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 concerning Palestine is the third of the theocratic covenants. The Palestinian Covenant has two aspects:
the legal aspects which are immediate and conditional
the grace aspects which are future and unconditional
The enjoyment of the immediate blessings are introduced by the conditional formula:
“if you diligently obey the voice of God …..God will set you high above all nations of the earth” (Deuteronomy 28:1). Sadly, Israel did not meet the condition of obedience, and is still experiencing God’s curses and punishment for their disobedience.
The unconditional grace aspects of the Palestinian Covenant have yet to be realized. God will regather the scattered people of Israel and establish them in the land He has promised to give them. Deuteronomy concludes the Palestinian Covenant with a final warning and challenge for obedience.(Deuteronomy 30:1-20)