Covenant, Compact, Testament, Legal Document, Pledged Agreement

Word used in OT for Covenant  Strong's Number:   01285 - B@riyth - ber-eeth'

  1. covenant, alliance, pledge
    1. between men
      1. treaty, alliance, league (man to man)
      2. constitution, ordinance (monarch to subjects)
      3. agreement, pledge (man to man)
      4. alliance (of friendship)
      5. alliance (of marriage)
    2. between Yahowah and man
      1. alliance (of friendship)
      2. covenant (divine ordinance with signs or pledges)
  2. (phrases)
    1. covenant making
    2. covenant keeping
    3. covenant violation

Word used in NT for Covenant  Strong's Number:   1242 - Diatheke - dee-ath-ay'-kay 

  1. a disposition, arrangement, of any sort, which one wishes to be valid, the last disposition which one makes of his earthly possessions after his death, a testament or will
  2. a compact, a covenant, a testament
    1. Yahowah's covenant with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, etc.


Yahowah will Renew His Covenant with Yisra'El when His feet land on Mount Mowriyah at the end of Tribulation. Jer. 31:31-33

As you can see there is only ONE mention of Renewed Covenant in all of Scripture and it has not happened yet.


“The goal for you and me (la) is to be observant (shamar – to closely examine, to carefully consider, to thoroughly investigate, and to thoughtfully evaluate), lest(pen) you ignore and forget (shakah – you stop being mindful of the significance, and fail to respond appropriately to) Yahowah (efei), your God’s(‘elohym), Family-Oriented Covenant Relationship (beryth – mutually binding agreement, nurturing household promise, relational accord, marriage vow based upon home and family (feminine singular, scribed in the construct form, eternally binding, connecting, and associating the beryth – covenant with Yahowah, Himself)), which as a result of this relationship (‘asher) He has cut (karat)with you all (‘eth), and (wa) you create for yourselves (la ‘asah – you make on your behalf) an idolatrous image (pesel – an object of worship and adoration), a representation (temuwnah – likeness, form, or semblance) of anything (kol) which (‘asher) Yahowah (efei), your God, has instructed and directed you regarding (sawah – warned you about).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy4:23) Most people are not observant, and as a result most are ignorant of God’s Family-Oriented Covenant Relationship. The vast preponderance of people favor instead the words of Paul, Muhammad, and Marx. And, as you look around you, idolatrous images permeate the political, religious, and economic landscape. It is almost as if Yahowah had never written this instruction in His Torah.This next passage provides a valuable insight regarding the nature of God. It is followed by some suggestions we’d all be wise to heed—that is to say: pay especially close attention. This then evolves into a very sobering warning: “Forindeed (ky) Yahowah (efei), your God (‘elohym), is a nurturing (‘akal) fire (‘esh – an enlightening and warming light). He (huw’) is a passionate, zealous, and jealous (qana’ – monogamous, exclusive, uncompromising, emotional, andrelationally loving) God (‘el).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 4:24) Those who dislike the God of the Torah, often throw His “qana’ – jealousy” back in His face, as if it was an immature expression. And while zealousness is offensive to those who lack passion, any real commitment, and who are amoral multiculturalists, it is one of Yahowah’s defining characteristics. Today, compromise is considered virtuous, but such is not the case with God. Albeit, Paul’s presentation of love in First Corinthians 13, where he says that “love is not jealous,” that “love does not seek its own,” that “love is not provoked,” and that“love does not take into account a wrong suffered,” all conflict with Yahowah’s testimony in this regard, presenting yet another place where the wanna be apostle and God disagree. Real love, the kind where devotion is expressed through genuine caring and a steadfast, unwavering commitment is passionate, zealous, and jealous. It is protective. It is monogamous and not adulterous. Those who are not bothered by a husband or wife leaving them for another, never really loved them in the firstplace.In the following passage, Yahowah, speaking through Moseh, correctly predicts that His children will stray, and that they will do precisely what we have done, which is to pollute our world with idolatrous images which are offensive to God. He then warns us that Moseh, a.k.a., the Torah, will be called as a witness against those who have surrounded themselves with these corruptions. “Indeed(ky), when you have children (yalad), and your children have children (wa benbenym), and you endure a long time (yasen) in the land (ba ha ‘erets), and (wa)you corrupt it (shahat – you destroy and ruin it) by creating for yourselves (la‘asah – making on yourselves) idolatrous images (pesel – objects of worship and adoration), representations (temuwnah – likenesses or semblances) of anything(kol), or in His eyes (‘ayin – from His perspective) you do (‘asah – actively engaging in and celebrating) that which is against the standard (ra’ – that which is evil and harmful, troubling, disagreeable, malignant, injurious, and displeasing) according to (la) Yahowah (efei), your God (‘elohym),provoking Him to anger (ka’as – causing Him grief or displeasure, saddening or distressing Him, vexing or incensing Him), I will be called to be a witness and testify (‘uwd) against you (ba) that day (yowm) in association with (‘eth) the spiritual realm of the heavens (shamaym), and in accord with (wa ‘eth) the material realm of the earth (‘erets). And indeed (ky – truly, surely, andreliably), you will die and be completely destroyed, ceasing to exist (‘abad‘abad – upon your death, you will perish, vanishing into nothingness, you will die and be annihilated and exterminated, your whereabouts completely unknown, your lives squandered, and wasted) quickly (maher – swiftly, speedily, and without delay).” (Dabarym / Words / Deuteronomy 4:25-26)The Christians who excuse their idolatrous religion by suggesting that its trimmings don’t matter because God knows what is in their hearts, haven’t read or considered this verse—or any of the Torah for that matter. For indeed, while it speaks of feelings, it reminds us that religious corruptions and images provoke God to anger. Also relevant, according to God the witness of the Torah will continue to prevail in Heaven and on Earth. There is no mention, nor any possibility of a “New Testament.”


