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The Blood Covenant | Part 1

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December 21, 2020 7:00 am

The Blood Covenant | Part 1

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December 21, 2020 7:00 am

Jonathan and David’s blood covenant in 1 Samuel 18-19 is a picture of the blood covenant God made with us, through Jesus. In this message, Adrian Rogers reveals the steadfast promise and saving power of the blood covenant Jesus made on our behalf.

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Using the word friend to likely listen to Adrian Rogers rears word friend of a very loosely the word friend may have a Bible was a very significant word example of the Bible. Abraham was incompetent with God. What was Abraham called the friend of God. And there's a new attitude become for those who are in covenant one with another bad attitude in the Bible is called loving kindness lovingkindness means I will do you good. Regardless because we are in covenant together.

Welcome to love where is featuring the dynamic biblical teaching and insight pastor and author Adrian Rogers throughout the Bible we find stories that symbolize God's love for us and Jonathan and David blood covenant first Samuel 18 and 19 is a picture of the blood covenant that God made with us through Jesus.

What is the blood covenant exactly what this is a biblical principle that permanently unites two people together in friendship. How did the blood covenant play into the history of King David and Jonathan's descendents and how to supplant our relationship with God today. If you have your Bible turn to first Samuel chapter 18 is Adrian Rogers begins the message the blood covenant where were coming up on Christmas season and I'm beginning today a series of messages entitled God in human life.

Today I want to find an Old Testament passage of Scripture offer Samuel chapter 18 in a moment were going to be reading verse three the Lord Jesus came in the flesh to make cross a blood covenant what were about to read, here is the story of the blood covenant and you need to understand the blood covenant because it is been my observation that most Christians talk better then they will bear not living in victory. They boast of victory.

They sing of victory, but their lives are not victorious Tiger metal line as they sat beside a pool, said the Tiger to the lion why are you roaring like a fool is not foolish said the lion with a twinkle in his eye. They call me the King of all beings, because I advertise a rabbit heard them talking ran home like a streaky thought.

He tried the lion's plan, but is more was just a sweet box came to investigate. Had his lunch in the woods.

And so, my friend.

When you advertise.

Be sure you got the goods. Now that a lot of Christians who are advertising but they have more in the showcase in the habit they don't have the goods and their so-called war is just the squeak of little rabbit. I would like to have a good, how would you like to live up to what we profess and what we sing about well if you want to do that you need to learn what I'm going to call the blood covenant first Samuel chapter 18 in verse three. Look at then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he that is. Jonathan loved him, that is David as his own soul I were talking about God in human flesh and God in human flesh came to make a blood covenant for you and for me the three things I will lay upon your heart that I want you to do. First of all I want you to understand the blood covenant as a biblical principle.

Understand the blood covenant as a biblical principle. Now the Bible says that Jonathan and David made a covenant. The word covenant comes from a root word which means to cut and it literally has the idea of a blood Loss have known about the blood covenant since we were kids we used to go to the movies and see the old Western the cowboy and the Indians would make a covenant not a Cowboys and Indians would be fighting and then there came a time when the cowboy and the Indian chief would get together and they decide to be no more war and so they go to make and what they would do each one would make an incision on his right wrist until the blood would is that the cowboy would cut himself baby and we cut himself and then they would join their hands together and let the blood mingle and lift them to heaven and a promise and a covenant. There will be no more war. We are now a lot blood brothers understand that blood brothers. It was a co-mingling of lives that the Bible teaches that the life of the flesh is in the blood and now this blood covenant is something that the cowboys got from their forefathers and Indians got from their forefathers. It goes all the way back to Bible time now, many times after they would make a covenant, they would take something like black powder, sometimes gunpowder and rub it in the womb. And so when the wound would heal the scar would be very evident that scar would be called the mark of the covenant and be very evident that you could see it from their own and then those who were in covenant were called friends that we use the word friend today very lightly very loosely with the word friend in the Bible was a very significant word. For example in the Bible. Abraham was in covenant with God and what was Abraham called the friend of God and is a new attitude that comes for those who are in covenant one with another bad attitude in the Bible is called loving kindness. Never forget loving kindness. Remember, David said to God, Lord, have mercy upon me for putting into the lovingkindness. What is loving kindness means lovingkindness means I will do you good.

Regardless because we are in covenant together you can call upon me as your friend and I will show you lovingkindness because we are now blood brothers we have made together a blood covenant and now this covenant not only is between the two. Make the covenant, but it continues down to their offspring. The children of those in government are a part of the covenant if they will ratify the cabinet. It can be a part of them that I said what we need to do is to understand the blood covenant as a biblical principle.

