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By Lawrence Achudume
06 December 2020   |   3:00 am
Covenant seems to be the last thing when other things have failed. God keeps covenant and will not break His covenant. His anger is but for a moment; when He remembers His Covenant, situation changes (Nehemiah 1:5, Nehemiah 9:32).

Covenant seems to be the last thing when other things have failed. God keeps covenant and will not break His covenant. His anger is but for a moment; when He remembers His Covenant, situation changes (Nehemiah 1:5, Nehemiah 9:32).

God does not break covenant, once it is made on a deep spiritual connection, as deep calleth unto the deep not a lip service.

And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; 

Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers. 

As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me. 

Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? Thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them. 

Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; 
Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.  Jeremiah 33:19-26

Hallelujah! God literally swore to do what He has promised to David (you). Consequently, in different times, He shows up because He remembers His covenant (Psalm 105:8-11). When you cry like the children of Israel in the book of Exodus, His mercy flows through His covenant.

Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity. 
Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: 

And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives. 

Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. Psalm 106:43-47.
God is always mindful and concerned about His covenant with you and this should give you rest (Psalm 111:5). The prophet of old had to always remind the church that God keeps covenant, so they would trust Him and be at peace (Deuteronomy 7:9.) When we cry, He shows up in mercy (Exodus 2:24, 6:5-6).

We don’t have to do what others do or compromise in the face of threat, but to trust in His covenant with you and I (Judges 2:1-2). We can always go to God on the strength of covenant (Daniel 9:3-4). The true believer has every reason to be at peace in the strength of covenant (Isaiah 54:10-13).

Covenant not only commands protection over you and all yours from the God of covenant, but it also makes life easy, even in the storm: by covenant life becomes easy (1 Samuel 18:3). Even when King Saul decided David must die (1 Samuel 19:1, 1 Samuel 18:9, 11, 21) his son Jonathan became protection for David (1 Samuel 19:2-3, 15; 1 Samuel 20:1-2, 4, 9, 13-14). From these scriptures, you can see the strength of covenant. Even in death, in Jonathan’s death because of the covenant David had sleepless night, until he remembered Mephibosheth for Jonathan’s sake (2 Samuel 9:1).

You make covenant with God for your gain not for losses. However, it requires deep understanding (Leviticus 26:6-10). It commands fruitfulness and increase in a man’s life, and in the works of his hands. In times of trouble, when we have done wrong and acknowledged our wrong and regrets, God looks on us in the strength of His covenant (Leviticus 26:42, 45). I encourage you to go into Covenant with God as you prepare for 2021 (Psalm 106:44-46). In covenant, God makes men to favour and show you mercy.
….and mercy rejoiceth against judgment. James 2:13b

Apostle Paul understood covenant and the workings of covenant. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. 

From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Galatians 6:16-17. If there is anything we need in 2021, it’s a covenant with God. Genuinely done because in covenant the person matters more than the token of the covenant, your heart must be sincere (Deuteronomy 8:18). It is my prayer that your decision will favour your future.

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