A covenant is more than just a binding contract, sharing the same interests, mutual cooperation and responsibility, a legal contract. It is a close personal relationship with someone you care a great deal about; it is a close fellowship of sharing thoughts and feelings with one another as in communion with Jesus Christ. It is not entered into lightly. There is no choice. This is the source of great power in the Christian church, this partnership, fellowship of people with Jesus Christ. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.@ Matthew 18:20, The power of God in our unity.
When we stand as one before the enemy there Christ (the anointing) is with us, and the angels do battle in the spirit realm. There is greater power in our fellowship, Friendship, and unity. Standing alone we have no one to cover our back.
Ecclesiastes 4: 9 – 12 speaks of this partnership, and defines the power that is formed in communion with your brother and Jesus Christ (the anointed one); that when we come together in anything that the fruit, (Profit) is greater because we are working as one.
We who are stronger should reach out to those who are weaker, share the burden and give them our strength. In this way both parties are given greater strength and power to stand on. And a closer relationship, a bond is formed between us.
If you are weaker, reach out to the stronger brother; if this brother is walking the walk, he will guide you to the Word of God. Don’t be shy about it, be bold and ask for help.
Seek and you will find. If you look for the Lord you will find Him. And you must know where to begin looking, and that is in the Word of God your BIBLE. Knock and the door will open. You must be actively searching, and willing to take the step of faith. FAITH is Active. It does not just sit still.
Galatians 6.1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.2Bear one another=s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5For each one shall bear his own load.
We should always be sensitive to the Spirit, as it always gives us discernment concerning all things if we just listen. The Spirit will guide you to a brother in need of someone to talk to, or just someone who needs up lifting. The Spirit will also direct you away from those things that would harm you and your walk.
It is important to read the Word of God Daily and spend time in prayer, (talking and listening) to God. This is not a suggestion, but a requirement of our walk with Jesus Christ. Our Salvation is a free Gift. The walk with Jesus Christ requires us to make the decision to give our lives daily to him. In order to walk with Jesus we need to know where He is walking and the only way to know that is by reading The Word Of God.
This means that we need to know what the Lord has for us, and that requires knowing His Word. We need to know who we are in Christ and that also requires knowing His Word. We also need to know what we have because we are adopted into God’s family. God has provided us with the Guide to our lives and our inheritance and that is the Bible.
- How can we defeat the Enemy?
- How can we walk in fellowship with Jesus?
- How do we learn to pray?
- Where do I find my inheritance?
- How do I stand in faith?
- Prayer, communicating with God.
- Where do I find the answers?
The answer to these and many more questions are in the Bible. Take time to read it daily.
And don’t be afraid to ask someone to help you.
A true teacher learns as he is teaching.