Marriage Covenant:

Marriage is Based in and on Covenant, FAMILY. When a man and woman marry, the moment they say I do, Yahowah stands as a witness to the marriage sealing it with the strongest possible word: “Covenant” (Hebrew berit) “Covenant” speaks of a exclusive, zealious and jealous, vigilantly maintained and guarded commitment enduring forever.

Divorce is described as “Violence,” because it does violence to Yahowah’s intention for marriage, to the mate to whom one has been joined, and to the children of that union as well as the community of people around you. Prov. 2:17 even equates on who forsakes their spouse with one who forgets Yahowah’s covenant. However, where husband and wife abide in the commitment of their marriage vows, all the power of a covenant-keeping God stands behind them and their marriage.

Yahowah highly prizes and supports the concept of “covenant” commitment because it is a picture of His love and faithfulness to us. To see the nature of how He would have us apply this concept, study Yahowah’s first covenant Gen. 6-9 as it records; the desire for a relationship Gen. 6:18; Gen. 9; 9; Gen. 9:11: the giving of a token sign to seal the covenant Gen 9:12-13; and the eternal commitment of the covenant Gen. 9:16. Covenant is given as the guarantee of Yahowah’s unending fidelity, and He calls us to the same truth and spirit of Love’s deepest meaning Gen. 2:24 Song 7:1-9

Understanding Covenant:

A Covenant agreement is binding on all participating parties and at the demand of any covenant agreement participant the other covenant participants are required by agreement to give everything the parties in need require. Also this works both ways for either participating party who has needs, the other participating parties are obligated by agreement to supply the needs of their fellow covenant relationship partners.

Covenant promises go beyond the Rabinical Jewish laws with all their rules, regulations and demands or mans traditions. Yahowah sets in place the boundary's of His covenant by His Word and His Spirit of Truth. Once a covenant is established between Yahowah and Mankind, Yahowah puts everything He is and has as a collateral pledge to fulfill His Promise to the covenant person or persons. In other words Yahowah gives literal ownership of everything He is and has to His covenant participants as long as they obey Yahowah and their Covenant. There are two rights given by Yahowah to mankind, #1 the right to know #2 the right to choose.


Source 2: Who is God-andWhat Does He Want-

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