Monday, October 15, 2012

The Gate

Photo by Beth York Bonham

The Covenant.
The very gate of  heaven.
"Blessed is the man who truly knows God as his covenant God...To many a man , who has never thought much of  "The Covenant";  a true and living faith in it would mean the transformation of his whole life.*


The New Testament word for covenant is diatheke, it means a contract, or will. Did you ever think of taking out a "will" with God?  He has provided one for you, you know. It's the gift of eternal life though  belief  in Jesus and his sinless sacrificial death on the cross for you.
A covenant is defined as a pact or agreement between two or more parties.  It is not something to be taken lightly. It is binding. Scriptures account of the covenant of salvation is eternal.
What does this covenant look like? 
...declare this day that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in his ways...
...confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved.

"I am THE GATE; whoever enters through me will be saved."  John 10:9

Did you confess your sins? Believe Jesus to be who he says he is? Sign the "covenant" with faith?


Because you are now a new creation in Christ and hold an irrevocable contract in your soul.

*Andrew Murray
The Two Covenants

Deuteronomy 26:17   
Romans 10:9-10
2 Corinthians 5:17