HIPP VISUAL MINISTRIES - GOD'S COVENANT, LESSON #1 - ALTAMONT, TN
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GOD'S COVENANT WITH US HIS CHILDREN
  Lesson #1
 
     In the beginning God gave unto us dominion over all living things. Lets think about that for just a moment.
 
     Did God take it back when Adam fell from his grace in the Garden of Eden?
 
     No, he did not. Men even in their fallen state continued to exercise dominion over all living things. Some carried that dominion to far, and have continued to attempt to exercise this gift on other human beings.
 
     Read Genesis Chapter one to see all that we have dominion over on this earth.
 
     Brothers, I will not, in this writing, attempt to elaborate on all covenants made by God, to us. I will however over the next few weeks, by the help of the Holy Spirit, attempt to cover the covenants which are ours as his children born again by the blood of Jesus Christ.
 
     Genesis Chapter 1 is God's first covenant made with you and I.  
 
Hebrews 2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.

(The last sentence of vs 8 is speaking of after the battle of Armageddon when he will make earth his home and will rule and judge all nations, and we with him.)
 
     Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
 
     Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
 
     Hebrews 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

(Here Jesus tells the world that he is not ashamed to call us who believe, brethren. Beloved he says in vs 10 that he will bring many sons unto glory. He has made us the captain of our salvation through his sufferings for us.)
 
     Hebrews 2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

(We are to declare Jesus unto our brothers, in the church we will praise him. Remember brothers, we are the church, so sing praise unto the Lord our God in your heart, mind, and mouth. Be joyous of all that Jesus has done for us and given us by the cross of Christ.)
 
     Hebrews 2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
 
     Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

(Remember here that the time between his death on the cross and his resurrection three days later that Jesus defeated the devil, and took from him the keys to death and hell. We God's children, are partakers of his flesh and blood. We are now brothers with Christ Jesus.)
 
     Hebrews 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

(Brothers, we now have no fear of death for we will never know death. We have eternal life. We will live forever, praise God. Only because of Jesus. If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savour, accept him now, and know this eternal covenant that we God's children know.)
 
     Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
 
     Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
 
     Hebrews 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

(He became a little lower than the angels, a man, who was the seed of Abraham. Jesus lived the only perfect life that a man ever lived so that by his death, burial, and reserrection we might through his cleansing blood know his righteousness, peace, power, love and tender mercy.

Vs 17( says it behoved Jesus to be made like unto us his brothers, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to reconcile the sins of us his people. Because he was tempted he is able to deliver us from all temptaions.)
 
(Lets review. Because of Jesus, who was the second Adam, we have a better covenant with God than Adam did in the begining. Do you under stand this statement? We have forgiveness of our sins because of Jesus we are cleansed from all unrighteousness. Adam sined and fell form God's grace. We were born into sin because of Adam's fall. But, we are now forgiven of our sins because of Jesus, and that he died for our sins. This is an awesome covenant that God has made with us.)
 
     God bless,
 
     John Hipp
     HVM - C12414