The Christian religious organizations of the world mainly preach that there is the Old and New Covenant, but the Bible talks about several other covenants that God made with man. These agreements help us to understand the dealings God was having with man and the results that would occur. (present or future) A covenant is a binding agreement that is made by two or more persons or parties. God’s covenants were simple and direct.
The Adamic Covenant: The covenant with Adam is the second general or universal covenant. It could be called the covenant with mankind, for it sets forth the conditions which will hold sway until the curse of sin is lifted.
The serpent, the tool used by Satan to effect the fall of man, is cursed. The curse affects not only the instrument, the serpent, but also the indwelling energizer, Satan. Great physical changes took place in the serpent. Apparently it was upright; now it will go on its belly. It was the most desirable animal of the animal creation; now it is the most loathsome. The sight or though of a snake should be an effective reminder of the devastating effects of sin.
Satan is judged—he will enjoy limited success, but ultimately he will be judged.
The first prophecy of the coming of Messiah is given.
There will be a multiplication of conception.
There will be pain in childbirth.
The woman is made subject to her husband.
The ground is cursed and will bring forth weeds among the food which man must eat for his existence.
Physical changes takes place in man; (male/female) they will perspire when they work. They will have to work all their life long, until they die. (pain, suffering, wars, death, sickness and unhappiness will endure all of their days )