The Covenant is the strongest, most dependable, and best-guaranteed partnership between God and man. Interestingly, it’s the most comprehensive success package in the entire world. It touches and includes wealth, career, health, marital success, business and investment exploits, marital bliss, long life, leadership, fame, recognition, fulfillment, and so on.
It’s remarkable that the Covenant wasn’t initiated by man, but by God Himself, several thousands of years ago. And for decades and centuries, it has always remained a great secret that God reveals only to those who earnestly desire to know and engage it. “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant” (Psalm 25:14).
In very simple terms, the Covenant is a binding agreement between God and man that specifies the conditions man must fulfill and what blessings God must give him in return, and this deal or pact is confirmed by God’s oath.
God appeared to Abraham when he was 99 and indicated that He wanted to enter into a pact with him. “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you and will multiply you exceedingly. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you” (Genesis 17:1-2,7).
God chose Abraham for the accord for many reasons. He had simple, childlike faith in God; he had a teachable spirit, an obedient heart, and was public-spirited. God also chose him because he would command his children and his household after God. Between Genesis chapter 17 that God told him about his planned Covenant and Genesis chapter 22 that it was actually sealed with an oath, if Abraham didn’t have those attributes, he would have caused God to abort the Covenant.
This is the Covenant as contained in Genesis 22:16-18 thus, “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son — blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed, all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”