A revelation came to me while in prayer and I believe from The Holy Spirit.
With whom are you in Covenant?
The Holy Spirit sat me down and said, “Whomever you are in covenant with — will determine your protection or destruction!”
“Gather My Saints together unto Me; those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare His Righteousness: for God is judge himself.” Psalm 50:5
What is a Covenant?
A covenant is a formal and binding agreement or contract between two parties.
In this case between God and man, moreover the children of Israel.
Covenants typically involve promises, obligations, and conditions that each party agrees to uphold. The terms of a covenant may include blessings or benefits for fulfilling the agreement and consequences for breaching it. (Please note!)
I believe that The LORD wants me to highlight this truth that Protection is a significant part of the Covenant He made with the children of Israel in the Old Testament. It’s the Mosaic covenant (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) and every Covenant Agreement comes with it’s stipulations — one of which is Obedience!
If we are in covenant with other lesser gods and deities and people, then we are outside of the protection of Jehovah unless we sincerely Repent!
In the Covenant, God promised protection and blessings to the Israelites if they obeyed His Commandments and Statutes.
Conversely, disobedience would lead to various forms of discipline and, at times, *exposure to danger or enemies*
It is also of vital importance to note that this covenant also included warnings of consequences for *disobedience*, including the possibility of exile, defeat by enemies and much loss.
This theme of protection as part of the Covenant plays an integral part for understanding of the relationship between God and His People.
I submit to you and I that this is not the time for us to be covenant and truce breakers with the Almighty God, as we are in a season when only those who are covenanted with Him will be partakers of the benefits that come with it including Divine Protection.
God knows His Own, and those who have Covenant with Him!
~ Syreeta Thomas