A covenant can be seen as an serious agreement. And in the case of the New Covenant, an unbreakable covenant. The covenant forms the foundation of dealing with citizens in God’s kingdom. As officials and official gifting, the person must be keenly aware of the agreement between God and his heavenly citizens. The covenant would be much like a constitution in that it governs all other dealings within the Kingdom. The prophetic ministry representing the voice of God, must be particularly versed in this agreement.
The reason this is so is simply because the covenant agreement reflects the highest and simplest definition of the will of God. What does God directly guarantee by promise? It is all contained within the covenant. How the gift conducts him or herself is usually connected very closely to their understanding of the agreement of God with his people.
In the New Covenant, the most important aspects are grace and mercy. These two define the entry and sustaining power inherent within the covenant. The New Covenant also entitles the partaker in the most glorious provisions God has secured and guaranteed for mankind. The covenant is also prophetically sealed with the most powerful blood that has ever and will ever seal any covenant. It is this that ensures us that there is no other power or authority that would be able to override the covenant. Where would we find another’s blood as that of Christ? And how would we convince ourselves, except through the gravest deception and error that another agreement or power could be able separate us from God’s love provision.
For the prophetic type it is therefore of the utmost importance to know the eternal covenant of God. The blood of the covenant and the power of God towards us who believe.
Misunderstanding the New Covenant or dealing with heaven’s citizens as if they were still bound by any other covenant could lead to grave misrepresentation of God. It is also unfortunately the biggest mistake made by prophetic types and is clearly seen in how the prophet regulates God’s people through law or rules instead of love. Other symptoms include:
Loving judgement more than loving people
Regulating the flock’s behaviour via fear
Blocking sinners from accessing God’s grace directly, instead prescribing all different kinds of activities and “status” or positions that needs to be done and attained before mercy and grace is accessible.