The Covenants of God
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 Covenant of Circumcision: Then, Abram was ninety-nine years old , God appeared to him and said, “I am your God. So be pleasing to Me and don’t do anything that you can be blamed for, and I will establish a Sacred Agreement (covenant) between you and Me; and I will also give you great prosperity. (Genesis 17:1-2) I will also extend My Sacred Agreement between you and Me to the seed that comes from you, through (all) its generations. It is a Sacred Agreement (covenant) through the ages that (I) will be your God and the God of the seed that comes from you. Also, I will give the land where you are (now) living as an alien, to you and to your seed. This includes the entire land of Canan. It will become yours through the ages, and I will be a God to them.(Genesis 17:7-8) This is the Sacred Agreement (extended portion) between you and your seed through all its generations, and Me: All your males must be circumcised, the foreskin of your flesh must be circumcised. This will be the sign of the Sacred Agreement (extended portion) between you and Me.(Genesis 17:10-11) Paul was correct in teaching that circumcision was not required of the gentiles! The Covenant of Circumcision was a land agreement between God and Abram, that the land of Canaan would always belong to his (Abram’s) descendants through Isaac. (Genesis 17:21)