Review of the Covenant
Review of the Covenant
The Lord made a covenant with His children that was detail oriented to a great degree then recaps it in the thirty-fourth chapter of Exodus. With the covenant, comes rewards in His children’s lives which include living in His Promised Land once they have driven out all of the wicked inhabitants of it. The inhabitants that are to be driven out are mighty enemies which are not able to be driven out by human forces, but if they are not driven from the Lord’s children’s lives they will be a snare to them; so, they must destroy all the evidence of their existence from their lands. With this cleansing of the children’s lives, there is no remembrance of the false gods or temptation to worship them. The seven days or seven keys being established in God’s children’s lives open the way for them to stand and knock on the door of sovereignty to realize God’s plan leading His people along their journeys. The redemption of His children and their prized possessions is made possible through His gift of separation that enables the ability to walk His path not being distracted from the restful state of being He has granted in His feasts. Humility is a vital part of living in the relationship with the Lord; since His children know every soul will be judged according to their works, and the only way their works will be perfected is through Jesus’ redeeming grace. Moses received the commandments through prayer and fasting which casts out all evil spirits and fills the Lord’s children with His understanding.
Exodus 34:10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee. 11 Observe thou that which I command thee this day: behold, I drive out before thee the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite. 12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee: 13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: 14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: 15 Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; 16 And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods. 17 Thou shalt make thee no molten gods. 18 The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt. 19 All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male. 20 But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty. 21 Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earing time and in harvest thou shalt rest. 22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end. 23 Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. 24 For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge thy borders: neither shall any man desire thy land, when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God thrice in the year. 25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning. 26 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk. 27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. 28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.