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Covenants - PT2


Let us look at the Edenic Covenant, this is the covenant that God made with Adam in the Garden of Eden. This is the first covenant that God made directly with man. As mentioned previously, some covenants were made unconditionally and others with conditions. The Edenic Covenant was one with conditions. Adam was required to obey the conditions of the covenant in order to not suffer the consequences of breaking it. God promised Adam a life full of abundance and blessing but it was contingent on him being obedient to the command that God gave him of not eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Because of his disobedience he suffered physically as well as spiritually. Adam had to work hard all the days of his life until his death as a result of his sin. Due to Adam breaking the covenant with God it left man in a fallen state.


Next is the Adamic Covenant, is actually a two part covenant because it deals with the innocence of man in the garden before sin and after the fall of man. The first piece of it is also known as the Edenic Covenant which we previously discussed. This covenant deals with Adam outside of the garden and gives punishments as well as a promise. Genesis 3:14-19 states, (Genesis 3: 14-19; New King James Version). The promise is prophetic in that it points toward the ultimate fulfillment as written in Romans 16:20 that states, the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you (Romans 16:20; King James Version).


Then there is the Noahic Covenant is an unconditional covenant made by God with man to never destroy the earth by a flood ever again. It was sealed with a sign of the rainbow. Every time a rainbow appears in the sky is a reminder of this covenant. When God destroyed the earth by water man was evil. The bible says that every intention of his heart was continually evil (Genesis 6:5, New King James Version). This grieved the heart God to the point regretted creating man. However, Noah found favor in Gods eyes because he was righteous. Because of Noah, God spared his family and preserved mankind through him. When the flood was over, God created the Noahic Covenant and promised never to destroy the earth with water again. However, we know that destruction is coming in the way of fire and the only way of escape is through Christ Jesus.


Covenants

Apostle Dr. Tangela Phillips-Lane

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