The Principles Of The Blood Covenant
Be finding please in your Bibles I Samuel chapter 18, I Samuel chapter 18. I really don't know of any subject in the Bible that excites my heart and causes me to want to walk around Zion and count all the towers more than the subject that we're going to be looking at this morning Now more than 2 years ago we studied together the blood covenant. And as I was meditating on this past week, and as I was thinking about it the Lord just impressed upon my heart how rich and how full of meat and how profound the principles of the blood covenant are. And so today again we're going to study together the principles of the blood covenant. I begin reading here a very interesting passage of Scripture that deals with the deals with the covenant in 1 Samuel 18 and verse 1, Where it came to pass when he had made an end to speaking unto Saul that the soul of Jonathan," that is Saul's son, "was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him," that is, Jonathan loved David as "his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would let him go no more home to his father's house. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant." Just underscore that phrase. "Jonathan and David made a covenant because he loved him as his own soul." I reiterate, I emphasize, I underscore with all of the unction and function and emotion of my soul that one of the greatest concepts that you can ever learn is the concept of covenant, of blood covenant. Now what was a covenant? A covenant was an unbreakable commitment of one man to another man or one woman to another woman, one person to another person. It dealt of an unbreakable partnership. And blood covenant has been practiced from time immemorial in the oldest tribes upon the face of this earth. And no one who entered into a covenant with another person would enter into that covenant lightly because of the grave consequences and because of the deep implication of that covenant. Now here's the way that often ...
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