Let me tell you something. Listen very carefully. The blood covenant is the subject of the Bible. That's what the whole Bible is about blood covenant. Our Bible is divided to have one the Old Testament and the New Testament (listen the word testament and the word covenant of the same word is the old covenant and the new covenant. That's what the whole Bible is about, it is the subject of the Bible and not only is it the subject of the Bible friend it is the secret of blessing.

All of the promises in the Bible are covenant promises.

The Bible says the secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, and he will show them his cabinet when the Lord Jesus Christ met with his disciples for that last supper.

He said in Luke 22 verse 20.

This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you is the blood This cup when we come to the Lord's table.

We are celebrating the blood covenant, this cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you is the subject of the Bible.

It friend is the secret of blessing. I listen. It is the source of boldness when you understand the blood covenant when you understand who you are and what you have in the Lord Jesus Christ. From then on. No longer do you live under the tyranny of your emotion no longer friend. Are you bound to your feeling but now you can stand with boldness with the blood covenant.

Now there were some solemn symbols of the cabinet you're there. If you have your Bibles open for Samuel chapter 18 we read a few verses let's read some morning came to pass on reading verse one, that when he had made an end of speaking on the soul that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, now they have become soulmates, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

The word soul literally means life, and Saul took him that is David took him that day and would let him go no more to his father's house. That is, King Saul, who was Johnson's father said David. I want you to be my son. Also, you come to my house and then notice in verse three. Then Jonathan and David made a covenant we've already read that that actually means. Cut a covenant, because he Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

I watch this were talking about the symbols of the covenant and Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girder.

Now you have to get the background. Saul is the king. Jonathan is the king son. Therefore, Jonathan is the heir to the throne very much like the crown prince of England, but Jonathan loves David he admires David Davis come fresh from Bethlehem over with a victory over Goliath is come fresh from the father has the oil the threshold of anointing upon him, and Jonathan knows that David is God's anointed and appointed King. He knows that David is really the rightful heir to the throne.

Even though Jonathan is the king's son and when Jonathan sees the beauty of David.

He wants to yield his life over to David and he makes a blood covenant with David and then he symbolizes notice. First of all, he gave David his role you see that they are in verse four that he gave David himself.

He stripped himself of his rope. His robe is what Mark Jonathan out as the king son.

It speaks of his position and he is saying I am yielding my position over to you.

I want David in my place and I don't to be true of every follower of the Lord Jesus Christ with whom we are in blood covenant that is a Lord I view my position in life over to you. But not only did Jonathan give David his role. He also gave him his garments, that is his clothing that the rope spoke of his position. His clothing spoke of his possessions. The Bible says in the chapter 18 verse four. He stripped himself of his garments, even and gave those also up-to-date because what he saying to David is David I'm in covenant with you and all that I have belongs to you because if it were not for you.

I really wouldn't have anything you won the victory for me what he was saying is David paid it all and all they have my own just like we sing Jesus paid it all and all the him I/O but not only did he give his robe with speaks of his position and not only did he get his garments were spoke this possession. He gave his sword and his bow look at it again in chapter 18 verse four to his sword and his bow and his girl's girl is what he is weapon zone now when he gave his sword and his bow to David what he is saying this represents my power, my pal, I know how to use this bow, but I have no longer in her right to self-defense IU lateral to you and David your battles are my battles, my weapons of war now belong to you. My position is all my possessions, my power you we are now blood products. That's what the tone admitted and now they are in covenant because covenant and commitment, listen, covenant and commitment go hand in hand. Now what we're talking about now is a biblical principle of the blood covenant was moved to the second born ready right now listen, I want you to not only understand that principle. But I want you to see how the blood covenant is a stand fast promise emphasis on the word steadfast steadfast. That is when you're in covenant that is it an unbreakable covenant under what is happened at first Saul love David, but it will David receive so much praise Saul became insane with jealousy and now Saul, the king wants to kill David and so there goes out a royal edict that David is to be killed. Now Jonathan hears about that, and Jonathan tells David he said David you hard to sell my problems.

I just go to the 19th chapter you will in verses one to then Saul spake the Jonathan his son and to all his servants that they should kill David, but Jonathan Saul son delighted much, and David and Jonathan told David saying Saul my father secret to gilding now therefore greatly take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in the secret place and hide thyself now. Remember now that Jonathan is in a closer relationship to David that he is his own natural fall just as we in Christ are closer many times our brothers and sisters in Christ, then we are to those who are natural members of our family and so Jonathan says hi David, my father wants to kill you hide yourself and you read that store now David is hunted like while Partridge only hills of Judea and Saul is out there and all of the emphasis of the kingdom of put to a narrow focus find David kill David find David kill David find David killed and David now is clean for his life. But there is about and Saul and Jonathan are both slain, and David, who is God's anointed and appointed King comes to the kingdom. He is now appointed King when this happens there is blind panic in the king this point.

