YAH’S COVENANT CHILDREN
Note that YAH Almighty tests whereas Satan tempts!
Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only beloved long awaited son, Yitzchak/Isaac unto YAHUVEH GOD who had promised and fulfilled. Why?
Satan tempted him a number of occasions not to obey YAH but Abraham fought Satan back and won in YAHUVEH’S Name!
Abraham was willing to walk so far away from his home just to obey YAH wholeheartedly.
Abraham withheld YAH’S instruction to him from his beloved wife, Sarah.
ABBA YAHUVEH was willing to sacrifice HIS Only Beloved SON, YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH that mankind may be reconciled unto HIM! Why?
YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH had to take on the human form and live on the earth for some time in order to fulfil YAHUVEH’S Will!
YAHUSHUA says HE did not come to be served but to serve.
With what kind of heart do you give your TITHES and OFFERINGS unto YAH Almighty?
Additionally, where do you sow your seeds unto YAH Almighty?
How far are you willing to go for YAH Almighty?
How much are you willing to sacrifice for YAH’S sake?
The theme of covenants is sern throughout YAH’S WORD!
Covenant is one of the most important concepts and central themes found in the Holy Biblical Scriptures.
The Hebrew word for COVENANT is:
which appears 284 times in the Tanakh (Old Testament). (Strong’s)
This word implies:
- Treaty or Agreement
…………………………………………..between two parties and is likely derived from the Hebrew verb “BARAH,” which means “TO CUT.”
The following Holy Biblical Scriptures talk about Covenants (a.k.a Covenants with YAH Almighty):
John 3:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 For YAH so loved the world that HE gave HIS only begotten SON, that whoever believes in HIM should not perish but have everlasting life.17 For YAH did not send HIS Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through HIM might be saved.
1 Samuel 1 Names of God Bible (NOG)
1 There was a man named Elkanah from Ramathaim Zophim in the mountains of Ephraim. He was the son of Jeroham, grandson of Elihu, great-grandson of Tohu, whose father was Zuph from the tribe of Ephraim. 2 Elkanah had two wives, one named Hannah, the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had none. 3 Every year this man would go from his own city to worship and sacrifice to Yahweh Tsebaoth at Shiloh. Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, served there as priests of Yahweh.
4 Whenever Elkanah offered a sacrifice, he would give portions of it to his wife Peninnah and all her sons and daughters. 5 He would also give one portion to Hannah because he loved her, even though Yahweh had kept her from having children. 6 Because Yahweh had made her unable to have children, her rival Peninnah tormented her endlessly in order to make her miserable. 7 This happened year after year. Whenever Hannah went to Yahweh’s house, Peninnah would make her miserable, and Hannah would cry and not eat. 8 Her husband Elkanah would ask her, “Hannah, why are you crying? Why haven’t you eaten? Why are you so downhearted? Don’t I mean more to you than ten sons?”
9 One day, after Hannah had something to eat and drink in Shiloh, she got up. (The priest Eli was sitting on a chair by the door of Yahweh’s temple.) 10 Though she was resentful, she prayed to Yahweh while she cried. 11 She made this vow, “Yahweh Tsebaoth, if you will look at my misery, remember me, and give me a boy, then I will give him to you for as long as he lives. A razor will never be used on his head.” 12 While Hannah was praying a long time in front of Yahweh, Eli was watching her mouth. 13 She was praying silently. Her voice couldn’t be heard; only her lips were moving. Eli thought she was drunk.
14 “How long are you going to stay drunk?” Eli asked her. “Get rid of your wine.”
15 Hannah responded, “No sir. I’m not drunk. I’m depressed. I’m pouring out my heart to Yahweh. 16 Don’t take me to be a good-for-nothing woman. I was praying like this because I’ve been troubled and tormented.”
17 Eli replied, “Go in peace, and may the Elohim of Israel grant your request.”
18 “May you continue to be kind to me,” she said. Then the woman went her way and ate. She was no longer sad.[a]
19 Early in the morning Elkanah and his family got up and worshiped in front of Yahweh. Then they returned home to Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and Yahweh remembered her. 20 Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel [God Hears], because she said, “I asked Yahweh for him.”
21 To keep his vow, Elkanah and his entire household again went to offer the annual sacrifice to Yahweh. 22 But Hannah didn’t go. She told her husband, “I’ll wait until the boy is weaned. Then I’ll bring him and present him to Yahweh, and he’ll stay there permanently.”
