, or how to properly exercise your rights, then you can be illegiti- mately oppressed simply because you are not operating by the instructions or functioning under the umbrella of God’s kingdom covenant.

In the Bible, a covenant is a divinely created bond. Friend, you are situated securely within this divinely created bond. It is a spiritually binding relationship between God and you inclusive of certain agreements, conditions, benefits, responsibilities, and effects. God’s power, provisions, and authority to you operate under His covenants.

Reflection: What established God’s covenant relationship with you? What privileges has God given you in Christ? Spend time thanking God for His covenant with you, and for adopting you into His family.

Thank You, Lord, for the covenant You have made with me. Thank You for the security that I have in knowing I am firmly within Your care and covering

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