Everybody saying find David kill David kill David kill David and now David is okay and there wondering when now is a retaliation about to begin when is the retribution about to begin when is David going to take vengeance on his enemies. Now in the change of kingdoms there's panic. I say in the royal household and there's a nurse there who sees Jonathan son. I remember the David has made a covenant with Jonathan this nurse in the royal nursery chamber sees this little baby boy that his name a strange name on never to solving this night shift hard to save shift. He is Jonathan son and Jonathan and David are in blood covenant together. But now Jonathan is dead and David is the king this nurse. All she knows is that if there's another king is going to come and he's going to take vengeance, so she takes little baby out of the crib and begins to run the high pressure trips and falls, and her body falls on this and maybe an little babies legs get twisted beneath the weight and he is crippled little orthopedic surgeon there to set the limbs and make them straight and so she runs with his child. Now cripple but she wants to hide him from David and from the vengeance the David would happen. She goes out to place the name of that place is loaded bar hello the email which really means a place of no pasture.

Use your imagination. It was a dry, dusty, dingy hideaway on the backside of nowhere because she's trying to hide this little baby and this baby grows up quick. Why am I here nurse.

Because the somebody trying to kill you why my cripple because we were running from him what's going to happen you just better hope he never find you, and there he is growing up with this lesson.

Dear David hey David dear David David Mary is dragging his crippled limbs behind him eating dust breathing dust crafts in exile and David as king and then David says something extremely interesting. David knows that he must fulfill the covenant that is made with Jonathan to look at the will. Now in second Samuel this time just festival the second Samuel chapter 9 and notice these amazing words that David is now the King. But for Tricia Jonathan son is in exile, and David said I'm reading second Samuel chapter 9 verse one. And David said, is there any yet that is left of the house of Saul, here's the key word.

What that I may show him kindness for Jonathan site and there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ivo.

And when they had called him on the David, the king said in him our bows Ivo and he said by serving to see and the king said, is there not yet any of the house of Saul about this time they were thinking.


I was wondering when the purge would begin.

This is not in the lap of the house of Saul, but now listen to this that I may show the kindness of God on the enzyme are set in the king.

Jonathan had yet a son, which is lame on his feet. Now David was to show kindness the kindness of God ever said he never met him before but he is in covenant with the pivot shafts father Jonathan and so David says go fiction no-brainer. And so they send a royal entourage making horses. The kings men out to loaded bar-C ship as he dragged his crippled limbs to the women he looks out very kings men kings horses.

There is a cell is found, they come. Please open the door. Are you my picture. Yes, why the king wants you is is this is it. I had these brought before King David. He cast his scratch a society he falls on his face and appears to tremble like a bird in the trap call. There is on the floor and David says to him with a note of love in his voice. Look, if you will. In second Samuel nine verse seven. And David said to him. Fry will surely show the kindness now watch this for Jonathan thy father's sake, and I will restore under the all the land of Saul thy father, and thou shall eat bread at my table continually. Here's what he said this man is expecting that I will restore your inheritance. I want you to dine at my table.

I want you to be like my son.

When the temperature here's this, they can hardly take it any can understand it.

Look in verse eight, and he bowed himself and said, what is my servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog is I fell. Why would you want to give me back my why would you want meeting at your tape. Why would you want me to be.

Is your son. I can imagine David explaining it and saying them numb at the shift.

I want you to understand is not a matter of your word goodness is matter fact I'm not even doing this for your site. I am doing this for the sake of your father Jonathan. I am in a blood covenant with Jonathan, I am bound by a blood covenant that this moment, my favorite chef has a decision to make T up at this point had seen David as an enemy and is a threat and he's been running from. Now he has a decision to make. If he wants to he can ratify the covenant.

No longer is David and inmate.

Now David is a friend. No longer is he out of fellowship with David is in fellowship with David no longer is he running from David. He is running to David he must change his mind about David and he must accept the covenant, but memos he must change his mind about the anti-must accept the covenant like they knew what that is this the terms of salvation in the New Testament than something repentance means a change of mind, we would change online. We take a new king into our lives, and his name is Jesus. That's what it's all about changing our mind and receiving this new king into our lives. King Jesus, if you have questions about how to do that about who Jesus is about how to receive the forgiveness that he's offering you in the mercy and the grace that he wants to pour into your life all go to where discovered Jesus is that site you'll find resources there materials of video from Adrian Rogers that will answer questions you may have about your faith again go to and click discovered Jesus if you'd like a copy of today's message in its entirety. Call us to order at 1877 love God and mentioned the title the blood covenant. This message is also part of the powerful Christmas series God in human flesh for the complete collection. All four dynamic messages: number 1877 love God or go to or you can write us to order at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thanks for studying with us in God's word today and if you have taken King Jesus into your life. If you have ratified the blood covenant for yourself. The one that God has freely offered give him thanks to join us for part two.

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