23 “Do what you think is best,” her husband Elkanah told her. “Wait until you’ve weaned him. May Yahweh keep his word.” The woman stayed and nursed her son until she had weaned him.
24 As soon as she had weaned Samuel, she took him with her. She also brought a three-year-old bull,[b] half a bushel of flour, and a full wineskin. She brought him to Yahweh’s house at Shiloh while the boy was still a child.
25 Then the parents butchered the bull and brought the child to Eli. 26 “Sir,” Hannah said, “as sure as you live, I’m the woman who stood here next to you and prayed to Yahweh. 27 I prayed for this child, and Yahweh granted my request. 28 In return, I am giving him to Yahweh. He will be dedicated to Yahweh for his whole life.”
And they worshiped Yahweh there.
This Teaching is inspired by the TORAH Portion, “LECHA LECHA.”
ABBA YAHUVEH sacrificed HIS Only Begotten SON, YAHUSHUA for mankind’s Redemption, Avraham/Abraham nearly sacrificed his only beloved son, Yitzchak/Isaac.
The Binding of Yitzchak recorded in Beresheith/Genesis 22 is there to remind us first and foremost that everything in this world belongs to YAH Almighty!
We are required by YAH Almighty to always give back what HE blesses us with.
One way to do this is by tithing.
Another way is given in 1 Samuel 1.
There are many other ways.
Chanah/Hannah gave back Sh’mu’el/Samuel to YAH Almighty when he turned 3 years old. Sh’mu’el became a great Navi/Prophet in the Land of Israel. As a result of being faithful to the covenant she made with YAH in her time of trouble (barrenness), YAH blessed her with 5 more children after Sh’mu’el. Sh’mu’el was certainly a Covenant Child of YAH.
Shimshon/Samson (meaning “man of the sun”) was also a Covenant Child of YAH! Sadly, he messed up by marrying the wrong woman. He did not stand up to his parents when he found the right woman and they rejected her.
Yahuchanan/John the Immerser/Bapstist was a Covenant Child of YAH Almighty! His life was totally dedicated unto YAH and HIS service! Satan was after him (in a bad way) as a result. Through Herod’s daughter, Yahuchanan’s life was taken by beheading.
Myriam/Miriam (a.k.a Mary) the early mother the YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH (a.k.a JESUS CHRIST, YESHUA) was a Covenant Child of YAH! She was conceived and born as prophesied by YAH Almighty through HIS Holy Angel Gabriel. At age 3, she was dedicated unto YAH as promised by leaving her at the Temple (Second Temple) where she was raised until age 12 and after her Bat Mitzvah, she was betrothed to Joseph, the Builder/Carpenter just as directed and Willed by YAH Almighty.
YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH came into this world through Myriam as a Covenant Child of YAH Almighty! Myriam and Joseph gave HIM back to YAH Almighty after HIS Bar Mitzvah (age 13). HE fulfilled HIS mission (a.k.a YSH’S vision) on earth as planned by YAH!
Yitzchak/Isaac was a Covenant Child of YAH Almighty given to Avraham and Sarah. When he turned a certain age, YAHUVEH asked Avraham to give him back to YAH. Avraham was obedient. As a result, YAH blessed Avraham the more as Avraham was so selfless in his ways before YAH. Avraham ended up having several other children.
YAHUVEH miraculously provided a ram/lamb to Avraham to sacrifice in the place of Yitzchak. Avraham as a result named the place:
The Place of Vision/The Place where one sees.
……………………..It also means
YAHUVEH provides (all my needs according to HIS riches in Glory).
Are you willing to sacrifice/surrender your children to YAH?
When you do SO selflessly, YAH takes care of them for life!
You surrender/sacrifice them by sowing GODLY seeds in them from the time of their conception and onwards. You also do it in prayer unto ABBA YAHUVEH GOD who will guide you on how to do it HIS way.
You can not protect your children all the time! You can’t put them in a safety net. You have to let them go and let them explore so when they are in your care from infancy, that is the best time to equip them on how to get through life in accordance with YAH’S Will!
Romans 12 New King James Version (NKJV)
Living Sacrifices to God
12 I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which isyour [b]reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Serve God with Spiritual Gifts
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Behave Like a Christian/Follower of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient[c] in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given[d] to hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have[e] regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
I thought I should share the following as it seems to be the best movie to depict what a COVENANT CHILD is all about: