No Strange Covenants

You shall not make a covenant with them or with their gods.
A covenant is a solemn compact or agreement, either between tribes or nations or between individuals
by which each party bound himself to fulfil certain conditions and was assured of receiving certain
advantages. It can mean an agreement to be in association and keeping of company with another
person. Many Christians have and continues, rather unfortunately to ignore this very ominous
instruction, either because they do not understand its implication or have allowed their minds to be
taken over by the very enemy of their soul like Samson (Jud. 14.3).
What friendship does God’s temple have with demons? For indeed, we are the temple of the living God,
just as God has said: I will make my home in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they
will be my people.
As children of light we cannot get into the same boat with the children of darkness, because at all
times they seek to do wickedness (Pro.1:10). Strange Covenant, in context means associating and
having agreement with people who have a totally different worldview from you, those with an
opposite upbringing and family setup from what you were brought up with, the people who are
definitely not aligned with the instruction of God and we should keep our distance from. Those we
are now embracing because we want a bit of their lifestyle(instead of avoiding them like plagues),
or we love just being politically correct. Regardless of what the reason might be, God’s foundation
is unchanging, it stands sure, we must therefore depart from and cut off those unholy association.
Maybe there are benefits or privileges you are deriving now and you are thinking, how do I let this
go? Have you forgotten the story of the life of king Solomon, how that despite the huge
investment of God on his life, he ended up very poorly just because he amassed to and joined
himself with people whom he out not associate with? Have you forgotten that there is nothing a
man has that was not given to him by the Lord (John 3:27)? The enemy of your soul has nothing to
offer you other to steal, kill and destroy your destiny (John 10:10a), why should you allow him?
Surely you must know that people who practice evil cannot possess God’s kingdom realm. Stop being
deceived! People who continue to engage in sexual immorality, idolatry, adultery, sexual
perversion, homosexuality, fraud, greed, drunkenness, verbal abuse, or extortion—these will not inherit
God’s kingdom realm.
What is the whole world and the pleasures that is in it compared to the kingdom of God? All that
the world can offer anyone was well captured in 1 John 2:16 as the gratification of our flesh, the
allurement of the things of the world, and the obsession with status and importance, indeed none
of these things come from the Father but from and belongs the world. Therefore, as carriers of
the vessel of the Lord, being His own we must depart and get out from all covenants, friendships
and associations that is strange to the Lord, doing so will continue to make us acceptable to the
Him and our names shall remain in the book of life.
Break every unequal yoking today!!!

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