The most powerful kind of covenant is the blood covenant. The blood covenant ceremony was to announce the terms; or words of the covenant, and then to ratify/seal the covenant.
It is ratified (comes into effect) and is sealed with blood - meaning life for life. This covenant is backed up by your life and any violation of this covenant will cost life. The one making a blood covenant does so at the expense of life.
Covenant is a relationship based on a solemn promise. Hence we'd like to refer to our relationship with God as a covenant-relationship. A covenant is established. However a relationship is developed within the covenant. The goal of this relationship is fellowship or intimacy.
Whether we like it or not we are in the middle of an intense spiritual conflict! But God has made available to us spiritual weapons that are infinitely superior to the crafty schemes of the enemy. In this final and very important sermon from Ephesians 6, we learn how wear and use each piece of our spiritual armor. Victory in our daily Christian life depends on us walking with our full armor on.
We learn a third strategy on how to share Christ with others by looking at how Paul the apostle engaged with people at Athens, the then intellectual capital of the world.
While the truth about God's amazing grace is so wonderful and powerful, there have been some misunderstanding about God's grace. In this episode we address some of these misconceptions.