Bible Covenants

"He made known his WAYS to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel"
Psalms 103:7

7 Covenants

There are 7 Covenants in the Bible —

  1. Adamic / Edenic 
  2. Noahide 
  3. Abrahamic 
  4. Sinai 
  5. Davidic
  6. Grace  
  7. Peace Kingdom.

 

Each of the Covenants “BUILD/IMPROVE” on the previous and are not “Under” the previous Covenant and none of them “DO AWAY” with the previous covenant.

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7 Biblical Covenants

Each Covenant was made for a specific purpose and we find that all the Covenants are still intact.

 

There are 7 Covenants in the Bible —

  1. Adamic / Edenic – Genesis 1 / 2.
  2. Noahide – Genesis 9. Also found in Acts 15:28-29 Why would Paul relate to the Noahic covenant if all old covenants were abolished? NOT done away with or why bring it up?
  3. Abrahamic – Genesis 12 / 15 /17
  4. Sinai (Mosaic LAW) – Exodus 19 / 24
  5. Davidic – 2 Samuel 7
  6. Grace – Part of New Covenant – Amos 9 / Jeremiah 31 / Ezekiel 26 (Old Testament ey)
  7. Peace (the Covenant of Peace – Mashiach) anticipated by the Messianic Kingdom.

 

Each of the Covenants “BUILD/IMPROVE” on the previous and are not “Under” the previous Covenant and none of them “DO AWAY” with the previous covenant.

Might I add some Hebrew Gematria??  Notice how there are 6 covenants? 6 is the number of man whilst 7 is the number of perfection.

The 7th covenant will be perfect – Jeremiah 31: 33-34 “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

 

It is during the Messianic reign of Yeshua (Jesus) that this covenant of Peace will be complete.

John 1:17 is the probably the most inaccurately translated verse ever. “Torah was given to Moses, but grace and truth came through Yeshua Messiah” …BUT BUT BUT, there is no “But”.

If you look at the KJV you will see that the word “but” is in italics because it does not exist in any manuscripts.

 

Scholars are now saying that it should be stated as:

“Torah was given to Moses (and then) grace and truth came through Yeshua Messiah.

Torah is not opposite to Grace; Rather Grace is the NEXT BETTER level of covenant that is built on the Torah and the previous covenants.

 

“By how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.” Hebrews 8:6

 

NOT doing away with the previous promises but building on it.

Again, NOT doing away with the previous Covenants or promises – but building on them.

 

Yeshua fulfilled the Law

It is wonderful that Yeshua “fulfilled the Law” but what does that mean for you?  After all, Yeshua fulfilled the Law, but you have not!

 

This is quite a Christian cliché, but can be explained in one sentence:

“Yeshua completed and fulfilled every part of God’s Law and Requirements which means He now has the authority to Judge , give Grace and Rectify”.

 

Imagine an Expert Builder, fully qualified to build because they have completed / fulfilled their College education requirements.

That Expert Builder owns a building construction site in which he invites others to come and work in.    The other workers are not fully qualified but are working under the authority of the Expert Builder.

The Expert Builder is able to judge the work of the workers, give guidance, gracefully forgive and then rectify any mistakes they might make.

Yeshua is the Expert Builder.  He guides, directs, judges, gracefully forgives and rectifies the mistakes.  But only because He completely fulfilled the requirements Himself.

In Matthew 5, Yeshua not only says that He has come to fulfil the Law, but in context, continues to explain that he fulfils the Law right down to heart attitude.   i.e He didn’t even lust after a woman in His heart.

The Newest Covenant made my by Yeshua builds on every other previous Covenant.