Covenant; בְּרִית; bᵊrîṯ; ber-eeth’; feminine noun
Outline of Biblical Usage:
- covenant, alliance, pledge
- between men
- treaty, alliance, league (man to man)
- constitution, ordinance (monarch to subjects)
- agreement, pledge (man to man)
- alliance (of friendship)
- alliance (of marriage)
- between God and man
- alliance (of friendship)
- covenant (divine ordinance with signs or pledges)
- between men
- covenant making
- covenant keeping
- covenant violation
EXAMPLE: Between God and man; covenant, as a divine constitution or ordinance with signs or pledges (see H226 אוֺת). Specifically, with Noah Genesis 9:9-17 (P) Isaiah 54:10; Jeremiah 33:20, 25; a divine promise that there would be no other deluge.
a. of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God (see GOD entry 1 sense 1) or a god (see GOD entry 1 sense 2); divine inspiration; divine love; praying for divine intervention
b. being a deity ; the divine Savior; a divine ruler
c. directed to a deity; divine worship
a. supremely good : SUPERB; The meal was just divine. b. HEAVENLY, GODLIKE
THE COVENANT IS BIBLICAL BETWEEN GOD AND ALLMEN . . . FOR ALL SUCCESSIVE GENERATIONS . . .
“I establish My covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a floodto destroy the earth.” God said, “This is the sign of the covenantwhich I am making between Me and you and every living creaturethat is with you, for all successive generations; I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth. It shall come about, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow will be seen in the cloud, and I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and never again shall the water become a flood to destroy all flesh. When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah,“This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”(Genesis 9:11-17)
1. Bow (for hunting, battle)
2. Bowmen, archers
3. Bow (fig. Of might)
EXAMPLE: The heavenly bow, the rainbow, Gr. το’ξον
“YOU SHALL NOT LIE WITH A MALE AS ONE LIES WITH A FEMALE; IT IS AN ABOMINATION” (Leviticus 18:22)
Abomination; תּוֹעֵבָה; tôʿēḇâ; to-ay-baw’; feminine noun
Outline of Biblical Usage:
- a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable
- in ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages)
- in ethical sense (of wickedness etc)
Strong’s Definitions: תּוֹעֵבַה tôwʻêbah, to-ay-baw’; or תֹּעֵבַה tôʻêbah; feminine active participle of H8581; properly, something disgusting (morally), i.e. (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol:—abominable (custom, thing), abomination.
ABOMINATION IS SOMETHING OF DISGUST MORALLY . . . IMAGINE YOUR GOD BEING DISGUSTED WITH YOU ?
“Reportedly, in a private meeting with a gay man, Pope Francis told him that God made him as he is and loves him as he is.” (Bold added)(Italics added) https://www.advocate.com/religion/2018/6/21/vatican-uses-lgbt-first-time-invites-pro-gay-priest-conference
GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF SIN . . .
“AND IT IS THIS MESSAGE WHICH WE HAVE HEARD FROM HIM AND AT PRESENT IS RINGING IN OUR EARS AND WE ARE BRINGING BACK TIDINGS TO YOU, THAT GOD AS TO HIS NATURE IS LIGHT, AND DARKNESS IN HIM DOES NOT EXIST, NOT EVEN ONE PARTICLE.”(1 JOHN 1:5)
“How shall we who died to sin still live in it? Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.”(Rom 6:2b – 7)
IF YOU HAVE NOT DIED TO SIN YOU ARE STILL A SLAVEOF SIN . . . THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH!
“But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, youbecame obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slavesof righteousness.”(Romans 6:17-18)(Italics added)
NO LONGER ARE YOU A SLAVE TO IMPURITY . . .
“I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of yourflesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurityand to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.”(Romans 6:19)(Bold added)(Italics added)
WHAT BENEFIT COMES FROM SIN FOR WHICH YOU ARE NOW ASHAMED . . .
“For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. “(Romans 6:20-21)(Bold added)(Italics added)
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”(James 4:8)
“For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.”(1 Corinthians 5:12-13)(Bold added)
DID YOU NOT SAY . . .
“Homosexual priests, religious men and women should be urged to live celibacy wholly and, especially, to beperfectly responsible, trying to never create scandal in their communities or for the holy people of God by living a double life,” the pope said. “It would be better if they left the ministry or consecrated life rather than live a double life.”https://www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/signs-times/pope-gay-priests-be-celibate-or-get-out
“I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Your [GOD’s] law.”(Psalms 119:113)(Bold added)[Parenthesis added)
“For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”(James 1:7-8)(Bold added)(Italics added)
“But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for thosewho are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.” (I Timothy 1:8-11)
UNDETECTABLE EQUALS UNTRANSMITTABLE AND UNTRANSMITTABLE IS TEMPORARY. . . BUT A LIFE WITH JESUS CHRIST IS ETERNAL! . . . LET JESUS BE THE LOVER OF YOUR SOUL!!!
Eleventh Step: “We Sought Through Prayer and Meditation to Improve Our Conscious Contact With God as We Understood Him, Praying Only for Knowledge of His Will for Us and the Power to Carry That Out.”(Italics added)
HIS WILL FOR YOUR LIFE . . .
“But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:22-23) (Italics added)
“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, becauseHe considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly inunbelief; and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus. It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. Yet for this reason I found mercy, so that in me as the foremost, Jesus Christ might demonstrate His perfect patience as an examplefor those who would believe in Him for eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”(1 Timothy 12-17)
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.”Matthew 7:21
GIVE YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST TODAY . . . ACCEPT HIM AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR . . . BELIVE HE DIED, WAS BURIED, AND ON THE THIRD DAY ROSE FROM THE DEAD FOR YOUR SINS AND MINE . . . WELCOME TO THE FAMILY . . . GO AND SIN NO MORE! AMEN!
JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I, BUT JESUS DOES NOT LOVE SIN . . .