The Covenants of Promise
Eph.2:12 ‘That at that time ye (former Gentiles v:11) were without Messiah/(Christ), being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, without Yah in the world: …’
The term ‘the covenants of promise’ is a dedicated phrase. It has to do with those covenants that can be directly attached to Abraham’s Gen.15 Promise. These covenants primarily issue from that covenant Yahweh made with Abraham (and his descendants) – usually known as Abraham’s Promise Covenant of Gen.15. There are issues to consider between the ‘Oath’ of Gen.12 and the ‘Covenant’ of Gen.15 and the ancient rite of covenant cutting; but that will be for another article.
All Melchizedek Priesthood Covenants of Promise must have 1] a Proposal, 2] an Agreement, 3] a Blood Ratification 4] a Covenant Confirming Meal & 5] a direct attachment to Abraham’s Promise Covenant at Gen.15 (Please check – the other covenants do not have all of these considerations) Note other ratifications – salt, shoe, threshold & oath.
These Covenants of Promise include 1] Gen.15 The Promise Covenant, 2] The *Book of the Covenant* (Ex19:5-24:8 – the Answer to the Promise), 3] The New/re-New-ed Covenant (Jer.31:31-33/Lk.22:20/Heb.8:8-10 – the New/re-New-ed Answer to the Promise), 4] the Marriage of the Lamb (Rev.19:7) and a legitimate attachment to #5] being the ‘Oath’ (Yah’s promise vow at Gen.12/Heb.6:13).
So there are 5 Covenants, with 5 considerations – It just so happens that ‘5’ is the number of ‘Redemption’
A Covenant Confirming Meal is attached to all ‘Covenants of Promise’ – Your own marriage had a reception- Right? This is the first time that the Bride’s family and the Groom’s family, who just witnessed the Marriage Covenant Vows between their Son and Daughter will set together in a ‘common-meal’ in ‘common–union’ (AKA ‘communion’) confirming that same Marriage Covenant.
This is identical to the events of Ex.24:9-11 (Please Read). That means that your Bible based marriage is a Melchizedek Covenant within the Melchizedek Covenants. The Rabbi or Parson usually recites Genesis Creation accounts – these too are under the eternal Melchizedek Priesthood. This awareness should be included in all biblical Marriage proceedings.
Rev 3:20 in particular contains Covenant dedicated phrasing.
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (‘my voice’ Ex.19:5-6 / ‘sup’ Ex.24:9-11- *BotC*)
Exerts from my books ‘The Covenants of Promise’ & ‘Back to the Melchizedek Future’.