“...I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”
— Genesis 17:1-2
Are covenants relevant to us today? Oh yes! Does God change? No. Do his word and principles change? No. If God is and remains unchangeable and he is the author of the concept of covenants then know this, covenants are as relevant to us today as God himself is. It is through covenant that he established his promise of an eternal relationship with us.
my own life is a living testimony of the efficacy of covenants.
On the 19th of June 1991 while living in holland struggling to make a living for myself and my family, I had an encounter with God that changed and transformed my life. On that day, I entered into a covenant with God. The Lord said to me:
1. Bring people into my presence through prayer, praise and worship.
2. Preach salvation, healing and deliverance as well as messages of hope that are relevant to the needs of people.
3. Bring comfort to people and provide them with a place and an atmosphere of love, care, sharing and fellowship.
In return for my obedience, the Lord said, “If you respond to my call, I will bless you abundantly and change the destiny of your family.”
From that day onwards, I have strived to walk in this mandate and faithfully maintained my covenant relationship with God. In return I have seen the fulfilment of God’s promise in my life. The Lord has blessed me exceedingly, far above my expectations. This covenant with God has not only blessed me but has also blessed my many sons and daughters who have connected to it. When I consider my life, from whence I came, to where God has placed me now. I know of a truth that the Lord has been faithful.
What is blessing? In simple terms, it is a supernatural covering over you that ensures that you prosper in every area of your life. This promise is available to anyone who would walk in this special relationship with God.
Consider Isaac, a beneficiary of the covenant between God and Abraham.
In Genesis 26:12-13, the Bible records that the Lord blessed Isaac, and he “began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous” in spite of the famine that was raging in the land.
Blessing ensures that where others fail, you succeed.
Blessing is when you go out empty and return with two companies (Genesis 32: 10).
Blessing is when you are considered insignificant and relegated to the background, but God picks you up as he did David, a poor shepherd boy; and raised and moulded him into a king.
It is my desire that this book will open the eyes of your understanding to how God relates to us through covenants and the bountiful blessings that you and your generations will enjoy from it. God is looking for another Sam Korankye Ankrah to raise, mould and use. May you be the one.