ESOCS Devotional 21 June
TEXT: EZEKIEL 16:31-63
MEMORY VERSE: “Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.” Ezekiel 16:60 KJV
It is proven beyond reasonable doubt that our manifestations in favour, blessing, healing, deliverance, preservation, etc. are all products of covenants. We may have been long dead, buried, and forgotten but because of the covenant, we are safe. Our text reveals the commitment of God to remember a covenant established years back, even while we were young, and His preparedness to establish further covenants with us.
Covenant refers to a binding agreement of mutual commitment between two or more parties for mutual benefits. By covenant therefore, God seems to be saying ‘I am there for you and you are there for me.’ ‘Your enemy is my enemy and my enemy your enemy’ (Gen 12:3). “What I have is yours and what I do not give you is what I do not want you to have.” Therefore, our text points to the God saying, “I will remember my agreement with you while you were young and I will further enter into an eternal agreement with you.”
God is a Covenant keeping God: “My Covenant will I not break nor altar the thing that is gone out of my lips” (Psalm 89:34). Below are some of the benefits of the Covenants: ESOCS Devotional 21 June
- The Blessing: This is the realm of excess without stress; the combination of affluence and influence by providence; the flavouring of favour by the fragrance of His Presence (Gen. 27:27). The blessing is the empowerment to success, progress, and prosperity beyond measure.
- Peace and Tranquillity: This refers to a crisis free existence, absence of wars and anxiety. The covenant makes you dwell in absolute peace.
- Longevity: The Covenant imparts to you the grace to last long on earth. Premature death is far from you because of the covenant. Today, we decree that whatever wants to send you to an early grave, may the covenant stop them, in the name of Jesus.
- Breakthrough, crossing barriers
- Fruitfulness (Gen 17:6)
BOTTOM LINE: Whatever is covenanted with God comes under divine cover.
- Become unconditionally obedient to God.
- Have a pure, unadulterated commitment to God
- Your faith in God must be unwavering.
PRAYER POINT: Lord, I am grateful for the privilege of entering into a covenant with you. I receive grace to remain faithful and never to abuse it, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
FURTHER READING: Ezekiel 17:1-12; John 18:1-11; Acts 3:1-16