Our Covenant with God
Covenant


Today and every day, we commit ourselves to a covenant love relationship
with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  We submit ourselves to His
perfect will for His purpose and glory.  We will be His people, and He will be
our God.

WE ARE worshippers of the one and only true God in the form of the Father,
Son and Holy Spirit.  He is the head of every area of our lives.

WE ARE members of the Body of Messiah:  redeemed by His sacrifice,
carrying our own crosses and following Him as His disciples.

WE ARE consecrated to the Lord our God:
• dedicated to the fulfillment of His will and purpose,
• cleansed regularly of all that would defile us, and
• set apart from the world and worldliness.

WE WILL be careful to follow all of the commands of the Lord as detailed in
His Word and as we receive them individually and collectively from the Voice
and Spirit of God.

WE WILL walk circumspectly in the world, in all of our dealings, as
ambassadors for the Kingdom of God and as beacons of light for others.

WE WILL NOT worship any person, being or thing in heaven or on the earth
besides the Lord our God.

WE WILL NOT make covenants that are contrary to our covenant with God.  
Contrary covenants come in three forms:
• covenants with spirits (including fear, pride, lust, falsehood, folly, sloth,
greed, wrath, alcohol, drugs and others),
• covenants with our flesh to feed it and serve it, and
• covenants with people who do not serve the Lord our God (such as friendship
covenants, marriage covenants and business covenants).

We will serve the Lord with wholehearted devotion and willing minds, for He
searches every heart and knows every motive.  We bind ourselves to God
through our covenant with Him, accepting His love and returning it faithfully.
The Truth In The Spirit
Our Covenant with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is found in its
entirety only in the Holy Bible.  Yet for believers (Messianic Jews and
Christians) at our weekly worship services, we provide this covenant as
an overview of God's requirements of His people.  It was received by
Apostle Markita Smith from God for the edification of His people.  

See below for related Scriptures.

Introduction
Covenant:  Exodus 19:5-6, Deuteronomy 7:12-15, Nehemiah 9:38-10:39,
Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hosea ch. 2, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Hebrews 9:11-15 & 10:
26-29
God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:  Exodus 3:15-16, Acts 3:13, Acts 7:32
God’s purpose and glory:  Proverbs 19:21, Romans 8:28, 1 Corinthians 10:31,
2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Philippians 2:12-13
His people:  Leviticus 26:3-12, Jeremiah 24:5-7 & 32:38-41, Ezekiel 37:26-
28, Revelation 21:3-4

Point 1
Worshippers:  Psalms 149 & 150, John 4:23-24, Romans 12:1
One God:  Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Kings 18:21, Psalm 46:10, Isaiah 44:6-8,
Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 12:28-30, John 17:3
God is the Head:  Matthew 24:45-47 & 25:21, Romans 14:8, Ephesians 1:22-
23 & 5:23-24, 1 Timothy 6:12-16

Point 2
Members of the Body:  Romans 12:4-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-31, Ephesians 3:6,
Ephesians 4:22-27, Ephesians 5:21-30, Colossians 3:15-16
Redeemed:  Exodus 15:11-13, Job 33:14-30, Psalm 71:23-24, Isaiah 43:1,
Isaiah 44:2, Lamentations 3:55-58, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Titus 2:11-14
Carrying Crosses / Disciples:  Matthew 10:37-39, Matthew 16:24-27, Mark
8:34-38, Luke 14:27, 1 Peter 2:21

Point 3
Consecrated:  Leviticus 20:7, 2 Chronicles 29:4-5 & 35:1-3, Isaiah 61:6
Dedicated:  Psalms 37:5-6 & 138:8, Romans 12:2, 1 Peter 4:19
Cleansed:  Matthew 12:43-45 & 23:25, John 15:3-4, 2 Timothy 2:20-21, 1
John 1:8-10 & 3:9-10
Set Apart:  John 15:18-19, 2 Corinthians 10:3, Titus 2:11-14, 1 John 2:15-17

Point 4
Follow Commands:  Exodus 20:5-6, Deuteronomy 6:17, Joshua 22:5, 1
Chronicles 28:8, John 14:21-24, 1 John 5:3
In His Word:  Psalms 18:22 & v30 & 119:9-16, Ecclesiastes 12:11-12, Acts 17:
11, Colossians 3:16, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, James 1:22-25
As We Receive Them:  Deuteronomy 31:10-13, John 8:47, Romans 10:17, 1
Thessalonians 2:13, Revelation 3:20

Point 5
Walk Circumspectly:  Proverbs 2:6-8, 2 Corinthians 5:20-21, Ephesians 4:1 &
6:6-8, Titus 1:7-9 & 2:11-12, 1 John 3:7-9
Ambassadors:  Exodus 19:5-6, 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8, 1 Timothy 4:12, Titus 2:
6-8, 1 Peter 2:11-12 & 5:2-3, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21
Light for Others:  Proverbs 4:18, Isaiah 49:5-6 & 60:1, Matthew 5:14-16,
Ephesians 5:8-14

Point 6
Not Worship:  Exodus 20:3-6, Deuteronomy 6:13-15, Isaiah 44:9, Matthew 6:
24 & 23:8-12, Colossians 3:5, Revelation 19:9-10
Worship God:  Exodus 20:2-3, 1 Chronicles 29:20, Nehemiah 9:5, Psalm 16:7,
Psalm 24, Psalm 103:1-2, Psalm 150, Hebrews 12:28-29, Revelation 19:10

Point 7
With Spirits:  Proverbs 23:29-35, Isaiah 28:15-18, Matthew 12:43-45,
Ephesians 5:3-5 & v18 & 6:12, James 4:4-8, 1 John 4:1 & v6
With Flesh:  Matthew 4:2-4, Romans 8:12-14 & 13:13-14, 1 Corinthians 9:27,
Galatians 5:17-21 & 6:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8
With People:  1 Kings 11:1-3, 2 Chronicles 19:1-2 & 20:35-37 & 21:4-6, Ezra 9:
1-2 & v15, 1 Corinthians 5:6 & v11 & 6:15-17, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Conclusion
Serve:  Deuteronomy 10:12-13, Joshua 24:14-27, 1 Chronicles 28:9,
Philippians ch 2
Bind ourselves in covenant:  Nehemiah 9:38-10:39, Psalm 25:10, Isaiah 55:3,
Isaiah 56:4-8, Jeremiah 50:4-5, Matthew 25:21-23, 1 Corinthians 4:1-2